Ben Stokes injured his right calf on the fourth and final day of England's Test win over Pakistan at Old Trafford England prepare for third Test around expected key absence of injured Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes injured his right calf on the fourth and final day of England's Test win over Pakistan at Old Trafford England's plans for the third Investec Test at Edgbaston appear sure to include a contingency for the expected key absence of Ben Stokes. Read Full Story

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Ben Stokes suffered a calf injury in the second Investec Test Nervy times for England as Ben Stokes faces scan on injured right calf

Ben Stokes suffered a calf injury in the second Investec Test Ben Stokes will have an MRI scan on Tuesday to determine the extent of the right calf injury which cast a shadow over England's push for a series-levelling victory at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

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How health and safety farce ruined a perfect day out at the cricket

It was one of the strangest things you'll ever see in cricket. A sub-drenched outfield, an arena which looked as pretty as a picture. And a match called off for no good reason. Read Full Story

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James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Shan Masood at Old Trafford England hammer Pakistan to level series despite Ben Stokes injury worry

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Pakistan's Shan Masood at Old Trafford England overcame the injury-enforced absence of Ben Stokes to trounce Pakistan by 330 runs, with more than a day to spare, and level the Investec series at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

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England assistant Paul Farbrace is adamant that not putting Pakistan into bat is the right decision England urged to finish the job after declining the follow-on against Pakistan

England assistant Paul Farbrace is adamant that not putting Pakistan into bat is the right decision Alastair Cook's unexpected decision to decline the follow-on option at Old Trafford, despite a lead of 391 runs, has put the onus on England to prove him right in the second Investec Test. Read Full Story

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Alastair Cook (right) opted for England to bat again Pakistan spared the follow-on but England remain on course for victory

Alastair Cook (right) opted for England to bat again Alastair Cook caused a stir with his surprise decision to spare Pakistan the follow-on as England nonetheless stayed on course for a wide-margin series-levelling victory at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

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Joe Root's 10th Test hundred helped to put England in charge at Old Trafford Joe Root’s mammoth innings helps England dominate Pakistan

Joe Root's 10th Test hundred helped to put England in charge at Old Trafford Joe Root piled the pressure on Pakistan and came within one boundary of an English record with his career-best double-century in the second Test at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

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England's Ben Stokes is back in action after a knee injury Ben Stokes confident England can deter Yasir Shah

England's Ben Stokes is back in action after a knee injury Ben Stokes describes Yasir Shah as the best leg-spinner since Shane Warne - but is still confident England can deal with the threat he poses at Old Trafford. Read Full Story

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England's Jonny Bairstow bats during the first Test against Pakistan Jonny Bairstow calls for calm even if England lose second Test against Pakistan

England's Jonny Bairstow bats during the first Test against Pakistan Jonny Bairstow says England will not panic even if they lose the second Test to Pakistan which begins at Old Trafford on Friday. Read Full Story

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Adil Rashid could make his first Test appearance on home soil this week No surprises as England turn to James Anderson and Ben Stokes for second Test

Adil Rashid could make his first Test appearance on home soil this week England have left nothing to chance with the returns of James Anderson and Ben Stokes - and a call-up for Adil Rashid too - in the second Investec Test. Read Full Story

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