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Sachin Tendulkar

This India team don't feel at home even at home

When a team fold without a fight, there is a tendency to criticise the batsmen rather than give the bowlers their due. India lacked heart, and that must have been galling for the 30,000-strong crowd at the Eden Gardens; but a last-wicket stand – characterised as the triumph of hope over probability – kept them entertained.

Pressure builds on Sachin Tendulkar to quit India

India's selectors responded to widespread derision of their team yesterday by declining to make changes. All members of the side that lost the second Test to England by 10 wickets have been retained for the third, which starts in Kolkata next Wednesday.

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