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England complete ODI series win over New Zealand with 123-run victory

• England lead three-game series 2-0 after success at Derby• Tammy Beaumont hits 67 before England bowlers shineEngland have sealed a series win over New Zealand after an impressive display at Derby.The tourists, who lost by 142 runs in Saturday’s open…

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Yorkshire chairman resigns as Geoffrey Boycott recovers from heart surgery

• Steve Denison steps down in the wake of BHS collapse• Boycott undergoes quadruple bypass open heart surgeryYorkshire are to appoint a new club chairman following the resignation of Steve Denison, the former PwC accountant who was last month heavily s…

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England v New Zealand: second women’s ODI – live!

Updates from the match at Derby, starting at 1pm BSTBrunt the local hero as England cruise in first ODIEmail Tanya or tweet with your thoughts 1.33pm BST 8th over: England 28-0 (Jones 19, Beaumont 8) A low full toss from Devine doesn’t get punished by …

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Alison Mitchell becomes first female voice in Australian Test cricket for 35 years

British commentator signed up by Channel SevenHired because ‘she’s very good at her job’Channel Seven’s head of cricket David Barham regards the introduction of a female voice of summer as long overdue, but the signing of Alison Mitchell has nothing to…

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Joe Root’s place in England T20 side is the least of their worries | Vic Marks

Paul Farbrace says Test captain will still play a big part despite omission from final game against IndiaThe defeat by India in the T20 series is not a calamity but it is a chastening reminder that England, whatever the rankings, do not necessarily rul…

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County cricket talking points: why is the T20 Blast not taking off?

The tournament has been blessed with good weather and a plum spot in the calendar but it is not reaching a wide audienceBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogThe Vitality Blast! (Is it just me, of does “Vitality Blast” sound like a pole vaulter rout…

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Australia’s rise up T20 rankings stalled by defeat to Pakistan

Pakistan win tri-series final in Harare by six wicketsParkistan record highest successful run-chase in T20IsAustralia good run of Twenty20 form was ended by a red-hot Pakistan who won their tri-series final in Zimbabwe by six wickets. Aaron Finch’s tea…

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India’s Rohit Sharma smashes century to win T20 series over England

• Sharma hits world-record-equalling third T20 hundred• MS Dhoni takes world-record five catches• Full scorecard from the T20 InternationalRohit Sharma, purring through the gears in conditions that have the best batsmen salivating, guided India to an e…

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Fly the flag for a nation at peace | Letters

Indian cricket supporters cheered on England at football, says Lynn Maree. And the World Cup has worked wonders for Russia, writes Tim Barlow“I’m having a bit of an English flag moment,” says Suzanne Moore (6 July). On Tuesday we went to Old Trafford i…

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England v India: third Twenty20 cricket international – live!

Latest updates from the deciding T20 in Bristol from 2pm BSTWoakes returns for Lions and targets India Test seriesFeel free to email Tim or tweet: @TimdeLisle 1.40pm BST England bring back Ben Stokes at the first opportunity, and Joe Root is the man to…

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England’s Katherine Brunt a local hero in ruthless ODI defeat of New Zealand

• First ODI: England 290-5; New Zealand 148• Brunt’s hit gets biggest cheer as England win by 142 runsEngland got the three-match series against New Zealand off to the perfect start with a 142-run win on Saturday, in the first women’s ODI to be staged …

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Eoin Morgan admits Ben Stokes’ return gives him difficult decision

• All-rounder fit to face India in Bristol after injury lay-off• Alex Hales’ form ‘makes him a very strong case’, says captainVictory in Cardiff on Friday means a showdown in Bristol to decide the outcome of a T20 series that has been so much more intr…

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England v New Zealand: women’s first ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the 11am BST start at Headingley Hales’ last-over heroics keep England’s T20 series with India aliveEmail Nick here and tweet him @NickMiller79 11.09am BST 2nd over: England 7-0 (Jones 4, Beaumont 2) Holly Huddleston has the …

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Alex Hales’ last-over heroics keep England’s T20 series with India alive

• India 148-5, England 152-5; England win by five wickets• Batsman punishes Kumar to set up Sunday decider in BristolEoin Morgan insists that his team loves chasing targets. But that was not immediately obvious in a match which proved that the ball doe…

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England v India: second Twenty20 cricket international – live!

Over-by-over coverage of the T20 match in CardiffWoakes to miss rest of England’s white-ball season with injuryAnd feel free to email Tim or tweet @TimdeLisle 5.42pm BST 2nd over: India 7-1 (Dhawan 1) Jake Ball goes straight in at the deep end. He star…

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Chris Woakes to miss remainder of England’s white-ball season with injury

• Woakes targets return for Test series beginning in August• Ben Stokes keen to come back for third T20 against IndiaChris Woakes has been ruled out of England’s entire white-ball summer with his return from injury now being tailored to the Test series…

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Pat Cummins keen to reunite with banned Steve Smith and David Warner

‘It feels like it’s been about five years’ since they playedDisgraced duo still have nine months of ban to serve Pat Cummins cannot wait to call Steve Smith and David Warner teammates again, saying it feels like the banned duo have already spent five y…

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England will take fight to India in second T20, says David Willey

• Willey: ‘We’ll come back and have full confidence’• All-rounder brushes off clash with Bhuvneshwar KumarAfter the kindergarten clash with the Aussies there is something a little spicier to savour as the white-ball section of the summer continues agai…

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England turn to Merlyn to counter India’s spin magician Kuldeep Yadav

• Bowling machine will replicate Yadav’s left-arm wrist spin• Jos Buttler–England may need couple of T20 games to ‘read’ spinnerEngland are expected to fire up the Merlyn spin-bowling machine in the nets at Cardiff on Friday as they search for a method…

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England’s white-ball run comes to a halt as India win by eight wickets

• Rahul hits brilliant unbeaten century• Buttler’s 50 cannot save EnglandThe left-arm wrist-spin of Kuldeep Yadav proved an indecipherable code for England’s batsmen as a sea of blue at Old Trafford roared India on to victory in the first of three Twen…