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In Case You Missed it: England's triumphant summer, Sri Lanka's title run

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Sri Lanka were on fire for much of the Asia Cup, and especially in the final, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup final, Dubai, September 11, 2022

Too hot to handle: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to claim their sixth Asia Cup title  •  AFP/Getty Images

England's final Test of the summer had a moving and emotional start when play resumed after a day's mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth, and the game became the first sporting event to feature a rendition of "God Save The King" since 1952. Earlier in the week Sri Lanka capped their four-match unbeaten streak in the Asia Cup with a title win over Pakistan, and two big Australian names announced retirements. Here's a round-up of all the action from the week.
Crawley's unbeaten 69 leads England to nine-wicket win and 2-1 series triumph
England clinched the series in a little over two days, mowing down the last 33 runs in 5.3 overs for the loss of one wicket on day three. Vithushan Ehantharajah talks about how coach Brendon McCullum's desire to strip the sport back to its basics worked to reinvigorate the team, while Alan Gardner sees him more as a cricket god, one writing England's new Test-ament, in this month's Light Roller. Firdose Moonda reflects on South Africa captain Dean Elgar's failings, and the bravado that wasn't backed up by performances on the field.
Anatomy of a miracle: how Sri Lanka won an Asia Cup they shouldn't have
Sri Lanka repeated their semi-final performance in the Asia Cup final, outclassing Pakistan with the bat, outsmarting them with the ball and outdoing them on the field. Andrew Fidel Fernando says Sri Lanka found heroes they didn't know they had. And check out ESPNcricinfo's Asia Cup XI.
Finch announces retirement from ODIs, to continue as T20I captain
After a dismal run of form in 50-over cricket, the Australia batter played his final game in the format against New Zealand. Andrew McGlashan looks at Finch's possible replacements, including Steven Smith, Pat Cummins and Dave Warner.
Rachael Haynes retires from international and state cricket
The Australia women's vice-captain will end her professional career after this season's WBBL with Sydney Thunder. Vishal Dikshit looks at her greatest hits, from repair jobs to explosive finishes.
When was the last time someone bowled four or more maidens in an ODI?
And what's the lowest all-out total in a Test without a duck? All your trivia questions this week answered by Steven Lynch.
When is the right time to blood a player?
Ian Chappell says England's Harry Brook is an example of the selectors getting the answer to that question right.
Photo feature: Kings, queens and cricket
Royalty and cricket have long been bedfellows.