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Cook edges towards top spot

Cook edges towards top spot

Alastair Cook has the chance to become the first England batsman to rise to the summit of the Test rankings since 2003 following his 190 at Eden Gardens.

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Veteran trio make way for India

Veteran trio make way for India

India have responded to their seven-wicket loss at Eden Gardens by making three changes to their squad for the fourth and final Test against England at Nagpur. Yuvraj and Harbhajan Singh drop out alongside seamer Zaheer Khan.

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Graft paying dividends - Cook

Graft paying dividends - Cook

Alastair Cook believes England’s historic back-to-back Test wins in India are deserved reward for their year of hard work and willingness to learn.

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Dhoni defiant despite defeat

Dhoni defiant despite defeat

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not shirk away from the challenge of leading India despite England moving into a 2-1 series lead with another resounding success.

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England complete Kolkata victory

England complete Kolkata victory

Chris Devine

Ravichandran Ashwin’s heroics proved in vain as England moved 2-1 ahead in the four-Test series with India courtesy of a wonderful seven-wicket triumph at Eden Gardens. Ian Bell hit 28 not out as the tourists knocked off 41 to win.

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Finn looks to turning points

Finn looks to turning points

Two pieces of “magic” have helped to put England within touching distance of another historic Test victory in India, according to Steven Finn.

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Ashwin makes England wait

Ashwin makes England wait

Chris Devine

A remarkable rearguard from Ravichandran Ashwin held up England after the tourists had looked set to wrap up an innings victory over India at Kolkata.

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Trott lends his advice to Cook

Trott lends his advice to Cook

Alastair Cook’s latest tour de force put England in charge against India - but his team-mates still knew it was a good idea to steer clear after he was out for 190.

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Excellent England retain control

Excellent England retain control

Chris Devine

England built on Alastair Cook’s record-breaking 190 by establishing a healthy advantage in the third Test with India at Kolkata. At stumps on day three, the tourists led by 193 with four first-innings wickets still intact.

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Compton looks to Cook

Compton looks to Cook

Alastair Cook doubtless barely broke sweat again as he became England’s all-time leading Test centurion and gave Nick Compton all the confidence he needs as his new opening partner too.

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