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Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country

Planning key to series win, says Broad

All-rounder Stuart Broad felt England's pre-series planning was key to their whitewash of India.

England complete series whitewash

England 591-6 India 300 & 283 (England beat India by an innings and 8 runs)

England close in on victory after scaling 'The Wall'

England 591-6 v India 300 & 129-3

On the Front Foot: Teatime Bell was saved by calm authority of Dravid

The hero of the hour at Trent Bridge, as he has been the hero of so many hours, was Rahul Dravid. Without his intervention, India's tour of England may, at worst, have been abandoned and, at best, descended into endless acrimony which would have affected future relations between the two countries.

Brilliance of Bell magnified by abject India

Double hundred a pleasure to watch before Swann turns the screw and tourists' predictable demise follows shambolic display in the field

England dominate as India crumble again

England 591-6 v India 103-5

Pietersen: ‘It would be nice to get the century record but it’s more about winning’

It has taken the best part of three years but, finally, Kevin Pietersen looks at peace with the world of cricket. And that, even more than the century he took off India yesterday, is good news for England and their plan for long-term domination.

Sweeping changes for Australian cricket following review

Andrew Hilditch, Greg Chappell and Tim Nielsen are the high-profile victims of sweeping changes at Cricket Australia, brought on by a review into the sport.

James Lawton: Bewildered and beaten, India run up the white flag

When a 'great' team can play this feebly, you must worry for Test cricket's future

Anderson passed fit as England aim to have the last laugh as well

The age when English cricket was regarded as a joke has been banished for ever. In looking forward yesterday to the fourth Test as captain of the newly installed No 1 team in the world, Andrew Strauss said: "English cricket's been through a long evolutionary cycle. The days of it being kind of a laughing stock have gone, hopefully for good, for all sorts of reasons. The challenge for us all is to make sure that continues."

Imran Khan: A cricketing hero with his eye on political glory

He has become Pakistan's most popular politician, but he has as many enemies as friends

Joyful England soar to summit

Ruthless display from Anderson sparks another Indian collapse to take home side to No 1 spot in Test rankings

Strauss warns of job only half done – staying on topis the really difficult bit

England's victory could not have been much more comprehensive, the statement made in wresting away India's status as the world's best cricket team as emphatic as they could have imagined it might be.

England beat India to take world number one slot

India 224 & 244 v England 710-7 - England won by an innings and 242 runs

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