Cricket: Rahul delays England celebrations with defiant century

Cricket: Rahul delays England celebrations with defiant century

India’s KL Rahul celebrates his century on September 11. (Reuters Photo)   LONDON, September 11 (Reuters): Opener KL Rahul scored a defiant century to hold up England’s victory charge as India reached 167-5 at lunch on the final day of the fifth test at the Oval on Tuesday.   England need five more wickets to complete […]

Cricket: Alastair Cook’s last stand ends on 147 as England dominate

Cricket: Alastair Cook’s last stand ends on 147 as England dominate

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after losing his wicket on September 10 (Reuters Photos) LONDON, September 10 (Reuters): Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fairytale fashion with a memorable century as England built a 404-run lead over India at tea on the fourth day of the fifth test on Monday.   England’s […]

Cricket: Alastair Cook ends England career with ‘nothing left in the tank’

Cricket: Alastair Cook ends England career with ‘nothing left in the tank’

LONDON, September 3 (Reuters): Alastair Cook, England’s leading test run-scorer, will retire from international cricket after this week’s fifth test against India, the 33-year-old said on Monday.   The left-handed opening batsman, who captained England in 59 tests, admitted there was “nothing left in the tank” after enduring a poor run of form in nine […]

Cricket: England beat India by 60 runs to wrap up series

Cricket: England beat India by 60 runs to wrap up series

– September 2, 2018 England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Shikhar Dhawa. (Reuters)   SOUTHAMPTON, England, September 2 (Reuters): England bowled India out for 184 on Sunday to win the fourth test by 60 runs and wrap up the series with a match to spare.   A gritty 101-run partnership between Virat […]

Cricket: England scent victory as India limp to 46-3 chasing 245

Cricket: England scent victory as India limp to 46-3 chasing 245

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Cheteshwar Pujara. (Reuters)   SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters): England were closing in on a series victory as they reduced India to 46-3 at lunch on the fourth day of the fourth test on Sunday after setting the visitors 245 for victory.   India wrapped up England’s second […]

India wrap up third test win to set up close series finale

India wrap up third test win to set up close series finale

India’s Ajinkya Rahane takes a catch to dismiss England’s James Anderson giving India victory in the third test on August 22 (Reuters)   NOTTINGHAM, England, August 22 (Reuters): India wrapped up victory in the third test against England on Wednesday picking up the final wicket needed to secure a 203 run victory at Trent Bridge. […]

Cricket: Buttler and Stokes hold up India victory charge

Cricket: Buttler and Stokes hold up India victory charge

England’s Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler leave the field for the lunch interval. (Reuters Photo)   NOTTINGHAM, England, August 21 (Reuters): Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes provided some badly needed stability for England in the third test against India with a century partnership as they recovered to 173 for four on the fourth day.   […]

Cricket: India pile up lead as England lose Bairstow to injury

Cricket: India pile up lead as England lose Bairstow to injury

India’s Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara leave the field for the lunch interval (Reuters Photo)   NOTTINGHAM, England, August 20 (Reuters): India were in firm control of the third test against England as they advanced to 194 for two at lunch on the third day, building up a commanding lead of 362.   England, who […]

Cricket: England’s Anderson and Broad skittle India in 40 minutes

Cricket: England’s Anderson and Broad skittle India in 40 minutes

India’s Rishabh Pant reacts after losing his wicket as England’s Stuart Broad and team mates celebrate on August 19. (Reuters)   NOTTINGHAM, England, August 19 (Reuters): Pacemen Stuart Broad and James Anderson skilfully exploited helpful conditions to each take two wickets as India were dismissed for 329 in 40 minutes on the second morning of […]