(Note to readers: 'The Enemy Camp' will be the tongue-in-cheek name for Yahoo! Cricket's coverage of the English press during India's tour of England.)
Unbeaten Alastair Cook (182) added to India's misery as England batsmen piled 456 for three on the second day of the third Test against poor/listless/weary-looking India at Edgbaston. Cook, with his 19th century, moved ahead of David Gower, Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen in the list of Test centurions. With three more days to go, England are in complete control of the third Test and a win here will not only give them an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the four-Test series but will also replace India as No.1 team.
Vic Marks of The Guardian sums it up with 'Nowadays a Cook century is never a surprise.'
But there are signs of evolution in Cook's batting. Increasingly he cracks the ball through extra-cover, hitherto a bit of a no-go area. Off the back foot he hits in that direction with surprising power and a vertical bat. Moreover the coverRead More »from The Enemy Camp: Of India’s agony and a relieved Cook