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Ben Stokes

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Stokes keeps England in the Ashes with historic chase

Stokes scores unbeaten 135, Jack Leach holds his nerve as England post their highest successful run chase in Tests

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One of the 'top two moments I've ever had on a cricket field' - Stokes

"it's one I'll never forget" says Stokes after stunning innings seals improbable England victory

'Said I'd take back my 92 for one run out here' - Leach

"I know I look stupid when I'm out there but it got the job done" says number 11 after match-winning partnership with Ben Stokes

West Indies v India

1st Test, North Sound

Rahane gets first hundred in over two years

Monga: WI need better conversion rates from batsmen

Jason Holder is 'extremely disappointed' with how the top order gets off to starts but does not step up

Kemar Roach has been brilliant - Holder

Jason Holder is all praise for this team's efforts and talks up Kemar Roach as one of the best West Indies fast bowlers

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I have to take risks to unsettle spinners - Rahul

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Pitches in focus

Tendulkar speaks

'If you provide good pitches, Test cricket cannot be boring' - Tendulkar

Tendulkar used the duel between Archer and Smith at Lord's last week as an example of 'exciting' cricket on a good pitch

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

#PoliteEnquiries: Is anything possible at Headingley?

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Johnson: Australia will hope the pitch goes a bit up and down

Mitchell Johnson discusses what Australia could do to halt England before they build enough momentum for a come-from-behind victory

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Dobell: Root digs in during fight to save Test - and his captaincy

Joe Root shows leadership qualities with gritty innings that raises hopes of great escape

NEW ZEALAND TOUR OF SRI LANKA

SQUAD NEWS

Mathews, Thisara left out of squad for New Zealand T20Is

Squad of 15 includes five frontline seamers, led by captain Lasith Malinga, for the series of three matches beginning September 1

Retirement u-turn

India news

After retirement rethink, Rayudu promises IPL return

Decision to retire was not emotional but because he was disappointed at missing out on the World Cup, explains Indian middle-order batsman

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

#PoliteEnquiries: Time to consider relieving Root of the captaincy?

Melinda Farrell and George Dobell answer your #PoliteEnquiries

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Dobell: Roy's opening woes epitomise a broken system

The ECB's policies played a key part in winning the World Cup, but could be about to contribute to losing the Ashes

Stats - England's fourth sub-100 total in two years

Headingley horror show was England's lowest total at the ground, and their lowest in the Ashes since 1948

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