(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.)
Alastair Cook missed out on a well-deserved triple century by six runs, but his marathon knock saw England declare their first innings at Edgbaston on 710 for 7 declared; with which Andrew Strauss’ team has taken one step closer to usurping India from their ranking as the No. 1 Test team.
Scyld Berry pays tribute to Cook’s effort in this well-written article in The Daily Telegraph. And, writing in the same paper, Simon Hughes feels with his second Test century, Eoin Morgan has closed the debate on who should be England’s No. 6 batsman.
A telling indictment of how Sehwag’s king pair sums up India’s tour of England so far in this article. Vic Marks compares India’s woes to in the series to the ones usually suffered by lesser county cricket teams.
David Lloyd writing in The Independent says the tine has come for Graeme Swann to come to the party. Former England captain Nasser Hussain on how Morgan has proved he deserves to be a part of the hosts’ playing XI in Tests.
Other interesting reads:
James Lawton is all praise for Cook’s amazing knock.
Sourav Ganguly makes a case for India.
Lawrence Booth on India owing to England despite the hosts being on the verge of being the new No. 1 Test team.
John Etheridge looks at the records broken by Cook during his knock of 294.
Martin Samuel has a dig at Australian legend Shane Warne.
Daily Mirror’s Dean Wilson on Cook grounding India into submission.
Jonathan Agnew takes a dig at the umpires’ decision to get the players off the ground because of ‘bad light’.