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Alastair Cook makes farewell century as England take control of fifth Test

• Fifth Test, day four: England 332 & 423-8dec; India 292 & 58-3• Anderson draws level with Glenn McGrath on 563 Test wicketsThe Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with …

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England v India: Cook hits farewell hundred in fifth Test – as it happened

Alastair Cook makes 147 in final Test innings before Jimmy Anderson leaves India in trouble chasing 464 with a day to play 6.53pm BST Vic Marks’s report from the Oval: Related: Alastair Cook makes farewell century as England take control of fifth Test …

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England could rest Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad on Sri Lanka trip

• England assistant Paul Farbrace confirms tactical option• If they don’t play every game, then so be it, he saysThe loss of Alastair Cook’s experience for this winter’s tour to Sri Lanka has strengthened the case for Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad be…

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Alastair Cook was a constant in cricket’s ever-changing world | Ali Martin

The retiring England opener had his moments in one-day cricket but always put the Test game firstWhen Alastair Cook made his Test debut against India, following a 10,000-mile dash from the Caribbean to Nagpur as an 11th-hour replacement for the stricke…

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Alastair Cook’s long goodbye begins and underlines his ongoing value | Barney Ronay

Former captain shares season-best opening stand of 60 and goes on to make 71 in the first innings of his 161st and final TestIt was the sound of Alastair Cook leaving the crease at the Kia Oval that you really noticed. There were three parts to it. Fir…

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England 198-7 at close on day one of fifth Test against India – as it happened

Alastair Cook made 71 in his final Test match but India ended the day on top as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were out for ducks 7.06pm BST Related: Alastair Cook keeps England afloat before India claim late wickets 6.32pm BST 90th over: England 198-7 …

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Where does Alastair Cook rank among England captains? | Datablog

The opener retires from Test cricket with a weight of numbers behind him. How does he compare?Alastair Cook will leave international cricket as England’s most capped Test player ​ and highest Test run scorer. The fifth Test against India, his last, wil…

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Focus shifts to Keaton Jennings as Alastair Cook prepares to bow out | Vic Marks

The retirement of England’s record runscorer means a new senior man at the top of the order is needed for the upcoming winter tour of Sri LankaAll eyes will be upon England’s opening batsman at the Oval. Lean, dignified, quick to smile and forever dili…

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Joe Root tells Alastair Cook to end England career with final century

• Captain says fitting end against India ‘might be written in stars’• Cook says he never intended Pietersen exile to be permanentJoe Root believes one last century from Alastair Cook at the Oval this week could be “written in the stars” as England look…

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Bairstow to regain Test gloves as Buttler retains ODI role, confirms Root

• Bairstow back as England’s wicketkeeper for final India Test• Captain Root makes his move to No 4 permanentThe decision to restore Jonny Bairstow to the role of England’s wicketkeeper for the fifth Test on Friday at the Oval and beyond was made with …

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Alastair Cook ready for England ‘mourning period’ but rules out return

• Retiring opener insists he will not be tempted back to Tests• Cook: ‘It’s final – I’ve done my bit for England’Alastair Cook expects to enter a period of mourning once his Test career comes to an end at the Oval but the opener has already ruled out b…

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Sam Curran draws IPL interest after England heroics against India

• Royal Challengers Bangalore among teams linked to Curran• All-rounder’s decision may depend on World Cup prospectsSam Curran’s stunning emergence for England this summer has attracted a raft of interest among the Indian Premier League’s cash-rich tea…

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Six years of change leave England with a big post-Cook hole to fill | Andy Bull

The failure to find a partner for Alastair Cook after the retirement of Andrew Strauss means it is hard to know who will be the next pair to open for England in TestsThere is going to be a hole in the England Test team this winter and, since it is over…

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Surrey’s Rory Burns hits 90 at Essex to give England selectors reminder

• Surrey 256-4 v Essex• Opener passes 1,000 runs one day after Alastair Cook’s decisionThe timing of Rory Burns, as it has been all season, was perfect as he became the first batsman this summer to pass 1,000 County Championship runs the a day after Al…

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England opt against new opener in squad for fifth Test against India

• Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope named in party for The Oval• England openers unchanged despite Alastair Cook retirementEngland have resisted the temptation to blood a new opener in the final Test of the summer against India at The Oval despite the immine…

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Alastair Cook had the will to harvest runs and stay at the top for years | Andy Bull

Former England captain applied himself to run accumulation leading to brilliant performances in India and AustraliaThe very first ball Alastair Cook faced in Test cricket was short, wide and outside off. Of course he left it alone. He refused to play a…

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