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Joe Root urges England supporters to keep faith with the players

• England lost the first Test to Pakistan by nine wickets at Lord’s• ‘We know we’re underperforming. It’s very difficult to take’Joe Root urged England supporters to “keep the faith” with his ailing Test side after conceding that Pakistan outplayed the…

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Pakistan blow away woeful England to seal crushing victory in first Test

• England 184 and 242; Pakistan 363 and 66-1• Abbas and Amir fire Pakistan to nine-wicket winAfter that little oasis of serenity on Saturday evening, England reverted to type. In the space of 25 minutes wild hopefulness gave way to grim haplessness as …

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Pakistan crush sorry England by nine wickets in first Test – as it happened

Pakistan’s pace bowlers ripped through England on the morning of day four to pave the way for a comprehensive victory at Lord’s 1.10pm BST Signing off. England have been smashed by nine wickets by Pakistan inside 90 minutes on day four, a truly dreadf…

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Dom Bess displays flair while England discover new ways to be dire | Andy Bull

Test debutant and Jos Buttler make a stand amid England’s desperate inability to find impetus against brilliant PakistanWhen the game was as good as lost, England at last started to play as if they could win. They were 110 for six, still 69 runs behin…

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Jos Buttler says Dom Bess’s batting was ‘like Joe Root’ after debut fifty

• Buttler and Bess lead England fightback at Lord’s • ‘It was like Joe Root walked back out, with his cover drives’Jos Buttler thought Joe Root had walked back out to join him in the middle, such was the skill and temperament on display from Dom Bess a…

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Buttler and Bess steer England away from humiliation after Pakistan blitz

• England 184 and 235-6; Pakistan 363• Jos Buttler and Dom Bess lead England fightback after collapseOn a sunlit Saturday evening Jos Buttler and Dom Bess, both oblivious to the torments endured in the dressing room of England’s Test team over the wint…

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Details of plan to fix Sri Lanka-England Test revealed by al-Jazeera

• Footage shows groundsman saying he can tailor pitch• Sri Lanka Cricket says it will cooperate with ICC investigationSri Lanka Cricket has pledged to cooperate fully with anti-corruption officers as the sport awaits the broadcast of an investigation b…

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Sri Lanka Cricket statement on the latest match fixing allegations

Media Release  26th May, 2018 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will extend its fullest cooperation to the International Cricket Council to investigate the latest allegations levelled via media reports, over ‘’match fixing’’. Mr. Ashley De Silva, CEO of Sri Lanka Cricket is in contact with the CEO of the International Cricket Council Mr. David Richardson and the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit on the matter. Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to state that it has zero tolerance towards corruption and will take immediate action against any person involved in the alleged incident, if found guilty. In the meantime, Sri Lanka Cricket is constantly engaged with the ICC and is following its guidelines on how to handle anti-corruption operations for the forthcoming tours in Sri… Read More →

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Justin Langer expects Australia to ‘cop it’ in England over ball-tampering

Langer says England will be a ‘good learning experience’Australia will face England six times on the tourAustralia’s cricket team can expect a verbal barrage from England’s players, fans and media on their tour next month following the ball tampering s…

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England v Pakistan: first Test, day three – as it happened

Jos Buttler and Dominic Bess battled for an unbeaten 125 seventh-wicket partnership at the end of an otherwise dominant day for PakistanRead Vic Marks’s report from Lord’s 7.05pm BST Here you go. Related: Buttler and Bess steer England away from humili…

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One-Day Cup: Varun Chopra’s century helps Essex beat Somerset for second victory

Essex opener Varun Chopra hits his one-day best 160 to help beat Somerset comfortably at Chelmsford.

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Absence of swing leaves Anderson and Broad as baffled as the scientists | Andy Bull

It should have been perfect conditions for the ball to dart around on day at at Lord’s but England had to rely on the short ball for successNo one really knows why a cricket ball swings. It’s a problem that foxes the finest scientific minds, as much of…

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One-Day Cup: Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by five runs

Derbyshire beat Leicestershire by five runs after a thrilling finish to a rain-affected One-Day Cup contest.

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One-Day Cup: Denly stars as Kent beat Glamorgan by four wickets

Kent captain Joe Denly hits 150 not out and claims four wickets as Kent beat Glamorgan in the One-Day Cup.

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Pakistan batsmen build healthy Lord’s lead against frustrated England attack

• England 184; Pakistan 350-8• Babar Azam top-scores with 68 but forced off injuredOn a grey day at Lord’s the situation grew grimmer for the home side. The pattern of the game was sustained as Pakistan outplayed England by dint of solid, unspectacular…

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One-Day Cup: Middlesex beat Sussex after Paul Stirling century

Paul Stirling hits his second century in six days as Middlesex beat Sussex by 74 runs at Hove in the One-Day Cup.

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