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England are lucky to have Chris Woakes
In another era, match-winning allrounder may have played a hundred Tests and been a household name

Joe Root calls for patience as Jofra Archer struggles to keep up with Test pace
Captain says fast bowler will be backed by team so long as he learns from his mistakes

Pakistan captain Azhar Ali: 'We had the game in the palm of our hands'
Azhar praises Buttler-Woakes partnership, saying his team were "one punch away" from victory

Jos Buttler feared he was playing his 'last game' before crucial knock
Buttler's 75 under intense pressure came despite father's hospitalisation the previous day

Vivo's IPL 2020 exit is not a "financial crisis" - Sourav Ganguly
BCCI president says the strong foundation the board is built on will see it through this "blip"

Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler lead England home in memorable fourth-innings chase
Stand of 139 for the sixth wicket sees England claim fighting win to go 1-0 up in the series

Heather Knight 'pretty gutted' at 2021 Women's World Cup postponement
England captain fears boards will use delay as "an excuse" not to schedule women's fixtures

Martin Andersson strokes 92 to hold Middlesex innings together
Ryan Stevenson's career-best 4 for 71 keeps Hampshire in contest

Ben Brown, Tom Clark underpin Sussex on even first day
Three wickets apiece for Marcus O'Riordan and Harry Podmore keep Kent fighting

Feroze Khushi's maiden half-century lifts Essex
Adam Wheater hits fifty as Surrey's young quicks impress

Jordan Thompson hits 98 to upstage Jonny Bairstow on his Yorkshire return
23-year-old allrounder falls short of maiden ton after Bairstow manages only five

Luis Reece's all-round show puts Derbyshire in box seat
Dustin Melton takes 4 for 22 as Leicestershire stumble on first day

Richard Gleeson the pick as Lancashire run through Durham
Openers reach close without loss after Gleeson's 3 for 32 help skittle Durham for 180

Jake Libby, Brett D'Oliveira tons put Worcestershire in control
239-run partnership puts hosts in control at New Road

Craig Overton, Josh Davey skittle Northants for 67 on 21-wicket day
Somerset 114 runs ahead with nine second-innings wickets standing as bowlers thrive at Wantage Road

Oliver Hannon-Dalby leads tireless Warwickshire bowling effort
Ben Charlesworth's half-century holds Gloucestershire together

CWI could trim board in response to task force recommendations
Independent review recommends downsizing 18-member CWI board to 12 and then nine

'World Cup 2022 is the goal now' - Jhulan Goswami
The fast bowler will be 39 by then, but she is confident she can keep up her performance level

Covid-19 impact: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan T20I series called off
The Zimbabwe government has said that that the country is not ready to host visiting teams yet

CSA could review aspects of 2015-16 match-fixing investigation following Thami Tsolekile claims
The former wicketkeeper has alleged that there was racial discrimination in the investigation

Lanka de Silva named Sri Lanka women interim head coach
He will be in charge until the end of the year while SLC searches for a long-term option

2020 IPL: How will Vivo's absence and IPL's move to UAE hurt the franchises?
A few sponsorship deals could be renegotiated this IPL

Australia v India: 'Will do everything we can' to play Boxing Day Test at MCG, says CA CEO
Decision to wait on a decision in light of tight restrictions set to be in place until mid-September in Melbourne

Mushtaq Ahmed confident that Pakistan errors won't derail victory push
Spin coach backs legspinners to shine in fourth innings as Pakistan secure precious lead

'Miracle-worker' Ben Stokes has instilled England belief, says Chris Woakes
Allrounder promises positive approach with the bat as England face tough fourth-innings challenge

Yasir Shah takes confidence-boosting haul for Pakistan
Captain may believe his role in the side has changed, but Yasir will want to emphasise his importance hasn't

Wickets tumble but Yasir Shah's four-for gives Pakistan the edge
Pakistan closed eight wickets down and 244 runs ahead as England's seamers battled back on the third evening

Why the women's World Cup was postponed by 12 months
The tournament was scheduled for February 2021 but has been pushed to the same window in 2022

Shakib Al Hasan set for training camp as he eyes international return
Mentor Nazmul Abedeen says Bangladesh allrounder will begin training in Savar next month

India retains T20 World Cup in 2021, Australia to host in 2022
In another significant development, women's ODI World Cup deferred by a year, to 2022

2015-16 match-fixing: CSA names Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Craig Alexander as whistle-blowers
The board has also denied allegations of racism in the investigation

England white-ball tour of India postponed until 2021
BCCI confirm delay to ODIs and T20Is to avoid clash with rescheduled IPL

Indian government set to give BCCI green signal to move IPL to UAE
It is understood a formal letter from the government is expected on Friday

Bangladesh could tour Sri Lanka for Tests and additional three T20Is in October
The tour will be confirmed only once it gets the necessary approvals from Sri Lankan government and health ministry

