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Varun Chopra's career-best too much for Somerset

Netherland seamer Shane Snater was the star with the ball as he claimed 5 for 60

Babar Azam ruled out of tour with fractured forearm

Babar was on 68 when he was struck by a short ball from Ben Stokes and retired hurt

Michael Carberry axed as Leicestershire captain following review

Paul Horton has been named as his replacement across all formats

Williamson hails Sunrisers' hard scrap

Sunrisers' captain underlined the importance of banking on experience in a knockout after his side entered its second IPL final in three seasons

Pakistan's team effort builds hefty lead as England pay for mistakes

England missed crucial chances on the second day to leave themselves well behind in the opening Test

Rashid Khan gives Sunrisers another crack at CSK and IPL title

Rashid Khan single-handedly ended Sunrisers Hyderabad's four-match losing streak to beat Kolkata Knight Riders in the virtual semi-final of the IPL

Billy Godleman makes the difference as Derbyshire go top

Derbyshire survived a late assault from Tom Wells to go top of the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group with a five-run victory

All-round Joe Denly stars with Kent's highest 50-over innings

Denly collected 4 for 56 with his burgeoning legspinners to restrict Glamorgan to 274 then picked up his bat to hit an unbeaten 150 from 143 balls

Paul Stirling shows value with injury-defying hundred for Middlesex at Hove

Ireland batsman defies injury to set up emphatic victory at Hove

Andy Flower: IPL opportunity hinders players' first-class development

Flower, who will take over Andrew Strauss' duties for much of the season, also said there should be a review of the England Lions programme after poor results

Durham off the mark in rain-affected contest against Worcestershire

Durham have secured their first win in the Royal London Cup for 2018 defeating Worcestershire by nine runs

Theresa May shows better moves than Mick Jagger in earning fast-tracked MCC membership

Prime Minister fast-tracked through waiting list ahead of visit to Lord's

Pakistan seize control at Lord's as Mohammad Abbas and Hasan Ali capitalise on England's errors

England's batting once again malfunctioned in tough seaming conditions, and against a quality Pakistan attack

Devon Smith returns to West Indies Test squad after three years

The uncapped wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton is also in the squad for the Tests against Sri Lanka, while Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood and Raymon Reifer have been left out

Pakistan's Apple watches get timed out

Anti-corruption officers have sought clarification from the Pakistan team management after a couple of their players were seen wearing what appeared to be smart watches

Kevin Roberts named Sutherland's second-in-command

In the midst of a cultural review following the Newlands ball-tampering fiasco, the former NSW batsman's promotion to chief operating officer is the biggest structural change in CA's recent history

Dhananjaya de Silva withdraws from West Indies tour after father killed by gunman

Sri Lankan Police confirmed that Ranjan de Silva, Dhananjaya's father, was shot dead in Rathmalana, just south of Colombo

Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

It would mark Smith's first cricket since the ball-tampering controversy in Cape Town which led to him being stripped of the captaincy and suspended for 12 months

Former USA players Nadkarni, Shuja to contest board elections

A total of 25 candidates were announced by USA Cricket on Thursday, to stand in the new governing body's inaugural elections later this month

Ed Joyce retires and turns his mind to Ireland's future

Ed Joyce achieved that long-cherished Test cap but he will now turn his attention to a coaching and leadership role that will be central to Ireland's future

Pressure on Williamson in Sunrisers' last chance

He has led his team to four successive losses and now they face an in-form Kolkata Knight Riders on home turf in a knockout game

Kohli ruled out of Surrey stint with neck injury

The India captain will not be training for three weeks, but the BCCI is confident he will regain fitness in time for the England tour

Odean Smith picked by T&T; no takers for Roshon Primus

West Indies internationals Kirk Edwards, Sheldon Cottrell and Odean Smith were among the high-profile picks in the 2018-19 Professional Cricket League draft

KKR to face Sunrisers for spot in the final

Chasing 170, Rajasthan Royals fell behind the asking rate in the middle overs and never recovered

Australian team finds post-Newlands sponsor

Alinta Energy has signed on for four years to be the major partner for the Test, ODI and Twenty20 teams, with their logo to sit on the players' shirts, replacing Qantas

