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Brydon Coverdale

Wickets continue to tumble in first day-night Test

The pink ball and green pitch have combined to produce a vivid brand of cricket over the first two days between Australia and New Zealand at Adelaide Oval, where a three-day Test now appears a near certainty.

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Twitter reacts to Nathan Lyon DRS controversy

In five minutes, Australia's Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially on the second day of the first ever day-night Test against New Zealand. The Twitter world did not hold back.

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Australia ahead in first day-night Test

Bowlers dominate early with new-look pink ball as New Zealand are all out for 202, before Australia make 54 under the floodlights in Adelaide.

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George Dobell

Billings' blast sets up impressive England win

England were vindicated in their decision to use an international match to experiment with team changes, after their fringe players powered them to a 14-run victory over Pakistan in Dubai.

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David Hopps

ECB confirms helmets now compulsory

Professional cricketers in England will have to wear mandatory helmets next season while batting or fielding close to the wicket.

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No mandatory toss in the County Championship

In a move away from hundreds of years of cricket tradition, there will be no mandatory toss in either division of the English County Championship in the 2016 season after the ECB confirmed they were implementing the experiment to try and encourage the development of spin bowling.

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New Zealand want Bangladesh day-night Test

New Zealand will trial the pink ball and day-night format in the Plunket Shield in February, with plans being formulated to play a floodlit Test match against Bangladesh in December 2016.

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George Dobell

ECB considers ditching coin toss

The ECB are considering scrapping the toss in Division Two County Championship cricket in a bid to encourage counties to produce better pitches.

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David Hopps

Cricket hails record domestic crowds

Cricket's determination to reassert itself as England's national summer sport has received a fillip with the release of record attendance figures since the ECB was founded 18 years ago.

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Lehmann tried to keep Johnson for ODIs

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has demonstrated his concerns about a diminishing supply of high-class pace bowling resources by revealing he tried to convince Mitchell Johnson to remain a limited-overs player after his retirement from Test matches in Perth.

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Topley soaking up his rapid rise

After needing hospital treatment at the age of 15 when struck in the head by a Kevin Pietersen drive, Topley's back better than ever six years on, firmly pushing for a place in the World T20 squad.

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Buttler: I banished my batting blues

After smashing his own record for England's fastest ODI hundred of all time, Jos Buttler admitted he was at a loss to explain his stunning turnaround in fortunes, only three weeks after losing his place in the Test team following a moribund run of scores.

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George Dobell

Buttler inspires England to series win

Jos Buttler scores 116 off 52 balls and Jason Roy notches his maiden century as England beat Pakistan in the fourth ODI to clinch series victory in Dubai.

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Andrew Miller

Bell's long England service takes its toll

Ian Bell has vowed to fight for his England spot, but if his omission for the South Africa tour does prove the end there is much that should be applauded from his 11-year career.

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George Dobell

Pietersen slams Bell omission as 'pathetic'

Kevin Pietersen has branded the decision to omit Ian Bell from England's touring squad to South Africa as "pathetic," "insane" and "ridiculous."

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England bowler Wood set for surgery

Mark Wood will undergo ankle surgery next week after the ECB decided it had to pursue a long-term solution to the problem which he has managed through the first six months of his international career.

Andrew McGlashan

Bell dropped for England's tour of South Africa

Ian Bell faces the end of his England career after being dropped for the Test series against South Africa as Nick Compton and Gary Ballance earn recalls to the squad.

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