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  • Alastair Cook hits farewell ton, Root scores hundred as England extend their lead to 404

    London: Alastair Cook scored 147 in his final innings in company of skipper Joe Root, who was back in form with a three figure mark as England reached 364 for 6 at tea on the penultimate day of the fifth Test.England now enjoy an overall lead of 404 runs and the 259-run stand for the third wicket between Cook and Root (125) killed the contest.

  • Ishant leads India’s fightback after Cook’s fifty in Fifth Test Match

    London : Ishant Sharma struck thrice to lead India’s sensational fightback as the visitors reduced England to 198-7 at stumps after Alastair Cook hit a memorable half-century in his career’s final match on Day one of the fifth Test on Friday.

  • Murali Vijay hopeful of comeback soon

    Dubai : Indian batsman Murali Vijay, who has been dropped for the last two Tests of the ongoing five-match series against England, has said that he is optimistic about making a return in the national team in the coming future.

  • India Vs England Test Series : Indian pacers rock England

    Southampton : Indian seamers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, produced a disciplined bowling effort to dismiss England for 246 on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test, here on Thursday. Bumrah (3-46) scalped three wickets, while Ishant Sharma (2-26), Mohammed Shami (2-51) and spinner R Ashwin (2-40) took two wickets each and Hardik Pandya (1-51) accounted for one as India dominated the proceedings on the opening day.

  • Kohli hints at playing unchanged XI in 4th Test against England

    Southampton : R Ashwin has recovered from his hip injury and is fit to play the fourth Test against England, said Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who hinted that he would field an unchanged side on Thursday after changing the playing XI in each of the last 38 Tests.

  • People stopped believing in us but we didn’t: Virat Kohli

    Nottingham : Indian captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that his team never stopped believing in their abilities even though a lot of people had given up on them after back-to-back defeat against England in the first two Test matches.

  • India vs England 3rd Test: Virat Kohli ton puts India in driver’s seat; set England 521 target

    Nottingham: India declared their second innings at 352/7, setting a target of 521 runs for England to win the third Test with two days remaining at Trent Bridge here on Monday.  At close England were 23 for no loss. Skipper Virat Kohli (103) struck his 23rd Test ton, his fourth slowest century coming off 197 balls, to guide India to the massive score.

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    India vs England: Brilliant Virat Kohli takes India’s lead past 400

    Nottingham: Skipper Virat Kohli continued his fine form, scoring an unbeaten 93 as India reached a commanding 270 for three at tea on day three of the third cricket Test against England, here today. At the break, Ajinkya Rahane (17 not out) was giving Kohli company as India consolidated their overall lead to 438 runs.

  • Hardik Pandya puts India in command

    Nottingham : Hardik Pandya picked up his maiden five-wicket haul as India bowled out England for 161 in the first innings to take the upperhand in the third cricket Test, here on Sunday. After posting 329 in their first innings, Pandya picked up a career-best five for 28 as England lost 10 wickets in the post lunch session of the second day to be bowled out in 38.2 overs at Trent Bridge.

  • I analysed my batting after Lord’s Test: Rahane

    Nottingham : Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane says he analysed his batting a lot after twin failures in the first two Tests against England, the effort resulting in a characteristically gritty 81 at Trent Bridge.

  • It would be bookable offence if India lose in England and Australia, says Ian Chappell

    New Delhi : Australian cricket great Ian Chappell feels India losing back-to-back Test series — in England and against a depleted side Down Under — would be a ‘bookable offence’. Former captain Chappell also said the next few months will be a defining period in Virat Kohli’s captaincy career.

  • We understand all players are playing for their careers: Bangar

    Nottingham: Assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says India’s batsmen are under tremendous pressure and “playing for their careers” after their horror run in the first two Tests against England resulted in embarrassing defeats. World number one India trail the five-match series 0-2, but put up a solid batting display on the first day of the third game to 307 for six at stumps.

  • Kohli, Rahane make it India’s day at Nottingham

    Nottingham : India had their collective best day of the Test series despite the rare instance of Virat Kohli (97) failing to convert a half-century and Ajinkya Rahane falling in the 80s.

  • Kohli hits out critics of chop-and-change policy, calls it ‘bizzare’

    Nottingham : India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday said his players don’t feel threatened because of his chop-and-change policy and called it “quite a bizarre thought to have”, taking a dig at those questioning the trend. Kohli has made 37 changes in 37 Tests as captain and that trend looks set to continue when India meet England in a must-win third Test here on Saturday.