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Eng v Ind, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Dhoni's control test

Aug 17, 2014: 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

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

India collapse, Dhoni bats

Aug 15, 2014: MS Dhoni may not be a member of the gentleman's batting club but that doesn't mean he can't be effective

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Happy new era

Aug 9, 2014: England's new players enjoyed the celebrations the most in front of delighted - and drunk - crowd

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day

Pankaj Singh, Test wicket-taker

Aug 9, 2014: After 26 spells, 69 overs, and 415 deliveries, Pankaj Singh took the wicket that was cheered by cricket fans regardless of their affiliation

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

James Anderson - not finished yet

Jul 31, 2014: Not since the first Test of last summer's Ashes has James Anderson been as effective for England. With the possibility of suspension hanging over him, he restated his value

Jarrod Kimber

England v India, third Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

The woeful world of Pankaj Singh

Jul 30, 2014: Pankaj Singh greeted his most expensive analysis in Test history with the words 'That is cricket'. It was admirable acceptance from an impressive man of a record he did not deserve

Jarrod Kimber at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Ugly runs but still they swoon

Jul 27, 2014: Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing

Jarrod Kimber at the Ageas Bowl

A hole in England's bucket

Jul 24, 2014: What's wrong with their cricket? Well, what isn't?

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Together they fall

Jul 23, 2014: England rose to No. 1 in the rankings with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

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England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

Jul 12, 2014: There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

Jarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

England's comedy of errors

Jun 23, 2014: It was not hard to spot England's mistakes on a day when they even ran out of stupid ideas

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pradeep makes his stand

Jun 16, 2014: Sri Lanka were left relying on the unlikeliest of heroes as a dramatic last hour drew to its conclusion

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's brothers in arms

Jun 14, 2014: The hug Kumar Sangakkara received from Mahela Jayawardene after completing a century at Lord's was just another chapter in their bromance

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

More bust than boom

Feb 12, 2014: Proper cricket fans would have enjoyed Shaun Marsh's doggedness and Steven Smith's strokeplay - pity there were too few in the ground

Jarrod Kimber in Centurion

Tell the administrators you're watching them

Jan 18, 2014: International cricket's top three seem to be planning a hostile takeover of the game. Do you want to stop them?

Jarrod Kimber

The Ashes 2013-14

England's road to hell

Jan 5, 2014: At the end, as their coach vowed to get more intense and controlling, England's players drifted round the SCG like broken machines

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Where it all didn't go wrong for Australia

Dec 29, 2013: So much has clicked for Michael Clarke and his players, even on the occasions when things briefly looked like they might go right for England instead

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG
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News | Features Last 7 days

How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable?

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

Role model Moeen setting high standard

His rapid improvement with the ball has been integral to England coming from behind to lead the series - but that is just one area where Moeen Ali continues to impress

Time to liberate MS Dhoni

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

Dhoni's control test

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

Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket?

His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

News | Features Last 7 days

    How bad must a defeat be to be unacceptable? (133)

    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

    Time to liberate MS Dhoni (112)

    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

    Should Dhoni focus on one-day cricket? (78)

    His decisions in the England series have seemed to confirm that he does not care too much for the Test game. Maybe he should be concentrating on the World Cup

    Dhoni's control test (74)

    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

    One-day barrier to Indian Test progress (56)

    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