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Australia's Pat Cummins celebrates taking the wicket of England's Joe Root Action.(Action Images via Reuters)

Pat Cummins strikes to leave Australia on verge of keeping Ashes

Manchester | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:03 AM IST
England were 18-2 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the fourth Test, still needing a further 365 runs on Sunday’s last day to reach a target of 383.
Australia's Steve Smith walks off after scoring a double hundred.(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Steve Smith walks off after scoring a double hundred.(Action Images via Reuters)

England vs Australia: Steve Smith’s double ton puts Australia in command

Manchester | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 08:26 AM IST
Australia declared their innings on 497 for 8 and England reached 23 for 1 at stumps on Day 2 of the 4th Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford
England's Ben Stokes after winning the test(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes after winning the test(Action Images via Reuters)

Stokes, like Phelps, embodies belief, never-say-die spirit

By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Whether Ben Stokes’ 135 not out is the best ever in the fourth innings to win in Test history has been the looming debate in cricket circles since that heady climax
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in action.(Action Images via Reuters)

Former England skipper rates Ben Stokes’s Headingley performance greater than Ian Botham’s

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Both performances included stamina and skill with the ball as well as a monumental performance with the bat, each of them securing narrow wins for England in cricket’s oldest rivalry.
File image of Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia: Ricky Ponting reveals bowler who could have stopped Ben Stokes in Headingley

Manchester | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 04:44 PM IST
Ben Stokes joined hands with No. 11 batsman Jack Leach and did the unthinkable by smashing eight sixes to all corners of the ground and helped the Three Lions level the fire-match series. But Ricky Ponting believes there was one Australian bowler who could have stopped Stokes on his tracks.
Nathan Lyon fails to grab the ball as Jack Leach tried to get back into his crease.(Reuters)
Nathan Lyon fails to grab the ball as Jack Leach tried to get back into his crease.(Reuters)

Ashes 2019: ‘Silly and immature behaviour’ – Shane Warne blasts Matt Prior for taunting Nathan Lyon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:35 PM IST
England vs Australia: Lyon missed an easy run-out opportunity to dismiss Leach and Stokes survived LBW shouts, with Australia unable to review, but that doesn’t take anything away from the brilliance that was on display in Leeds.
England's Jack Leach(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Jack Leach(Action Images via Reuters)

Jack Leach to get free spectacles for life, says official sponsor of Ashes

New Delhi | By ANI
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 05:00 PM IST
Specsavers confirmed in a tweet that Leach will be getting free glasses after all-rounder Ben Stokes’ tweet asking the sponsor to give the spinner free specs.
File image of James Neesham(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of James Neesham(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Hell of a month’ - James Neesham posts hilarious congratulatory tweet after England’s remarkable win

New Delhi | By ANI
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2019 11:27 AM IST
Stokes played one of the finest knocks in Test cricket as he guided England to an improbable one-wicket win against Australia on the fourth day of the third Test of the ongoing Ashes at Headingley.
Australia's Tim Paine looks dejected after losing the test(Action Images via Reuters)
Australia's Tim Paine looks dejected after losing the test(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia: ‘Tim Paine lost his brain’ - Skipper Paine slammed for DRS mistake

Leeds | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 09:50 AM IST
Paine admitted after the defeat that he had “got every review wrong so far” and said he planned to put someone else in charge of the decisions in future.
England's Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Fried chicken and chocolate bars fuel Ben Stokes’s Ashes fireworks

Leeds | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 09:52 AM IST
It was the cue for Stokes, already a national hero following his batting fireworks in England’s World Cup final win over New Zealand at Lord’s last month, to switch into one-day mode.
Nathan Lyon as he drops the ball at the wicket and England's Jack Leech runs back in.(Action Images via Reuters)
Nathan Lyon as he drops the ball at the wicket and England's Jack Leech runs back in.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ashes 2019: Nathan Lyon fumbles easy run-out with Australia needing one wicket to win - WATCH

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 09:21 AM IST
With only a wicket left, there was a horrible mix-up between Stokes and Leach. With the batsman halfway down the pitch, Lyon had a chance to win the match for his country.
England's Ben Stokes celebrates victory on day four of the third Ashes Test.(AP)
England's Ben Stokes celebrates victory on day four of the third Ashes Test.(AP)

