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  • We couldn't capitalise on a good position: Cook on Barbados defeat Yesterday

    England captain Alastair Cook rued drawing the three-Test series against West Indies 1-1. ...
  • England coach Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop 2 days ago

    England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team's failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean. Incoming board chairman Colin Graves promised in March there would be...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3 3 days ago

    For ball-bay-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: England were wobbling at 39 for 5 in their second innings yet leading by what could be called a handy 107 runs after an extraordinary second day. Eighteen wickets tumbled for 245 runs at Kensington Oval. Never before in...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 2 4 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2, Round-up: Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies on top despite Cook ton on Day 1 4 days ago

    Alastair Cook's long overdue 26th Test hundred saved England from complete collapse as his side reached 240 for 7 at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against the West Indies. Captain Cook was dismissed for a painstaking 105 off the last ball of the day...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 5 days ago

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page. TOSS: England opted to bat against the West Indies. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Jason Holder, Jerome Taylor, Shannon Gabriel, Veerasammy Permaul England: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary Ballance,...
  • Alastair Cook hails James Anderson after England victory April 26, 2015

    England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday's second-Test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler's blistering spell in the morning transformed the game. A draw looked the likeliest outcome when play resumed on the fifth and final day but Anderson removed three West Indies batsmen...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 April 25, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Report: Kraigg Brathwaite's determined century led West Indies to 202 for 2 at the close of the fourth day of the second Test leaving the hosts with a lead of 37 runs. There is still plenty of work to...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 April 24, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for 6 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test on...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3 April 23, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: England openers Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott made a solid start in reply to West Indies' total of 299 by reaching 74 without loss on the second day of the second Test on Wednesday. Cook, who has not scored...
  • 2nd Test: Cook, Trott make solid start to England reply April 23, 2015

    England openers Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott made a solid start in reply to West Indies' total of 299 by reaching 74 without loss on the second day of the second test on Wednesday. Skipper Cook and Trott, returning after a lengthy absence from the team, failed to get scores in...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2 April 22, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Report: A patient 94 not out from Marlon Samuels helped West Indies recover against England to end the first day of the second test on 188 for five in Grenada. While the tourists will be frustrated at not having made...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1 April 21, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against West Indies in Grenada. Playing XIs: West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Denesh Ramdin (wk/capt), Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel, Devendra Bishoo England: Alastair Cook (capt), Jonathan Trott, Gary...
  • I've improved as a batsman, says Alastair Cook April 21, 2015

    England captain Alastair Cook is convinced he has improved as a batsman despite failing to score a Test century since 2013. The opener will attempt to reverse a run of low scores when England begin the second test against West Indies in Grenada on Tuesday, having managed only 24 runs in...
  • England coach Peter Moores defends captain Alastair Cook April 19, 2015

    St. George's (Grenada): England coach Peter Moores has defended his side and under-pressure skipper Alastair Cook after the visiting team were unable to seal victory on the fifth and final day of the first Test against the West Indies here. Cook's side entered the final day needing eight wickets to win...
  • Cook satisfied with team despite draw against West Indies April 18, 2015

    England did everything possible to win the first Test against West Indies which ended in a draw in Antigua on Friday, captain Alastair Cook said. They failed to bowl the hosts out after reducing them to 162 for five at lunch, West indies' Jason Holder hitting an unbeaten 103 to leave...
  • Andrew Flintoff calls for Alastair Cook backing April 17, 2015

    Former England captain Andrew Flintoff has said struggling current skipper Alastair Cook deserves fans' support as he goes through a "blip" in his career. Left-handed opener Cook, who only turned 30 in December, has scored an England-record 25 Test hundreds. But he has not reached three figures for England in a...
  • 1st Test: England in control despite West Indies resistance on Day 4 April 17, 2015

    England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven...
  • Alastair Cook's sorry England form could end in his demise April 16, 2015

    If Alastair Cook does not sort out his batting problems during the series against West Indies, the England captain's test future looks rather bleak, former batsman Nasser Hussain said. Cook, who has not scored a test century since May 2013 when he notched up 130 against New Zealand at Headingley, was...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 3 April 15, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: England's dogged perseverance paid off in two gritty sessions of play with the West Indies restricted to 155 for four in reply to the tourists' first innings total of 399 on Tuesday. Despite the capitulation of their lower-order...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 2 April 14, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Ian Bell's composed 143 was the cornerstone of England's revival from the unease of 34 for three to the considerable comfort of 341 for five at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against the...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoff Boycott criticise England's openers April 14, 2015

    North Sound: Former England batsmen Michael Vaughan and Geoff Boycott criticised openers Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook after the West Indies got them both out early in the first cricket Test here. Trott was out without scoring in the first over and captain Cook failed to fire, scoring just 11 runs...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 1 April 13, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl. Brief Preview: West Indies and England face-off in the first Test of a three-match series on at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Monday, with both sides involved in...
  • Apple Watch deliveries to be delayed April 13, 2015

    San Francisco/Paris: Customers preordering Apple Inc's smartwatch on Friday will have to wait at least a month for delivery, a sign of strong early demand for company chief Tim Cook's first new major product. People flocked to Apple's stores around the world to get a close-up look at the Apple Watch,...
  • Stuart Broad backs Alastair Cook to score freely against West Indies April 12, 2015

    Antigua: Ahead of their first Test against the West Indies on Monday, England's pacer Stuart Broad said he is backing skipper Alastair Cook to make as many runs as possible as he is looking refreshed and confident. "I'd back him to score big runs in this series, he looks refreshed and...
  • Jonathan Trott's failure concerns England in second warm-up draw April 10, 2015

    Jonathan Trott's outing didn't quite end up the way he expected as he failed with the bat on both occassions after deciding to bat on behalf of both the teams as England ended their second two-day tour game against St Kitts Invitational XI with a draw. However, the rest of the...
  • Alastair Cook key to England's Ashes success, says Warne April 9, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes England's Ashes hopes rest on their captain Alastair Cook who is back in the side after being dropped for the World Cup. Cook, who was relieved of his One-Day International (ODI) captaincy duties ahead of the quadrennial event, scored his first century for...
  • Apple Watch gets poor scores for low battery life, slow apps April 9, 2015

    New York: Apple's "beautiful" and "stylish" smartwatch could make life easier for people on the move, reviewers say, but the gadget gets poor marks for battery life and slow-loading apps. The watch, the first new product to be launched by Apple under Chief Executive Tim Cook, will hit stores on April...
  • England held to a draw despite Alastair Cook ton in WI tour warm-up April 8, 2015

    Captain Alastair Cook scored a century but England fell short of securing a victory in their opening two-day warm-up match against St Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI in the Caribbean. Cook, who was unbeaten on 95 overnight, wasted little time on Day 2 and slammed 101 not out off 198 deliveries...
  • Alastair Cook scores first century for England since 2013 April 7, 2015

    England captain Alastair Cook scored his first century for his country since an Ashes warm-up game in November 2013 before retiring on 101 not out against a St Kitts Invitational XI on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Cook, who has made 25 centuries in 109 Tests and scored 8,423 runs at an average...