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England v Pakistan

1st Test, Lord's

Live Report: Amir's removal of Cook keeps Pakistan ahead

Follow the first Test of the English summer with our rolling report, featuring stats, graphics and updates from the ground

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Meet the other butler at Lord's

Melinda Farrell takes a trip to Lord's with the promise of a Buttler interview, or so she thinks...


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.


Top headlines

AB de Villiers retires

'AB revolutionised cricket' - Arthur


Will ABD be remembered as an all-time Test great?


'I've had my turn, I'm tired'

De Villiers hopes to remain available in domestic cricket for the Titans


'Not many batsmen make the game look that easy'

Agarkar and Swann on how they did not quite enjoy bowling to "the No. 1 batsman in the world"


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

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

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


Has fielding been an overlooked skill in the IPL?

Have teams routinely been dire in the field this season? Have fielders given away more runs than they've saved? Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar discuss


KKR v Royals

IPL Eliminator, Kolkata

Shetty: A Royal lesson in how not to T20

In the age of real-time data and out-of-the-box thinking, Ajinkya Rahane and his team seem to be stuck in the past with only each other for company

Five reasons why Knight Riders beat Royals


Talking Points - What was Ajinkya Rahane thinking?

Trying to understand Rajasthan Royals' baffling approach to the chase, and how they lost even though they had the best of the conditions

Pakistan v England

1st Test, Lord's

Sarfraz Ahmed: The Pakistan captain who's yet to take the lead

He was widely credited for his role in the Champions Trophy win, but Pakistan's wicketkeeper has struggled to make his mark on the Test team

'Yasir's like a brother to me' - Shadab

Shadab Khan revealed that he will try and speak with Yasir Shah for advice ahead of his maiden Lord's appearance


What do Pakistan need to do to beat England (or not lose, at least)?

Pakistan are a far less experienced side than the one which drew 2-2 in England in 2016

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