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Bairstow insists England have ‘real fighting chance’ to win Pakistan Test

LONDON: Jonny Bairstow was adamant England still had a real "fighting chance" to win the first Test despite Pakistan ending the second day at Lord's on Friday in a commanding position. Pakistan scored exactly 300 runs in the day's play to finish on 350 for eight at stumps. That left them already 166 runs ahead of England's meagre first-innings 184. Having fallen behind in the game with a sub-standard batting display after England captain Joe Root won the toss on Thursday, the hosts gave Pakistan further…

England 268-8 at stumps in third India Test

MOHALI: England were 268 for eight at stumps on the opening day of the third Test against India in Mohali on Saturday. Adil Rashid on four and Gareth Batty on nought were at the crease after the visitors, who trail the five-match series 1-0, elected to bat first. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow top-scored with a gritty 89 as Indian bowlers Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each. England, who trail the five-match series 1-0, were 205 for five at tea with Bairstow on 66 and Jos Buttler…

England on brink of reclaiming Ashes

BIRMINGHAM: Australia were 241 for seven in their second innings, a deficit of 90 runs, when bad light ended play on the second day of the fourth Ashes Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.