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England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in third ODI and take 2-0 series lead

• Sri Lanka 150-9 (21 overs); England 153-3 (18.3 overs)• England win by seven wickets with 15 balls to spareEngland eased into a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka as Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 58 and a disciplined bowling performance delivered victory in a r…

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas takes five to leave Australia lagging in second Test

• Day two: Pakistan 282 & 144-2; Australia 145• Abbas takes career-best five for 33End of the line, terminus approaching. Australia may have dodged what looked like an inevitable flattening in Dubai, but met the full brunt of a collision on the sec…

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Sri Lanka v England: third ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the third ODI in Kandy Sri Lanka ‘not distracted’ by Jayasuriya caseDrop Tim an email | Tweet @TimdeLisle 9.47am BST The start is delayed, which at least makes a change from the mid-afternoon downpour. We will have to wait a l…

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Australia and Pakistan join hands for Abu Dhabi rollercoaster ride

Pakistan 282; Australia 20-2Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth-highest wicket takerTest cricket is all about momentum shifts and contrasts. None more so than this. After the long slow unfolding of the first Test’s classic draw, the second Test betw…

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Australia and Pakistan join hands for Abu Dhabi rollercoaster ride

Pakistan 282; Australia 20-2Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth-highest wicket takerTest cricket is all about momentum shifts and contrasts. None more so than this. After the long slow unfolding of the first Test’s classic draw, the second Test betw…

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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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Sanath Jayasuriya stresses his ‘integrity and transparency’ in response to ICC charges

• Former Sri Lanka captain charged by ICC’s anti-corruption unit• He emphasises charges against him are for lack of cooperationThe former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has emphasised his “integrity and transparency” in response to being charged b…

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Australia refocus after epic draw against Pakistan | Geoff Lemon

Tim Paine’s team are desperate for victory in Asia, a region where they have not won a series since 2011A few days on from the feats of resistance by Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine in Dubai, some of are still digesting the significance of that draw. Micha…

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Liam Dawson injury could cost him chance to press World Cup claim

• Hampshire all-rounder suffered side strain in Saturday’s win• Extra seamer likely to play in Wednesday’s third ODILiam Dawson has suffered a possible World Cup body blow after sitting out England’s training session in Kandy on Monday with a side stra…

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Sanath Jayasuriya charged by ICC with breaching anti-corruption code

Sri Lanka legend has 14 days to respond to the ICCJayasuriya accused of failing to co-operate and obstructionFormer Sri Lanka all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya has been charged with two counts of breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruptio…

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Olly Stone quick to make his case for World Cup service with England

The fast bowler announced himself in second ODI with Sri Lanka and Eoin Morgan says he is already in shake-up for World CupBefore what could generously be described as nice weather for ducks, a fast bowler who started out with Vauxhall Mallards of the …

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England’s Olly Stone could be World Cup game-changer, says Eoin Morgan

• Captain praises Stone’s bowling in first outing against Sri Lanka• ‘You can’t disregard Olly from World Cup based on today’Eoin Morgan expects that with Alex Hales kicking his heels in reserve, and the back-up bowlers watching Olly Stone’s encouragin…

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Eoin Morgan leads England to victory over Sri Lanka in rain-hit second ODI

• England 278-9; Sri Lanka 140-5 (29 ov, target 279)• Tourists win by 31 runs via DLS method as rain stops playEoin Morgan paved the way for a comfortable England victory over Sri Lanka with a captain’s innings of 92 in the second one-day international…

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Sri Lanka v England: second ODI – live!

Live updates from the Rangiri Dambulla International StadiumEngland’s recent record against spin is one of the best, says RootEmail or tweet your thoughts 5.15am BST The players are out, and the sun is still shining! Let’s watch some cricket! 4.58am BS…

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Joe Root: England’s recent record against spin is up there with the best

• Test captain backs Adil Rashid and Moeen Khan• England prepare for second ODI with Sri LankaJoe Root is confident England can banish the notion they are vulnerable to spin once and for all in Sri Lanka.The prevalence of seam bowlers in England has of…

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John Hastings’ cricket career on hold after repeatedly coughing up blood

Quick bursts blood vessels in lungs every time he bowlsAustralia international sidelined for BBL seasonJohn Hastings admits his cricket career is over unless he finds a way to curb a potentially fatal illness that is causing him to cough up blood when …

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Jason Roy ready for Sri Lanka and keen to increase options with England

Batsman has not played as much first-class cricket as he would have liked and aims to build a case for selection with the LionsJos Buttler’s unqualified success in Test cricket during the summer, despite a light back catalogue in the first-class game, …

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Australia cling on at the death to deny Pakistan victory in first Test

Pakistan 482 & 181-6 dec; Australia 202 & 362-8Khawaja sets up draw with epic 141 in 542 minutes at the creaseThere’s no way to play down how extraordinary this was. The longest time spent batting by any Australian in the fourth innings of a Te…

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Form of Finch and Khawaja opens testing debate for Australia selectors

• Pakistan 482 & 181/6dec, Australia 202 & 136-3• Temporary opening pair surpass themselves in DubaiIn a Test where plenty of strange things have happened, during an era for Australian cricket when plenty of strange things have happened, the me…

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Form of Finch and Khawaja opens testing debate for Australia selectors

• Pakistan 482 & 181/6dec, Australia 202 & 136-3• Temporary opening pair surpass themselves in DubaiIn a Test where plenty of strange things have happened, during an era for Australian cricket when plenty of strange things have happened, the me…