Anderson & Bairstow help England take charge of fourth Test

Anderson & Bairstow help England take charge of fourth Test

Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day two England 362 (108.4 overs): Bairstow 99, Stokes 58, Rabada 4-91 South Africa 220-9 (68.3 overs): Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-33, Broad 2-45 England lead by 142 runs Scorecard James Anderson took four wickets to give England a firm grip on the final Test against South Africa on day two at Old Trafford. Bowling from the end bearing his name, Anderson claimed…

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North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

North Korea says missile test shows all US within range

Media playback is unsupported on your device North Korea has hailed as a success its latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), describing it as a “stern warning” for the US. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the test proved that the entire US was within striking range, state media reported. However, experts say many of North Korea’s missiles cannot accurately hit targets. The launch came three weeks after North Korea’s first ICBM test….

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Stokes & Roland-Jones put England in control of third Test

Stokes & Roland-Jones put England in control of third Test

Media playback is not supported on this device Third Investec Test, The Kia Oval, day two England 353 (103.2 overs): Stokes 112, Cook 88, Morkel 3-70 South Africa 126-8 (43 overs): Bavuma 34*, Roland-Jones 4-39 Scorecard Ben Stokes struck a sparkling century and debutant Toby Roland-Jones took a sensational 4-39 as England seized control of the third Test against South Africa on day two at The Oval. Stokes’ flawless 112, which included three successive sixes…

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South Africa crush England by 340 runs to level Test series – report & highlights

South Africa crush England by 340 runs to level Test series – report & highlights

Media playback is not supported on this device Second Investec Test, Trent Bridge, day four South Africa 335 & 343-9 dec: Amla 87, Elgar 80, Moeen 4-78 England 205 & 133: Cook 42, Philander 3-24, Maharaj 3-42 South Africa won by 340 runs; series level at 1-1 Scorecard England’s batting crumbled for a second time to give South Africa a 340-run win on day four of the second Test. Chasing an improbable 474, the home…

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'There is a glint in the Lions' eyes' – third Test preview & analysis

'There is a glint in the Lions' eyes' – third Test preview & analysis

Media playback is not supported on this device Third Test: New Zealand v British and Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park, Auckland Date: Saturday, 8 July Kick-off: 08:35 BST Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Listen to post-match reaction on the Lions Social, 11:00 BST, BBC Radio 5 live. The British and Irish Lions will take to the field with “a glint in their eyes” as they look to “create history”…

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Root hits 184 in first Test as captain – highlights & report

Root hits 184 in first Test as captain – highlights & report

Media playback is not supported on this device First Investec Test, Lord’s, day one England 357-5: Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46 South Africa: Yet to bat Scorecard Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa. Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4. But Root steadied the ship with…

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Lions' O'Brien cleared of dangerous play – free to play in third Test

Lions' O'Brien cleared of dangerous play – free to play in third Test

British and Irish Lions flanker Sean O’Brien is free to play in Saturday’s third Test against the All Blacks after being cleared of dangerous play. O’Brien was alleged to have struck New Zealand wing Waisake Noholo during the second-Test win in Wellington. However, the Irish back row denied the offence and the claim was dismissed by a three-man panel. O’Brien and Warren Gatland both thanked the panel, with the coach adding: “We are pleased with…

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Facebook drone in successful test flight

Facebook drone in successful test flight

Facebook has completed a second test of a solar-powered drone designed to bring internet access to remote parts of the world. The drone – dubbed Aquila – flew for one hour and 46 minutes in Arizona. On Aquila’s maiden voyage last summer, the autopilot system was confused by heavy wind and crash-landed. This time, the drone flew at an altitude of 3,000ft, a long way from Facebook’s intended 60,000ft goal. The social network has ambitious…

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