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Nathan Coulter-Nile, D'Arcy Short impress as Australia romp home
Shaiman Anwar and Mohammad Naveed impressed for UAE but they couldn't prevent Australia from picking up a morale-boosting win ahead of their T20Is against Pakistan

'Nothing behind' England spot-fixing claims, says Mark Wood
England fast bowler Mark Wood has dismissed accusations of corruption made in an Al Jazeera investigation as "like the boy who cried wolf"

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis breaks into SL T20I squad
Lasith Malinga returns to the T20I squad after more than year for the one-off fixture against England

Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner complete 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan
The pair made explosive half-centuries to lift Australia to 324, a total Pakistan never threatened to surpass

Andrew Flintoff named as new host of BBC's Top Gear
Former allrounder to replace Matt LeBlanc when filming of new series gets underway in the coming months

Independent adjudicator upholds Jamshed's 10-year ban
The adjudicator, however, "set aside" two sanctions against Jamshed because they fell outside the the PCB's anti-corruption code

Sri Lanka seek to convert slim pickings to series consolation
England are targetting a 4-0 series win, but may field a much-changed side in the final and final match of the rubber

Shakib requests to play UAE T20x; BCB yet to decide on NOC
The allrounder has requested an NOC from December 23 and January 1 to play in the T20 tournament

Rangana Herath to retire after first England Test
The left-arm spinner will play the first Test at Galle where he needs one wicket to reach 100 at the venue

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood continue build-up to Australia return
The pace bowling duo will turn out for ACT Comets in the Futures League as they work towards the one-day series against South Africa

Lamichhane signs with Melbourne Stars, Mujeeb joins Brisbane Heat
The Nepal legspinner is the first player from an Associate country to join the BBL

'Fine lines' cost Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza
Zimbabwe's captain felt the result could have been different had a couple of moments - including the third umpire adjudging Saifuddin not out when Ervine claimed a low catch - gone his side's way

ICC appeals for information, England brush off new spot-fixing allegations
Al Jazeera's latest documentary has claimed that up to 15 international matches in the 2011-12 period had been subject to spot-fixing

Jonny Bairstow ruled out of fifth ODI, one-off T20I with ankle injury
Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the remaining limited-overs games on England's tour of Sri Lanka and could be in doubt for the Test series

Imrul 144 gives Bangladesh emphatic win
His 127-run stand with No. 9 Saifuddin set the tone for a competitive score before their spinners applied the choke

Abbas breaks into top three in Test bowling rankings
This comes on the heels of the 28-year old becoming the joint second-fastest Pakistani to 50 Test wickets

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli chase down 323 with ridiculous ease
Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 106, but too many batsmen threw away their wickets, leaving West Indies about 40 runs short of a testing total on a flat pitch

Ross Taylor sets sights on 100 Tests
The 34-year old is 15 matches away and there is a likelihood that it could happen in Sydney 2020

Associates pathway to 2023 World Cup undergoes major revamp
The increase in fixtures for Associates approved at the ICC meeting in Singapore may help players get regular time on the field and against good-quality opponents

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh
Former Australia selection chairman said that there was no doubt that the pressure to win in South Africa had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

'Father figure' Holder wants WI to target 300-plus scores
A squad that contains nine players who have played fewer than 20 ODI matches is on the path to find consistency before the World Cup

'We are a perfect team, and that is why we have won' - Iyer
Mumbai captain lauded his team's consistency throughout the tournament and credited their relationship on and off the field as the main reason for success

Dasun Shanaka rues the opportunities that slipped away for Sri Lanka
Another defeat for Sri Lanka was mitigated by the knowledge that the game had turned on a couple of key moments

India name Women's World T20 squad for A-team series against Australia
A lack of practice games for India ahead of the World T20, which starts on November 9, is the reason why a full-strength squad has been named for an A team series

Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot
The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe
In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

Dubey, Tare the stars as Mumbai lift Vijay Hazare title after 12 years
After sleepwalking their way to wins in the league phase, Mumbai exhibit lower-order might to clinch victory in a tricky chase

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win
Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123

Zimbabwe seek ODI turnaround against depleted Bangladesh
With Bangladesh walking wounded in the absence of two of their seniormost players in Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

Canterbury hold on for draw with one wicket in last session
Canterbury's last-wicket pair survived seven overs to earn them four crucial points, while Northern Districts collected eight. The win would've been worth 20 points had they won

Mismatch on the cards as fragile West Indies take on Kohli's India
Rishabh Pant is set to make his ODI debut as a full-time batsman after being named alongside MS Dhoni in the XII

Former India seamer Praveen Kumar retires
The 32-year old played 84 internationals for India between 2007 and 2012, taking 112 wickets across formats

