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Virat Kohli and the greatest batting performances in a losing cause | The Spin

It’s not unusual for a batsman to sit astride a series, atop a pile of runs, but it is unusual for them to do so from a losing positionOf all the records that Don Bradman holds, his dominance of the 1930 Ashes series is up there with the most unbreakab…

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Virat Kohli and the greatest batting performances in a losing cause | The Spin

It’s not unusual for a batsman to sit astride a series, atop a pile of runs, but it is unusual for them to do so from a losing positionOf all the records that Don Bradman holds, his dominance of the 1930 Ashes series is up there with the most unbreakab…

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Joe Root praises ‘exceptional’ England after series win over India – video

Moeen Ali spun England to a 60-run victory over India in the fourth Test as the hosts sealed a series victory with a match to spare on Sunday. Set 245 for a series-levelling win, India were bowled out for 184 with Moeen taking four for 7…

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Sam Curran pulls a face and the wool over Virat Kohli’s furrowed brow | Ali Martin

Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali took centre stage on day two but England’s 20-year-old all-rounder dismissed India’s captainFor an insight into how much Sam Curran wants to succeed at international cricket – how much he really wants it – take a look at his fa…

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Virat Kohli says momentum is with India as tourists name unchanged side

• ‘We are in a very exciting position,’ says captain• Spinner Ravi Ashwin fit after hip injuryVirat Kohli is set to name the first unchanged team of his near four?year reign as India’s Test captain and believes his players are ready to prove they are n…

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Joe Root, Virat Kohli and Mr Tickle: five fourth Test pointers | Daniel Harris

After England’s heavy defeat to India at Trent Bridge, captain Root must lead from the front at the Ageas Bowl Related: Jonny Bairstow ‘desperate’ for England wicketkeeper role after injury Continue reading…

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Virat Kohli gives ECB’s 100-ball ‘experiment’ the thumbs down

• India’s captain declines being a guinea pig for The Hundred • ‘Commercialism is taking over the real quality of cricket’Virat Kohli has poured scorn on the ECB’s new 100-ball format called The Hundred, saying he does not want to be part of an experim…

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Virat Kohli gives ECB’s 100-ball ‘experiment’ the thumbs down

• India’s captain declines being a guinea pig for The Hundred • ‘Commercialism is taking over the real quality of cricket’Virat Kohli has poured scorn on the ECB’s new 100-ball format called The Hundred, saying he does not want to be part of an experim…

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We never lost belief in the changing room, says India captain Virat Kohli

• Aim is to become second team to win series 3-2 from 2-0 down • Almost there as world’s best travelling side, says Ravi ShastriHistory may be against them but still India emerged from their resurgent performance in the one-sided victory at Trent Bridg…

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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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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…

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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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Jimmy Anderson: ‘Conditions were ideal. It’s so much fun when it’s like that’

• Seamer says England’s bowling would have seen off any team• ‘I’d have been so disappointed if I’d messed up today’Such was the ruthless nature of England’s performance in ideal bowling conditions at Lord’s on Friday that Jimmy Anderson, the architect…

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India have invested too much power in their captain, Virat Kohli | Andy Bull

At Lord’s Kohli looked like a man who does not think his teammates can get things done unless he tells them how to do itThe second Test was all of 37 balls old when Virat Kohli found himself back in the middle, batting again. The series has had five da…

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Virat Kohli plays down India batting fears before second Test – video

India captain Virat Kohli insists there is no ‘pattern’ after his team-mates failed to deliver runs in the narrow defeat to England. Kohli scored 200 runs in the first Test, while the rest of India’s batting line-up managed 236 between them. The second…

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India’s record-equalling generation face their defining Test at Lord’s this week | The Spin

Virat Kohli’s team for Edgbaston had eight men over 29 and probably need to win this series and the one in Australia to satisfy the captain’s stated ambition for his No 1-ranked sideIn Phoenix from the Ashes, his book of the 1981 series, the England ca…

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England beat India by 31 runs in first Test as Ben Stokes denies Virat Kohli

• England 287 & 180, India 274 & 162; England win by 31 runs• Stokes traps Kohli lbw for 51 to turn fourth day in hosts’ favourBen Stokes took the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli for 51 as England won a dramatic first Test by 31 runs at Edgbaston…

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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…