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Jos Buttler finally makes the point that talent will eventually tell | Ali Martin

It has taken 38 innings for Buttler to record his maiden Test century and it was his application, not just his ball-striking, that stood outIt was not have been enough to earn him the nickname of St Jude – the patron saint of lost causes – but in secur…

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England set for defeat against India despite Buttler’s brilliant rearguard century

• India 329 & 352-7dec; England 161 & 311-9• Buttler makes 106 but hosts heading to Trent Bridge defeatThe margin of defeat will surely be massive but we do not yet know the exact numbers. A bizarre day’s cricket finished with England on 311 fo…

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A first win in England: India and the elephant will never forget | Simon Burnton

The 1971 Oval Test was an historic one and memorable because of a sleepy captain and a pachyderm named BellaThere used to be two shops in Birmingham called Tyseley Pet Stores. While in one advert they boasted of their stocks of “puppies, rabbits, guine…

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A first win in England: India and the elephant will never forget | Simon Burnton

The 1971 Oval Test was an historic one and memorable because of a sleepy captain and a pachyderm named BellaThere used to be two shops in Birmingham called Tyseley Pet Stores. While in one advert they boasted of their stocks of “puppies, rabbits, guine…

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England chasing record 521 to win third Test against India: day four – live!

Hosts need world-record run chase to win third TestCounty cricket: Yorkshire v Worcs, Somerset v Essex – live!And feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 11.07am BST 10th over: England 27-1 (Cook 12, Root 0) Per the wicket description, Ishant bea…

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Jonny Bairstow faces missing final two India Tests with finger injury

• Wicketkeeper fractures top of middle finger on left hand• ‘It’s not displaced and that is a big thing,’ says BairstowInjury was added to insult for England on a demoralising third day of the third Test against India in Nottingham when Jonny Bairstow …

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Bairstow’s damaged digit may help England solve several problems | Ali Martin

Jos Buttler was soon back behind the stumps after a three-year absence, a scenario many have long felt should be the caseThey flooded into Trent Bridge on Monday, in what was a credit to the marketing folk at Nottinghamshire. But what transpired for th…

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Virat Kohli’s majestic century leaves England facing third Test drubbing

• India 329 and 352-7 dec; England 161 and 23-0• England must smash run chase record to take victoryIndia set England a target of 521 to win the third test and clinch the series after declaring their second innings on 352-7 at Trent Bridge, soon after …

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Virat Kohli’s majestic century leaves England facing third Test drubbing

• India 329 and 352-7 dec; England 161 and 23-0• England must smash run chase record to take victoryIndia set England a target of 521 to win the third test and clinch the series after declaring their second innings on 352-7 at Trent Bridge, soon after …

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

Tourists look to turn screw after commanding second dayEngland top order exposed by resurgent India sideAnd feel free to email Daniel or tweet him @DanielHarris 10.23am BST He was named man of the match in the second Test after making his maiden ton, b…

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England’s top order find themselves exposed by resurgent tourists | Ali Martin

Absence of lower-order bailout highlights the deep problems in England’s batting in third Test at Trent BridgeThere are statistics in cricket that are quirky and niche, that induce a smile or a raised eyebrow towards the curious soul that sought them o…

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India head for huge lead after Hardik Pandya cuts down England batsmen

• India 329 and 124-2, England 161• Pandya takes 5-28 off six overs in England’s 161When Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad left the field contentedly just after midday, having mopped up the last four Indian wickets for a paltry 22 runs, they must have co…

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

Over-by-over updates from the second day’s play at Trent BridgeCounty cricket: live updates from around the countryEmail Tim with your thoughts, or tweet him @TimdeLisle 11.14am BST The start has gone back another 15 minutes, to 11.30. But who needs an…

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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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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…