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    Kevin Pietersen (R) celebrates his century with Ian Bell.

    Kevin Pietersen (R) celebrates his century with Ian Bell.

    11:31 pm - Unbeaten Ian Bell (181*) and Kevin Pietersen (175) led England into a commanding position against India on the second day of the fourth Test at Kennington Oval. Their record stand of 350 runs rounded off a good day for England, already 3-0 up, as they pursued a whitewash in the four-match series. At stumps, England were 457 for three as mediocre India continue to labour on a flat wicket. As for Indian bowlers (by bowlers I mean RP Singh and Amit Mishra), they just got hammered. See you guys tomorrow. Goodnight.

    11:16 pm - Oh dear! Kevin Pietersen has gifted his wicket to Suresh Riana here. Good catch off his own bowling. End of a stunning knock by KP - series' highest-scorer.

    11:11

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    The first day of the fourth Test between India and England at The Oval yesterday saw only 26 overs being bowled as persistent rain played truant to give the tourists some much-needed respite from what would have been another long day in the field.

    Alastair Cook has been praised aplenty for his stellar form this year and though he had a lean start to the India series, he scored a career-best 294 at Edgbaston as England became the No. 1 Test team. And, England’s batting coach Graham Gooch is all praise for Cook as he says:

    I try to coach run-making. Not batting, but run-making. Alastair has the four attributes that make up a run-maker: he's got a great attitude, he has great technical ability, his knowledge pool is increasing all the time and he has the No1 attribute – he has massive powers of concentration.

    Virender Sehwag made a disastrous comeback to

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    England’s rise to the No 1 spot has given the sport a new lease of life in its home country. With the good reason, the British media is going all out in praise of their team.

    Former England captain Nasser Hussain in the Daily Mail, takes a look things have taken a turn from the time he was booed at The Oval during England’s darkest hour –

    Twelve years ago, at the same venue where England today embark on their new lives as the world’s best Test team, our cricket team hit rock bottom. I know because I was our captain — and it was not pretty.

    Staying with the Telegraph - in detailing what England’s secret recipe has been to achieve the No 1 status, Simon Briggs lists out all the gadgets and gizmos the team has invested in with their £28 million budget –

    England have Merlin, the specialist spin-bowling machine which outclasses any human practitioner

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