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    Question for readers: Can India save this match?


    Dravid drives as India chase 458 to win. Dravid drives as India chase 458 to win.

    Dravid drives as India chase 458 to win.

    11.35 pm - A day of fluctuating fortunes. When England were 62-5 after Ishant's breathtaking spell, any result was possible. But Prior's brilliant hundred and his partnership with Broad has steered England to safety. Can't say that for India, who will have to bat for their lives on the final day tomorrow.

    England haven't been able to trouble Laxman and Dravid the least bit. But things can change quickly. Two quick wickets, and who knows what pressure will do to India's middle order?

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    Anonymous recalls the 1979 Oval Test where Gavaskar led an astonishing chase for 438.

    In a same like this Sunil

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  • The Enemy Camp: Dravid, Broad applauded

    (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.)

    Rahul Dravid scored his 33rd Test century and also passed Ricky Ponting to become the second highest run-scorer in Test cricket. Stuart Broad’s place in the England team was being questioned, but he took 4-37 to help the hosts take a 188-run first innings lead on the third day of the Lord’s Test.

    Paying tribute to Dravid’s innings, Steve James writes in The Daily Telegraph –

    While most stride out carrying blades resembling railway sleepers, Dravid prefers something much skinnier. He relies on touch rather than power, playing the ball so much later than the modern generation who generally rush at the oncoming ball like enraged bulls.

    Whereas others score runs to third man by accident, he does so intentionally- bringing joy to a batsman like me who based a whole career around the exploration of that area. Yesterday was not quite as

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    Question for readers: Is Dravid back to his best?


    Dravid punches the air after completing his 33rd Test hundred.Dravid punches the air after completing his 33rd Test hundred.

    Dravid punches the air after completing his 33rd Test hundred.

    15 years ago on this ground, Dravid walked immediately after England appealed for a caught behind. He was on Test debut, five short of a Test hundred. It was a really thin edge. Who knows what the umpire would have ruled had Dravid not walked.

    Earlier in the same year, another young batsman with a goatee got out four short of a hundred on Test debut against Sri Lanka. It was a dubious LBW decision.

    Ricky Ponting and Dravid couldn't be more different. But when they first appeared on the scene, they were somewhat similar. Both were fantastic players of fast bowling, sported moustaches, looked serious most times and talked really fast.

    It was in England, during the 1997 Ashes,

    Read More »from Live Blog: England vs India, Day 3, Lord’s

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