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Leicestershire salvage three-run thriller despite Marchant de Lange's mighty assault

Leicestershire 191 (Dexter 87) and 237 (Raine 65, Horton 50, Hogan 5-61) beat Glamorgan 178 (Aaron 4-65) and 247 (de Lange 90, Raine 4-44) by 3 runsScorecard Leicestershire were as relieved as they were jubilant after winning their first county championship match of the season, and their first for 19 matches, after Marchant de Lange’s stunning innings of 90, hit ...

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James Hildreth, Dom Bess set up Somerset victory push

Hampshire 231 and 178 for 2 (Amla 86*, Vince 63*) trail Somerset 506 (Hildreth 184, Bess 92, C Overton 80, Berg 5-130) by 97 runsScorecard When you need to bat over eight hours for a draw it is useful to have a Test triple-centurion in your ranks. Such a quest will also be assisted by the presence of a batsman ...

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'Test cricket won't be around in time' – McCullum

Play 02:02 Brendon McCullum on life as a freelance cricketer and playing under Virat Kohli at Royal Challengers Bangalore Brendon McCullum has said that he doesn’t think Test cricket will survive T20. In an interview to the Cricket Monthly, the former New Zealand captain, who now plays in ...

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Live Report: Ireland v Pakistan – 3rd day

Welcome to our new rolling report. This page will keep you up to date throughout the match, with updates from our team at the ground, stats and graphics, end-of-session reports, and more (if you don’t see the blog immediately, please hit refresh). But don’t worry, you can still follow traditional ball-by-ball commentary as well

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Chahar back, CSK ask Sunrisers to bat first

Looking to seal a top-two slot in the league, Sunrisers Hyderabad were asked to do that the tough way: defending a total against Chennai Super Kings in Pune. Kane Williamson said he would have loved to chase himself but Sunrisers have been one of the better sides defending totals this season. Both teams made a change each Super Kings welcomed ...

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Hafeez questions ICC's process for calling suspect actions

A veteran now of the ICC’s illegal bowling actions policy, Mohammad Hafeez is not apparently a believer in the system. Two weeks after being cleared to bowl in international cricket once again, Hafeez has raised doubts about how the ICC calls and reports bowlers with suspect actions. He said he found the way some bowlers were called for their actions ...

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Nain Abidi returns to Pakistan squad for Women's T20 Asia Cup

Thirty-two-year-old batsman Nain Abidi has returned to the Pakistan side for the Women’s T20 Asia Cup, after an eight-month break from cricket. She was named in the 15-member squad, along with four reserves, for the six-nation tournament to be played in Malaysia starting June 3. Abidi last played international cricket during the World Cup last year in England and subsequently ...

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Rahane comes home on a mission

Big Picture The venue of that famous Rahul Dravid cap fling after one of the most stunning T20 heists will now host another high-voltage clash, even though this isn’t quite a knockout. Such are the dynamics this time that even 12 points could get a team into the knockouts, something each of the bottom four is still in the running ...

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West Indies to host Bangladesh for T20Is in Florida

10:41 AM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna West Indies are set to host Bangladesh for three T20 internationals in August, with the second ...

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IPL playoffs and final to start an hour early

The IPL playoffs, including the final, will start an hour early – from 7pm IST (13.30 GMT). The BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) has approved the change in timings, a move which earlier got the nod from IPL governing council chairman Rajiv Shukla. Ever since the IPL began in 2008, the evening matches have started at 8pm. However, given that ...

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