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Cook piles on the runs against Pakistan MANCHESTER: England captain Alastair Cook left Pakistan needing to rewrite the record books if they were to win the second Test at Old Trafford, after optingagainst enforcing the follow-on on Sunday's third day.At stumps, England, looking to level the four-Test series at 1-1, were 98 for one in their second innings.That gave them a lead of 489 runs, with no side having made more in the fourth innings to win a Test than the West Indies' 418 for seven against Australia at St John's in May 2003.Cook, who made a first innings hundred, was 49 not out and vice-captain Joe Root, whose 254 in the same innings was his Test-best score, unbeaten on 23.Shortly before the close, England opener Alex Hales (24) was caught behind off Mohammad Amir.Pakistan were dismissed for just 198 in reply to England's 589 for eight declared -- a huge deficit of 391 runs.Yet Cook, on ...

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Sublime Joe Root puts England in control at Old Trafford After facing a devastating loss at Lords, the English team has fired back and has taken a firm grip on the Old Trafford test, all thanks to a phenomenal batting display, with Joe Root double ton causing most damage to Pakistan. The batsman was naturally pleased with his performance, “It was very satisfying, very pleasing to finally go and make one count,” said Root, who twice got himself out during Pakistan’s 75-run win in the ...

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Cricket: West Indies v India 1st Test scoreboard NORTH SOUND: Scoreboard at the end of the first Test between the West Indies and India at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday:India 1st Innings - 566 for 8 dec (V Kohli 200, R Aswin 113, S Dhawan 84, A Mishra 53; D Bishoo 3-163, K Brathwaite 3-65)West Indies 1st Innings - 243 (K Brathwaite 74, S Dowrich 57 no; U Yadav 4-41, M Shami 4-66West Indies 2nd Innings (overnight: 21 for ...

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Cricket: English county scores LONDON: English county scores on Sunday:One-Day CupNorth GroupAt NettleworthNottinghamshire 340-7 (R Wessels 114, C Read 59; S Thakor 3-78) v Derbyshire 275 (B Slater 51; H Gurney 3-47)Nottingham beat Derbyshire by 65 runsAt Edgbaston Worcestershire 115 (R Clarke 5-26) v Warwickshire 119-2 (T Ambrose 54 no)Warwickshire beat Worcestershire by eight wicketsAt NorthamptonNorthamptonshire 355-6 (R Keogh 134, R Newton 65, J Cobb 56) v Durham 185 (Azharullah 5-43)Northamptonshire beat Durham by 170 runsAt Grace RoadYorkshire 376-3 ...

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India beat West Indies by innings and 92 runs in first Test NORTH SOUND: India crushed the West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.West Indies, following on, were bowled out for 231 in their second innings in the final session of the fourth day with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin taking 7-83.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Ashwin bowls India to verge of crushing triumph NORTH SOUND: Ravichandran Ashwin bowled India to the verge of a crushing victory over the West Indies with the home side reaching tea at 201 for eight following-on in their second innings, a deficit of 122 runs, on the fourth day of the first Test on Sunday.Wicketless throughout the first innings and for the first nine overs of his second innings effort, Ashwin scythed through the heart of the home side's batting in the afternoon ...

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West Indies 201-8 at tea, 122 behind India NORTH SOUND: West Indies were 201 for eight following-on in their second innings, a deficit of 122 runs, at tea on the fourth day of the first Test against India at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday. Brief scores: India 566 for 8 declared; West Indies 243 and 201 for 8. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...