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

[ad_1] 11.07am BST 11:07 131st over: England 431-8 (Overton 32, Robinson 0) Ravindra Jadeja starts at the other end to Robinson, who survives a couple of gentle LBW shouts. With Jadeja bowling over the wicket, both deliveries pitched outside leg stump. The general gloom is such that the lights are coming on, which could be … 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

Ted Dexter, Liverpool v Chelsea classics and Roger Federer flashbacks | Sport

[ad_1] 1) Ted Dexter, the former England cricket captain, has died at the age of 86. “Lord Ted” was inducted into the ICC hall of fame earlier this summer: here’s their video tribute. And here’s some archive footage of Dexter batting alongside Colin Cowdrey against New Zealand, and hitting a silky 70 against the Windies … Read more

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

[ad_1] 11.10am BST 11:10 44th over: England 121-0 (Burns 53, Hameed 60) From the other end it’s Mohammed Shami, so Kohli is keeping his Bumrah dry. Shami bustles in and bowls to Burns, who is celebrating not just a return to form but his 31st birthday. He knows that this fifty will turn into a … 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

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

[ad_1] A run of five defeats in seven 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 apparently trouble-free. Over the course of three sessions on … Read more

What exactly do Ian Botham and John Cleese offer ‘global Britain’? | Zoe Williams

[ad_1] It’s easy to find out when Ian Botham last played cricket, because there is Wisden, but it’s hard to find out when John Cleese was last funny. Some people think he had some moderately amusing lines in A Fish Called Wanda (1988). There was a period in the 2010s when he had an idiosyncratic … Read more

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

[ad_1] 10.18am BST 10:18 Athers is talking us through the way that India decimated England at Lord’s. From Bumrah’s 10-ball over to India, to the words exchanged in the Long Room, that resulted in the barrage of bouncers on the final morning, India – and Kohli in particular – absolutely rinsed them. What he does … Read more