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Bairstow hundred guides England to 4-0 win

A second century of the series for Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy's 96 helped secure a nine-wicket canter to close out England's international season

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England v West Indies

4th ODI, Kia Oval

Lewis, Joseph denied by England's DLS dash

A late ram-raid of a sixth-wicket partnership between Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali helped England pull off a sensational chase

Gollapudi: Lewis helps WI find their groove

Evin Lewis' masterful innings could signal the way for a West Indies revival in the 50-over format

England v West Indies

4th ODI, The Oval

Ben Stokes arrested over Bristol incident

Team-mate Alex Hales was also present and both players have been suspended for the fourth ODI against West Indies.

Ashes selection to proceed on form and fitness - Strauss

Andrew Strauss spoke after Ben Stokes' arrest and said that the selection meeting for the Ashes squad will continue as planned


England v West Indies

4th Royal London ODI, The Oval

Plunkett takes pleasure in ruining the crowd's fun

In a run-laden ODI at Bristol, Liam Plunkett's 5 for 52 applied an effective brake to West Indies' chase

'I'd love to go to the Ashes, but I can't see it happening'

Despite an injury to Toby Roland-Jones, Liam Plunkett doubts his chances of getting on the plane to Australia.


England v West Indies

3rd ODI, Bristol

'I just had a slog and everything came off' - Moeen

Moeen Ali played down his record-breaking 53-ball hundred, but said that the confidence gained in the course of a phenomenal summer allowed him to trust his instincts

Moeen's 53-ball onslaught sets up crushing win

Moeen Ali produced a breathtaking batting assault, a 53-ball hundred that included an incredible eight sixes in the space of 14 balls, as England withstood a withering riposte from the mighty Chris Gayle to seal an unassailable 2-0 lead

England v West Indies

2nd Royal London ODI, Trent Bridge

WI sweat on Gayle injury after abandonment

Only 2.2 overs were possible at Trent Bridge before the rain set in, with Chris Gayle sent for a scan on his hamstring after being left out of the XI

Law wants 'settled' team for World Cup qualifier

West Indies coach Stuart Law wants his players to focus on learning their roles in ODI cricket, ahead of next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

England v West Indies

1st Royal London ODI, Old Trafford

Bairstow's maiden hundred sets up crushing win

Defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Bairstow slips into opener's role

Jonny Bairstow made his chance at the top of England's order count with his maiden ODI hundred, but a slip on 99 nearly cost him the landmark

England v West Indies

Only T20I, Chester-le-Street

Durham begin investigation after spectator suffers broken leg

Three spectators suffered injuries following the partial collapse of a temporary stand at the Emirates Riverside during the one-off T20I

World champions WI maintain T20 hold on England

Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis set the agenda as West Indies withstood a chilly autumnal evening and a spirited England fightback

England v West Indies

Royal London ODI Series

Curran stays calm as T20 limelight beckons

For Tom Curran, the one-day series against West Indies could mark the start of something special, and potentially career-transforming

Bairstow hopeful of being handed one-day opportunity

Jonny Bairstow admits he is still unsure of his role in England's white-ball set-up, but hopes his Champions Trophy appearance will count in his favour

'Anderson is a pleasure to keep to'

Jonny Bairstow spoke to Andrew Miller about James Anderson's 500 Test wickets, and looked ahead to the Royal London ODI series against West Indies


England v West Indies

3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Anderson's career-best sets up nine-wicket victory

After hitting the 500-wicket mark, James Anderson bagged 7 for 42 before England comfortably knocked off their 107-run target

#PoliteEnquiries: How to wait for the Ashes

As England and West Indies wrap up the summer Tests, Melinda Farrell and George Dobell tackle your #PoliteEnquiries


England v West Indies

3rd Investec Test, Lord's

England can do 'something really special' - Root

Having overseen back-to-back Test series wins in his first summer in charge - the first time England have beaten both touring sides since 2013 - Joe Root was understandably upbeat

Farrell: Long road ahead, but WI have hope

West Indies still have work to do to compete consistently with the best sides in the longest format, but they end their Test series in England with some notable positives

Dobell: The good, the bad, and the ugly

England's series victory over West Indies is a cause for celebration in the short term. But there are several issues to be resolved ahead of the Ashes

Anderson's 500

England v West Indies

Nicholas: The artist paints his way to greatness

James Anderson's 500th Test wicket was a collector's item to befit a historic achievement

'It's normally anger...but this was emotional' - Anderson

His normal feelings may, in his words, be "anger and more anger" but James Anderson confessed he was a little overcome at his milestone

#PoliteEnquiries: Is Anderson the GOAT?

