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Chris Waters: Silence of the critics is golden as Jonny Bairstow celebrates glorious year

IT has been quite a week for Jonny Bairstow.

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England's batsman Joe Root raises his helmet after scoring hundred runs during the first day of the first test cricket match between India and England in Rajkot. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Relish the moment, Joe Root tells England new boy Keaton Jennings

Joe Root knows what it is like to make a Test debut in India – so will have some handy advice for Keaton Jennings when he joins up with the England squad next week.

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Durham batsman Keaton Jennings will make his England Test debut next week. (Picture: Frank Reid)

India v England: How Ben Stokes can help Keaton Jennings settle in on tour

KEATON JENNINGS is hoping Ben Stokes will be the right man to break the ice for him once he meets the England Test squad for the first time in Mumbai.

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England's Haseeb Hameed defied the pain of a broken finger to make a half-century against India (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

Alastair Cook backs Haseeb Hameed to return in style

The premature end of Haseeb Hameed’s tour added to England captain Alastair Cook’s frustration after the third Test defeat to India.

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England's Haseeb Hameed hits a boundary on the fourth day of the third Test against India in Mohali (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

Chris Waters: Haseeb Hameed is forced to sign off after setting example to peers

IT was the day that the boy became a man.

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England's Joe Root raises his bat after scoring a half-century on the fourth day of the third Test against India in Mohali (Picture: Altaf Qadri/AP).

First-innings failings to blame for defeat, says Alastair Cook

England must come to terms with India’s unassailable 2-0 series lead after their defeat in Mohali and the loss for the rest of the campaign of a young player who appears born to be a Test opener.

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England's Joe Root raises his bat after reaching his half-century.

India v England: Batting frailties cost England as hosts coast to Mohali victory

HASEEB HAMEED and Joe Root’s admirable resistance proved too little too late as England lost the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to concede an unassailable 2-0 series lead to India.

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Root responds to return to top of order

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin helped India dominate day three of the third Test.

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India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel celebrates after taking a catch off Jonny Bairstow

Third Test: Johnny Bairstow on England prospects

Jonny Bairstow admitted England had been outplayed by India as they battle to stay in the third Test at Mohali.

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India captain Virat Kohli, right, reacts as England captain Alastair Cook is bowled

Third Test, day three, close: England heading for defeat in Mohali

England appeared to be losing their battle to stay in with a chance of series success after Ravindra Jadeja and Ravi Ashwin helped India dominate day three of the third Test.

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England's Ben Stokes, left, and Joe Root celebrate the dismissal of India's Murli Vijay.

Third Test, day two: Rashid helps England hit back

Two moments of brilliance in the field dragged England back into the equation on day two of the third Test against India.

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England's Jonny Bairstow has been moved up the batting order.

India v England: Buttler given chance to impress has knock-on effect for Bairstow

Alastair Cook is hoping Jos Buttler can do justice to his ‘special talent’ on his return to Test cricket after 13 months out of England’s team.

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Virat Kohli: Refusing to be deflected from the task of a second Test win over England.

India v England: Kohli dismisses speculation over ball-tampering in Rajkot

India captain Virat Kohli has “laughed off” speculation that video footage from the first Test against England in Rajkot could have depicted him ball-tampering.

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Headingley Cricket Ground, where Yorkshire will start their season on April 7 next year. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

CricketTalk: Yorkshire’s 2017 fixtures revealed | England look to get even in India

YORKSHIRE’s first-ever floodlit County Championship fixture will take place in June next year when Andrew Gale’s side entertain Surrey at Headingley.

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New head coach Andrew Gale and the Yorkshire squad will look to wrestle back the County Championship crown next season (Pic: SWpix.com)

Season’s greetings: Everything you need to know about who, where and when Yorkshire will play in 2017

ANDREW GALE is relishing the prospect of Yorkshire’s first County Championship match under floodlights.

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England's Chris Woakes (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

Chris Woakes calls for clarity to avoid any sticky situations

Chris Woakes insists England will carry on sucking sweets during Test matches, despite the furore over Faf du Plessis’s fine for ball-tampering.

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South Africa's Faf Du Plessis

Ball tampering ‘sweet cheat’ du Plessis fined but free to face Australia in Test

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has avoided a ban despite being found guilty of ball tampering.

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ANOTHER CHANCE: Gary Ballance, seen above after being dismissed against Bangladesh in Dhaka, which led to him being dropped by England, remains a viable candidate to return to the line-up if team-mate Ben Duckett  who has struggled in India  is dropped for the third Test. Picture: AP.

Chris Waters: Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance remains best bet to solve England’s batting dilemma in India

GARY BALLANCE could be forgiven for wondering where it has all gone wrong.

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GOTCHA: India's Mohammed Shami, left, celebrates the dismissal of England's Joe Root, right, on the last day in Visakhapatnam. Picture: AP/Aijaz Rahi.

Case for the defence: Alastair Cook defends blocking tactics after England capitulate to India

Alastair Cook has defended England’s ‘blockathon’ tactics which fell short against India and have attracted criticism from opposite number Virat Kohli.

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India's Mohammed Shami, left, celebrates the dismissal of England's Joe Root, right, on the last day in Visakhapatnam. Picture: AP /Aijaz Rahi.

Defeat in India: Lessons going forward for England after setback in Visakhapatnam

England crashed to a 246-run defeat in the second Test against India, leaving Alastair Cook’s tourists 1-0 down in the five-match series.

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