Ashes 2019: Twitter erupts as Ben Stokes guides England to thrilling win in 3rd Test

Leeds | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 10:00 PM IST
Ben Stokes was the hero yet again as his incredible unbeaten century saw England to a thrilling one-wicket win in the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday.
England's Jack Leach and Ben Stokes, right, celebrate England’s victory.(AP)
England's Jack Leach and Ben Stokes, right, celebrate England’s victory.(AP)

Ben Stokes leads England to stunning win against Australia in Ashes 3rd Test

Leeds | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 09:59 PM IST
Ben Stokes scored a stunning 135 not out as England kept its Ashes hopes alive with a one-wicket win over Australia in the third test at Headingley.
England's Jack Leach, left, England's Jofra Archer, and England's Stuart Broad shake hands and walk from the pitch after England and Australia draw the 2nd Ashes Test cricket match(AP)
England's Jack Leach, left, England's Jofra Archer, and England's Stuart Broad shake hands and walk from the pitch after England and Australia draw the 2nd Ashes Test cricket match(AP)

Ashes 2019: Australia hold out for second Test draw against England as concussed Smith sidelined

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 08:27 AM IST
Fast bowler Archer took 3-32 to finish with five wickets on his Test debut, with Leach returning figures of 3-37.
Moeen Ali during the first Ashes Test between England and Australia.(Action Images via Reuters)
Moeen Ali during the first Ashes Test between England and Australia.(Action Images via Reuters)

England’s Moeen Ali takes break from cricket after Ashes axe

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 08:09 PM IST
He also struggled with his off-spin, taking three wickets for 172 runs across Australia’s two innings, failing to take advantage of a pitch that ought to have suited him.
New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson looks on during a practice session(AFP)
New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson looks on during a practice session(AFP)

New Zealand eye top Test ranking in Sri Lanka series

Galle | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 09:16 AM IST
Test rankings have added relevance with the new, two-year ICC World Test Championship now under way, culminating in a 2021 final at Lord’s between the top two teams.
File image of England cricketer Jack Leach.(AP)
File image of England cricketer Jack Leach.(AP)

Ashes 2019: ‘Nothing to lose’ for England’s Jack Leach after being called-up for Lord’s Test

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Leach will be key to the task of containing batting star Steve Smith, who scored a century in both Aussie innings last time out to help his side to a 251-run victory over England.
England's Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Travis Head.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Travis Head.(Action Images via Reuters)

Michael Vaughan picks England playing XI for second Ashes Test, suggests three changes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 02:55 PM IST
Michael Vaughan suggested that England should include young all-rounder Sam Curran in place of Joe Denly and Ben Stokes should bat at No. 4 for the hosts in order to straighten their batting order.
Jack Leach celebrates his half-century.(Action Images via Reuters)
Jack Leach celebrates his half-century.(Action Images via Reuters)

‘Nervous 90s are definitely a thing’: England nightwatchman Jack Leach makes career-best 92

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Few would have expected much in the way of batting heroics from left-arm spinner Leach when he resumed on nought not out after being sent in as an emergency opener for one over late on Wednesday’s first day.
England vs Ireland Live Cricket Score Only Test Day 2 at Lord’s(AFP)
England vs Ireland Live Cricket Score Only Test Day 2 at Lord’s(AFP)

England vs Ireland Only Test Day 2 Highlights at Lord’s: Bad light stops play as England extend lead to 181 runs

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 09:29 AM IST
England vs Ireland Day 2 Highlights: Follow Highlights from Day 2 of the only Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s.
File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes in action during a match.(REUTERS)
File image of England cricketer Ben Stokes in action during a match.(REUTERS)

‘Cricket is a team sport’: Ben Stokes hits back at Sanjay Manjrekar after ‘chef’ jibe

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 03:57 PM IST
England beat Sri Lanka by third and final match of the series in Colombo to complete a 3-0 whitewash in the Islanders’ own backyard.
England's Jack Leach (2nd L) celebrates with captain Joe Root after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella.(REUTERS)
England's Jack Leach (2nd L) celebrates with captain Joe Root after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root & Co complete first overseas clean sweep in 55 years

