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Sachin Tendulkar is bowled by Shaun Udal

Shot stories

Bowled, Shaun

In Mumbai in 2005-06, a nondescript offspinner gets the wicket of his life, and a historic Test win for England

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England in India, 2005-06

Ring of Fire

Freddie Flintoff loves his music and he loves singing

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England in India, 2005-06

Sachin puts his hand up

Duncan Fletcher’s public utterances are few and far between and rarely memorable

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England in India, 2005-06

Call the Engineer

After the hoo-ha about the booing of Sachin Tendulkar, the Wankhede crowd again came under scrutiny yesterday.

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England in India, 2005-06

Naming ceremony

Cricketers are not known for their attention to detail

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England in India, 2005-06

Slaying the Beast

If you’re a bat geek (that’s as in willow rather than Bruce Wayne) you might know that Kookaburra’s bat the ‘Beast’ was recently deemed illegal by MCC, the arbiter of cricket’s Laws, because it had a graphite strip down the back of the blade.

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England in India, 2005-06

Better Fred than read

Virgin Atlantic do their best to alleviate the fidgety tedium of a long-haul flight with some half-decent movies, some re-heated but generally top-notch comedy and a bunch of music channels to suit most tastes.

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England in India, 2005-06

Happy Holi

So goodbye India

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England in India, 2005-06

Kit off is not on

The front page of today’s local section in the Hindustan Times shows a sneering blonde English ladette giving the cameraman the bird.