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Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav star as India thrash England in first ODI

• England 268 all out; India 269-2; India win by eight wickets• Spinner Yadav takes six wickets on flat pitch at Trent Bridge How do you solve a problem like Kuldeep Yadav? It is a question that could well be vexing English batsmen for the remainder of…

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Home favourite Alex Hales set to miss England’s ODI opener against India

• Trent Bridge hero a victim of intense competition for places• Ben Stokes expected to replace Hales in Eoin Morgan’s sideAlex Hales has been the driving force behind two world‑record totals at Trent Bridge but, despite an impressive back catalogue on …

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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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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 InternationalEngland came up short in their Bristol decider as Rohit Sharma’s world record-equalling third Twenty20 internatio…

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India beat England by seven wickets to win Twenty20 series – as it happened

Rohit Sharma hit a world record-equalling third T20 century to seal a seven wicket victory over EnglandRead Vic Marks’s match report 5.35pm BST Well, we saw it coming. I said that if Rohit Sharma got a hundred, Indian would win, but that was after he h…

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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 beat India by five wickets in second T20 match – as it happened

Alex Hales scored a half-century as England got over the line in the final over to level the series in Cardiff 9.42pm BST Related: Alex Hales’ last-over heroics keep England’s T20 series with India alive 9.08pm BST Willey, won’t he? He will. A shorte…

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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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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’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…

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First Twenty20 international: India beat England by eight wickets – as it happened

Three wickets in an over from Kuldeep Yadav and a century from Lokesh Rahul powered India to victory over India in their first Twenty20The Spin: Dry spell puts heat on groundskeepers 9.39pm BST Related: England’s white-ball run comes to a halt as Indi…

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Virat Kohli’s India will pose England significant white-ball challenge

Batting lineup will be much more threatening than Australians’ and touring side also has interesting selection of spin optionsThe Vincibles of 2018 have departed. The Australian cricketers have left the country, tails between their legs, and several of…

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Ben Stokes’ return puts England’s powerhouse batsmen under pressure

• All-rounder back for Durham next week after month out• Batsmen will play for their places in first two T20s against India Related: Steve Smith is set to return – maybe this break has done him some good | Andy Bull Ben Stokes will return from injury n…

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England beat Australia in T20 cricket international – as it happened

Australia suffered six defeats from six after a one-off Twenty20 in which England reproduced the dominance of the whitewashed one-day series 9.56pm BST Ali Martin’s match report Related: England hit Australia for six with Jos Buttler to the fore again …

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Paul Farbrace hands Buttler opening role for England’s T20 against Australia

• In-form Buttler promoted after IPL success as opener• Farbrace admits interest in succeeding Trevor BaylissPaul Farbrace has confirmed his interest in becoming England’s next full-time head coach and made a positive first move as the interim for the …

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Jos Buttler: matchwinner with the courage and ability not to become ordinary | Rob Smyth

From the very beginning of his ODI career Jos Buttler looked the part, and he has now developed into England’s perfect all-weather batsmanMany batsmen look the part as soon as they step into international cricket. Not many do so while barely scoring a …

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