• Sri Lanka's shot at first series win in India

SNGPL reach final after frenetic two-day finish

3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 92 (Cheema 5-33) and 70 for 4 (Cheema 4-33) beat Lahore Blues 89 (Dar 37*, Azizullah 5-19) and 70 (Abbas 6-32) by six wicketsScorecard Mohammad Abbas bends his back AFP It took SNGPL less than two days to beat Lahore Blues in Hyderabad, where 34 wickets fell for a total of 321 runs in conditions where fast bowlers made merry. The…

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Marsh emulates father in breakthrough moment

‘I’ll let dad know that I passed him’ – Mitchell Marsh (1:13) Mitchell Marsh admitted he had doubts about his Test future during injury but all the recovery work proved worth it at the WACA (1:13) 7:17 AM ET Daniel Brettig in Perth Behind the bar in the Marsh family home there is a photo of Geoff walking off Trent Bridge with Mark Taylor after the opening pair batted all…

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'We need to find quick bowlers' – Farbrace

Farbrace frank on England’s bowling (1:41) Assistant coach Paul Farbrace is upfront about the limited options England have in their bowling attack. (1:41) 7:02 AM ET George Dobell in Perth It tells you everything you need to know about England’s fortunes that, in one of the driest cities in the world, their best chance of achieving the draw that would sustain their Ashes campaign is the hope of rain. Australia…

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Sri Lanka's shot at first series win in India

© BCCI Big picture Sri Lanka have won just five out of 27 completed ODIs this year. But if there’s a way to turn around a disappointing year, it can’t get better than ending it with their first-ever series win in India. Their bowlers skittled India for a little over 100 in Dharamsala. Then, in Mohali, they wilted as Rohit Sharma walloped a sensational third double-ton to take the series…

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Smith, Mitchell Marsh heap pain upon England

Play 00:53 Farrell: Smith, Marsh grind England into WACA dirt Australia 4 for 549 (Smith 229*, M Marsh 181*) lead England 403 by 146 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details It would be hard to imagine a day of greater Australian dominance than this one. It was a day on which Steven Smith made his second Test double-century, Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden Test hundred, England claimed just a single wicket and…

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Mitchell Marsh's maiden ton maintains Australia's dominance

Play 00:44 Brettig: Smith making a difference on his own Lunch Australia 4 for 314 (Smith 139*, M Marsh 39*) trail England 403 (Malan 140, Bairstow 119, Stoneman 56, Starc 4-91, Hazlewood 3-92) by 89 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Steven Smith scored his fastest Test century and passed 1000 runs in a calendar year for the fourth consecutive year as Australia continued to fight back in the third Ashes…

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Anderson's rare overstep sums up England's day

2:25 AM ET It was a moment that summed up England’s desperate day at the WACA. Gasping for a breakthrough in the post-lunch session, with Steven Smith entrenched on 173 not out and tearing chunks out of their first-innings total of 403, James Anderson went up for an lbw appeal as he wriggled one through Smith’s defences and into his pads. Joe Root didn’t look entirely convinced as he opted…

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Overton plays on despite cracked rib

2:02 AM ET George Dobell in Perth Craig Overton has opted to play on in the third Test in Perth despite being diagnosed with a cracked rib. Overton, who was struck in the ribs while batting against Pat Cummins in the second innings of the second Test in Adelaide, sustained a further blow in a similar area when he dived to take a caught-and-bowled chance on the second day in…

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Makhaya Ntini's son Thando in SA U-19 World Cup squad

1:34 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Thando Ntini, the 17-year old son of former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini, has been selected in South Africa’s squad for the 2018 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. Ntini is part of the 15-member group that will be captained by Raynard van Tonder. Like his father Makhaya – who also played one U-19 World Cup – Thando is a right-arm fast bowler and…

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Don't see myself making a WI comeback – Dwayne Bravo

12:20 AM ET Paul Radley Dwayne Bravo says it is unlikely he will play for West Indies again, and sees his future solely on the various short-format leagues around the world. After tearing his hamstring in Australia’s Big Bash League in December 2016, the Trinidadian allrounder endured a lengthly absence from all cricket. Bravo has not played for West Indies since the T20 series against Pakistan in the preceding September,…

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