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England's bowlers battle back to restore ascendancy

England's bowlers restored their team's ascendancy after their batsmen had failed to press home a hard-earned position of dominance, as the first Test at the Gabba exploded into life

Unchanged Sri Lanka bat, Shami out with niggle

Sri Lanka won their second toss of the series and decided to bat first on what both captains reckoned was a good pitch for Test cricket

Harmanpreet extends stint at Sydney Thunder by two seasons

India's T20I captain had an impressive WBBL debut with the Sydney Thunder last season

Watling not fit to keep in first Test against West Indies

Tom Blundell is in line for a Test debut after BJ Watling was unable to prove his fitness to keep wicket in the opening match of New Zealand's season

Steyn begins shifting focus from T20 to Test cricket

The fast bowler will be rested from the Titans' next Ram Slam competition so that he can hit the nets and get overs under his belt

Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal

The Sri Lanka captain said the team is prepared to field a fifth bowler or an allrounder in keeping with their "changed" attitude to win the match

Khalid heroics takes Faisalabad home

The win took them to the semi-finals, even as Lahore Blues moved to the top of the points table

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa

Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

Seam-friendly tracks against SL the only way to prepare for SA - Kohli

The short gap between the Sri Lanka series and the South Africa tour has forced the team to get into a "game situation" as preparation for the tour, according to the India captain Virat Kohli

'Hathurusingha will be a great fit' - SLC president

Sri Lanka Cricket is ready to offer Chandika Hathurusingha the position of head coach if he has no further contractual obligations to the BCB

Vince leads the rabble's rebellion

Australian legend Matthew Hayden called England "no-hopers" and insisted he didn't know who James Vince was. You learn something new every day

Vince makes his name but Australia battle back

Mark Stoneman and James Vince added a century stand for the second wicket as England doused some of Australia's fire in the opening Ashes exchanges

CoA gives FTP nod even as BCCI fails to call SGM

The Committee of Administrators had asked the board to fix a date for the Special General Meeting ahead of the ICC conference on December 8 and 9, but there has been little movement on the matter

Stokes tweets England Ashes message

Ben Stokes, England's absent allrounder, sent a message via social media on the eve of the first Ashes Test wishing his team-mates well in their attempts to retain the urn in Australia

Doran unbeaten ton rescues Tasmania on opening day

The 20-year old showed plenty of stubbornness as South Australia's attack chipped away at the line-up, en route to taking Tasmania past 200 with a maiden first-class century

Mumbai drop Nayar for final Ranji game

A newsfile of all the developments from India's Ranji Trophy ahead of the seventh round of matches beginning November 25, 2017

Wellington sign Samit Patel for Super Smash T20

The allrounder, who was in remarkable form for Nottinghamshire in the county season, will join the team after completing his stint in the BPL

Wood still hopeful of making Ashes impact

Mark Wood has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes and has his eyes fixed on a return in Perth

FATA triumph in run fest, Lahore Blues beat Islamabad

Three centuries were scored on a frenetic day in the National T20 Cup as Lahore Blues sealed their spot in the semifinals

SA club cricketer slams record 490 in 50-over match

Shane Dadswell, an opening batsman for NWU Pukke Cricket Club, ran up 490 off 151 balls, with 57 sixes and 27 fours, to amass the highest individual score in a minor limited-overs match

History says Australia but new chapter can be written

England have not won at the Gabba in 31 years and few give them a chance on this occasion, but for all the talk Australia are not without their issues

Ashes call-up Marsh signed by Glamorgan

Shaun Marsh had weightier matters on his mind as the Brisbane Test loomed, but when it is all over he will turn his thoughts to a two-year deal with Glamorgan

Ferguson joins Sydney Thunder on three-year contract

The 33-year old will leave his former team Melbourne Renegades, with whom he spent three seasons

Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton

Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk

The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list

Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan

Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

'We've won four of the last five Ashes series' - Root

Joe Root has admitted England were given a "massive shock" by their experiences in Brisbane four years ago but believes it will be different this time

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm

Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

IPL franchises split over player retentions

While a few franchises have suggested retaining five players, others favoured utilising the right-to-match cards

Rangpur bowlers clinch thriller after Gayle's fifty boost

A combined effort from Rangpur Riders' bowling attack ensured a successful defence of 142, in a match that was decided off the last ball

Thakor career in ruins after Derbyshire release

From the moment that a Derbyshire court found Thakor guilty of sexual exposure, Derbyshire were committed to only one course of action

Butt takes Lahore Whites into semi-final

Salman Butt's unbeaten 85 carried Lahore Whites into the final four on a day that saw Peshawar and Rawalpindi eliminated

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

Wyatt's 56-ball century wipes out Australia

Danielle Wyatt recorded the first-ever century by an England batsman in women's T20Is to set up a record chase in the final T20I, a result that had no bearing on Australia's hold on the Ashes

Ariful scores Khulna's last 36 runs to pull off heist

Mahmudullah top-scored with a 44-ball 56 to help Khulna ace their 167 chase, consigning Rajshahi Kings to their fifth loss in seven games this season

Salahuddin ticks most boxes but is BCB listening?

