India takes another West Indies wicket before early lunch

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) India claimed another West Indies wicket before rain forced an early lunch on the fourth day of the first test, with the hosts advancing to 76-2 in their second innings and still trailing by 247 runs.

West Indies resumed on 21-1 and lost a wicket in a disastrous first over of the session. After four dot balls, Darren Bravo (10) was caught superbly by Ajinkya Rahane diving in the slips off Umesh Yadav, who has 1-19 off nine overs.

Marlon Samuels is 39 not out, with Rajendra Chandrika undefeated on 22.


Pakistan dismissed for 198, England extends lead to 402

MANCHESTER, England (AP) England took a firm grip on the second test with a massive first innings lead of 391 runs after Pakistan was bowled out for 198 on Sunday.

Captain Alastair Cook didn't force the follow-on and England extended its lead to 402 before rain suspended play for the second time on the third day. England took early tea at 11-0. (MORE)

India in control of 1st test as West Indies follow on

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) India took complete control of the first test after dismissing West Indies for 243 on Saturday and forcing the hosts to follow on.

Having started the third day on 30-1 - 536 runs behind India's massive 566-8 - West Indies' first innings never gained any purposeful momentum, losing wickets at regular intervals in a disappointing display. (MORE)

Pakistan in trouble at 57-4 after Root hits double century

MANCHESTER, England (AP) England rode on Joe Root's career-best 254 to declare on a massive 589-8 and Chris Woakes' triple strike left Pakistan in trouble on 57-4 at stumps in the second test on Saturday.

Woakes got rid of Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali and nightwatchman Rahat Ali on day two while Ben Stokes had Younis Khan caught behind. Pakistan still trails by 532 runs with opener Shan Masood on 30 and captain Misbah-ul-Haq on 1. (MORE)

India 512-6 vs West Indies, Kohli hits maiden double ton

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AP) India again dominated play Friday in the first test, taking a 535-run lead over the West Indies at stumps on the second day.

The tourists declared on 566-8 with captain Virat Kohli hitting his maiden test double century before getting out without adding another run. Ravichandran Ashwin, who shared a 168-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Kohli, went for 113. (MORE)

Root, Cook hit tons to lead England to 314-4 vs Pakistan

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Joe Root and captain Alastair Cook hit comfortable centuries as England reached 314-4 at stumps on Friday to take an early advantage in the second test against Pakistan.

Root made up for reckless dismissals in England's first test defeat at Lord's last week to remain unbeaten on 141 with 18 fours at the end of the first day, and Cook read the wicket well to make 105. (MORE)

England wins toss, elects to bat in 2nd test

MANCHESTER, England (AP) England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in the second test against Pakistan on Friday.

Fast bowler James Anderson and all-rounder Ben Stokes returned after missing England's first test defeat due to injuries, replacing Steven Finn and Jake Ball. (MORE)

Kohli ton puts India on top after day 1 of test vs. WIndies

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua and Barbuda (AP) India captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 143 to put India in a powerful position at 302-4 after Thursday's opening day of the first test against the West Indies.

The West Indies pace attack got some early assistance from the pitch at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and reduced India to 74-2 before Kohli took command, with his 143 coming from 197 balls with 16 boundaries. (MORE)

Sri Lanka names 4 uncapped players for Australia tests

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka has named four uncapped players in a 15-man squad for the three-match test series against Australia starting next week.

Asitha Fernando, an 18-year-old fast bowler who has played just two first-class games, and fast bowler Vishwa Fernando are likely to be given test caps during the series as Sri Lanka deals with a series of injuries and a suspension to its seamers. (MORE)

Anderson and Stokes back in England squad following injuries

LONDON (AP) England duo James Anderson and Ben Stokes have been included in a 14-man squad for the second test against Pakistan after recovering from injuries.

Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, was sidelined with a stress fracture in his right shoulder. Allrounder Stokes missed the first-test loss to Pakistan while recovering from surgery on a cartilage tear in his left knee. (MORE)

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