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Alastair Cook Hails 'Brilliant' Display by England to Beat India

Alastair Cook

There could be no wild Friday night celebrations for England in the dry state of Gujarat after the nine-run victory over India in the first ODI, although the Saurashtra Cricket Association did lay on a spectacular display of fireworks and lights to mark the first international at this spacious new stadium.




Richie Benaud: a personal reflection on a colossus of cricket

When you’ve grown accustomed to seeing and hearing someone on TV – especially someone with a voice both commanding and calming like Richie Benaud’s – often they appear in real life much smaller than how you’d built them up in your imagination; more like the rest of us than you’d perhaps anticipated.