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England v India, Second Test

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    [andrewstrauss] Matt Prior is absolutely distraught, absolutely gutted with that. Just when we were saying that short-ball theory wasn’t working for India, it did. The ball nestled nicely in Vijay’s hands.

    7/21/2014 1:03:28 PM
    Over 80 - England 198-6 (Root 64, Stokes 0)
    Huge setback for England as Prior continued to chance his arm. India persisted with the short ball and Prior, although he struck it well, couldn't keep it down. Stokes joins Root with the new ball due, but not taken... Jadeja continues
    7/21/2014 1:03:28 PM
    Over 81 - England 199-6 (Root 65, Stokes 0)
    A surprise to see Jadeja continue. Root pushes him to point for a single and Stokes safely negotiates some dangerous deliveries spinning into him sharply out of the rough
    7/21/2014 1:05:59 PM

    Call of duty - England need Stokes to improve on his telephone batting. #EngvInd

    WICKET! Ben Stokes is out for 0, the short ball of Sharma doing the business once again. England in real trouble:

    Root ct Binny bld Ishant 66 [wicket]

    Ishant strikes again! Another short ball from Ishant, another pull shot from an England batsman, and another catch in the deep. Root has to drag himself off the pitch. England's hopes seemingly all-but over now
    7/21/2014 1:09:31 PM
    [andrewstrauss] Stokes is having a horror run of form. He thought it was there to hit but he didn't time it at all and registers a pair. It was the simplest catches for Pujara. What a change of momentum in this game there's been in the last 10 minutes or so."

    7/21/2014 1:11:49 PM

    The final rites - Ravindra Jadeja sets off in celebration after running out James Anderson

    7/21/2014 2:33:58 PM
    England's selectors will meet on Tuesday to pick their team for the third Test - and the form and fitness of the senior players will be very much on the agenda. Beefy has already made it clear that he'd have no problem if Jos Buttler came into the side for Matt Prior; as he puts it, Buttler's batting is good enough and his 'keeping isn't going to get any better out of the side. Here's what Straussy reckons...
    7/21/2014 2:38:09 PM
    [andrewstrauss] Matt Prior looks weighed down by plenty of things – his injury, his form with the bat, his keeping. Maybe there is still a hangover from what happened in Australia. He’s a good example of where the senior players are mentally at the moment. If he’s struggling with those injuries, it is going to be a struggle for England to pick him for the next Test.

    7/21/2014 2:38:28 PM

    7/21/2014 2:41:51 PM
    Since beating Australia in the fourth test last summer, this is England's test record: D,L,L,L,L,L,D,L,D,L. #EngvInd
    ISHANT SHARMA knocked the stuffing out of England with career-best figures of 7-74. Here's what he had to say after being named Man of the Match...

    7/21/2014 2:46:26 PM
    Dhoni: "Ishant didn’t really want to bowl short. It got us the wicket and gave him the confidence to keep attacking the batsman." #EngvInd
    [ianbotham] I’ll throw a name into the ring – Eoin Morgan. If Cook wants to stay in the side that’s fine – it didn’t do me any harm when I resigned. It might free him up. You can’t get 25 hundreds and suddenly it’s all gone. Matt Prior is not the Matt Prior I know so I would consider Jos Buttler there and then you’ve got to think about Stokes and Jordan too. The other one you’ve got to consider is Stuart Broad. I don’t want to see him play on and play on with an injury that can be cured in a month and then suddenly it becomes a three or four month job because he’s playing injured.

    7/21/2014 2:53:31 PM

    Here is what's coming your way tonight. The third test starts Sunday at 10am, on Sky Sports 2: #EngvInd

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