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Cook warns against India backlash: Robin Hutchison

Alastair Cook has warned England to expect a backlash from India in next month’s ODI series. Cook recently led the team to a 3-0 victory against their injury-ravaged opponents to cap a successful summer of cricket. But he expects both … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Cook shows folly of pre-judging class players

Alastair Cook will want nothing less than to win his first series in charge as England’s official one-day international captain but so far, with the bat in his hand especially, he has made a terrific start to his leadership reign. … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Cook ton takes England to 246, 3rd ODI, Lord’s

Cook’s century can’t hide England deficiencies Score (close of first innings): England 246-7 off 50 overs (Cook 119, Pietersen 41) Full scorecard The word is ‘powerplay’ yet rarely can it have been such a misnomer as England scored 24 runs for … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England start badly, 3rd ODI, Lord’s

Cook stands firm while wickets fall Score (after 30 overs): England 129-4 (Cook 57*, Bell 17*; Pietersen 41) Full scorecard England made a sluggish, nervous start on a good pitch at a warm, sunny Lord’s. The captain Alastair Cook, having … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Cook bats first at cloudless Lord’s, 3rd ODI

Both teams unchanged as England aim to bounce back Alastair Cook’s term has England one-day captain is already under harsh scrutiny. First there was the media spat with Mike Atherton whose comments about his suitability for the role were thrown … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Plain sailing for Captain Cook, 1st ODI, The Oval

England win series opener with dominant display Score: Sri Lanka 121 all out in 27 overs (Anderson 4-18, Swann 3-18) lost to England 229-8 in 32 overs (Kieswetter 61, Morgan 45; Malinga 3-40) by 110 runs (D/L method) Full scorecard It … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Cook falls before the rain, 1st ODI, The Oval

Frustrating start to the 50-over series Score (Rain stopped play): England 35-1 off 7 overs (Kieswetter 13*, Trott 14*) Full scorecard There can be no complaints about Alastair Cook’s one-day strike-rate then: 5 off 3 balls is positively Sehwag-like. The … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: 1st ODI, The Oval, rain delays start

Dernbach starts as Jayasuriya finishes Tillakaratne Dilshan, the man responsible for dumping England out of the World Cup three months ago, returns to Sri Lanka’s side after fracturing a thumb in the Lord’s Test. He replaces Thisara Perera from the … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Sri Lanka survive for comfortable draw, Lord’s, day five, evening

No repeat of Cardiff miracle as Test fizzles out Close: Second Test, day five, Lord’s Match score: Sri Lanka 127-3 (Samaraweera 17*, P Jayawardene 12*) and 479 (Paranavitana 65, Dilshan 193; Finn 4-108) drew with England 486 (Cook 96, Bell 52, … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Sri Lanka start well, Lord’s, day two, afternoon

Dropped catch costs England as Sri Lanka openers post century stand Tea: Second Test, day two, Lord’s Match score: Sri Lanka 101-0 (Paranavitana 32*, Dilshan 54*) trail England 486 all out (Cook 96, Bell 52, Morgan 79, Prior 126, Broad … Continue reading

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