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England’s Stuart Broad says he is on good terms with Joe Root despite West Indies snub | Cricket News – Times of India

Veteran England seamer Stuart Broad has dismissed speculation of a rift with former Test captain Joe Root, saying that it would be "pathetic" if he were to fall out with him over being dropped for the tour of West Indies earlier this year. Broad and fellow paceman James Anderson, England's top two wicket-takers in Test cricket, were left out of the three-Test series in the Caribbean, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for England and led to Root resigning as skipper. Both returned to the side for the opening Test against New Zealand at Lord's last week and were instrumental in helping the hosts to a five-wicket win in Ben Stokes' first match as captain. "Joe and I spoke at length when he stood down as captain and I said to him how much he's meant to me as a captain, and what a privilege it was...
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West Indies crush England in 3rd test to win series

West Indies crushed England by 10 wickets in the third and final cricket Test on Sunday to win the series 1-0. The hosts needed only 4.5 overs on Day 4 to reach the winning target in Grenada. West Indies finished on 28-0 in the second innings after earlier dismissing England for 120. West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 20 not out and John Campbell undefeated on 6. When England resumed on 103-8, it was already on the brink of defeat with a lead of only 10 runs with just two wickets in hand in its second innings. The visitors lasted another 11 overs in the opening session with Kemar Roach (2-10 off 9.2 overs) taking both England wickets _ Chris Woakes (19) and Jack Leach (4). No. 11 Saqib Mahmood, who hit a defiant 49 in the first innings, was 3 not out. West Indies...
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3rd Test, Day 3: West Indies on brink of series win after England collapse

A maiden Test century by Joshua da Silva and another England collapse contrived to put West Indies on the brink of winning the series-deciding third Test on Saturday. England led by only 10 runs with just two wickets in hand in its second innings, and still two days to play. The English barely avoided losing on day three when they crawled to stumps on 103-8. Their failure to win a test series in the Caribbean in 18 years was set to be extended. Meanwhile, West Indies was looking at a first test series win at home since 2019, when England last visited. The team’s chief destroyer was batting allrounder Kyle Mayers who bowls medium pace. Unwanted for the first two tests _ both draws _ he replaced spinner Veerasammy Permaul in Grenada to shore up the batting. But his disciplined and relentl...
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3rd Test: West Indies on the verge of stunning series win over England | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies were on the brink of a stunning victory over England at stumps on day three of the deciding Test in Grenada on Saturday. After a day when wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva scored a maiden Test century before Kyle Mayers weaved his medium pace bowling magic, England were only 10 runs ahead with two wickets in hand in their second innings, on 103 for eight at the close on day three. A healthy contingent of home fans danced in the stands, silencing England's usually vocal Barmy Army, who must have been in disbelief witnessing yet another England meltdown. Mayers finished the day with figures of 5-9, his victims including England captain Joe Root. Mayers also took 2-13 in the first innings, giving him overall match figures of 7-22. He did not play in the first two drawn Tests but was...
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WI vs ENG: West Indies lead England by 28 runs after Day 2

West Indies scratched out a first-innings lead of 28 runs against England on day two of their series-deciding third test in Grenada. Joshua da Silva anchored West Indies’ recovery from 128-7 in reply to England’s opening 204. The wicketkeeper became the first batter in the test to a half-century as he reached stumps on 54 not out and his side 232-8 when bad light ended play four overs early. Da Silva played the anchor role superbly, first with all-rounder Kyle Mayers, then with fast bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach, who was 25 not out. Da Silva and Roach had an unbroken partnership of 55 from 17.1 overs, including six overs facing the new ball. England’s last-wicket stand of 90 on Thursday looked even more monumental as West Indies stuttered in its reply on the lively pitch. But, ...
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West Indies vs England 3rd Test: Joshua da Silva steers West Indies into narrow lead in Test decider | Cricket News – Times of India

ST. GEORGE'S: Joshua da Silva's unbeaten maiden Test half-century in the Caribbean anchored a West Indies lower-order revival which pushed the home side ahead of England on the second day of the third and final Test on Friday. Replying to the tourists' first innings total of 204, da Silva's unbeaten 54 and vital contributions from Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph and Kemar Roach lifted the home side from the depths of 95 for six to 232 for eight at stumps. While not nearly as dramatic as the last-wicket stand of 90 between Saqib Mahmood and Jack Leach on day one which resuscitated the English from 114 for nine, the West Indian version of tail-end resistance saw 137 runs added for the loss of two wickets. WI lead going into Day 3⃣. #WIvENG #MenInMaroon https://t.co/H6ZuROZ7Jg— Windies Cricket...
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West Indies batter John Campbell struck on head by two balls in a row | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies batter John Campbell was struck on the head by consecutive balls from England pace bowler Craig Overton on day two of the final Test of the series on Friday. After being barely troubled in advancing to 32 runs in Grenada, Campbell was surprised by an 87 mph (140 kph) bouncer and did not react in time to avoid it. The ball crashed into the front of his helmet, sending Campbell to the ground in St. George's. The helmet saved him from what would have been a horrific facial injury. Campbell quickly sprang to his feet as a concerned Overton checked on his adversary's health. It was the last ball of the over, which offered Campbell, who received a new helmet, a chance to recover at the other end. But the first ball of Overton's next over cannoned off the back of Campbell's helmet ...
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2nd Test: West Indies hold out for draw as England fall five wickets short | Cricket News – Times of India

