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Rachael Haynes maintains her form as Lightning cruise

Spinner Kirstie Gordon impressed by dismissing all three of Storm's most potent batsmen, including the top scorer in the competition, Smriti Mandhana

Three new faces in South Africa women squad for West Indies tour

Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith and Robyn Searle have been picked for the limited-overs series in the Caribbean in September and October

Nottinghamshire sign Kraigg Brathwaite for Championship run-in

Brathwaite will be part of a team that is looking to put pressure on Surrey at the top of the Division One table

How do you fit Ben Stokes back in the England team?

The allrounder is available for selection following the conclusion of his trial. But it's not an easy task making room for him

Zampa, Phillips keep St Lucia Stars winless

Australia legspinner prises out Simmons, Pollard and Chapman in key spell to extend St Lucia's winless streak to 14 games

South Africa zero in on World Cup probables

Coach Ottis Gibson hopes to have his tournament template ready by the home summer

The third Curran - Ben - signs for Northamptonshire

Ben, 22, a left-handed batsman, made his Northamptonshire debut against Derbyshire last week after a successful period in the 2nd XI

Mills hat-trick rounds off emphatic Sussex win

Glamorgan would have become the third West Country side to reach the last eight with victory at Hove but instead a 98-run defeat leaves all hanging on their final game

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Stead has previously overseen New Zealand women's run to the World Cup and World T20 finals, something he'll be looking to replicate come World Cup 2019

South Africa have made 'huge strides' as an ODI team - JP Duminy

At the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, the emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to complement Imran Tahir is perhaps the biggest positive for South Africa

Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role

The Australian cited "personal reasons" but it is understood that delays in finalising the deal between him and the PCB may have played a part

Dinesh Chandimal guides Sri Lanka home in low-scoring thriller

Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya and Dhananjaya de Silva rolled South Africa over for their lowest ever T20I total, but the home side's chase was by no means straightforward

Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Co-defendant, Ryan Ali, was also found not guilty in wake of incident in Bristol on September 25

Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court.

Powar to continue as Indian women's coach till World T20

Powar's term will include the Sri Lanka tour in September, followed by a T20I series and the World T20 in the West Indies

Sellout crowd awaits postscript match of the tour

The only T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa is shoehorned in at the back-end, set to begin less than 48 hours after the last ODI was completed

Siraj, Iyer, Bawne shine as rain holds sway

India A have clinched the two-match series 1-0 after a well-fought second unofficial Test ended in a wet draw

James Anderson reaches England's highest bowling ranking in 38 years

Virat Kohli cedes his top spot one week after gaining it, slipping below the suspended Steven Smith

Jury set to consider verdict as Ben Stokes awaits fate

The jury in the trial of Ben Stokes will retire to consider their verdict on Tuesday morning

CSA could be forced to reconsider SuperSport equity deal

CSA officals' meetings with the Global T20 owners in Dubai and Mumbai haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been clarified

James Anderson 'could play until he is 40' - Trevor Bayliss

Aged 36, fast bowler cements place at the top of the ICC World Rankings with match haul of 9 for 43

England leave door open for Ben Stokes recall

Stokes missed the second Test at Lord's this week due to his appearance at Bristol Crown Court, and was omitted from an unchanged 13-man squad for the Trent Bridge Test

Kohli 'confident' of recovering in time for Trent Bridge

The India captain suffered from back issues during the Lord's Test, which India lost by an innings and 159 runs

Alex Hales' involvement in nightclub brawl comes under scrutiny in closing statements

Ben Stokes' defence draws attention to team-mates' actions outside Mbargo nightclub on September 25

Khawaja drops seven kilos "since South Africa" in fitness bid

Usman Khawaja has gotten leaner and fitter in the past few months as he looks to get into the best physical shape ahead of Australia's tour of the UAE later this year

Hope, Reifer end Guyana's home dominance

Shai Hope's blistering 88 powered Tridents to 185, before Reifer snared five wickets, including three in his last over, as Barbados opened their CPL campaign with a win

