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  shares © Getty Images India women 202 (Rodrigues 48, Raj 44, Goswami 30, Ecclestone 2-27, Sciver 2-29) beat England women 136 (Sciver 44, Knight 39, Bisht 4-25, Pandey 2-33, Deepti 2-33) by 66 runs Heather Knight, England’s captain, had talked up their squad depth ahead of the ODI series against India, but the side
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9:51 PM ET Jason Holder was left with a “bitter pill to swallow” as his side failed to defend their highest-ever ODI total against England. Despite making 360 for 8, their fourth-highest ODI total and highest in the Caribbean, West Indies subsided to a six-wicket defeat against an England team that cruised to their victory
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  shares Ajmal Shahzad ran through Worcestershire’s top order © Getty Images Last Friday, Ajmal Shahzad was appointed MCC Young Cricketers’ head coach, just days after smiling as Mark Wood’s pure pace helped England to victory in the third Test against West Indies. Former journeyman quick Shahzad tells ESPNcricinfo about hitting his stride in his
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2:10 PM ET However Chris Gayle fares in the ODI series against England – and the World Cup that follows – it is unlikely to be a lack of confidence that holds him back. “You’re looking at a great man,” he said when asked whether he was satisfied with his career. “I’m the greatest player
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5:27 PM ET The head of FICA, the international cricketers’ association, says that a protocol for the use of stump microphones must be introduced to avoid the “selective use” of incriminating audio by broadcasters. Tony Irish’s comments come after the West Indies fast bowler, Shannon Gabriel, and the Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, were both handed
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12:57 PM ET Moeen Ali says he was “hit hard” by comments from the national selector, Ed Smith, suggesting he was neither England’s first-choice spinner nor suitable to overseas conditions. Smith, appointed as England’s national selector last April, could not find space for Moeen in his first Test squad for the series against Pakistan, which
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  shares England erupt in celebration after Mark Wood strikes © Associated Press The dismissal of Rory Burns from the first delivery of day three in St Lucia may have been a particularly unpleasant shock for England’s bowlers. That’s because the three specialist seamers, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Mark Wood, had been given a
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