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Stokes hits Lord's fastest Test century

Ben Stokes was on fire. Credit: PA

Alastair Cook's 27th Test century and the fastest ever at Lord's from Ben Stokes transformed the first Investec Test as England went from a position of peril to one of dominance.

England arrived on day four with backs-to-the-wall defiance apparently the best they could hope for after conceding a 134-run first-innings deficit to New Zealand.

Stokes drove brilliantly down the ground too, and hit 15 fours and three sixes in his 85-ball century - the second of his career, just two days after he fell short with 92 in the first innings here.


Didcot suspect not thought to be danger to anyone else

Jed Allen, the suspect wanted over the triple murders in Didcot is not thought to be a danger to the public, police said.

Detective Superintendent Chris Ward told ITV News: "He knows the victims, they are known to each other, and there is nothing that I am in receipt of which suggests he is a danger to other people.

"However, clearly this is a nasty and serious incident and it is important that we speak to him as quickly as possible."

Mr Ward added they were currently conducting searches in university parks in Oxford where Allen worked as a landscape gardener in case he is hiding there.

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