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West Indies v India

1st Test, Antigua

Rahane 81 saves India blushes after top-order collapse

A battling 81 from Ajinkya Rahane rescued India from trouble at 25 for 3 on a rain-affected day

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Monga: Rahane's rescue act built on untypical restraint

The India batsman curbed his template of an early counterattack, but did so without giving up on his control

Gavaskar baffled by Ashwin's 'astonishing' exclusion

"A man with that kind of record, especially against West Indies. He doesn't find a place in this playing XI. That is stunning."

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

Archer claims six, Australia rolled for 179

Playing just his second Test, Jofra Archer picks up 6 for 45 as England take control on rain-interrupted day

Dobell: The moment Archer revealed his instinct for greatness

Star bowler shows remarkably mature approach for a young man playing just his second Test

Johnson: Archer such an exciting guy to watch


Archer lauds 'heartwarming' Headingley crowd


'Archer's bowling was world-class' - Warner


Support staff appointments


Vikram Rathour likely to replace Bangar as batting coach

Bowling coach B Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar are expected to retain their positions for another two years

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England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

Brettig: Australia ride their luck, but only so far

Tourists thankful for David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne staving off the possibility of a 2015 Trent Bridge horror show

Warner makes own fortune on return to form

Australia opener would have been "happy to get out to a good ball" after working on tightening technique

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

2nd Test, P Sara Oval

Karunaratne sparkles for Sri Lanka on rain-hit day

Somerville and de Grandhomme took a wicket each for New Zealand on a day that saw only 36.3 overs

Williamson and Karunaratne, two ends of the control spectrum

A deep dive into ESPNcricinfo's data reveals which of the world's top batsmen make the fewest errors, and which ones are the luckiest

Pakistan's new coach


Is Misbah-ul-Haq ready to take over as Pakistan head coach?

ESPNcricnfo understands the former Pakistan captain has been offered the role despite lacking the necessary experience, but he is yet to make a decision


South Africa tour of India

Klusener, Barnes, Ontong in SA support staff for India tour

As part of the team's new directive, the assistant coaches and all other technical staff will report directly to the newly-appointed interim team director Enoch Nkwe

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

Dobell: Root's England can ill afford to lose

Ashes results tend to define the careers of England's captains and coaches: if Root leads England to successive series defeats, they will have to contemplate a change

Australia yearn to take back control at Leeds

Australia will hope to attack down the Headingley hill and keep things tight going up it as they continue their attempts to 'win boring'

Batsmen must stare down Archer's bouncer

Just like getting back in the saddle after being thrown from a horse, Australians have to confront danger

County cricket

player movements

Somerset set to sign Vijay, Northants swoop for Roach

Subject to clearance from his state association, Vijay will play the final three games of Somerset's title push

Hampshire sign Shamsi for four Blast group games

Left-arm wristspinner, signed after injuries to Mason Crane and Brad Taylor, goes straight into the squad to play Middlesex at Lord's

Lancashire sign Wood from Notts for 2020

Notts "disappointed" after seamer declines contract offer to make Old Trafford switch

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