Senior players rely on his inputs, he's been a part of a BPL and DPL winning squads and has served as assistant coach of the national team. Yet, the top job has remained elusive

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon

Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas

The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

Khaled Mahmud may coach Bangladesh temporarily

Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud is likely to step into Chandika Hathurusingha's position as the national head coach, at least on an interim basis if the BCB is unable to find a foreign coach

Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials

A new opening colleague for Warner every summer is becoming a tradition in Australian cricket and Cameron Bancroft comes to the role with strong credentials

Pre-series 'trash-talking' makes Cook 'chuckle'

The England batsman respectfully plays down the threat posed by Australia's pace attack, and scars from 2013-14 coming back to haunt the team

Stokes breaks Twitter silence to increase buzz around recall

Ben Stokes has fired his first shots of the Ashes series to increase speculation that he could be getting ready to make a return to action

Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck

Australia's vice-captain is confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test on Thursday despite facing only two throwdowns in the nets on Tuesday after hurting his neck in a fielding drill

Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner

"At the end of the day he knows he's made a mistake, and it's about him getting the respect back from his players and fellow countrymen," Australia's vice-captain said on Stokes

Prior rubbishes Lyon's 'scared' claim

Nathan Lyon has suggested Matt Prior "wanted to fly home" during the 2013-14 Ashes because he was intimidated by Mitchell Johnson

'Australia have got to back up their chat' - Vince

England's Ashes newcomers in the middle order, James Vince and Dawid Malan, are happy to let Australia do the talking in the build up to the first Test

Anthony McGrath named Essex head coach

Essex have promoted Anthony McGrath to the position of head coach as successor to Chris Silverwood

Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too

The Indian team management is understood to have asked the BCCI to prepare pitches that would serve as preparation for the South Africa tour

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins

Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

Bancroft has 'fire in belly' for Ashes debut - Klinger

'He is the most in-form batsman in Australia at the moment,' says Western Australia team-mate

Rangpur stave off Sabbir 70 to clinch narrow win

Sabbir Rahman's 70 and Nasir Hossain's fighting half century were not enough as Sylhet lost their fourth completed game in a row

Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts

At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test

England seek edge in Twenty20 future

With the Ashes lost, England would look to secure the T20I series to extend Australia's losing streak in T20 bilateral series, already stretching back to mid-2015

Kerala storm into contention after sensational win

The race for the knockouts continues to be a three-way fight between Kerala, Gujarat and Saurashtra

Batsmen, Kenroy Williams lead Barbados to 135-run win

A steady batting effort from Barbados in the first innings and seven wickets in the match from offspinner Kenroy Williams lead them to a 135-run win against Windward Islands in St Vincent

Sussex tempt back Gillespie for coach's role

Jason Gillespie thought his days in county cricket were over when his family moved out to Australia but Sussex have tempted him back with a three-year deal

Johnson, Vishaul, Permaul star in Guyana's innings win

The victory bolstered Guyana's position at the top of the table with three wins from four games

Mumbai, TN keep qualification bids alive

Newly-appointed Baroda captain Deepak Hooda made his first century of the season

Malik 54*, Hasan's 5 for 20 seal thrilling Comilla win

The four-wicket win, sealed in the last over, helped Comilla surge to the top of the points table

Karnataka, Delhi confirm passage to knockouts

Having established a massive first-innings lead, Karnataka pummeled UP with the bat again, as their openers played out an unbroken 262-run partnership

Miller, Jacobs spin Jamaica to 157-run win

Jamaica's spin duo of Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs spun a web around Leeward Islands to register a massive 157-run win in St Kitts

'Confident' Ball fit for Gabba Ashes bow

Jake Ball said he hopes he "can bounce a few Aussies out" if he wins selection for the first Test in Brisbane

Wakhare helps Vidarbha secure quarter-final berth

Offspinner finishes with match haul of 9 for 104; Goa lose eight wickets in an extended opening session on final day in Porvorim

Tim Paine keen to put 'what could have been' behind

The wicketkeeper, who is set to equal Brad Hogg's Australian record for the most Tests missed between appearances, is eager to use this chance to rewrite the story of his career

Steyn eases into comeback; Ngidi returns T20 career-best figures

A weekly round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in which Titans leapt to top of the table and Lungi Ngidi impressed with his 4 for 14 against Warriors

Knight should have been not out in first T20I - MCC

The dismissal was shrouded in confusion, Knight first being given out, then not out and then out again

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago

Brunt, Sciver make it 1-1 in T20I series

The Ashes may have been lost but England have an opportunity to inflict a fifth successive T20I series loss on Australia at home

New Perth Stadium to host England ODI in January

The limited-overs fixture at the venue is part of a compromise that will also see the Perth Scorchers play any Big Bash League home finals at the ground

