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Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan

A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose

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Zimbabwe's player exodus

Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Malcolm Waller pulls out of Zimbabwe's ODI squad

Correspondence between the batsman's lawyer and ZC has cited labour-practice concerns as the reason for his withdrawal

England v India

3rd ODI, Headingley

Morgan hopes England learn from pressure of decider

The England captain said he isn't a fan of bilateral one-day series because they are often decided before the end

Saha likely to miss England Test series

Saha, who hurt his thumb during the IPL, is likely to miss at least part of India's five-Test series in England, with Karthik likely to replace him

West Indies v Bangladesh

2nd Test, Jamaica

Jason Holder's six-for seals 2-0 sweep

The West Indies captain's career-best match figures of 11 for 103 gave West Indies their first series win at home since 2014

'Want to be seen as a genuine allrounder' - Holder

Impressive performances against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have improved Holder's Test numbers dramatically

We couldn't cash in on the easy periods - Tamim

Bangladesh's batsmen have only themselves to blame for their wretched performance in the two Tests against West Indies, according to Tamim Iqbal

WATCH highlights - Brathwaite century powers West Indies

West Indies ended the first day of the second Test in a strong position

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England v India

2nd ODI, Lord's

England spinners turn tables on limp India

Joe Root set the stage for England to draw level in the ODIs, and Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid finished the job

Kohli defends Dhoni after boos at Lord's

The India captain brushed off criticism of the way MS Dhoni had approached the final phase of India's chase in the second ODI

What is your favourite MS Dhoni shot?

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Root pleased to see return of 'ruthless' England

Joe Root looks back on a strong England performance at Lord's to level the ODI series against India

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Are England or India favourites to win the series?

The Match Day team wonders if there's a clear favourite to win the ODI series in the deciding match at Headingley

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ESPN Shorts: Dhoni gets to 10,000 ODI runs

Why MS Dhoni's latest feat is a very impressive one

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Laxman: Middle order must do more for India

VVS Laxman says the Indian middle order must take responsibility for failing to continue the good work of the openers at Lord's

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England v India

2nd ODI, Lord's

India must solve their middle-order muddle

The Lord's defeat showed there remain question marks over India's batting line-up not least around Suresh Raina

Root proves there's no need for him to change

Set alongside the performances of David Willey and Moeen Ali, this was a highly encouraging fightback from England

High Fives

England-India Tests

Five of India's most memorable Tests in England

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Sri Lanka v South Africa

1st Test, Galle

Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days

South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since readmission to give the hosts a 278-run win

Karunaratne reveals strategy to tackle spinners

Karunaratne scored 218 on a pitch on which no other batsman could manage a fifty. And this isn't even his most impressive ton in tough conditions

Faf on SA's woes: Many risks v spin, no reverse for pacers

The South Africa captain explains what went wrong for his team in Galle

'Sri Lanka were just better' - Faf du Plessis

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis recaps his side's humbling 278-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the first Test

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No toss will add more balance to Test cricket - Faf du Plessis

The South Africa captain on his idea for restoring some balance to Test cricket

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Sri Lanka v South Africa

1st Test, Galle

Moonda: Did overthinking SL's spin tricks hurt SA?

The Galle pitch might not have been as bad as South Africa feared, and in such a situation they did not seem to know how to respond

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