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Aug 17, 2014

Cook hails England resilience after sudden revival

LONDON (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to his team’s character after they crushed India by an innings and 244 runs in the fifth test on Sunday to win the series 3-1.

England fell 1-0 behind after losing the second test at Lord’s, their 10th successive test without a victory, before winning the next three matches by emphatic margins to complete a remarkable revival.

Aug 17, 2014

India simply not good enough, says Dhoni

LONDON (Reuters) – India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match test series against England 3-1 on Sunday.

The touring side played excellently to win the second test at Lord’s after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were blown away in the last three matches following a series of spectacular batting collapses.

Aug 17, 2014

Cricket-India simply not good enough, says Dhoni

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match test series against England 3-1 on Sunday.

The touring side played excellently to win the second test at Lord’s after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were blown away in the last three matches following a series of spectacular batting collapses.

Aug 17, 2014

Cricket-Cook hails England resilience after sudden revival

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to his team’s character after they crushed India by an innings and 244 runs in the fifth test on Sunday to win the series 3-1.

England fell 1-0 behind after losing the second test at Lord’s, their 10th successive test without a victory, before winning the next three matches by emphatic margins to complete a remarkable revival.

Aug 17, 2014

England eye series victory after Root century

LONDON (Reuters) – Joe Root’s unbeaten 149 put England in complete control of the final test against India and they picked up the wickets of openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir before lunch on the third day on Sunday.

England were bowled out for 486, a lead of 338, and India crumbled to nine for two before rain forced the players off the field 10 minutes before the scheduled interval.

Aug 17, 2014

Cricket-England eye series victory after Root century

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Joe Root’s unbeaten 149 put England in complete control of the final test against India and they picked up the wickets of openers Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir before lunch on the third day on Sunday.

England were bowled out for 486, a lead of 338, and India crumbled to nine for two before rain forced the players off the field 10 minutes before the scheduled interval.

Aug 17, 2014

Joe takes root to turn the screw on India

LONDON (Reuters) – Joe Root passed fifty for the fifth time in the series to lift England to 385 for seven and a commanding lead of 237 runs at the close on the second day of the fifth test against India at The Oval on Saturday.

Alastair Cook made 79, Gary Ballance 64 and Jos Buttler 45 as England turned the screw after their four-pronged seam attack dismissed the touring side for 148 on the first day.

Aug 16, 2014

Cricket-Joe takes root to turn the screw on India

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Joe Root passed fifty for the fifth time in the series to lift England to 385 for seven and a commanding lead of 237 runs at the close on the second day of the fifth test against India at The Oval on Saturday.

Alastair Cook made 79, Gary Ballance 64 and Jos Buttler 45 as England turned the screw after their four-pronged seam attack dismissed the touring side for 148 on the first day.

Aug 16, 2014

Cricket-India fight back with four key wickets

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – India fought back by taking four key wickets in the afternoon session as England moved on unconvincingly to 246 for five at tea on the second day of the fifth test at The Oval on Saturday.

Alastair Cook, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Moeen Ali were dismissed after lunch, halting England’s momentum as they look to build a big lead after bowling India out for 148.

Aug 16, 2014

Cook and Ballance turn screw on India

LONDON (Reuters) – Captain Alastair Cook passed fifty for the third time in four innings to lift England to 148 for one at lunch on the second day of the fifth test against India at The Oval on Saturday.

The hosts, 2-1 up in the series, lost young opener Sam Robson for 37 in the second over before Cook and Gary Ballance shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 82 to turn the screw on India who were skittled out for 148 on the opening day.