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite was again a gigantic roadblock that England could not dislodge as the second Test ended in a tense draw in Barbados on Sunday. England declared in enough time to give themselves 65 overs to bowl out West Indies a second time and picked up five wickets inside 45 overs, including three by spinner Jack Leach. But a singing Barmy Army in typically good voice could not quite inspire the visitors across the finish line as West Indies finished on 135 for five. Though England were the better team overall, the match will be best remembered for the remarkable batting performances by Brathwaite. After stoically occupying the crease for almost 12 hours in scoring 160 from 489 balls in the first innings, he was there at the bitter end on Sunday, unconquered on 5...
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West Indies and England draw another Test on flat pitch

The West Indies and England drew a second straight Test in Barbados, leaving their series to be decided in the third and final Test in Grenada. England didn’t declare its second innings until during the lunch break on Sunday, when it was 185-6 and led by 281 runs at Kensington Oval. That offered the West Indies 282 runs to win from 65 overs at more than 4 an over. That was no help to the England bowlers, and too steep for the batsmen to attack. The home side dug in on a pitch with little life in it and, after some early drama, held out for all 65 overs to finish on 135-5 at barely two runs per over. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, who batted for nearly 12 hours in the first innings for 160, steered the side to safety in the second with another monumental effort. He batted more than four hour...
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2nd Test: Marathon Kraigg Brathwaite knock leaves England facing a draw against West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN (Barbados): Kraigg Brathwaite's grinding, marathon 160 hauled West Indies to within 96 runs of England's first innings total, with the tourists still entertaining the prospect of forcing victory going into the final day of the second Test at the Kensington Oval. At stumps on the fourth day on Saturday, England were 40 without loss in their second innings, an overall lead of 136, after the home side were eventually dismissed after tea for 411 in reply to the visitors' first innings effort of 507 for nine declared. As with the drawn first Test a week earlier in Antigua when England went into the last day at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium ahead by 153 runs with nine wickets in hand, the possibilities of an outright result mean there will be a greater level of interest than for ...
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WI vs ENG: England lead West Indies by 136 runs in Barbados

England led West Indies by 136 runs and was setting up a second declaration to try and force a result in the second Test at Kensington Oval. West Indies was finally bowled out for 411, trailing by 96 runs, and England openers Zac Crawley and Alex Lees added 40 without loss in 15 overs before bad light ended play on the fourth day. Last week in Antigua, England led by 153 into the final day and set West Indies a winning target of 286 in 71 overs. West Indies didn’t take the bait and the Test was safely drawn. England’s strategy shouldn’t change in Barbados, and neither should the end result on a similarly flat pitch. West Indies captain and opener Kraigg Brathwaite frustrated England for a third straight day until he was out for 160 after nearly 12 hours. He started the day on 109 and h...
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West Indies vs England, 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Blackwood centuries frustrate England on Day 3 | Cricket News – Times of India

Centuries by West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood stymied a frustrated England on day three of the second Test in Barbados on Friday in a match that increasingly seems headed for a draw. Their 183-run fourth-wicket stand lifted West Indies to 288 for four in their first innings, still 219 runs behind England at stumps. Blackwood, who would have gone lbw for a duck if England had reviewed the not out decision, finally went shortly before the close for 102, plumb lbw when not offering a shot to Dan Lawrence. Key innings from both Brathwaite & Blackwood on Day 3.👏🏿 #WIvENG https://t.co/x0fSvPJ640— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1647639965000But Barbadian Brathwaite was an immovable object as he played with the utmost of caution in taking 278 balls to reach his 10th ...
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WI vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 3: Braithwaite and Blackwood frustrate England

Centuries by captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood delivered a brilliant West Indies reply to England’s declaration as their series looked headed for another Test draw on Friday. After three days of the second test, only 13 wickets have tumbled on the flat pitch at Kensington Oval. Brathwaite and Blackwood showed acute patience to frustrate England in a stand of 183 that started before lunch and ended only five overs from stumps. They led West Indies’ resistance to 288-4 at the close in reply to England’s 507-9 declared. They trail by 219 runs. Brathwaite was 109 not out after batting the whole day, and nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph on 4. Blackwood made a chancy 102, coming in after England prised out a couple of wickets in the morning. Shamarh Brooks, resuming with Brathw...
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Mark Wood out of IPL 2022 due to injury | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England pacer Mark Wood has been ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season with an elbow injury. A report in 'Espncricinfo' said that Wood will not represent Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL beginning March 26 after picking up a right elbow injury during the first Test against the West Indies last week. New entrants Lucknow had paid Rs 7.5 crore for Wood at the IPL auction last month. Wood could only bowl 17 overs in the game against West Indies in North Sound. The Lucknow franchise will be led by KL Rahul and coached by Andy Flower. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.asy...
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WI vs ENG: Century is one of most memorable after tough times, says Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

