England’s long resigned sigh of an innings a depressing inevitability | Andy BullAndy Bullon February 24, 2021 at 6:46 pm on February 24, 2021 at 6:46 pm on February 24, 2021 at 6:46 pm Sportblog | The Guardian

Joe Root’s side were undone by India’s Axar Patel on a turning pitch, but surely it was possible to play better than this

There are days of Test cricket you remember for ever, the ones players relive in countless conversations, speeches and interviews long after they are gone, so that years later each last little detail of them feels as crisp and clear as if it had only just been earlier that morning.

And then there are the days like the one England just had in Ahmedabad, frustrating, exasperating, bad tempered and best forgotten, the ones you would rather just move right on from before anyone ever mentions them. When, at the end of play, the only real consolation is you get the chance to try all over again tomorrow.

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Continue reading…Joe Root’s side were undone by India’s Axar Patel on a turning pitch, but surely it was possible to play better than thisThere are days of Test cricket you remember for ever, the ones players relive in countless conversations, speeches and interviews long after they are gone, so that years later each last little detail of them feels as crisp and clear as if it had only just been earlier that morning.And then there are the days like the one England just had in Ahmedabad, frustrating, exasperating, bad tempered and best forgotten, the ones you would rather just move right on from before anyone ever mentions them. When, at the end of play, the only real consolation is you get the chance to try all over again tomorrow. Related: England capitulate to Axar Patel and give India control of third Test Related: Old and new are intertwined at India’s fortress in familiar tale for England | Anand Vasu Related: India in charge after England all out for 112: third Test, day one – as it happened Continue reading…Read MoreEngland in India 2020-21, England cricket team, India cricket team, Sport, CricketSportblog | The Guardian

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