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India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 5th day

First-innings collapse cost England - Cook

Nov 21, 2016: Alastair Cook said England could "hold their heads up high" despite a 246-run defeat to India in the Visakhapatnam Test

George Dobell in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 5th day

Kohli surprised by England's defensive tactics

Nov 21, 2016: Virat Kohli said that England's decision to stonewall in the second innings played into India's hands after they secured a 246-run victory in Visakhapatnam

Alagappan Muthu

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 4th day

India strike late after Cook and Hameed show defiance

Nov 20, 2016: Ravi Jadeja struck with the final ball of the fourth day - trapping Alastair Cook lbw for a 188-ball 54 -to leave England 87 for 2 as they attempted to save the second Test

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

Momentum, 'schmomentum' in Visakhapatnam

Nov 16, 2016: England were the better team in the drawn Rajkot Test, but the series is still 0-0 and India are still playing at home, on a Visakhapatnam pitch that looks likely to favour their strengths

Alagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

England news

No indication Cook will quit captaincy - Strauss

Nov 16, 2016: There are no immediate plans to change the captaincy of England's Test or limited-overs team, according to Andrew Strauss

George Dobell

The Ashes 2017-18

Australia face short-term pain for Ashes success - Ponting

Nov 15, 2016: With a year to go until the 2017-18 Ashes, Michael Vaughan and Ricky Ponting assess the two teams' current form and prospects of victory Down Under

Andrew Miller

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

Cook shines on final day with 30th Test ton

Nov 13, 2016: A sublime 243-ball 130 from Alastair Cook - his 30th Test ton - helped England claim a moral victory by drawing the first Test against India in Rajkot on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 5th day

How England's spinners outbowled India's

Nov 13, 2016: The stats and milestones from the final day's play in the first Test between India and England at Rajkot

Bharath Seervi

England in India 2016-17

Cook versus Ashwin, Root versus Jadeja

Nov 7, 2016: India's spinners have been rampant at home, and the onus will be on Alastair Cook and Joe Root to negate them

Gaurav Sundararaman

Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur

Cook shelves convention for short-term gains

Oct 27, 2016: With spinners yet to give him the kind of control Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar once did, Alastair Cook has had to turn to his seamers to deliver subcontinent success

George Dobell in Dhaka

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Cook hints at bowler changes for second Test

Oct 24, 2016: The DRS was a vital component of the Chittagong Test - with a record 26 on-field decisions being reviewed by the players - and Kumar Dharmasena was especially in the spotlight

George Dobell in Chittagong

Alastair Cook's 134th Test

The matches that made a record-breaker

Oct 19, 2016: Alastair Cook has amassed 10,599 runs and 29 centuries en route to becoming England's most-capped Test cricketer. ESPNcricinfo looks back at the landmarks

Andrew Miller

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong

Record-breaking Cook admits tough to leave family

Oct 18, 2016: After a dash home for the birth of his second child, Alastair Cook is back to lead England and history suggests traversing the globe will not daunt him

Will Macpherson in Chittagong

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Duckett and Hameed set to vie for Cook's approval

Sep 16, 2016: Alastair Cook has kissed a few frogs in his search to find a new opening partner, but will now be hoping that either Haseeb Hameed or Ben Duckett turns out to be his prince

George Dobell

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Strauss ramps up pressure on Morgan to commit to Bangladesh tour

Sep 7, 2016: Eoin Morgan, and any other players still uncertain over whether to tour Bangladesh, have until Saturday to make up their minds, according to Andrew Strauss

Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan in England 2016

Woakes stands tall, but too many batting holes

Aug 15, 2016: After a series where their depth of allrounders stood out, but familiar batting failings remained, ESPNcricinfo looks at how England's players performed

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 4th day

'Lower order should apply icing, not bake cake' - Cook

Aug 14, 2016: Alastair Cook has admitted that England lack the consistency to be rated the No.1 Test side

George Dobell at The Oval

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 4th day

Edgbaston emotions colour the series finale

Aug 14, 2016: England looked tired after their victory in the third Test, and Pakistan looked energised by the need to respond. The upshot was telling at The Oval

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval, 3rd day

England's failure to evolve catches up with them at last

Aug 13, 2016: England have ambitions to be No.1 in the world, but they have fallen short in a familiar manner in this Test

George Dobell

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval

'Comfortable' Cook enjoying captaincy

Aug 10, 2016: He may not get as many plaudits as some of his predecessors but Alastair Cook has built an increasingly impressive record in charge of England

George Dobell
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