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Dhoni praises India persistence

Dhoni praises India persistence

Mahendra Singh Dhoni congratulated his India team for their application in ending England’s defiant second innings en route to a nine-wicket win in the first Test at Ahmedabad.

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India overcome stubborn England

India overcome stubborn England

Chris Devine

India completed a nine-wicket win in the first Test at Ahmedabad after England’s second-innings defiance was eventually brought to an end.

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Gooch lauds protégé Cook's best

Gooch lauds protégé Cook's best

Graham Gooch believes Alastair Cook’s superb unbeaten 168 is as good an innings as he has ever seen from England's new skipper.

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Cook and Prior keep England alive

Cook and Prior keep England alive

Chris Devine

A sensational unbroken partnership of 141 between record-breaking skipper Alastair Cook and Matt Prior gave England hope of denying India victory in the first Test at Ahmedabad. The tourists ended day four 10 ahead on 340 for five.

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Prior uplifted by opening riposte

Prior uplifted by opening riposte

Matt Prior has taken heart from the way Alastair Cook and Nick Compton fought back from India earning a 330-run advantage in the opening Test.

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Cook and Compton respond to Ojha

Cook and Compton respond to Ojha

Chris Devine

Alastair Cook and Nick Compton provided England with belated hope in Ahmedabad, sharing an unbroken century stand after Pragyan Ojha’s five-wicket haul had helped India secure a mammoth first-innings lead of 330.

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Patel predicts battling batting

Patel predicts battling batting

Samit Patel has no doubt that England can bat their way back into the first Test with India at Ahmedabad. “We’ve got two world-class batsmen at the crease, Belly still to come, myself and Matty P - a lot of batting,” he said.

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Pujara purrs over double-ton

Pujara purrs over double-ton

Rob Barnett

Cheteshwar Pujara’s maiden Test double-century meant twice as much to him given he came close to that milestone less than three months ago.

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England in a spin after Pujara masterclass

England in a spin after Pujara masterclass

Chris Devine

England faced an uphill battle to avoid defeat in the first Test at Ahmedabad after India’s spinners built on Cheteshwar Pujara’s wonderful double-hundred with three late wickets on day two.

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Was Stewart taking the Micky?

Was Stewart taking the Micky?

Graham Gooch had just hit a career-best 333, but that did not stop England manager Micky Stewart from questioning why his captain did not go for Sir Garry Sobers’ then Test record 365 not out.

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