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Desperation drove Australia to cheat - Smith

Australia's captain said it was the decision of the team's 'leadership group' to try and rough up the ball in an effort to get it to reverse, and that the coaches had nothing to do with it

Sarfraz awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Pakistan Day

Sarfraz became the youngest cricketer to ever receive the award, with only four cricketers bestowed the honour in Pakistan's cricket history

'Can we talk about this?' - Steyn

Dale Steyn called for a conversation on Cameron's Bancroft's perceived actions at Newlands and Twitter did not disappoint

North v South could expand into red ball cricket

England's all-consuming emphasis on World Cup preparations could kibosh the tournament in 2019, but Andrew Strauss imagines it might return in an expanded form

Islamabad, Peshawar eye second title in historic Karachi clash

The National Stadium is set to host its highest-profile game in nearly a decade, with both sides managing to retain most of their best overseas players

Smith, Boucher take aim at Lehmann and Australian crowds

Former South Africa cricketers weigh in after Australia coach labels Newlands crowd behaviour "disgraceful"

Markram steady as South Africa extend lead

South Africa strengthened their already solid grip on the third Test in Cape Town, where they extended their lead to 121 runs with nine wickets in hand

Kohli to play county cricket as preparation for England Tests

The India captain hasn't signed a deal with a county yet, but the BCCI has given him the go-ahead to do so

RCB sign Corey Anderson for injured Coulter-Nile

The Australia fast bowler is yet to recovery fully from a stress fracture of his back; Anderson is also returning from a similar injury

Wade 92* leads Tasmania's fightback

The wicketkeeper leads strong rearguard after Silk, Bailey and Milekno fail to kick on after half-centuries on second day in Brisbane

England in dire need of overseas improvement

If England escape with a draw in Auckland, their winless away run would extend to 12 Tests. They have lost nine of the previous 11

Relentless rain scuppers New Zealand's plans

Just 17 balls were possible on the third day at Eden Park as steady rain and a damp outfield forced the umpires to call play off at 6.45 pm, five hours after the first shower

All Indian cricketers should write books like this

Sanjay Manjrekar's autobiography sets a template with its frankness and ability to cover areas other cricketers fear to tread

Joe Clarke pushes England case as North prevail

A nasty injury to Nick Gubbins meant the South were always up against it in the chase as Lancashire duo Matt Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood impressed

'This victory is for the people of Afghanistan' - Stanikzai

Ireland's captain says his Full Member team are the lucky ones, as he sympathises with the Associates who missed out on the World Cup

'The Associates don't know what's going to happen to them' - Porterfield

Ireland's captain says his Full Member team are the lucky ones, as he sympathises with the Associates who missed out on the World Cup

It's been a lot of hard work over the 12 years - Morkel

"It's a special feeling, especially because I am the world record holder for the most [wickets off] no-balls," Morkel joked afterwards

Newlands crowd abuse 'disgraceful'- Lehmann

Cricket Australia has made a written complaint to Cricket South Africa about taunts largely directed at the partners and families of Steven Smith's team

Afghanistan pull off the great escape to make World Cup

Afghanistan lost their group games to Scotland, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong and entered the Super Six with no points, but victories over West Indies, UAE and Ireland - as well as helpful results in other games - meant that Friday's win took them to the 2019 Wo

Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers

As one of the most competitive ICC tournaments in recent times comes to a close, we take a look at four big talking points from the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe

Morkel becomes fifth South African to 300 Test wickets

The fast bowler took the wickets of Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh on the second day at Newlands to reach the milestone in his 85th Test

Warner baited by spectator after dismissal

David Warner was involved in a heated exchange with a spectator as he walked off the ground after his dismissal by Kagiso Rabada on day two of the third Test in Cape Town

Rashid Khan on verge of becoming fastest to take 100 ODI wickets

The Afghanistan legspinner is poised to smash the record currently held by Mitchell Starc by a huge margin

'If we don't have belief there's no point turning up' - Anderson

The two things England have most enjoyed in this Test match so far have been with neither bat or ball

Gunn, Sciver and Beaumont destroy Australia

Jenny Gunn's three-wicket haul limited Australia to 149 for 8, before unbeaten half-centuries from Sciver and Beaumont powered England to an eight-wicket victory with three overs to spare

Elgar carries bat as South Africa make 311

Dean Elgar became the first player in Test history to carry his bat twice in the same year, and just the second man after Desmond Haynes to carry his bat three times overall

Wet beginning to Sheffield Shield final

No play possible on day one, despite mostly clear conditions in Brisbane; overnight rain and a wet outfield get in the way at Allan Border Field

Williamson registers record ton on rainy afternoon

New Zealand's best Test batsman Kane Williamson brightened up a gloomy afternoon in Auckland with his 18th Test hundred, passing Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor to become the country's leading century-maker

Shrubsole ruled out of England's T20 opener on Friday

During England's second warm-up match against India A on March 20 in Mumbai, Shrubsole fell awkwardly on her right shoulder while taking a catch and sustained a minor sprain

Glamorgan reveal £2.5m compensation from ECB for not staging Tests

Confirmation of Glamorgan's £2.5m payout from ECB comes ahead of an emergency meeting of county chairmen on March 26

Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer

With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE

BCCI ACU finds no evidence of Shami corruption

Hasin Jahan, the fast bowler's wife, is understood to have backtracked on her original allegation about her husband accepting money during a recent stopover in Dubai

UAE all but end Zimbabwe's World Cup dream

Chasing 230 in 40 overs in a rain-affected match, Zimbabwe went into the last over needing 15, but managed only 11

Morgan to lead World XI in fundraising T20I

The match, against West Indies at Lord's on May 31, will raise funds towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year

Fantastic opportunity to be back with CSK - M Vijay

The India opener is looking forward to playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, his home ground, in the forthcoming IPL season

Should have stayed until the 20th over - Mandhana

Despite top-scoring for India with a 41-ball 67, the opener blamed herself rather than the misfiring middle order for Thursday's defeat to Australia

Maroof, Mir seal ODI series for Pakistan

Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table with a resounding win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the back of a half-century from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-for from offspinner Sana Mir

Mohammed Shami back in BCCI contracts list

The fast bowler has been handed a Category B contract after the BCCI's anti-corruption unit investigated allegations pertaining to the board's code of conduct and found that no further proceedings were warranted

Mooney, bowlers power Australia to six-wicket win

Australia dominated again, thanks to Beth Mooney's 45, two wickets each from Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner, and India's inability to prop up Smriti Mandhana's third successive half-century

West Indies ODI shifted after Tendulkar's appeal

The November 1 ODI has been moved to Thiruvananthapuram after leading voices in football including Tendulkar, the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters franchise, raised concerns over potential damage to the turf in the Kochi stadium

'Embarrassed' Bayliss points out England's technical failings

Wrecker-in-chief Trent Boult, meanwhile, especially pleased with inswinger that accounted for Ben Stokes during epic collapse

Boult, Southee and Williamson bury England - Boult, Southee and Williamson bury England Perfect days are rare in international cricket, but New Zealand's first in day-night Test cricket was as close as they come. Trent Boult and Tim Southee, New Zealand's best Test

SA bat, bring back Bavuma, Morkel

Faf du Plessis won the toss for the first time in this series and South Africa will bat first against Australia at Newlands

Northern Powerhouse finally stirs into life

It has taken five attempts over two series but the North finally beat the South in the pre-season challenge match in Barbados

Swing special prolongs England's dire summer down under - Swing special prolongs England's dire summer down under "Rock up for New Zealand's first day-night Test" has been the call in Auckland this week. Don't be late, it should have added. Those leisurely wandering in towards l

England's tenth wicket out-bats other nine - England's tenth wicket out-bats other nine 58 - Sixth-lowest score for England in Tests - their lowest was 45 way back in 1887 against Australia. Incidentally, England went on to win that game by 13 runs. This is England'

Stokes returns, Vince dropped as New Zealand bowl

Ben Stokes made his return to Tests, albeit primarily as a specialist batsman amid concerns regarding his workload and fitness for the longer format

Dominant Kamran Akmal propels Peshawar into final

Opening batsman's 27-ball 77 sets up huge total, before bowlers suppress a steady surge from Karachi Kings to fire Zalmi into their second successive PSL final

IPL to feature DRS for the first time

Each team will get one review per innings, and the third umpire will have access to both ball-tracking and Ultra Edge