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Ravi Bopara falls just short as Essex tie with Hampshire off last ball
Ravi Bopara was run out from the last ball and the Vitality Blast match at Chelmsford ended in a tie

Alex Blackwell keen to work with 'huge signing' Harmanpreet Kaur
Lancashire Thunder's new coach believes the arrival of Indian stars Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana is good for the KSL

'Sri Lanka, in these conditions, are too good for us' - SA coach Gibson
With three days still to go, and a draw or win unlikely for the visitors, the coach Ottis Gibson said that he wanted his players to compete with pride

Kia Super League: Six teams set out on the road to Hove
We run the rule over the sides ahead of this year's expanded competition

David Warner confident he can force his way into World Cup reckoning
The opener has also said his one-year ball-tampering ban has given him time to 'reflect on myself as a human being, just be a dad and a husband'

Women's World T20 places up for grabs as KSL returns
The KSL's future may be in some doubt, but its importance in the immediate term could hardly be more relevant

Bangladesh boosted by Mashrafe's presence against imperious West Indies
Andre Russell also returns for West Indies, and is expected to make his first ODI appearance since 2015

ECB considering 10-over cricket for domestic game?
ESPNcricinfo understands that talks have been held between the ECB and the owner of the inaugural T10 league in the UAE

Zimbabwe's last chance to end horror run
After sleepwalking through to a series win, Pakistan raised the tempo courtesy Fakhar Zaman's double century. What does Sunday have in store?

Saha set for surgery as injury confusion continues
Under-fire NCA states team management and general manager of operations were aware of all developments

Malik to lead Guyana Amazon Warriors in CPL 2018
After working together at Multan Sultans, the Pakistan allrounder will team up with head coach Johan Botha at his new franchise

Dimuth Karunaratne builds lead after spinners rout South Africa again
Sri Lanka decided not to enforce the follow-on after taking a 214-run first-innings lead, which they stretched to 338 by stumps with both openers scoring fifties again

Jerome Taylor joins Somerset for Vitality Blast
Taylor is expected to be available for nine games, as well as the knockout stage if Somerset qualify

'Really surprised' SA picked only one spinner - Samaraweera
Sri Lanka's batting coach expresses surprise at the composition of South Africa's attack, and says that as the Test goes on, the pitch will turn even more

Bangladesh senior players reluctant to play Tests - BCB president
Even though Nazmul Hassan, the board chief, didn't explain why exactly the players felt so, he said it was linked to the worldwide trend of declining interest in Test cricket shown by other boards, broadcasters and players

Finch powers Surrey to third-highest English T20 score before rain arrives
Aaron Finch has been in devastating form for Surrey but Kent escaped with a point as rain prevented a pursuit of 251 to win

Fuller's six pack can't deflect Hampshire from first win
Colin Munro crashed his maiden fifty in this season's Vitality Blast as Hampshire finally ended their winless start to the tournament

Bell hammers first T20 hundred as record stand salvages tie
Ian Bell's rejuvenation continued with his first T20 hundred as Birmingham escaped a third successive defeat in a high-scoring tie against winless Northants

Liam Livingstone outdoes Joe Root as Lancashire clinch last-ball Roses win
Lancashire took the spoils in front of a record home crowd despite Joe Root's late-innings heroics and a thrilling finish at Old Trafford

James Hildreth. Corey Anderson fire Somerset beyond Glamorgan
A fifth-wicket partnership of 97 between James Hildreth and Corey Anderson set the foundations for Somerset as they beat Glamorgan by 30 runs

Stokes' super show keeps Durham flying
Durham, once bereft in North Group, added leaders Worcestershire to their victims as they continued to transform their season

Raine's blitz extends Notts' Trent Bridge agony
Notts Outlaws pulled in their third 10,000+ crowd at Trent Bridge but they have yet to reward them with a victory as North Group becomes ever more unpredictable

Vandersay handed one-year suspended sentence by SLC
The legspinner has been put on probation with a one-year suspension sentence from all forms of international cricket and also fined 20% of his annual contract fee

Neil McKenzie named Bangladesh batting consultant
Former South Africa batsmen has been given the role till the 2019 World Cup

Fakhar's 210* secures Pakistan's 244-run win
Pakistan smashed their highest-ever ODI score and then won by the second-biggest margin in terms of runs

