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  • England brave Jadhav heroics for consolation win

    3rd ODI: India go down fighting by 5 runs as Jadhav shines again with a valiant 90

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominant performance with the bat and ball to help England pull off a five-run consolation win against India in the third one-day international in Kolkata on Sunday.

    Seam bowler Stokes claimed three wickets to help restrict India, who were chasing 322 for victory, to 316-9 as Kedar Jadhav's 90 went in vain.

    Chris Woakes, who bowled the final over with India needing 16 to win, held his nerve to give England their first victory on the tour.

    Earlier Stokes hit an unbeaten 39-ball 57 to help England post 321-8 after being put into bat at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

    India lost their openers early in the chase but Kohli (55) and Yuvraj Singh (45) put on 65 runs for the third wicket to rebuild the innings.

    Kohli, who was dropped on 35, failed to capitalise on the reprieve after losing his wicket to Stokes. He was caught behind chasing a wide delivery outside the off stump.

    With Yuvraj (45), fresh from his match-winning 150 in Cuttack, and former captain

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  • Vaughan confident of England clean sweep

    Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he expects England to sweep Bangladesh and Pakistan aside by winning all six of their home Tests this season.

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he expects England to sweep Bangladesh and Asian rivals Pakistan aside by winning all six of their home Tests this season.


    England, fresh from their World Twenty20 triumph in the Caribbean, begin a two-Test series against minnows Bangladesh at Lord's on Thursday before taking on Pakistan in four Tests later in the summer.


    Bangladesh have won just three out of 66 Tests since joining cricket's elite in 2000 and former England captain Vaughan expects Andrew Strauss's side to enjoy a "walkover" against them.


    "The England team, I have no doubt, will be ruthless and want to beat Bangladesh convincingly, as the A side have just done last week in Derby," Vaughan said on Monday.


    "They will expect that kind of performance, probably a little bit better. They will expect to win by an innings,

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