England v India: third Test, day three – live! | Sport

[ad_1] 11.11am BST 11:11 WICKET! England 431-9 (Overton LBW b Shami 32) This is only Overton’s fifth Test but he has already played some decent innings. He helped England past their lowest Test score at Auckland in 2018 and almost stopped Australia regaining the Ashes at Old Trafford two years ago. Oh and by the … Read more

England in control as Joe Root’s third century in three Tests punishes India | England v India 2021

[ad_1] The hangdog expression on Joe Root’s face after Jasprit Bumrah had clattered his stumps was ridiculous and telling in equal measure. Ridiculous because the England captain had 121 runs to his name – only cricket can see success end with such disappointment – and telling as regards his current unquenchable thirst. Headingley had marvelled … Read more

England v India: third Test, day two – live! | Sport

[ad_1] 11.05am BST 11:05 43rd over: England 121-0 (Burns 53, Hameed 60) Kohli hands the ball to Ishant Sharma, a show of faith after he set the wrong tone by starting this innings with a nine-ball shemozzle. He goes awry now too, giving Burns a gentle loosener on the pads, which is tucked away for … Read more

Anderson cuts through India before Burns and Hameed prosper for England | England v India 2021

[ad_1] A run of five defeats in seven winless Tests has challenged Joe Root’s naturally upbeat disposition but come the end of a memorable opening day at Headingley – the two-year anniversary of Ben Stokes and his Ashes miracle – the England captain’s smile was broad and masking nothing. Over the course of three sessions … Read more

Virat Kohli’s plans undone by England patience and mysteries of Headingley | England v India 2021

[ad_1] It’s 11.23am and Virat Kohli is jogging down the Headingley steps. The sky is a watery grey, the air is thick with cheers and boos and India are four for two. In his 15-year career as a batter and captain, Kohli has pretty much seen it all. He has played international cricket in 17 … Read more

England v India: third Test, day one – live! | Sport

[ad_1] 11.56am BST 11:56 WICKET! Kohli c Buttler b Anderson 7 (India 21-3) SKTLAHHJGOL@£&! JIMMY ANDERSON JIMMY ANDERSON JIMMY ANDERSON KIMMY ANDERSON JIMMY ANDERSON! He has bowled beautifully this morning; he has bowled perfectly this morning, and this time he pitched just a tad shorter, inciting the drive, and when it nips away Kohli can … Read more