Diary of a cricket obsessive
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Saturday 05 January 2013
1. Tim Bresnan
Thursday 13 December 2012
The Indian Angle: Replacing legends is going to be much tougher than had been anticipated
Sunday 09 December 2012
England 523 & 41-3 beat India 316 and 247 by seven wickets
Saturday 08 December 2012
England inflicted a telling collapse on India to put themselves on the verge of victory, and an unassailable 2-1 series lead, after day four of the third Test at Eden Gardens.
Monday 03 December 2012
Two batsmen, one place and a dilemma for the selectors. Whatever the conclusion it may be based more on desperate hope than dire experience.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Series level at 1-1
Wednesday 21 November 2012
Finn may have to return home due to thigh injury
Sunday 18 November 2012
He stood proud and defiant and glorious. Alastair Cook, the new captain of England, repelled India in the first Test for hour after hour, over after over, ball after ball. As each of those in turn was ticked off, the task he was embarked in Ahmedabad on left the land of make-believe for the country of the merely fanciful.
Friday 09 November 2012
England encountered more reminders of the perils of an India tour as they laboured for their wickets against Haryana.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Opener books England berth for India clash and Pietersen refuses to comment after his fireworks
Monday 05 November 2012
England 345-9dec & 149-2 Mumbai A 286
Monday 05 November 2012
Nick Compton inched back ahead of Joe Root, with an ultra-patient maiden 50 for England, in the battle to become Alastair Cook's next Test match opening partner.
Saturday 03 November 2012
Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan proved all is well with England's back-up middle order - but the tourists are still none the wiser about the identity of Alastair Cook's new Test opening partner.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Kevin Pietersen provided the brief panache, and Alastair Cook the necessary substance, in their opening gambits on England's tour of India.
Tuesday 30 October 2012
Steven Finn gave England significant cause for concern as he limped out of the attack with a thigh injury on an awkward first day of their India tour.
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