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Last-placed Leeward end season with win over champions Guyana
Leeward's ten-wicket win, however, had no bearing on the league standings, as Guyana had already sealed the title in the previous round

An unbelievable win - Woakes
Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Chris Woakes called his side's successful defence of 131 an "unbelievable win" given that the team's morale had been low during the innings break

Malinga in SL squad for Champions Trophy
Sri Lanka's selectors are confident that the fast bowler will be fit enough to bowl 10 overs and field for 50 overs by the time of the tournament

Faulkner, Marsh, O'Keefe, Siddle cut amid pay talks
James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh, Steve O'Keefe and Peter Siddle have all been jettisoned from Cricket Australia's proposed list of centrally contracted players

McClenaghan, Milne and Anderson return for Champions Trophy
New Zealand's coach Mike Hesson and selectors believe the three players had done everything possible in a bid to be fit for selection

Kohli labels RCB batting performance 'reckless'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli summed up his side's performance as reckless after they were bowled out for an IPL record low of 49 chasing a target of 132

Dhoni 'the most destructive closer' - Fleming
By finishing a game against Sunrisers Hyderabad the best death-bowling team in the IPL, MS Dhoni reiterated his credentials as one of the game's greatest

Will the BCCI be rigid or flexible?
The CoA has not been adamant in its discussions with other boards over the new ICC constitution, but the BCCI will be represented at the ICC meetings by its secretary, who is part of the old order

Gabriel strikes back on Younis' record day
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to make 10,000 Test runs, adding 131 with Babar Azam, before late strikes by Shannon Gabriel evened up the opening Test

Eckersley consolidates after Ingram ton
An unbeaten 70 from Ned Eckersley means Leicestershire's acting captain could have a difficult decision to make regarding a declaration against Glamorgan

Collingwood's resolve gives Durham chance of victory
Paul Collingwood fell three short of a century as Durham established a first innings lead of 116 against Gloucestershire at Bristol

Harris makes mark as Kent keep pace
Kent romped to their second successive three-day victory in Canterbury and to a third Specsavers County Championship win on the bounce after defeating Division Two rivals Derbyshire by 169 runs

Captain Ballance becomes the very stuff of Yorkshire
There is a long way to go if Gary Ballance's resistance with the bat is to spare Yorkshire a second defeat against Hampshire in three weeks, but his captaincy reputation is growing apace

Finn fires England imaginations - again
Middlesex pushed on to a second declaration after Steven Finn's four-wicket haul and set Essex 452 or a day to survive at Lord's

Bell digs in to revive personal and team fortunes
Ian Bell's highest first-class score for more than a year has kept Warwickshire's heads above water in their Championship match against Surrey

Livingstone makes irresistible case for England call-up
Selectors searching for reasons why Liam Livingstone should represent his country in next month's one-day internationals against Ireland did not have to ransack videos for their buttressing arguments this chilly, sunlit Sunday at Emirates Old Trafford

A test of cricket's will for change
The member boards of the ICC meet in Dubai this week, to try and iron out the objections to the new constitution that was approved in principle in February

Pune aim to reprise winning start against Mumbai
Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant began their season in contrasting fashion, but where Mumbai have pulled ahead rapidly at the top of the table, Pune are still reviving their campaign

Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out
Royal Challengers Bangalore, possessing the most glittering batting line-up in Twenty20 cricket, sensationally collapsed to 49 all out, the lowest score in the IPL, to lose to Kolkata Knight Riders

Dwayne Bravo out of IPL with hamstring injury
West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo is almost certainly not going to play in the 2017 IPL because of his ongoing rehabilitation for a hamstring injury he suffered in December

Kings XI defend 188 for first away win
Kings XI Punjab defended their score of 188 by 26 runs against Gujarat Lions for their first win on the road this season

Younis firm on retiring after WI Tests
While clarifying a previous statement which left open the possibility that he could extend his career if the team needs him, Younis said he would retire even if he "scores a hundred in every innings of every match against West Indies"

Have a sense of confidence, not arrogance - McClenaghan
After defending a sub-par 142 with three early wickets, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan attributed the victory to the team's strategy of going out and being "too aggressive with the ball."