Middlesex just hold off Lloyd's retort

Glamorgan fell a metre short of forcing a tie, but such narrow margins left them without a point after three matches and at the foot of South Group

Procter's finale sinks former county with a ball to spare

A wonderfully fluctuating encounter at Wantage Road saw Northants sink Lancashire by two wickets with a ball to spare - thanks to a Red Rose old boy

Reece defies ankle injury to see Derbyshire through

Luis Reece reckoned he nearly ran out his runner, Ben Slater, about four times, but his unbeaten 92 was a triumphant end as he braved a swollen ankle

Patel hundred takes Notts to new Grace Road record

Samit Patel's 62-ball hundred heaped untold levels of suffering upon the Leicester crowd as Notts raced to new batting heights on the ground

Hodd rescue just fails after Whiteley's blast hurts Yorkshire

Andrew Hodd needed successive sixes off the last two balls to thwart Worcestershire: he could only manage one

What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?

Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016

Low-risk Rossouw logs hundred as Hampshire go top

Rilee Rossouw secured his first Hampshire century and as the pitch flattened out it all looked remarkably unhurried

Jacks adds his name to Surrey's bright young things

Will Jacks scored a maiden Surrey century in only his third first-team match to add to the sense of feelgood about Surrey's crop of young stars

Dobell: England's stagnated Test side must show progress

Joe Root enters his second season as Test captain with England having many of the same questions to answer as 12 months ago

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle

England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer

'Tired' AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has retired from international cricket, via a sudden announcement four days after completing another IPL season

England and Pakistan looking to forge new Test identity in mid-table battle

England will include debutant spinner Dom Bess and Jos Buttler at No. 7, while Pakistan face a decision over their third seamer

Work, learn, play: when the best in women's T20 mix and mingle

The camaraderie - and needle - in the lead-up to the women's exhibition T20 match in Mumbai is at a high; so is the desire to grow the game and share cricketing knowledge

Belinda Clark, Kyle Coetzer and Mike Hesson appointed to ICC committee

Their first assignment will be the ICC's annual meeting in Mumbai later this month, to discuss the playing conditions for the Test Championship in 2019 and the scrapping of the toss, among other topics

Faf du Plessis to his team-mates: "How did we win this, guys?"

CSK's match-winner said he specifically targeted Carlos Brathwaite since his normal-pace deliveries and slower balls weren't too different

We backed Carlos with his death bowling - Williamson

The Sunrisers Hyderabad captain refused to blame his bowlers for the loss against Chennai Super Kings, and instead suggested his side may have been 15-20 runs short

BCB considering separate coaches for Tests and limited overs

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said the candidates the board has spoken to are "not interested" in taking charge of the Test side

SLC announces 2017 profits of over USD 13.5 million

There is however a caveat, with the board's financial stability contingent on the SL government playing the remainder of what is owed for the Hambantota stadium

Andrew Strauss urges England: 'Embrace radical change or accept also-ran status'

England teams haven't been good enough overseas for 40 years, says ECB director

Andrew Strauss puts family first as he takes break as director of England cricket

Andrew Strauss has announced he is to take an extended break from the game as wife steps up treatment for cancer

Steve Rhodes earns redemption after Worcestershire sacking with new county scout role

Former director of cricket at Worcestershire is one of six new selection appointments, among them Marcus Trescothick and James Taylor

Faf du Plessis pulls off great escape to lead CSK into IPL final

Chasing 140 against an in-form Sunrisers attack, CSK were sinking at 62 for 6, but the South African captain took them home

Luke Wright's century helps stop Somerset bandwagon

James Hildreth continued his fine form but was unable to help chase down an imposing 342

Dominic Bess takes rapid rise in his stride as Lord's Test debut beckons

Somerset spinner set to be England's third debutant spinner in four Tests and youngest specialist finger-spinner in their history

Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq are 'big match' players - Mickey Arthur

In an era of rebuilding, Pakistan desperately need their two senior batsmen to stand up against England

KKR bank on home advantage in loser-goes-home contest

Rajasthan Royals have a 1-6 win-loss record at Eden Gardens, and might be hampered by their lack of batting depth

