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The One Short Podcast – Episode 21: Pope Breaks India’s Hartley – IND v ENG First Test Review

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Michael, Aayush and Toby are back to discuss England’s historic victory over India in the first Test at Hyderabad. Ben Stokes surges to 14 wins in 19 matches as Test captain after Tom Hartley and Ollie Pope’s heroics led England to a famous win.

We discussed our player of the match, what makes Ben Stokes such a good captain, whether India’s recent form is a cause for concern, and who will win the second test as well as an ending note on West Indies historic win at the Gabba.

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  • Michael Thomas

    Sports writer, cricket fan (emphasis on fan, not expert) and self-pitying West Bromwich Albion supporter. Always open to researching and writing about different topics.

  • Toby Reynolds

    Toby is the cricket editor at the Sports Gazette. For the last three years, he has been a radio host and podcaster at URN. He also enjoys F1, rugby and football. Having written his dissertation on rugby union salary caps, Toby loves to explore tactical trends and use statistics to back up his arguments, as well as trying to disprove the saying that “stats are for prats”.

  • Aayush Majumdar

    Sports journalist from India with over five years of work in the field, Aayush has previously covered ATP events and international cricket series, among other big events. He has a keen interest in cricket, tennis and football, but contributes content across sports. Now living and learning in London, he is co-editor of the Sports Gazette.