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McCullum backed after Cairns acquittal

New Zealand Cricket has said it will support Brendon McCullum if he should face any sort of difficulty after Chris Cairns was acquitted of perjury in a London court. The New Zealand captain had testified against the former allrounder during the trial.

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1dESPN Staff

England seal whitewash after Super Over drama

A masterful display of death bowling from Chris Jordan meant England needed just four from their over to beat Pakistan in the third and final T20 international.

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Cairns found not guilty after nine-week trial

Chris Cairns has been found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice by a majority verdict at the end of a nine-week trial at Southwark Crown Court in London.

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2dDaniel Brettig

Day-night Tests here to stay - McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has declared day-night Test cricket "here to stay" after the conclusion of the inaugural floodlit match at Adelaide Oval, a popular success despite its meagre three-day running time.

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4dBrydon 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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4dESPNCricinfo Staff

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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5dGeorge 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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5dDavid 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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5dESPN Staff

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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6dGeorge 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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8dDavid 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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