India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team`s shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league`s shadow and play county cricket.
As a result of a record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson, England made a spectacular comeback in the first Test against India. At stumps on Day 3, India were leading by 128 runs with seven wickets remaining.
Last wicket pair of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami produced a stunning rearguard century partnership as India recovered from a dramatic middle-order collapse to post a commendable 457 in their first innings on the second day of the opening cricket Test against England, here on Thursday.
Australian batsman David Warner, who reportedly caused offence during the Ashes last November by branding Jonathan Trott as `weak`, has reportedly offered sympathy to his old England rival for his stress recovery.
Skipper Alastair Cook accepts England will probably need to raise their game a notch or two to win a fourth straight Ashes series but almost scoffed at suggestions the tourists were running scared on Wednesday.