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May 23, 2015

Cricket-Cook and Bell survive test of character

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, England’s two most experienced batsmen, withstood a fearsome working over by the New Zealand pace attack in a gripping final session of the third day of the first test on Saturday.

The pair came together with England reeling on 25 for two and a rampant Trent Boult and Tim Southee steaming in at Lord’s supported by a raft of close fielders including the unusual sight of five slips.

May 23, 2015

Cricket-Cook and Bell dig in but New Zealand in charge

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Alastair Cook and Ian Bell survived a torrid final session to guide England to 74 for two on the third day of the first test against New Zealand on Saturday but the hosts still face a tough task to save the match.

England trail by 60 runs after New Zealand were bowled out for 523, Kane Williamson contributing a patient 132.

May 23, 2015

Williamson ton helps New Zealand stretch lead

LONDON (Reuters) – Kane Williamson made a patient 132 as New Zealand moved on to 507 for eight, a lead of 118 over England at tea on day three of the first test at Lord’s on Saturday.

Williamson, 92 not out overnight, quickly completed his 10th test century before going into attritional mode.

May 23, 2015

Cricket-Williamson ton helps New Zealand stretch lead

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Kane Williamson made a patient 132 as New Zealand moved on to 507 for eight, a lead of 118 over England at tea on day three of the first test at Lord’s on Saturday.

Williamson, 92 not out overnight, quickly completed his 10th test century before going into attritional mode.

May 22, 2015

Guptill, Latham give New Zealand steady start

LONDON (Reuters) – Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham gave New Zealand a solid start as they reached 44 for no wicket in reply to England’s 389 at lunch on the second day of the first test at Lord’s on Friday.

Guptill was caught by Alastair Cook at first slip off Mark Wood just before the interval but the pace bowler was denied his first test wicket because replays showed he had over-stepped the crease and the delivery was called a no ball.

May 22, 2015

Cricket-Guptill, Latham give New Zealand steady start

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – Openers Martin Guptill and Tom Latham gave New Zealand a solid start as they reached 44 for no wicket in reply to England’s 389 at lunch on the second day of the first test at Lord’s on Friday.

Guptill was caught by Alastair Cook at first slip off Mark Wood just before the interval but the pace bowler was denied his first test wicket because replays showed he had over-stepped the crease and the delivery was called a no ball.

May 22, 2015

West Indies must turn talent into consistency – Ambrose

LONDON (Reuters) – West Indies must find a way to turn the undoubted talent in their ranks into consistent performances that will win test series, former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose said on Thursday.

Ambrose, 51, is now coaching the Caribbean team’s bowlers and has been encouraged by their development.

May 22, 2015

Cricket-West Indies must turn talent into consistency – Ambrose

LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) – West Indies must find a way to turn the undoubted talent in their ranks into consistent performances that will win test series, former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose said on Thursday.

Ambrose, 51, is now coaching the Caribbean team’s bowlers and has been encouraged by their development.

May 21, 2015

Firebrand Stokes proves his worth for England

LONDON (Reuters) – England’s Ben Stokes provided a timely reminder of his immense talent with a sparkling innings of 92 which turned the first test against New Zealand on Thursday.

The 23-year-old all-rounder made a fine 120 against Australia at Perth in the 5-0 Ashes mauling in 2013-14 but had done precious little since to justify the rave reviews he received for that knock.

May 21, 2015

Cricket-Firebrand Stokes proves his worth for England

LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – England’s Ben Stokes provided a timely reminder of his immense talent with a sparkling innings of 92 which turned the first test against New Zealand on Thursday.

The 23-year-old all-rounder made a fine 120 against Australia at Perth in the 5-0 Ashes mauling in 2013-14 but had done precious little since to justify the rave reviews he received for that knock.