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Rajkot Test

England in driver’s seat in first India Test

RAJKOT: Teenage debutant Haseeb Hameed struck his maiden half-century as England took firm control on the fourth day of the first Test against India in Rajkot on Saturday. Hameed was unbeaten on 62 with skipper Alastair Cook on 46, the duo taking England's lead to 163 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground, hosting its first Test ever. At stumps, England were 114-0 in their second innings in reply to India's 488 all out. With three sessions to go on a batsman-friendly wicket, England put themselves in a…

England’s Hameed, 19, picked for India Test

RAJKOT: Nineteen-year-old Haseeb Hameed will become the youngest player to open the batting in England's Test history after being named Tuesday in the starting XI for the series-opener against India. England skipper Alastair Cook said Ben Duckett, who opened in the last Test against Bangladesh, would drop down the order for the match which begins Wednesday in Rajkot. The struggling Gary Ballance has been dropped. "Unfortunately in the (last) six Test matches he (Ballance) hasn't quite scored the runs which he'd have…