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World Test Championship a ‘real step forward’ for cricket, insists ICC

Chief exec says new scoring system has improved competitionWinner of this week’s inaugural final will receive $1.6m (£1.1m)The International Cricket Council’s interim chief executive, Geoff Allardice, has hailed the World Test Championship as a “real s…

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England 0-1 New Zealand: player ratings for the Test series

It was a fantastic series for Devon Conway, Tom Latham and New Zealand’s bowlers, but Joe Root had a shockerBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket BlogJoe Root: 97 runs at an average of 24; one wicket at 99; one catchDid anything go right for him? With t…

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England left trailing on and off pitch by clear-thinking New Zealand | Andy Bull

Series defeat has shown England’s selections to be muddled with a schedule that does not enhance their Test prospects The last time New Zealand won a Test series in England, in 1999, England’s fans crowded the outfield and shouted “what a load of rubbi…

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Joe Root warns it is ‘the wrong time to start panicking’ after England are routed

England captain admits his own poor form has not helpedNew Zealand’s Tom Latham basks in ‘huge achievement’Joe Root has backed the players whose failures with the bat ushered England towards a crushing Test defeat against New Zealand at Edgbaston, insi…

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Joe Root warns it is ‘the wrong time to start panicking’ after England are routed

England captain admits his own poor form has not helpedNew Zealand’s Tom Latham basks in ‘huge achievement’Joe Root has backed the players whose failures with the bat ushered England towards a crushing Test defeat against New Zealand at Edgbaston, insi…

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New Zealand seal dominant second Test win and series victory over England

Second Test: England 303 & 122; New Zealand 388 & 41-2Black Caps wrap up eight-wicket win inside hour on day fourNew Zealand completed victory against England on the fourth morning at Edgbaston, winning a one-sided match by eight wickets. Victo…

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England v New Zealand: second Test, day four – live!

Over-by-over updates from the fourth day at EdgbastonThe Spin: sign up and get our free weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Geoff or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.47am BST @GeoffLemonSport finally the penny drops that this England batting lineup isn…

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Ollie Robinson furore not to blame for England’s woes, says Chris Silverwood

‘We’ve tried to make sure the noise has been quietened down’Head coach admits England’s batting has been ‘not good enough’Chris Silverwood has insisted the off-field rancour triggered by Ollie Robinson’s historic tweets was not to blame for the sorry b…

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England on brink of defeat as Neil Wagner turns the screw for New Zealand

Second Test day three: England 303 & 122-9; New Zealand 388Mark Wood top-scores with 29 as England’s batsmen fall shortBataclysm. Batastrophe. There is simply not a hole this England lineup cannot bat itself into. If nothing else, they are experts …

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Zak Crawley’s confusion is a symptom of England’s top-order batting malaise | Andy Bull

The young batsman’s technique is being pulled in different directions by the competing needs of three different formatsIt was hot and close when England’s openers got out to the middle, headache weather, heavy and oppressive. The team were already in s…

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Second-string New Zealand make England look second-rate

Despite making six changes to their team from Lord’s, the Kiwis have been far too good for Joe Root’s fragile sideIndia have been playing what they are calling an “intra-squad match simulation” at the Ageas Bowl, the highlight of which appears to be an…

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England v New Zealand: second Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over updates from the third day at EdgbastonThe Spin: sign up and get our free weekly cricket emailAnd feel free to email Tanya or tweet @tjaldred 10.53am BST Frank Stark is bewildered by the soft signal hullabaloo:“I’m a bit baffled by the Jes…

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Zak Crawley ‘catch’ for England reignites debate over umpire’s soft signal

New Zealand’s Devon Conway ruled not out off Stuart BroadEngland unhappy with signal given by Richard IllingworthDoes international cricket need the soft signal for low catches? It was a question posed by many, including England’s bowling coach, Jon Le…

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Hunger game: how Jimmy Anderson dodged long list of bowling casualties | Andy Bull

Where other bowlers have seen careers ruined by injury and off-field issues, Anderson is still going strong in his 162nd Test“What’s the secret?” Nasser Hussain asked Jimmy Anderson before the start of this Test. “A lot of it is luck,” Anderson told hi…

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England rue drops and decisions as New Zealand take upper hand in second Test

Second Test, day two: England 303: New Zealand 229-3Broad furious over Conway ‘catch’ as opener goes on to make 80At Lord’s last week Devon Conway brought up his century with an ostentatious lofted flick off his ankles and over square leg for four. At …

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Michael Holding critical of England’s ‘moment of unity’ Test gesture

Former West Indies bowler likens it to ‘all lives matter’Holding praises Gareth Southgate and England footballersEngland’s pre-match “moment of unity” has drawn scorn from Michael Holding, who believes the gesture is akin to saying “all lives matter” a…

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England v New Zealand: second Test, day two – live!

Live updates from Edgbaston with the series all squareThe Spin: sign up now and receive our free weekly emailSend Daniel an email or tweet @unitedrewind 11.16am BST 93rd over: England 280-7 (Lawrence 71, Wood 36) Has a metalware or door-lock company in…

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Ollie Robinson given time off by Sussex for his ‘mental health and wellbeing’

Sussex statement: ‘Ollie has made clear the shame he feels’Rory Burns says England concentrating on winning second TestOllie Robinson has pulled out of playing for Sussex this weekend citing the need for a break as the England and Wales Cricket Board c…

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Dom Sibley awkwardly cements his status as England’s newest cult hero | Andy Bull

What the batsman lacks in flair he makes up for in stubbornness and patience, as New Zealand have discovered Has anyone ever been made so rapturously happy by Dom Sibley’s batting? Let loose at a Test match after 15 months of on-and-off lockdown, the c…

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Dan Lawrence helps England rally against New Zealand in second Test

Second Test, day one: England 258-7 v New ZealandBurns 81, Lawrence 67*, but Crawley, Root and Bracey failOn a day when England’s failings were often familiar and New Zealand’s strengths likewise, perhaps most important of all was the soundtrack of glo…