Tag Archives: Alastair Cook

The Winter of Our (English) Content

For the first time in 28 years, England has managed to win a Test cricket series in India, a task that has eluded many great sides over the years, and which nobody gave this one a prayer of doing when … Continue reading

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Pup Becomes the Big Dog

One of the reasons why Australia is back in contention as the best Test cricket team in the world is because of their captain, Michael Clarke, who in the match just completed achieved what no other batsmen—even the great Sir … Continue reading

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England Trounce India in Mumbai

Having been pummeled in the first Test match in Ahmedabad, England’s cricketers can’t have been too hopeful coming into the second Test match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Not only was Kevin Pietersen, England’s most destructive batsman, utterly at sea against … Continue reading

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Recipe for Success: Add More Cooks

There was precious little cheer for fans of the England cricket team following their nine-wicket loss to India in the first Test match last week. England didn’t bat as well, bowled less penetratively, and fielded slightly worse than the opposition. … Continue reading

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England vs. South Africa, First Test, Day 1

End of day score: England 275-3. The hero for England was Alastair Cook, who scored his twentieth century at the age of only twenty-seven. Cook is not an exciting batsman; I (Martin) think even he would admit that. But he’s … Continue reading

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