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England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

India in total command after Pandya's five-for

Having taken a first-innings lead of 168, India's top order built a huge advantage on day two at Trent Bridge

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Gollapudi: Pandya shows he's a quick learner as ball does the talking

India had recovered from a poor start with the ball by the time Hardik Pandya was brought on, but it remained a key period of the Test. It quickly went their way

Stats - From 54 for 0 to 161 all out in 158 deliveries

The best of the stats as India enjoy a day to remember at Trent Bridge

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

#PoliteEnquiries: How long before Kohli is Rashid's bunny?

George Dobell and Melinda Farrell answer your questions on Rashid, reviews and the unfortunate signs of ageing


Rashid's key wicket countered by Stokes' rusty return

A hard-fought, entertaining day of Test cricket threw up a number of talking points about England's performance in the field

England ponder resting Anderson, Broad from SL tour

While nothing is confirmed there could be a consideration being given to planning for a time without England's two leading wicket-takers

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Kohli's legacy will be defined by the next few months

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3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Small changes make a big difference for Broad and England

The fast bowler reveals the change of mindset that has made a key difference to the England bowling attack against India

'I got four, but should have got six or seven'

Stuart Broad speaks to ESPNcricinfo about his destructive spell at Lord's and discusses finding some of best form after a difficult 2017


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3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Gollapudi: Time for Shastri to wade in and get hands dirty

The India coach will not be doing his job if he agrees with everything Kohli feels is good for the team

Monga: India refuse to take a backward step, but is it prudent?

India have been so obsessed with their off stumps that they are missing out on scoring opportunities with the cut shot

Manjrekar: What India's batsmen must do at Trent Bridge

A checklist for the top five (barring Virat Kohli) as India head into a match they must not lose if the series is to stay alive

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Rishabh Pant in line for debut at Trent Bridge?

The wicketkeeper batsman averaged 63 in the two unofficial Tests on India A's recent tour of England

Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid

Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Playing Kuldeep at Lord's was a mistake - Shastri

India coach also backs under-fire Rahane and calls him a 'pillar of India's batting'

WATCH - India train ahead of the Trent Bridge Test

Kohli and Pant were active during India's nets session on Thursday


Kohli feeling better by the day - Shastri

The India coach says Virat Kohli is now moving much better following his bout of back stiffness at Lord's


England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Bayliss urges Stokes to make public apology

The allrounder will be assessed "mentally and physically" over the two days of training before a decision is made on whether he returns to the XI

Autographs, photos and football - Stokes returns to the England camp

Ben Stokes arrived at Trent Bridge on Thursday as England prepare for the third Test against India


How do you fit Stokes back into England's XI?

The allrounder is available for the Trent Bridge Test against India after his acquittal. But making room for him is not easy

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Will Chris Woakes beat Jimmy Anderson to become UK prime minister?

Imran Khan might be the gold standard, but he has two England challengers coming up the ranks

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A slew of batting errors

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What's going wrong for India's openers?

Why have KL Rahul, M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan been struggling overseas?


Manjrekar: Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

India have struggled in England, but batsmen of just about every team fare poorly away from home these days

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India in England 2018

Sachin Tendulkar relives his first tour of England


England's bowling attack

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Switch Hit: Is there any way back for India?

Andrew McGlashan is joined by Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher after Anderson’s second Test heroics

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Anderson 'could play until he is 40' - Bayliss

Aged 36, the fast bowler has cemented a place at the top of the ICC rankings with a match haul of 9 for 43

Rashid's non-event Test revives red-ball questions

England's legspinner endured the quietest Test since Gareth Batty in 2005, after being lured out of red-ball retirement

Batsmen gone missing

India's away record in 2018

Sans Kohli, where is India's backbone?

A lower-back injury might leave India without their captain at Trent Bridge. If that happens, how will their beleaguered batting cope?

India's away woes: Kohli alone averaging more than 20

On their 2017-18 tours of South Africa and England, India's top-order batsmen, apart from the captain, have put up some forgettable numbers

What went wrong with India's batting?

