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Alastair Cook, Dan Lawrence fifties put Essex in dominant position

Essex claim one wicket before the close after setting Warwickshire 401 to win

World Cup over, England's cricketers to head for Ashes training camp

Squad prepare to change format with Ireland Test on horizon, but key players will be rested after World Cup exertions

Amar Virdi claims 14 wickets for the match as Surrey crush Nottinghamshire

Surrey off-spinner adds six wickets to eight from first innings as Notts sink to another heavy defeat

Sharing World Cup 'something that should be considered' - New Zealand coach

Kane Williamson says it was "a real shame that the tournament was decided in the way it was" after defeat on boundary countback

Fakhar Zaman signs up for Blast stint at Glamorgan

Pakistan opener replaces injured Shaun Marsh for first eight games of tournament

Khaled Mahmud set to be Bangladesh's temporary coach

"The board will confirm the decision in a couple of days," Akram Khan, the chairman of the cricket operations committee, said

Kane Williamson, Ben Stokes reach career-high ODI ranking points

Chris Woakes and Matt Henry also break into the top 10 for ODI bowlers

Should England have got five, and not six, for overthrows?

The laws raise the question as to whether England were awarded one run too many with Stokes and Rashid having not crossed when the throw was released

World Cup final viewing figures compete with 2005 Ashes after free-to-air return

The final, which was simulcast by Sky and Channel 4, was the first England game on free-to-air TV since the 2005 Ashes

Umpires made 'error of judgement' with overthrows - Taufel

The former umpire said only five runs should have been rewarded to England for the overthrow that hit Ben Stokes' bat and ran to the boundary

'Glad the guys look up to me and trust me to do it' - Jofra Archer

England fast bowler credits team-mates' support after 'the best two months' of his life

Boundary countback rule 'tough to swallow' - Williamson

New Zealand captain says it's tough to process losing the World Cup in such a fashion after scores were tied at end of each innings and in the Super Overs

Nerve, skill, errors: how the greatest ODI finish played out

You couldn't have scripted the end of the World Cup final better and it will take a long time to make sense of it. But here's an attempt

Epic final tied, Super Over tied, England win World Cup on boundary count

Jofra Archer, and England, held their nerve in the World Cup's first Super Over finish to claim the trophy for the first time

Matthew Wade a likely addition in smaller Ashes squad

The Australia wicketkeeper-batsman maintained his prolific current run by clouting 114 against the England Lions on the day of the World Cup final at Lord's

Gaikwad, Gill and Saini make it 2-0 for India A

Navdeep Saini's five-wicket haul broke West Indies A's back in the chase

Eoin Morgan hopes World Cup epic leaves legacy for English cricket

The grandstand finish, with England winning in last-gasp drama, was beamed into millions of home at primetime

'He's almost superhuman' - Eoin Morgan lauds extraordinary Ben Stokes

England captain forever grateful to Stokes for his efforts in both the run chase and the Super Over that helped England secure their first World Cup

Wade, Head lead strong Australian batting display

The pair add 219 for the fourth wicket after the visitors were sent in to bat under overcast skies against a competent attack

'It just wasn't going to be today' - Kane Williamson

It wasn't just about one more run, but a lot of small bits that could have gone the other way, says the New Zealand captain

Elation and heartbreak after Super Over for the ages

It was a World Cup final to beat all World Cup finishes, and even at the end of it, there was almost no winner

'I thought I'd seen everything in cricket' - Jos Buttler

I think I'll be apologising to them for the rest of my life, says Ben Stokes about the four overthrows off his bat in the final over

Haynes shrugs off quad issue ahead of women's Ashes Test

Left-hander retired on 47 during the warm-up game against the England Academy with tightness but declared she will be fine for Thursday's Test in Taunton

Essex in charge after Peter Siddle runs through Warwickshire

Australia seamer helps run through Warwickshire before Essex build on first-innings lead of 84

Toby Roland-Jones to the fore once again as Middlesex strengthen grip

Middlesex claim 213-run lead which is then stretched past 400 through Sam Robson, John Simpson fifties

