During a week in which the world saw a new President elected Commander-in-Chief in America and British Prime Minster Theresa May visited India, it is perhaps apt the first test is compared to global political machinations.
The saying goes that a week is a long time in politics – and the saying would appear apt in cricket too.
Only a few days ago many naysayers (myself included) were fearing the hosts could inflict a series whitewash on the visitors — especially if the top order in particular didn’t apply themselves better.
Good to see Rashid get in the wickets. He didn’t quite finish India off but the finishing line was at least in sight. Hopefully England can maintain this momentum into the series although at some stage they will face a dust-bowl which turns square – how they handle that remains to be seen.
Streuth mate – or something along those lines – what is happening to our Australian cousins – fresh from a thumping in the first test against South Africa now they find themselves bowled out for 85. Such a pity.
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