Many questions were raised over the captain, Mr. Cool, master batsman Sachin Tendulkar, and on the ability of the world champions. India has lost the second test match against the English. England had a great come back match after a 9 wicket lose in the 1st match. Indian batsmen have completely failed to show their best against the spin bowlers of England.
10wicket win against India in its own den, is not an easy task for any team in the world. Indian spinner’s very ordinary work on the turning track let the England batsmen to go after them and score some easy runs. Indian batsmen who were considered as the better players of spin did not even manage to post a 100 run target on the board, both Penesar and Swann used up the pitch well were as our legend spinners namely Harbajan, Ojha, Aswin failed to do it. Ojha tried it to an extent but brilliant batting from cook and KP did all the work for England.
At the presentation, Dhoni said,” Definitely outplayed. Monty bowled really well. All get turn, but the pace he bowled at made sure that the batsmen were on the front foot. To some extent, yes I am disappointed with our spinners. We let England bat on the back foot. We could have brought them forward,” desoppointed Indian captain added that “When two best sides are playing, series are close. It will be a test of character in the two coming games,”
The winning captain of today, cook said. “When two best sides are playing, series are close. It will be a test of character in the two coming games,” He praised the contribution made by Kevin and Penesar.
Man of the match was given to KP, for his brilliant innings of 186, that too in a sharp turning sub-continent track. He said, “Panesar and Swann were outstanding. Cooky didn't talk about himself, but he was outstanding. What a difference a week makes. The way boys have come back is great. Cricket wise, it is not bad now. Thanks to the guys in the dressing room and the management. Every day you put on an England jersey, it is special. Thanks to the supporters who have travelled, and also the Indian support. They have been great too,"
The 4 match series was now equally poised at 1-1, with its next match to be played at Kolkata on 5th December.
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