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England's Moeen Ali probed after sporting 'Save Gaza' wristbands

England batsman Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council after wearing wristbands that featured the slogans 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' during the second day of the...

Ian Bell recaptures form as England punish India

Ian Bell celebrates his century.

Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third...

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Battling Alastair Cook and Ballance put England in control

Under-fire captain Alastair Cook made a courageous 95 and Gary Ballance struck a fine century to put England in control at 247 for two on the first day of the third test against India on Sunday.

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Run drought weighs heavily on skipper as England looks cooked

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Tim Lane That this time last year England was two-nil up, on the way to a third straight Ashes series win, now feels like a trick of the memory.

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ICC to probe player's Gaza wristbands

England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

Nick Hoult England cricketer Moeen Ali is facing possible disciplinary action with the International Cricket Council (ICC) "investigating" his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the ongoing...

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Alastair Cook retains England captaincy for third Test

England's Alastair Cook.

Alastair Cook has been reconfirmed as captain for the third test against India despite England losing seven of its last nine Tests.

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England must show guts to end this Test match misery

Change needed: Alastair Cook should no longer captain England.

Geoff Boycott England must show guts to end this misery. They made the wrong choice in Cook and now need top man to be brave enough to force change

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England's cricket demise gets scary

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Will Brodie England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.

Shane Warne settles differences with England captain Alastair Cook

Nick Hoult Shane Warne and Alastair Cook have settled their differences after a telephone call made by the Australian prior to the start of this series.

Veteran Matt Prior shows his age in England Test against India

Ups and downs: English wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been struggling behind the stumps.

Simon Hughes It had been a wretched summer for Matt Prior even before this week. But after a day spent diving, often in vain, to gather England’s scattergun bowling, and in which he missed two decent...

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Gary Ballance remains steadfast as England struggles at Lord's

England captain Alastair Cook is caught behind by his Indian counterpart, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on the second day of the second Test at Lord's on Friday.

London Gary Ballance scores his third Test half-century but India remains on top in second Test.

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England, India finely poised after Gary Ballance ton

Ballancing Act: Gary Ballance celebrates his ton on the second day at Lord's.

England's Gary Ballance scored his second test century as the second test against India sat evenly-poised following a sweltering day's play at Lord's on Friday.

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Alastair Cook must go as England captain

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Michael Vaughan There is only one man who knows exactly how Alastair Cook is feeling about the captaincy. It is not Giles Clarke, Paul Downton, Peter Moores or Andy Flower. It is Cook himself.

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Alastair Cook fails again as England collapse

England's Alastair Cook.

England captain Alastair Cook's dreadful run of form continued as he was dismissed for just 22 on the fourth day of the second Test against India at Lord's.

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England's Matt Prior may be finished with Test cricket

Matt Prior is out, and he may not return.

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second test at Lord's.

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Nasser Hussain says Alastair Cook should step down as England captain

India celebrate the wicket of Ben Stokes.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win.

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Ishant Sharma bowls India to victory in second Test as England crumbles

James Anderson is run out by Mahendra Singh Dhoni to give India victory over England in the second Test at Lord's on Monday.

Ishant Sharma claims seven wickets to bowl India to a 95-run victory over England in the second Test at Lord's.

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Cook must knuckle down and find recipe for England success

Alastair Cook.

Geoff Boycott What we are looking for at Trent Bridge is a number of positives from England.

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Kevin Pietersen fears England in for Swann dive

Tough times ahead: Kevin Pietersen believes England could be on the decline.

Julian Guyer Exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen thinks England could be in for a particularly tough five-Test home series against India without Graeme Swann.

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Centurion Murali Vijay frustrates England in first test

India's Murali Vijay (L) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Murali Vijay hit an unbeaten 122 as India made slow progress to reach 259 for four against a determined England seam attack on the first day of the opening test at Trent Bridge.