India under the pump against spirited England


The wheel of fortune is spinning downwards for the Indian team since their defeat in the second Test at Mumbai, and that has made the third Test, starting Wednesday at Kolkata, all the more intriguing. The tables have turned in the blink of an eye. The series began with India eyeing a whitewash as their revenge against an English team which clobbered them in all four Tests last year when Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men toured England.

When India thumped the tourists in the first Test at Ahmedabad, it seemed the Indians were on course for sweet revenge. The way English batsmen were foxed by India spin duo Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin, it seemed there was no way Alastair Cook’s men could improve their game over the remainder of the series. However, that’s a thing of the past now.

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