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Morgan frustrated by grassy Lord's pitch
Eoin Morgan largely exonerated his batsmen despite a record-breaking collapse at the start of the third ODI against South Africa

Determined Hastings fights way back from 'pretty flat spot'


Oman, Canada secure promotion; USA avoid relegation
A round-up of the WCL Division Three matches from Kampala held on May 29, 2017

No progress on India-Pakistan bilateral ties
The deadlock on bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan continues after the meeting between the two boards in Dubai on Monday

Sangakkara falls short of historic sixth ton
Kumar Sangakkara was dismissed for 84 on the final day of Surrey's scrap with Essex at Chelmsford to miss out on a sixth consecutive first-class hundred

Selman century seals dramatic Glamorgan chase
Glamorgan won their first Championship game of the season with three balls remaining in an exciting finish at Swansea

Harris ends resistance as Kent march on
James Harris claimed three wickets on the final day as Kent wrapped up a 147-run win over Sussex at Tunbridge Wells

Five overs of mayhem
Five overs, six wickets. England's startling collapse at Lord's

Rabada and Parnell blow England away
South Africa will go into the Champions Trophy with confidence partially restored after inflicting a crushing seven-wicket defeat upon England at Lord's

Tanvir Islam's six-for sinks Partex in relegation playoff
The Dhaka Premier League's relegation battle ended early, with Partex and Victoria Sporting Club confirmed to go down

'Surprised I was asked to open' - Ronchi
The New Zealand wicketkeeper batsman made 66 out of a total of 189 against a full-strength Indian attack in his team's Champions Trophy warm-up match

Australia eye record seventh World Cup title
Meg Lanning has achieved plenty in her career so far but over the next couple of months, captaining Australia to a Women's World Cup title is foremost on her list of goals

Can Sri Lanka defy low expectations?
Sri Lanka have had a difficult time in ODIs of late, and go into this tournament as clear underdogs. But, with this liberating sense of freedom, will they surprise the world?

Stokes, Woakes, Moeen rested by England
England face the prospect of having to manage Ben Stokes' knee injury through the Champions Trophy

Starc reiterates players' faith in ACA
Mitchell Starc has said the Australian men's team has not changed its position on the current MoU standoff, and will continue to back the Australian Cricketers' Association to represent the players in negotiations with Cricket Australia

Mitchell secures win after Levi hospitalised
Daryl Mitchell led Worcestershire to a fourth straight Specsavers County Championship victory with a second-innings 78 not out as they comfortably chased 148 to beat Northamptonshire by eight wickets

Clark, Salter fifties keep contest in balance
The match between Glamorgan and Durham was delicately poised as the visitors ended the third day 147 runs ahead with seven wickets remaining

Dull draw ends Derbyshire's run of defeats
Derbyshire ended a run of three consecutive defeats in the County Championship as their Division Two match against Leicestershire at Derby ended in a tame draw

Kent bask in Nevill dominance with festival's future uncertain
Joe Denly took two late wickets to follow scores of 119 and 71 not out as Kent closed in on victory over Sussex

Lawrence wears 'next big thing' tag easily
Dan Lawrence scored his second century of the season as Essex gained a slender first-innings lead over Surrey before rain curtailed the day

Mullaney's best tightens Notts grip on Division Two
Nottinghamshire cemented their best start to a Championship campaign in a decade, thanks to a convincing victory over Gloucestershire with a day to spare

Afghanistan T20 league to feature Babar, Tamim, Akmal brothers
Players from Pakistan, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe were among those who went under the hammer in the highest-profile auction yet for Afghanistan's domestic T20 league, the Shpageeza Cricket League, in Kabul on Thursday

Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match
Virat Kohli's fluent half-century and Mohammed Shami's three-wicket haul were the highlights in India's 45-run win via D/L method at the Oval

Dougie Brown named UAE coach
Dougie Brown, the former England and Scotland allrounder, has been named coach of UAE

SA hope to stop England bandwagon
ESPNcricinfo previews the third ODI between England and South Africa at Lord's

Government may mediate CA-ACA dispute if Ashes threatened
Greg Hunt, Australia's sport minister, has said that the government could provide officers for mediation between the CA and the ACA but is confident the parties will work out an agreement

Regenerated New Zealand no pushovers under Williamson
It has been 17 years since New Zealand last won an ICC trophy. They came close in the 2015 World Cup, but will it be the Champions Trophy in 2017 that adds a second trophy to their cabinet?

