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  • Bell century lifts England on day one of tour game February 27, 2013

    Queenstown: Ian Bell made an unbeaten 127 on Wednesday to lead England to 357 for 7 on the first day of a four-day tour match against a New Zealand XI. Bell batted for almost five hours, facing 196 balls and hitting 18 fours to steer the England innings after the...
  • Alastair Cook happy with practice preparation November 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England could not get what would have been a morale-boosting win but England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday said he was happy with the team's preparations ahead of the opening Test against India starting November 15. "Everyone's got a chance to play in the three practice games. It was a...
  • Haryana-England XI warm-up ends in a draw November 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Jonathan Trott hit a century ahead of the Test series against India as England drew their four-day match against Haryana in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The tourists, who started the final day with a lead of 306 and all 10 wickets in hand, opted to bat on and made 254...
  • Haryana-England XI warm-up: As it happened November 11, 2012

    Haryana innings: Haryana 133 for 6 in 42 overs: It's over, finally. The match ends in a draw. The English team got some good practice, it has to be said, especially their batsmen. Kevin Pietersen, Nick Compton, Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott all got plenty of runs ahead of the first Test....
  • Stuart Meaker fancies chance to play for England November 10, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Fast bowler Stuart Meaker feels by taking three wickets against Haryana on a 'flat' batting strip, he has done a decent job which may help him get into England XI for the first Test against India. Meaker, who plies his trade for Surrey county, was called in at the...
  • Har vs Eng XI, Day three: As it happened November 10, 2012

    England XI innings: England XI 116 for 0 in 35 overs: It's stumps! Jonathan Trott and Nick Compton both have scored fifties and are not out on 60 and 53 respectively. England XI now lead Haryana by 304 runs with 10 wickets still in hand. England XI 80 for 0 in 30...
  • Dewan fights for Haryana against England XI November 9, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Opener Rahul Dewan hit a fighting unbeaten half-century after bowlers shot out England in the morning session as Haryana put up an improved show against the visitors on the second day of the warm-up game, here Friday. Haryana reached 172 for 4 at stumps after bowling out England for 521...
  • Century will settle down Pietersen: Ian Bell November 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Comeback man Kevin Pietersen's whirlwind century against Haryana on Thursday in the last warm-up game not only augurs well for the flamboyant right-hander but also for England ahead of the four-Test series against India, said visiting middle-order batsman Ian bell. Bell, who himself ended the day on unbeaten 57, feels...
  • Haryana v England XI: Pietersen ton tops run-filled day November 8, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Kevin Pietersen hit his first century since returning to the England set-up and captain Alastair Cook made 97 as the England XI began their final three-day warm-up by posting 408 for 3 on day one against Haryana at the Sardar Patel Stadium B Ground. Also cashing in on a...
  • Mumbai A-England XI: As it happened November 5, 2012

    England XI innings, day three England 149 for 2 in 52 overs: Players are shaking hands as match ends in a draw. Compton and Bell remain unbeaten on 64 and 27 respectively. Compton has played a fine knock of 64 and might pip Joe Root to the post for a place...
  • Mum A v Eng XI, Day 1: as it happened November 3, 2012

    England XI innings, day one England XI 338 for 6 in 84.1 overs That is stumps on day one. A solid fightback through Eoin Morgan (76), Jonny Bairstow (118) and Samit Patel (59*) after Mumbai A had the England XI at 66 for 4 at lunch. England's team management has a...
  • Ind A-Eng XI warm-up: As it happened November 1, 2012

    India A Innings (day three) India A 124 for 4 in 40 overs: Match drawn. Suresh Raina remained not out at 19. But Yuvraj has won the battle within with his half century backed by a five-wicket haul. Manoj Tiwary too hasn't done much harm to his chances with his 93....
  • Ind A-Eng XI warm-up: Cook ton takes England to 286/4 October 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Alastair Cook became the first touring England captain to hit a century in a pre-Test series warm-up since Graham Gooch in 1992-93, as the England XI hit back from a middle-order collapse on day two at the Brabourne Stadium. Cook was given a life on 87 when wicketkeeper...
  • Injured Finn to miss last two days of warm-up tie October 31, 2012

    Mumbai: England fast bowler Steve Finn has been ruled out of the remainder of their opening tour game against India A because of the thigh injury he sustained on the first day. "Steve Finn has been ruled out of remainder of the three-day game with right thigh strain. He will...
  • Manoj Tiwary knocks at the Test door October 31, 2012

    The Bengal batsman scored 93 for India A on day one of the three-day warm-up tie against England XI. ...
  • India A coach happy with workout on Day 1 October 31, 2012

    "Happy with the way Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary batted," said Lalchand Rajput after Day 1 of the warm-up tie against England XI. ...
  • Ind A-Eng XI warm-up: As it happened October 30, 2012

    India A 369 for 9 at stumps: So that is the end of day one. India A have done well to recover and cross 350. That was made possible due to the century stand between Manoj Tiwary (93) and Irfan Pathan (46) after the home team lost three big wickets in...
  • Yuvraj picked for India A against England XI October 24, 2012

    Chennai: Comeback batsman Yuvraj Singh was Wednesday picked in the India A squad which will play England XI in their opening three-day practice game scheduled from October 30 in Mumbai. Yuvraj, who has returned to cricket after recovering from a rare germ cell cancer, showed fine form in North Zone's Duleep...