England fought back credibly well in their second innings at Motera, Ahmedabad thanks to their skipper Alastair Cook and wicket-keeper Matt Prior. But, while the comeback allowed them to avoid the ignominy of an innings loss...
Last summer India surrendered their number one test ranking when they were decimated 4-0 by a rampant England. And while the team underperformed in almost every department of the game, it was evident that in order to rise to that level once again they needed to nurture a more formidable bowling attack.
There were no excuses for the Indian batsmen at the Adelaide Oval on a pitch that was going to be a batsman’s paradise. It was the best of batting conditions, one could find in Australia, especially for teams from the sub-continent.
India surrendered the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the WACA Ground in Perth losing the Third Test inside the three days to suffer an innings and 37-run defeat! The batting once again failed to come good for the visitors as they got bundled out below 200 in both the innings.