The 11th Test century of Ben Stokes's career was perhaps his sweetest, the all-rounder said on Thursday after plundering West Indies and helping England into a commanding position in the second Test in Barbados. Stokes took 114 balls to reach his hundred, before removing his helmet, lifting his eyes towards the heavens and giving a crooked finger salute as the largely English crowd rose to their feet in appreciation. He bent the middle finger in his left hand in a tribute to his late father, Ged, who had the same finger amputated after incurring multiple dislocations during a career as a New Zealand rugby international. Ged died of brain cancer in September, 2020 and Ben subsequently took a mental health break from cricket last year while recovering from a broken finger, as the loss of ...
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WI vs ENG: With 236th Test scalp, Kemar Roach moves past Gary Sobers on Windies all-time list | Cricket News – Times of India

Kemar Roach moved past Gary Sobers to become West Indies' seventh most prolific wicket-taker when he claimed the prized scalp of Joe Root during the second Test on his home ground in Barbados on Thursday. As Sobers watched on at Kensington Oval, Root had hardly been Tested all day when he was dismissed lbw by a ball that beat the England captain for pace and struck him on the knee roll. The on-field decision was not out, prompting West Indies to potentially burn what would have been their final review had they gotten the decision wrong. 2️⃣3️⃣6️⃣* to move into the 7th highest wicket taker spot in Test for the #MenInMaroon.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 #WIvENG https://t.co/Rb5pQu1FI9— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1647536981000But ball-tracking showed the ball would have crashed into the top of leg stump, ...
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WI vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 2: Ben Stokes lashes ton as England declare at 507-9

Ben Stokes followed captain Joe Root with a century to allow England to declare against the West Indies on 507-9 on the second day Thursday of the second test at Kensington Oval. West Indies was 71-1 in reply, John Campbell giving Matthew Fisher a wicket with the second ball of his test career. Root improved from 119 overnight to 153, but played second fiddle to Stokes, who dominated their stand of 129 as he made a belligerent 120 from 128 balls. The West Indies looked equally adept at handling the second slow and flat pitch in two tests, as captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Shamarh Brooks comfortably handled the new ball from an England battery with two debutants, pacer Saqib Mahmood and medium-pacer Fisher. England’s Dan Lawrence was out for 91 to the last delivery on Wednesday, so Stokes...
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West Indies vs England 2nd Test: Joe Root scores another ton as England take command vs Windies | Cricket News – Times of India

BARBADOS: Joe Root compiled his second straight century, an unbeaten 119, as England batted their way to a commanding position in the second Test against West Indies in Barbados on Wednesday. Even though Dan Lawrence fell for 91 with the final ball of the first day, England took the honours after winning the toss, reaching 244 for three at stumps on a flat Kensington Oval pitch in Bridgetown. The strip was criticised by several ex-players in the commentary box for being too docile, Day 1️⃣ comes to an end with England 244/3*. #WIvENG #MenInMaroon https://t.co/kaXE9nMeLZ— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1647467450000After a draw on a slow track in Antigua last week, many hoped for a livelier strip on a ground where none of the seven previous Tests were drawn, not that Root had any comp...
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WI vs ENG 2nd Test, Day 1: Joe Root’s 119 helps England make strong start

Joe Root lit up the Kensington Oval with his 25th Test century as England made a strong start to the second match of the series against the West Indies on Wednesday. Playing with confidence after a knock of 109 in the second innings of last week’s draw in Antigua, Root was even better in Barbados as he reached 119 not out from a total of 244-3 on the first day. Around 8,500 visiting fans were present to take in the spectacle and all four corners of the famous old ground received a wave of the England captain’s bat as they sang his name long and loud. 🌴🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 STUMPS | England are 2️⃣4️⃣4️⃣-3️⃣ Another day that belongs to our baby-faced batsman, Super Joe Root 👑#WIvENG pic.twitter.com/ixzdhNX3Ws — England’s Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) March 16, 2022 By reaching a quarter-century of test ...
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West Indies vs England 2nd Test: Saqib Mahmood to debut as England, West Indies reset for second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

BRIDGETOWN: West Indies and England square off in the second Test of a three-match series on Wednesday at Kensington Oval in Barbados, with expectations of a repeat of the batsman-friendly conditions which resulted in a drawn first Test in Antigua. In stark contrast to the pitches for their previous series in the Caribbean in 2019 when the hosts' fast bowlers dominated in Barbados and Antigua before Mark Wood led the charge for the tourists in claiming a consolation win in St Lucia, pacers look set for another tough workout over the next five days. With Wood sidelined by an elbow injury suffered during his first-Test exertions and Ollie Robinson still not recovered fully from back spasms experienced in the warm-up match, Saqib Mahmood gets a Test debut for England at the venue where he ...