South Africa roar back with Maharaj's eight-for
Sri Lanka ended the first day on 277 for 9 with the left-arm South Africa spinner leading the fightback; Dale Steyn's wait for his record-breaking wicket to overtake Shaun Pollock continued

Calum MacLeod, scourge of England, hits 58-ball century
Calum MacLeod boosted Derbyshire in the battle of the winless teams but for Northants a miserable season refused to relent

Middlesex's long lay-off brings no change of fortune
Middlesex have not played a Vitality Blast for nearly a fortnight and Corey Anderson ensured things went no better after they picked up their season

County professionals call for retention of two-divisional Championship
A survey by the Professional Cricketers Association strongly supports promotion and relegation in four-day cricket but on The Hundred there is not a word

James Bracey takes the honours, but Sussex secure the famous win
Sussex overcome a stoical Gloucestershire chase, led by James Bracey, to seal a famous win which leaves them 13 points behind second-placed Kent.

Rishabh Pant provides silver lining as India A are routed by England Lions
England Lions wrapped up a comprehensive 253-run victory on the final day of their four-day unofficial Test at New Road

North Carolina in line to host World T20 regional qualifier
ESPNcricinfo has learned that visiting teams for the World T20 regional qualifier have already been notified that Raleigh has been tentatively pencilled in as the host site

Adil Rashid could be persuaded back to Test cricket, says Trevor Bayliss
Legspinner quit red-ball cricket this year, but Buttler's successful Test return sets precedent for a shock recall

Perera ton helps Sri Lanka A level series
The visitors clinched the second one-dayer by 67 runs on the back of the allrounder's maiden List A hundred, levelling the three-match series 1-1

Du Plessis wants batsmen to 'trust their defence'
Refrain from attacking too early and await the hittable balls - that's the South Africa captain's motto, ahead of the 2nd Test in Colombo

Five-ball overs in prospect for the Hundred?
Trent Woodhill appointed as consultant as ECB finetune plans for new competition in 2020

Pakistan look for fourth straight win over dispirited Zimbabwe
The hosts are looking to avoid a repeat of the chastening defeat in the third ODI, in which they were bowled out for 67

Ashes schedule confirmed for 2019, along with England's maiden Ireland Test
Edgbaston will host the first Test of the 2019 Ashes, with England also due to play their inaugural Test against Ireland

Two-season ban, possible criminal charge for age-fudging in India
The Committee of Administrators has ruled that the BCCI can press criminal charges against players found to be indulging in age fraud

Saha out for at least two months with shoulder injury
The wicketkeeper-batsman, who had recovered from a thumb injury he picked up earlier, has been advised to not even lift a bat for two months

Adam Finch claims eight-wicket haul as England U-19s fight back to win
England Under-19s produced a brilliant performance to clinch their series against South Africa by winning the second unofficial Test by four wickets

Livingstone's best puts Foxes in a spin
Four wickets for Liam Livingstone followed by a violent contribution with the bat set up an untroubled Lancashire win at Grace Road

Sussex have the edge amid Cheltenham's cheery conviviality
A tight finish is in store at Cheltenham so like the revellers in the marquees circling the ground the scoreboard needs to be on its best behaviour

Sam Curran, Dawid Malan press claims as Lions get on top against India A
England Lions drove home their advantage on the third day against India A in Worcester, taking three late wickets after setting a target of 421 to win

Joe Root's trust in his game results in timely Test boost
After scoring his first hundreds of the summer, England's Test captain can approach the challenge of India with faith in his game restored

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to return to India to recuperate from lower-back issue
ESPNcricinfo understands the fast bowler will undergo intense rehabilitation for about four weeks at the NCA before the selectors make a call on his fitness for the final two Tests

Maharaj hoping to learn from "best in the world" Herath
The South African spinner described the Sri Lankan's consistency as "phenomenal" and said he wanted to incorporate how the older man could turn and slide the ball at will

Nepal spinner Shakti Gauchan to retire after Netherlands tour
A pivotal figure in Nepal's rise as a cricketing nation over the last decade, the left-arm spinner has struggled to maintain a place in the starting line-up over the last two years

Nine new teams in Ranji Trophy 2018-19
India's domestic season will get underway with the Duleep Trophy on August 17, and conclude with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in February-March

