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James Anderson: England bowler regains number one Test ranking

Anderson returned match figures of 9-73 at Lord’s England seamer James Anderson has reclaimed the number one Test bowling ranking following his career-best 7-42 against West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old became the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets in the series-clinching nine-wicket win. He moved above India’s Ravindra Jadeja to become the oldest bowler to top the International Cricket Council rankings since Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. Anderson first topped the rankings in August 2016. England’s Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 and made 60 in the first innings at…

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England v West Indies: Third Test in balance as James Anderson takes 500th wicket

Pint-Sized TMS: Honours even after intriguing second day Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day two West Indies 123 & 93-3 England 194: Stokes 60, Roach 5-72 West Indies lead by 22 runs Scorecard England’s deciding Test match against West Indies remains delicately poised after the tourists ended day two at Lord’s on 93-3, a lead of 22 runs. On a day when James Anderson reached 500 Test wickets, the morning session was reduced to 4.2 overs by rain. Ben Stokes, dropped on 24, made 60 and Stuart Broad hit two sixes…

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James Anderson: England bowler takes 500th Test wicket

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket James Anderson has become the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach 500, and the five ahead of him have retired. Brathwaite’s dismissal in the final session left West Indies 6-1 in their second innings, trailing by 65. Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the Test record…

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Bangladesh v Australia: Shakib Al Hasan inspires hosts to historic Test win

Shakib Al Hasan (centre) ended the match with 10 wickets First Test, Dhaka, day four Bangladesh 260 & 221: Tamim 78, Mushfiqur 41; Lyon 6-82 Australia: 217 & 244: Warner 112; Shakib 5-85 Bangladesh win by 20 runs Scorecard Bangladesh secured an historic first Test victory over Australia in Dhaka, with Shakib Al Hasan finishing an engrossing match with 10 wickets. Chasing 265 for victory, Steve Smith’s Australia looked set to win on the penultimate day of the first Test after David Warner hit 112. Australia were still favourites at…

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England v West Indies: Thrilling day leaves Test in the balance

Watch highlights as England battle hard to stay in contention in the second Test against an impressive West Indies on an enthralling third day at Headingley. MATCH REPORT: England earn slender lead over Windies WATCH MORE: Was this a no-ball? Stoneman is bowled by Gabriel Available to UK users only. Source link

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England’s Stuart Broad wants to play in 2019 Ashes after Test wicket milestone

Stuart Broad hails ‘hero’ Botham after surpassing wicket tally Stuart Broad said he wants to play in the 2019 Ashes against Australia, after passing Sir Ian Botham on the list of England’s all-time Test wicket-takers. Seamer Broad, 31, moved ahead of Botham’s 383 wickets in the first-Test win against West Indies at Edgbaston. He is second only to team-mate James Anderson, who has 492. “I have a lot of cricket left in me,” said Broad. “I’m really enjoying being a part of this team and hopefully have a few more…

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England v West Indies: Day-night Test cricket brings little change

Alastair Cook left the field at 21:30 BST with 153 to his name If you didn’t look at the clock, you might not have known there was anything different. Spectators marched down Pershore Road, lugging coolboxes full of enough food to last a week. The optimistic wore shorts, the realistic carried umbrellas. Traffic was nearly static, bumper to bumper. Parking was enough of a nightmare to make the £15 space offered by the Church of St Mary and St Ambrose seem appealing, certainly more so than the £20 spot peddled…

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England v West Indies: Edgbaston set for UK’s first day-night Test

Fans watch the day-night Test between Australia and Pakistan in Brisbane in December 2016 – Edgbaston will have a beach, though no pool First Investec Test: England v West Indies Venue: Edgbaston Dates: 17-21 August Start: 14:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 LW & online; in-play highlights & live text commentary on BBC Sport website & app English cricket takes a step into the dark on Thursday with the first day-night Test played in the country as Joe…

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West Indies v Derbyshire: Kyle Hope presses case for Test debut with ton

Kyle Hope has played three one-day internationals, but is uncapped at Test level Tour match, The 3aaa County Ground (day one of three): West Indies 340-3: K Hope 105, K Powell 92, S Hope 69*, Chase 62* Derbyshire: Yet to bat Scorecard Kyle Hope pressed his case for a Test debut with West Indies’ first century of the tour on day one of their day-night game against Derbyshire. The three-day match features a pink ball, as will next week’s day-night Test against England at Edgbaston. Hope hit 105, adding 153…

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England v South Africa: Quinton de Kock’s ‘brilliant’ catch brings up his 100th Test dismissal

South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock claims his 100th Test dismissal, catching Tom Westley off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada to reduce England to 92-3 on the first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford. Follow all of the action from Old Trafford here. Available to UK users only. Source link

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