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Rashid Khan on verge of becoming fastest to take 100 ODI wickets

The Afghanistan legspinner is poised to smash the record currently held by Mitchell Starc by a huge margin

UAE all but end Zimbabwe's World Cup dream

Chasing 230 in 40 overs in a rain-affected match, Zimbabwe went into the last over needing 15, but managed only 11

'If we don't have belief there's no point turning up' - Anderson

The two things England have most enjoyed in this Test match so far have been with neither bat or ball

Gunn, Sciver and Beaumont thrash Australia

Jenny Gunn's three-wicket haul limited Australia to 149 for 8, before unbeaten half-centuries from Sciver and Beaumont powered England to an eight-wicket victory

Rain ruins second day after Williamson's record century

New Zealand's best Test batsman Kane Williamson brightened up a gloomy day in Auckland with his 18th Test hundred, passing Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor to become the country's leading century-maker

Rabada turns up heat after Elgar carries bat

Kagiso Rabada won a brief and breathless battle with David Warner on the second day in Cape Town after Dean Elgar earlier became the first player in Test history to carry his bat twice in the same year

Wet beginning to Sheffield Shield final

No play possible on day one, despite mostly clear conditions in Brisbane; overnight rain and a wet outfield get in the way at Allan Border Field

Elgar stands firm as Cummins leads Aussie revival

Pat Cummins' afternoon spell turned the tables on South Africa, after Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers had laid a very promising platform

How teams can qualify for the 2019 World Cup

Three teams still remain in contention for a place in the 2019 World Cup, though Zimbabwe no longer have their fate in their own hands

Shrubsole ruled out of England's T20 opener on Friday

During England's second warm-up match against India A on March 20 in Mumbai, Shrubsole fell awkwardly on her right shoulder while taking a catch and sustained a minor sprain

Glamorgan reveal £2.5m compensation from ECB for not staging Tests

Confirmation of Glamorgan's £2.5m payout from ECB comes ahead of an emergency meeting of county chairmen on March 26

Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer

With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE

BCCI ACU finds no evidence of Shami corruption

Hasin Jahan, the fast bowler's wife, is understood to have backtracked on her original allegation about her husband accepting money during a recent stopover in Dubai

Morgan to lead World XI in fundraising T20I

The match, against West Indies at Lord's on May 31, will raise funds towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year

SA set to miss 2017-18 transformation target

Selection questions over Temba Bavuma/Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi/Morne Morkel highlight the delicate balancing act for South Africa

Should have stayed until the 20th over - Mandhana

Despite top-scoring for India with a 41-ball 67, the opener blamed herself rather than the misfiring middle order for Thursday's defeat to Australia

Fantastic opportunity to be back with CSK - M Vijay

The India opener is looking forward to playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, his home ground, in the forthcoming IPL season

Increased interest around women's cricket has been brilliant - Perry

The Australia allrounder is thrilled at the attention the women's game has been getting over the last couple of years, and is all praise for the atmosphere she has experienced at Indian grounds

Maroof, Mir seal ODI series for Pakistan

Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table with a resounding win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the back of a half-century from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-for from offspinner Sana Mir

Mohammed Shami back in BCCI contracts list

The fast bowler has been handed a Category B contract after the BCCI's anti-corruption unit investigated allegations pertaining to the board's code of conduct and found that no further proceedings were warranted

Javeria's ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up

Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan bowl out Sri Lanka for 181 with figures of 3 for 17, completing a 69-run win in Dambulla

'Embarrassed' Bayliss points out England's technical failings

Wrecker-in-chief Trent Boult, meanwhile, especially pleased with inswinger that accounted for Ben Stokes during epic collapse

Mooney, bowlers power Australia to six-wicket win

Australia dominated again, thanks to Beth Mooney's 45, two wickets each from Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner, and India's inability to prop up Smriti Mandhana's third successive half-century

Boult, Southee and Williamson bury England

Trent Boult and Tim Southee combined to bowl England out for 58, their sixth-lowest Test total. Kane Williamson then led their batting charge with a delectable, unbeaten 91

