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The Spin | The story of the stalagmite and England’s steady decline | Andy Bull

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England are suffering due to a series of small mistakes, miscalculations and misfortunes that have slowly accumulated

While England collapsed in Adelaide, one of the great rearguard innings was being played out a couple of thousand miles away, across the ditch in Dunedin. Would that England could have found in themselves a bit of the grit Darren Bravo displayed. West Indies scored 213 in their first innings, a piffling little pile of runs next to the 609 for 9 New Zealand made after being put in. After the follow-on, Bravo batted for nine hours and 32 minutes, for 218 from 416 balls. New Zealand were left needing 112 to win, but the rains came at tea on the final day, when they were still 33 runs away.


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