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West Indies vs England: Jack Leach-Saqib Mahmood's 90-run last stand saves visitors on Day 1 of Grenada Test
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West Indies vs England: Jack Leach-Saqib Mahmood's 90-run last stand saves visitors on Day 1 of Grenada Test

A 90-run last-wicket partnership between Jack Leach and Saqib Mahmood rescued England from a desperate position before they were finally dismissed in the last over of the day for 204.

West Indies vs England: Brathwaite's marathon ton helps hosts cross 400 on Day 4 as 2nd Test meanders towards draw
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West Indies vs England: Brathwaite's marathon ton helps hosts cross 400 on Day 4 as 2nd Test meanders towards draw

At stumps on the fourth day on Saturday, England were 40 without loss in their second innings, an overall lead of 136, after the home side were eventually dismissed after tea for 411 in reply to the visitors' first innings effort of 507 for nine declared.

Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root backs Jack Leach and Rory Burns despite Brisbane flop show
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Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root backs Jack Leach and Rory Burns despite Brisbane flop show

Root refused to rule out selecting spinner Leach in Thursday's pink-ball Test in Adelaide, even though he conceded 102-1 from 13 overs as England stumbled to a nine-wicket loss in Brisbane.

Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root rues dropped chances, poor batting after Gabba defeat
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Ashes 2021-22: England captain Joe Root rues dropped chances, poor batting after Gabba defeat

Root also defended the exclusion of James Anderson and Stuart Broad from England's lineup for the first Test, which the tourists lost by nine wickets inside four days.

Ashes 2021-22: England spinner Jack Leach looks to 'impressive' Nathan Lyon for inspiration
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Ashes 2021-22: England spinner Jack Leach looks to 'impressive' Nathan Lyon for inspiration

Leach also spotlighted Ravindra Jadeja as an inspiration after the Indian's exploits during a Test series in Australia last summer.

Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson among 20 England cricketers included in ECB's central contracts list
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Dawid Malan, Ollie Robinson among 20 England cricketers included in ECB's central contracts list

The ECB has also decided to do away with their old process of announcing separate red and white-ball contracts, announcing instead a single contracts list for players across formats.

England 'missed the trick' by not using reverse swing at the Oval, admits Mark Wood
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England 'missed the trick' by not using reverse swing at the Oval, admits Mark Wood

The 31-year-old pacer said that reverse swing is something the bowling unit is going to think over and has already discussed in aftermath of the disappointing result at The Oval.

India vs England: Hosts recall Jack Leach, Jos Buttler for final Test at Manchester
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India vs England: Hosts recall Jack Leach, Jos Buttler for final Test at Manchester

England trail 2-1 after their 157-run defeat at the Oval ahead of Friday's decider at Old Trafford but head coach Chris Silverwood has made only minor alterations to his squad.

India vs England: Ben Stokes, Ollie Robinson recalled for first two Tests; Haseeb Hameed gets nod after five years
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India vs England: Ben Stokes, Ollie Robinson recalled for first two Tests; Haseeb Hameed gets nod after five years

Jofra Archer, recuperating from elbow surgery, and Chris Woakes, suffering from bruised heel, are still not match-fit to be included.

County Championship: R Ashwin picks match-turning six-wicket haul for Surrey against Somerset
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County Championship: R Ashwin picks match-turning six-wicket haul for Surrey against Somerset

Looking to get some quality match practice ahead of joining the Indian in Durham on Thursday, Ashwin did more than enough with 58 overs under his belt and a match haul of 7 for 127.

India vs England: Ben Stokes says visitors lost considerable amount of weight over course of fourth Test
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India vs England: Ben Stokes says visitors lost considerable amount of weight over course of fourth Test

England drew a lot of flak from former players following their performance in the Tests but Stokes said it is important to shut that out to focus on improving the game.

India vs England: Rishabh Pant's aggressive batting paid off for hosts, says Jeetan Patel
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India vs England: Rishabh Pant's aggressive batting paid off for hosts, says Jeetan Patel

Pant scored the first 50 runs in 82 balls before changing gears to complete his third Test hundred in 118 balls, studded with 13 fours and two sixes.

India vs England: Motera pitch, English spin test in focus again as hosts look to seal WTC final berth
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India vs England: Motera pitch, English spin test in focus again as hosts look to seal WTC final berth

Will India spin their way to the WTC final? Or will England turnaround their fortunes against spin? Well, It seems a gargantuan task for England to stop this ruthless Indian side but if they manage to draw the series, it will still be a fantastic achievement.

India vs England:  Jack Leach eager to learn subtleties of spin bowling from R Ashwin and Axar Patel
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India vs England: Jack Leach eager to learn subtleties of spin bowling from R Ashwin and Axar Patel

Leach is up for the challenge that awaits him in the final Test and sounded confident after picking up the wickets of top four Indian batsmen in the third Test.

India vs England: Jack Leach says visitors are not bothered by state of pitches, focussed on improving
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India vs England: Jack Leach says visitors are not bothered by state of pitches, focussed on improving

Leach agreed with Ashwin that the chatter about the surface has been more in the media than in the England dressing room.

India vs England: Nathan Lyon slams Motera pitch critics, says 'everyone seems to start crying' when the ball starts spinning
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India vs England: Nathan Lyon slams Motera pitch critics, says 'everyone seems to start crying' when the ball starts spinning

Lyon, who had scripted an incredible journey from being a pitch curator to one of the greatest off-spinners, said he would like to get the Ahmedabad curator to Sydney Cricket Ground.

India vs England: Inadequate surface meets incompetent batting in inconceivable two-day finish at Motera
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India vs England: Inadequate surface meets incompetent batting in inconceivable two-day finish at Motera

Make no bones about it, this was an inadequate pitch. But for most of the 140 overs it lasted, it witnessed incompetent batting by two top Test teams. And that’s what gave us this inconceivable two-day finish at Motera.

India vs England: Axar Patel's six-wicket haul, Rohit Sharma's half-century put hosts in driver's seat on Day 1 of third Test
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India vs England: Axar Patel's six-wicket haul, Rohit Sharma's half-century put hosts in driver's seat on Day 1 of third Test

The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner India vs England exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium to the full and England's first innings folded in just 48.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat.

India vs England: Jack Leach ready to give his best in 'slightly different role' during pink ball Test
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India vs England: Jack Leach ready to give his best in 'slightly different role' during pink ball Test

Leach is aware that with the pink ball, which tends to move around a lot more than the traditional red cherry, his role could change over the next few days.