Who is the better captain - Root or Kohli? Dravid said I've got the skillset and temperament - Vihari A fifty on debut is just the start for India's new batsman after contributing to his team's third-day fightback. Dailies - Anderson penalised over Kohli not-out People will know Cook's impact when he's left - Farbrace For the st and final time, Cook bats for England. Buttler becomes England's man for any occasion His recall at the beginning of the season was something of a left-field decision but it has proved an outstanding success. Will Cook bowl before Rashid? Wait goes on for Anderson in epic Kohli tussle When Kohli survived a very tight lbw appeal things got a little heated in the middle.
Cook in talks for swift move to commentary box. Cook's encore a reminder of what England will miss There was no fairytale hundred, but Alastair Cook still managed to produce a medley of greatest hits on his Test farewell. Moeen takes pride in Boycott comparisons A battling half-century from balls was shown in a more positive light after Moeen Ali's team-mates had failed to emulate him. Gavaskar slams Nair omission from Oval Test The former India captain said no argument was going to satisfy him for Hanuma Vihari being preferred over Nair.
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Knew if we got one wicket, more would come - Jadeja Ravindra Jadeja discusses India's bowling plans at The Oval and attempting to keep England's scoring rate down. Cook wanted to keep door ajar for Pietersen return The former England captain gave more detail of the decision that rocked his career and reveals he hasn't spoken to Pietersen since. Eyes on Jennings and Moeen as England look for answers Many questions remain about England's Test side - despite the series victory - although they at least appear to have drawn a line on the Bairstow v Buttler debate.
How do you replace 12, Test runs? There will never be another Cook, says Root. Finally, a well-rounded Indian pace attack For the first time in their history, India have four bowlers of high ability, making for a formidable quick-bowling unit. No second thoughts as Cook faces final curtain England opener to continue his career with Essex but will not be persuaded back to Test cricket.
Cook departure leaves a huge spot to fill Former England team-mate Nick Compton discusses the legacy of Alastair Cook after he announced his retirement from international cricket. India have one problem to sort out Unlike on past overseas tours, where many flaws came to light, now it is only their batting technique that needs work. Vihari for Pandya, Jadeja for Ashwin? Not enough to compete, we must complete games - Shastri India's coach has pulled up his batsmen for not being strong enough mentally to capitalise on a strong position in Southampton.
India too rigid about selecting Pandya Is this Indian side really ready to scrap? This Indian team will not throw in the towel, says Shastri. Jennings retained as Woakes and Pope re-enter fray England named a familiar man squad for the final Test against India, starting on Friday. Burns' runs continue to flow as England look away Rory Burns did not win an England call-up on his home ground at Kia Oval, but he has a potential Championship win and winter tour to fight for.
Why Southampton was a good advert for Test cricket Superb, sun-kissed action, drama, and generosity of spirit - what more could you ask for? Cook's immense record will stand the test of time The workload of carrying England's batting for 12 years has finally consumed Alastair Cook, but he leaves behind a monumental body of work. Cook departure leaves a huge spot to fill Timeline - Matches that made a record-breaker Cook announces England retirement after India series.
Gooch hails 'great person and great cricketer' Former coach and mentor pays tribute to fellow England legend as he prepares to play his last Test. By the numbers - Alastair Cook Alastair Cook will step away from international cricket at the end of the India series having set a host of records. Archive - England's anonymous leading man Cooky's monster and others: How well do you know your Test streaks?
Bayliss braces for top-order void Trevor Bayliss has admitted England are no closer to settling on their top-order batting line-up despite winning the Test series against India.
England's all-round riches prove priceless In a tightly-fought contest, the depth of England's options proved telling even though the side retains a number of holes. How England toppled the No. Did England deserve the series win? The best Moeen has ever bowled - Root. Moeen nails India again to seal series for England Kohli and Rahane put up a fight, but once the offspinner broke that partnership the end came swiftly. Indian top three's chasing woes Gallery - Fear the beard. Root moved himself back to No. Was Bairstow's duck a protest at losing the gloves? Buttler denies rivalry over wicketkeeper's role with Bairstow England's top-scorer content to have his Test place back as he targets a fourth-day victory push on a wearing wicket.
