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Resolute England march into semi-finals
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Resolute England march into semi-finals

June 6th, 2017 | by admin
England 310 (Root 64, Buttler 61*, Hales 56) beat New Zealand 223 (Williamson 87, Plunkett 4-59) by 87 runs This was not quite the contest which brought the Champions Trophy alive, alas, but England will not lose sleep over that....
Woakes could be sidelined for two South Africa Tests
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Woakes could be sidelined for two South Africa Tests

June 6th, 2017 | by admin
Chris Woakes could miss the first two Tests against South Africa due to the side strain which ruled him out of the Champions Trophy. The recovery timeframe is four to six weeks, with Woakes admitting it is likely to be the longer...
Blockbusting England must beware complacency
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Blockbusting England must beware complacency

May 31st, 2017 | by admin
Match facts   June 1, 2017 Start time 10.30am local (0930 GMT) Big picture Two of the most-improved ODI teams of the last two years will be pitted against each other in the Champions Trophy opener. England and Bangladesh...
‘Massive advantages’ of IPL but not over Tests
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‘Massive advantages’ of IPL but not over Tests

May 30th, 2017 | by admin
Andrew Strauss, the director of England cricket, has defended his decision to allow key England players to participate in the IPL despite subsequent injury concerns. Both Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were obliged to sit-out games...
Rabada and Parnell blow England away
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Rabada and Parnell blow England away

May 29th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 156 for 3 (Amla 55) beat England 153 (Bairstow 51, Roland-Jones 37*, Rabada 4-39, Maharaj 3-25, Parnell 3-43) by seven wickets South Africa will go into the Champions Trophy with confidence partially restored after...
Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match
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Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match

May 28th, 2017 | by admin
India 129 for 3 (Kohli 52*, Dhawan 40) beat New Zealand 189 (Ronchi 66, Neesham 46*, Bhuvneshwar 3-28, Shami 3-47) by 45 runs (D/L method) A handsome, unbeaten half century from Virat Kohli, and a lethal spell of fast bowling...
SA hope to stop England bandwagon
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SA hope to stop England bandwagon

May 28th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts   May 29, 2017 Start time 11am local (1000 GMT) Big picture After the liveliest of finishes, a dead rubber. England’s resurrection at the Ageas Bowl condemned South Africa to their first defeat in a...
Morgan and Moeen star in convincing victory
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Morgan and Moeen star in convincing victory

May 24th, 2017 | by admin
England 339 for 6 (Morgan 107, Moeen 77*, Hales 61) beat South Africa 267 (Amla 73, du Plessis 67, Woakes 4-38) by 72 runs Eoin Morgan is an England captain who senses his time has come. He has reshaped England’s...
England’s trophy credentials face the acid test
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England’s trophy credentials face the acid test

May 23rd, 2017 | by admin
Match facts May 24, 2017 Start time 2pm local (1300 GMT) Big picture England’s international season got underway almost three weeks ago, with two low-key victories over Ireland (though the fixtures were significant in...
Anderson in race to be fit for South Africa Tests
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Anderson in race to be fit for South Africa Tests

May 23rd, 2017 | by admin
James Anderson faces a race to be fit for the opening Test against South Africa after scans confirmed he had suffered a tear to his right groin. He will certainly miss Lancashire’s next Championship match, the return Roses...