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England v Pakistan

1st Test, Lord's

Abbas, Hasan lead Pakistan's opening-day surge

England's fragile batting malfunctions once again in seam-friendly conditions

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Pakistan Apple stunt goes pear-shaped

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

Prayer rooms, new flowers and 6500 teatime cakes - Inside Lord's

Melinda Farrell goes behind the scenes at Lord's as they prepare for the start of the English Test match summer.


KKR v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Qualifier 2

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

Captain Karthik, and the new KKR

Taking over from Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik has reshaped the team in his first year in charge, tuning it to fit the change in resources

Swann: KKR start as favourites against Sunrisers

Kolkata Knight Riders take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second qualifier of IPL 2018 on Friday at the Eden Gardens


Top headlines

Smith's comeback?

Canada T20 league

Steven Smith named as a marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

It would mark Smith's first cricket since being stripped of the Australia captaincy and suspended for 12 months

England v Pakistan

1st Test, Lord's

Alastair Cook: Farmer, nurdler, hunter, and Test-match survivor

Even at his most fluent, Cook cannot avoid being ungainly. But without him on the first day at Lord's, England would have been sunk without trace

Fitness concerns

India news

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

Chopra: Missing Surrey stint won't hamper Kohli's form in England


Professional Cricket League draft

West Indies domestic

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

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