Fabian Allen ruled out of Caribbean Premier League after missing flight
Allen will not be replaced in the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots squad

Shadab Khan is a 'very attractive package', says Misbah-ul-Haq after vital innings
Legspinner digs in to give Shan Masood key support in agenda-setting innings

Jofra Archer: 'This is not a wicket to bend your back on'
Fast bowler rues English misfortune with the ball as Pakistan take advantage in first Test

Jos Buttler desperately needs to convert his start after lacklustre keeping effort
Time running out as Buttler's sloppy glovework lets Pakistan off the hook

England women warm up for South Africa series with intra-squad match
ECB hopes to announce fixtures soon pending approval from both governments

CPL 2020: All players test negative for Covid-19 on arrival
162 people - including players, officials, and administrators - will now go into quarantine before the tournament begins

Shan Masood 156 sets stage before Pakistan seamers tear things up
Opener's 319-ball innings leads Pakistan to 326 before Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Abbas strike

ICC Board set to discuss fate of next three World tournaments
Will the 2021 Women's World Cup go ahead? Who will host the 2021 and 2022 men's T20 World Cups?

Kyle Abbott misses 2020 season amid travel difficulties
Hampshire seamer will return as overseas player in 2021

Simon Taufel, Sachin Tendulkar, and a pair of lbw decisions
On an episode of the 22 Yarns podcast, the umpire has opened up on the 2007 Trent Bridge incident

Mithali Raj: Foreign players' frustration justified, but BCCI has done all it can
Raj said the current window for the women's T20 Challenge was the only feasible one, even if clashes with the WBBL

Olly Stone sidelined after suffering side strain
Seamer suffered injury during Warwickshire's Bob Willis Trophy opener

Full stream ahead for counties while Somerset avert twin Overton departures
News from around the grounds after the first round of Bob Willis Trophy fixtures

BCCI confirms that Vivo will not sponsor IPL 2020
The board sent out a statement on Thursday afternoon confirming the same

IPL franchises begin quarantining and testing for Covid-19
Teams still waiting for tournament's Standard Operating Procedures to be finalised by the governing council

Covid-19: PCB offers financial support to 25 unemployed Pakistan women cricketers
They will receive a monthly stipend of PKR 25,000 (approx US$150) each from August to October

Tournament hubs, Afghanistan Test and Boxing Day: where does the Australia summer stand?
Key issues that need to be resolved as a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic causes travel restrictions around the country

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain top two spots in ICC ODI rankings; Babar Azam at No. 3
Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah held on to the No. 2 spot, marginally behind Trent Boult

Victoria training paused as Covid-19 lockdown clarity is sought
The state was seeking confirmation as to whether their elite sport exemptions remained

South Africa star Laura Wolvaardt signs for Adelaide Strikers
The 21-year-old impressed at the T20 World Cup earlier this year

James Anderson has earned the right to be judged on more than one three-over spell
At some stage, all those overs, all those miles, all those long spells are going to show

England Women appoint Tim Macdonald as full-time senior assistant coach
Former Western Australia and Tasmania seamer held post on interim basis through T20 World Cup

Shan Masood in no mood to dwell on past, as he seizes chance to prove his progress
Opener's work ethic pays off in vital first-day performance as he lays ghosts of 2016

Babar Azam, Shan Masood lift Pakistan on stop-start day
England bowlers struggle after lunch on rain-affected first day

Chris Silverwood welcomes prospect of Pakistan tour after PCB chief issues invitation
Wasim Khan hopeful that T20 series could be arranged outside of FTP schedule

ICC wants a biosecurity manager for 2021 Women's World Cup
Plenty remains to be done ahead of the tournament, including finding a way to complete the qualifying event

Rohit Sharma wary of coming back from 'longest gap in my career without holding a bat'
Also wary of demanding UAE conditions for IPL; Raina says UAE travel logistics might be easier on players

Decision on Mzansi Super League 2020 expected by mid-August
CSA to look at status of international travel and sponsor interest and broadcast deal before deciding

Youth, grannies, structure, funding: How Ireland can build on memorable England win
Ireland's rebuilding paid dividends at the Ageas Bowl, but can that win be a launchpad?

TV umpire to call front-foot no-balls in England-Pakistan Test series
The ICC will monitor the results before using the technology consistently in the future World Test Championship series

Sophie Devine joins Perth Scorchers in major WBBL signing
She will also captain the team having moved from the Adelaide Strikers

Live Report - England v Pakistan, 1st Test
All the best stats, graphics and chat from Old Trafford with ESPNcricinfo's live blog

Ishant Sharma: 'Want to be part of a World Cup-winning team'
The fast bowler speaks about his ambitions, landmarks and a particular turning point

Colin Ackermann rampant as Leicestershire triumph in sprint finish
Lancashire's rookie attack routed as 150 target is hunted down inside 16 overs

