|England celebrate victory|
Time and again in the five years it has taken England to rebuild since they were mauled 5-0 by one of cricket's best collection of bullies, they have learned the lessons those five floggings afforded them. Most especially, their captain has learned those lessons. England have become a side that is never beaten. Its the Chumbawamba Effect, for as often as they get knocked down, they get up again and in doing so, they don't rely on one or two. Every man in this English outfit can hurt you and if one fails, the next man is likely stand taller for his knocked down mate. In this way, they have improved on the Australian philosophy, which relied too heavily on the miracles that Messiahs like Warne and McGrath could deliver with the ball and Ponting, Waugh and Gilchrist could provide with the bat.
|Suresh Raina made 78|
|Jimmy Anderson holds up|
the ball to celebrate his 5-65
After tea, the new ball ended it. Tremlett made the breakthrough with great assistance from the Indian captain. Dhoni wandered across and played at a ball most Ranchi 4th graders would have left and feathered it to Matt Prior. From there, it was downhill racing with five wickets falling for 35 and India out again for well less than 300.
|Chris Tremlett removes MS Dhoni|
Every step since that late afternoon walk in January 2007 has taught him something. In four weeks, he'll know the value of perseverance.