Melinda Farrell and George Dobell tackle your #PoliteEnquiries on a special day for James Anderson


England v West Indies

3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Stokes gets back in the groove to leave Anderson waiting

Ben Stokes has found wickets hard to come by this season, but he made the ball move lavishly at Lord's and joined a select group of players in the process

West Indies swing low, but finish their day on a high

West Indies' lowest total of the series to date was actually a continuation of the dogged attitude they had found at Headingley, and their bowling reflected that truth

#PoliteEnquiries: Good bowling or bad batting?

Melinda Farrell and George Dobell tackle your #PoliteEnquiries after the first day of the deciding Test at Lord's


England v West Indies

3rd Investec Test, Lord's

West Indies ready for 'momentous' Lord's encounter

Jason Holder hopes West Indies can feed off their victory in the second Test and continue to defy expectations in the series decider at Lord's

England v West Indies

3rd Investec Test, Lord's

Shai Hope's hunger could make him great - Law

West Indies coach Stuart Law has revealed that Shai Hope was confident in victory at Headingley before the final day started

Leicestershire v West Indians

Tour match, Grace Road

Bad light cuts short West Indies' bowling stint

Alzarri Joseph took the one wicket to fall as play was limited to 12.1 overs on the second day

Anderson nears 500

England news

'No reason I can't play until 40' - Anderson

James Anderson is on the brink of becoming only the third fast bowler to 500 Test wickets - but he is not thinking about retirement yet

England v West Indies

2nd Test, Headingley

Bayliss' 'fingers crossed' at promising batting signs

The England coach said Mark Stoneman looked "a tough type of player" and Dawid Malan was more settled in the Headingley Test

'Hope result doesn't change way Root thinks' - Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss reflects on the defeat at Headingley where they couldn't defend 322 and the progress of the inexperienced batsmen


England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Being written off provided us with fire - Law

The West Indies head coach showers praise on his team for dealing well with the negativity and turning it around, calls Shai Hope a "man of stone"

Nicholas: Hope, Headingley and a miracle

Of all the unlikely things in West Indies' cricket history, this win must rank up there

Kimber: West Indies' redemption story

A lot of talking, a trip to the football, forgetting what had gone before. How one of the great comebacks was scripted

England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Shai Hope the hero in thrilling West Indies win

The visitors bounced back from a thrashing at Edgbaston by chasing down 322 to level the series in the last half an hour at Headingley

#PoliteEnquiries: Is Cook the most unnatural slip of all time?

Jarrod Kimber and Alan Gardner answer your questions from a historical final day at Headingley


England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Kimber: Drop by drop, West Indies lose their grip

West Indies rediscovered their pride after Edgbaston. But they've shelled too many catches to stand a realistic chance of victory

Gardner: Malan digs deep into his resolve

By the time his battling 186-ball innings ended, Dawid Malan barely had enough energy left this time to admonish a failure

England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Kimber: Battling Holder holds Windies together

On paper, Jason Holder looks like an obvious weak link. But his fighting qualities kept his side in the ascendancy at Headingley

Gardner: England's haphazard fightback

The third day ended with England having wiped off a sizeable deficit with plenty of batting to come, but their way back into the match wasn't smooth

#PoliteEnquiries: Will Westley bat No.3 at the Gabba?

Melinda Farrell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions following the third day of the second Test between England and West Indies.