What went wrong with India's batting? Aakash Chopra believes it was a combination of not having the right temperament and too many players being out of form


Kohli hopes to be fit for the third Test

Virat Kohli admitted that his back is 'sore' but explained why he's confident he'll be ready to play at Trent Bridge


Chopra: Nair selection would not help India

Aakash Chopra explains why changing India's XI as a knee-jerk reaction would be a bad idea


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

Broad, Anderson, Woakes batter India

England completed their domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100 years

Broad hits blast-off to cap England's dominance

There were the makings of a full Broad 'streak' before rain brought an early tea, but this was the quick bowler at his menacing best

Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray

The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

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2nd Test, Lord's

Mark Nicholas: Batsmen have lost the ability to just play

The Lord's Test is just the latest in a long line of matches in which players struggled with basic technique and concentration

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2nd Test, Lord's

'Wizard' Woakes casts a spell at his Hogwarts with rare Lord's treble

It has been a frustrating season for Chris Woakes and the day before this Test he wasn't certain of his place. Now he has joined an exclusive club

Miller: Rocky foundations become a potentially series-defining shift

An India side billed as one of England's toughest challenges of recent times is facing the prospect of being 2-0 down

#PoliteEnquiries: Is being 'aggressive' the only captaincy trait Kohli has?

Andrew Miller and Melinda Farrell answer your questions, cover topics such as the India skipper, Chris Woakes and winning away from home


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

#PoliteEnquiries: Is there anything Woakes can't do at Lord's?

Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi tackle your questions on wickets, weather and Woakes


We'd have bowled anyone out today - Anderson

Fast bowler admitted he and England couldn't have asked for a better set of circumstances to cause havoc

Buttler's day of second chances as England's slips don't prove costly

Dawid Malan's omission meant another new-look cordon for England and his replacement at second slip had an interesting day

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Test series

'Kohli should let his heart guide the way' - Tendulkar


Tendulkar's message to Kohli: Never be satisfied

Advice from one India legend to another, in the wake of a masterful performance at Edgbaston that ultimately fell short

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

England bank on Baby Boom to reinvigorate long-term Test prospects

The Test readiness of England's rookies is perhaps secondary to the sense of purpose that their inclusions project

Pope gets the nod for England, but who'll miss out?

Melinda Farrell and Andrew Miller look ahead to the second Test at Lord's as England throw in another young debutant


Root deflects captaincy praise onto team-mates and eyes consistency

The England captain said victory in a tight Test brings "masses of confidence" but is looking for further improvement from his side

Second Test approaching

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Will India play an extra batsman in the second Test?

While India will be eager to fix their batting-order issues, they will be without Jasprit Bumrah for the second Test too

Pope takes rapid ascension in his stride

England rookie prepares for Lord's debut at age of 20

'Kohli should let his heart guide the way' - Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar urges India captain Virat Kohli to block out the criticism and build on his brilliant batting form from the first Test against England at Edgbaston.


Tendulkar an 'inspiration' for Ollie Pope

New England batsman Ollie Pope looks ahead to a potential Test debut against India at the age of 20.


The less Pandya bowls, the better for India - Arun

India bowling coach Bharat Arun hopes their attack go well enough at Lord's to not need the services of Hardik Pandya


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

The heat is on to play two spinners at Lord's

With temperatures hitting the mid-thirties, the challenge for the Lord's groundstaff has been to ensure there is enough moisture in the pitch to produce an even contest

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1st Test, Edgbaston

Kohli can afford to rest, others can't - Gavaskar

Former India captain says preparation has to be intense at the start of a Test series overseas, then it can taper off

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Squad news

Pope earns England call-up as Malan dropped

Chris Woakes has also been brought into the squad for the second Test against India at Lord's as a replacement for Ben Stokes who will be attending court in Bristol

A big ask for Pope but he won't be fazed with England - Stewart

Surrey's cricket director Alec Stewart predicts a bright future for Ollie Pope in the England Test side