England seal series with latest comfortable DLS victory
Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but it was not enough to deny England another comfortable victory

RCB sell de Kock to Mumbai in IPL 2019's first trade
The player auction for the 2019 season is likely to take place on December 16 in Goa

The runners and riders in the race to be the England team director
ESPNcricinfo runs its eye over the stand-out candidates for the role that Andrew Strauss recently vacated

'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz
In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals

Ranasinghe retained in Atapattu-led Sri Lanka women squad
Imalka Mendis and Anushka Sanjeewani have been left out from the squad that played India last month

Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes
The low quality of Australia's batting, particularly in the first innings of both Tests, reflected a wider pattern, not only for the national team but also the domestic system beneath

Jonny Bairstow an injury doubt for 4th ODI after damaging ankle
Opener injures right ankle during England's training session and may be replaced by Alex Hales

Soumya Sarkar, pacers crush Zimbabweans
Only Hamilton Masakadza looked in touch with a steady century while the rest of the batting order crumbled

Samarawickrama pleads for patience as Sri Lanka seeks form resurgence
Opener seeks improvements on match-by-match basis after team's two years in the doldrums

No regrets for Liam Plunkett after putting wedding ahead of England duty
Fast bowler has lost his starting berth to Olly Stone, but insists he's comfortable with competition for places

Steadfast Lehmann denies New South Wales
With his team having to bat just 45 overs late on the final day, the South Australia stand-in captain hung around for 126 balls to make an unbeaten 33

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win
The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

Confident England seek to close out rain-impacted ODI series
England have taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and now have a rare win in Asia in their sights

Sarfraz sent to hospital for precautionary scans
Hit close to his left ear while ducking a bounce on Thursday, the Pakistan captain woke up with a headache and didn't take the field

Chris Tremain's five-wicket haul gives Victoria innings win
The fast bowler picked up 5 for 100 as Western Australia were bowled out for 251 in their second innings despite Josh Philippe's maiden century

Jackson Bird sends Queensland crashing to 93 all out
The fast bowler bagged his fourth ten-wicket match haul in first-class cricket as Tasmania began their season with a 246-run victory

Injured Usman Khawaja in doubt for India Test series
Scans have confirmed that the batsman has suffered a meniscal tear in his left knee and could require surgery

Guptill out of Pakistan series with calf injury
The 32-year old opener picked up the injury while preparing for a first-class game this week and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks

Siddle's decade of toil amid batting decline
Australia have already underestimated Siddle's value in helpful conditions once, and to do so again would be to pay scant regard to the bowler who has had to cope with far many more average teams around him

'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam
But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century

Hayden Walsh Jr, Aaron Jones in USA squad for WCL Division Three
Legspinner Usman Ashraf and batsmen David Wakefield and Srinivas Salver were axed

Soumya Sarkar impresses with bat and ball in NCL
A round-up of the best performers and results in the National Cricket League

Rain delays Victoria's push for victory
Western Australia's Josh Philippe scored an unbeaten 83 with 14 boundaries to further dent the visitors' chances

Trent Copeland's six sets up exciting final day
After the seamer limited South Australia's first-innings lead to 27, New South Wales were 84 for 3 at stumps on day three

Soumya, Mominul, Mosaddek still in our World Cup plans - Steve Rhodes
Bangladesh head coach is closely following their performance in domestic competition, and will be present when they face the Zimbabweans in a tour match on Friday

Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy
Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Hanuma Vihari, Washington Sundar and Mayank Markande will also be in action during the List A tournament

Tasmania collapse gives Queensland slim chance of win
Five wickets from Jackson Bird had earlier put the Tigers in control

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns
Uncapped left-arm seamer Waqas Maqsood found a place in the squad after impressing for Pakistan A

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win
The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory
Australia were left with needing 491 runs more with two full days of Test cricket still to go

Negi and Saini the heroes as Delhi win thriller
The two players put on a 51-run partnership for the ninth wicket to book a spot in the final against Mumbai on Saturday

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade
A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

UAE to play their first T20I against Australia in Abu Dhabi
It will precede Australia's three-T20I series against Pakistan starting October 24

Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case
The former Pakistan legspinner said he had owned up because he could not "live a life with lies" anymore

Tom Curran's comeback puts brothers back on course for all-format dominance
With Sam now a fixture in England's Test set-up, the time is drawing nigh when both Currans take the field together

'You can't win a 21-over match with 150 on the board' - Niroshan Dickwella
Sri Lanka's big hitter admits he's falling short of his potential at the top of the order

All-conditions Abbas confident of not fading away
Quite a few rare talents from Pakistan have disappeared after record-breaking starts. But Abbas is here to stay

Robert Croft sacked as coach to end 30-year association with Glamorgan
Welsh legend pays price for county's flat-lining performances on all fronts