England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Kimber: Brathwaite waits no more as long game earns rewards

The opener's insistence on being his own man helped West Indies recover from their debacle at Edgbaston

Nicholas: Special stand takes WI away from humiliation

Modern West Indies sides struggle to regenerate the folklore scripted between the eras of Frank Worrell and Viv Richards, but Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope helped rectify that in Leeds

Anderson backs England despite chastening day

The fast bowler admitted England fell short of the standards they set for themselves on the second day at Headingley

England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Kimber: Wearied Roach still capable of finding magic

When Kemar Roach first played Test cricket he looked a world-beater, but while the years have slowed him down he can still trouble the best

Gardner: England's fallible top-order fails to change the record

Under-fire batsmen play the same familiar refrain, but West Indies' best day of the series did not quite finish with them in command

England v West Indies

2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Westley trusts his game in hunt for Ashes berth

England's new No. 3 has not looked out of his depth early in his Test career and is determined to maintain a relaxed approach to the pressure

'We have been very honest' - Stuart Law

West Indies' head coach has backed his players to give a better account of themselves in the second Test after their innings defeat at Edgbaston led to a barrage of criticism from former players and pundits

England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

'If I'm saving all my wickets for Australia, I don't mind' - Broad

It wasn't the most memorable haul Stuart Broad will ever take, but he said the three wickets he bagged to pass Ian Botham's tally were "really special"

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Dobell: England learn nothing from thrashing soft West Indies

It was a ruthless performance from England in the first Test, but it was anchored by players they already know plenty about

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England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England take 19 wickets in a day to go 1-0 up

A historic Test was dealt a humiliating conclusion under the Edgbaston floodlights, as West Indies crumbled to one of the most spineless defeats in their long and once-proud history

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#PoliteEnquiries: Was England's day-night Test a success?


England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Kimber: West Indies' legacy left in the hands of schoolboys

West Indies were woeful in the first Test at Edgbaston. But how could things be better when they have no experienced players, and barely any of quality either?

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Embattled Holder calls on West Indies to front up

Jason Holder, West Indies' captain, has challenged his players to "look themselves in the mirror" and find a way to fight back into the series after crushing defeat at Edgbaston

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England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

'Don't know what the strength of WI cricket is' - Roberts

Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts has questioned the fitness of the current pace attack on the eve of the first Test against England at Edgbaston

Past perfect makes West Indies' present tense

West Indies can call on some great memories at Edgbaston but they will start as underdogs against an England side on the up

England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Broad wary as England 'step into the unknown'

England will play their first day-night Test against West Indies this week, a side who have been able to prepare with a warm-up match and have previous pink-ball Test experience

'Grit your teeth and crack on'

England's players reveal their thoughts on the pink ball as they prepare to try it out for the first time in Test cricket against West Indies


Derbyshire v West Indians

Tour match, Derby

Powell strolls to hundred in untaxing warm-up

West Indies' batsmen looked in good order and Kieran Powell struck a century as a less-than-testing warm-up against a weakened Derbyshire side ended in a tame draw

Leadership challenge

England Cricket

Root shoulders the demands of captaincy

Joe Root is discovering the relentless demands made on an England captain - and that is even before he begins to think about the Ashes

England v West Indies

1st Investec Test, Edgbaston

Root rues England's top-order shortcomings

Joe Root has admitted the idea of his moving back into England's top three was discussed ahead of naming a squad for the Investec Test series against West Indies

Agarkar: Moeen a world-class allrounder in England

Raunak Kapoor, Gaurav Kalra and Ajit Agarkar discuss Moeen Ali's all-round impact after the South Africa series


Kent v West Indians

Tour match, Canterbury

Radford hails workout for batsmen

Lightning and bad light ended batting practice for the touring West Indies who emerged second-best from their three-day draw with a makeshift Kent XI in Canterbury

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Woakes, Ballance unlikely for Edgbaston

A lack of first-class cricket could be hampering England's plans ahead of the first Investec Test against West Indies

CSA face compensation battle to get Gibson

Richard Johnson and Graeme Welch could be contenders to replace Gibson if he moves to South Africa

Essex v West Indies

Tour match, Chelmsford

Walter shows his promise to challenge West Indians

Paul Walter underlined his burgeoning reputation as an allrounder of considerable promise with starring performances from both bat and ball on the final day against the West Indians

Roach working on moving the ball as he aims at Test return

The West Indies quick, who took 3 for 17 against Essex, on what he has been doing in his time away from international cricket

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