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  • Cook hails 'great win' as England snap winless streak 4 hours 59 minutes ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook was delighted by his side's dominant display after they beat India at Southampton on Thursday to record their first Test win in nearly a year. Their crushing 266-run success saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win as they levelled a five-match series...
  • Anderson included in unchanged England squad for fourth Test 5 hours 18 minutes ago

    London: James Anderson was included in an unchanged 13-man England squad announced on Thursday for the fourth Test with India at the Lancashire seamer's Old Trafford home ground starting on August 7. The squad was made public just hours after England wrapped up a crushing 266-run in the third Test to...
  • Dhoni's reply and five reasons for India's Southampton Test defeat 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    India capitulated to an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third Test at Southampton, allowing England not only to level the series at 1-1 but also get a firm foot inside the five-Test series that is now widely open. India's surrender on day five was nothing less than England's at Lord's...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali 18 hours 46 minutes ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" -- thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a match-winning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • We are desperate to win this Test: Joe Root Yesterday

    Southampton: England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday expressed joy at the "good day" his side experienced and was also confident that they can take the six remaining Indian wickets on day five of the third Test. Chasing 445 runs, the visitors were placed in a precarious position of 112 for 4...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival Yesterday

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track best-suited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win Yesterday

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 - leaving England withing striking distance of a series-levelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • 3rd Test: Bowlers key for India on day two, England comfortable at 247/2 4 days ago

    Indian bowlers will be hoping to make quick inroads in England's batting line up when the team walk out for the second day of action in the third Test at the Southampton. India sorely missed their hero of Lord's victory, Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out due to an ankle...
  • Alastair Cook delighted to return among runs 4 days ago

    Southampton: Alastair Cook on Monday missed out on his 26th Test century by five just runs but the English skipper said even though it was frustrating he was delighted to get out of his prolonged poor form. Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 4 days ago

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process 4 days ago

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, Dhoni...
  • Live Score: England bat, Ishant out injured, debut for Pankaj 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Cook brushes aside Pietersen's quit call 5 days ago

    Southampton: Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton. Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column published on Saturday to say he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the...
  • 3rd Test: 'Hurt' India fired up to extend England's misery 5 days ago

    Southampton: They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's green-top and India's in-form cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday. The visitors won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs...
  • Can repeat what we did in India in 2012, says Alastair Cook 5 days ago

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook is drawing confidence from the 2012 Test series in India where his team came from being a loss down to script a memorable 2-1 series win -- a first for them in 28 years. It was a deja vu moment for Cook as he geared up...
  • Five things to know about the third India vs England Test 6 days ago

    Southampton: After England's last-day batting collapse against India in the second Test at Lord's, the pressure and scrutiny on captain Alastair Cook seems to be reaching its peak. England slumped from 198 for 5 to 225 all out as India won their first Test away from home in three years, taking...
  • Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen 6 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook has managed to hold on to England captaincy solely because of "politics", says maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy. "At the moment only...
  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 6 days ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Senior players have got to look at their game, says coach Moores July 23, 2014

    London: Livid with England's performance so far in the ongoing Test series against India, coach Peter Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches for the side to make a comeback in the five-match series. England are trailing 0-1 in the series after losing by 95...
  • Alastair Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test, Buttler in for Prior July 22, 2014

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an under-fire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third Test against India at Southampton, starting July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord's against India. The only change in the 13-man...
  • Alastair Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling July 22, 2014

    England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series. His bright start to life as England captain at...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain July 22, 2014

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series July 22, 2014

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • Alastair Cook won't quit as England captain July 21, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win. Cook, also in a poor run of form with the bat, has come under increasing pressure to stand...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test July 21, 2014

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' July 19, 2014

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance July 19, 2014

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...