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Root century inspires England to series-levelling win

LONDON: Joe Root struck a fluent 113 as England crushed India by 86 runs in the second one-day international at Lord’s on Saturday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

Kuldeep takes six England wickets as Indiawin opening ODI

NOTTINGHAM: India‘s spin sensation Kuldeep Yadav tormented England with a six wicket haul and Rohit Sharma then piled on the runs as the tourists won their opening one-day international with ease at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Sri Lankan spinner Herath contemplating retirement in November

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath might retire from international cricket after the three-match test series against England in November, the left-arm spinner has said.

Pakistan opener Shehzad charged over positive test says PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad has tested positive for a banned substance and will be charged later on Tuesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said.

Root will be spurred on by T20 axe, says Farbrace

Joe Root’s exclusion from the Twenty20 series decider against India on Sunday will fuel the England test captain’s desire to improve going into this week’s opening one-day international between the sides, interim head coach Paul Farbrace has said.

Australia sweat over injury to key test batsman Marsh

MELBOURNE: Depleted Australia have concerns over another possible injury to one of their test players with long-serving batsman Shaun Marsh sustaining a shoulder problem while playing in a Twenty20 match for Glamorgan in Cardiff on Sunday.

Team selected

KATHMANDU: A three-member selection panel — ICC representative Aminul Islam, head coach Jagat Tamatta and skipper Paras Khadka — has picked up the 20-member squad for national team’s matches against Marylebone Cricket Club and the Netherlands.

Batsmen fail again for Bangladesh in 1st test vs West Indies

NORTH SOUND: Bangladesh’s batsmen failed for a second time in the first cricket test on Thursday as West Indies closed in on a three-day victory.

Buttler ton steers England to 5-0 whitewash against Australia

MANCHESTER: Jos Buttler scored a dazzling unbeaten century to guide England to a thrilling one-wicket victory over Australia at Old Trafford on Sunday to seal an unprecedented 5-0 one-day series triumph over their old rivals.

Paine casts doubt on ODI future after whitewash

Australia captain Tim Paine has cast doubt over his one-day international future after his touring side were thumped 5-0 by England, who sealed the series whitewash with a one-wicket victory in Manchester on Sunday.


Langer targets being number one in professionalism, honesty and humility

New Australia coach Justin Langer has been charged not only with getting Australia winning again but also with addressing cultural issues within the team.