Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Thu 22 Feb 2024 Losses in Australia, England seem to have affected Dhoni adversely Of late, Indian captain M S Dhoni’s post match comments have become rather entertaining but far from enlightening. Motera Test: 1st innings collapse did irreparable damage to England 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... India work hard to complete a 9-wkt win; Cook's marathon knock in vain India eased to a 9-wicket win in the Ahmedabad Test taking less than an hour after Lunch to wrap up their run chase of 77! The hosts took only 15.3 overs to get to the target.. Alastair Cook heading towards greatness When Alastair Cook entered the Test scene in 2006, he started with a bang, scoring a fifty and a hundred on debut. It was a wonderful start, yet not many believed the left-hander had it in him to progress too far since he was seen as nothing more than a nudge and push player. Cook, Prior carry England's fightback to Day 5 A superb unbroken partnership between Skipper Alastair Cook and Matt Prior defied India all through the post tea session to take the Ahmedabad Test into the final day. England needs new mindset against spin England’s woeful first innings batting performance brings to the surface, once again, their seemingly insurmountable ineptitude against good spin bowling. England fightback strongly following on England pulled off a tremendous fightback in the final session of Day 3 with its opening batsmen putting on an unbroken century stand. Batting out 38 overs in the final session safely, Skipper Alastair Cook led the way with an unbeaten 74 (from 124 balls with 13 fours). Cheteshwar Pujara doesn’t like to throw his wicket away not even after scoring 200 India’s new batting star in Test Cricket Cheteshwar Pujara says that he loves batting at no.3 as it gives him the challenge to face the new ball.