• Managing bowlers' workload 'most important' in Test championship – Kohli
  • Rachel Priest power-hitting leads Western Storm to big win over Surrey Stars
  • 'Holy hand grenades, Stokes is a monster' – England's last-wicket stand as it happened
  • Essex seal tie as Zampa runs out Northeast with two needed off last ball

Managing bowlers' workload 'most important' in Test championship – Kohli

Mohammed Shami flattens Roston Chase’s off stump © Getty Images Managing the workload of their fast bowlers is going to be key for India to win the World Test Championship, India’s captain Virat Kohli believes. After the win in Antigua Test, which made him India’s most successful captain in overseas Tests, Kohli spoke of the importance of having his bowlers making maximum impact in Test matches. One of those was…

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Tim Paine counsels distraught Nathan Lyon in wake of nightmare

Nathan Lyon looks dejected ater fumbling the ball and missing a chance to run out Jack Leach  3:21 PM ET Daniel Brettig in Leeds A distraught Nathan Lyon was the raw face of Australia’s gut-punched emotions after seeing their chances of winning the Ashes in England in the minimum three Tests go up in smoke or, more accurately, Ben Stokes, on an unforgettable afternoon at Headingley. Having missed a certain…

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Steven Croft 94 steers Lancashire towards last eight

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Lancashire 218 for 5 (Croft 94) beat Worcestershire 193 for 7 (Whiteley 89*, Maxwell 3-23) by 25 runs Lancashire Lightning secured a top two spot – and a home quarter-final – in the Vitality Blast North Group with a 25-run victory over holders Worcestershire Rapids at Blackfinch New Road. Steven Croft hit a career equalling 94 as the Lightning totalled a formidable 218 for…

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Jemimah Rodrigues' 112* steers Yorkshire Diamonds to four-wicket win over Southern Vipers

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Yorkshire Diamonds 185 for 6 (Rodrigues 112*) beat Southern Vipers 184 for 4 (Bates 47, Wyatt 42, Davidson-Richards 3-21) by four wickets Jemimah Rodrigues‘ magnificent unbeaten 112 from 58 balls guided Yorkshire to victory, secured off the final ball by Linsey Smith. But the Diamonds knew only a bonus-point victory would keep their chances alive. To secure that, they needed to chase 185 inside…

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'Holy hand grenades, Stokes is a monster' – England's last-wicket stand as it happened

Marcus Harris shelled a chance at third man off Ben Stokes © Getty Images In case you’ve been living under a rock, Ben Stokes and Jack Leach dragged England to a remarkable one-wicket win in the third Ashes Test at Headingley, with an unbeaten stand of 76 in 10.2 overs. Here’s how ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary recorded their partnership… 115.2 – Pattinson to Broad, OUT, pitched up, Broad is hit on…

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Billy Godleman's unbeaten fifty all but seals quarter-finals spot for Derbyshire

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Derbyshire Falcons 128 for 1 (Godleman 52*) beat Leicestershire Foxes 124 for 9 (Cosgrove 45, Reece 2-9, Critchley 2-18) by nine wickets Derbyshire Falcons all but sealed qualification for the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast after comprehensively beating East Midlands neighbours Leicestershire Foxes by nine wickets in the crucial North Group clash at the Fischer County Ground. Captain Billy Godleman led the way with…

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'Said I'd take back my 92 immediately for one run out here' – Jack Leach

12:29 PM ET Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Jack Leach said that he told Ben Stokes he would trade his innings of 92 against Ireland for a single run in England’s remarkable fourth-innings chase of 356 to win the third Ashes Test at Headingley. Leach made one not out off 17 balls in a last-wicket partnership of 76 off 62…

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One of the "top two moments I've ever had on a cricket field" – Ben Stokes

11:59 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ben Stokes says that the winning boundary in his remarkable, match-winning innings of 135 to win the third Ashes Test at Headingley was one of the “top two feelings I’ve ever had on a cricket field” alongside the Super Over win in the World Cup final last month. England needed 73 to win when Stokes was joined by last man Jack Leach, but the pair…

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