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England in India Series

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  1. tariqkhan18

    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    New Delhi: By ending their 10 match win less streak against England in the first one-dayer at Hyderabad, Team India once again exhibited their invincibility at home, to the dismay of the opposition. The depleted Team India side which is without the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan will go head to head in the second encounter at Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi hoping to take a 2-0 lead in the five match series.
    India won the first match on a slow wicket thanks to some brilliant batting by skipper MS Dhoni who led from front and Suresh Raina. Dhoni scored a match-wining knock of 87 off just 70 deliveries as the hosts piled on an imposing total of 300/7 in their quota of fifty overs. Another bright spot in Indian team is the rise of Ravindra Jadeja who has improved devastatingly since the 2009 T20 World Cup. The left-hander scored a fighting 27 and took three important wickets and would once again be the one to look out for on the slow Kotla wicket.

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    Delhi lads Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, also got off to a decent start and the duo could be a real handful for the English if they keep on going their merry way. The two have enough experience in to enthrall their home crowd if they find their feet in the middle. Gambhir and Kohli have been in great form in the Champions League T20 and will be hoping to set off some Diwali fireworks for all the fans worldwide. The team management will surely be going with Parthiv Patel and young Ajinkya Rahane who failed to make their mark in the first ODI, but possess enough quality in them to make a comeback. The Indian batting order looks formidable, and it will be a near impossible task for the England bowlers to dominate them in their own backyard.
    The Indian spin bowling was brilliant in the first ODI, R Ashwin once again proved that he is the best man for the job after Harbhajan Singh. He along with Jadeja spun a web around the batsmen and forced them to into errors which cost the English team dearly. The Delhi pitch will offer the same assistance to the spinners and the duo will once again hold the key on sluggish Kotla turf. Pacers, Praveen Kumar and Umesh Yadav were right on the money and took three wickets between them and bulit the pressure early on in the innings. With the talented Varun Aaron and Rahul Sharma waiting in the wings, competition for places will be the order of the day, but the team's think tank is likely to go with the winning combination for the second ODI.
    On the other hand England's bowling and batting was dismal in the first ODI. Apart from Grame Swann, the English bowlers were easily tackled by the strong Indian batting. Bresnan and co. were toothless in the death overs and were unable to make most of the early wickets. It was the same story in the batting department for England, as they were bundled out for just 174 inside fifty overs.
    Craig Keiswetter, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen failed to make any impact for the visitors. Skipper, Alaistair Cook was the only key contributor with a well made fifty but he also eventually perished trying to up the ante. The visitors will need something special from KP and Cook if they are to seriously pose a challenge for India in the second ODI. The English batsmen will have to pull up their socks if they want to take the fight to the opposition, or else the five match series might fizzle out into a one sided affair in favour of the hosts.

    India aim for another stellar performance: Cricketnext
     
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  2. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    5-0... now that's a real whitewash!
     
  3. lucifer

    lucifer Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    India lost 8-0 in england.... goes onto show both teams are pathetic.... ghar ke kutte gali mein bhi sher hote hain!!
    these teams should be sent to USN to learn about power projection away from their mainland!
     
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    tariqkhan18 Major Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    England bowling attack is useless is on flat pitches, and England simply cannot play our reverse swing and spin. :2GUNS:
     
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    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    india lost cause of huge number of injuries! england were in full form! plus this is the only test series that india lost is a long long time!
     
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    lucifer Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    you serious? England had flat pithces, and our bowlers were useless there... england is most lethal on flat bouncy tracks..
    and what reverse swing you talking about? India has never had any capable bowlers in that dept.

    anyways we lost yesterday in the T-20, so I guess that would mean England is better than India since we won nothing when were there, not even the T20!
     
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    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    I stopped watching cricket the day i learned that all the owners of the BCCI are politicians

    that was about 8 years from now :happy:
     
  8. Hashu

    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    u have to look at the whole picture!! india was underprepared and that's y we lost! england came is full strength and they still lost!!
     
  9. lucifer

    lucifer Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    India are current world champions and were No.2 test side... are they supposed to be under prepared ? they were pathetic and no excuse can cover that up. England also lost here except for winning the T20 something our players couldn't do, thats why I said both the teams, India & England are pathetic, can only win on their home soil on conditions they are comfortable with.
     
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    No it was a brownwash.:BVICTORY:
     
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    Hashu Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    that was a managment failure! can't call a team patheitc over one series! darm we indians are soo emotional! :/
     
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