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England’s Eoin Morgan happy with ugly win over Australia after Scotland shock

• Finding a way over the line was important, says captain Morgan• Three-wicket ODI win useful preparation for 2019 World CupIt might not have been the prettiest win but Eoin Morgan declared England’s opening three-wicket victory over Australia as usefu…

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England agree to Australian handshakes as Tim Paine seeks to repair side’s image

• Australia captain wants team handshakes before matches• Jos Buttler set to return for England in first ODIEoin Morgan, the England one-day captain, has accepted a request from his Australian counterpart, Tim Paine, for players on both sides to line u…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/12/england-australia-tim-paine-first-odi

Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs a few memories at home

• Sarfraz Ahmed: Hopefully playing nations [now] come to Pakistan• Let’s hope this kick-starts momentum in Pakistan again, says Mickey ArthurPakistan produced a story for the ages as they defied all pre-tournament predictions and thrashed their much-fa…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/18/pakistan-captain-champions-trophy-india-sarfraz-ahmed-mickey-arthur

Pakistan v India talking points: Fakhar Zaman drives Pakistan’s transformation | Ali Martin

Pakistan’s surge was complete in the Champions Trophy final, with Fakhar Zaman and Sarfraz Ahmed vital to their victoryFakhar Zaman neatly summed up the glorious chaos from which Pakistan seems to draw its cricketing strength, having begun the Champion…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/jun/18/pakistan-india-champions-trophy-fakhar-zaman-five-talking-points

Virat Kohli wary of being favourites but says India will cope with pressure

• Kohli claims group-stage thrashing of Pakistan is irrelevant to the final• ‘Everyone is aware of the talent they have – they can beat any side in the world’Virat Kohli said India will be neither intimidated nor arrogant when they face Pakistan in Sun…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jun/17/virat-kohli-india-pakistan-champions-trophy-final-the-oval