Virat Kohli highlights the mental challenge for 'outplayed' India

After four innings of the Test series no one other than the India captain has scored more than 33 and the tour risks becoming a nightmare

Lees seeks Durham revival as Yorkshire regret what might have been

Alex Lees was once hailed as the most exciting young batsman in the country, a captain at 22. Now he hopes Durham will rescue a career in free-fall

Zimbabwe Cricket decides not to renew staff contracts as restructure begins

In a release, the board said that "tough decisions" were required to preserve cricket in Zimbabwe

'Need to use your brain more in red-ball cricket' - Chahal

Returning to red-ball cricket after almost two years, Yuzvendra Chahal puts his lack of game-time in the longer format down to a time crunch rather than a disinterest in days' cricket

Week One: How the Ben Stokes trial unfolded

Ben Stokes' trial resumes at Bristol Crown Court on Monday. ESPNcricinfo gives a run-down on the first week's developments

Joe Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray

The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

'He's made of steel' - Mathews on Akila

Sri Lanka's captain was impressed with his lead spinner's ability to bounce back from tough outings in the fifth ODI

Riki Wessels (nine sixes in 55) awakens Notts challenge

Worcestershire failed once more to secure a home quarter-final - this time falling to a six-hitting blitz from Riki Wessels

Broad, Anderson and Woakes batter India

England completed their total and utter domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100 years

Blake keeps Kent alive in last-over victory

For once Middlesex posted a challenging total but they were consigned to bottom spot as Kent overhauled it with three balls to spare

Anderson bombards churchyard as Somerset claim last-eight spot

The destruction of Corey Anderson with the bat and Max Waller with the ball brought delight at Taunton

Gloucestershire claim last-eight spot but Surrey left hoping

Ben Foakes and Rikki Clarke narrowly failed to guide Surrey home in a tense affair in Bristol

Joe Root "chuffed to bits" for Chris Woakes after stunning comeback

Despite an innings-and-159-run margin, the England captain said it was exciting that the team still had areas they could improve on

Durham crash to lowest score to leave home quarter-final in doubt

Durham's run of eight wins in nine ended in spectacular fashion as Lancashire homed in on a last eight place

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya hand South Africa a drubbing

Sri Lanka pulled the series scoreline to 3-2 with a 178-run win in the fifth and final ODI

Crushing win keeps Yorkshire Diamonds' finals hopes alive

Australian opener Beth Mooney led the chase with 44 not out off 30 balls as the five-point win was completed with 10.3 overs remaining

Draw looms as South Africa A lose wickets in wet weather

India A bowlers strike back, but only 33 overs bowled on third day as visitors reach 294 for 7 at stumps

Injured Vijay Shankar out of quadrangular series

The selectors decided not to name any replacement for the allrounder for the series which starts on August 17

Emrit, Tahir star as Guyana Amazon Warriors defend 141

From 113 for 2, St Lucia Stars collapsed to 126 for 7 and their 13th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL 2016

Thomas, Brathwaite fire Patriots to first win

Trinbago Knight Riders' firm grip on home field advantage appeared to loosen after they lost for the second night in a row

Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes leave India praying for rain

A 189-run sixth-wicket stand left England 250 ahead with two days left to play

Amy Jones guides Loughborough Lightning into finals day

Wicketkeeper Jones hit eight fours and three sixes to post comfortably her best score in three seasons with Lightning but maintaining a run of improved performances with the bat

Western Storm secure finals day berth after abandonment

Put into bat beneath leaden skies, Vipers advanced to 62 for 2 at the end of the eighth over before bad weather moved in

Another chance for Sri Lanka and South Africa to build World Cup plans

With the series already decided, the hosts will look to continue their aggressive batting approach, and the visitors to keep trying their younger players

Sri Lanka coach Hathurusingha open to returns of Gunathilaka, Vandersay and Malinga

Sri Lanka's coach also held the selection door open for Lasith Malinga, provided he plays domestic cricket and proves he can still bowl and field at the top level

Shikhar Dhawan should have got a second chance - Sunil Gavaskar

'If you look at the scores in the first Test, he scored more runs than Murali Vijay and KL Rahul. So, what is the criteria?'

