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Gayle’s century in vain as Roy, Root hit tons

England have taken the lead in the five-match series

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ICC charges Shannon Gabriel over homophobic remark

England skipper Joe Root had been caught on stump mic discussing issue with pacer

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England dominate West Indies in St Lucia as Root hits ton

England skipper unbeaten at 111 from 209 balls at stumps on day three

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Joe Root, Jos Buttler to play for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League

The two cricketers got the clearance from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to play in the first half of the competition.

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James Anderson becomes first English bowler to top test rankings in 38 years

English pacer James Anderson has moved at the top of ICC Test bowlers rankings following his performance against India at Lord’s

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Anderson dominates as India bowled out for 107

Jimmy Anderson showed he remains a deadly proposition in English conditions taking 5-20 as England bowled out India for a miserly 107 on the second day of the second test at Lord’s

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Virat Kohli becomes world’s top test batsman

Virat Kohli overtook Steve Smith to become the No.1 Test batsman in the world.

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Kohli scores brilliant century to leave first test finely poised

Virat Kohli scored a gritty 149 to rescue India and leave the intriguing first test finely balanced as England were left to rue several missed chances before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Thursday.

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Root century sets up England’s series-levelling win over India

Joe Root’s century helped England beat India by 86 runs in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday and level the three-match series 1-1.

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Root accepts England have a ‘point to prove’ against Pakistan

England captain Joe Root has admitted his side have a “point to prove” as they look to square a two-Test series with Pakistan. Root’s men could be without Ben Stokes after the all-rounder suffered a tight hamstring during fielding practice at Headingley on Wednesday. Stokes will now undergo a scan to assess the full extent…

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Sarfraz believes Pakistan can be even better against England

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes his side can hit even greater heights against England in the second Test at Headingley despite a nine-wicket win in the series opener at Lord’s. Victory, completed inside four days at the ‘home of cricket,’ put Pakistan 1-0 up with one to play and on the verge of a first…

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Root and Bayliss slam fixing claims

England captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss both described allegations their side fixed aspects of a Test against India at Chennai in 2016 as “outrageous”. After England’s nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord’s on Sunday, Root was asked to comment on the allegations made in a programme about spot-fixing to…

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England bat against Pakistan in Lord’s Test

England won the toss and chose and chose to bat in the first Test against Pakistan at Lord’s on Thursday. Pakistan has won two out of their previous five Test matches, whereas England has failed to win a single of their previous five-day games. Pakistan drew its tour match against Kent but went on to…

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Root, Stokes among marquee players for IPL auction

MUMBAI: Foreign stars including England captain Joe Root, Australian paceman Mitchell Starc and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis dominate the list of top-ranking players for this year’s IPL auction. Bidding will start at $312,500 for the top 36 to come under the hammer next weekend, with the eight Indian Premier League teams expected to…

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Cricket: 282 foreign players line up for 2018 IPL auction

New Delhi: England Test skipper and star batsman Joe Root is among 282 foreign players looking to play in this year’s big-paying Indian Premier League, the cricket board announced Saturday. The player auction for the 11th IPL Twenty20 tournament is set for January 27-28 in Bangalore, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)…

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Joe Root back in England team for ODI opener: Morgan

MELBOURNE: Joe Root is set to play for England in Sunday’s opening one-day international in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness but Australia opener David Warner is troubled by a stomach bug. Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan…

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Joe Root urged not to play IPL 2018

LONDON: England’s Head Coach Trevor Bayliss has urged Joe Root to not participate in this 2018 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a busy international schedule this year. England has a busy international schedule this year as they have to play limited-over games in Australia and are also scheduled to tour New Zealand…

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Ailing captain Root bats on in bid to save England

Stricken captain Joe Root returned to batting after a night struggling with a stomach bug to keep England alive on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test against Australia on Monday. Root went to hospital overnight with England Cricket initially saying he had “severe dehydration” after fielding and batting in intense heat on Sunday….

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Ashes series: Malan reassures Root will start hitting tons

SYDNEY: Dawid Malan has backed his captain Joe Root to convert his innings into centuries after again missing out on an elusive first century in the Ashes series against Australia. Root took another sickening body blow when his 141-ball vigil was ended by a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh with two overs left on…

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Australia 314 for 4 at lunch in third Test

LONDON: Australia were 314 for four at lunch on the third day of the third Ashes Test against England in Perth on Saturday. Steve Smith was on 139 and Mitchell Marsh was on 39, the home side trailing England’s first innings tally of 403 by 89 runs with six wickets in hand. Steve Smith took…

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Ashes 2017: Confident Australia move on to Perth with urn on their minds

SYDNEY: Australia captain Steve Smith thinks England will struggle to get back into the Ashes series after losing in Adelaide to trail 2-0 heading into next week’s third test in Perth. Smith admitted to some nerves when the tourists mounted a comeback after he decided not to enforce the follow-on in the second test but…

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