"Young Indian players in overseas T20 leagues will benefit Indian cricket" - Mysore
Knight Riders' CEO also feels it's time for the IPL to move to a draft system

Colin Graves offers support for Collis King in UK immigration fight
Former West Indies star forced to return to Barbados while applying for a visa to live in the UK alongside his British wife

Kohli reaches career high; Root vaults to second place
Kuldeep breaks into the bowlers' top 10 rankings for the first time, rising to sixth place

Ganguly: Dhoni struggling, bat Rahul at No. 4
The former India captain says there are "better options than Raina", and wants Dhoni to bat more aggressively

Shamsi returns to South Africa squad in Sri Lanka
The left-arm wristspinner had left the island earlier in the week for family reasons

Pant, Kuldeep picked for first three Tests; Bhuvneshwar doubtful
While Rohit Sharma was dropped after playing two Tests in South Africa earlier this year, Karun Nair was slotted in and so was fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who had failed a fitness test recently

Faheem five-for razes Zimbabwe in record win
Pakistan's win with 40.1 overs to spare is their biggest in a chase; seal series 3-0

Jasprit Bumrah likely to miss first three England Tests
Kuldeep, Pant to be named in squad for five-Test series in August and September

Latham's grand night extends Durham's giant-killing spree
Unfancied Durham have overturned Biormingham Bears and Notts Outlaws on their own turf in the space of 48 hours to throw North Group wide open

Prithvi Shaw shows promise for the future as Chris Woakes tests his Test fitness
England opener makes first hundred of the summer while Nick Gubbins gives selectors a nudge with 73

Troubled times and a century for Hammond at Cheltenham
It might have been back to the 1930s as a batsman called Hammond cheered the national mood by striking a century at Cheltenham

Cricket South Africa ramps up benefits for women in new MoU
Women cricketers will be included in revenue-sharing for the first time, and will also have retirement and medical benefits

Cutting losses, reviving domestic T20 tournament top of Moroe's agenda
The new CSA CEO outlined his immediate financial goals in his first press briefing after being confirmed in the role in a permanent capacity

Bangladesh A hold nerve to win by two runs
Dasun Shanaka and Ashan Priyanjan got Sri Lanka A close after a top-order collapse, but the home side's bowlers pulled through in the end

De Villiers to South Africa's rescue?
It may not happen in time to sort out SA's mess before the second Test against SL, but the former batsman could be working in a coaching capacity with the national team in the near future

BBL to compete with Sri Lanka Test match
A vastly expanded season will be in direct competition with a Test for the first time in a sign of how tightly CA has been forced to squeeze in the season to fit in a home and away schedule

South African allrounder Saait Maajiet dies at 66
An opening bowler and middle-order batsman, Maajiet played for - and captained - the Western Province Cricket Board, and was chosen for the South African Cricket Board national teams

Will India recall Rohit and try out Pant?
ESPNcricinfo predicts the big questions facing India's selectors as they sit down to name the Test squad for the England Tests

Pakistan aim to seal series against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will once more be overwhelming favourites, with victory wrapping up the five-match series at the earliest possible opportunity

CSA rejects USD 70 million offer to privately run T20 league
In March this year, Hiren Bhanu, owner of Pretoria Mavericks, made the offer for the rights to host a competition in the country

Parvinder Awana retires from all forms of cricket
The Delhi pacer played two T20Is for India in 2012 and represented Kings XI Punjab in the IPL for three years

Root, Morgan trump spin in England's series win
Root makes 100 not out in unbroken third-wicket stand of 186 with the England captain; Rashid stars with three-for

What lies ahead for India women after the coach's resignation?
As the scouting for a new full-time coach takes its natural course, the opportunity for greater re-evaluation presented by the current shake-up shouldn't be lost on the board

CSA acting CEO Thabang Moroe appointed in permanent role
He served in a temporary role since late September 2017, succeeding Haroon Lorgat, for nine months

Russell returns to West Indies ODI squad for first time since 2015
Andre Russell, Alzarri Joseph and Kieran Powell have been recalled to the West Indies side for their three-match ODI series against Bangladesh beginning July 22

