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Levi's muscle not enough as Hales swings Notts ahead

Nottinghamshire Outlaws claimed their second NatWest T20 victory in as many days after defeating Northants Steelbacks by 12 runs under the DLS method

Raj eyes World Cup glory in hope of brighter future

India captain Mithali Raj hoped on the eve of the final that an Indian win would inspire young girls in the country to take up the sport, and serve as the catalyst for a women's IPL

Honesty the best policy for 'tougher' England

Heather Knight termed the last 18 months "manic" as England turned around their fortunes following last year's World T20

Lord's sellout caps pioneering tournament

This Women's World Cup has been watched by over 50 million people and will provide a benchmark for future tournaments

Drum to add festive touch at Lord's finale

MCC makes exception for Bharat Army after consulting with ICC

Hemang Amin appointed COO of IPL

The BCCI has named Hemang Amin as the new Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Premier League

India's chance to spur a revolution

While England are on a seven-match winning streak, India have overcome a mini-slump to topple New Zealand and Australia on their way to the grand finale at Lord's

India batsmen tune up for Galle with runs

Virat Kohli was the only batsmen to make fifty plus, while Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha all crossed 30 before retiring out

Rahul 'nervous' about Test comeback

The India opener hit a fifty in his first competitive fixture in four months, but doubts persist after a serious shoulder injury

Australia players offer A$30 million for grassroots

But the pay dispute hit a new problem as Cricket Australia sends a revised MoU that has no mention of revenue sharing

Champions Northants sneak home in rain-hit finale

Northamptonshire ended Leicestershire's 100 per cent record in this year's NatWest T20 Blast with a two-run Duckworth/Lewis win at Grace Road

Wessels hundred caps Trent Bridge night of records

A record Notts score, a first Notts century in T20 - by Riki Wessels - and the biggest T20 crowd ever seen at Trent Bridge: quite a night as they squeezed out local rivals Derbyshire

Surrey take London derby after Pietersen panto

Surrey overcame London rivals Middlesex in the NatWest Blast by 15 runs in front of a full house at the Kia Oval after a run-out mishap involving Kevin Pietersen

Bopara's four wickets take Essex off bottom

Dan Lawrence's NatWest T20 Blast best of 47 helped Essex thrash top-of-the-table Hampshire with six overs to spare

Willey hits form with the bat to sink Birmingham

England star David Willey tormented Birmingham with the bat to ensure a Yorkshire victory

World Cup was a learning curve - SL women's coach

Hemantha Devapriya said that competing with the top countries was an invaluable experience even though Sri Lanka came home with only one win in seven matches

'WBBL stint has transformed Harmanpreet'

India captain Mithali Raj pointed to Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana's inputs on Australia players, courtesy their WBBL stints, as being key to plotting Australia's downfall in the semi-final in Derby

'I wanted to prove myself' - Harmanpreet

Facing the world champions, in the semi-final of the Women's World Cup, brought the best out of Harmanpreet Kaur

Panel to recommend next SA coach misses deadline, given extension

A five-man panel, appointed to recommend a candidate for South Africa head coach, has been given an extension till the end of the ongoing England tour after failing to meet the July 21 deadline

Vaas takes over from Ramanayake as bowling coach

The former fast bowler will guide Sri Lanka's pace attack for the series against India

Chandimal ruled out of Galle Test

The 27-year old has been diagnosed with pneumonia; Rangana Herath likely to lead

India ready to embrace a defining moment

India have played in front of the two previous sellout crowds at the World Cup, but the final at a packed Lord's will be a whole new experience

Australia's supremacy challenged: now what next?

There does not need to be panic from Australia after their semi-final exit, but there are a few areas of concern and chief among them is Meg Lanning's fitness

USA to play T20s against CPL franchises

Two Caribbean Premier League squads will play warm-up fixtures against the USA men's team in the build-up to this year's pair of CPL double-headers in Florida

Did Srinivasan, Shah 'hijack' crucial BCCI meeting?

The Committee of Administrators had complained to the Supreme Court that N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah acted against the BCCI's efforts to reform. Was it right?

