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England’s win over India in first Test will ‘close some mouths,’ says Ben Stokes

• Joe Root praises Stokes for putting his court case to one side• Man of the match Sam Curran: ‘I just played my natural game’Ben Stokes spoke of his pride at playing for his country following a spell of match-winning brilliance that offered the latest…

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Jimmy Anderson believes it is a case of Kohli’s wicket or bust for England

• Anderson: ‘I’ve been encouraged how I have bowled to Kohli’• Michael Vaughan: ‘Joe Root has to trust bowlers and stay calm’Jimmy Anderson said he would go to bed dreaming of taking Virat Kohli’s wicket as England look to claim the remaining five wick…

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Ishant Sharma and dropped catches leave Dawid Malan facing England axe | Ali Martin

India seamer shows benefits of stint with Jason Gillespie at Sussex to take five wickets and put England batsman in a sweatWhen strolling down to Edgbaston from the leafy boho suburb of Moseley one passes the adjoining Colts Ground and on the morning o…

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Sam Curran praises Virat Kohli’s century as England regret dropped catches

• ‘Credit to a great innings,’ England bowler says of Kohli’s 149• India captain put down by Dawid Malan on 21 and 51Virat Kohli’s masterful century and the late removal of Alastair Cook via another peach of a ball from Ravi Ashwin mean this compelling…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/aug/02/sam-curran-virat-kohli-century-england-india-first-test

Virat Kohli mocks rival Joe Root with mic-drop celebration after run out

• England captain used celebration in last month’s one-day series • Root dismissal for 80 sparks England first-day collapse to 285-9Virat Kohli may have lit the touch-paper on what could prove to be a fiery Test series after the India captain ran out J…

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India take early advantage in battle of two flawed selections for the first Test | Ali Martin

Alastair Cook’s ninth-over dismissal by Ravi Ashwin would have had both sides wondering why they started out with only one frontline spinnerIt was a beautiful delivery that sent Alastair Cook on his way. Ravi Ashwin had been introduced by India for the…

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England set to rotate Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad due to tight schedule

• India series made up of five Tests in six weeks• Both senior bowlers are returning from injuryEngland have spoken to Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad about the likelihood of their being rotated against India at some stage, with the new‑ball pairing to…

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England hit Australia for six with Jos Buttler to the fore again in T20

• England 221-5; Australia 193• England win one-off Twenty20 international by 28 runsAustralia will depart these shores with six defeats from six after a one-off Twenty20 in which England reproduced the dominance of the whitewashed one-day series. Jos …

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Paul Farbrace hands Buttler opening role for England’s T20 against Australia

• In-form Buttler promoted after IPL success as opener• Farbrace admits interest in succeeding Trevor BaylissPaul Farbrace has confirmed his interest in becoming England’s next full-time head coach and made a positive first move as the interim for the …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/26/paul-farbrace-england-jos-buttler-australia-t20

Warwickshire’s Olly Stone: ‘I greet each wicket with a fist-pump now’

The paceman thought his career may be over after rupturing his ACL jumping to celebrate a wicket in 2016 but he could now be the answer to England’s fast-bowling prayersPace. It felt the final frontier for England on their ill-fated voyage to Australia…

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