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2hGeorge Dobell

Root's hunger bodes well for England

Of all the revealing moments in Joe Root's innings, it was perhaps the irritated swish of the bat upon his dismissal that was most revealing.

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Root's 254 hands England total control

Joe Root began the Test having converted only one of his last 10 Test half-centuries into hundreds, but that changed today as he powered England into control.

1dJarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

Pakistan's Plans A, B and C fall through

Each of the areas in which they dominated England at Lord's let Pakistan down at Old Trafford - and Alastair Cook and Joe Root made them pay.

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1dDavid Hopps

Root, Cook tons leave England on top

Alastair Cook restored England's equilibrium after defeat at Lord's with an immaculate hundred on a flawless pitch on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test.

2dGeorge Dobell at Old Trafford

England stick with Moeen in a twist

Asked to play a bits-and-pieces role for England, Moeen Ali has seemingly lost confidence in his game - he may not have many more chances left.

4dAndrew McGlashan

How will England get 14 into 11?

More allrounders, another spinner, changes to the batting order? What might England do with their side for Old Trafford.

7dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Pakistan, press-ups and national redemption

Themes of redemption had been constant for Pakistan in the build-up to what proved to be an epic first Test, but it was only in their moment of victory that their win could be understood.

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Donald equals fastest ever double hundred

Glamorgan's Aneurin Donald made an astonishing 234 off 136 balls, equalling the fastest double century in first-class cricket in his maiden Championship hundred.

7dGeorge Dobell at Lord's

Resurgent Woakes showing all his tricks

From the fringes of the Test side, Chris Woakes has now become indispensable in the space of three matches and at Lord's has produced a display full of character.

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Gloucestershire seamers dismantle Essex

Gloucestershire's seamers bowled them to a 61-run County Championship win over Division Two leaders Essex at Cheltenham.

8dJarrod Kimber at Lord's

Amir's path to new memories

What happened that day in 2010 will follow Mohammad Amir for the rest of his life, but he is young enough - and good enough - to ensure also ends up remembered for his cricket.

9dBrydon Coverdale

Saker won't hold back on his opinions

David Saker, Australia's newly appointed assistant coach, has vowed not to hold back on his opinions when he joins head coach Darren Lehmann in the national set-up.

9dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Misbah's push-ups deliver on a promise

The merits, or otherwise, of putting cricketers through military-style 'boot camps' have been debated at length over the years.

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