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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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#PoliteEnquiries: Pakistan brilliant or England poor?

Jarrod Kimber and George Dobell tackle your questions on Pakistan's bowling, England's preparation and more


Pakistan's Apple watches get timed out

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

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


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England v Pakistan

1st Test, Lord's

Another collapse in the age of white ball first

On Thursday England were out-Englanded, done in by seam and swing and perhaps their own emphasis on short-form cricket

#Abbasif - too soon? Yes. Probably. Maybe.

The working over of Mark Stoneman was a masterclass in seam and swing bowling which set Pakistan on their way to a dominant day

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

West Indies v Sri Lanka

Squad news

Dhananjaya withdraws from WI tour after father killed by gunman

Sri Lankan Police confirmed that Ranjan de Silva was shot dead in Rathmalana, just south of Colombo

Devon Smith returns to West Indies squad after three years

The uncapped wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton has also been called up, while Sunil Ambris, Jermaine Blackwood and Raymon Reifer have been left out

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

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


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