Sport by Press Association August 20 2018, 6.50pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week England’s plight predictably worsened on day three at Trent Bridge as Virat Kohli applied a merciless slow grind in the third Specsavers Test. Kohli (103) was entirely unhurried over his 23rd Test century as he and Cheteshwar Pujara (72) batted the hosts into apparent oblivion. The India captain fell three short of three figures in the first innings – but with a little timely good fortune, he got the job done at the second attempt as the tourists piled up 352 for seven declared to leave England a highly improbable mission to set a new world record run chase. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings at least held their nerve to reach 23 without loss in nine overs of discomfort under lights up to stumps, in notional pursuit of 521 to win. That is 103 more than any team in history have made … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s century puts India in control of third Test against England
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20 August 2018 • 6:33pm England vs India, third Test: scoreboard Auto update On Off 6:33PM CLOSE: England 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) need 498 to win Seeing as England couldn't last a session earlier in this match, you'd have to say that it is unlikely they can survive six, but we shall have to see. Brilliant ton from Kohli set this up, and it should be an enjoyable day tomorrow. Thanks for following. 6:31PM OVER 9: ENG 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) Cook sees that out. Testing over to bring to close a testing nine over session. Still, England have got through to the close. 6:27PM OVER 8: ENG 23/0 (Cook 9* Jennings 13*) After a front foot no ball, Umpire Erasmus has a word with Ishant for running down the pitch. Ishant responds by producing a screamer from around the wicket to Jennings.. Keaton has a nibble at it. He's living dangerously. Now he tries a cross … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli’s century sets England 521 to win, before Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings defy India in evening
Sport by Press Association August 20 2018, 6.12pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week England will need to bat for more than two days to save the third Test after India declared with a lead of 520 at Trent Bridge. India captain Virat Kohli completed his second century of the series before deciding to call a halt to his side’s second innings at 352 for seven late on the third day. That left England with up to nine overs to face before the close on Monday and with two further days to bat out to prevent India reducing the arrears in the five-match series to 2-1. England’s travails were compounded by the loss of wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow with a broken finger. Bairstow suffered a painful blow to the hand in the morning session and X-rays later confirmed he had suffered a small fracture to his left middle finger. Kohli, who scored 97 in the first innings, resumed on … [Read more...] about England face huge task to save the third Test after Virat Kohli century
News 29 // 05 Aug 2018, 14:36 IST SHARE England all-rounder Sam Curran has stated that he was 'trying to learn' from Virat Kohli's 149-run knock in the first innings of the Edgbaston Test. The 20-year-old was named man of the match for his all-round performance which included a counter-attacking innings of 63 runs in the second innings to drag England to a respectable total. The home side eventually won the match by 31 runs.The left-arm seamer had removed the Indian top order in the first innings as well in an impressive spell of fast bowling with Shikhar Dhawan's wicket being the highlight. Expressing his views during the post-match presentation, Curran said that Kohli's partnerships with the tail-enders gave him an insight on how to bat with the tail.The English all-rounder revealed that his former Surrey teammate, Kumar Sangakkara's tips were useful as well."To be honest, I was trying to learn a bit from Virat in the first innings, when he batted … [Read more...] about England vs India 2018: Sam Curran tried to learn from Virat Kohli’s century
A statistical comparison between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli to determine who the better T20 batsman is. Feature 03 Apr 2018, 20:56 IST The India vs Pakistan angleThere is no bigger sporting rivalry in the world than the intense competition between Pakistan and India in cricket. Both sets of fans are very passionate about the game of cricket and always love a debate.Fans were recently locked in a heated argument over which T20 league was better, the Pakistan Super League or the Indian Premier League. However, it is very hard to compare the leagues themselves, since they are so different.Yet, when it comes to comparing individual players, this can easily be done by providing reasonable arguments supported by concrete statistics and insightful analysis.A new debateThe current battleground between Pakistan and India fans has come over who the better T20 player is: Babar Azam or Virat Kohli. Both players have obtained cult status in their respective countries and have … [Read more...] about Is Babar Azam really a better T20 batsman than Virat Kohli?