Positional wrangling leaves England vulnerable. The guts and glory of Pujara's innings Cheteshwar Pujara had been rock solid, but India were in trouble. Did Pujara show enough intent to keep his place? Moeen banishes memories of his winter of discontent Moeen Ali put in a performance that will reignite debate about who is England's best spinner.
Cook is 'flat-lining' says concerned Gooch.
Time to drop Curran again? Bell's timing seductive but England need more than quick fixes Batting was tricky in the morning session, against a fine India attack, but the brittleness of England's top order was on stark view. Sam Curran's fearless return saves England's blushes For the second time in the series - the match after being left out - Sam Curran hauled England's batting off the mat.
Ramprakash emerges as Middlesex head coach candidate. India's results are a tribute to Kohli's captaincy. Are England an accident waiting to happen or a grand design? This India knows how to win big moments - Kohli A greater belief and ability to seize the momentum, based on a strong pace attack, gives the India captain confidence the team can avoid a repeat of Why footwork is overrated when keeping wicket.
Ishant and the fast men are India's heartbeat The seamers have adapted quickly to English pitches, taking 38 out of the 46 wickets claimed. Kohli or Root - who has top-scored more often in Tests? Ashwin and Bairstow ease injury concerns in training India's spinner and England's wicketkeeper-batsman looked to be winning the fight to be fit for the fourth Test. We will definitely try to target injured Bairstow - Shami. Woakes misses training, Bairstow clings to gloves Chris Woakes has emerged as a new fitness concern for England ahead of the fourth Test. Could Bairstow retain wicketkeeper role?
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The frustrations of M Vijay Late last year he looked to have made a Test opening spot his own, but two series on, some old failings seem to have come home to roost. Once Anderson goes past me he won't be beaten - McGrath Glenn McGrath holds the record for most wickets by a fast bowler in Test cricket with Has Kohli won the battle against Anderson? How Ishant got his mojo working The work he has put in on his wrist position and length has begun to pay off. How England's batsmen fought valiantly to avoid scoring 30 at Trent Bridge England may have lost the third Test to India, but they won the hearts of stats fans everywhere.
Kohli's magic trick is his suppression of ego As India captain, he needs ego in spades, but while on the job, he needs to show none of it. A tale of poetic violence While Virat Kohli has struggled against James Anderson, he has not been dismissed by the veteran pacer even once in this series so far. Bairstow injury could lead to keeper change - Bayliss England's coach has hinted the team might 'have a decision to make' over Bairstow's role after he fractured a finger at Trent Bridge.
Vince recalled as Bairstow cover for fourth Test James Vince could make a comeback if Jonny Bairstow is not passed fit but England resist temptation to make wholesale changes. Is England's top order Cooked? More strokemakers not the answer for England. Vijay's exclusion is slightly perturbing What does Vijay's exclusion from the India squad for the final two Tests against England mean, and is Jadeja back to being India's No. Who is Hanuma Vihari?
Shaw interview - 'Patience will get me big runs' Dailies: India leave out Vijay and Kuldeep. India tick every box in a win for the ages You name the discipline, and Virat Kohli's team excelled in it, a remarkable feat given they were down coming into Nottingham. Trent Bridge India's best overseas win, says Shastri Head coach says in all his time in the job, this was the best performance from India "as a batting unit, as a catching unit and as a bowling unit". Which pulls in Indian and English fans towards your style alike Unfurl those beautiful drivesHelp bring the total up to parity.
India Pujara 84, Sharma 7 Root perserveres with Anderson who keeps bowling short, and Pujara keeps turning down the single. The closing verse of his masterpiece The Tay Bridge Disaster contains some of my favourite lines I must now conclude my lay By telling the world fearlessly without the least dismay That your central girders would not have given way, At least many sensible men do say, Had they been supported on each side with buttresses, At least many sensible men confesses, For the stronger we our houses do build, The less chance we have of being killed.
And applicable in all areas, especially Test cricket. India Pujara 83, Sharma 7 Moeen strokes his more-luxuriant-than-usual hair and turns Pujara takes a quick and odd single off the second ball of the over. Ah, here we are, Sharma has a go, over the top and they take three.