Younis Khan reaches 10,000 Test runs landmark
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he reached 23 after tea on the third day of the Kingston Test

Amir's five-for headlines rain-hit day
Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since the Lord's Test in 2010 to leave West Indies at 278 for 9 on a truncated day

Bizarre Dhaka League match to be investigated
A committee will investigate the Dhaka League match between Lalmatia Club and Axiom Cricketers at the City Club ground, where a bowler conceded 92 runs off just four balls

Shakib confirmed as T20I captain
Shakib Al Hasan has officially been appointed Bangladesh's new T20I captain, succeeding Mashrafe Mortaza who retired from the format in Sri Lanka last month

McClenaghan, Bumrah help Mumbai extend lead at top
A top-order collapse from Delhi Daredevils helped Mumbai Indians defend 142 and strengthen their position at the top of the IPL table with their sixth win in seven matches

Leach and Tongue clinch two-day nipper for Worcestershire
Worcestershire made it two wins in a row in the Specsavers County Championship and ended Northamptonshire's 100% start to the season with a victory in two days in a tense, low-scoring contest at New Road

Nottinghamshire's dream attack dismantles Sussex
Sussex, weakened by injuries, short on experience with bat as well as ball, were likely always to find the going tough here but just how tough may have taken even them by surprise

Berg's all-round show leaves Root and Bairstow in the shade
Gareth Berg might just have played one of the finest all-round hands in Hampshire's recent history

Stevens' dream season continues with bat and ball
Darren Stevens bagged 6 for 47 and smashed a quick-fire 53 not out as he continued his age-defying start to the season

Davies in fertile form in the Old Trafford garden
Alex Davies was in fertile form as Old Trafford continued construction work towards the opening of the oddly-named Garden Inn

Selman century stems Glamorgan struggle
Nick Selman hit Glamorgan's first hundred of the season to end a depressing start to the season

Eskinazi responds with hundred after blow on helmet
Stevie Eskinazi was struck on the helmet by a short ball from Neil Wagner in the thirties but he went on to make a century in a fine retort to Wagner's short-pitched style

Lions skipper Jennings ends lean run
England Lions captain Keaton Jennings began to put a lean run behind him with 87 in Bristol

De Villiers and Badree expected to play for RCB
Having broken a series of three straight losses with a win against Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore will hope to carry the form against Kolkata Knight Riders

Nerveless Dhoni pulls off last-ball victory
With his team looking down and out, MS Dhoni smacked an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls to lift Rising Pune Supergiant to a six-wicket victory

Kings XI and Lions in search of re-ignition
Two teams looking to change their fortunes soon face-off in Rajkot - Gujarat have begun their path to recovery but how long will it take Kings XI?

Younis could extend career on team's request
The Pakistan batsman told a news website that he could be open to the idea of extending his Test career if the team management requests him to do so

Uncapped Akhtar in Pakistan Women's World Cup squad
Pakistan women have recalled Marina Iqbal and Kainat Imtiaz and included uncapped Waheeda Akhtar in their 15-member squad for the ICC Women's World Cup, which begins in June in England.

Told the team this is where we restart - Raina
The Gujarat Lions captain also said that nearly a decade of watching MS Dhoni bat had given him a few lessons on how to manage the required rate in a chase

Stoneman's repeat performance maintains prolific start
It was just after tea when the question arose in the Edgbaston press box: 'Has any side ever lost their first three Championship games in a season by an innings?'

Westwood the saviour amid early-season crisis
Ian Westwood is, in many ways, an unlikely saviour. But here, and not for the first time, he was exactly the man Warwickshire required in a crisis

Pettini continues Dearden's good work
Teenage opener Harry Dearden was dismissed just 13 runs short of what would have been a maiden first-class century as Leicestershire enjoyed the best of the first day against Glamorgan at Grace Road

Wessels' double leaves Sussex reeling
Riki Wessels made an unbeaten 202 to lift Nottinghamshire clear of trouble before three late wickets had Sussex reeling on the first day at Trent Bridge

Leach roars back after Carter's tip-top debut
New skipper Joe Leach inspired a Worcestershire fightback as 16 tumbled on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match with in-form Northamptonshire at New Road

Davis sparks Derbyshire fightback
Derbyshire's seamers recovered from a patchy opening hour to offer the Kent batsmen a stern examination on the opening day of their Specsavers County Championship clash at an overcast Canterbury

