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Du Plessis pulls off great escape to lead CSK into final

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


Swann: Sunrisers should have saved Rashid for the death

Where did it go wrong for Sunrisers? Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar weigh in


Top headlines

England v Pakistan

1st Test, Lord's

Bess talks dreams, Lord's lunches and IKEA


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

Former England captains' advice for Root

Past England captains David Gower, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain assess Joe Root's first year in the role


England news

Team director steps back

Strauss takes break from ECB to look after family

England director to support wife in cancer treatment; Andy Flower steps up in interim role

'Embrace radical change or accept also-ran status'

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

Pakistan v England

1st Test, Lord's

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

Azhar and Shafiq are 'big match' players - Arthur

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

KKR v Royals

IPL Eliminator 2018

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

How Sunil Narine evolved from pinch-hitter to allrounder

How did the nothing-to-lose experiment of 2017 turn into a vital part of Kolkata Knight Riders' strategy? Varun Shetty investigates


Are fingerspinners a dying breed in limited-overs cricket?

Sanjay Manjrekar believes they are unless boundaries are lengthened, while Graeme Swann, quite naturally, disagrees


IPL 2018

ESPN Shorts

The most closely fought IPL season, ever


What does a jersey number say?

The stories behind the numbers worn by some of your favourite cricketers


Ball-tampering scandal

Australian cricket

Infamy, redemption entwine for Smith and Warner

Even as a reckoning awaits CA and the Australian team on the culture front, public opinion of the banned players have already softened

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