Mohammad Amir fit to face a pivotal moment of his career

Two years ago, Pakistan were able to shield Mohammad Amir on his Test return. Now he is very much at the forefront of their hopes

Sri Lankan players to receive pay hike

Having cut salaries last year, a now-financially stable SLC has announced a raise of 34%, after posting profits of about USD 13.5 million last year

Mason Crane passes stress test as Hampshire see off Surrey in Royal London Cup

Mason Crane claimed three wickets on his return from injury as Hampshire edged out Surrey in a rain-affected contest

NZC eyes alternative to Eden Park for cricket in Auckland

High costs of hosting games at the venue have NZC mulling a shift to a more "cricket-centric" stadium in the city's Western Springs suburb

ECB confident of 'long-term financial future' as accounts show significant dip in reserves

ECB accounts show reserves have dropped by around GBP 65 million in just two years

Kirsten meets with Mohammad Salahuddin as part of audit

The meeting was significant as it suggests that Kirsten is looking for a local coach to be involved in the set-up

ICC rep Eric Parthen defends USA Cricket registration process

Registration tied to eligibility to vote at board's inaugural elections; numbers down from previous board's, but Parthen says work will continue on building membership base through the rest of the year

Usual suspects to contest SLC elections

A host of familiar names including Thilanga Sumathipala, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Nishantha Ranatunga will contest the elections on May 31

SA inject youth power in Women's World T20 bid

Strong performances for provinces force inclusion of Mali, Lackay and Brits for England tour consisting of three championship ODIs and T20 tri-series

CSK eye direct path to seventh IPL final

Three successive losses have sucked momentum out of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now, they'll have to get it together against a side that has made the playoffs in every season

MS Dhoni, and managing chaos

By inverting his middle-order, the CSK captain created confusion. A touch of madness, perhaps, but as always there was a method to Dhoni's madness

Jos Buttler vows to play his own way after IPL form earns surprise recall to Test cricket

Stunning run of T20 form earns batsman another chance in format he still believes is 'the pinnacle'

Kirsten arrives in Dhaka for internal audit of Bangladesh team

After a series of meetings with players, coaching staff, selectors and BCB officials, he will put forward recommendations for the appointment of a full-time head coach

Ponting on Maxwell's poor IPL season: "I wish I knew why"

The Delhi Daredevils coach also explains why the team stuck with Maxwell in the XI despite repeated failures

Jeetan Patel's quartet sets up Sam Hain's century stroll

Sam Hain helped himself to a century in the Leeds sunshine after Jeetan Patel had pegged back Yorkshire's total

Desultory Pakistan have much to prove at Lord's

Mohammad Amir should be fir for the first Test and that was the most positive aspect that could be drawn from Pakistan's final workout against Leicestershire

De Grandhomme shifts to Northern Districts

The allrounder has changed domestic teams, leaving Auckland, following on from a change in address

The Hundred 'done blatantly for TV', says Graeme Swann

The ECB's proposed 100-ball format has been cooked up to fit the TV schedules, according to former England spinner Graeme Swann

Ngidi, Raina knock Kings XI out; Royals secure playoffs spot

Lungi Ngidi bowled a fiery spell of 4 for 10 to keep Kings XI to 153 before a strong and changed CSK line-up changed it down

Davies supreme on Lancashire day of records

Durham had one of their worst displays over 50 overs to leave their coach Jon Lewis rueing a day that began badly and got worse

Hildreth is Taunton's darling once more as hits career-best

James Hildreth added a 50-over hundred to two already logged in the Championship in a memorable start to the season for the Somerset stylist

Stirling's best stirs a sylvan setting

Radlett basked contentedly in the May sunshine, but Paul Stirling ensured that there was mayhem on the field

Wakely finds release from testing start to the season

Northants have singularly failed to live up to optimistic pre-season forecasts but they dug deep at the old Welbeck Colliery ground

Skipper Roderick ensures Gloucestershire flying start

Essex thought Ashar Zaidi had carried them to a competitive total but Gareth Roderick and George Hankins found a response

No excuses, only lessons for Rohit after Mumbai exit

The Mumbai captain rued the lack of support for Ben Cutting in the tense chase in Delhi

