Kyle Abbott celebrates a wicket

BCB XI v South Africans, tour match, Fatullah

South Africans make short work of BCB XI

South Africa sounded out an early warning to Bangladesh after a resounding 10-wicket win over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in a T20 tour game, their only practice match on the tour

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Mohammad Irfan picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson and Luke Ronchi

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Mohammad Irfan returns to ODI squad

Mohammad Irfan has been recalled to the ODI team for the five-match series in Sri Lanka after recovering from a stress fracture of the pelvis sustained during the 2015 World Cup

Tymal Mills at a Sussex photocall

Middlesex v Sussex, NatWest Blast, South Group, Lord's

Mills 'gets by' as he preys on feeble Middlesex

Tymal Mills can only play Twenty20 because of a long-standing back complaint but he turned in an eye-catching display at Lord's all the same as his fouyr wickets helped dismantle more feeble Middlesex resistance

Mitchell Johnson sees off James Anderson

The Investec Ashes 2015

Strauss wants Ashes in perspective

After a week of bluster and hyperbole, it fell to Andrew Strauss to provide the sense of perspective required ahead of the Investec Ashes series

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Ahsan Malik  celebrates Hashim Amla's wicket

Netherlands v Nepal, 3rd T20I

Myburgh, Malik lead Netherlands to series win

Stephan Myburgh and Ahsan Malik, who had played key roles in the first T20, were at the forefront of another Netherlands win, the 18-run victory helping the hosts wrap up the series

Ben Stokes struck some powerful boundaries in his 92

The Investec Ashes 2015

Stokes looks Ashes expectations in the eye

Ben Stokes is aware that he carries a major responsibility as England's allrounder in the Ashes series and to no-one's surprise, it is a challenge he is looking straight in the eye

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Olly Stone celebrates a wicket

Lancashire v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Old Trafford, 4th day

Dominant Northants denied by rain

Rain came to Lancashire's rescue in the LV= County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Old Trafford, with the hosts facing almost certain defeat after losing seven wickets in a poor afternoon session