Olivier's six, Hamza's 93 give South Africa A advantage

India A lost their last six wickets for only eight runs after which the visitors built steadily with the bat

Russell's hat-trick and 40-ball hundred stuns Trinbago Knight Riders

After being dropped first ball, the allrounder smashed the fastest CPL hundred to help Jamaica chase down 224 from 41 for 5

Ferguson run out leaves Worcestershire still waiting

Worcestershire's hopes of a home quarter-final remain in abeyance after Leicestershire silenced dangerman Callum Ferguson in the nick of time to claim their first home win

Durham relish that winning feeling

Durham's surge to the top of North Group is the season's heartwarming story - as for Northants, they are now consigned to bottom spot

Jos Buttler's day of second chances as England's slips don't prove costly

Dawid Malan's omission meant another new-look cordon for England and his replacement at second slip had an interesting day

Moores and Libby sweep Notts into top-four spot

Yorkshire's miserable 24 hours continued as they followed up their Roses defeat with a heavy loss at Trent Bridge and had concerns over a hand injury for Kane Williamson

Sohail Tanvir fined 15% of match fee after middle-finger gesture

The Guyana Amazon Warriors pacer had sent off Australian Ben Cutting by giving him the middle finger with both hands after dismissing him during their clash against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots

Ingram again proves Glamorgan's colossus

If Glamorgan reach Finals Day, their inspirational captain Colin Ingram will deserve a lot of the credit after Hampshire became the latest bowling attack to be battered out of sight

Parkinson to the fore as Lancashire bloom once more

Birmingham allrounder Alex Thomson took four wickets on debut but he was unable to stop Lancashire strengthening their top-four grip

Anderson's five-for blows India away for 107

Jamie Overton's resurgence keeps Somerset flying high

Peter Trego and Corey Anderson saw Somerset overhaul Surrey's target as Taunton delighted in the form of fast bowler Jamie Overton

Excited by our new-ball combination - du Plessis

While Steyn and Philander aren't out of contention for a World-Cup spot, the immediate focus will be on giving more experience to a younger set

Ryan Ali accepts footage shows bottle used in Ben Stokes fight

Stokes' co-defendant took the stand in Bristol on Friday as both sides concluded providing evidence in the affray trial with summing up now due on Monday

Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series

South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World Cup

'Maybe I lost my temperament' - Bawne after missing a hundred

The batsman was stumped on 80 and explained he wanted to get to his century before the second new ball was taken

Aaron Lilley and Karl Brown revive Lancashire's campaign and earn Roses double

Yorkshire's top-heavy batting cost them as they collapsed in the latter half of their innings when total around 220 was on the cards

Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne help India A seize the advantage

India A rode on Vihari's unbeaten 138 and Bawne's 80 to finish the first day on 322 for 4 in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A

Ben Stokes accused of lying to the jury and having an anger problem

The England allrounder was cross-examined as his trial for affray moved into its fifth day in Bristol

Supreme Court approves new BCCI constitution, with a couple of key tweaks

The critical points that were rolled back were the one-state-one-vote policy, and the cooling-off period for office bearers after one term

Ian Cockbain's blistering century keeps quarter-final quest on track

Cockbain smashed 123 off 61 balls, including 96 in boundaries, to help his side reach 242 for four, Gloucestershire's best ever T20 total at Bristol

Kohli will want to square the ledger against Smith - Waugh

The former Australia captain reckons the current Indian captain is the best batsman in the world

Gayle sizzles but St Kitts fizzle out

West Indies' Under-19 heroes of 2016 - Hetmyer and Keemo Paul - combine to deliver Guyana victory under new captain Shoaib Malik