Shahzaib hearing resumes after 49-day adjournment

Updates of the player hearings conducted by the tribunal investigating the corruption allegations in the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Kuldeep, Jadeja rip through SL Board President's XI

Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav scythed through Sri Lanka Board President's batting to bowl them out for 187, before India finished the first warm-up day at 135 for 3

CA-ACA MoU compromise falls over

Talks involving the CEOs of Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association had been progressing slowly over the last week but the tentative deal has broken down

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down

Morne Morkel is savouring every moment back in international career after his serious back injury but believes his career is 'nearly finished'

Unemployed Australians to 'face the music'

Australia's vanquished tournament favourites return home to the uncertainty of unemployment and the questions of a nation that expected them to be lifting the World Cup

Kaur's 171* sets up final against England

Harmanpreet Kaur's 171 not out off 115 balls razed Australia and vaulted India into their second World Cup final

MacGill ends legal case against Cricket Australia

Former Australia legspinner Stuart MacGill has reached an out-of-court agreement over a pay dispute with Cricket Australia

Parkinson helps Leicestershire to four wins on the bounce

North group leaders Leicestershire made it four wins out of four, all away from home, in the NatWest T20 Blast when they beat Durham by 27 runs at Chester-le-Street.

Archer's best ends Hampshire's unbeaten run

Jofra Archer recorded his career best Twenty20 figures to help Sussex end Hampshire's unbeaten start to the Natwest T20 Blast

McCullum stirs to fire up Middlesex's season

Brendon McCullum stirred and suddenly Middlesex's NatWest Blast season was alive again as they saw off Kent at Richmond

Kevin Pietersen feels the love on his English return

He coughed and spluttered, but then Kevin Pietersen was riding the wave as a capacity crowd at The Oval lapped up the start of his valedictory tour of England in the NatWest Blast

ICC clears Eranga's bowling action

Shaminda Eranga's action has been cleared after it was found illegal a little more than a year ago

Godleman's best good enough for Derbyshire

Billy Godleman struck his best Twenty20 score to keep Derbyshire near the top of North Group with a victory at New Road

Kohli basks in 'iconic' Sri Lanka memories

India's win over Sri Lanka in 2015 set the template for the team's success since then, said Virat Kohli

Miller bolsters Glamorgan in packed Blast schedule

Glamorgan have signed South African international batsman David Miller as an overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign

Samaraweera not to continue as batting consultant

The BCB has decided not to continue with Thilan Samaraweera as Bangladesh's batting consultant

Westley, Malan named in 13-man England squad

Essex's Tom Westley will make his Test debut at No.3 in the third Test against South Africa at The Kia Oval next week, after being named as a direct replacement for Gary Ballance in a 13-man squad

Herath leapfrogs Ashwin to second place

Hashim Amla, who scored fifties in each innings in Trent Bridge, returned to the top ten rankings for Test batsmen

A-plus BPL players can choose their teams

All players of category A-plus in the Bangladesh Premier League - including the local talent - have been given the right to choose the franchises they will play for in the upcoming season

Bracewell to step down as Ireland's head coach

Cricket Ireland's CEO Warren Deutrom confirmed the decision to part ways with Bracewell was 'mutual'

Six-hitting Pietersen back in style for Surrey

Kevin Pietersen made a grand return for Surrey in the NatWest Blast in front of 23,000 at Kia Oval, but not without an immediate injury worry

Michael Lumb forced to retire due to ankle injury

Michael Lumb, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, has been forced to retire with immediate effect because of an ankle injury.

Defending champs brace for resurgent India

A rousing victory against New Zealand in their last league match will give India a measure of belief as they head into a semi-final against a dominant Australia side that seems to have all bases covered

Wood given all clear after scans on heel

Mark Wood has been passed fit for the third Test against South Africa with scans clearing him of injury after he had reported soreness in his left heel

Shastri wants focus back on players after recent episodes

After the protracted saga preceding his own appointment as the new India coach, Ravi Shastri is eager for the focus to shift to his players and their cricket

Ashwin compares Chennai Super Kings comeback to Munich air disaster

R Ashwin has waded into controversy by comparing Chennai Super Kings' return to the IPL fold to Manchester United's recovery from the horrific plane crash at Munich in 1958