Chase and Dowrich keep West Indies afloat after Amir strikes
West Indies' middle and lower order came to their rescue in a big way as they recovered from a precarious 71 for 5 to end the opening day at 244 for 7

Daredevils eye turnaround against rampaging Mumbai
Back-to-back defeats have stalled Daredevils after a good start, but to put that behind, they need to find a way past a Mumbai side that is reveling in its best-ever IPL start

Collingwood takes the strain to keep Durham in touch
Paul Collingwood led from the front as Durham restricted Gloucestershire to 266 for 7 before bad light ended play 19 overs early in Bristol

Robson battles for an England retrial
The turnout was more modest than that which saw Middlesex take the title at Lord's last September but their look of champions remained ingrained as Sam Robson and Nick Gubbins took control

Livingstone smoulders amid Lancashire rubble
Eighteen wickets fell on the first day at Old Trafford but it was contrasting half-centuries from Liam Livingston and Dean Elgar that will live in the memory

Vince's hundred resumes his Yorkshire affinity
They gathered at the Ageas Bowl to watch Yorkshire and England's Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. They left talking about Hampshire's James Vince

Raina assault too hot for Knight Riders
Suresh Raina's 46-ball 84 helped Gujarat Lions ace a potentially tough chase of 188 with 10 balls to spare

In-form Sunrisers eye first away win
Rising Pune will be encouraged by the performance of their local players in the win over RCB. Now, with an eye up the table, they will need MS Dhoni to step up

Al-Amin five-for flattens Mohammedan Sporting Club
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches held on April 21, 2017

De Villiers, Amla among marquee local signings for CSA T20
Each marquee South Africa player will represent a new franchise based in the city he's been associated with or "a city which he can build a strong association"

Shahzaib appears before PCB tribunal
Shahzaib Hasan has appeared before the PCB's three-man tribunal for the first time since being charged for alleged corruption

Arothe replaces Rau as India women coach
Tushar Arothe has replaced Purnima Rau as head coach of the India women team

Khawaja frustrated by selection chain reaction
Usman Khawaja has spoken of the frustration of being rested from the ODI series in New Zealand in order to prepare for a Test series in India that he eventually played no part in

KL Rahul set to miss Champions Trophy
India opener KL Rahul, who is sitting out the IPL with a shoulder injury, has revealed he is unlikely to regain full fitness in time for the Champions Trophy

WICB 'frustrated' by Bravo damages claim
Darren Bravo appears to have rejected the chance of a return to the West Indies side by launching a claim for damages against the WICB

Holder expects lively pitch at Sabina Park
West Indies captain Jason Holder said he is expecting his bowlers to utilize bowler-friendly conditions to gain the upper hand in the opening Test against Pakistan

WI hope to upset Misbah-Younis farewell
ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan in Jamaica

Coad success allows Bresnan to build on batting credentials
Tim Bresnan has more reasons than most of his team-mates to be grateful for the startling emergence of Ben Coad in Yorkshire's fast-bowling ranks

Fit-again Topley hoping to repay Hampshire's faith
Reece Topley is in Hampshire's squad to face Yorkshire in the Championship and could bowl in first-class cricket for the first time since 2015

RCB replace Sarfaraz with Harpreet Singh
Harpreet Singh had gone unsold in the IPL auction this year after erroneous reports against him emerged in the media earlier that morning

Mumbai top order destroys Kings XI in highest successful chase
Quickfire fifties from Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana trumped Hashim Amla's century as Mumbai Indians completed their highest successful chase in the IPL

Desperate Lions hope for Eden respite
The bottom-placed team enters the Eden Gardens stronghold after Kolkata Knight Riders had already smacked them by 10 wickets earlier in the tournament

Cricket Society returns the love as Nicholas takes top prize
Mark Nicholas, the cricket broadcaster, ESPNcricinfo contributor and former Hampshire captain, has won the Cricket Society and MCC cricket book of the year award for 2017

Abdur Razzak's final over hands Dhanmondi win
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches held on April 20, 2017

New Headingley stand gets green light
Headingley's future as an international venue has been secured after Leeds City Council formally approved an emergency deal to ensure a major £35m refit could go ahead

Farrell announces ODI retirement
Fast bowler Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs

Shafiul Islam back in Bangladesh squad
Bangladesh have recalled Shafiul Islam to their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy

