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#PoliteEnquiries: Why are England either comfortable or catastrophic?


Dobell: England drop the ball...again, and again

England have mixed and matched their slip cordon for considerable time, but the current combination isn't making things any better

Bairstow's finger injury adds to England's headaches

An Anderson delivery did damage to the middle finger of the keeper's left hand, but he is expected bat for England if needed

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Kohli's ton sets England daunting challenge

Cook and Jennings survived nine testing overs after India declared 520 runs ahead

Gollapudi: Don't curse Pujara

Some say he needs to be most aggressive, but he does things best when he bats his way - as the Trent Bridge Test has shown

Stats - Kohli's latest landmark and Pandya's double

The best of the numbers from a day dominated by India's batsmen

Harmison: Ishant benefitting from Gillespie's influence

Steve Harmison tells the Match Day team why a stint with Sussex and Jason Gillespie has done Ishant Sharma a world of good


Laxman: Kohli's focus is a trait of a legend

VVS Laxman explains how Virat Kohli has overcome the failures of his last visit to England, in 2014, and believes he will up the ante in the last two Tests of the ongoing series

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'Soul-destroying' to see so many catches dropped - Farbrace

Paul Farbrace has some strong words for the England slip cordon after they dropped big chances on day three


Having faced Anderson in past has helped - Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara reflects on the James Anderson-challenge as India take a commanding position at Trent Bridge


County Championship

Division One

Som v Ess: Leach and Bess poised as normal service resumed at Taunton

Jack Leach and Dom Bess have only 14 wickets between them but they will anticipate getting among Essex before this match is through

Yor v Wor: Mitchell and Moeen get that Festival feeling

Unbeaten centuries for Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali gave Yorkshire a day to forget at the Scarborough Festival

Sur v Lan: Bohannon shines on debut but are lights set to go out on failed experiment?

The idea that people would be drawn to day-night Championship cricket hasn't come to pass - at least at The Oval

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Vitality Blast

Quarter-final places confirmed in the Vitality Blast


High scores, more sixes and wristspinners to the fore

As T20 cricket continues to evolve, scoring rates are higher than ever before, and the 2018 Vitality Blast is no different

Winners and losers - the story of the Blast group stages

Ahead of the Vitality Blast quarter-finals later this week, we take a look at some of the influential figures so far

County Championship

Division Two

Lei v Kent: Abbas' best keeps Kent sweating

Six wickets for Mohammad Abbas has left a tense third day ahead at Grace Road between two sides in the top four

Gla v Dur: Axar Patel left stranded on 95 but sets Durham up for victory

Glamorgan's batting subsided again as they closed on 79 for 7 with only rain saving them from a two-day defeat

Sus v Der: Godleman's hundred soothes Derbyshire amid mystery of two Ben Slaters

Sussex claimed late wickets to keep themselves in the hunt for a first innings lead on a day where Ben Slater needed to be in two places at once

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Pakistan news

Change in the PCB

Najam Sethi quits as PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani set to replace him

The PCB chairman had a poor relationship with Imran Khan, who as the new prime minister of Pakistan is also patron of the board

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Dobell: England's Alastair Cook problem

It was a collective failure from England's batsmen at Trent Bridge, but the issues start at the top

#PoliteEnquiries: Why can't England convert 10s into 20s?

Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi take on your questions on Hardik Pandya, over rates and send-offs


Buttler puts on a brave face after England's latest batting meltdown

England's top-scorer insisted the players will "dust themselves down" after a "very poor day"

County Championship

Division One

Sur v Lan: Sam Curran returns with a touch of swagger and keeps his brother sidelined

The pink ball dominated in the day-night match, Surrey's bowlers hitting back after Tom Bailey had taken five wickets for Lancashire

Yor v Wor: Worcestershire seamers enjoy a record Yorkshire welcome

Kane Williamson and some late-order hitting held Yorkshire together, but Worcestershire dominated the first day of the Scarborough Festival

Som v Ess: Trescothick, wiping his glasses, is back in the old routine

Championship cricket returned to Taunton for the first time in 68 days and Marcus Trescothick wasted no time adding to his enormous runs tally

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