West Indies ODI shifted after Tendulkar's appeal

The November 1 ODI has been moved to Thiruvananthapuram after leading voices in football including Tendulkar, the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters franchise, raised concerns over potential damage to the turf in the Kochi stadium

'Two critical moments in two critical games have potentially cost us' - Coetzer

While Scotland's captain rued his team's bad luck with lbw decisions, West Indies' Jason Holder pointed out that the availability, or otherwise, of the DRS was not under his control

Northern Powerhouse finally stirs into life

It has taken five attempts over two series but the North finally beat the South in the pre-season challenge match in Barbados

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer

Dominant Kamran Akmal propels Peshawar into final

Opener's 27-ball 77 sets up huge total, before bowlers suppress Karachi's steady surge to give Peshawar an opportunity to defend their crown

IPL to feature DRS for the first time

Each team will get one review per innings, and the third umpire will have access to both ball-tracking and Ultra Edge

'Need strong domestic set-up before creating women's IPL' - Raj

India's ODI captain doesn't think a women's IPL is feasible just yet, given the current depth of talent in Indian women's cricket

Remodelled Leach emerges stronger for the scrutiny

Somerset spinner in prime position to fill key England vacancy, after overcoming trauma of suspect action

Relief for West Indies, heartbreak for Scotland

The two-time champions sealed a berth in the 2019 World Cup when rain arrived with Scotland five runs short of the DLS par score

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit

ECB grants permission for concussion replacements

Medical professionals will judge whether a player is unfit to continue as the ECB takes on the thorny challenge of like-for-like replacements

Rain curtails Stokes comeback preparations

England's one floodlit training session was washed out on Wednesday, leaving Ben Stokes short of bowling practice ahead of the first Test

Steyn all but out of Australia series

The fast bowler has recovered from the heel injury that has kept him out since the New Year's Test against India, but will not get any chance to prove his fitness in a first-class game with the Titans leaving him out of their squad for the final fixture o

Stokes the key factor as Eden Park lights up

Ross Taylor has been passed fit while legspinner Todd Astle replaces the injured Mitchell Santner for New Zealand

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal

Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game

Winning six karma for good things I've done - Karthik

Dinesh Karthik, hero of the Nidahas Trophy final, said he has been working on using the crease - how to use it, where to stand and what is the right position - to make maximum use of the ball

Rashid Khan's five-for keeps Afghanistan alive

Afghanistan slipped to 54 for 5 in the chase, but eventually overcame a plucky United Arab Emirates, who lost their appetite for a fight on a stiflingly hot afternoon

Jonassen No. 1 women's bowler in ICC ODI rankings

Among the batsmen, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates overtook her counterparts Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj to claim the No. 2 spot

Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat

Pattinson missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture and will start bowling again this winter

Avoid players in draft who won't travel to Pakistan - Moin

"Hurting" after the one-run loss to Peshawar Zalmi, the Quetta Gladiators head coach lamented the loss of Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen, who had led them to the playoffs

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge

Peshawar steal one-run win, Quetta knocked out

The silly and the sublime came together in Lahore for a riveting finish as Peshawar Zalmi booked their place in the second qualifier and increased their chances of becoming back-to-back champions

'Great decision for series and Test cricket'

Having Kagiso Rabada back is "satisfying" for two reasons: he will play at Newlands and South Africa feel vindicated that inconsistent application of the ICC code of conduct has been rectified

Rabada's ban overturned, cleared to play in Cape Town

Kagiso Rabada will play in the Cape Town Test after his two-match ban for making physical contact with Steven Smith was overturned by the ICC's code of conduct appeal commissioner Michael Heron

Rashid not giving up on World-Cup slot yet

Afghanistan's path through the Super Sixes to the 2019 World Cup is a complicated one, but the legspinner wants his team to concentrate on winning their last match and then "see what happens"

Reactions to the Rabada verdict: 'Common sense prevails'

Twitter reactions to Kagiso Rabada's two-Test ban being overturned, allowing him to play in the Cape Town Test

