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The Football Association has called off England's friendly against Holland at Wembley on Wednesday night following three
For such a gentle and stately game, cricket has a surprisingly long tradition of unleashing major diplomatic incidents on
A little after Rahul Dravid reached his 34th test hundred on the second day of the India-England test match at Trent Bridge
England take on India at Trent Bridge in the second test.
Over-by-over commentary from Lord's.
After claiming the first bout of the battle, England is moving in for a kill with a clinical bowling performance on day three of the Lord's test riding on a brilliant day in the park for the comeback man Stuart Broad (4/37). His spectacular show with the ball has reduced Rahul Dravid's fine century to more of a consolation for team India.
Minute-by-minute commentary from Lord's.
Even if you were away on another planet and returned just in time to catch the happenings on Lord's over last two days, you wouldn't have missed much- barring the hype and hoopla around the 2000th test of course!
First Test Day Two (close): England 474-8 dec (Kevin Pietersen 202*, Matt Prior 71, Jonathan Trott 70, Praveen Kumar 5-106
If politicians, whoever they might be, want to take some time off to go to the cricket we shouldn't point fingers at them, we should applaud them and be thankful that the smug killjoys haven't killed off every last pleasure afforded to those who give up private lives for public service.