Defending champions Nottinghamshire face exit as serene Ian Bell marshals victory

The holders were handed their sixth defeat of the North Group campaign by a Bears team which remains in the qualification race thanks to a solid bowling display

Lightning threat cuts short Sussex's thunderous batting

Aaron Finch missed the match and will be absent for the next two having returned to Australia due to a family bereavement

Ed Smith insists door isn't shut to Dawid Malan after Lord's axe

National selector clarifies reasons for dropping batsman who seemed to have found his game during tough Ashes tour

Joe Clarke's innings the matchwinner as Worcestershire go top in low-scorer

The victory put Worcestershire within sight of the quarter-finals but dented Derbyshire's hopes of progressing

Heather Knight leads strong batting show to put Western Storm into finals day

Knight top-scored with 76 and shared in stands of 66 and 102 for the second and third wickets with Smriti Mandhana and Stafanie Taylor respectively

Ben Stokes "stepped in" after two men suffered homophobic abuse

Ben Stokes took to the witness stand at Bristol Crown Court and denied that he mimicked or abused two gay men and instead was protecting them and himself

Ashraful eyes Bangladesh return as ban comes to an end

Mohammad Ashraful believes he can represent Bangladesh again, with his five-year ban set to end later this week

Mominul Haque under consideration for ODI spot

BCB president Nazmul Hassan, who met Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes in Dhaka, said Mominul Haque's 182 against Ireland A may open up an unlikely spot

Ben Stokes "could have killed" someone, jury told, as allrounder begins his defence

The jury at Bristol Crown Court was instructed to find Ryan Hale not guilty of affray shortly before Stokes entered the dock for the first time

Cummins and Hazlewood out of Pakistan Tests

Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-Test series in October

Live Report - England v India, 2nd Test, Lord's

BPL chairman, BCB director Afzalur Rahman dies aged 68

Sinha had been undergoing treatment for liver cancer and kidney disease in Singapore and Thailand previously

T20I win against WI came as a surprise - Steve Rhodes

The Bangladesh coach said the team fancied winning the ODI series but he was more delighted with the effort to bounce back in the T20Is

Munro, Ramdin fire Trinbago to massive opening win

St Lucia stumble to their 12th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL 2016

Sangakkara, SLC laud Pallekele spectators' clean-up act post match

This is the same venue where play had to be stopped last year when spectators threw empty bottles onto the ground as India closed in on victory

Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali big winners on PCB awards night

In the five Tests Pakistan played over the last one year, Abbas left a lasting impression, picking up 30 wickets at an average of 15.50

Test-match line and length worked for us - Thisara

The allrounder explains Sri Lanka's odd but effective bowling plan which helped them squeeze out a three-run victory over South Africa

Cobb stars again as Northants finally break duck

Josh Cobb followed up his century against Birmingham as Northants finally found something to smile about

Myburgh's long farewell piles on agony for Hampshire

Latham toughs it out as Jets go top

Nothing comes easy for Durham but they keep winning and now find themselves top of North Group

Prolific form revives Ian Bell's thoughts of England comeback

The 36-year-old is enjoying an outstanding domestic season and England's middle-order remains fragile

England bank on Baby Boom to reinvigorate long-term Test prospects

The Test readiness of England's rookies is perhaps secondary to the sense of purpose that their inclusions project

Tammy Beaumont brings relief for injury-hit Vipers

Suzie Bates was part of a strong opening stand and then picked up four wickets to help secure the win

Kohli demands 'composure', not 'aggression' from his batsmen

After failing to "cross the line" in the series opener, the India captain said greater application in the first 30 balls could turn the tide for India's frontline batsmen

Ben Stokes felt "under threat of immediate attack" moments before brawl

In a written statement read out in court, Stokes said he believed others involved in the fight had "demonstrated a willingness to use weapons in attacking people"

Joe Root deflects captaincy praise onto team-mates and eyes consistency

The England captain said victory in a tight Test brings "masses of confidence" but is looking for further improvement from his side

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