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HindustanTimes Sat,23 Aug 2014

Cricket

Joe Root piles on runs as hosts take huge lead

Joe Root led the way as England ended the second day at 385 for seven - a lead of 237 runs - in the fifth and final Test at the Oval on Saturday, in reply to India's first innings score of 148.

India women down England in one-off Test at Wormsley

India captain Mithali Raj ensured her side's return to Test cricket after an eight-year absence ended triumphantly as they beat England by six wickets in a one-off encounter on Saturday.

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top in Test vs Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 49 in his last Test innings as Sri Lanka took charge of the second and final match against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

'Nothing wrong with pitch, England were simply superb'

There were no demons in the pitch but it was simply England's improved bowling that took the fizz out of the Indian batting, says visiting fielding coach Trevor Penney.

Indians collapse yet again, hosts England in command at The Oval

England were 62 for no loss at stumps after India suffered another batting collapse to be bundled out for 148 on the opening day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.

Pakistan crumble in Colombo Test against five-wicket Herath

Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday.

Martin Crowe says Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical

New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the 'illogical' captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format.

Time for young guns to devise ways for fightback at The Oval

India's batting doesn't evoke much confidence mainly because their two main batsmen - Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara - are struggling. They came here with big reputations but have been unable to show their mettle in English conditions.

India have to take the gamble and play Jadeja

All is not lost for India in the series yet. I am a firm believer that it takes one afternoon to turn things around and the biggest challenge for MS Dhoni and the team management will be to create a sense of belief in the dressing room, says Sourav Ganguly.

Broad takes part in practice session for England

England paceman Stuart Broad bowled and batted in a net session on Thursday, on the eve of the fifth Test against India, while wearing a splint to protect his broken nose.

Mahela Jayawardene fails in first innings of final Test

Mahela Jayawardene fell cheaply in his final Test as Pakistan came back strongly in the last session to grab five wickets and reduce Sri Lanka to 261 for eight on the first day of the second Test in Colombo on Thursday.

BCCI recommends Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, Kohli for Padma Shri

The BCCI has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

India hope for Ishant Sharma return

A tightly-packed schedule of five Tests in the space of 42 days has done India few favours as they head to south London for the start of the series finale on Friday.

Reasons galore for India to fret, just one to lift spirits

The cricket world knows India to be poor travellers and during this tour of England too, MS Dhoni and his boys have done little to change the belief. However, back to their base in their ‘favourite’ city London, the Indians appeared to be feeling more at home.

India vs England: Dhoni and Broad miss training

England's Stuart Broad and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni both missed their teams' respective training sessions at The Oval on Wednesday ahead of the fifth Test, which starts on Friday.
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