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UPDATE 3-Cricket-Moeen puts India in a spin as England level series

* England unchanged for next test (Adds England naming unchanged squad for fourth test)

Cricket-Captain relieved to handle the pressure-cooker

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 31 - England captain Alastair Cook was pleased with the way he handled the huge pressure he felt under to make his first significant scores of the year and set his team on their way to a first win in 11 tests against India on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

Cricket-Sri Lanka drop Chandimal and Mendis for Pakistan series

COLOMBO, July 31 - Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Moeen puts India in a spin as England level series

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 31 - Spinner Moeen Ali claimed six wickets to inspire England to a crushing 266-run win over India on Thursday to level an absorbing series at 1-1 with two matches to play.

31 Jul 2014

Cricket-Moeen takes six as England beat India to level series

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 31 - Moeen Ali claimed six wickets as England beat India by 266 runs to win the third test on Thursday and level the series at 1-1 with two to play.

31 Jul 2014

Cricket-England v India third test scoreboard

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 31 - Scoreboard on the final day of the third test between England and India on Thursday. England won by 266 runs. England first innings 569-7 declared (I. Bell 167, G. Ballance 156, A. Cook 95, J. Buttler 85, B. Kumar 3-101) & 205-4 declared (Cook 70*, J.Root 56, R.Jadeja 3-52) India first innings 330 (A.Rahane 54, MS Dhoni 50) Second innings M. Vijay run out (Broad) 12 S. Dhawan c Jordan b Root 37 C. Pujara

31 Jul 2014

Cricket-England beat India by 266 runs in third test

July 31 - England beat India by 266 runs to win the third test in Southampton on Thursday and level the five-match series at 1-1.

31 Jul 2014

UPDATE 3-Cricket-India four down and facing England defeat

* Cook's unbeaten 70 sets up declaration (Adds quotes, Anderson-Rahane exchange)

30 Jul 2014

Cricket-England have Cook to thank for winning position - Root

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - England batsman Joe Root picked out under-pressure captain Alastair Cook for special praise as England closed in on an emphatic victory in the third test against India on Wednesday.

30 Jul 2014

Cricket-England v India third test scoreboard

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30 - Scoreboard on the fourth day of the third test between England and India on Wednesday. England first innings 569-7 declared (I. Bell 167, G. Ballance 156, A. Cook 95, J. Buttler 85, B. Kumar 3-101) India first innings M. Vijay b Broad 35 S. Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 C. Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 V. Kohli c Cook b Anderson 39 A. Rahane c sub b Moeen 54 R. Sharma c Broad b

30 Jul 2014
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If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup

Social media encourages writers toward conciseness and cleverness, the better to attract a larger audience. But these rules have dissolved during the World Cup interregnum. Ordinarily smart people are typing "Goooooaaaaall!!!!!" into Twitter as if other soccer fans are blind to what they just saw on TV.

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