India in England 2014 August 18, 2014

Hard to gauge how good England were

India have performed so lamentably since their victory at Lord's that it is hard to gauge the scale of England's improvement, writes Vic Marks in the Guardian

India have performed so lamentably since their victory at Lord's that it is hard to gauge the scale of England's improvement, writes Vic Marks in the Guardian.

So here was a swift and jubilant end to a strange summer of Test cricket in which the post-Ashes angst was suddenly swept away by three massive victories. As well as joy this brings puzzlement - not just about the true worth of this new England team. In the brave new world of the Big Three India were one of the parties expected to maintain and enhance the status of Test cricket. With performances like these their players are doing the opposite.

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