Stokes' absence adds to England's batting concerns for Bayliss

The England coach admitted it was taking longer than he wanted to form a consistent top order but hoped victory in a tight contest would breed confidence

Curious things in cricket


James Anderson's painful golf swing

A round of golf did not go entirely to plan for the England fast bowler

Hockey World Cup ties of Ireland legspinner Tice

Having become an Ireland cricketer at 13, Elena Tice now has a Hockey World Cup silver medal to her name at 20 years of age

Deliberate throw denies club batsman century

There was a controversial finish to an English club game during the weekend

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Test cricket needs more matches like Edgbaston

This game had most of the ingredients that show five-dayers in the best light

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Dissecting an epic game

More to Test cricket than runs and wickets - Root

The England captain said an inner belief and steeliness carried a lot of weight at the highest level

England's nine degrees of separation

From the man who bowled the first ball in Tests, we trace England's 141-year Test history through 10 players


Mark Nicholas: The timeless human drama of Edgbaston 2018

Matches like this one allow for an experience of breadth and depth that the shorter forms cannot provide

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England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

Dobell: England need Stokes but he needs them more

The allrounder's match-winning spell highlighted his value to the team, but his emotional interview thereafter indicated how much being part of that team means to him

'Playing for England means so much' - Stokes

He hoped England's performance had 'shut a few mouths' after he starred on eve of his Bristol court case

Stokes the star as England win thrilling Test

James Anderson struck in the first over of the day, but Ben Stokes took the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli to seal India's fate

England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

#PoliteEnquiries: Who dropped it better? Malan or Dhawan?


Gollapudi: Ishant Sharma, India's slim Atlas

Ishant Sharma has spent a decade being under-estimated. But after a summer with Sussex he needed a solitary over to prove his value

Kohli or bust as England seek "something special"

James Anderson heaped praise on Sam Curran after his innings gave England a shot at victory

England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

#PoliteEnquiries: But could Kohli do it in Antarctica?


Dobell: The story of Sam Curran's precocious rise and rise

No England left-arm seamer has ever taken 100 Test wickets. Sam Curran has the time and the skills to buck that trend

Pressure drops after England's slip-ups in the slips

England's fielding lapses could prove to be the difference between victory and defeat as India rally round Kohli's brilliance

England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

Kohli's mic-drop adds 'humour' to series - Root

The England captain on the send-off he got from the India captain

Ashwin's remedy for 'bad habits': keep it simple

India's spinner says his county stint with Worcestershire helped him understand how to bowl in England

England injury news

Seamer waits for comeback

Roland-Jones stays positive despite double stress-fracture heartache

The Middlesex seamer broke down early in the season after returning to action following the injury which ruled him out of the Ashes

Ben Stokes trial

England news

England consider options to keep Stokes in frame for Lord's Test

The England management are keeping an open mind as to Stokes' availability, should his court case in Bristol be adjourned

England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

Miller: Why a good thrashing would not be such a bad thing for England

Going by record, England are due an absolute hiding at some stage against India. And that could have its upsides

Relaxed Kohli ready for England

On the eve of the Test series, India's captain projected a sense of calm preparedness for what could be the biggest test yet of his leadership

Dobell: No hiding place in test of credentials

For all the progress of their white-ball teams, it is hard to avoid the conclusion England have gone nowhere in Test cricket for several years

England v India

1st Test, Edgbaston

India need Vijay's calm in uncertain times

The last time he toured England, the opener faced more than 1000 balls across five Tests

Laxman's XI: Two spinners, no place for KL Rahul

VVS Laxman picks India's playing XI for the first Test against England at Edgbaston


'Being favourites or underdogs doesn't matter' - Kohli

Virat Kohli spoke about India's approach ahead of their opening Test against England at Edgbaston


Why England chose Rashid over Moeen

George Dobell and Melinda Farrell discuss England's selection for the opening Test against India at Edgbaston


