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England thump India by 7 wickets to lead 2-1

England scored a convincing 7 wicket victory over India in the third test match at Eden Gardens to lead the series 2 – 1. This is a remarkable achievement as very few teams have managed to win 2 tests on the trot while touring India. The total batting collapse from India ensured that England only needed to chase a modest 41 runs to take the unassailable lead.

Alastair Cook

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Rise of the new turbanator: England Level series in mumbai

Wankhade stadium in Mumbai has always been a happy hunting ground for the Indian cricket team, but not this time. It turned out to be a nightmare for the men in blue, led by captain cool M.S. Dhoni.

The Indian team was beaten fair and square by the visiting English team in their very own back yard. But the most humiliating aspect of this test lies in the fact that the track for the play was a tailor made ‘rank turner’ as desired by the Indian captain.

India never looked a team and not even resembled a bunch of professionals on the field. England was deservingly winners by 10 wickets, beating them hands down in every department of the game.

Oops we did it again!
Oops we did it again!mumbai test 2012; India vs. England

Surprises in the Indian squad for the England Test series

Choosing the squad for a home test series is perhaps the most challenging job for the Indian selectors. But when the wise men of Indian cricket declared the team for the first two test matches, a few eyebrows were raised. The selection of Yuvraj Singh was pretty much expected as he performed brilliantly against England for India A. His double hundred in the Duleep Trophy was difficult to ignore also. Ajinkya Rahane too deserved a place as he is the most talented batsman around but hardly gets a chance at the top level to prove his mettle. Playing him in the Ranji Trophy is a total waste so his selection for the test team was on the expected lines.

M.S Dhoni

The Indian skipper during the selection process.

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