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ENG in SL 2018-19

England strike after Curran spark lifts them to 285

Half-centuries from Jos Buttler and Sam Curran swept England towards a competitive total before Jack Leach claimed a wicket late in the day

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Sri Lanka stumped for answers as Curran swings for the hills

A slapdash day in the field reached its nadir just when they needed to be at their most ruthless

'It looked like Sri Lanka were starting to panic'

Tenth-wicket stand with Anderson was 'fun', says Curran, as spin comes to fore

'Getting close to 300 is massive positive for us' - Curran

England fought back to make 285 in the first innings at Pallekele, thanks to a spirited tenth-wicket stand

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Dobell: Curran's innings could prove crucial

George Dobell and Andrew Fidel Fernando look back on the first day's play of the second Test between Sri Lanka and England

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Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

2nd Test, Mirpur

Mahmudullah ton leaves Zimbabwe with herculean task

The Bangladesh captain's first Test century in eight years gave the hosts a 442-run lead before the spinners struck twice

Isam: Did Bangladesh choose the safer option by batting again?

Why did Bangladesh not enforce the follow-on? Maybe because of lack of confidence in their batsmen or because they wanted Zimbabwe to bat last

Coach Rajput offers Zimbabwe a blueprint for survival

As Zimbabwe face a mammoth task on the fifth day, Rajput turned to recent history for an example of what is required

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Fitness concerns

West Indies news

Injured Holder out of Bangladesh tour; K Brathwaite to lead in Tests

Jason Holder was replaced by Guyana allrounder Raymon Reifer for the two Tests in Bangladesh

Kohli in focus

India's upcoming tours

Containing Kohli in first 10-15 balls will be key - Mike Hesson

He also said attacking Rohit Sharma upfront will be crucial for New Zealand when they host India for five ODIs early next year

'India have a well-balanced bowling attack' - Hesson

Former New Zealand coach also said that the host bowlers will have to work hard, especially against Kohli and Rohit

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'Kohli is a bit like Tendulkar and Lara' - Waugh

Former Australia captain is also not sure if the current Indian side is better than the ones he played against

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Multi-format battles

Australia news

Steven Smith in career best bowling form - Starc

Starc said that he was pleased to see Steven Smith with a bat and ball in his hands again

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Maxwell critical of 'broken' start to Australian season

The allrounder has spoken of the challenges of switch between formats while always being under pressure to deliver

Starc released from IPL amid Australia contracts debate

Starc will be part of a star-studded New South Wales attack as Australia frontline quicks tune up for the India Tests

Ticket mix-up

2019 World Cup

Ticketmaster apologises for World Cup mix-up

More than 4000 fans were wrongly informed that they had got tickets for the 2019 tournament in a ballot

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