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India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

Stokes guides England to consolation win in final ODI

Jan 23, 2017: A strong all-round display from Ben Stokes helped England register the first win of their India campaign by beating the hosts by five runs in a closely-contested ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

Stokes buries the ghost of Eden Gardens

Jan 23, 2017: A clever batting display and three crucial wickets featured in Ben Stokes' return to Kolkata - a venue that hasn't been kind to the England allrounder in the past

Vishal Dikshit at Eden Gardens

India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

Morgan praises Woakes' last-over nerve

Jan 22, 2017: England captain Eoin Morgan lauded Chris Woakes' 'brilliant' comeback in the last over in which the seamer sealed their five-run win in a 2-1 series loss

Vishal Dikshit at Eden Gardens

India v England, 3rd ODI, Kolkata

A series with 2090 runs and six 300-plus totals

Jan 22, 2017: Stats highlights from the third ODI and an entire series of frenetic run-scoring

S Rajesh

England in India 2016-17

Stokes sets sights on IPL contract

Jan 13, 2017: Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, has put his name up for next month's IPL auction in an attempt to use the experience of playing in overseas T20 leagues to expand his game

Arun Venugopal in Pune

Test batting nominees

Masters blasting (and grinding)

Jan 10, 2017: Fierce, measured and everything in between: all in our shortlist of the best Test batting performances of 2016

Alagappan Muthu


Well begun is half-done

Dec 30, 2016: England's bid for the No. 1 Test ranking failed after the second half of their year was spent sliding to defeat in challenging conditions

George Dobell

The problem with England's fondness for allrounders

Dec 26, 2016: When you pick players for reasonable ability in two disciplines, that affects your ability to win Test matches

Sanjay Manjrekar

England in India 2016-17

Hameed shines amid catalogue of underperformance

Dec 21, 2016: From Jennings' breakthrough to Duckett's demise, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over England's players during their 4-0 series loss in India

George Dobell in Chennai

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai

Lack of reverse leaves England burnt

Dec 18, 2016: It was another day of slim pickings in the field and, despite dismissing Virat Kohli cheaply for the first time in the series, could find themselves under pressure to save the game

George Dobell in Chennai

Fifteen from '16

Dec 9, 2016: From Trott and Fowler opening up on their mental-health issues, to Gideon Haigh's exposition of a Trumper stroke: a look at the best cricket books of the year

David Hopps

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

Nov 28, 2016: England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 1st day

Stokes reprimanded by ICC for reaction to dismissal

Nov 26, 2016: Ben Stokes has received his second ICC reprimand in the last month, giving him two demerit points under the new code of conduct - halfway to being banned for a Test match

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 3rd day

England show spirit but Kohli and Ashwin keep India in command

Nov 19, 2016: R Ashwin bagged 5 for 67 after Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow had added a defiant century stand, before Virat Kohl's fifty cemented India's dominance

The Report by Andrew Miller

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam

Stokes revelling in role as England's go-to man

Nov 15, 2016: Ben Stokes has permission to 'swap' fielding positions at will so that he can stay in the game at all times. It is further proof of his importance to England

George Dobell in Visakhapatnam

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 3rd day

No lack of resolve as England attack plays the long game

Nov 11, 2016: Despite the lack of tangible reward on a tough third day, England's seamers and spinners both displayed an admirable attitude to keep India waiting

George Dobell in Rajkot

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 2nd day

Stokes ton puts England in command of first Test

Nov 11, 2016: Ben Stokes' last three Test innings against India in 2014, yielded three ducks. He made amends for his earlier failures in England, by scoring his fourth ton, which guided his side to a sizable first-innings score of 537 in their first Test against India

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 2nd day

Stokes ton leaves India a big task

Nov 10, 2016: England raised the first 500 against India in India since they did it themselves four years ago in Kolkata

The Report by Sidharth Monga

England in India 2016-17

Batting till eleven, and that man Stokes

Nov 6, 2016: India look near-invincible at home after a 3-0 whitewash of New Zealand, but England, with their batting depth and ability to generate reverse-swing, will pose an entirely different challenge

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

England in India 2016-17

England must protect Stokes from burn-out, says Michael Vaughan

Nov 1, 2016: Michael Vaughan, the former England captain, has warned that Ben Stokes risks burn-out if England heap too many expectations onto his shoulders

Andrew Miller
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