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Chris Pearce coaches a youngster

Cricket on the Continent

Europe digs in for the long innings

Tim Brooks tells the story of a brand of the game that, against the odds, displays an uncanny knack for self-sustenance

Ben Stokes and Joe Root enjoy the winning feeling

England news

Five challenges for captain Root

With Joe Root confirmed as Alastair Cook's successor, we look at some of the areas he will have to focus on

England appeal for an lbw after Yuvraj Singh gets himself into a tangle

India v England, 2nd T20I, Nagpur

Amit Mishra can't catch a break

Plays of the day from the second T20 international between India and England in Nagpur

Jasprit Bumrah rejoices during his match-winning final over

India v England, 2nd T20I, Nagpur

Bumrah's kiss of death levels series

Jasprit Bumrah conceded just two runs and took two wickets in the final over to secure India a nerve-shredding victory in the second T20 in Nagpur and level the series at 1-1

Ben Stokes struck his fourth Test century

Firestarter: Me, Cricket and the Heat of the Moment

Categorically Ben

It is easy to pigeonhole Stokes as a brash, combative allrounder, but there's more to him - as his frank autobiography reveals

Virat Kohli drills one through the off side

India v England, 1st ODI, Pune

The audacious Mr Kohli

Plays of the day from the first ODI between India and England in Pune

Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav revived India with a 200-run partnership

India v England, 1st ODI, Pune

Kohli, Jadhav tons set up 351 chase

Hundreds from Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav helped India to pull off their joint second-highest successful chase, against England in Pune

Kagiso Rabada claimed the key wicket of Angelo Mathews

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Parnell, Olivier seal innings win for SA

South Africa advanced determinedly towards a 3-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka by taking just 17 overs to dismiss the opposition on the third morning

Hashim Amla fell for 134 to Nuwan Pradeep

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

SA make inroads after posting 426

South Africa went about trying to secure a 3-0 series whitewash by following up a first-innings score of 426 with four top-order wickets before the close of the second day