Joe Denly hundred sends Ashes message as Kent fight back

Joe Denly and Daniel Bell-Drummond put on double-century stand after Darren Stevens' five-for

Rushworth and Raine put Durham in charge as ball dominates

Durham were relentless in their bowling effort, refusing to allow the visitors to get a foothold in their innings

Bavuma's hundred puts Northants in control

The South African batsman scored 134, his second hundred in consecutive games, as the visitors recovered from 126 for 4 to reach 342

Dane Vilas leads Lancashire plunder as Sussex face test of character

Captain's unbeaten hundred sees Lancashire declare on 494 for 6 and set about pursuit of victory

Somerset stumble under weight of Yorkshire's runs

Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Harry Brook scored centuries before the Yorkshire attack made early inroads

Virdi bags career-best eight in magnificent comeback

The offspinner, who has been sidelined all season, made a massive mark on his return to the side as Nottinghamshire stumbled towards another defeat

Ervine, Williams help Zimbabwe level T20I series

Together, the pair added 111, a Zimbabwean record for any wicket in T20Is, in just 10 overs to end a disappointing tour on a high

Gary Ballance brings up another century as Yorkshire start well against Somerset

Tom Kohler-Cadmore unbeaten on 77 as hosts end opening day on 282 for 3

Live Report - England v New Zealand, final

Follow all the live updates, analyses and chatter of the World Cup 2019 final here

Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich part ways with Kolkata Knight Riders

Under the duo, KKR made three straight playoffs from 2016 to 2018

Dawid Malan lays foundation for Middlesex before Tom Helm wrecks Glamorgan

Malan's 166 leads visitors to total of 384, Helm takes 4-8 as Glamorgan fall to 25 for 4 in reply

Matt Parkinson, Glenn Maxwell run through Sussex as Lancashire remember Jack Bond

Parkinson claims 6-23 as Maxwell bounces back from World Cup exit with 4-41 to bowl Sussex out for 127

Joe Leach, Charlie Morris keep Durham at bay on rain-affected first day

Ned Eckersley, Ben Raine lead recovery effort as hosts close on 122 for 6 against Worcestershire

Felix Organ celebrates maiden first-class century as Hampshire batsmen edge Kent

Organ shares strong partnerships with fellow opener Ian Holland and Rilee Rossouw

Will Rhodes five-for tears through Essex batting line-up

Warwickshire seamer claims career-best 5 for 17 after Essex make strong start, led by Alastair Cook

R Ashwin claims six wickets but Nottinghamshire still have it all to do with the bat against Surrey

Ashwin claims 6-69 as Surrey are bowled out for 220, but Notts end first day on 20 for 1

It all comes down to this, and it had to be an England-New Zealand World Cup final

The nearly-est of nearly-men throughout tournament history and one of them will lift the trophy at long last

Underdogs? Can win regardless of breed - Williamson

New Zealand captain is happy to accept England should be seen as favourites

Eoin Morgan relaxed about Lord's pitch that 'looks greener than it is'

Surface may be biggest possible leveller for final in which England are favourites

Pubudu Dassanayake says he lost 'freedom' to work after USA secured ODI status

'The more I stay at the moment with the new staff coming in, when they have different ideas and I have a different idea, it's hurting the team.'

Familiarity breeds contentment as Morgan comes home for final

Happily for England's captain, venues don't get any more familiar than the ground at which he has been playing for Middlesex since he was 16 years old

Bancroft, Labuschagne get chances for Ashes bid

Carey's made a compelling case to be considered as a specialist batsman, even as Smith and Warner are set for Test return

An Ashes campaign amid boos and questions

Australia's improved behaviour will have little impact on the jeering Smith and Warner could face during the series, and on the questions still being asked about Sandpapergate

Langer pinpoints costly loss of Khawaja with eye on the Ashes

Reflecting on Australia's semi-final defeat, the coach acknowledged that the likes of Maxwell and Stoinis would be disappointed with how their World Cups had gone

