Ankit Bawne’s patient 91 enabled India A to recover

Bengaluru: Ankit Bawne’s patient 91 enabled India A to recover from a middle-order collapse before taking a slender first innings lead against Australia A on the second day of the opening ‘Test’.

Courtesy Bawne’s 91 off 159 balls, India A recovered from a precarious 127 for 5 to reach a respectable 274 in reply to Australia’s first innings score of 243.

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Alastair Cook will walk away as one of the true

A couple of days before the Test series against India, the England players were put through the gruelling yo-yo test. At the end of the 15-20 minute examination, Alastair Cook dropped to his knees, bent over gasping for air. At the age of 33, he is oldest in the squad, but when the yo-yo test results came, he emerged with the most flattering results. According to England players, Cook has never been beaten — a facet which rubs off in his batting, accordingly to Strength and Condition Coach Phil read more

While the Indian top-order struggled

On Sunday evening, Joe Root sat with a big, satisfied smile on his face. A 3-1 series’ win over the world’s number one Test side was the reason. It didn’t matter that he had scored only 194 runs in four Tests, less than half of his rival.

Even so, Virat Kohli didn’t have a glum face either. Yes, his side lost a close, fighting series, but he had done his bit with 544 runs in eight innings. This was on the other Indian batsmen, and their failure to support both Kohli and a bowling line-up read more