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Axar Patel picks off listless England but Dan Lawrence refuses to wither | Simon Burnton
The 23-year-old found a rare fluency with the bat on a day when his teammates fluffed their lines against a ruthless India side

Simon Burnton

04, Mar, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Ben Stokes laments 'hardest conditions I’ve faced' as struggles in India continue
Ben Stokes bemoaned the bounce and spin of the Ahmedabad surface but said England’s execution let them down in the fourth Test, after he made 55 in a first-innings total of 205

Simon Burnton

04, Mar, 2021 @1:53 PM

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India v England: fourth Test, day one – as it happened
Ben Stokes top-scored with 55 on another difficult day for England, who were bowled out for 205 after winning the toss on a better pitch in Ahmedabad

Tanya Aldred (earlier) and Rob Smyth (later)

04, Mar, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Pitch battle is a proxy for India and England's 150-year struggle for control | Andy Bull
Arguments between the two go beneath the Ahmedabad surface to stir up antipathies rooted in the colonial relationship

Andy Bull

03, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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A special Australian agony: having to support England against India | Geoff Lemon
With Australia’s World Test Championship hopes resting on Joe Root’s men drawing a series they trail 2-1, it’s a difficult time for fans who would happily back North Korea against England

Geoff Lemon in Melbourne

03, Mar, 2021 @12:55 PM

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Australia beat New Zealand by 64 runs in third T20 international – as it happened
Over-by-over report: Australia posted a convincing win in game three to keep their series hopes alive as Aaron Finch found some form with the bat in Wellington

Geoff Lemon

03, Mar, 2021 @9:18 AM

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Joe Root urges England to deliver 'monumental' end to India series
Joe Root called on England’s players to deliver a ‘monumental’ end to the Test series in India

Ali Martin

02, Mar, 2021 @10:00 PM

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England must be braver but India will not let up with a world final in sight | Ali Martin
With a world championship final place in reach for the hosts and conditions unchanged, England’s last Test of the tour will be as intense a challenge as ever

Ali Martin

02, Mar, 2021 @10:00 PM

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The Spin | The 1920-21 Ashes: typhus quarantine and unseemly barracking
England’s men are struggling in India right now but the tour to Australia 100 years ago was beset from all sides and ended in a 5-0 defeat

Simon Burnton

02, Mar, 2021 @12:26 PM

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Rehabilitate Bess and work the spin: how England can stop rot in India | Tim de Lisle
Joe Root’s side will must win on another turner to draw the Test series and it’s time for Stokes and Bairstow to step up

Tim de Lisle

28, Feb, 2021 @5:01 PM

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Jonathan Trott says life in bubble will help unite England Test squad
Jonathan Trott believes bubble life has ensured England’s players remain united as they look to recover from the hurt of back-to-back defeats in India

Ali Martin

27, Feb, 2021 @3:08 PM

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England would be wise to rest Ollie Pope for final Test against India
Perhaps England could take a lesson from Ashes in 2014 when Joe Root was dropped before returning to make an unbeaten 200 against Sri Lanka – the rest is history

Tanya Aldred

27, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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