World Cup final tickets being offered for resale at £16,000

On Friday morning, two seats in the Compton Stand were on sale on StubHub for more than 50 times their original price

USA coach Pubudu Dassanayake resigns, Kiran More to take charge

Kiran More, the new director of cricket, will take charge of the team alongside a group of advisors including Sunil Joshi and David Saker

No one is more frustrated than I am - Guptill

The New Zealand opener has been searching for runs, but after pulling off a miracle run-out to put his team in the final, he's ready to put his poor form behind him

Rashid to captain Afghanistan across formats, Asghar appointed his deputy

The changes come after Afghanistan lost all their World Cup 2019 matches under Gulbadin Naib, who had taken charge just before the tournament

Paul Stirling hits whirlwind 83* off 36, hands Ireland 1-0 advantage

Craig Ervine and Sean Williams helped Zimbabwe post 132 in the 13-over game, but Ireland won with 2.1 overs to spare

Adil Rashid finds 'snap' after shoulder injury to restore confidence in his googly

Legspinner admits ability to bowl his variations had been hampered but now hopes to be "back to his best"

Australian thoughts turn to Ashes as World Cup trio join squad to face Lions

Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh have been added to the squad for Sunday's four-day game at Canterbury

Shane Getkate's calm fortitude in the face of adversity

The 27-year-old Ireland allrounder overcame a heart condition and injuries on his way to earning debuts in the ODI and T20I formats this year

I did not demand to be included in World Cup squad - de Villiers

De Villiers confirmed he had spoken to Faf du Plessis two days before South Africa picked their squad but was not trying to 'force' his way

World Cup Central: World Cup v Wimbledon v F1

Catch all the buzz from around the World Cup in one place

Kumar Dharmasena to umpire final despite Jason Roy controversy

Sri Lankan to stand in second World Cup final alongside Marais Erasmus

'Needed a solid batsman out there in middle order' - Shastri

India coach says if there was enough time, they could have tried Mayank Agarwal as an opener with KL Rahul dropping back to the middle order

England's previous World Cup campaigns - Best to Worst

England could end a 44-year wait for the World Cup on Sunday. Here we rate their failed attempts from least-worst to the absolute pits…

Iyer, Khaleel overwhelm West Indies A in tour opener

Shreyas Iyer's enterprising 77 anchored India A's 190 before Khaleel Ahmed's three-for helped seal a 65-run win

'Playing in a World Cup final seemed laughable after 2015 exit' - Morgan

England captain urges team to play final in the bold style that got them there

Australia choose worst time to put in 'worst performance' of the World Cup

Aaron Finch admits his side were simply 'outplayed' by England

Jason Roy avoids suspension after outburst against umpires

England opener fined 30% of his match fees in addition to being handed two demerit points

Jason Roy caps bowlers' onslaught as England blaze a trail to World Cup final

England banished the angst and restored the roar that had carried the side to the top of the world ODI rankings

Channel 4 to screen World Cup final free-to-air after agreement reached with Sky

England's first appearance in the men's cricket World Cup final since 1992 will be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK

Dhoni should have come in to bat earlier - Gavaskar

The former India captain said there had been a lot of "baffling" decisions by the team management, including how Rayudu and Rahane had been handled.

Lewis Gregory to captain England Lions against Australia A

Sam Hain and Sam Curran drafted into squad after injuries to Ben Duckett and Saqib Mahmood

'Knew we deserved to be here, wanted to prove it' - Taylor

The match spilling into a second day made the New Zealander lose sleep, but he remained confident about the total they got given the conditions on offer

County Diary: Ollie Pope and Sam Billings eye comebacks as Blast looms large

Plus Joe Denly's return to form, getting shirty for the T20, and a final-day farce at Arundel

Virat Kohli 'heartbroken' after batting failure wrecks India's World Cup campaign

India captain defends middle-order after spirited comeback, but there's no way back following aggressive New Zealand attack

