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23hAndrew McGlashan

New Zealand take charge against England

Alastair Cook's side trail by 60 runs with eight wickets of their second innings remaining after visitors bowled out for 523 on day three at Lord's.

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2dAndrew McGlashan

England frustrated as New Zealand rally

Visitors reach 303/2 in reply to England's 389 after two days of the first Test at Lord's, with Kane Williamson poised on unbeaten 92.

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3dAndrew McGlashan

Root and Stokes lead England fight

Pair steady England from 30/4 but narrowly miss out on centuries as hosts recover to finish opening day against New Zealand at Lord's on 354/7.

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Embattled England face rising force NZ

Intriguing contest between teams pulling in opposite directions provides welcome distraction from off field controversies.

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Southee cautious as NZ get into swing

Bowler has already etched his name into Lord's history after six wicket haul in 2013, but says he is taking nothing for granted.


Cook denies Pietersen ultimatum

England captain denies allegations he threatened to leave if Pietersen was recalled, but admits he agreed to the decision not to include him in the team's plans for the summer.

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5dESPN Staff

Strauss suffers Langer setback

Justin Langer has extended his coaching contract with Western Australia until the end of 2017-18, putting an end to speculation that linked him with the England and India coaching jobs.

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6dDavid Hopps

Joe Root named ECB Player of the Year

Root's love for the game, not for what it brings, is quite a gift after a year of much turmoil within English cricket. Somehow, in this swirl of ill will, he has triumphed - and it offers hope, writes David Hopps.

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6dGeorge Dobell

Gillespie set for Strauss meeting

Australian due to meet ECB officials in the next few days to discuss the vacant England coaching position.

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6dDavid Hopps

Broad understands England captaincy decision

Fast bowler is concentrating on upcoming Test series with New Zealand and says he can see why new ECB director Andrew Strauss gave Eoin Morgan the limited-over captaincy.

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7dByron Coverdale

Clarke feels sorry for Pietersen

Michael Clarke says Kevin Pietersen's England exile will make Australia's Ashes task easier this summer.

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9dESPN Staff

Pietersen given 'no guarantees' - Graves

Colin Graves, the ECB's new chairman, has moved to defend himself from accusations that he misled Kevin Pietersen in encouraging the batsman to play county cricket in order to win his England place back.

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10dDaniel Brettig

Cricket Australia launches review of Hughes' death

Phillip Hughes' death is to be the subject of an independent review, commissioned by Cricket Australia in order to "see what could be done to prevent a similar accident happening in the future".

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11dMelinda Farrell and David Hopps

Injured Pietersen abandons IPL return

Batsman's return for Sunrisers Hyderabad scuppered by calf injury suffered while making the triple-century for Surrey as England fallout continues.

12dESPN Staff

'Angry' Pietersen hits out at 'deceitful' ECB

Surrey batsman claims he was misled over the possibility of regaining a place in the England side and that the national team have been given 'permission to lose the Ashes'.

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