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England were outplayed - Cook

England were outplayed - Cook

Alastair Cook admitted England fell short of the standards required as they suffered a resounding defeat to India in Hyderabad. Set 301 to win, they were bowled out for 174 with 13.5 overs unused.

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England left in a spin

England left in a spin

Chris Devine

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared six wickets as England slipped to a 126-run defeat in the opening one-day international against India.

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Cook content with selection headache

Cook content with selection headache

Rob Barnett

Alastair Cook is delighted to have tricky selection issues for England’s one-day series with India, but knows such competition does not guarantee wins.

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Trott happy to fight for his place

Trott happy to fight for his place

Jonathan Trott refuses to fret over competition for places in England’s one-day batting order. “It’s not a case of looking over your shoulder,” he insisted.

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Bairstow oblivious to century feat

Bairstow oblivious to century feat

Jonny Bairstow sent the statisticians scurrying after smashing a 53-ball hundred in England's comprehensive warm-up victory - but admitted he did not know he had reached three figures.

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Bairstow and England run riot

Bairstow and England run riot

Jonny Bairstow dazzled brightest among the new boys as England romped to a 253-run win over a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI in their final warm-up game before the ODI series against India.

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Kieswetter over Buttler blow

Kieswetter over Buttler blow

Craig Kieswetter is fighting fit for England after the “friendly fire” injury he suffered during Somerset’s Champions League T20 semi-final loss to Mumbai.

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Bopara eyes all-round contribution

Bopara eyes all-round contribution

Rob Barnett

Ravi Bopara settled into sub-continental batting conditions with a fluent 73 from 83 balls in the 56-run win versus a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI and now wants to do the same with the ball.

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We were in control - Woakes

We were in control - Woakes

Chris Woakes was confident England were always a step ahead of their warm-up opponents - even before he took two in two, and then Steven Finn ended the match with a hat-trick to claim 4-28.

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Finn hat-trick finishes Hyderabad

Finn hat-trick finishes Hyderabad

Steven Finn's hat-trick sealed a 56-run win over a Hyderabad Cricket Association XI. Ravi Bopara hit a fluent 73 and Chris Woakes, who claimed two wickets in two balls, 46 not out in a total of 219.

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