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Channel 4 have been showing the latest match between the quite superb Indian side and the less than inspirational English one.  The quality of the pitch at the brand new Modi Stadium came in for some stick but, it was the same for both sides.

This game, won by India - deservedly so - was a low run scoring game dominated by the spin bowling from both sides with even Joe Root taking five for a handful !  What was for me a total surprise was the inability of the batsmen from both sides but primarily from England who were unable to deal with the turning ball whether off spin or leg spin.

The simple expedient, drummed into me from school days was always to use your feet to get to the pitch of the ball when dealing with spin bowling.  Did not see to much of that in this game. 

Huge thanks to C4 for making cricket once more available on terrestrial TV.

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I try to follow it whilst at work (BBC Sport updates mostly) and miffed I am missing the return of cricket to terrestrial TV.
What I have caught (no pun intended) has indeed been an uninspiring England team and, as you say, incredibly low run totals and short matches.
Here's hoping I can at least catch some on TV sometime soon. 

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Oh dear, Oh dear, Oh dear !

Losing is one thing but, humiliation ?   England were crushed.  Nothing but a gutless and incompetent performance resulting in an innings win for a magnificent India.  It is difficult to see how England can pick themselves up after this debacle.   Wholesale team changes?  Where from ?

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Now, currently showing live, England v New Zealand.  Highlights BBC2 7.0pm   Should be some contest.