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England in West Indies: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists dominate in St Lucia

England in West Indies: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists dominate in St Lucia

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Third Test, Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia (day three of five)England 277 (Stokes 79, Roach 4-48) & 325-4 (Root 111*, Denly 69)West Indies 154 (Wood 5-41, Moeen 4-36)England lead by 448 runsScorecardCaptain Joe Root set up England's push for victory with an unbeaten century on day three of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.Root has struggled in the series but dug in to make 111 not out and see his side close on 325-4, a lead of 448.The tourists batted throughout the day with Joe Denly making 69 - his maiden Test fifty - and Jos Buttler 56. England will now likely declare on day four and attempt to bowl out West Indies to earn a consolation victory.When West Indies do bat again...
West Indies vs England: Mark Wood wows with stunning spells as tourists finally find something to cheer

West Indies vs England: Mark Wood wows with stunning spells as tourists finally find something to cheer

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raw pace Day Two of the final test ended with England well and truly on top England’s long wait for a bowler capable of blistering pace is finally over, with Mark Wood breaching 94mph during an exhilarating career-best haul on day two of the third West Indies Test. Wood was a bowler reborn on his return to Test cricket, regularly hitting breakneck speeds as he claimed five for 41 and had the home batsmen running for cover for the first time this series. The 29-year-old did the heavy lifting as England bowled the Windies out for 154 and ended their best day of a torrid tour 142 ahead with Keaton Jennings and Rory Burns reaching 19 without loss. Mark Wood starred on his Test comeback Recalling the velocity and hostility of fellow Ashingto...
Fred Pickering: Former Everton and England forward dies, aged 78

Fred Pickering: Former Everton and England forward dies, aged 78

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RIP Everton made Pickering Britain's most expensive footballer in March 1964 Former Everton and England forward Fred Pickering has died, aged 78. Pickering, who became Britain’s most expensive footballer in March 1964, passed away on Saturday night, an Everton statement confirmed. Fred Pickering died on Saturday, aged 78 “Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Fred Pickering,” the statement read. “A prolific striker and the most expensive footballer in Britain when Everton paid hometown team Blackburn Rovers £85,000 to sign him in March 1964, Fred died on Saturday 9 February, aged 78. feeling well Ja...
West Indies vs England 2019 series: Test, ODI and T20 fixture dates – all exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2

West Indies vs England 2019 series: Test, ODI and T20 fixture dates – all exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2

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All the action England's tour of the Caribbean will be live across the talkSPORT network England are in the West Indies for their 2019 tour of the Caribbean and all the action will be exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT 2. Joe Root and co will play three Test matches, five ODIs and three T20s against the Windies over the next few weeks and we’ll have complete coverage of it all across the talkSPORT network. England vs West Indies will be exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT England vs West Indies 2019 key tour dates January 23-27: 1st Test, Barbados – West Indies won by 381 runs January 31 Feb 4: 2nd Test, Antigua (14:00 GMT) February 9-13: 3rd Test, St Lucia (14:00 GMT) February 20: 1st ODI, Barbados (Kensington Oval) (15:00 GMT) Februar...