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Category: England v India 2018

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Chris Woakes: ‘Ben Stokes is a big-game player, he’s worked extremely hard’

• Woakes’s fellow all-rounder catches Virat Kohli on 97• ‘He made that catch look quite easy … it was a big wicket‘Chris Woakes praised the big-game temperament of Ben Stokes after his fellow all-rounder punctuated a low-key return to the England team …

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Ben Stokes turns damp squib into cathartic release by pouching Kohli | Ali Martin

Roar at catching India’s captain on 97 shows England all-rounder’s relief at being back centre stage for the right reasonsWho writes your scripts? So asked Graham Gooch of Ian Botham at the Oval in 1986 after the all-rounder picked up a wicket with his…

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Virat Kohli inspires India fightback but misses century in third England Test

• India 307-6 vs England• Virat Kohli dismissed three short of century by Adil RashidMarshalled by their captain, Virat Kohli, India reignited this series as a contest. After their humiliation at Lord’s India finished a fine day of Test cricket on 307 …

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England v India: third Test, day one – live!

Over-by-over updates from first day’s play at Trent BridgeStokes affair a dismal tale of power without responsibilityAnd feel free to email Tim or tweet him @TimdeLisle 10.14am BST Morning everyone and welcome to something very few cricket lovers have …

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Curran makes way for Stokes but England set for more of the same | Vic Marks

The spotlight will be on the all-rounder at Trent Bridge, where swing and England’s fine record mean the third Test and series against India may be wrapped up before WednesdayTrent Bridge, some green grass, a first autumnal chill in the air plus the su…

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Virat Kohli says India must show fight to save the series at Trent Bridge

• India captain says batting must improve with side 2-0 down• Jasprit Bumrah and Rishabh Pant may come into starting XIThe joke going around Lord’s last week was that Virat Kohli’s struggles with a bad back were the result of having to carry the Indian…

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Ben Stokes back for England v India in one of Root’s ‘most difficult decisions’

• All-rounder back for third match of series at Trent Bridge• Sam Curran makes way in team despite strong displaysBen Stokes has been recalled to the England team facing India in the third Test at Trent Bridge in place of Sam Curran, captain Joe Root c…

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England’s Ben Stokes and Alex Hales still on good terms after court claims

• Stokes’s lawyer had raised Hales’s role in Bristol brawl at trial• England to assess all-rounder’s fitness before third India TestBen Stokes and Alex Hales face a protracted wait to learn if they face any cricketing sanctions but there is understood …

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Lessons for Trent Bridge: pointers for England and India before third Test | Daniel Harris

Chris Woakes has a chance to fully re-establish himself while there are plenty of issues for Virat Kohli to resolveTwo weeks ago India were on the cusp of greatness. Already the best team in the world, a win in England would enshrine them as a team for…

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Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after being cleared of affray

• All-rounder could play in Saturday’s third Test against India• ECB: ‘Range of matters for the board to fully consider’England have added Ben Stokes to their squad for Saturday’s third Test after his acquittal at Bristol crown court.Stokes, cleared of…

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The Spin | India should listen to their elders: practice makes perfect in England | Simon Burnton

Even given the modern game’s squeezed schedules playing three days of red-ball cricket before a five-Test series seemed reckless – India underprepared and are paying the priceIn January, after India had lost the first two of their three Tests in South …

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England should look ahead with Lazarus Bayliss after sealing series | Vic Marks

After winning three successive Tests England’s coach has not been widely heralded but Trevor Bayliss has shown that he is more astute than he lets onIt was not so long ago – after the first Lord’s Test of the summer, when Pakistan defeated England by n…

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Virat Kohli says India were outplayed as Joe Root lauds England’s lead – video

England captain Joe Root said every team member bowled exceptionally well and put up crucial performances as his side beat India by an innings and 159 runs. He added that it would be a dream come true if the hosts could whitewash India 5-0.An…

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Jimmy Anderson century of Lord’s Test wickets a first for the fast men | Andy Bull

By taking his tally of Test victims at a single venue to 100 the England pace bowler now rubs shoulders with the Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan in an exclusive clubThe ball that did for Murali Vijay was not the most spectacular that Jimmy Ander…

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Joe Root calls Jimmy Anderson a special commodity after England rout India

• Anderson goes past 100 Test wickets at Lord’s• Root also praises Stuart Broad for four-wicket haulJoe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a “special commodity” after the rout of India at Lord’s before calling on his players to keep striving for the perfect…

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In an idle moment Adil Rashid could have been dreaming of Yorkshire | Barney Ronay

England’s spinner did not bowl, bat or take a catch in their one-sided victory over India in the second Test at Lord’sIt is a part of modern cricket lore that all leg?spinners should unveil at some point a mind?bending new delivery. Shane Warne had the…

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In an idle moment Adil Rashid could have been dreaming of Yorkshire | Barney Ronay

England’s spinner did not bowl, bat or take a catch in their one-sided victory over India in the second Test at Lord’sIt is a part of modern cricket lore that all leg?spinners should unveil at some point a mind?bending new delivery. Shane Warne had the…

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Jimmy Anderson fireworks help England thrash India in second Test

• India 107 & 130, England 396-7dec• Anderson takes four for 23 in second inningsStuart Broad is a bystander no more. As the competition for the bowling slots in the England side hots up Broad made his first major intervention of the series, a remi…

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England v India: second Test, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from day four at Lord’sYou can email Adam here with your thoughtsDay three report: Woakes purrs to maiden hundredAndy Bull: Pope may be the answer for England 11.07am BST 82nd over: England 362-6 (Woakes 120, Curran 23) Whoa, what …

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Chris Woakes becomes a legend of Lord’s after scintillating century

• All-rounder joins elite group on all three honours boards• Woakes: ‘It was a sweet day after a frustrating summer’Chris Woakes spoke of a boyhood dream coming true, at the venue where his statistics continue to astound, after a maiden Test century th…