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11:30 pm – England beat Australia

England held on to their nerves as they defeated Australia by three wickets in the first ODI on Wednesday.

Eoin Morgan hit 68 as they chased down 215 with tail-ender David Willey scoring an unbeaten 35.

Read the report here.

10:30 pm – Pakistan sweep T20 series

Pakistan crushed Scotland by 84 runs to win the two-match T20 series. Batting first, the visitors made 166-6 thanks to a 49 from Shoaib Malik.

In reply, Scotland were shot out for just 82 with all-rounder Faheem Ashraf picking up 3-5.

Read the talking  points from the game here.

8:00 pm – Amelia Kerr becomes youngest ever double centurion

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New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr smashed an unbeaten 232 to help her team score 440 for three against Ireland as the White ferns became the first team in either men’s or women’s internationals to cross the 400-run mark in three consecutive ODIs.

Kerr, 17, became the youngest ever double centurion, overtaking Pakistan great Javed Miandad who did so at the age of 19.

Read the full report here.

6:00 pm – Kevin Pietersen delivers the MAK Pataudi Memorial lecture

England’s Kevin Pietersen became the first non-Indian to deliver the MAK Pataudi Memorial lecture, organised by the BCCI.

In his speech, Pietersen asked administrators to make Test cricket more engaging. “Let’s make Test cricket a spectacle. Garnish it with colour and fireworks. Fill the grounds. Play in the evenings. Give the umpires microphones to broadcast to the spectators,” he said.

More more click here.

5:15pm – Stanikzai hoping Afghanistan can live up to expectations in inaugural Test

Meanwhile, Rahane’s opposite counterpart Asghar Stanikzai has said that it is the responsibility of his Afghanistan players to live to to expectations when they take the field against India in their inaugural Test on Thursday. The Afghan skipper had plenty more to say ahead of his men’s big day. Read what Stanikzai has said here.

5:00pm – Ajinkya Rahane’s India aiming to be ruthless in Afghanistan’s maiden Test

On the eve of Afghanistan’s inaugural Test, stand-in India skipper Ajinkya Rahane has said that his side will be nothing but ruthless against the latest entrants in the five-day format. Read what else the stand-in skipper said about his side’s preparations here.

3:45pm – Follow live ball-by-ball coverage as England face Australia

Eoin Morgan says England will go again.

Can England bounce back after defeat against Scotland?

Australia have won the toss and will bat first in the series-opening one-day international clash with England at The Oval.

Click here for the live scorecard.

9:30am – New Zealand legend recovering from bowel cancer

Kiwi legend: Sir Richard Hadlee.

Kiwi legend: Sir Richard Hadlee.

New Zealand great Sir Richard Hadlee has been diagnosed with bowel cancer but is expected to make a full recovery.

Read more, here.

9:00am – A look back at England’s harrowing limited-overs losses

Stuart Broad missed a run-out in the 2009 game against Netherlands

The Netherlands triumphed over England in 2009.

England open their white-ball home season against Australia on Wednesday with Eoin Morgan’s side looking to bounce back from Sunday’s six-run loss to Associate nation Scotland in Edinburgh.

It’s not the first time that England have been beaten by teams that have been ranked below them.

Denzil Pinto brings you this throwback piece.



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