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England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the day’s play at Emirates Old TraffordArcher unfazed after being outpaced by Pakistan’s ShahSend your thoughts to Tim by email or tweet @TimdeLisle 11.35am BST 36th over: England 103-4 (Pope 51, Buttler 15) After facing 17 ba…

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England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the day’s play at Emirates Old TraffordArcher unfazed after being outpaced by Pakistan’s ShahSend your thoughts to Tim by email or tweet @TimdeLisle 11.35am BST 36th over: England 103-4 (Pope 51, Buttler 15) After facing 17 ba…

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Jofra Archer unfazed after being outpaced by Pakistan’s Naseem Shah

‘We’ll see how he goes on tomorrow morning or afternoon’Coach Misbah-ul-Haq full of praise for bowling attackEngland face an uphill struggle to escape from the first Test against Pakistan with anything but a defeat following a new-ball display from the…

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Jos Buttler left muttering into his fallible gloves after difficult day | Andy Bull

Wicketkeeper was a shadow of himself – and the player England believe he is – after dropped catches and fluffed run-out chanceThe ball was one of the better ones Dom Bess had bowled. It flew in a loop and as Shan Masood lunged out it landed, bit on the…

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England v Pakistan: first Test, day two – live!

Live updates from day two of the series at Old TraffordPakistan’s bubble sacrifices can smooth edge to old rivalryDrop Daniel an email | Tweet @DanielHarris 10.43am BST Wasim is on Sky talking about Lanky in the 80s and 90s. What a team they were; in …

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Pakistan’s bubble sacrifices can smooth edge to old England rivalry

A traditionally hostile match-up is shaping up to be a little warmer thanks to the tourists answering the ECB’s callA friend asked what hooliganism, depression, rickets and economic stagnation have in common. His answer was that at different times they…

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Cricket braced for redundancies as Covid creates potential £182m deficit

ECB holds talks with £106m deficit now minimum expectedBoard has begun discussions around cost-cutting measuresEnglish cricket is gearing up for redundancies and severe cost-cutting measures following a forecasted loss of up to £182m owing to the Covid…

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England ready to play cricket in Pakistan again, says Chris Silverwood

England have not toured since 2005 due to security concerns‘I think we are getting there. I would have no problem with that’Chris Silverwood, the England coach, believes his team are ready to play cricket in Pakistan amid talk that a return visit shoul…

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England ready to play cricket in Pakistan again, says Chris Silverwood

England have not toured since 2005 due to security concerns‘I think we are getting there. I would have no problem with that’Chris Silverwood, the England coach, believes his team are ready to play cricket in Pakistan amid talk that a return visit shoul…

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England’s Chris Woakes steps out of the shadows to baffle Azhar Ali

The 31-year-old is often the forgotten man of the attack but he could soon lead it if he continues his summer form Around a quarter-to-12 Chris W … wait, did you see those three deliveries Jofra Archer bowled to Abid Ali? Two ripping short balls that p…

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England’s Chris Woakes steps out of the shadows to baffle Azhar Ali

The 31-year-old is often the forgotten man of the attack but he could soon lead it if he continues his summer form Around a quarter-to-12 Chris W … wait, did you see those three deliveries Jofra Archer bowled to Abid Ali? Two ripping short balls that p…

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England’s Chris Woakes steps out of the shadows to baffle Azhar Ali

The 31-year-old is often the forgotten man of the attack but he could soon lead it if he continues his summer form Around a quarter-to-12 Chris W … wait, did you see those three deliveries Jofra Archer bowled to Abid Ali? Two ripping short balls that p…

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Babar Azam shines between showers as Pakistan make solid start in first Test

First Test, day one: Pakistan 139-2Tourists dig in after early wickets on rain-affected dayThere was not much play at Old Trafford but there was enough to alarm, delight and tantalise – when Babar Azam was on strike. He may have alarmed the English bow…

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Richard Austin: the tragic fall from West Indies allrounder to shoeless street beggar | Ashley Gray

In an extract from his new book, Ashley Gray charts the downward spiral of a once-talented cricketerOn 14 March, 2015, the pews of the byzantine-revival Holy Trinity Church were stuffed with the heavyweights of Jamaican cricket and society: ex-Test pla…

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Richard Austin: the tragic fall from West Indies allrounder to shoeless street beggar | Ashley Gray

In an extract from his new book, Ashley Gray charts the downward spiral of a once-talented cricketerOn 14 March, 2015, the pews of the byzantine-revival Holy Trinity Church were stuffed with the heavyweights of Jamaican cricket and society: ex-Test pla…

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England v Pakistan: first Test, day one – live!

Live updates from the series opener at Old TraffordIreland’s glorious centuries power them past England in third ODIDrop Tanya an email | Tweet @tjaldred 11.52am BST 11th over: Pakistan 30-0 (Abid Ali 13; Shan Masood 12)The first bowling change of the…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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Bob Willis Trophy talking points: a welcome return for county cricket

After months of waiting, cricket fans were treated to nine intriguing matches in the first week of the Bob Willis TrophyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogMaking a decent fist of it at the top of the England order are a couple of what you might c…

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Ireland’s glorious centuries power them past England in third ODI

England 328; Ireland 329-3Stirling and Balbirnie lead Ireland to victory with ball to spareThis was a game to savour – unlike its predecessors. A brilliant run chase, masterminded by Ireland’s captain and vice-captain, Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling,…

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Alyssa Healy uses Covid downtime to break down barriers for women’s cricket | Megan Maurice

The Australia batter has kept busy by addressing the growth in demand for women-specific cricket equipment When Alyssa Healy last played a game of cricket it was in front of 86,174 people, with millions more tuning in around the world. As she smashed 7…