• England bat, ring changes; Pakistan bring in Abid Ali, Shaheen Afridi
  • Afghanistan opt to bowl; Rashid, Nabi and Mujeeb return

Lee, Kapp carry South Africa to series-levelling win

3:00 AM ET South Africa women 129 for 2 (Kapp 56*, Lee 56) beat Pakistan women 128 for 5 (Maroof 63*, Ismail 1-17) by eight wickets Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp both scored fifties as South Africa chased down Pakistan’s 128 for 5 with one ball to spare in the second Twenty20 International in Pietermaritzburg. Together they added 96 runs for the second wicket to chase down a total that…

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'Not obsessed with the number of boundaries we hit' – Sanjay Bangar

7:51 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar believes that for batsmen to transition successfully from the IPL to the World Cup, they will need to guard against premeditating shots. Bangar also said India’s ODI team was not “obsessed” with the number of boundaries they were hitting in an innings, and focussed instead on a risk-free cricket. “In T20, you’re all the time expecting what the bowler will…

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William Porterfield hopes bowlers can come together against Afghanistan

William Porterfield makes a tumbling save © Getty Images/Sportsfile Five matches, four defeats, one washout. It hasn’t been the greatest of home summers for Ireland as an ODI team, but their captain William Porterfield is confident of an improved display in the upcoming series against Afghanistan, which begins on Sunday in Belfast. “The runs have been shared around, Kevin [O’Brien] has a couple of 50s, Stirlo (Paul Stirling) has over…

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Pakistan Under-19s' tour of Sri Lanka to begin on May 23

6:40 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The PCB has announced that Pakistan’s Under-19s will tour Sri Lanka from May 23 for a series of five 50-over matches. The tour was originally scheduled to begin in early May, with the team set to depart Pakistan on April 30, but was postponed following the Easter Sunday blasts that left over 250 dead in Colombo. The original schedule consisted of two four-day games and…

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Mosaddek adds missing piece in Bangladesh's puzzle ahead of World Cup

12:17 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mahmudullah and Mosaddek Hossain decided that they had to attack when West Indies’ Fabian Allen came on to deliver the 22nd over, in the final of tri-nation series on Friday. Bangladesh were chasing a revised target of 210 in 24 overs in a rain-curtailed match, and when they needed 27 to win from 18 balls, they saw Allen come back into the attack. Mosaddek had…

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Jason Roy scores emotional hundred after daughter's hospital dash

5:47 PM ET Jason Roy had to overcome a lack of sleep and concerns about his new-born daughter to make a match-winning century against Pakistan. Roy made 114 – the eighth century of his ODI career – to help England to the fourth highest successful run-chase in their ODI history at Trent Bridge; a result that gives them an unassailable 3-0 series win. But afterwards Roy revealed he had spent…

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Big scores aplenty but match ends in a draw

May 16, 2019 ECB Reporters Network Glamorgan 250 and 359 for 1 (Selman 148*, Labuschagne 128*, Hemphrey 58) lead Gloucestershire 463 (Higgins 103) by 146 runs Nick Selman, with a career best 148 not out, and Marnus Labuschagne (128 not out) racked up big centuries in a second-wicket stand of 226, as Glamorgan made great strides towards rescuing their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Gloucestershire at Spytty Park…

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Leicestershire thwarted by bad weather as Colin Ackermann leads charge

May 16, 2019 ECB Reporters Network Leicestershire 268 and 38 for 0 (Horton 28*) trail Middlesex 349 and 223 (Simpson 59*) by 266 runs John Simpson’s first County Championship half-century for two years kept Middlesex in contention on a riveting third day against Leicestershire at Lord’s. It was 2017 the last time the doughty wicketkeeper reached such heights willow in hand, but here he was at his obdurate best, dragging…

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Ben Coad six-for ends Kent resistance as Yorkshire take points

3:00 AM ET ECB Reporters Network Yorkshire 210 and 469 (Ballance 159, Leaning 69) lead Kent 296 and 34 for 3 (Coad 2-17) by 349 runs Former England batsman Gary Ballance dominated centre stage for almost six-and-a-half hours to put Yorkshire in total control of their Specsavers County Championship match with Kent in Canterbury. In ideal batting conditions at the Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, and on a pitch deadened by…

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