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Showing news for Tour Match: Essex v West Indians at Chelmsford, Apr 25-27, 2009
Essex v West Indians, Chelmsford, 3rd day
Apr 27, 2009: With just nine days until the first Test against England, John Dyson, the West Indies coach, has rued his side's poor performance after their match against Essex was washed out due to rain. Essex closed the second day on 175 for 3, leading by 292, but not
Essex v West Indians, Chelmsford, 2nd day
Apr 26, 2009: Essex bowled West Indians out for 146 and closed the second day of the tour match at Chelmsford 292 runs in front with seven second-innings wickets in hand.
Essex v West Indians, Chelmsford, 1st day
Apr 25, 2009: Alastair Cook made his return from a finger injury against the West Indians, at Chelmsford, but looked far from comfortable as he made 46 while Essex were bowled out for 263 on the opening day
A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement
After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England
Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests