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England Women press home advantage against India after Dunkley innings
India’s Shafali Verma scored 95 on her first-class debut but after the second day they were 187 for five, against England’s first innings of 396

Raf Nicholson at the County Ground, Bristol

17, Jun, 2021 @7:20 PM

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Virat Kohli plays down importance of India v New Zealand World Test final
Virat Kohli said his team were on ‘a quest for excellence’ going into their final against New Zealand but would not see it as do or die

Ali Martin

17, Jun, 2021 @6:30 PM

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England v India: women’s Test match, day two – as it happened
England grabbed a flurry of early-evening wickets after Shafali Verma thrilled on Test debut with 96

Daniel Harris (earlier) and Tanya Aldred (later)

17, Jun, 2021 @5:54 PM

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WTC finalists India and New Zealand have clear identities – unlike Root’s England | Andy Bull
The two best Test sides in the world are very different but alike in one key aspect – and that sets them apart from England

Andy Bull

17, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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England v India: women’s Test match, day one – as it happened
Heather Knight fell narrowly short of a century on the first day of the one-off Test in Bristol

Tanya Aldred (earlier) and Geoff Lemon (later)

16, Jun, 2021 @8:34 PM

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England’s Heather Knight narrowly misses century before India fight back
England ended the first day of their Test against India on 269-6, captain Heather Knight having fallen five runs short of a century

Raf Nicholson at the County Ground, Bristol

16, Jun, 2021 @7:17 PM

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India v New Zealand: how the World Test Championship finalists shape up
Sharply contrasting cricketing nations, New Zealand and India, meet on Friday with a $1.6m bonanza for the winners of the World Test Championship – but the real prize on offer is glory

Tim de Lisle

16, Jun, 2021 @11:17 AM

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Steve Smith and David Warner missing from Australia’s white ball tours
Australia will take a depleted squad to the West Indies and Bangladesh after several big names opted out of the upcoming white ball tours

Guardian sport

16, Jun, 2021 @5:15 AM

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England Women forced to play India Test on used men’s T20 cricket pitch
The England Women captain, Heather Knight, said of the used pitch: ‘We tried to get it changed,’ and the ECB replied in a statement: ‘We accept this issue shouldn’t have arisen’

Raf Nicholson

15, Jun, 2021 @4:02 PM

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The Spin | Time to go Joe: Root should quit England captaincy for his own good
Root has slipped out of form and at 30 he should be focusing on what he does best not sacrificing a strength to a weakness

Tim de Lisle

15, Jun, 2021 @10:32 AM

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World Test Championship is hard to love but final deserves more than a washout
In spite of everything, final will feature the two best teams – New Zealand and India – and some of the modern game’s greats

Jonathan Liew

15, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Graham Thorpe backs the Hundred to help England’s struggling Test batsmen
Graham Thorpe, the assistant coach, has said the Hundred will help struggling England batsmen to enjoy their cricket and have a mental break

Ali Martin

14, Jun, 2021 @5:00 PM

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