The Eng-Ind rivalry: Bare chests, jellybeans and squabbles

The feisty modern history of the India-England rivalry


Jadeja: If anyone can beat England in England, it's India

The Indian allrounder believes both he and Kuldeep Yadav could play in the same XI if conditions are favourable


'Rashid criticism unfair' - Root

Joe Root defended Adil Rashid's selection in the XI for England's opening Test against India at Edgbaston


Manjrekar: Kohli getting runs early is vital

Sanjay Manjrekar and Mark Butcher preview the 1st England-India Test


Our attack can disrupt England - Rahane

Alastair Cook also feels India's pace attack has the "strength and depth" he hasn't seen in them previously

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Test series

Club cricketer helps England prepare for spin

However, a first look at the Edgbaston surface suggests talk about how much spin it could take may be overplayed

England-India risks taking place in front of modest crowds

Only Lord's has so far enjoyed strong ticket sales for the first four days of its Test which will raise further concerns about the longest format

England's alarming recent home record dissected

Openers falling early, injuries to third seamer, and poor catching are among factors that have contributed to England's decline in home Tests

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Joe Root needs to become the dominant batsman he’s meant to be

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Joe Root, India's perennial nemesis

Will India's spin doctors survive this baby-faced assassin's onslaught?


Ravi Shastri interview

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'We are playing to win. We are not here to draw games' - Shastri

The India head coach on his team's chances in England, the injuries to the quicks, and the challenge of getting the openers to build innings

Bare chests, jellybeans and DRS squabbles


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1st Test, Edgbaston

Broad accepts pace rotation looms due to hectic schedule

Five Tests in six weeks will put the pressure on quick bowlers from both sides and England have factored that into their planning

IPL friendships won't count in Test battle - Buttler

While there is now more familiarity off the field, Buttler expects the rivalry to be as competitive as ever once the first Test begins.

Will Cook give India nightmares again?

He may be going through a lean patch, but once Alastair Cook's set, he can keep the opposition toiling for hours on end, making it vital to get him early


Why hasn't Pujara emulated Dravid yet?

He's got the second-best average among every Indian Test cricketer at home, but it's time for Cheteshwar Pujara to be a good tourist too


Ajinkya Rahane: Breaking the Jinx

Will Ajinkya Rahane be able to silence his critics when India take on England in the five-Test series?


Will the 'Big Ben' strike?

Ben Stokes has struggled against India in the past. Will he turn it around this time?


Can India withstand the Broad attack?

Will he continue to trouble the Indian batsmen like he did back in 2011 and 2014?


Will James Anderson trouble Kohli again?

The prolific England pacer dismissed Kohli four times when India toured in 2014. Can he repeat the magic again?


Swann: Ashwin shouldn't just rely on variations

The former England offspinner feels Ashwin should focus on consistency and let the pitch do the rest


What Dhawan needs to be wary of in England

Sanjay Manjrekar takes us through the areas in his batting that could prove problematic for Shikhar Dhawan in overseas Tests


Ashish Nehra on India's quicks

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'Ishant needs to work on his length, Umesh on his line, and Shami on his fitness'

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Ashish Nehra breaks down India's seam attack in England

How will India's fast bowlers go in the Test series against England?


England squad

1st Test, Edgbaston

No one listens to Vaughan - Rashid lashes out at 'stupid' comments

Legspinner says "when your country wants you and asks if you are available, you cannot just say no"

Rashid's Test recall: How the cricket world reacted

Adil Rashid was the hot topic of the day, as the spinner who turned his back on county cricket returned to the England Test side


England selection

1st Test, Edgbaston

'The greatest feeling I've ever had' - Porter

Essex's Jamie Porter reveals when he got the call confirming his place in the England Test squad


Smith 'believes strongly' in county game

Ed Smith justified Adil Rashid's selection, despite his unavailability for Yorkshire in red-ball cricket, saying he had full support from the captain and selectors

Switch Hit: England's Rash decision?

Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller join Alan Gardner to talk Adil Rashid’s controversial call-up

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