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In Case You Missed it: England make and break records, Sri Lanka mark a milestone

Our best content from the week gone by

Nice guys finish last: Australia have found new fans in Sri Lanka  •  AFP

Nice guys finish last: Australia have found new fans in Sri Lanka  •  AFP

It's been a week of all sorts of records - England bettered their own for the highest ODI total ever, Sri Lanka beat Australia at home for the first time in three decades. Sri Lanka women will be hoping to replicate the feat against India, despite losing their first T20I. After a drawn T20I series against South Africa, India next have their sights on their Test in England, while Bangladesh will be looking to claw back from back to back defeats, the latest to West Indies. Here's a round-up of all the action from this week.
Asalanka's 110 betters Warner's 99 as Sri Lanka clinch series
Sri Lanka sealed their first bilateral series win at home against Australia in 30 years, Charith Asalanka's maiden ODI hundred and Dhananjaya de Silva's star turn with bat and ball taking the hosts up 3-1 in the fourth ODI. For Sri Lanka, currently grappling with an economic and political crisis, this series has lit up the island, says Andrew Fidel Fernando.
Steady rain washes out decider as series ends 2-2
Rain played spoilsport in the final T20 between India and South Africa in Bengaluru with the series tantalisingly poised to go either way. India, however, will have had several takeaways from the tour, including Dinesh Karthik's form. What does Karthik's successful return mean for Rishabh Pant? Sidharth Monga asks.
Eoin Morgan suffers famine amid the feast to heighten World Cup scrutiny
England's ODI series sweep against Netherlands was a feast of plenty - runs galore, hundreds for the asking, a new ODI world record - for everyone but captain Morgan, whose consecutive ducks against Netherlands have left him in the spotlight.
Kemar Roach, Kraigg Brathwaite help West Indies go 1-0 up
Bangladesh have struggled with their batting - Mohammad Isam has a breakdown of their top-order woes - and fielding since the high of their win in Mount Maunganui early this year. Why has their batting been on the decline? With the first-choice players and the incumbents struggling, the BCB is forced to look at the next set of cricketers.
Cricket's administrators seem bent on pushing Test cricket to the margins
Ian Chappell says there still is appetite among fans and players for the thrills and nuances of the five-day game, but the decision-makers are only guided by financial prospects.
Has it become easier to chase down stiff targets in Test cricket?
There have already been four successful chases of 200-plus targets in 2022. S Rajesh crunches the numbers.
Sophie Ecclestone is world No. 1, but she's looking to fill an important gap in her CV
The world's top limited-overs bowler talks to Annesha Ghosh about wanting to win a World Cup, her approach to left-arm spin, and her ambition of batting at No. 7 for England.
How many ODIs have featured three individual hundreds?
And how often have teams successfully chased down 250-plus scores in consecutive Tests? Steven Lynch has the answers to all your trivia questions.
An ICC for women? It might be the only way to save women's Test cricket
Raf Nicholson says women currently have little representation on the ICC's various committees that don't understand the distinctive history of the women's game.
Who was the first Indian to take ten or more wickets in a Test?
As India completes 90 years of Test cricket, take our quiz on the team's history.
Kyle Jamieson: 'If Lord's have those prawns again, there'll be some full stomachs out on the field'
The New Zealand fast bowler talks coffee, Italian food and what possibly did the tourists in against England in the first Test earlier this month.
The 'real value' of wickets: can anyone match McGrath?
And which was the most valuable wicket in Test history? Find out in Anantha Narayanan's comprehensive analysis.