The Times Of India – Cheteshwar Pujara’s calm, composed century, his first in a Test match in England, gave India the lead and psychological advantage.

Summary

  • Cheteshwar Pujara’s calm, composed century, his first in a Test match in England, gave India the lead and psychological advantage.
  • Far too many modern batsmen are chomping at the bit to hit the big shots that they play so well in limited-overs cricket, but they forget sometimes that the red ball does a lot more than the limited-overs white ball does and get out.
  • He also did the good thing by acknowledging the invaluable support of Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah in getting those last runs to get to a century, as well as help India take the lead.
  • While the ball has certainly moved a lot, it’s mainly ordinary technique and head positioning that has led to the batsmen’s downfall.
  • India will be more concerned that Moeen Ali took five wickets on a pitch which didn’t help spin at all.


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