Live Report - Australia v England

ESPNcricinfo's live updates and analysis on the Australia v England semi-final

England hope to keep ambition alive in historic rematch with old enemy

The hosts have got their mojo back since the group meeting between these sides but Australia know all about the pressure of knockout matches

Dom Bess joins Yorkshire for ten Blast games

Somerset let offspinning allrounder leave on loan for T20 campaign, but hope to keep him permanently

'Not good for a team environment' - Morgan unhappy with Pietersen criticism

Not necessary for critics to be constructive, says the England World Cup captain of his former team-mate's analysis

Australia A rout Sussex to get Ashes preparation off to a winning start

Marcus Harris, Joe Burns and the bowlers star as Australia A and Test captain Tim Paine says they are striving for results in the tour matches leading into the Ashes series

Haseeb Hameed fifty leads Lancashire hold out against spirited Northants

Workmanlike resistance stretches Lancs' lead over second-placed Glamorgan to seven points

Afghanistan pacer Aftab Alam handed one-year suspension

Fast bowler hauled up for disciplinary breaches during the 2019 World Cup

Williamson all praise for 'world class' Santner

New Zealand captain says key to their victory was in identifying 240-250, and not 300, as a competitive total

Dobell: Trophies matter and this England side needs to win one

'This semi-final didn't need any more on it, but having Australia as opponents has provided it anyway'

New Zealand in final despite thrilling Jadeja-Dhoni counter-attack

Matt Henry and Trent Boult reduced India to 5 for 3 in their chase of 240, but they fought back remarkably only to fall narrowly short

Ollie Robinson fifty seals Kent win over teetering Surrey

Alec Stewart warns Surrey are in danger of heading 'in the wrong direction' of the Championship

George Balderson to captain England U19s in tri-series

Lancashire all-rounder leads 16-man squad to face India and Bangladesh

'Forty-five minutes of bad cricket' knocked us out - Kohli

The India captain said the 'skill level' of New Zealand's bowlers 'made life very difficult for the batsmen'

Ben Raine five-for hands Durham victory over Leicestershire

Seamers take seven wickets in extended post-lunch session as Durham stay in hunt for promotion

Ravi Rampaul grabs four wickets as Derbyshire beat Worcestershire by 82 runs

Callum Ferguson's maiden Championship century is in vain as visitors bounce back

Mark Wood pens new Durham deal

England fast bowler commits to county until end of 2022 season

Alex Hales let down 'myself, friends, family, team-mates'

Nottinghamshire batsman apologised to county team-mates after 21-day recreational drugs ban

Burns returns with century before Australia A bowlers blast through Sussex

Openers leaves Australia's selectors with a quandary while James Pattinson, Jackson Bird and Jon Holland bag three wickets each

Ben Stokes fired up for 'redemption' shot in semi-final against Australia

In the "most important game" of his career Ben Stokes is hoping to continue his excellent form with bat and ball

Peter Handscomb 'definitely in', Marcus Stoinis fit - Justin Langer

The Australia coach said both Handscomb and Stoinis would feature in the XI for the semi-final against England

Edgbaston set for sparse attendance after ticketing confusion

Despite England playing one of their most important games in history, there seems a good chance there may be many empty seats on Thursday

Rob Keogh guides Northants second dig to keep Lancashire under the pump

Northants overcame a top-order wobble to build on their 127-run lead on first innings

Sophie Molineux called into Australia Women's Ashes squad

The spinner had been continuing recovery from shoulder surgery at end of Australian season

Future after Inzamam's stint? 'I don't care,' says Imam-ul-Haq

Inzamam-ul-Haq's tenure as chief selector has ended, leading to speculation about the future of the young Pakistan opener

Billy Stanlake ruled out of Derbyshire T20 stint

Australia quick Billy Stanlake withdraws from county spell after scan detects minor injury

Australia a great team, 'but we're a different sort of animal' - Liam Plunkett

Set to retain his place in the XI, the pacer says the previous England sides he's been a part of lacked belief

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