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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,

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  • The Enemy Camp: Pietersen and Praveen hog the limelight

    (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.)

    There were clearly two cricketers - one Indian and one English (Praveen Kumar and Kevin Pietersen) - who deservedly hogged all the headlines in the British press after their heroic performances on the second day of the Lord's Test.

    Speaking to The Telegraph on his superb 202*, Pietersen touched on the collective team effort and also lavished praise on Praveen Kumar. On his own innings, Pietersen said:

    “India bowled really well in the swinging and seaming conditions. I was playing and missing at balls and missing them by a couple of inches. It was really hard graft. I really enjoyed it. I had to work hard but the other guys injected pace into the innings.”

    Staying with Pietersen, The Daily Mirror's Dean Wilson, states the right-hander's first Test century in England for three years was worth the wait and goes on to write -

    The 202

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    It was a day to cherish for PK and KP. But it's advantage England for now.It was a day to cherish for PK and KP. But it's advantage England for now.

    It was a day to cherish for PK and KP. But it's advantage England for now.

    12.00 am - Mukund looked out of place against Tremlett but India survived six overs without damage. England would sense an opportunity against Mukund and Dravid, who hasn't been a happy tourist in recent years. If those two fall cheaply, it would put huge pressure on the middle order. We'll find out how it goes tomorrow. Thanks for joining the live blog and discussions today. We'll look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. Goodnight.

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    Question for readers: Are there any positives for India on Day 2?

    11.02 pm - With a hundred in 216 balls, a second hundred in just 110 more balls, this would be one of Pietersen's most memorable Test innings. He had gone 20-odd

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