A first Test of unlikely batting records fizzled out into a draw. Earlier India amassed 457 on the second day of the opening Test against England at TrentBridge. The tourists' huge total was made possible by a last-wicket stand of 111 runs from 38.1 overs between Mohammad Shami (51 not out) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (58), after being reduced to 346 for 9 at one stage. Both registered their maiden Test fifties en route to a century partnership, which incidentally is India's second highest stand ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
What works elsewhere need not hold good for India, but it is true that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would not have survived as Test captain in a non-Indian cricketing set up. As much as it was realistic to expect Krishnamachari Srikkanth's 2011-12 ...Mid Day, 1 week ago
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