The under-fire captain played an innings of maturity and patience
On the one hand, there are three senior batsmen – one of them senior to anyone else in the cricket world – but none of them is anywhere near the kind of form that made them heroes to Indian fans.
The Indian Angle: Replacing legends is going to be much tougher than had been anticipated
England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn are both to return home early from the tour of India because of their respective injuries.
Captain hails fruits of hard work and claims England are performing 'close to our potential'
India make three changes for final Test but captain and Tendulkar keep places despite growing criticism
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.
The Indian Angle
Angry protestors hurled stones and clashed with police outside the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium today in the runup to Wednesday's India-Pakistan Cricket World Cup semi-final.
Men say their rights are violated by a law that protects brides.
England had terrible trouble beating the Netherlands in their first Group B game but West Indies yesterday smashed the Dutch by 215 runs in Delhi, with Kemar Roach taking the first hat-trick of this World Cup in a six-wicket haul.
Half-centuries from Shane Watson and Brad Haddin powered Australia to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in their World Cup Group A encounter in Nagpur today.
The last time Paul Collingwood played against Holland, he was the England captain and the Dutch pulled off one of the more remarkable victories in limited-overs history. But while that four-wicket defeat by Holland in the opening match of England's World Twenty20 campaign in 2009 remains a recurring nightmare, the Durham all-rounder is confident that both he and the team are peaking just in time for the official start of their 50-over campaign against the Dutch in Nagpur on Tuesday.
We prepared for damp English conditions in the 45-degree heat of Lahore, ditched our opener on the eve of the event and got into a contract dispute with the ECB. It was a total shambles, remembers Angus Fraser
Ignore these ODIs and remember the Ashes. Now final hurdle for Strauss's men is to win World Cup
And still they keep falling like the flies that beset Australia. Another England Ashes hero flew home yesterday and will miss the rest of the one-day series here in a desperate attempt to ensure fitness for the World Cup.