Somerset spun out by Dawson, Crane
Spinners Liam Dawson and Mason Crane bowled Hampshire to a 90-run victory over Somerset

De Villiers 'upset' at ball-condition query
AB de Villiers has said he was "pretty upset" at being asked by the umpires to explain the condition of one of the balls during South Africa's narrow defeat against England at the Ageas Bowl

Canada, Oman wins keep hopes of promotion on course
A round-up of the WCL Division Three matches from Kampala held on May 27, 2017

Yuvraj, Rohit to miss warm-up tie against New Zealand
India will miss Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from viral fever, and Rohit Sharma, who will join the team on match day when they face New Zealand in their first Champions Trophy warm-up match on Sunday

Former Mumbai wicketkeeper Kiran Ashar dies aged 69
Kiran Ashar, the former Mumbai wicketkeeper, died in Mumbai on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness

Harmanpreet breaks into Women's Super League
The Indian T20I captain became the first woman from her country to be picked in England's T20 competition

Bess' seven gives Somerset shot at a chase
Teenager Dom Bess claimed a career-best 7 for 117 as Hampshire set Somerset 259 to win on the second day of the action-packed Specsavers County Championship match at Taunton

Broad and Fletcher condemn Gloucestershire to follow-on
Nottinghamshire seized the initiative on the second day of their Specsavers County Championship match against Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge

Mitchell goes big to put Worcestershire in charge
Daryl Mitchell's 161 on the second day at Wantage Road put Worcestershire on course for a fourth consecutive victory in the Specsavers County Championship.

Stevens, the vicar of Dibbly-Dobbly, leaves Sussex without a prayer
Darren Stevens is 41 and his powers show no sign of declining. As much as the centurion, Joe Denly, he is responsible for Kent being in utter control of this game

Durham chip away to hold advantage
Glamorgan ended the second day of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match at St. Helen's in Swansea on 225 for 6, a first innings deficit of 117

Lawrence rallies Essex after Sangakkara 200
Sometimes, the feeling in county cricket is that the moments to savour come from the same old faces. That's not necessarily a complaint when Kumar Sangakkara is the face

Godleman, Thakor lead Derbyshire fightback
Billy Godleman led by example as Derbyshire hit back strongly on the third day of the Division Two County Championship match against Leicestershire at Derby

Pakistan set to play T20 friendly in Kabul
Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed in principle to play T20 friendlies - as opposed to internationals - as part of their efforts to renew ties with each other

Spinners, Liton take Abahani to first spot
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches that took place on May 27, 2017

'Not too keen about Pakistan tour' - BCB president
The BCB President said that after Pakistan turned down the tour of Bangladesh in July 2017, Bangladesh's High Performance and U-19 teams will not be touring Pakistan later this year

South Africa thwarted in thrilling finale as Stokes century proves just enough
England closed out a dramatic victory over the No. 1-ranked ODI side to take the three-match series with one to play and hammer home their credentials as Champions Trophy contenders

CA rebuffs MoU mediation, writes to players
Cricket Australia's decision to rebuff the players' calls for mediation to end the escalating pay dispute has been accompanied by another attempt to deal directly with some of the nation's highest-profile players

Jayawardene to coach Khulna Titans
Mahela Jayawardene has effectively ended his playing career in Bangladesh after being signed for two seasons as head coach of BPL franchise Khulna Titans

Fahim scorches Pakistan to incredible warm-up win
An outrageous half-century from Fahim Ashraf took Pakistan to a victory that, even by their standards, must rate as one of the most improbable in their history.

