• Seaming conditions, the opposition has an outstanding pace attack, the team is down 0-1 in the series and it's up to the batsmen to build on the bowling attack's good work, and the team needs a volunteer to open the batting as one of the opening batsmen is injured. Sounds like pressure and a lot of work ahead? For most batsmen in international cricket probably, but not if your name is Rahul Sharad Dravid.

    Dravid has already done it all half through the second of the four-Test series against England - he donned the wicket-keeping gloves at Lord's as India skipper MS Dhoni wanted to have a bowl, he has already faced 548 balls in the series to hold the Indian batting together, and in the absence of the injured Gautam Gambhir, the Indore-born batsman batted at the top of the order at Trent Bridge.

    Dravid and VVS Laxman survived a testing final hour on the first day's play, but both started in an aggressive fashion on the second day as conditions veered towards being "batting-friendly" with

    Read More »from Dravid – The Great ‘Wall’ of India
  • (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.)

    Stuart Broad inspired England with his first-ever hat-trick after Rahul Dravid's 34th hundred as India were bowled out for 288 in their first innings on Day 2 of Trent Bridge Test. Dravid equalled the record of fellow India great Sunil Gavaskar and his second in as many matches after his 103 not out at Lord's. All-rounder Broad, who rescued England in their first innings with 64 from 66 balls, took five wickets for no runs in 15 balls to finish with a Test best of six for 46 from 24.1 overs.

    Paul Weaver in his piece England's Stuart Broad begins to live up to his promise against India for The Guardian explains how the pacers' dramatic intervention rocked India at Trent Bridge.

    When Broad, early in his England career, was likened to Sir Garfield Sobers by Geoff Boycott, eyebrows were raised. And they have remained raised ever since. But

    Read More »from The Enemy Camp: The day of drama at Trent Bridge
  • (Note to readers: we will post live match updates, analysis and expert views through the course of the Trent Bridge Test. New updates will appear on top. Please hit the refresh button periodically.)

    10.52 pm - This is Test cricket at its absolute best. The first two days of the Trent Bridge Test have been action-packed and riveting with Dravid and Broad being the undisputed stars of the show. While Dravid gave the perfect example of what Test match batting is all about, Broad was exemplary with the ball. At stumps on Day 2, England are 24-1 (effectively two down because of Trott's injury) and trail India by 43 runs with Cook back in the pavilion. Strauss and Bell have survived some nervy moments courtesy some excellent bowling from Ishant, Praveen and Sreesanth. The pair will want to stay together for quite a while on the third day.

    Dravid century

    Rahul Dravid scored his 34th Test century and the third in his last five Tests as he put on a batting masterclass.

    10.26 pm - England's high spirits have

    Read More »from Live Blog: England vs India, Day 2, Trent Bridge


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