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Friday, Aug 17

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Ben Stokes replaces Sam Curran in England team for third test against India, captain Joe Root confirms

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Ben Stokes has been named in the England team to play India in the third Test at Trent Bridge, captain Joe Root said. Stokes was recalled to the squad just hours after being cleared of affray earlier this week and replaces Sam Curran in…

Tuesday, Aug 14

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Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after being found NOT guilty of affray for fight outside Bristol nightclub

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England have added Ben Stokes to their squad for this weekend’s third Test after his acquittal at Bristol Crown Court. Stokes, cleared of a charge of affray on Tuesday lunchtime, was not in the 13-man squad England announced the previous…

Monday, Aug 13

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Alex Hales could have caused injuries to man knocked out by Ben Stokes, jury told

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England cricketer Alex Hales may have caused injuries to a man who was later knocked unconscious by team-mate Ben Stokes, a court has heard. Stokes, 27, has insisted he was acting in self-defence when he hit Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 27…

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Ben Stokes left out of England squad for third Test against India

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England have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the third Test against India, with no place for Ben Stokes. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed, less than 24 hours after the team’s innings-and-159-run victory at Lord’s, that the…

Sunday, Aug 12

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Stuart Broad and James Anderson star as England take control of Test series against India despite temperamental weather

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Stuart Broad and James Anderson were in brilliant form as they ripped through the Indian batting order to help England race to a 2-0 series lead after winning by an innings and 159 runs in a rain-ravaged Lord’s Test. Broad finished with…

Saturday, Aug 11

23

England vs India: Hosts in command as Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow turn the screw

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Chris Woakes’ maiden Test century and record stand with Jonny Bairstow put England out of sight against India on day three of the second Specsavers Test at Lord’s. Woakes (120no), recalled after injury here as a replacement for Ben Stokes…

Friday, Aug 10

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Ben Stokes tells court he was not ‘really very drunk’ on night of Bristol arrest

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England cricketer Ben Stokes has denied being “really very drunk” and “enraged” when he knocked unconscious two revellers near a nightclub, a court has heard. The 27-year-old all-rounder insisted he had intervened to stop Ryan Ali, 28, and…

Thursday, Aug 9

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Ben Stokes tells jury he ‘stepped in after gay men suffered homophobic abuse’

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England cricketer Ben Stokes has told a jury he stepped in after hearing two revellers shout homophobic abuse at two gay men. The all-rounder, 27, is accused of knocking out two friends, Ryan Hale, 27, and Ryan Ali, 28, during an alleged…

Wednesday, Aug 8

Ben Stokes ‘was the main aggressor in nightclub fight’, court told

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England cricketer Ben Stokes was the “main aggressor” in a fight that took place near a nightclub, an onlooker told a court. The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton Triangle area of Bristol during the early hours of…

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England vs India: Joe Root puts faith in Surrey youngster Ollie Pope for second test

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England captain Joe Root believes batting at four could be “quite a jump” for Ollie Pope but is confident the Surrey youngster will rise to the challenge in the second Test against India. Pope has never batted in the top five in the…

Tuesday, Aug 7

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Ben Stokes flicked cigarette butt at gay men after abusing bouncer, court hears

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England cricketer Ben Stokes was abusive to a doorman before mocking two gay men leaving a nightclub and flicking a cigarette butt at them, a court heard. The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of affray in the Clifton triangle area of…

Monday, Aug 6

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England cricket star Ben Stokes ‘mocked gay man’ before nightclub fight and ‘lost his control’, court hears

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England cricketer Ben Stokes mocked a gay man and threw a cigarette butt at his head before knocking two men unconscious in an fight outside a nightclub in Bristol, a jury heard. The 27-year-old all-rounder is accused of punching Ryan Hale…

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England cricketer Jimmy Anderson hits himself in the face with golf ball

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Jimmy Anderson probably has one of the best right arms in cricket, but maybe it is too powerful for golf? The England man and his team-mate Stuart Broad were relaxing with a round of golf when he attempted to navigate his way out of the…

Sunday, Aug 5

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England v India: Uncapped Ollie Pope replaces Dawid Malan for second Test at Lord’s

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England have called up uncapped batsman Ollie Pope for their second Test Match against India at Lord’s on Thursday. The Surrey middle-order batsman replaces Dawid Malan, while Warwickshire seamer Chris Woakes returns to the squad –…

Saturday, Aug 4

England claim 31-run victory over India in nail-biting 1,000th Test match

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England finally broke Virat Kohli’s resistance to secure a 31-run victory over India after a titanic struggle in their 1,000th Test match. Ben Stokes (four for 40) delivered the telling blows on the fourth morning of the Specsavers series…