Mutreja hundred lifts Singapore into tie for first
A towering partnership sinks USA, Canada suffer a shock loss to Malaysia and Oman treat themselves to a massive run-rate boost

Finch, Head star in Australians' tense win
After weeks of pay talks with their board, there was some cheer on the field for the Australians as they warmed up for the Champions Trophy with a two-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Masakadza finds favour ahead of Zimbabwe's triple tour
The 33-year old batsman had played only one of their five ODIs this year, but he could potentially quintuple that count by the end of June

Mashrafe dampens expectations but Bangladesh worthy of respect
It says much about Bangladesh's improvement in ODI cricket that, for the first time, they go into a global event trying to play down expectations

'We're ranked eighth, have nothing to lose'
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed thinks his side's No. 8 ranking means they've got nothing to lose in their quest to play positive and fearless cricket at the Champions Trophy

Collingwood century proves age is just a number
It's been a 41st birthday to remember for Durham captain Paul Collingwood, as he struck 127 off 174 balls to aid his team's recovery on the first day of their County Championship Division Two clash against Glamorgan

Denly century caps cathartic day for Kent, and country


Northants pay for wasteful batting display
Daryl Mitchell's unbeaten half-century made it Worcestershire's opening day at a sunny Wantage Road

Pujara reacquaints himself with what he does best
Nottinghamshire went for an overseas batsman to replace a bowler and Cheteshwar Pujara showed his class with a century

Leach serves reminder of his skills as Hampshire succumb to spin
Jack Leach delivered a strong reminder of his undoubted talent as 12 wickets fell to spin on the first day of the Specsavers' County Championship game between Somerset and Hampshire

Sam Curran feeds off masterful Sangakkara
In the opening 50-minutes, Surrey were 31 for 5. The rest of the day? 303 for 2. What happened, you ask? Kumar Sangakkara. Again

Derbyshire show bottle and being plundered
Billy Godleman led a Derbyshire fightback after Leicestershire had passed 600 on the second day of the Division Two County Championship match at Derby

Stokes passed fit as confident England target series win
ESPNcricinfo previews the second ODI between England and South Africa at the Ageas Bowl

Taylor prepared for scrutiny of World Cup return


Consistent Bangladesh ascend steep rankings slope
For much of the last seven years, Bangladesh were ranked No. 9 in ODIs. But series wins over Pakistan, India and South Africa in 2015 have led to a transformation

Fit, firing seam attack key as Australia eye record third title
The prospect of having Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and James Pattinson all available simultaneously has boosted Australia's chances of holding both major ODI world titles simultaneously

Can Pakistan overcome power-hitter handicap?
Their bowling remains as strong and varied as ever, but their batsmen have been struggling to cope with the demands of modern-day limited-overs cricket

'Eight PSL matches in Pakistan next season' - Sethi
The PSL chairman said that players who appear in the matches would get an additional monetary incentive - above their regular match fee - for every PSL game played in Pakistan

Cosgrove cashes in as Leicestershire make hay
Mark Cosgrove made Derbyshire pay a high price for dropping him by scoring yet another hundred at Derby as Leicestershire powered to maximum batting points on the opening day

England have no weaknesses - Kohli
Virat Kohli admitted England, with their batting strength and approach at home, will be the team to beat in the Champions Trophy

ICC security head Flanagan assures players, fans safety
Come to watch the Champions Trophy safe in the knowledge that you are well protected. That is the message from Ronnie Flanagan, the chairman of the ICC's anti-corruption and security unit, in the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester this week

Bangladesh rise to No. 6 in ODI rankings
Bangladesh have climbed up to No. 6 on the ICC ODI rankings on the back of their first victory over New Zealand in conditions outside of home

ICC cricket committee recommends DRS shake-up
The Anil Kumble-led panel believe teams should not lose a review if an lbw appeal returns an umpire's call verdict

BCCI and PCB to discuss bilateral ties on May 29
The BCCI and PCB will meet in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the MoU to play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023

Grassroots require major investment - Sutherland
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says that "hundreds of hundreds of millions of dollars" are required to better fund the game's lower levels in the country

Stokes' injury worry throws spotlight on Moeen's place
If England opt to rest Ben Stokes before the Champions Trophy, Moeen Ali could find himself out of the XI for the South Africa series; but it's a possibility that doesn't worry him too much

BCCI invites applications for India coach role; Kumble a direct entry
India coach Anil Kumble will have to go through a "fair and completely transparent" selection process if he is to continue in his current role after the Champions Trophy

