• (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.)

    Indian seamers had reduced England to 124 for eight at tea on the first day of the second Test at Trent Bridge when Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann came out and showed they can bat a bit. England's top scorer Broad (64) and Swann (28) added 73 runs for the 9th wicket as India look to level the four-match series at 1-1 after losing the first Test at Lord's by 196 runs. Sreesanth, Ishant and Praveen Kumar ripped through England line-up in the seam-friendly conditions to hand India initiative on the opening day of the second Test.

    Vic Marks explains how Trent Bridge got the reputation for being a haven for swing bowlers and how Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar and Ishant Sharma merrily went about their business in this piece for The Guardian.

    This is what we have come to expect here. The ball keeps swinging; the pitch is hard and has sufficient

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  • (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.)

    11:03 pm - This has been an engrossing day of Test cricket at Trent Bridge. Sreesanth, Ishant and Praveen took three wickets each as they made the most of the seam-friendly conditions as England was all out for 221. The hosts could have folded up for far less if it weren’t for Broad and Swann’s counter-attacking partnership for the ninth wicket in the post-tea session even as the former put the Indian attack to the sword.

    In response, India lost Mukund off the first ball of their innings when the opening batsman edged an Anderson delivery to Pietersen at gully. Anderson and Broad then asked questions aplenty of Dravid and Laxman as they made the most of the conditions to put the experienced duo under pressure as they were forced to be on guard. Both survived a couple of close shaves but

    Read More »from Live Blog: England vs India, Day 1, Trent Bridge
  • Top 12 Arguments To Annoy Tendulkar Fans

    No. 13 — What would Gundappa Vishwanath say about this narcissism? No. 13 — What would Gundappa Vishwanath say about this narcissism?

    No. 13 — What would Gundappa Viswanath say about this narcissism?

    We present, tongue firmly in cheek, a list of top 12 things to say to Tendulkar fans — just to see if they take the bait.

    1)      But Inzamam won more matches than Sachin, no?

    2)      What is Lara’s highest score again?

    3)      Viv Richards didn’t have a squeaky voice, no?

    4)      Won the World Cup? But it was in his home town. It doesn’t count!

    5)      Why does Sachin keep getting out to debutants?

    6)      Look at the 2003 World Cup. He made so many runs, all for himself.

    7)      He is no match for Ganguly. Dada was a far better captain.

    8)      Look at Ponting, he never plays for records.

    9)      Achrekar? You mean that famous Marathi playwright?

    10)   Mumbai Indians? Ha ha! That’s not even a name.

    11)   But why do India always lose when Sachin gets a hundred?

    12)   You think there’s something wrong with his abdomen guard or...

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