Kamran helps Lahore Whites to top, Karachi Whites also win

In the day's second game, Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali completed a slender win for Karachi Whites over Peshawar

Dilruwan survives after unusual review

After being adjudged lbw Dilruwan turned around and began walking back towards the dressing room, only to turn around and ask for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball had hit him outside the line of off stump

Rahul and Dhawan carry India into lead with ease

Both openers capitalised on vastly improved batting conditions, both overhead and underfoot, to lead India's recovery on the fourth day in Kolkata

Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job

ESPNcricinfo understands that SLC and Hathurusingha have agreed verbally on a deal, and are about a week away from putting pen to paper

Tripathi's 78-ball 106 in vain as Delhi down Maharashtra by an innings

Delhi won by an innings, as none of Maharashtra's batsmen could offer much resistance except Rahul Triphati

Shardul Thakur trips up Andhra; Jagadeesan, Yo Mahesh tons give TN first-innings lead

In Vadodara, Subhranshu Senapati's century sparked Odisha's resistance against Baroda

Samson hits third ton in a row, Kerala set Saurashtra 405 target

In Suraj, Parthiv Patel's 172-ball 173 helped Gujarat finish on 601 for 4, following which Rajasthan went to stumps at 183 for 4. Elsewhere, Haryana lead by 169 in their second innings with one wicket in hand against J&K in a match destined for a result

Raina duck as UP slide and Karnataka put one foot in knockouts

In Guwahati, Assam clawed back after following on, courtesy three fifties from Rishav Das, Amit Sinha and Rajjakuddin Ahmed. They lead by 110 with three wickets in hand against Hyderabad

Jaffer 158* powers Vidarbha; Bengal, Services earn bonus-point wins

The 39-year-old stitched three strong partnerships to stretch Vidarbha's lead, while Ishan Porel's five-for helped Bengal climb to the second spot on the Group D table

Lower order rally helps Saurashtra eke out lead

Gujarat open up 297-run advantage over Rajasthan, bowlers keep Kerala in the hunt and J&K in the hunt for first-innings lead

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title

Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63

What England must do to win the Ashes

Tiring out Australia's quicks, making the Kookaburra ball move and holding their chances will be vital if England are to retain the Ashes

Better the Marsh we know - Lehmann

Shaun Marsh's ability to play match-winning innings in the past and his experience pressed his case for an Ashes selection, even as other batsmen failed to cope with the pressure of vying for a spot in the squad

'It's about runs on such pitches' - Mathews

'Fifties won't take us anywhere, we will need hundreds on this pitch, says Sri Lanka batsman

Bayliss voices concern about substandard preparation

Trevor Bayliss has called on CA and the ECB to "get together" to ensure a better standard of preparation for both teams on Ashes tours

Shehzad helps Lahore Blues edge Peshawar in thriller

A quickfire half-century from Ahmed Shehzad provided just enough for the Lahore Blues bowlers to defend in Rawalpindi

Mahedi, Rashid spin Comilla to fourth successive win

Mahedi Hasan and Rashid Khan returned combined figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs as Comilla defended 153 and rose to second on the table

Pollard and Afridi combine to flatten Rajshahi

It was Evin Lewis, though, who laid a platform for Dhaka Dynamites' big win, with 64 off 38 at the top of the order

Sri Lanka well placed to take first-innings lead

Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata

Delhi thrive after Nitish Rana's career best 174

The 23-year old batsman had wondered why he couldn't bat long in his first season of the Ranji Trophy. Now, he has a monumental score next to his name

Bengal, Vidarbha power ahead

Jaffer, Ramaswamy help Vidarbha dominate, Bengal's Abhishek Raman one short of second 150 plus score this season

Bruising Pandey double-ton flattens Uttar Pradesh

Karnataka rookie D Nischal brings up maiden first-class ton; Hyderabad enforce follow-on against Assam

'We are not here to make up the numbers' - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss has provided the clearest hint yet that Jake Ball has earned the final spot in England's XI for the Brisbane Test

Ashes won but T20I series still alive

Despite Australia having claimed the Ashes, both the hosts and England will have something to play for, especially in light of the World T20 in the Caribbean next year

England endure worrying toil as Sangha shows his promise

England almost went wicketless on their final day of action before the first Ashes Test as Jason Sangha and Matthew Short hit maiden centuries

Central Districts clinch two-wicket win in final hour

Jesse Ryder's unbeaten 31 followed half-centuries from Will Young and Ross Taylor to help defeat Otago with less than six overs to spare in pursuit of 332

SL to host India, Bangladesh for T20I tri-series in March

The series will comprise seven matches in Colombo, with each team to play each other twice before the final on March 20

Kamran, Butt fifties down FATA; Anwar Ali rips through Rawalpindi

While Lahore Whites' 213 proved to be too much for FATA, Anwar Ali's 4 for 30 meant Rawalpindi fell short of their target against Karachi Whites

Mujeeb Zadran's six-for takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final

The offspinner helped skittle Nepal for 103, and Afghanistan will now face Pakistan in the final

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