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India v England, 2016-17

Apr 4, 2017: Wisden's review of the first Test, India v England, 2016-17

Scyld Berry

How India learnt to stop worrying and (sort of) love the DRS

Nov 15, 2016: A long-time opponent of the review system, the BCCI has come around to a partial acceptance of it following tests of its efficacy

Sharda Ugra

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot

Too much grass, says Kohli; perfect pitch, says Shah

Nov 14, 2016: While Virat Kohli said the liberal amount of grass on the Rajkot track was a factor in India's lack of dominance in the Test, SCA secretary Niranjan Shah called it a pitch fit for five days of Test cricket

Nagraj Gollapudi

England in India 2016-17

Anderson's sacrificial spirit is a credit to the competitor

Nov 14, 2016: James Anderson's determination to battle back from injury and return to a country where he played a defining role in the 2012-13 triumph is both admirable, and typical

George Dobell in Delhi

England in India 2016-17

How effective are India's bowlers on batting pitches?

Nov 14, 2016: On a dissimilar surface to the ones they've encountered in recent home Tests, India's bowlers lacked consistency and failed to adapt, raising questions about their overall efficiency

Alagappan Muthu

England in India 2016-17

Bayliss hails Rajkot Test as England's best performance in his tenure

Nov 14, 2016: England coach Trevor Bayliss believes that if his team can maintain the level of intensity in their performances they will have a chance of winning the ongoing Test series against India

George Dobell in Delhi

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

India learn the value of the dead bat

Nov 14, 2016: Given the choice, India prefer to be aggressive and take their chances with a fourth-innings target. In Rajkot, however, led by Virat Kohli's excellent balance, they acquainted themselves with the art of batting for time

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

Cook shines on final day with 30th Test ton

Nov 13, 2016: A sublime 243-ball 130 from Alastair Cook - his 30th Test ton - helped England claim a moral victory by drawing the first Test against India in Rajkot on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

England lay down a marker for competitive series

Nov 13, 2016: They may have fallen just short of victory, but England can leave Rajkot hugely encouraged by their performance

George Dobell in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

Learnt valuable lesson in how to draw a Test, says Kohli

Nov 13, 2016: With just two defeats in 18 Tests under Virat Kohli's leadership, India have rarely been faced with the challenge of saving a game, especially not on home soil. In the circumstances, the captain felt they had adapted well and learnt new skills

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

Haseeb takes the backward and forward approach

Nov 13, 2016: From Haseeb's spin tactics to Cook's captaincy, Aakash Chopra examines the technical talking points from day five in Rajkot

Aakash Chopra

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

How England's spinners outbowled India's

Nov 13, 2016: The stats and milestones from the final day's play in the first Test between India and England at Rajkot

Bharath Seervi

England in India 2016-17

ECB extends Saqlain coaching spell

Nov 13, 2016: England's spinners will have the services of Saqlain Mushtaq to call up until after the third Test in Mohali after his contract was extended

George Dobell in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

England end four short of unlikely win

Nov 13, 2016: On a day that Alastair Cook scored his fifth Test century in India, the most by a visiting batsman, he came desperately close to registering an unlikely Test win, but was defied by his opposite number Virat Kohli

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

Hameed puts England in command with impressive 70

Nov 12, 2016: England's debutant opener, Haseeb Hameed, hit five fours and a six in his unbeaten 116-ball 62 that gave the tourists a comfortable 163-run lead against India on the fourth day of the first Test being played in Rajkot on Saturday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

Ashwin the allrounder stands in for Ashwin the bowler

Nov 12, 2016: By making up for his lack of wickets with a classy half-century, India's lead spinner may have hauled his side towards safety on a Rajkot deck that hasn't yet sprung to life

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

Composed Hameed signals England's long search may be over

Nov 12, 2016: Haseeb Hameed's impressive Test debut has fired England's optimism that this time they have found an opener to be reckoned with

George Dobell in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

The shine on show, and the sixth-bowler advantage

Nov 12, 2016: From Ashwin's technique against spin to the drawback of Rashid's run-up, Aakash Chopra examines the technical talking points from day four in Rajkot

Aakash Chopra

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

India concede lead at home after four years

Nov 12, 2016:

Bharath Seervi

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 4th day

England give themselves outside chance to win

Nov 12, 2016: The fourth day of the Rajkot Test ended as it began: with England needing some magic to give them a chance to win the Test

The Report by Sidharth Monga
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