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Abu Dhabi win ranks as 'one of our best' - Williamson

Kane Williamson was delighted with the fighting spirit his charges showed as they snatched a dramatic four-run win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi against Pakistan

Smith or de Villiers - the Qalandars dilemma

Heart says AB; head wants Smith, says CEO as franchise aims to set right past mishappenings with big-name players

Struggling Sarfraz laments "soft, cheap dismissals"

The Pakistan captain pointed to Babar Azam's run out as the turning point, while admitting to being disappointed with the shot he himself played to get out

Debutant Ajaz Patel scripts stunning four-run win for New Zealand

The left-arm spinner took five wickets as Pakistan collapsed spectacularly around Azhar Ali in a chase of 176

Hope, Powell and Soumya find form ahead of first Test

Shadman Islam, NCL's highest scorer this season, also impressed with 73 for the hosts

USA roll past Singapore to earn first-ever promotion to WCL Division Two

USA eased to the target after their bowlers restricted Singapore to just 161 to earn a historic promotion

BCCI asks Ashwin, Ishant to rest

Karnataka set for Mumbai clash without blockbuster batting line-up of Rahul, Agarwal, Samarth, Pandey and Nair

Deandra Dottin stars as West Indies seal last-over win

West Indies squeezed out England in a thrilling finish at the Daren Sammy Stadium to claim top spot in Group A and set up a semi-final against Australia

Heather Knight seeks 'composure' from England in knockouts

The England captain urged her team to hold their nerve in light of the dearth of runs among the batsmen, and a slipshod show in the field against West Indies

Pakistan to set scene for Smith, Warner comebacks?

PCB and CA mulling pushing ODI series from March to April, with World Cup in mind, even while Pakistan push for games in Pakistan

South Africa win by 30 runs despite another batting failure

South Africa didn't find any more answers to their batting woes in the final group game, but they found a relatively big win to close their tournament

Misbah-ul-Haq to part ways with Islamabad United

The PSL franchise said the former Pakistan captain had agreed to be a mentor for the 2019 season, but then changed his mind and wanted to play in the league

Wade's ton hands Tasmania the advantage

Wade, Tim Paine and Jackson Bird have given Tasmania a chance to pull off a remarkable come-from-behind win over Victoria

Coulter-Nile targets Rohit's 'compulsive' pull shot

Australia's pacemen have wasted no time plotting their first target of the Indian summer, after Nathan Coulter-Nile predicted a short-pitched barrage to be directed at Rohit Sharma

Western Australia cruise home with Marsh's mammoth ton

Shaun Marsh struck his second century in eight days early in the morning session and helped consign South Australia to a five-wicket loss well before tea on the final day

Lyon, Hazlewood hand New South Wales their first win

Lyon took a five-for on the last day against Queensland as he lead New South Wales to their first win of the season

Vijay, Vihari fifties headline drawn encounter against New Zealand A

All top five India A batsmen notched up 40-plus scores on the last day against New Zealand A in Mount Maunganui

Joe Root pens letters of sympathy after fans are caught up in Kandy hotel fiasco

Team meets with affected fans on outfield during Test after many are forced to switch hotels due to booking oversight

Tshwane Spartans win high-scoring thriller by one run

Gihahn Cloete's 80 had carried the visiting side to 203 for 5, but Cameron Delport's 73 ensured Paarl Rocks were in the game till the very end

Jack Leach, Moeen Ali lead England to rare series win

On the fifth day in Kandy, Sri Lanka lost their last three wickets for 17 runs to concede a 57-run win to the visitors

Asif Ali's 33-ball 80 stuns Durban Heat

The Pakistan batsman launched a savage assault to revive a sinking Cape Town chase, after Durban had recovered to 157 despite a four-wicket burst from Anrich Nortje

Oman unbeaten in WCL 3 with Uganda thumping

Denmark beat Kenya for first win in the competition to avoid the wooden spoon

Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah take five-fors as Pakistan rally

New Zealand set Pakistan a target of 176 of which they knocked down 37 without losing a wicket

England reap rewards of brave selection policy - Trevor Bayliss

Big calls vindicated after England secure second series win in Sri Lanka in five attempts since 2000-01