England hopes of adding Jeetan Patel to coaching staff for Pakistan Tests thwarted by visa rules
Former New Zealand off-spinner will return to Warwickshire for Vitality Blast before retiring as a player

Fynn Hudson-Prentice's 91* guides Derbyshire to record 365 run-chase
Nottinghamshire's winless streak extends by another game after chastening final-over loss

IPL 2020 SOPs: Rigorous testing, restricted movement, one team per hotel
IPL has permitted families to travel and stay inside the bio-secure bubble, but franchises to take final decision

Middlesex stun Surrey as Sam Robson's spin sets up final-day heist
Occasional legbreaks unpick hosts' resistance to claim spoils in London derby

Sam Cook and Adam Wheater carry Essex over the line against Kent
Ninth-wicket pair hang on for unlikely victory

Joe Leach routs Gloucestershire tail to set up eight-wicket win
George Hankins' resistance in vain as Worcestershire seal first victory of Bob Willis Trophy

Adam Rossington, Luke Proctor crush the life out of Warwickshire's victory bid
Pair post unbeaten centuries to secure draw for Northants

No excuses for another slow start as Joe Root lauds fast-bowling 'battery'
England's three Tests against West Indies give team 'head start', says captain

Yorkshire defy the rain as Dawid Malan, Harry Brook fifties see them home over Durham
Malan's 73 and Brook's unbeaten 66 secure six-wicket victory after delayed start to final day

Situation normal as Pakistan prepare to rise to England challenge again
Azhar Ali's men start as underdogs, their preferred role in their favourite hunting ground

England wait on Ben Stokes' bowling fitness after delaying final team
Poor weather limits chance to assess allrounder after quad niggle in second Test

Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie set up famous chase as Ireland hunt down 329
Ireland's batting comes good at the last as they emulate Bangalore heroics with record chase

Vivo pulls out as IPL 2020 title sponsors
The development follows a public outcry following clashes at the India-China border in June

Fantasy Picks: Lead with Ben Stokes, don't leave out Shaheen Afridi
Fantasy suggestions for the first Test between England and Pakistan in Manchester

Jamie Overton claims five-wicket haul as Somerset beat Glamorgan by 289 runs
Bowler follows twin Craig's five-for with his own in what could prove farewell before Surrey move

Anjum Chopra wants BCCI to be 'more specific in communication about women's cricket'
Former captain believes BCCI is 'thinking about women's cricket', but wants clearer flow of information

Yuvraj Singh: MS Dhoni 'showed me the correct picture' about my future
"I don't blame people for not having trust in me when I came back from cancer; I myself took a while to have the same confidence in my game"

Australia v West Indies T20Is postponed, IPL to not clash with any international cricket
Fixtures-wise, the only potential clash for the IPL - even if just by two days - is with the proposed Lanka Premier League

Rohit Sharma: 'No comparisons with Dhoni, he's one of a kind'
Suresh Raina had recently said, "Rohit is the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team"

Trent Woodhill to advise Cricket Australia on the BBL's future
Relinquishes his Stars BBL role but will still work as head coach of the Stars' WBBL team

Simon Harmer runs through Kent to set up anxious final-day chase
Offspinner serves reminder of his quality with 4 for 35, leaving Essex needing 202 to win

Ollie Robinson takes five to claim the South Coast spoils
Sussex wrap up emphatic victory with a day to spare in first round of Bob Willis Trophy

Derbyshire start strongly after Samit Patel's twin fifties leave 365 target
Billy Godleman unbeaten on 69 at close as Derbyshire hunt record chase

Yorkshire close in despite Alex Lees' hundred for Durham
Dawid Malan was unbeaten on 50 as Yorkshire closed three down and needing 68 more for victory

Tim Murtagh salvo leaves Surrey on the ropes
Nick Gubbins adds to first-innings ton as Middlesex take charge at The Oval

Tom Abell century pushes Glamorgan to brink of hefty defeat
Somerset captain posts sixth first-class hundred to leave his side in total command at Taunton

Ben Slater's career-best 172 drives Leicestershire's victory chance
Loan batsman proves worth as late wickets leave Lancashire with much to do on final day

Brett D'Oliveira sets up Worcestershire declaration before Charlie Morris strikes
Worcestershire build 161-run lead before removing key wicket of Chris Dent late in day

Northants find fight through Charlie Thurston, Adam Rossington
Battling sixth-wicket stand takes visitors into slender lead ahead of final day

Tom Banton's middle-order teething problems expose flaw in England set-up
Young batsman struggles to adjust to life at No.4, after making name as Somerset opener

Pakistan lean towards twin spinners as Misbah-ul-Haq targets dry conditions
Shadab Khan in line for recall as visitors seek to build on successes in 2016 and 2018 tours

'Can't let our lives grind to a halt' - Arun Lal on BCCI's Covid-19 guidelines to states for senior staff
Baroda to decide in Apex Council meeting about Dav Whatmore, their 66-year-old director of cricket

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