Daredevils knock out Mumbai, Royals dare to dream

Legspinners Amit Mishra and Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets each after Rishabh Pant scored a superb half-century

Kapp, Khaka hand Bangladesh another whitewash

Once the match was reduced to nine overs a side, the hosts defended their total of 64 with Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka picking up five wickets

Kings XI's hopes hinge on Mumbai defeat

Kings XI Punjab need to beat Chennai Super Kings to have a shot at making the playoffs, but that result matters only if Mumbai Indians have lost to Delhi Daredevils

Rajput appointed short-term Zimbabwe head coach

The former Afghanistan coach is on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on results

Mosaddek Hossain back in Bangladesh T20 squad

Batsman recalled for three T20s against Afghanistan in June

Narine, Lynn and Uthappa book KKR's playoffs spot

Kolkata Knight Riders put in yet another spirited performance to win their final league game by five wickets and consigning Sunrisers Hyderabad to their third straight loss

A Mumbai win will take them through, and eliminate Royals and Kings XI

All Mumbai Indians have to do to make the fourth and last playoff spot their own is beat bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils

Virat Kohli slams middle-order failure after RCB crash out

The RCB captain said too much had been left to AB de Villiers to achieve in a must-win game against Royals in Jaipur

Bengaluru boys knock out RCB, Royals stay alive

Shreyas Gopal's 4 for 16 and K Gowtham's all-round display sent RCB tumbling out of the tournament with a 30-run defeat in Jaipur

Mark Wood raring to make Test mark after swapping IPL for Derby

Despite his battles with injuries, the fast bowler wants to succeed in the form of the game he considers "the pinnacle" and said he had not contemplated focusing on white-ball cricket

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman lead way against modest attack

There were half-centuries for Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman and Usman Salahuddin as Pakistan enjoyed a gentle workout in Leicester

Gareth Berg's dramatic 65 from 37 steals victory for Hampshire

Allrounder Gareth Berg produced a match-winning performance as Hampshire began their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with a thrilling two-wicket win over Sussex with four balls to spare at Hove

Ross Whiteley fires as Worcestershire hold off Derbyshire

Worcestershire were celebrating their first victory of 2018 after overcoming Derbyshire by 50 runs at Blackfinch New Road in their opening Royal London One-Day Cup game

Two-divisional Championship promotes 'short-termism' - Wasim Khan

Leicestershire's chief executive has provided the clearest hint yet that the days of promotion and relegation in the County Championship could be coming to an end

Financially-challenged CWI asks SLC help to host home series

One Test from Sri Lanka's tour next month may be scrapped in favour of limited-overs internationals

Luus, Niekerk fifties hand South Africa unassailable lead

The 32-run win in Bloemfontein put the hosts one victory shy of another clean-sweep, having claimed the ODI series 5-0.

Playoffs race - Four teams, two spots after RCB crash out

ESPNcricinfo looks at how the qualification scenarios will be affected by the result of the Sunrisers-KKR game

Soumya, Sabbir back in selection spotlight

Will the selectors also persist with Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider and Mehidy Hasan after sub-par performances in the Nidahas Trophy in March?

USACA president Dainty sues David Richardson, ICC for defamation

The USACA president and a fellow board member have filed a lawsuit in New York against the ICC and its chief executive, seeking $2 million dollars in damages

Blasts kill eight people at cricket match in Afghanistan

The attack occurred around 11pm local time on Friday, as spectators had gathered at the stadium to watch the Ramadan Cup

Mohammad Hafeez in trouble over outburst against ICC process for calling suspect actions

The PCB has issued a show cause notice to the 37-year old allrounder for questioning the ICC's system of finding players with suspect actions

USA Cricket inaugural elections postponed

Elections for USA Cricket, the national governing body seeking to replace the expelled USA Cricket Association as the ICC's member board in America, have been put back to May 29

Jonny Bairstow ready for challenge of batting No. 5 and keeping wicket

Jonny Bairstow said was "proud" to be asked to move up England's Test batting order

Gary Ballance given time off by Yorkshire for 'personal reasons'

Yorkshire's captain was missing for the Royal London Cup game against Durham at Chester-le-Street, Steve Patterson leading the side in his absence

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