Sri Lanka pin blame on fielding standards after chastening series loss

Coach Hathurusingha says standards have to rise if team is to recover in the long run

Joe Root praises team for 'bold and courageous' victory

Captain takes pride in leading from the front as England seal first series win in Asia for six years

Doolan-Silk century stand helps narrow deficit for Tasmania

A 170-run opening stand between Alex Doolan and Jordan Silk has given the Tigers a fighting chance after all but erasing an enormous first-innings deficit against Victoria

Marsh brothers offer Western Australia hope

An 83-run stand between Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh gave Western Australia a chance at chasing a big fourth innings total against South Australia in Adelaide

Neser-Steketee rearguard for Queensland eclipses Lyon four-for

Michael Neser and Mark Steketee's brisk 64-run stand left the game evenly poised at the end of day two in Canberra after Nathan Lyon took four wickets

NZ A lower order and tail frustrates India bowlers

New Zealand were 211 for 5 but the India attack was unable to capitalise on the situation and the hosts declared on 458

Duckett's 45-ball 75 helps Giants cruise home

Smuts stifles Stars with 3 for 20, but Giants falter towards back-end with the bat to miss out on a bonus point

Larkin, Hughes tons put New South Wales on top

Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood made early inroads after New South Wales set Queensland a 380-run target in Canberra

Ireland's Joyce twins retire from international cricket

Isobel and Cecelia, who played for nearly two decades in the international circuit, announced their retirements after Ireland's loss in their final group-stage match in the World T20

Sophie Devine pummels Ireland with 21-ball fifty

New Zealand restricted Ireland to 79 and chased down the target in under eight overs as the Group B games came to a close

Mandhana, spinners demolish Australia as India top Group B

Australia were hit by a concussion to Alyssa Healy, their Player of the Match in the last three games, that ruled out her participation in the chase

England close in on series win despite Angelo Mathews defiance

The wicket of Angelo Mathews minutes before an early close gave England the advantage in a twisting, turning fourth-innings battle

Angelo Mathews still hurt by ODI axing as he lets 'bat do the talking'

Batsman says he has not changed his preparations in wake of criticism from coach, Chandika Hathurusingha

'It's set up for a bit of a thriller' - Keaton Jennings braces for day five tussle

Tea break came at a good time for England, says opening batsman, after an impressive day under the lid at short leg

Morris and Shamsi impress as South Africa extend Australia's misery

A torrential downpour on the Gold Coast dampened the mood before South Africa inflicted Australia's third loss in four matches

Trent Boult and spinners lead New Zealand's fightback

The left-arm quick picked up 4 for 54 to help the visitors bowl Pakistan out for 227 and limit their first-innings lead to 74

India name Devika Vaidya as replacement for injured Vastrakar

Pooja Vastrakar has been ruled out of the tournament due to an injury sustained during India's warm-up game against West Indies on November 4

Rutherford ton makes India A's pacers toil

India A's lower-order trio of Parthiv, Shankar and Gowtham helped the visitors make 467 for 8, after which their bowlers were made to work hard for 55 overs

UAE T10 team Karachians to be rebranded after Pakistan court order

The directive came after Karachi Kings, the Pakistan Super League franchise, sought a stay order against the UAE T10 league's usage of the name Karachi

'Not sure how I got the hat-trick' - Anya Shrubsole

The fast bowler turned the spotlight on her team-mate Natalie Sciver, who took 3 for 4 to seal a thumping England victory

BCCI limits Shami workload to 15 overs per innings in Ranji match

The BCCI doesn't want the fast bowler overworked and has hence put a condition on his participation in Bengal's next Ranji Trophy match

Shakib returns from finger injury to lead against West Indies in first Test

Soumya Sarkar and 17-year-old offspinner Nayeem Hasan were the other inclusions in the Bangladesh Test squad that was trimmed to 13 players

Worrall's career-best seven headlines bowler-dominated day

Western Australia fought back late in the day as they took three wickets in three balls

Chris Tremain skittles Tasmania for 81

Victoria had a handy lead by the close thanks to a calm half-century by Cameron White

Pakistan players contract-less during Women's World T20

The players have been living off match fees and expenses for the last six months as the PCB goes through a change in leadership

