Cricket: England beat India by 31 runs to take 1-0 lead

Cricket: England beat India by 31 runs to take 1-0 lead

England’s Adil Rashid celebrates the wicket of India’s Ishant Sharma with team mates. (Reuters)   BIRMINGHAM, August 4 (Reuters): England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli to give the hosts a stunning victory by 31 runs on the fourth day of the first test match […]

Cricket: Sam Curran outshines peers to be unlikely hero of first test

Cricket: Sam Curran outshines peers to be unlikely hero of first test

England’s Sam Curran celebrates after taking the wicket of India’s KL Rahul (Reuters)   BIRMINGHAM, August 4 (Reuters): It was billed to be a contest between England’s most prolific wicket-taker James Anderson and India’s top batsman Virat Kohli.   But in the end, an unlikely 20-year-old playing in only his second test match stole the […]

England win toss, to bat first against India

England win toss, to bat first against India

India’s Virat Kohli walks out for play. (Reuters)   August 1 (Reuters): England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat in the opening test of the five match series against India at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Wednesday.   “Looks a good surface. Some moisture which should burn off, looks good to bat… […]

Villa hold off Boro to reach Championship playoff final

Villa hold off Boro to reach Championship playoff final

Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia in action with Middlesbrough’s Fabio (Reuters Photo)   [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”13″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]   (Reuters): Aston Villa sealed their place in the Championship playoff final after holding Middlesbrough at bay in a tense 0-0 draw at […]