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Starc, Cummins put Australia on top


England grind out strong first day vs New Zealand

Fifties from Rory Burns, Joe Denly and Ben Stokes built a strong start at Mount Maunganui. Watch England-New Zealand on ESPN+.


Shafiq shows resilience with classy 76

Asad Shafiq's 76 was the shining light for Pakistan on Day 1 of the first Test against Australia


Starc rips through Pakistan with 4 wickets

Mitchell Starc was instrumental in cleaning up the tail quickly


Cummins clatters Shafiq's middle stump

The ball jags back and rattles Asad Shafiq's stumps to see him off on 76


Wagner gets the better of Root

Neil Wagner forces a frustrated Joe Root back to the pavilion with only two runs. Watch England-New Zealand on ESPN+.


Southee dismisses Denly late in the day

Tim Southee lures Joe Denly to nibble at an outswinger for a breakthrough wicket. Watch England-New Zealand on ESPN+.


Australia v Pakistan

1st Test, Brisbane

Starc, Cummins hand Australia first-day honours

Pakistan were bowled out for 240 at the Gabba after Asad Shafiq's 76 ensured a collapse was halted

Anxiety changes hands as Pakistan strangled

They felt the same suffocation Australia young batsmen did in the tour game before the Gabba Test

No-ball or not? Cummins' wicket sparks debate

The delivery to find Mohammad Rizwan's edge was ruled to be legal by the third umpire

Is Hazlewood in Babar's head?

The Australian pacer felt it was important to stay on top of the Pakistan batsman after getting him out cheaply in the first Test


Our bowlers will show a very good fight - Shafiq

Asad Shafiq was pleased with how Pakistan recovered after the loss of quick wickets against Australia


Starc's return catch ends Pakistan's innings

The leading edge lobbed up to Starc who took it comfortably in his follow through


Shaheen departs after Paine's hesitant review

Tim Paine needed some encouragement to review what seemed like a clear caught-behind off Mitchell Starc.


Cummins breaks through with Australia's first wicket

Pakistan's opening partnership is finally broken when Shan Masood is caught by Steve Smith at second slip.


Starc adds to Pakistan's misery

Mitchell Starc gets Haris Sohail to edge behind tamely to Tim Paine.


Babar caught out as Pakistan lose 4 for 3

Babar Azam's uncharacteristically poor shot continues Pakistan's post-lunch collapse.


New Zealand v England

1st Test, Mount Maunganui

Patience pays off in England's new old-fashioned way

This is what Test cricket used to be like, and probably the best approach against NZ

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England build foundation with fifties from Burns, Denly and Stokes

England lacked a defining contribution on sedate first day

New Zealand left to rue missed opportunities

Hosts fail to capitalise on bowlers' discipline but don't feel match has got away from them

Stokes keeps England ticking with fifty


Southee dismisses Denly late in the day


Denly reaches hard-earned fifty


Wagner gets the better of Root


De Grandhomme sends Burns back


Burns reaches fifth Test fifty


Burns survives with umpire's call


Sibley caught at slip by Taylor


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India v Bangladesh

2nd Test, Kolkata

Star Sports Game Plan: Gambhir, Laxman, Chopra, Bangar on pink-ball challenge

Laxman explains how dew will play a major role in India's first day-night Test


'Wanted to play in own conditions first' - Kohli on change of heart

The team agreed to play the day-night Test in Kolkata because "we had been talking about it for a while"

'Decision-making has to be very precise' in pink-ball Test - Kohli

India captain speaks about the challenges faced while playing the pink ball


Kohli weighs in on the future of Test cricket

The India captain says pink-ball Tests can be a "one-off thing"



2nd Test, Kolkata

Fashionably late, India and Bangladesh join the pink parade

Both teams are set to make their day-night Test debut, with Bangladesh's backs firmly to the wall

A tale of two decades: how India and Bangladesh came to play the pink-ball Test

It's a 20-year-long relationship that's often been friendly and sometimes fraught, but always intriguing

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West Indies news

Ronsford Beaton suspended from bowling

This is the second time the Guyana pacer's action has been found to be illegal

Abu Dhabi T10 League

Bayliss reluctant to take another 12-month-a-year job


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