Cremer proud despite 'rollercoaster of emotions'

Zimbabwe's captain said the team had chinks to work out - particularly with their bowling - and hoped this performance would get them the regular cricket needed for that

Pay war damage already done - Johnson

Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson believes relations between players and Cricket Australia will take a long time to heal after difficult negotiations over the MoU

England hold nerve in thriller to make final

Sarah Taylor's half-century and Jenny Gunn's cameo unbeaten 27 helped England fight nerves and a full-blown batting collapse to progress to their fifth World Cup final

Dickwella, Gunaratne star in record chase

Sri Lanka pursued 388 - the highest successful chase on the island - with fifties from Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne

'India can beat Australia' - Chopra

The former India captain believes that Australia's confidence is the only thing which will be missing in the Indian line-up

Gloucestershire go joint top after Kent collapse

Kent looked bound for victory at Canterbury until Tom Smith and Thisara Perera turned the tables for Gloucestershire with three-wicket spells

Ballance ruled out of third Test with broken finger

Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.

"We can reach a deal without drama" - PCA confident ahead of England pay talks

There is presently no likelihood of English cricket suffering the sort of conflict currently being experienced in Australia, according to the chief executive of the PCA, David Leatherdale

Dickwella asked me to keep talking to him - Gunaratne

Asela Gunaratne was the go-to man on Tuesday - for Niroshan Dickwella, with whom he put on 121, and for captain Dinesh Chandimal

'Shouldn't have taken anyone on face value' - Vinod Rai

CoA chairman Vinod Rai has stated he did not have the "foggiest idea" about the total breakdown in talks between Indian captain Virat Kohli and former India coach Anil Kumble

Bharat Arun named India bowling coach, Bangar assistant coach

India's support staff have been given two-year contracts extending until the end of the 2019 World Cup

When underdogs came painfully close

In the wake of Zimbabwe's defeat to Sri Lanka, after being in control for the best part of five days, we look at other instances where underdogs have fumbled positions of strength

'Disruptive elements' stalling Lodha reforms - Rai

In an interview with ESPNcricinfo, Vinod Rai, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, believes the BCCI is running out of time in its objections to the Lodha reforms

Pressure on England to do the running

The hosts have the weight of expectation on them, but also a batting line-up that has been in sensational form

Where the BCCI stands on major Lodha reforms

A year after a Supreme Court verdict directing the implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms, the BCCI has worked on a few suggestions, while resisting the major changes

Shastri recommends Bharat Arun for India bowling coach

India's new head coach Ravi Shastri has recommended to the BCCI that Bharat Arun be appointed the bowling coach

We were in control from the toss to the last ball - du Plessis

South Africa's returning captain lauded his team's character after they responded to the heavy defeat at Lord's with a crushing victory

England routed as South Africa surge to series-levelling win

The excellence of South Africa's pace attack turned the Trent Bridge Test into a rout as England were dismissed in only 44.2 overs

Root shocked by Vaughan condemnation of England's 'lack of respect' for Test cricket

Michael Vaughan, Joe Root's boyhood hero, has branded England's batting "appalling" and suggested it was born from "a lack of respect" for the values of Test cricket.

Ballance faces X-ray after sustaining blow to left index finger

Gary Ballance is to have an X-ray on his left index finger after sustaining a blow on it when batting on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge Test

West Indies stars offered 'temporary amnesty' by board

With the cricket board officially offering 'temporary amnesty' to players who do not fit their selection criteria, the likes of Gayle, Pollard and Narine could be back as early as next month

England seal eight-wicket win in learning disability final

England's Learning Disability team have sealed a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Australia in the final of the INAS Tri-Series at Neston Cricket Club

Karunaratne urges positivity over survival

Seeing out Graeme Cremer and staying positive will reverse a little pressure and bring a mammoth 388 target within reach, according to Dimuth Karunaratne

Raza credits Klusener for batting revival

Raza also acknowledged continuity, a theory endorsed by head coach Heath Streak and chief selector Tatenda Taibu, for their recent upswing

