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(From Western Morning News)
Byline: DAVID CLOUGH in Kolkata
England ended their rollercoaster 2011 back on a small upward curve - and remain rightly proud of what has been mostly a year of outstanding achievement. Victory over India was badly needed in Saturday's one-off Twenty20 in Kolkata, to avoid a seven-match losing run which would have been an inappropriately dispiriting way for England to sign off for the next two months.
The Test and T20 world number one team still know they have a worrying blind spot when it comes to 50-over cricket - especially in the subcontinent, as India mercilessly exposed in an unexpected 5-0 drubbing.
It was …