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Ross Taylor and Mitchell Santner give New Zealand dramatic win over England

• England 284-8; New Zealand 287-7 – NZ win by three wickets• Ben Stokes’s efforts eclipsed by Black Caps’ recovery in first ODIBen Stokes may be an England player again but New Zealand quashed any hopes of a fairytale return, winning an absorbing firs…


Ben Stokes set for England return in first ODI against New Zealand

• All-rounder likely to replace Alex Hales in side• ‘He’s pulled up well over the last couple of days,’ says Eoin MorganBen Stokes is set to make his international return on Sunday as England open their five-match ODI series here against New Zealand.St…


Twenty20 internationals should be abolished, says England’s Trevor Bayliss

• England coach concerned about exhausting schedule• ‘I’d just let the franchises play. There’ll be blowout’Trevor Bayliss used his post-match debrief to call for an end to international Twenty20 matches. Speaking after England had secured a two-run wi…


England miss out on T20 tri-series final despite narrow win over New Zealand

• New Zealand 192-4, England 194-7; England win by two runs• Black Caps seal final against Australia after passing 174 runsA match that summed up England’s disastrous Trans-Tasman tri-series saw victory sealed off the final ball but the game effectivel…


Ben Stokes will not be risked too early, says England’s Eoin Morgan

• ‘He’s been bowling indoors – it’s not the same,’ captain says• Stokes back in old routine, ‘chipping golf balls and talking crap’Ben Stokes was back on a cricket field alongside his England team-mates, for the first time since 24 September, in a ligh…