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Australia set for mix of youth and experience for first Test series since ball tampering scandal

Two-Test series against Pakistan starts 7 October Five players missing due to suspension or injuryNational selectors are set to call upon fresh faces and seasoned veterans in one of the most heavily depleted Australian Test squads in recent memory.The …

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Happy days Zaheer again. Again | Brief letters

Zaheer Abbas | Beavers | Christmas cake | Brexit | Morris TravellersI would like to wish Zaheer Abbas a belated happy birthday (Birthdays, 24 July). There used to be a competition among county cricketers to see who could hit 1,000 runs in the firs…

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Joe Root warns that win over Pakistan must not ‘paper over cracks’

• England captain expresses delight at team’s ‘pride and passion’• Root praises newcomer Dom Bess for his performanceJoe Root has warned that England’s series-levelling win against Pakistan must not “paper over the cracks” despite expressing some perso…

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Dom Bess and Jos Buttler earn England 128-run lead over Pakistan

• Second Test, day two: Pakistan 174; England 302-7• Bess top-scores with 49 as hosts take complete controlEngland ended a shortened day in a dominant position even if they got there by an unusual route. When the sun finally made an appearance in the f…

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England v Pakistan: second Test, day two – as it happened

England advanced to 302 for 7 by the close of day two, building a healthy lead over PakistanIreland to face England in 2019 four-day Test 7.43pm BST Here’s Vic Marks’s day two report: Related: Dom Bess and Jos Buttler earn England 128-run lead over Pak…

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Stuart Broad sets a bowling standard that was missing at Lord’s | Ali Martin

Bowler took full advantage of classic Headingley conditions with three wickets in a display that defied talk of omissionWe may have to wait until the autobiographies are ghosted down the line for full disclosure. But whatever Joe Root said to Stuart B…

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Defeat at Headingley could spell big trouble for England and coach Bayliss

There would be huge relief at the beleaguered ECB if England could square the Pakistan series but there is no guarantee of that, especially since the fitness of Ben Stokes is in doubtThe Headingley Test has become a spicier match than was ever anticipa…

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Joe Root backs Trevor Bayliss before England’s second Test against Pakistan

• Ben Stokes faces fitness test on morning of match• Surrey’s Sam Curran called up as cover for Headingley TestThe ignominy of seventh place in the world Test rankings awaits England if they lose to Pakistan in Leeds. But for their captain, Joe Root, t…

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Lord’s humbling should remind ECB that it is easier to sell a winning team | Vic Marks

England’s crushing defeat highlighted how the marginalisation of red-ball cricket in this country is damaging the development of Test players while Pakistan’s victory was a triumphFor the romantic rather than the English patriot, the Lord’s Test provid…

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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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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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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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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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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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A rookie’s day out at Lord’s: is cricket best appreciated slowly? | Amy Lawrence

As a self-confessed cricket agnostic, something simpler to understand appeals but I’m in the minority among Test fans in the Edrich Stand for England v PakistanNeehan Khaunte is into the final few hours of a family holiday in London, and best has unque…

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