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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Kane Williamson guides New Zealand to narrow World Cup win over South Africa

• South Africa 241-6; New Zealand 242-6• Willamson’s century ensures his team survive nervy finishThe World Cup’s first gripping finish ended with the result that may well have sewn up the top four with 20 group games still to come, as a Kane Williamso…

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Eoin Morgan’s six-hitting spree has got England buzzing, says Joe Root

• Batsman unsurprised by Morgan’s 17 sixes against Afghanistan• ‘It gives the dressing room a huge amount of confidence’Eoin Morgan claimed his six-hitting spree against Afghanistan went beyond his wildest dreams but, for Joe Root, who watched all but …

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India suffer blow as Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Cricket World Cup

• India ask ICC to allow Dhawan to be replaced by Rishabh Pant• Afghanistan coach Simmons’s rift with chief selector deepensIndia’s World Cup prospects have suffered a setback with the news that opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out for the rest of …

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Australia should cut loose and make Steve Smith captain again | Russell Cunningham

Smith is a cricketer, not a criminal; he broke the Laws, not the law. So now the man who has been described as the new Don Bradman is back, he should be leading the sideWhen, or perhaps if, summer returns to England, I fancy wearing one particular cap….

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Cricket World Cup 2019: talking points at the halfway stage

From fair-play king Kohli to bail fails and rain delays, a look back at the first half of a tournament that is still waiting for a thrillerIndia’s game against Pakistan was the most anticipated of the group stage, the infrequency of their meetings – Pa…

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New Zealand v South Africa: delayed start at Cricket World Cup – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at EdgbastonCounty cricket – live! Latest news from around the groundsThe Spin podcast: join the team for the latest showAnd you can email Daniel here or tweet @DanielHarris 10.14am BST Look at this! Here’s Rob…

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County cricket: Kent v Notts, Yorkshire v Warwickshire and more – live!

County Championship updates from around the groundsNew Zealand v South Africa: Cricket World Cup – live!And feel free to post BTL or tweet @tykestravels 10.00am BST Hello from York, where it’s not a bad morning to be a duck. Rain has greeted us at Clif…

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‘It’s weird, very strange’: Eoin Morgan on hitting record 17 sixes for England – video

England captain Eoin Morgan said he never thought he could shatter a six-hitting record or blast a century with a strike rate of over 200 after pulling off both feats in as his side beat Afghanistan by 150 runs at the Cricket World Cup.Morgan clob…

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Afghanistan’s fairytale wilts in the reality of England’s ODI supremacy | Tanya Aldred

Afghanistan and Rashid Khan have played most of their games against lesser lights and they were made to pay in the World Cup against the No 1-ranked sideThere are many ways to feel alone on a cricket field. In the hell of a falling-apart dressing room,…

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Eoin Morgan’s brutal 148 shows he practises what he preaches

The England captain has told his team to play without fear – and against Afghanistan at Old Trafford he led by exampleEoin Morgan played the perfect captain’s innings against Afghanistan on Tuesday. Where once the phrase meant defiance in the face of a…

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Eoin Morgan launches England to easy World Cup win over Afghanistan

• England 397-6; Afghanistan 247-8• Morgan hits record 17 sixes as England win by 150 runsThe onset of back spasms evidently makes running between the wickets a more troublesome occupation. So Eoin Morgan decided not to bother. The England captain hit …

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Eoin Morgan launches England to easy World Cup win over Afghanistan

• England 397-6; Afghanistan 247-8• Morgan hits record 17 sixes as England win by 150 runsThe onset of back spasms evidently makes running between the wickets a more troublesome occupation. So Eoin Morgan decided not to bother. The England captain hit …

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The Spin | India v Pakistan: a rivalry in which players are kept apart

The physical distance between the two cricket teams in recent years has created an emotional distance tooWhen Yuvraj Singh, the Indian all-rounder with balls and bravado, ice-cold chaser and hot-flush finisher, announced his retirement last week, there…

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England v Afghanistan: Cricket World Cup – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from Old TraffordCounty cricket – live! News from around the groundsAnd you can email Tim here or tweet him here 10.46am BST 4th over: England 15-0 (Vince 9, Bairstow 6) An equally good over from Dawlat, conceding only a singl…

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County cricket: Kent v Notts, Yorkshire v Warwickshire and more – live!

Updates from the around the county groundsRoundup of Monday’s County Championship actionYou can email Graham here, tweet him here or get in touch BTLThe Spin: Listen to our latest World Cup podcast 10.10am BST Good morning from Clifton Park.Monday pro…

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County cricket: Kent v Notts, Yorkshire v Warwickshire and more – live!

Updates from the around the county groundsRoundup of Monday’s County Championship actionYou can email Graham here, tweet him here or get in touch BTLThe Spin: Listen to our latest World Cup podcast 10.10am BST Good morning from Clifton Park.Monday pro…

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Ruthless Shakib drives Bangladesh to victory over hapless West Indies

• West Indies 321-8, Bangladesh 322-3• All-rounder outstanding in comfortable seven-wicket winA blistering innings of 124 from Shakib al Hasan led Bangladesh to a straightforward win against West Indies. The target was 322 and Bangladesh reached it wit…

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England must balance realism and respect as Afghanistan await | Vic Marks

It perhaps looks like injuries have come at the right time for the hosts but Afghanistan have a bowling attack and spirit that is going to surprise somebody at this World CupAn England scout at Cardiff taking notes on Afghanistan’s latest match – their…