Bracewell sentenced to 100 hours of community service
New Zealand fast-bowling allrounder Doug Bracewell has also been disqualified from driving for a year for his third drink-driving offence in ten years

Somerset turn again to Anderson
Somerset have signed New Zealand all rounder Corey Anderson for this season's NatWest T20 Blast

Balance key for Bangladesh in Champions Trophy comeback
Having missed the 2009 and 2013 editions of the tournament, Bangladesh enter the 2017 Champions Trophy ranked the no. 6 ODI side in the world, and with a balance of old hands and talented youngsters in the squad

Morgan plays down Stokes injury concern
Eoin Morgan clarified that Ben Stokes did not have any significant signs of injury after the allrounder bowled only two overs against South Africa in the first ODI

Milne agrees four-day and T20 Kent deal
Kent have signed New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne who will take up his stint after the Champions Trophy

Cheema's all-round show helps Canada sink Oman
A round-up of the second day of matches at the ICC WCL Division Three in Uganda

Ashwin plans on doing 'something new' at Champions Trophy
R Ashwin hopes to unleash a few new tricks at the Champions Trophy, to stay one step ahead of his opponents

'I am now determined to come back more than ever' - Umar Akmal
In an interview with a local news channel, Umar struck a defiant yet conciliatory tone, promising to come back stronger and apologising to his fans for his poor fitness

Philander finds form to seal Sussex rout
Vernon Philander claimed four wickets in the innings, and six in the match, as Sussex wrapped up a crushing innings win over Durham

A knife hanging on our neck if we don't do well - Kohli
Virat Kohli said India don't have the luxury of a slow start in the Champions Trophy, their biggest challenge in a short tournament

Liton Das' 85 sets up big Abahani win
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches that took place on May 24,2017

Winning Champions Trophy will bolster our pay negotiations - Smith
The Australia captain said an ICC trophy will be a useful bargaining chip for the players' cause in ongoing pay dispute with the board

New NOC framework is required - FICA


Rudolph to retire at the end of English season
The 36-year old former South Africa opener has relinquished captaincy of Glamorgan in four-day cricket, but will continue to lead them in T20s until his retirement

Morgan and Moeen star in convincing victory
Eoin Morgan is an England captain who senses his time has come. He has reshaped England's limited-overs cricket, now he wants some tangible reward for it

CA reconsidering players' mediation request
Alistair Nicholson, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers Association, is expecting Cricket Australia to respond to the players' request for independent mediation of pay talks by the time he reaches London on Friday to meet Steven Smith's team

Joyce retires from county cricket to chase Ireland Test dream
Ed Joyce, the former Sussex captain, has retired from county cricket to focus on the dream of playing Test cricket for Ireland

Bangladesh wrap up first away win against New Zealand
Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim saw the side home in a chase of 271 that was occasionally tense

Poulton to take over CA coaching role from Fitzpatrick
Former Australian batsman Leah Poulton will take over the role of High Performance Coach for Cricket Australia's Female Program from Cathryn Fitzpatrick

Players set up standalone commercial arm
Australia's cricketers have set up their own company to sell their intellectual property rights, further deepening their divide with Cricket Australia ahead of the June 30 expiry of the current pay MOU

Ilyas 55 sets up Oman's triumph over USA
A round-up of the first day of matches in Uganda, where six teams face off for the WCL Division Three tournament

De Villiers plays down Kolpak threat to SA
AB de Villiers has described the Kolpak exodus that afflicted South Africa cricket as "something of the past" and talked up the importance of CSA's new T20 competition

Ranji captains, coaches oppose neutral venues
The BCCI's season-old concept of playing Ranji Trophy matches at neutral venues has received opposition at the captains' and coaches' meeting held in Mumbai on Tuesday

Archer shines as Sussex live up to their heyday


South Africa reassured by increased security
South Africa have been given sufficient reassurance of adequate security to be "comfortable" to remain in England following the terrorist attack in Manchester, according to team manager Mohammed Mossajee

England's trophy credentials face the acid test
ESPNcricinfo previews the first ODI between England and South Africa at Headingley








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