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May 26, 2015

Analysis – England look up after thrilling Lord’s victory

LONDON (Reuters) – When England crumbled to 30 for four on Thursday morning in the first test against New Zealand, their captain Alastair Cook would have been a worried man.

Buffeted by weeks of off-field controversy in which coach Peter Moores was sacked and the Kevin Pietersen non-selection saga took centre stage, England took the field in bad shape.

May 26, 2015

Cricket-England look up after thrilling Lord’s victory

LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) – When England crumbled to 30 for four on Thursday morning in the first test against New Zealand, their captain Alastair Cook would have been a worried man.

Buffeted by weeks of off-field controversy in which coach Peter Moores was sacked and the Kevin Pietersen non-selection saga took centre stage, England took the field in bad shape.

May 25, 2015

Forgotten man Farbrace keeps things simple for England

LONDON (Reuters) – Interim England coach Paul Farbrace emphasised the fun factor after leading his team to a thrilling 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test on Monday.

With England poised to appoint Australian Trevor Bayliss as coach in time for the Ashes series starting in July, Farbrace looked back with great satisfaction on his team’s performance at Lord’s.

May 25, 2015

Cricket-Forgotten man Farbrace keeps things simple for England

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Interim England coach Paul Farbrace emphasised the fun factor after leading his team to a thrilling 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test on Monday.

With England poised to appoint Australian Trevor Bayliss as coach in time for the Ashes series starting in July, Farbrace looked back with great satisfaction on his team’s performance at Lord’s.

May 25, 2015

England v New Zealand first test

LONDON (Reuters) – Following is a timeline on the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s which England won by 124 runs on Monday.

*England collapse to 30-4 on the first morning after being sent into bat.

*Joe Root leads the revival with a fluent 98 and Ben Stokes blasts a stroke-laden 92. Jos Buttler makes 67 and Moeen Ali 58 as England score 389.

May 25, 2015

Cricket-England v New Zealand first test

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – Following is a timeline on the first test between England and New Zealand at Lord’s which England won by 124 runs on Monday.

*England collapse to 30-4 on the first morning after being sent into bat.

*Joe Root leads the revival with a fluent 98 and Ben Stokes blasts a stroke-laden 92. Jos Buttler makes 67 and Moeen Ali 58 as England score 389.

May 25, 2015

Pundits acclaim one of the great test matches

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord’s on Monday has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest matches in the history of the game.

The contest fluctuated one way and the other over five compelling days at the home of cricket before Moeen Ali took an extraordinary catch at third man to give England the spoils.

May 25, 2015

Cricket-Pundits acclaim one of the great test matches

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – England’s 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord’s on Monday has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest matches in the history of the game.

The contest fluctuated one way and the other over five compelling days at the home of cricket before Moeen Ali took an extraordinary catch at third man to give England the spoils.

May 25, 2015

Speechless Cook hails ‘brilliant’ England victory

LONDON (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook was almost speechless with delight after his side’s 124-run victory over New Zealand in a gripping first test at Lord’s on Monday.

England bowled out the touring side for 220 on the final day, taking the last wicket with less than 10 overs remaining to win a game that ebbed and flowed over five days.

May 25, 2015

Cricket-Speechless Cook hails ‘brilliant’ England victory

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) – England captain Alastair Cook was almost speechless with delight after his side’s 124-run victory over New Zealand in a gripping first test at Lord’s on Monday.

England bowled out the touring side for 220 on the final day, taking the last wicket with less than 10 overs remaining to win a game that ebbed and flowed over five days.