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Swann lauds Cook and Pietersen

Swann lauds Cook and Pietersen

Graeme Swann paid tribute to Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen after their outstanding partnership left England in an excellent position against India.

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Cook and Pietersen prosper

Cook and Pietersen prosper

Rob Barnett

Unbeaten fifties from Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen saw England bear down on India’s 327 all out on the second day at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. The third-wicket duo added 110 to a total of 178 at stumps.

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Panesar plays down fine display

Panesar plays down fine display

Monty Panesar reflected modestly on his excellent opening-day performance for England in the second Test at Mumbai. The recalled left-arm spinner led the tourists' attack with 4-91 from 34 overs.

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Persistent Pujara remains in England’s path

Persistent Pujara remains in England’s path

Rob Barnett

Cheteshwar Pujara continued to defy England in this series with a resolute unbeaten hundred that steered India out of choppy waters at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium on day one of the second Test.

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Cook lays down the gauntlet

Cook lays down the gauntlet

Alastair Cook has challenged England’s players to show their class in the sub-continent, beginning in the second Test at Mumbai.

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Finn to stay with England

Finn to stay with England

Steven Finn is to remain part of England’s Test tour of India after having scans on his injured thigh. He hopes to be able to test his recovery in a three-day match for the England Performance Programme in Mumbai.

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Willis et al provide England benchmark

Willis et al provide England benchmark

Matthew Sherry

Bob Willis speaks to ecb.co.uk about being part of an England side that pulled off an outstanding 3-1 Test series victory in India more than 30 years ago.

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Trott targets immediate response

Trott targets immediate response

Jonathan Trott is impatient to get back in the middle and help right the wrongs of England’s first-Test defeat against India.

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Finn out of second Test

Finn out of second Test

Steven Finn has been ruled out of England’s second Test against India in Mumbai by a thigh injury, team director Andy Flower has revealed.

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Cook calls for improved start

Cook calls for improved start

Chris Devine

Alastair Cook is aware England need to make more first-innings runs in Mumbai after losing the series opener with India. "We know how crucial they are on the sub-continent," the captain explained.

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