Australia name Pattinson, Henriques in Champions Trophy squad
The return of the fast bowler James Pattinson and the inclusion of Moises Henriques ahead of James Faulkner among the allrounders are the two major talking points to emerge from the announcement of Australia's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy

May challenges CA over players' pay offer
Tim May, an architect of the first collective agreement between Cricket Australia and the players, has challenged the board to provide better justification for ending the fixed revenue percentage model

Trego suggests darts-style revamp for English T20
Peter Trego, the Somerset allrounder, believes that the ECB could save itself a lot of time and effort in its revamping of domestic T20 cricket by copying the methods of darts

Middlesex bring in Southee for T20 Blast
Tim Southee, the New Zealand fast bowler, has signed for Middlesex as their second overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast

Essex to vote against ECB T20 plan
Essex have followed Middlesex in announcing that they will not be supporting the ECB's proposed change to its constitution

Williamson and Dhawan overwhelm Daredevils
Kane Williamson, playing his first match of the season, made an imperious 89 off 51 balls and propelled Sunrisers Hyderabad to their fourth win in four home matches

Steyn eyes England Test comeback
Dale Steyn has been named in the South Africa A four-day squad for the tour of England with a view to proving his fitness for the Test series which begins in July

Morne Morkel, Maharaj in South Africa squad
South Africa have recalled fast bowler Morne Morkel and included the uncapped spinner Keshav Maharaj in their squad for the Champions Trophy

Philander county stint interrupted by groin injury
Vernon Philander will return to South Africa for rehabilitation on a groin injury suffered while playing for Sussex

Kings XI look to disrupt Mumbai's best-ever start
Kings XI Punjab aim to end their three-match losing streak as they play their last home game in Indore against a confident Mumbai Indians outfit

Greaves, Warrican ensure Barbados finish second
A round-up of the WICB Regional Four-Day Tournament matches that ended on April 18, 2017

Carey, Labuschagne, McDermott among NPS intake
The emergence of Alex Carey, Marnus Labuschagne and Ben McDermott as players of national interest has been confirmed by their inclusion in Cricket Australia's national performance squad for 2017

'I wanted this so badly' - Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle thanked all the franchises, as well as his national team, for helping him get to the 10,000-run mark

BCCI wants ICC to stick to Big Three model till June
The BCCI's state units passed a resolution to work on a new financial model more suitable to India, which could also includes inputs provided by the Committee of Administrators

Rankin out of England ODIs; Kevin O'Brien and Stirling return
Boyd Rankin has been ruled out of Ireland's two one-day internationals against England next month but Kevin O'Brien and Paul Stirling have recovered from their recent injuries

Gayle blitz, Chahal guile reinvigorate RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore revived a stalled campaign with a morale-boosting 21-run win, their second in six matches

Former RCB owner Mallya arrested in the UK
The warrant against the former Royal Challengers Bangalore owner in the UK was issued in relation to accusations of fraud surrounding his failed Kingfisher Airlines company, which is reported to owe banks over a billion dollars

Al-Amin's unbeaten ton steers Prime Bank home
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches held on April 18, 2017

Daredevils look to breach Sunrisers fortress in battle of the ball
Delhi Daredevils travel to Hyderabad to try and return to winnings way, but the Sunrisers are yet to lose a game at home this season

Vohra rues near miss after stunning 95
Kings XI's Manan Vohra said he had to change plans after losing Hashim Amla and Glenn Maxwell early, and was disappointed he couldn't finish it after coming so close

We had a plan and it succeeded - Yusuf
KKR had planned to score a boundary in every over and rotate strike during their chase against Daredevils, and Yusuf Pathan said they had largely succeeded despite a poor start

I was playing with a fractured wrist - M Vijay
The India opener returned from London after having surgery on his injured wrist, which had limited his ability to bat during the long home season

Keemo Paul bowls Guyana to another first-class title
Guyana won the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament with a game in hand, by beating Windward Islands by an innings and 122 runs in Providence

Pakistan fare poorly in Test warm-up
The Pakistan batsmen conceded a large first-innings lead and their bowlers were unable to make deep inroads into the West Indies President's XI in the three-day game

Kieran Powell recalled to West Indies Test squad
Kieran Powell has been recalled to the West Indies squad for the first Test against Pakistan, while uncapped players Vishaul Singh and Shimron Hetmyer were also picked








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