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India in England 2014

Root star of England's improving show

Aug 18, 2014: Marks out of ten for England during their 3-1 series victory over India

George Dobell

India in England

Moores' standing lifted by fightback

Aug 18, 2014: The team environment is, in victory or defeat, now more relaxed and, as a consequence, the players are more likely to produce their best form

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

My wife made me not quit - Cook

Aug 18, 2014: Alastair Cook admitted it was only the support of his wife, Alice, which persuaded him not to resign the England captaincy.

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Jadeja incident helped me - Anderson

Aug 17, 2014: James Anderson accepted he may have benefited from the increased scrutiny of his on-field behaviour as England wrapped up the Investec Test series with a crushing victory at The Oval.

George Dobell at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

India play Cook into form

Aug 16, 2014: Stats review at the end of the second day of The Oval Test between India and England

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Root takes England into huge lead

Aug 16, 2014: Joe Root's sparky, unbeaten 92 ensured England remained in complete control at The Oval despite a mid-afternoon fightback from India

Report by David Hopps

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Cook on right side of Sliding Doors

Aug 15, 2014: England appear to be cruising towards a 3-1 series victory - but things could have been very different were it not for three coin tosses and a dropped catch

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Anderson 'most skilful in world' - Cook

Aug 14, 2014: Alastair Cook has hailed James Anderson as "the most skilful bowler in the world" and the best "England have ever produced"

George Dobell

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval

Great servant Anderson digs deep for England

Aug 14, 2014: As James Anderson approaches the landmark of England's leading Test wicket-taker, he was hailed by his captain as "the most skilful bowler in the world"

George Dobell

India in England 2014

Cook 'just gets steelier' - Moores

Aug 10, 2014: Peter Moores, the England coach, has praised the resilience and determination of Alastair Cook following England's three-day victory over India in the fourth Investec Test at Old Trafford.

George Dobell

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Cook defends Anderson attitude

Aug 6, 2014: Alastair Cook defended the attitude of James Anderson and insisted the bowler has no need to change his on-field approach.

George Dobell at Old Trafford

England v India, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Cook's subtle skills inspire England

Aug 5, 2014: His captaincy may never be associated with tactical genius or stirring words but Alastair Cook's style of leadership is appreciated by his players

George Dobell in Manchester

India in England 2014

England get their mind right

Aug 1, 2014: There was no ticket-tape parade, no open-air bus ride, no ICC mace or MBEs for the victory at the Ageas Bowl but, in years to come, we may just look back on it as the first step in a journey that led to a resurgence in England cricket

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

England find their upward curve

Jul 31, 2014: There will doubtless be tough days ahead but England appear to have turned a corner. ESPNcricinfo assesses where the team is after levelling the series

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 5th day

Cook delighted with 'perfect' win

Jul 31, 2014: Alastair Cook paid tribute to the work rate of Moeen Ali after his six second-innings wickets handed England a thumping victory in the third Test

George Dobell at the Ageas Bowl

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

England eye win after perfect day

Jul 30, 2014: England continued to play the near-perfect Test and India were powerless to hinder them

The Report by George Binoy

England v India, third Investec Test, Ageas Bowl

Loyal crowd wills Cook forward

Jul 27, 2014: Alastair Cook was under the greatest pressure of his career, but the Southampton crowd was determined to will him forward

George Dobell

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Ugly runs but still they swoon

Jul 27, 2014: Alastair Cook did not bat like a leading man but the crowd applauded him for simply not failing

Jarrod Kimber at the Ageas Bowl

Eng v Ind, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Ballance extends purple patch

Jul 27, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the third Investec Test at Ageas Bowl

Bishen Jeswant

England v India, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 1st day

Cook, Ballance put England well ahead

Jul 27, 2014: Alastair Cook ended his run of poor form with an innings of 95, while Gary Ballance scored his third century of the summer to drive England into a strong position

The Report by George Binoy
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