UPDATE 1-Cricket-Anderson strikes for England after Cook makes 243

Published on: Friday, 18 August 2017 //
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - James Anderson struck an early blow after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 as England dominated the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Cook passes 200 as England turn screw on Windies

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook completed a fine double century as England advanced smoothly to 449 for four at lunch on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

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Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Friday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings A. Cook not out 213 M. Stoneman b Roach 8 T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8 J. Root b Roach 136 D. Malan c Blackwood b Chase 65 Extras (lb-1

Cricket-Australia captain Smith backs Khawaja for recall

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MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith has backed discarded batsman Usman Khawaja for a recall and a "big" home summer against England after he was overlooked for the test series in India.

Cricket-Australia spearhead Starc to miss India white-ball tour

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MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Ruthless Root, Cook put England in control

Published on: Thursday, 17 August 2017 //
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Joe Root and Alastair Cook played sublimely to lead England to a commanding 215 for two at tea on the opening day of their first day-night test against the West Indies at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Cricket-Cook, Root lead England recovery

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 17 (Reuters) - England recovered from a typically stuttering start with the bat in their first day-night test to move on to 108 for two at lunch on the opening day of the series against West Indies on Thursday.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

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Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the first day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings A. Cook not out 50 M. Stoneman b Roach 8 T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8 J. Root not out 40 Extras (w-2) 2 Total (for 2 wickets, 27

Cricket-England win toss and bat in their first day-night test

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LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - English cricket took a plunge into the future -- and also into the unknown -- on Thursday as it launched into its first day-night test match against the West Indies at Edgbaston.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies line-ups

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Aug 17 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between England and West Indies on Thursday in Birmingham, England England won toss and decided to bat England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Toby Roland-Jones, Stuart Broad, James Anderson West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Kyle Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder (capt), Kemar Roach, Alzarr

Cricket-Pakistan's Akmal in trouble over Arthur outburst

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LAHORE, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Umar Akmal faces sanction from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the out-of-favour batsman's public outburst against head coach Mickey Arthur.

Cricket-Sri Lanka transition grinds to halt at India roadblock

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Aug 17 (Reuters) - Two years have passed since Sri Lanka bid farewell to the last of their batting greats yet the South Asian side appears no nearer to ending what has been a difficult period of transition.

Cricket-Stoneman selected as Cook's latest partner for England

Published on: Wednesday, 16 August 2017 //
LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Opening batsman Mark Stoneman has been selected to make his debut for England in their first day-night test match against the West Indies, starting at Edgbaston on Thursday.
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