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Pat Cummins streak continues as he guides Hyderabad Sunrisers to IPL final

The Midas touch that Pat Cummins has enjoyed in his captaincy career has helped propel him to another major international final, this time with his Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad. Cummins, who has taken Australia to a triumph in…

County cricket: Hampshire v Surrey, Lancashire v Warwicks – as it happened

Durham player to make centuries in four consecutive innings. From a grey Old Trafford, good night!Somerset 171 Southampton: Hampshire 102-1 v Surrey 127 Canterbury: Kent v Essex 287-4 Old Trafford: Lancashire v Warwickshire 89-3 New Road: Worcestershire v Nottinghamshire no…

Moeen Ali ready to lead England when Jos Buttler is on paternity leave

Moeen Ali signed off from the 50-over World Cup with a typically ­honest admission that England should turn to the next generation. Although as the 36-year-old heads into the Twenty20 equivalent next month – a tournament in which he could ­captain the…

England’s Alice Capsey leads the way in ‘scrappy’ ODI win over Pakistan

Alice Capsey hit a career-best 44 from 65 balls as England comfortably beat Pakistan by 37 runs in the first ODI against Pakistan at Derby. But despite the victory margin the captain, Heather Knight described England’s performance as “scrappy” and…

England beat Pakistan by 37 runs in first women’s cricket ODI – as it happened

Right then, that’s enough from me, with Raf Nicholson’s report to follow shortly. Go well! Player of the Match is Sophie Ecclestone, who just cruised through her overs for three wickets, brilliant while still not being at her best. She’s…

‘Never aware of the camera’: raw reaction to Ashes drama laid bare in cricket doco | Angus Fontaine

The art of immersion calls for a fine balance. For the documentary team behind the third season of The Test, following Australia’s cricketers on the 2023 tour of England, it meant being invisible yet at the same time everywhere a…

England head coach questions Morgan criticism over 50-over World Cup fiasco

Eoin Morgan was among the more prominent critics of England’s feeble 50-over World Cup defence in India last winter but according to Matthew Mott, head coach, the former captain’s insight into the dressing room has its limits. Speaking after Wednesday’s…

England v Pakistan: first men’s T20 cricket international – as it didn’t happen

Name ‘em… Twenty20 Cup campaign.” Rishi Sunak’s suit shoulders … it’s election on and cricket off. Things can only get wetter. I’m going to hang around for a bit to see if there’s any flutterings of news out of Headingley,…

The Spin | Happy 21st birthday T20: from silly photoshoot to cricket’s apex format

In an age when every conceivable piece of information is available at the click of a button, details of the pop group United Colours of Sound are impressively thin on the ground. In one incredibly low-resolution image of the band…