2019 World Cup 1st Match: Stokes’ all-round performance helps England start with a bang

Ben Stokes 89, two wickets and superb catch England South Africa World Cup 1st Match The Oval cricket

Ben Stokes made his presence felt with the bat and ball, and in the field as well

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes did it all as he smashed a brilliant 89, took two wickets and grabbed a superb catch en route to leading his side to a 104-run win over South Africa in the opening game of the World Cup.

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England vs India 5th Test Day 4: Cook signs off on a high, while Anderson equals McGrath

Alastair Cook 147 England India 5th Test Day 4 The Oval cricket

Alastair Cook is over the moon after bringing up his 33rd Test century

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England opener Alastair Cook stole the spotlight on the fourth day at The Oval as his last innings in international cricket ended in fairytale fashion, with him scoring a superb 147.

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England vs India 5th Test Day 3: Cook pushes England’s lead past 150 after Jadeja’s entertaining knock

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Alastair Cook struck three boundaries during his unbeaten knock of 46

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Playing his final innings in international cricket, Alastair Cook finished unbeaten on 46 to help England amass a 154-run lead after India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja starred early on in the day.

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Vaughan opens up on why Buttler is a crucial part of the England Test team

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Michael Vaughan: “England have got a special player – he knows how to play the pressure card and calm situations down”

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan has heaped praise on batsman Jos Buttler, saying he has become an instrumental player in the Test side.

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England vs India 5th Test Day 2: England’s seamers torment India after Buttler’s 89

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England’s pace attack troubled India’s batsmen after Jos Buttler scored a useful 89

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Jos Buttler celebrated his birthday by scoring a crucial 89 before England’s seamers carved through India’s batting line-up and left the tourists reeling on the second day at The Oval.

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England vs India 5th Test Day 1: Ishant puts India on top despite Cook’s magical 71

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Ishant Sharma ended the day with figures of 3-28 off 22 overs

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England opener Alastair Cook scored an entertaining 71 in his penultimate innings in international cricket, but Ishant Sharma gave India the upper hand at The Oval with his three-wicket haul.

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