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Big Bash League

Carey, Rashid hand Strikers opening-day win

Brisbane Heat had very little to cheer about but their No. 11 Mujeeb ur Rahman did break a T20 record

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Pattinson recalled by Strikers after run-out confusion

Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram withdrew a run-out appeal after James Pattinson was given out despite clearly grounding his bat

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Wellington

Rain completes Mathews and Mendis' epic rescue

They batted all of the fourth day and 12 overs on the fifth to give Sri Lanka a draw that didn't look possible at 13 for 3

Mendis the dasher turns into Samaraweera clone

Usually an unrepentant strokemaker, Sri Lanka's No. 4 overturned his batting style to block his way to an outstanding match-saving hundred

Two guys put their hands up and didn't give us an opportunity for a day - Williamson

Kane Williamson's team tried everything, but Sri Lanka's batsmen were just too good

Latham carries his bat for 264*

Tom Latham saw out New Zealand's first innings against Sri Lanka with a record-setting 264* runs in Wellington.


Highlights - Mendis and Mathews bat through the day

Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews produced a monumental effort on day four against New Zealand to keep their side in the game


Southee dominates with 6-wicket performance

Tim Southee seemed to have the ball on a string, as he collected six wickets against an over matched Sri Lanka side.


England contingent

IPL auction 2019

Sam Curran leads England pack; Denly, Gurney picked

Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone are also set to make their IPL debuts but several other England players go unsold

My wife said 'You've been sold!' and my phone went berserk - Gurney

The English left-arm seamer was about to go and celebrate his wedding anniversary when he heard he had been picked up in the auction

Top Headlines

IPL 2019 auction

Seven variations, one million-dollar package

Mentored by Tahir and talked up by Harbhajan, Varun Chakravarthy wants to show how well he can bowl under the IPL's bright lights

Yuvraj's 94% drop in value, and other standout numbers

All the interesting numbers from the IPL 2019 auction

Singh when you're winning: Prabhsimran and Anmolpreet hit IPL jackpot

The two cousins landed contracts worth INR 4.8 crores and INR 80 lakhs each with Kings XI and Mumbai respectively

Vitality Blast 2019

County news

Essex bring in Delport for Blast

Experienced South African signs two-year deal to play T20 cricket at Chelmsford

News and analysis

India in Australia 2018-19

Aakash Chopra: Is KL Rahul's problem technical or mental?

He has given the impression of having a solid game for all formats. What has gone wrong in Australia?

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#AskChappelli: What does he make of Kohli's behaviour?

Ian Chappell answers your questions after Australia's win over India in the second test in Perth


Starc ready for surprises from Melbourne pitch

The fast bowler also singled out the difference Australia's lower order made in the second Test

Indian Premier League

Auction day

Unadkat, Curran, Chakravarthy are IPL millionaires

Loads of interest in Indian fast bowlers, some bumper winners among West Indies players, and Dube, Chakravarthy draw big money among local stars

How the teams stack up for IPL 2019

Where will Virat Kohli bat for RCB? Have KKR insured well against injuries this time around? Here's what we know - and wonder - about the teams post-auction

Price tag doesn't add pressure - Shivam Dube

Mumbai allrounder was picked by RCB for INR 5 crore


How DK and Ashwin battled for TN boy Chakravarthy

IPL Auction Day


Big surprises and best bargains: From Malinga to Prabhsimran

Gaurav Sundararaman makes sense of the IPL 2019 auction's bidding wars


Why did Royals shell out INR 8.4 crore for Unadkat?

Jaydev Unadkat has been bought by Rajasthan Royals for 8.4 crores


'Would rate our auction 10 out of 10' - Kaif

Delhi assistant coach Mohammad Kaif on the players they bought and the ones that got away at the auction


'We got the players we targeted' - Laxman

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor says Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha and Martin Guptill bring the skillsets the team was focusing on at the auction


Axar Patel - a Capital buy?

The newly rebranded Delhi Capitals snapped up the spin-bowling allrounder for INR 5 crore


What makes RCB's Devdutt Padikkal so exciting

IPL Auction Day


Bairstow the perfect fit for Sunrisers' needs?

The England keeper-batsman went to Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 2.2 crore

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Agarkar: Hetmyer a good buy, but RCB could end up top-heavy

The West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer went to Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 4.2 crore

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Hodge: Pooran's aggression may come good in Mohali

Nicholas Pooran has been sold to Kings XI Punjab for 4.2 crores


India-Pakistan relations

PCB to pay nearly USD 2 million to BCCI after losing legal dispute

As is the norm in arbitration cases such as this, the winning party claims legal costs from the losing side, which the BCCI had done

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