India Pujara 81, Sharma 4 Anderson tries a couple of short ones, Pujara ducks ineffectively into one and is hit on the back of the helmet. Root and Anderson squabble over the field placings for Sharma, but after all that the last ball passes harmlessly by. India trail by So very pleased for him. India Pujara 78, Sharma 4 The field closes in for the hat-trick ball.
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Six men round the bat. Moeen licks his lips. But Sharma stretches that lengthy front leg forward and pats it away. And then makes real contact and sweeps him for four. Moeen took six here four years ago against India. India Pujara 76, Sharma 0 A double-wicket cracker from Moeen who, wicket-to-wicket has now taken 4 for 8 in 16 balls. Not bad for a second spinner. Ashwin gets down on one knee and plays an agricultural reverse-sweep, the ball hits the toe end of the bat and ricochets onto the stump. A bon-mot from the eagle-eyed Olly Horne: Unsure how this helps viewers in India though. India Pujara 75, Ashwin 1 Moeen bowling with loop, guile and above all confidence.
India wobbling here, trailing by Moeen hits the rough and Pandaa turns it half-heartedly to midwicket where Root takes it diving catch knee-high to his left. India Pujara 73, Pandya 4 Pujara flicks Andersonn nicely through gully. Three runs from the over.
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England perhaps slightly more buoyant as they break the tea-time pink wafer. But what an experience. Superb bowling by England, but Pujara is still there. The deficit is You can email her on tanya. It drifted in and straightened sharply to hit the pad as Pant got in a bit of a tangle. England lead by 65 runs. A big wicket on the stroke of tea! Pant falls for an unlikely ball duck. India Pujara 70, Pant 0 Pant is beaten yet again, driving loosely outside off stump at Anderson.
He now has 0 from 26 balls, and something surely has to give. Two loose deliveries are put away for four by Pujara, a classy extra-cover drive followed by a tuck off the pads. A huge inswinger hits Pujara on the pad, prompting a hopeful LBW appeal from behind the wicket. Stokes did not appeal; he knew it had done too much.
Stokes ends the over with a gorgeous outswinger that beats Pant. Pujara is stockpiling singles, while at the other end Pant is playing his unnatural game with the tea break in mind.
He now has 0 from 22 balls. Forget the funeral, bury me wherever you like any old roundabout will do. This time he is struggling to get off the mark. He plays and misses at Stokes and then considers a dodgy single before being sent back by Pujara. Pant has nought from 20 balls. India Pujara 58, Pant 0 Hawkeye is up and running again, it says here. England could with Anderson being in full working order.
India Pujara 57, Pant 0 After a few minutes of treatment, Pujara resumes his innings. Great to see Jadhav bowl well in the absence of Hardik Pandya. On a track where the ball doesn't swing, it's important to bowl back of a length and try to hit the stumps. Key is not to give too many runs and force the batsmen to make mistakes. It's tough and hot, also the tracks are flat and perhaps due to the heat, Hardik got injured as he was playing in England and couldn't adjust to the different conditions here.
The bowlers took wickets early as well, it was important to do that becuase they have quality in there and we wanted to make sure not to make things easy for them. We spoke about not giving room to the batsmen and it worked. The first few overs disciplined and the spinners took over. Once they had a partnership, we discussed not to panic and it was important to just stick to the plans. He Jadhav has been working on his bowling, takes his bowling very seriously.
Every now and then, he does the job which is crucial. Enjoyed the little innings that I played, got out to a great delivery. We haven't played here much and we have understood how to plan on such pitches. Opening partnership sets the key on such tracks and it was a fine finish by Dinesh and Rayudu. Right from the start, we were quite disciplined. We wanted to learn from the mistakes we made in the last game. It was a great game for the bowling department because I knew the conditions weren't great for it. We stuck to our plans. The team has a wake-up call and we hope to not repeat the same mistakes that we made in this match, in the upcoming matches.
We got a start but we lost wickets in the middle and we could not come back into the match. You could say it was bad batting, apart from Babar Azam everyone got out to soft shots. Former Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis feels that Pakistan lost a golden opportunity to get one over their arch-rivals India, in their group stage encounter at the Asia Cup in Dubai. India beat Pakistan at AsiaCup! Rohit Sharma's speedy 52 leads a comfortable chase after a dominant bowling performance saw Pakistan dismissed for just