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Australia v Sri Lanka: third Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series at the MCGAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.32am GMT 4th over: Sri Lanka 31-1 (Mendis 12, Perera 13) Pat Cummins is on to replace Richardson, with Steve Smith on the mic. Did everyone see his intervi…

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New Zealand v England: first Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the first match of the T20 seriesMorgan puts his faith in rookies for opening matchGet in touch with Adam via email or on Twitter 12.56am GMT National anthems shortly. But first, a moment of silence to remember the 51 people murdered in Ch…

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Australia v Sri Lanka: second Twenty20 international – live!

Updates from the game at the GabbaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.16am GMT 1st over: Sri Lanka 4-0 (Gunathilaka 2, Mendis 1) As Gunathilaka gets off the mark first all to third man, Shane Warne rolls out the favoured stat of most TV comment…

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‘We knew it was right’: cricketers Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt get engaged

England team-mates tell of their plans to marry after love blossomed in the wake of a historic World Cup win It’s a familiar scene. After several years living under the same roof, one member of the shared house plucks up the courage to declare their lo…

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In from the cold to lead Ashes charge: Tim Paine determined to make chance count | Adam Collins

The Tasmanian would be as mindful as anybody that this is a one-time chance to do something no Australian skipper has since 2001Four years ago, Tim Paine was behind the stumps for Banbury Cricket Club. He wasn’t the overseas player in the county champi…

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes, second T20 – live!

Women’s Ashes updates from the second Twenty20Australia intent on demolishing England after sealing seriesAnd feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 3.18pm BST Back in 15 for the chase. See you then. 3.18pm BST 20th over: England 121-8 (Ecclest…

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Cricket World Cup’s summer dream is turning into a washout nightmare | Adam Collins

There have been brilliant moments but, with the tournament’s fourth drenched game, England’s summer isn’t playing fair“What keeps you up at night is the weather or terror attacks,” a senior member of the Cricket World Cup staff told me a few weeks befo…

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‘Jofra’s a genius’ – the lowdown on what makes Archer different

With the West Indies-born quick expected to be named in England’s World Cup squad, three who know him best explain his special talent“He’d be the first man on my teamsheet. Jofra’s an absolute genius, and I don’t think he’s anywhere near his full poten…

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England v Pakistan: T20 international – live!

All the action from Sophia Gardens from 2.30pm BSTWomen’s county cricket ready to enjoy day in the spotlightFeel free to email Adam or to tweet: @collinsadam 1.56pm BST The (North) Wales connection is strong. Phil Salt, of Sussex, is on international d…

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Canberra’s 10-year challenge as Starc question looms over Manuka return

Australia’s frontline quick faces increasing media scrutiny, but advice from a former Test star, Mike Hussey, may hold the keyExactly a decade ago, inside Canberra’s colossal house on the hill, the cabinet thrashed out the final, vital elements of thei…

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Australia and India face selection headaches before fourth Test

Tim Paine trying to avoid Ashes distractionsRavichandran Ashwin included in a 13-man squadThere’s a quixotic feel to Tim Paine’s task in 2019, both this week and throughout the year with the away Ashes series but three Tests into the future for his sid…

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Paine’s pain a familiar refrain as Australia’s dire year ends flat

With selection headaches ahead Steve Smith and David Warner’s return can’t come soon enough for Australia’s underfire skipperOnce again, Tim Paine walks in to front the cameras at the end of a match where his side has been flogged. Related: India reta…

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Meg Lanning hails ‘selfless’ Southern Stars ahead of T20 semi-final

Ahead of a World T20 showdown with West Indies, Australia’s captain hails a shift in mentality They knew they had a problem. The talent was still there, but in the shortest form of the game, the wins stopped coming at the rate they once did for Austral…

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Meg Lanning hails ‘selfless’ Southern Stars ahead of T20 semi-final

Ahead of a World T20 showdown with West Indies, Australia’s captain hails a shift in mentality They knew they had a problem. The talent was still there, but in the shortest form of the game, the wins stopped coming at the rate they once did for Austral…

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Ominous Australia relocate mojo at Women’s World T20 | Adam Collins

Meg Lanning’s side have wasted no time in pushing into top gear in the CaribbeanSame, same but different. On the face of it, Australia always do this. They come into a global tournament, cruise through the group stage, and arrive at the semi-finals as …

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England v Sri Lanka: Women’s World Twenty20 cricket — live!

Live updates from England v Sri Lanka, 8pm (GMT) startSciver’s all-round talents more vital to England without BruntFeel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam your thoughts 7.39pm GMT Cracking day yesterday to begin the comp. In case you missed it, …

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Women’s World T20: team-by-team guide to the action in West Indies

Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa will be the favourites when the tournament starts on Friday while West Indies look unlikely to repeat their surprise triumph of 2016England Continue reading…

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Australia’s women cricketers flourish away from mess created by men | Adam Collins

With a distinct ego-free gameplan, Matthew Mott’s side have bypassed the toxicity highlighted by a cultural reviewIn the middle of 2017, as Australian cricket’s pay dispute punched holes in relationships across the sport, the national women’s team quie…

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From living-room commentary to buying radio rights for Australian Tests | Adam Collins

Along with Geoff Lemon, we share a love for radio cricket commentary and a belief that it is special and necessary“What are you blokes up to now?” When explaining to friends and colleagues that I had decided to purchase the radio rights for Australia’s…

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Lessons for Lord’s: how England can build on victory over India

England need their captain in the slip cordon and to keep calm against Virat Kohli after a win that has heightened the prospect of a thrilling seriesRemember when every nick turned to gold? Jimmy Anderson does, as he reflected fondly at stumps after da…