England have been cautious but solid after the loss of the first wicket © Getty Images
England have been cautious but solid after the loss of the first wicket © Getty Images

Jul 20, 2014

England had lost the early wicket of Sam Robson in their run-chase of 319 against India at Lord’s, but Gary Ballance and Alastair Cook have been batting well and have ensured there are no further losses so far. England are now 70 for one and they have a task ahead of them. But, on this wicket, the ball is turning and India have persisted with Jadeja.

The interesting part is that Dhoni has been standing back to Jadeja, even as he has been bowling spin. Jadeja, as we know, can bowl a few darts, but this seems to be one more to trick the batsmen. What is happening is that, the batsmen are getting runs off the edges. The fielders have dived around, but they haven’t been able to get their hands on them. This innings may be one of confidence for Cook, who has been struggling for runs through the summer.

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