Halsall steps down as Bangladesh assistant coach

The 49-year old cites family commitments for his decision; will step away with immediate effect

Gazi, Sunny power Dhanmondi Club into Super League

In Dhaka, Shahriar Nafees' 82 helped Agrani Bank to a six-wicket win against Rupganj, while Mohammedan signed off their DPL campaign with a hard-fought two-wicket win over Kalabagan in Savar

'Backroom noise hindering exciting Test series' - Elgar

A quiet break from cricket, after two high-quality Tests that were in the spotlight for several wrong reasons, has given the South Africa opener time to think about his faltering batting

Agar heads to Middlesex for the Blast

Middlesex feel they have signed a matchwinning all-rounder in Ashton Agar, but the move again puts a focus on the involvement of Ravi Patel

CWI offering players '$25,000 to tour Pakistan'

Cricket West Indies is offering its contracted and non-contracted players major pay hikes as an incentive to play the series of three T20 internationals in Pakistan next month

Stokes on track to be able to bowl in first Test

An untimely downpour put paid to Ben Stokes' plans for an outdoor bowl in Auckland on Monday, but he came through a five-over spell in the Eden Park indoor school

Lyon's Cape Town of contrasts

The Australia offspinner has never had conflicting memories of any other venue in the game and is hopeful the side will be able to emulate the feats of four years ago

Coughlin shoulder surgery delays Notts bow

Paul Coughlin impressed with England Lions this winter but a shoulder injury suffered in the final match of their Caribbean tour needs an operation

The battle first, then the beers for Wagner

Wagner said that playing at Eden Park gives him "goosebumps" as he prepares to face England win the day-night Test

Peterson's last over steals one-run win for New Zealand

West Indies needed five to win from the last over with six wickets in hand but offspinner Anna Peterson took two wickets and added a run-out on the penultimate ball to seal the win

Leaking 20-30 runs in the field hurt us - Taylor

Brendan Taylor blamed Zimbabwe's lapses in the field for their four-wicket defeat to West Indies even though he felt they had posted a "good total"

Jason Holder was outstanding - Law

The West Indies coach also showered praise on his side's energy and fielding, and called Brendan Taylor's century "one of the best one-day hundreds" he had seen

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup

Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history

Broad seeks that buzzing feeling after lone hours in nets

Stuart Broad is one Test wicket away from the 400 club, but knows he has much to prove after a disappointing Ashes

Stanikzai back for Afghanistan

The captain returns to action, having been cleared fit after a bout of appendicitis that kept him out of the World Cup Qualifier till now

Gubbins leads South to record score as North woes intensify

The North v South challenge has switched from the UAE to Barbados but for the North it brought a familiar story as they lost for the fourth successive time

Mitchell Starc troubled by sore calf

While Mitchell Marsh did bowl overs at half-pace as he recovered from a groin strain, a calf complaint for Starc is a concern given that he has just had numerous days to shake off residual niggles from the first two Tests

'We have confidence in T20s now, like in Tests and ODIs' - Mushfiqur

Despite their impressive performance in the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh's wicketkeeper said they "haven't become a T20 side of caliber yet"

McClenaghan replaces injured Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad

The Australia fast bowler is suffering from a back problem and will miss the entire IPL season

SL pick teenager Dilhari for ODIs; Atapattu returns as captain

Atapattu will take over the captaincy from Inoka Ranaweera for the upcoming home ODIs against Pakistan

Sydney Thunder rope in Bond as head coach

The 42-year old worked with his former national team-mate Daniel Vettori at Brisbane Heat and has also held roles with reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians and the England Ashes side

Play abandoned due to unsafe wicket in Rangiora

Canterbury have accused Auckland of deliberately batting negatively after their Plunket Shield encounter was called off early on the third day

Colombo awash with massive support for India

When Dinesh Karthik scythed that final delivery for six, the release from the fans was one of unbridled ecstasy. Sri Lankan and Indian fans were embracing each other in kinship

