WEST INDIES VS ENGLAND

  • Cook satisfied with team despite draw against West Indies 38 minutes ago

    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...
  • James Anderson becomes England's leading Test wicket-taker 53 minutes ago

    James Anderson's journey to becoming England's leading wicket-taker in Tests began with a swing-bowling clinic at the home of cricket. With his baggy shirt and blonde highlights in his hair, a 20-year-old Anderson steamed in at Lord's to take a five-wicket haul against Zimbabwe in his first Test innings in May...
  • 1st Test: Jason Holder's unbeaten ton helps West Indies salvage draw against England 3 hours 6 minutes ago

    Antigua: An unbeaten 103 by Jason Holder helped West Indies salvage a nail-biting draw against England in the first Test on Friday, spoiling James Anderson's celebrations after becoming his country's record wicket taker. Holder had successive partnerships of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin and 56 with Kemar Roach as West Indies...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 16 hours 2 minutes ago

    For LIVE commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven in the afternoon session, the...
  • West Indies run-chase depends on first hour of play on final day: Phil Simmons 20 hours 45 minutes ago

    North Sound: The West Indies intend to have a crack at the massive victory target of 438, set by England in the first Test, but head coach Phil Simmons says their approach will be determined by the team's success during the first hour of the final day of the match. The...
  • Andrew Flintoff calls for Alastair Cook backing Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 4 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) England recovered from another top-order batting collapse to lead West Indies by 220 runs on day three of the opening Test in Antigua after Jermaine Blackwood had scored his first Test century on Wednesday. Replying to England's 399, Blackwood was the...
  • Blackwood hails Richards, Gayle and Russell after maiden Test hundred Yesterday

    Antigua: West Indies batsman Jermaine Blackwood has hailed the influence of the legendary Vivian Richards and teammates Andre Russell and Chris Gayle following his maiden Test hundred against England in the first Test. The 23-year-old, playing only his sixth Test, stroked a superb unbeaten 112 to help fire the West Indies...
  • Vivian Richards backs Blackwood as one of future West Indies star Yesterday

    North Sound: West Indies legend Vivian Richards has likened Jermaine Blackwood to "a bit of Collis King", and believes the young Jamaican has the making of a "good batsman in the middle" for the Caribbean side in the long-term future. Richards, one of the greatest batsmen of all time, was speaking...
  • 1st Test: England take control after Jermaine Blackwood century 2 days ago

    England recovered from another top-order batting collapse to lead West Indies by 220 runs on day three of the opening Test in Antigua after Jermaine Blackwood had scored his first Test century on Wednesday. Replying to England's 399, Blackwood was the mainstay of the West Indies innings, finishing unbeaten on 112...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 3 2 days ago

    (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...
  • 1st Test: West Indies end Day 2 at 155/4, trail England by 244 runs 3 days ago

    England overcame a late order collapse before lunch to regain the initiative in the final two sessions of the second day of the first Test against the West Indies on Tuesday. Strongly placed at 341 for five after the first day, England were all out for 399 just before lunch, losing...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 2 3 days ago

    (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...
  • My role is to see nothing affects the players: England coach Peter Moores 3 days ago

    England coach Peter Moores has said that he is happy with the team's preparation for the three-match Test series against West Indies. ...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoff Boycott criticise England's openers 3 days ago

    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...
  • West Indies coach Phill Simmons impressed with uncapped duo 3 days ago

    North Sound: New West Indies head coach Phil Simmons says he is impressed with the growth shown by the two uncapped players selected in the Caribbean cricket side to play England in a three-match Test series starting on Monday. Rookie batsman Shai Hope and fellow Barbadian fast bowling all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite...
  • Jonathan Trott returns to Test cricket with a duck 4 days ago

    St. John's, Antigua Jonathan Trott returned to the England side after almost 18 months away from international cricket and immediately opened the batting against the West Indies alongside captain Alastair Cook. Cook lost the toss on Monday and was asked to bat first by West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin in the...
  • 1st Test: Bell century thwarts early West Indies charge on Day 1 4 days ago

    North Sound, Antigua: Ian Bell hit a polished 143 for his 22nd Test century to help turn a precarious start for England into a powerful position on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Monday. Bell had...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 1 4 days ago

    (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...
  • James Anderson will be remembered as an England great: Vivian Richards 4 days ago

    St. John's: West Indian batting great Vivian Richards said that pacer James Anderson will be remembered as an England great and a worthy heir to legendary all-rounder Ian Botham. Anderson earns his 100th Test cap on Monday when England take on the West Indies at the Antiguan ground that bears Richards'...
  • West Indies and England seek fresh start 5 days ago

    North Sound: 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 reconstruction and rehabilitation following a wretched few months. Facing the wrath of the Indian authorities following an unprecedented abandonment of...
  • Stuart Broad backs Alastair Cook to score freely against West Indies 5 days ago

    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...
  • Motivated James Anderson ready for 100th Test match 5 days ago

    Antigua: A day ahead of playing his 100th Test match, England pacer James Anderson on Sunday said bitter memories of being sidelined in the early stages of his career keep him motivated to continue in the highest level of cricket. England take on the West Indies in the first Test on...
  • Jonathan Trott expects 50th Test cap on Monday 6 days ago

    Jonathan Trott believes his battle against depression has made him stronger and the former bedrock of England's batting lineup is confident of winning his 50th Test cap in Monday's first Test against the West Indies in Antigua. The 33-year-old has not played for England since quitting the 2013-14 Ashes Tour with...
  • Bishoo returns to West Indies Test squad for England series 6 days ago

    West Indies have named uncapped Shai Hope and Carlos Brathwaite in the 14-man squad for the Test series against England, starting in Antigua from April 13. Hope, a wicketkeeping batsman, has been rewarded for his heavy scoring in first-class cricket where he made 628 runs from nine four-day games. Brathwaite, 26,...
  • Peter Moores brushes aside distractions ahead of West Indies tour 1 week ago

    England coach Peter Moores said that the team is focused on the West Indies tour and looking to gain momentum ahead of a long and big summer. ...
  • Jonathan Trott's failure concerns England in second warm-up draw 1 week ago

    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...
  • Antigua in good shape to host England Test, says ABCA chief April 9, 2015

    Antigua: Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) president Leon Rodney has said the country is ready to host the curtain raiser for the upcoming three-match Test series between the West Indies and England. The ABCA chief said on Wednesday that the cricket-loving island had all systems in place for the five-day...
  • Experience crucial to Windies fortunes, says Denesh Ramdin April 9, 2015

    St. John's: Captain Denesh Ramdin believes the experience of veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul and of the team's pacers will be critical if the West Indies are to seriously challenge England in the upcoming three-match Test series. The Windies face their old foes starting on Monday, attempting to reverse a trend...