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule
Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams get Mzansi Super League gigs
Surprisingly, Brendan Taylor went unpicked but he will be part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League that overlaps with the MSL

Eoin Morgan guides chase in shortened game as England go 2-0 up
England have taken a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka after victory in another rain-affected match in Pallekele

ECB defends tour scheduling amid washout threat
Each of England's five matches on their tour of Sri Lanka has been affected by monsoonal weather

Mohor Sheikh named in BCB XI for warm-up match against Zimbabweans
Sheikh, who is just one first-class match old, made his debut for Rajshahi this season, taking three wickets against Rangpur

Evin Lewis pulls out of limited-overs leg of India tour
The opener has withdrawn citing personal reasons, and has been replaced by Kieran Powell and Nicholas Pooran in the ODI and T20I squads respectively

Kusal Mendis called up as replacement for Kusal Perera
Replacement named after incumbent is ruled out of series with a quad strain

Will Pucovski's 243 flattens Western Australia
At 20 years and 257 days, he became the eighth youngest to hit a double-hundred in the Sheffield Shield

Mennie rips through NSW middle order with 5 for 39
South Australia were 2 for 24 before stand-in captain Jake Lehmann and Callum Ferguson consolidated with an unbroken 89-run stand

Wade, seamers put Tasmania in control on rain-hit day
After the wicketkeeper-batsman's 72* swelled their total to 355, Queensland slid to 74 for 5

Shaw v Siraj the highlight in Mumbai's march to final
After impressing in his first Test series, Prithvi Shaw presented a case to be considered for the shorter formats but not without some luck

Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan among overseas marquee picks for Mzansi Super League
Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas and David Miller, meanwhile, have secured million-rand contracts in the player draft

Michael Carberry leaves Leicestershire by mutual consent after stand-off
Michael Carberry's stand-off with Leicestershire has come to an end by "mutual consent", with the former England opener now set to leave the club

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance
Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test match after they increased their lead to 281 runs with eight wickets still in hand

Morris, Behardien, Pretorius picked for Australia ODIs, T20I
Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram have also been included in a squad that has been shorn of experience by injuries to Hashim Amla and JP Duminy

Fakhar Zaman: 'Changed my game because of the situation'
He was brought in to inject positivity, but Pakistan gladly took his strike rate of 47.47 during the course of his debut 94

ICC to crack down on sexual harassment in cricket
It aims to put in place 'Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines' before the Women's World T20 begins on November 9

India women's WT20 camp suffers because of MCA-BCCI tussle
CoA member Diana Edulji is "very upset" because she believes the men's team would not have been treated the same way

Pakistan could call up Rizwan as substitute wicketkeeper for Sarfraz
The MCC introduced a rule last year confirming that substitute fielders will be allowed to keep should the original wicketkeeper suffer an injury during play

Moeen Ali ready to rush his bowling, but not his thinking, as more rain looms in third ODI
England's spinners had to beat the rain in the second ODI, and more of the same may be required at Pallekele

Duminy to miss Australia series to undergo surgery
The allrounder will also miss the Mzansi Super League to undergo a procedure on his right shoulder, after he aggravated a pre-existing injury

Umesh Yadav to replace Shardul Thakur for first two West Indies ODIs
The right-arm medium pacer had suffered what has now been confirmed as a right abductor tendon injury on Test debut

Chris Tremain, Scott Boland dismiss Western Australia for 208
The two seamers took seven wickets between them before Pucovski's unbeaten fifty cut Victoria's deficit to 55 at stumps on day one

Dasun Shanaka sizes up higher responsibilities in Sri Lanka's batting order
Allrounder is increasingly being thought of as a specialist batsman, and someone who can bat higher up the order.

Hughes, Henriques make starts on rain-hit first day
A patient half-century from Daniel Hughes gave New South Wales a solid first-innings platform, while Moises Henriques struck a brisk 41 not out

Can Sri Lanka get out of their rut?
Both teams have lost players to injury as the series moves to Pallekele with England 1-0 up

BCCI stance on India-Pakistan matches is 'hypocrisy' - PCB chairman Ehsan Mani
In an exclusive interview with ESPNcricinfo, the newly elected PCB chairman spoke about the need to revive bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan

West Indies coach Stuart Law suspended for first two ODIs against India
He was fined 100% of his match fee and earned three demerit points for a breach of the ICC's code of conduct during the second Test against India in Hyderabad

Queensland strike back after Alex Doolan century
Peter George picked up three wickets as Tasmania slumped from 1 for 188 to 4 for 195 before ending the day at 5 for 257

Marnus Labuschagne's incredible juggle sets scene for Australia
He used hands, body and knee before clasping the ball to his chest to take an extraordinary catch at short leg in the third over of the Test








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