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Cracking cricket

If there is a lesson to be drawn from India's incredible victory it is not about nation or race but simply about cricket

By Mihir Bose   August 2002

It is tempting but foolish to draw too many lessons from sporting occasions. Sport reflects life, but does not tell us much about living.

Neville Cardus wrote that if everything in England was destroyed it would be possible to recreate English society, so long as a copy of the laws of cricket survived. That’s not true, of course. But if Cardus had been at Lord’s during the one-day cricket final between England and India in mid-July, he would have found much to reflect on.

I left Lord’s that evening ?50 poorer but walking on air as India beat England by…

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