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Sloppy India post 92/2 at lunch against England

Visakhapatnam: India recovered from early jolts to reach 92/2 at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against England at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday. Skipper Virat Kohli (35 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (37 not out) resurrected the innings after England’s leading pace duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad

England declare 2nd innings at 260/3

Rajkot: England declared their second innings at 260 for 3 in the post-lunch session to set India an improbable victory target of 310 on the fifth and final day of the opening cricket Test here today. Brief Scores: England 1st innings: 537 & 260 for 3 declared in 75.3 overs (Alastair Cook 130, Haseeb Hameed

England 211/2 at lunch against India on final day

Rajkot: England were 211 for 2 in their second innings at lunch on the final day of the opening cricket Test against India here today. At the break, Alastair Cook was batting on 106 along with Ben Stokes on 6. England now have an overall lead of 260 runs with eight second innings wickets in

England extend lead to 163 on day 4

Rajkot: England extended their lead to 163after bowling out India for 488 and then ending the fourth day of the opening cricket Test at 114 for no loss, here. India had begun the day at 319 for four. Haseeb Hameed (62) and Alastair Cook (46) will resume England’s second innings tomorrow. Brief Scores: England: 537

India all out for 488 on day 4

Rajkot:  India were bowled out for 488 on the fourth day, trailing by 49 runs against England in the first cricket Test at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. For the visitors, Adil Rashid returned figures of 4/114 while fellow spinners Moeen Ali and Zafar Ansari scalped two wickets each. Ravichandran Ashwin scored

India 411/6 at lunch against England on day 4

Rajkot:  India were 411 for six at lunch onthe fourth day of the opening cricket Test against England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here today. At the break, both Wriddhiman Saha and R Ashiwn were batting on 29. India trail by 126 runs with four first innings wickets in hand. Brief Score: England 1st

Centurions Vijay, Pujara take India to 319/4 at stumps vs England

Rajkot: Riding on brilliant centuries from opener Murali Vijay (126) and Cheteshwar Pujara (124), India reached 319/4 at stumps on day three of the opening Test against England here on Friday. England, however, took two quick wickets of Vijay and night-watchman Amit Mishra (0) after dismissing Pujara in the post-tea session to level the proceedings.

India 228/1 at tea against England on day 3

Rajkot: India were 228 for one at tea on thethird day of the opening cricket Test against England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here. At the break, Cheteshwar Pujara (99) and Murali Vijay (86) and were at the crease for the hosts. Brief Scores: England 1st innings: 537 all out in 159.3 overs. India

Vijay, Pujara hit fifties as India reach 162-1 against England

Rajkot: Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara hit unbeaten half centuries as India made a forceful reply to England’s imposing first innings total of 537 on the third morning of the opening Test here today. At lunch, the home team were 162-1 in their first innings, 375 runs behind England, after starting at the overnight score

England 537 all out on day 2

Rajkot: England were all out for 537 intheir first innings on day 2 of the opening cricket Test against India here today. England opted to bat after winning the toss in the first of the five-match series. Brief scores: England 1st innings: 537 all out in 159.3 overs (Ben Stokes 128, Joe Root 124, Moeen

Root, Ali put England on top

Rajkot: Excellent batting by Joe Root and Moen Ali helped England post 311/4 in their first innings on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India here on Wednesday. Coming together after England lost three wickets in the first session of the day, Root and Ali added 107 runs between them to help

England post 209/3 vs India before tea

  Rajkot: England posted 209/3 in their first innings at tea on the opening day of the first cricket Test against India at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. For England, Joe Root (93 not out) and Moeen Ali (48 not out) were at the crease when umpires called for the break. Ravichandran

England to bat vs India in first Test

  Rajkot: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat in the first cricket Test match against India beginning at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. India are the top ranked team in the world while England are in the fourth place. England have handed a debut to 19-year-old opener

Anderson joining England squad is good news, says Cook

Mumbai: Fast bowler James Anderson could return to spearhead the England pace attack against India in the second Test of five-match series at Visakhapatnam after he was cleared to join his team-mates, visiting captain Alastair Cook said on Saturday. “(It’s) really good news about Anderson. He has worked hard to get back. He’s got the

India rises 129 among FIFA rankings, best ever position

England, Scotland to face FIFA sanctions over poppies

London: England and Scotland will face FIFA sanctions after insisting they will feature embroidered poppies honoring Britain’s war dead on their soccer jerseys for a match between the neighbors. England and Scotland will meet for a World Cup qualifier on Nov. 11, Britain’s Remembrance Day, when British Commonwealth forces who have died on duty since

Gautam Gambhir and Hardik Pandya included for first two England Tests

Mumbai: Opening batsman Rohit Sharma was sidelined due to an injury while all-rounder Hardik Pandya is the lone new face in the India squad for the first two cricket Tests against England, BCCI announced here on Wednesday. Rohit sustained an injury to his upper thigh during the One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand while

The rainbow hues that made up England

Title: Exotic England – The Making of A Curious Nation; Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown; Publisher: Portobello Books; Pages: 336; Price: Rs 599 Britain, by a slim majority, chose in July to leave the European Union – with some English more keen on Brexit rather than the Scots and the Irish. And it is some segments among

India stand good chance of beating NZ, England and Australia: Murali

Kolkata: Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan on Thursday wished his one-time rival Anil Kumble good luck for India’s upcoming New Zealand series, asserting that under the new coach the hosts stood a good chance of winning not only against the Kiwis, but also against England and Australia. “Anil is very knowledgeable. He knows what

Strauss issues Bangladesh deadline to England players

Manchester:  England chief Andrew Strauss has said that players have three days left to decide if they are willing to tour Bangladesh amid ongoing security concerns surrounding the country. And the former England captain yesterday made it clear that anyone who opted out ran the risk of losing their international position if a stand-in did

Pakistan thrash England by nine wickets in T20

Manchester:  Pakistan hammered England by nine wickets in their tour-ending Twenty20 international at Old Trafford here. Set just 136 to win, Pakistan openers Sharjeel Khan (59) and Khalid Latif (59 not out) shared a blistering first-wicket stand of 107 that all but sealed victory last night. Pakistan finished on 139 for one with 31 balls