We'll use Philander tweet on the field - Bancroft

The Australia opener is sure the "hacked" tweet will be brought up at some stage during the Newlands Test to get under the opposition's nerves

Guptill called up as New Zealand batting cover

Ross Taylor, who was New Zealand's main injury worry after the ODI series, is progressing well ahead of the first Test

Watling aware challengers are breathing down his neck

It's been a long time between outings for New Zealand's Test specialists. It's been even longer for wicketkeeper BJ Watling

Always going to play more aggressively than others - Healy

The centurion said scoring a blistering 133 gave her a "relief" after her 37-ball 19 in the second ODI of the series, which Australia sweeped 3-0 and saw as "revenge" after the World Cup semi-final loss last year

Whatever situation comes, Karthik is ready - Rohit

The India captain believed that Karthik was the best candidate at No. 6 to provide the final flourish, although Karthik was unhappy about not batting higher

Shakib backs his boys after Karthik magic

The captain says there was not much wrong done on Bangladesh's part, but still wonders whether it's "nerves or luck" that kicks in to thwart them in tournament finals

Ronchi blitz fires Islamabad into second PSL final

Luke Ronchi smashes PSL's fastest half-century in Islamabad United's record win; Karachi Kings to meet winner of Quetta and Peshawar in eliminator

India clinch title with Karthik's stunning last-ball six

India needed 34 off 12. Dinesh Karthik almost single-handedly achieved that target with a stunning 29* off eight balls

'Loss will put us into gear for West Indies game' - Coetzer

The Scotland captain didn't regret his decision to bowl first; hopes loss serves as a wake-cup call ahead of a must-win game

Dinesh Karthik's magic eight balls

A ball-by-ball breakdown of Dinesh Karthik's title-winning cameo

Moeen's landmark lightens Ashes regret

Moeen Ali says he never expected to play 50 Tests and the achievement might help him put an unrewarding Ashes tour behind him

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin

Healy 133 leads Australia to massive victory

Alyssa Healy's maiden international hundred took Australia to their highest score against India ever, and a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series

Codes, and politics: what the aftermath of the bust-ups tells us

Perhaps it's time Australia have another look at how they, as players, are perceived by the cricketing world. Perhaps it's also time for South Africa, as a cricketing nation, to reconsider the way they negotiate authority

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament

Khelagar make Super League for first time in DPL

Abahani Limited and Gazi Group Cricketers also registered contrasting wins

Vidarbha win Irani Cup with their batting might

They added the Irani Cup to the Ranji Trophy championship to ensure their 2017-18 season was an unprecedented success

Olivier, Morris added to South Africa Test squad

There is no room yet, however, for Dale Steyn, who has yet to play a competitive match since injuring his heel in January

Hand injury leaves Misbah in doubt for Qualifier

The Islamabad United captain has suffered a hairline fracture in the side of his hand, near the wrist

'Patchy' Hazlewood seeks new-ball strikes

The fast bowler has admitted he has not been at his best so far on the South Africa tour, and hopes for a bit of grass on the pitches in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Cook hopes to banish dark times under Auckland's lights

Alastair Cook knows that he still has much to prove at the top of England's order despite a memorable double-century in Melbourne

Van der Merwe stars as Netherlands clinch seventh place

The allrounder followed his 25 with the bat with 4 for 20 to trump a similar all-round contribution from Nepal's Sompal Kami and help his side defend 189

India's youth v Bangladesh's seniors in title clash

While Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, and Manish Pandey have impressed for India, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have shepherded tricky chases for Bangladesh

Rajkot or Hyderabad could host India's first day-night Test

The BCCI has asked the Committee of Administrators to take the final call on India playing their inaugural day-night Test in the two-match series at home against West Indies next season

Norman Vanua, Charles Amini help PNG defend 200

The two bowlers claimed four wickets each to consign Hong Kong to a 58-run loss and the last spot in the World Cup qualifier

Shakib hopes Bangladesh stay away from pressure and focus on process

The Bangladesh captain has said he wants his side to remain as relaxed as he had seen them throughout the day

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