Alastair Cook's chanceless century confirms readiness for Indian summer
England opener makes first hundred of the summer while Nick Gubbins gives selectors a nudge with 73

George Drissell provides the Cheltenham Festival cheer as Sussex are made to labour
Sussex stumbled after winning the toss, as the Gloucestershire faithful hailed the advent of a new young spinner

Jos Buttler, Joe Root in Roses clash as England player availability announced
Jos Buttler and Joe Root are set to go head to head in Friday night's Vitality Blast Roses match, as well as Lancashire's Championship match against Yorkshire starting on Sunday

Robin Smith returns as Yorkshire chairman after Steve Denison's resignation
Smith, 75, was chairman between 2003 and 2006, and more recently deputy chairman and senior independent director

India still looking at middle-order options for World Cup, says Sanjay Bangar
The batting coach said India had enough time, options and "fluidity" in their batting order to plug any weakness

Mark Wood seeks knock-out vibe as England press for series win
England have the chance to expose India's middle-order muddle again as teams square up for another decider

Benkenstein calls for mental preparedness after Galle debacle
The South Africa coach put down the team's twin collapses in the opening Test to rustiness from a lack of Test cricket, and wanted them to switch into the long-format mode

Ramesh Powar appointed India women's interim coach
The former India offspinner has been appointed a week after Tushar Arothe resigned from the post following a fallout with some of the high-profile regulars

Shamsi leaves Sri Lanka tour for family reasons
No date set for his return; uncapped legspinner Shaun von Berg could be in the mix for a debut in the second Test starting Friday

Leeds finale may hold clues to World Cup jigsaw
England have the chance to expose India's middle-order muddle again as teams square up for another decider

Mortaza to fly to West Indies for ODIs
The Bangladesh ODI captain was thought to be an unlikely starter for the series owing to the poor health of his wife

Chandimal to miss four more games over spirit of cricket breach
Already sitting out of the two South Africa Tests, now he will miss four ODIs too as the ICC's judicial commissioner imposes harshest possible sentence on Sri Lanka trio

Azhar Ali signs as Somerset overseas player after Matt Renshaw injury
Azhar Ali, Pakistan's Test opener, will make his first appearances in the County Championship later this summer after signing a seven-match deal with Somerset

Fakhar Zaman 117* as Pakistan cruise to big win
Pakistan's fast bowlers impressed in overcast conditions after Zimbabwe had elected to bat, giving their batsmen only 195 to chase

Sir Richard Hadlee to undergo surgery after discovery of secondary cancer
The former New Zealand allrounder had been diagnosed with bowel cancer last month, and had a tumour removed

Standalone WBBL final to lead into day-night Test
It is set be a lunch-time fixture leading into the third day of the January day-night men's Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane

James Anderson takes two wickets on return to action
Providing Anderson comes through this fixture with no adverse reaction he will look to step up his return in the Roses Championship fixture

Senior pros Tim Bresnan and Steven Patterson deliver victory over in-form Worcestershire
Worcestershire surrendered the last remaining unbeaten record in the competition after reeling off four successive wins

Durham survive Sam Hain-Colin de Grandhomme onslaught
The Jets piled up 220 for 6, their second-highest Blast total, built upon an opening stand of 126 in 68 balls between Graham Clark and Tom Latham

Eoin Morgan hopes England learn from pressure of decider
The England captain said he isn't a fan of bilateral one-day series because they are often decided before the end

Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan
A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose, which could prove to be their biggest weapon

Saha likely to miss England Test series
Saha, who hurt his thumb during the IPL, is likely to miss at least part of India's five-Test series in England, with Karthik likely to replace him in the team

James Vince called into one-day squad as Dawid Malan released for England Lions
The match provides Malan a chance to find some form ahead of the Test series while Sam Curran also leaves the one-day squad to face India A at New Road

'I want to be seen as a genuine allrounder' - Jason Holder
West Indies' captain feels he is now coming into his own as an international cricketer, after impressive performances with bat and ball against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

We couldn't cash in on the easy periods - Tamim
Bangladesh's batsmen have only themselves to blame for their wretched performance in the two Tests against West Indies, according to Tamim Iqbal

Malcolm Waller pulls out of Zimbabwe's ODI squad
Correspondence between the batsman's lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket has cited labour-practice concerns as the reason for his withdrawal








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