How ironic. The Indians deliberately prepared a surface to ensure a 2-0 series lead, and promptly found that Swann and Panesar are better at exploiting spin and bounce than they are!
Of course, Cook and KP apart, our batsmen did their best to lose the game in the first innings. There's still plenty of technical flaws in evidence, but once again, Cook was a revelation.
The Essex opener really has the most extraordinary temperament, leading from the front and setting an amazing example. Two series centuries already, and a not out to boot in the second innings. He must now be unrivalled as the best opener in the World.
Ready to admit that yet Stani?