Colombo | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 04:19 PM IST
England beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs in the third and final test in Colombo on Monday to complete a 3-0 series sweep.
England's Ben Stokes (C), captain Joe Root (2nd R) and Jack Leach (L) celebrate after dismissing Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (R) during the third day of the third Test match between Sri Lanka and England(AFP)
England's Ben Stokes (C), captain Joe Root (2nd R) and Jack Leach (L) celebrate after dismissing Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (R) during the third day of the third Test match between Sri Lanka and England(AFP)

Sri Lanka struggle in battle for mammoth total to beat England

Colombo | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2018 06:19 PM IST
Jack Leach claimed Dhananjaya de Silva, who failed to score, while Ben Stokes took a brilliant catch off fast bowler Stuart Broad to end Angelo Mathews’ innings after nine balls which produced five runs.
England's Adil Rashid celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Malinda Pushpakumara(REUTERS)
England's Adil Rashid celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Malinda Pushpakumara(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka vs England: Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes wreck Sri Lanka, put England in charge in 3rd Test

Colombo | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2018 06:08 PM IST
Rashid claimed a career-best 5-49, also effecting a run-out with a direct throw, while Stokes returned 3-30 in a lion-hearted display of pace bowling on a spin-friendly track to earn England a first-innings lead of 96.
England spinners Jack Leach (l) Moeen Ali (c) and Adil Rashid celebrate victory after Day Five of the Second Test match between Sri Lanka and England at Pallekele Cricket Stadium)(Getty Images)
England spinners Jack Leach (l) Moeen Ali (c) and Adil Rashid celebrate victory after Day Five of the Second Test match between Sri Lanka and England at Pallekele Cricket Stadium)(Getty Images)

38 out of 40 wickets: Spinners script new world record in Pallekele

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 12:44 PM IST
England spinners Jack Leach, Moeen Ali, and Adil Rashid combined beautifully as the hosts won a series in Sri Lanka for the first time since 2001.
England's Jack Leach (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera(REUTERS)
England's Jack Leach (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera(REUTERS)

England win second Test to seal Sri Lanka series

Kandy | By AFP
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 11:12 AM IST
It was England’s first away series win since beating South Africa in 2015-16 and their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001.
Sri Lanka's Roshen Silva (R) plays a shot next to England's wicketkeeper Ben Foakes.(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka's Roshen Silva (R) plays a shot next to England's wicketkeeper Ben Foakes.(REUTERS)

Sri Lanka get bizarre five-run penalty for running short

Pallekele | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 06:22 PM IST
Roshen Silva had not grounded his bat and crossed back to return to the batting crease after watching Moeen Ali chase the ball down to scoop it back in play before it could cross the boundary.
Sri Lanka's Roshen Silva plays a shot during the second day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on November 15, 2018.(AFP)
Sri Lanka's Roshen Silva plays a shot during the second day of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on November 15, 2018.(AFP)

Resilient Roshen Silva helps Sri Lanka gain lead of 46 against England

Pallekele | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 06:09 PM IST
The hosts were handed a five-run penalty in a bizarre incident during the final session, after the match officials ruled Sri Lanka’s batsmen to have breached the law governing deliberate short runs.
Jack Leach (C) celebrates with Jos Buttler (2nd R) and his teammates after taking the wicket of Dilruwan Perera.(REUTERS)
Jack Leach (C) celebrates with Jos Buttler (2nd R) and his teammates after taking the wicket of Dilruwan Perera.(REUTERS)

Ben Foakes, spinners put England on top in first Sri Lanka Test

Galle | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Ben Foakes marked his test debut with a century and impressed with his glovework, too, as England bowled out Sri Lanka for 203 before stretching their lead to 177 runs on the second day of the opening test.
Sri Lanka's cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal addresses a media conference at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 5, 2018, the day before the first Test against England. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)
Sri Lanka's cricket captain Dinesh Chandimal addresses a media conference at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on November 5, 2018, the day before the first Test against England. (Photo by AFP)(AFP)

Sri Lanka vs England: Chandimal looks to put visitors in a spin at Galle

Galle | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2018 06:44 PM IST
Sri Lanka, who went down to the tourists 3-1 in the five one-day internationals and also lost a one-off Twenty20 match, are looking for redemption in the three-Test series starting Tuesday.
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