Friday, Aug 3

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England fight back against India to leave test on knife-edge as Sam Curran shines again

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The outcome of England’s 1,000th Test was on a knife-edge after they and India traded memorable blows on a compelling third day at Edgbaston. Sam Curran’s maiden Test half-century bailed England out from 87 for seven to a second-innings…

Thursday, Aug 2

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England vs India: Virat Kohli emerges from dropped chances to punish Joe Root’s side

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Virat Kohli’s masterclass century defied England and dragged India back into the contest on a gripping second day of the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston. Sam Curran (four for 74) made a sterling home bid for the headlines, with three…

Wednesday, Aug 1

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England vs India: Hosts fall flat after promising partnership from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow

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Yorkshire Day suddenly fell flat for England at Edgbaston as Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root’s high hopes were dashed against India. England were on course for a substantial first-innings total while Root (80) and his fellow Yorkshireman…

Tuesday, Jul 31

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Cricket news: Adil Rashid to start for England against India with Jos Buttler named vice-captain

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Adil Rashid will start as England’s frontline spinner in the first Test against India on Wednesday, while Jos Buttler has been named the new vice-captain. Rashid was a controversial selection in the initial squad after renouncing his red…

Friday, Jul 27

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Adil Rashid’s England recall is ‘ridiculous’ and ‘a kick in the teeth to every other bowler in county cricket’, says Darren Gough

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Darren Gough has slammed Adil Rashid’s recall to England Test squad, branding it “ridiculous” and “a kick in the teeth to every other bowler in county cricket”. Rashid’s return to the red-ball game for next week’s 1,000th Test against…

Thursday, Jul 26

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Cricket news: Yorkshire’s Liam Plunkett agrees to join Surrey at end of the season

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Liam Plunkett will move from Yorkshire to Surrey at the end of the season, his county side have confirmed. The 33-year-old England seamer is in the final year of his contract at Headingley. He will sign a three-year contract with Surrey…

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England cricket news: Adil Rashid in shock recall for 1000th Test against India

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Adil Rashid has been called up to a 13-man England squad in a shock move by selectors for the 1,000th Test against India at Edgbaston. The 30-year-old Yorkshire leg-spinner’s inclusion comes despite his decision to quit all first-class…

Tuesday, Jul 17

22

Joe Root century helps England to ODI series victory over India

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Joe Root scored another century as England cruised to an eight-wicket success to seal their first one-day international series victory over India since 2011. Root and Eoin Morgan’s unbroken third-wicket stand at Headingley was worth 186 –…

Saturday, Jul 14

Joe Root stars as England remain No.1 ODI team with resilient victory over India

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Joe Root’s 113 proved enough for England to see off India by 86 runs at Lord’s and retain their status as the world’s top-ranked one-day international outfit. Root equalled Marcus Trescothick’s England record of 12 ODI centuries as the…

Friday, Jul 13

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Former England batsman James Taylor appointed team’s independent selector

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James Taylor has been appointed as England’s full-time independent selector. The former Nottinghamshire and England batsman was forced to retire prematurely in 2016 due to a serious heart condition. The 28-year-old will now return to the…

Thursday, Jul 12

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Lacklustre England lose to India by eight wickets in first one-day international

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Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav inspired dominant India as the tourists demolished England by eight wickets in the first one-day international at Trent Bridge. Vice-captain Rohit hit a wonderful 137 not out after Kuldeep had done the damage…

Tuesday, Jul 10

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Geoffrey Boycott recovering after quadruple open heart bypass surgery

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Former England and Yorkshire batsman Geoffrey Boycott is recovering from quadruple open heart bypass surgery, his family announced on Tuesday. In a statement posted on her father’s official Twitter account Emma Boycott said the 77-year-old…

Sunday, Jul 8

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England lose deciding T20 game in series against India by seven wickets

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England came up short in their Bristol decider as Rohit Sharma’s world record-equalling third Twenty20 international century eased India to a series-sealing seven-wicket victory. Jason Roy (67) threatened to put England’s stamp on this sun…

Saturday, Jul 7

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Joe Hart was playing cricket while England were beating Sweden in the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals

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Football may well be coming home, but Joe Hart has been there all summer long. After being left out of England’s World Cup squad, Hart decided to try his hand at cricket on Saturday – while the Three Lions were in quarter-final action…

Tuesday, Jul 3

India beat England by eight wickets in opening T20 international

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England’s winning white-ball run came to a juddering halt at Old Trafford as India stormed into a 1-0 lead at the start of the Vitality IT20 series. Jos Buttler’s seventh Twenty20 half-century in his last eight attempts, dating back to his…