Shrubsole, Sciver heroics knock South Africa out

Anya Shrubsole took a hat-trick while Natalie Sciver finished with incredible figures of 3 for 4 as England sealed their semi-final berth in the 2018 World T20

N Srinivasan's 3am message to Dwayne Bravo: 'Please take the field'

Dwayne Bravo opens up on the events that led to West Indies pulling out midway through their India tour in 2014

Oman secure promotion with win over USA; Kenya deny Singapore's thrilling charge

Singapore's fearless pursuit of their target of 325 has kept them in with a serious shot at promotion heading into the final day of the tournament despite a 2-2 record

Hayley Matthews helps West Indies storm into semi-finals

Hayley Matthews caned West Indies with the bat at the start of the match, before rushing through their lower order with three wickets as West Indies won by 83 runs

De Villiers' fifty in vain as Cape Town Blitz cruise to victory

At one time, Blitz's total of 180 was in danger when de Villiers was going hell-for-leather during his 30-ball 59 in the chase

Sui Gas inflict two-day thrashing upon Lahore Blues, WAPDA beat KRL

Mohammad Amir picked up a five-wicket haul for SSGC, while Iftikhar Ahmed scored more in one innings for SNGPL than Lahore Blues managed in either of theirs

Joe Root hundred raises tempo and puts England in charge

Whatever you think of the England method - whether it's wise, whether it's practical, whether it's based on an innate distrust of their own defence - it is wonderfully entertaining

'Reverse swan' Root praises England for sticking to attacking mindset

Captain's brilliant second-innings hundred helps carry England into a position of authority on the third day

Rahane and Vijay fail amid flurry of half-centuries

Hanuma Vihari, Parthiv Patel, Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw enjoyed productive outings

Kane Williamson the lone bright spot in New Zealand wreckage

The visitors lost their last seven wickets for the addition of only 42 runs and slipped to the lowest-ever first-innings total in Abu Dhabi

Head shows timely form in Test audition but Richardson takes the honours

Jhye Richardson bagged a five-wicket haul after Western Australia's surprising decision to bowl first

Moises Henriques stands tall before New South Wales collapse

Queensland lost an early wicket in reply and will face Australia's Test attack on the second day

Lynn wants Australia to 'throw the first punch'

Chris Lynn believes the upcoming T20 matches can help Australia kickstart their season following the ODI series defeat

Sunrisers retain David Warner for IPL 2019, Wriddhiman Saha released

Sunrisers completely retained their bowling unit, while offloading the England duo of Hales and Jordan

Ravi Shastri a yes-man? 'Most bizarre', says Virat Kohli

The India captain praises Shastri's man-management, credits him for bringing players out of their shells

No more chopping and changing in ODIs - Ravi Shastri

India's head coach said they would only use a small group of players in their 13 ODIs before next year's World Cup in England

India choke Ireland for first semi-final entry since 2010

Raj makes battling half-century before spinners take over; Pakistan, New Zealand knocked out

Singapore crush Uganda; USA outlast Denmark to stay unbeaten

The Danes continued the trend of sides winning the toss and losing the match, becoming the ninth team in ten matches to do so at Division Three

Gold Coast's debut something 'a bit different' for T20I

South Africa will look to follow up their one-day series victory by taking the one-off T20 against an Australia side juggling resources

Emirates T20x League called off

The tournament, which had signed up Eoin Morgan, Kumar Sangakkara and Shahid Afridi among its icon players, failed to sell franchises within the stipulated time

Spinners strangle Pakistan in big New Zealand win

Both teams had got off to strong starts with the bat, but New Zealand's spinners were the difference in a 54-run win

Roshen Silva innings shows Test mindset, says Dimuth Karunaratne

Opener praises Sri Lanka batting hero, whose methods haven't altered much since their schooldays together

Red-hot Mohammad Abbas Pakistan's trump card with Kane Williamson set to play

Pakistan will look to pick up where they left off against Australia last month, while New Zealand play their first Test match since March

Zimbabwe's fight a big takeaway for satisfied Masakadza

The Zimbabwe captain praised the team for doing well in conditions where better teams have struggled

Joe Root receives ICC demerit point after being found guilty of dissent

England captain 'shook his head and then kicked the turf' after unsuccessful appeal against Dilruwan Perera

