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Joe Root and Eoin Morgan clinch England series win amid Sri Lankan rain

• England, 132-2, beat Sri Lanka, 237-7 by 18 runs (DLS)• Victory in fourth ODI seals series 3-0 with one to playIt was probably always going to be the case that this one-day series between Sri Lanka and England would be settled by another almighty dow…

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England beat Sri Lanka in fourth ODI to win series in the rain – as it happened

England beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method after another ODI was hit by rainRead Ali Martin’s report from Pallekele 12.42pm BST Here’s Ali Martin’s report from Pallekele – and with that, I’ll head off. Thanks for reading! Rel…

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Liam Plunkett turns up in shape after six weeks on the baseball diamond

• England quick reports for ODI duty after absence with leave• Switch of tour dates led to clash with his weddingAn indoor baseball diamond in the town of West Chester, Philadelphia, was the scene of Liam Plunkett’s preparations for Sri Lanka, with the…

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Alex Hales on standby for England after Bairstow twists ankle playing football

• Bairstow sits out nets session and will be assessed on Saturday• Joe Denly the other option to open against Sri Lanka in ODIAlex Hales is preparing for a return to the England XI for Saturday’s fourth one-day international against Sri Lanka after Jon…

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Joe Denly checks in early as England ponder slowing down the attack

• Sam Curran and Kent all-rounder seemingly vying for a place• England lead Sri Lanka 2-0 with two ODIs remainingJoe Denly has joined England’s one-day tour of Sri Lanka and will compete with Sam Curran for a place in the XI on Saturday, as the managem…

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Clare Connor and Nathan Leamon may vie to be ECB’s director of cricket

• Head of women’s game and lead analyst have impressed• Andrew Strauss to assist in search for his successorThe search for the new director of England cricket officially starts on Friday with Clare Connor, head of the women’s game, and Nathan Leamon, t…

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Kaneria admits to spot-fixing after six years and apologises to Essex

Former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria admits to spot-fixing while at Essex, ending six years of denial.

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Robert Croft departure sad day for Glamorgan – chief executive Hugh Morris

Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris pays tribute to departing head coach Robert Croft, who leaves the Welsh county after three decades.

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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 spareIt was 11.33pm local time when Ben Stokes crashed the left-arm spin of Amila Aponso down the ground for an almighty six, the shot sealing a sev…

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Glamorgan Cricket: Robert Croft leaves as head coach

Glamorgan part company with coach Robert Croft after three seasons in charge, after the county finished bottom of the County Championship.

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Michael Carberry: Leicestershire part company with former England opener

Former England opener Michael Carberry parts company with Leicestershire by mutual consent.

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Sri Lanka ‘not distracted’ by Sanath Jayasuriya case for ODI series

• Former opener stresses ‘integrity and transparency’• Tom Curran favourite to replace Liam Dawson for third ODIThe grass-banked Pallekele Stadium should provide a pleasant setting for the resumption of Sri Lanka and England’s rain-affected one-day ser…

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James Bracey: Gloucestershire batsman agrees new contract until 2021

James Bracey signs a new deal with Gloucestershire to keep him at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

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Dieter Klein: Leicestershire bowler agrees new deal for 2019

Leicestershire’s South African fast bowler Dieter Klein agrees a new deal with the county for the 2019 season.

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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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Chris Wood: Hampshire left-arm seamer signs new contract

Hampshire left-arm seamer Chris Wood signs a new contract, keeping him at the Ageas Bowl until the end of 2020.

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