Editorial: Success, success

Indian cricket squad is becoming a top team in the world because it improved the structure unearthing plenty of talents.

It takes time for a structure to work and polish talent. Once achieved, they end up playing like true champions. The domestic cricket structure in India is excellent. New players from interior areas are making it big.

Remember, India successfully avenged its first Test defeat against England by registering its biggest win against the visitors on Day 4 of the second Test.

At the Chennai game, the host won by 317 runs to level the four-match series 1-1, on Tuesday. The Men in Blue finished the game in style, bowling out England for 164, with more than four sessions to spare. In the first Test, India had lost by a massive 227-run margin.

Credit to India, they outplayed us in all three departments. It has been an education for us. You could come up with conditions like these and we have to learn from this and find a way to score runs. We could have been a bit tighter, squeeze the game a bit more and make it harder for them to score, England skipper Root said. The win helped move India into second place on the ICC World Test Championship standings.


NT Bureau