•   
  •   

Sport Stokes inspires England to victory

19:55  04 august  2018
19:55  04 august  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Historic win for Aussie sailor Wendy Tuck

  Historic win for Aussie sailor Wendy Tuck Sydneysider Wendy Tuck has created history by becoming the first female sailor to win a round the world yacht race, with victory in the Clipper event.Sydneysider Tuck has guided Sanya Serenity Coast to overall victory in the Clipper Round the World race in Liverpool, England on Friday.

But when Stokes finally dismissed Kohli, the pendulum started to swing England ’s way. The home side now lead 1-0 as the two teams head to Lord’s for the Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features getting

Stokes ended the match, England ’s 1,000th Test, when he had Hardik Pandya (31) caught at first slip by Alastair Cook, with India bowled out for 162 For England captain Joe Root there was the relief of seeing his side win the first Test of a series after a run of three straight defeats in campaign openers

a man wearing a hat: Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty Ben Stokes took the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli as England wrapped up a 31-run win over India on the fourth morning of an enthralling first Test at Edgbaston.

After James Anderson had Dinesh Karthik caught at slip in the opening over of the day, Kohli reached his half-century before the India captain was pinned lbw as he moved across his stumps and departed for 51, having taken his side to within 53 runs of victory.

With the crowd up, Stokes sensed an opportunity and three balls later he nicked out Mohammed Shami to leave England two wickets from victory.

Adil Rashid then trapped Ishant Sharma lbw and it was left to Stokes (4-40) to finish the job, ending Hardik Pandya's determined knock to put England 1-0 up in the five-match series.

Kohli's rescue job leaves test evenly poised

  Kohli's rescue job leaves test evenly poised The Indian cricket captain scored 149, as India recovered from 100/5.But the home side were left to rue several missed chances, before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Friday (NZ time).

England all-rounder Ben Stokes took two wickets in an over, including the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli for 53 before ending the match when he had Hardik Pandya (31) caught at first slip by Alastair Cook. The series continues with the second Test at Lord’s starting on Thursday.

Ben Stokes took the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli as England wrapped up a 31-run win over India on the fourth morning of an enthralling first Test at Edgbaston.

With the match hanging in the balance, India needing 84 to win and England five wickets, Anderson had got England off to the perfect start with the wicket of Karthik (20) with the sixth ball of the day, Dawid Malan going some way to making up for his three dropped catches in the match with a low grab at second slip.

Getty© Provided by BSkyB Getty

While Kohli remained though, India were still firmly in contention and together with an unusually restrained and disciplined Pandya, he gradually chipped away at the runs required.

Their partnership stretched to 29, in which time Kohli passed 50, and with Anderson and Stuart Broad's threat beginning to diminish, the game appeared to be slipping away.

England needed something special, Joe Root turned to Stokes and, ever the man for the big occasion, the all-rounder delivered.

England cricketer's painful golf blooper

  England cricketer's painful golf blooper A day after England defeated India in their Test match, bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad got into a bit of strife during a round of golf. Broad shared a video to social media from a golf day at Stoke Park, showing Anderson trying to hit a shot from the trees. How To Get A Home Loan With 5% Deposit Find out more on Finder Sponsored by Finder.com.au With the ball sitting on a clump of tree roots, the shot was fraught with danger, but Anderson had a crack anyway. Unfortunately for the England quick, the ball instantly ricocheted off a root and flicked up toward his head.

England vs India: Ben Stokes inspires Joe Root’s men to 31-run victory in dramatic First Test at Edgbaston. BEN STOKES inspired England to another famous

England V new zealand tests. Stokes inspires England to victory . Christchurch-born Ben Stokes has played a central role as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first Test by bowling New Zealand out in under three sessions at Lord's.

Kohli had looked in complete control throughout the second innings but as he stepped across and tried to whip the ball through midwicket, Stokes arrowed the ball in at his pads and found his target. Kohli's review came more in hope than expectation.

Shami went later in the over, edging a back-of-a-length delivery behind, and England were on the brink.

There may have been a few England nerves as Sharma got the ball to the boundary twice in a Stokes over, using the edge of his bat to good effect, and a few verbals between Stokes and Pandya at the end of the over showed neither side were taking anything for granted just yet.

England inched ever closer to victory in the next over though as, for the second time in the match, Rashid outfoxed Sharma (11) with his googly. It took a review but the tailender was on his way.

Pandya did his best to take the game to the wire and clubbed a four over mid-off to take India to within 36 of their target.

Ultimately though, England fans and players alike were spared the levels of anxiety suffered at Edgbaston in 2005 or Trent Bridge in 2013 as Stokes tempted Pandya (31) outside off, the ball sliding off the edge and into the grateful hands of Alastair Cook at first slip with India still 31 runs shy of parity.

England take a 1-0 lead to Lord's but must now figure out how to replace their match-winner for the second Test as he heads to Bristol, with his trial for affray due to start on August 6.

Watch the second Test between England and India from 10am, Thursday on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event.

Cherry-Evans inspires Manly to beat Dogs .
Manly skipper Daly Cherry-Evans has starred in his side's 18-6 NRL win over Canterbury at Lottoland.The Sea Eagles were ill-disciplined in the first half and trailed 6-4 at the break on Saturday night, but Cherry-Evans pulled the strings as they ran over the top of the hapless Dogs.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!