Stafanie Taylor's career-best figures help West Indies defend 107

Shabnim Ismail rocked West Indies' top order, but South Africa lost their last nine wickets for 28 runs and were bundled out for 76

After multiple hurdles, South Africa braces for its own T20 league

It might be a little ramshackle, and it's very last minute, but the Mzansi Super League is ready to kick off, with the likes of AB de Villiers and Rashid Khan in the mix

Sri Lanka hit with five penalty runs after one-short incident

Roshen penalised after apparent failure to ground bat while turning for second run

Kohli wants batsmen to 'show more character' in Australia

The India captain believes his side played good cricket in England, but made 'extreme mistakes' that cost them the Test matches

Inquiry committee seeks more time to arrive at Johri verdict

ESPNcricnfo understands that one reason for this could be because the probe panel has not yet sent the transcripts to everyone who deposed before it in the past week

Jack Leach hopes for fourth-innings dividends after tough day in field

Spinner disappointed to concede lead, but backs bowlers to thrive if they have a good total to defend

Tough sharing the Test series trophy at home - Mahmudullah

Bangladesh's stand-in captain, however, was relieved to have scored a hundred and broken a lean run with the bat in Test cricket

Roshen Silva guides Sri Lanka to precious 46-run lead

Roshen Silva's 85 helped Sri Lanka to a first-innings lead via a battling lower-order fightback in Pallekele

Lyon, NSW plan hot reception for Renshaw

The opener is staking his claim for a recall against Australia's Test attack when friendships will be put aside

Bangladesh level series with Mehidy Hasan's five-for

Brendan Taylor fought valiantly with his second century of the Test, but Zimbabwe crumbled around him to lose by 218 runs

Taylor overcomes neck injury to take career-best 4 for 12

About 12 overs into the chase in St. Lucia, it seemed like a West Indies win was very unlikely but the captain took the ball because she wanted to change the game, and she did

'I don't know what happened' - Jahanara after Bangladesh lost chasing 98

Brittle batting proved Bangladesh's undoing again, leaving them facing an early exit from the World T20

Stephen Fleming helps lure Dwayne Bravo to Melbourne Stars

The allrounder completes the Stars' overseas signings for the new season as they aim to bounce back from finishing bottom last season

Australia players to have only limited IPL role

Those named in the World Cup squad will have to attend a preparation camp and play warm-up matches in early May

Siriwardene's allround performance knocks Bangladesh out

The veteran allrounder batted through till the end of the innings in a low-scoring innings, and bowled economically as Bangladesh played meekly in their chase

Katie George suffers stress-fracture injury setback

One of the rising stars in the England women's set-up faces a lengthy period on the sidelines

BCCI panel wraps up hearings after Johri, two complainants depose

The two women complainants, neither of whom is part of the BCCI, deposed over Skype in the past few days

Derbyshire chief executive switches counties to Kent

Simon Storey, who joined the club in 2012, has overseen impressive growth in the club's commercial revenue

Coach Rajput offers Zimbabwe a blueprint for survival

As Zimbabwe face a mammoth task of batting out the fifth day to save a Test match in Dhaka, Lalchand Rajput turned to recent history for an example of what is required

'It looked like Sri Lanka were starting to panic' - Sam Curran

Sri Lanka's slapdash day in the field reached its nadir just when they needed to be at their most ruthless

Injured Holder out of Bangladesh tour; K Brathwaite to lead in Tests

Jason Holder was replaced by Guyana allrounder Raymon Reifer for the two Tests in Bangladesh

Colin Graves appointed as chairman of ICC's financial affairs committee

Role oversees the board's billion-dollar revenues from rights deals, as well as the distribution of profits from global tournaments

Containing Kohli in first 10-15 balls will be key - Mike Hesson

He also said attacking Rohit Sharma upfront will be crucial for New Zealand when they host India for five ODIs early next year

Ticketmaster apologises for World Cup mix-up

More than 4000 fans were wrongly informed that they had got tickets for the 2019 tournament in a ballot

Ben McDermott run out again as South Africa warm-up with victory

Andrew Tye, a member of Australia's squad, felt the force of South Africa's batsmen ahead of the T20I

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