Afghanistan A replace Australia A in tri-series

Afghanistan A will be replacing Australia A, who had pulled out of the tour of South Africa over the ongoing pay dispute with their board

Mendis solid, SL need 218 on final day

Graeme Cremer stuck himself into Sri Lanka's flesh on the fourth day, first making a stubborn 48 from No. 9, then claiming two wickets, as Zimbabwe dismissed three Sri Lankan batsmen in their defense of 388

Dhawan to replace injured Vijay for Sri Lanka

An injury in the right wrist has ruled M Vijay out of the upcoming Sri Lanka Tests

Buttler's cool caps Parkinson's impressive debut

A measured unbeaten 42 off 37 balls from Jos Buttler helped Lancashire reel in a 153 target to end Derbyshire's winning start to the NatWest T20 Blast

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474

South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

Prolific Ingram inspires Glamorgan to last-ball epic

Colin Ingram blazed his way to a second century in the space of eight days as Glamorgan clinched a five-wicket NatWest T20 Blast victory over Essex in a run-fest at Chelmsford

Ramprakash calls for patience as England display red-ball shortcomings

The increased prioritisation of T20 cricket might be a contributory factor in England's top-order issues, according to their batting coach, Mark Ramprakash.

ODI series win helped us mentally - Waller

Malcolm Waller believes confidence bred by the ODI series victory has bled into the Tests as well

Gloom for Middlesex as Somerset end losing run

Somerset claimed their first win of the NatWest T0 Blast campaign by plundering 207 for 9 at Uxbridge and then restricting Middlesex to 186 for 7 in reply

Ronchi turns on the Bears on Edgbaston return

Luke Ronchi returned to Edgbaston in style to help preserve Leicestershire's unbroken record

Pitch eased out during Zimbabwe revival - SL coach

The soft ball turned less sharply off the pitch and the Khettarama surface itself has become easier to bat on, according to Sri Lanka's interim head coach Nic Pothas, thus allowing Zimbabwe's revival

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse

Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

Raza and Waller stretch Zimbabwe's lead to 262

Sikandar Raza's adventurous 97 not out helped Zimbabwe recover from 59 for 5 on the third day at Khettarama

Roach returns, Reifer picked for England tour

Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to West Indies' Test squad for the series in England that begins on August 17

Raj hails resilience of 'new India'

Following the 186-run win against New Zealand in Derby, Mithali Raj has hailed her team as a "new India"

Will Sutherland chooses cricket over AFL

The 17-year-old Sutherland has chosen to accept the offer of a multi-year rookie deal with Victoria rather than nominating for the AFL draft

Australia defend 269, play India in semi-final

Australia beat South Africa by 59 runs and have set up a knockout clash with India, a team they had already beaten in the group stages of the Women's World Cup

Rudolph cut off by the Cardiff rain

The spoils were shared in Cardiff where the match was abandoned after 17.2 overs of Glamorgan's innings

Manodara 84 ensures Sri Lanka clinch thriller

Pakistan needed 16 runs in 21 balls when their last wicket fell, consigning them to two entire World-Cup campaigns without a single victory

Morris credits du Plessis' captaincy for South Africa revival

Turning a team's mood, mindset and match-day performances around can take months but Faf du Plessis was able to achieve that with his South African side in less than a week

England thrash West Indies to top table

Heather Knight led England to 220 on a slow surface before their bowlers strangled West Indies in the chase to set up a semi-final clash against South Africa

Batting heroics, Gayakwad five-for seal India's semi-final berth

Mithali Raj and Veda Krishnamurthy powered India to 265 and their bowlers put in a clinical performance to take India into the semi-final

SL should have been in a better position - Herath

The left-arm spinner warned that batting last at Khettarama 'won't be easy' and suggested Sri Lanka should have done better with the bat

BCCI does u-turn on Dravid, Zaheer appointments

The BCCI has done a u-turn on the appointments of Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant and Rahul Dravid as overseas Test batting consultant

'Lead will be a bonus' - Streak

With one eye on how difficult it will be to bat in the fourth inning in Colombo, Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak is keen on securing a first-innings lead

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