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Guptill debuts as Kings XI bowl; Yuvraj, Nehra return
Kings XI Punjab chose to bowl against for the third time this season, against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first game in Mohali. Yuvraj SIngh and Ashish Nehra were brought in by Sunrisers
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Edgbaston reports strong sales for day-night Test
Warwickshire have hailed the decision to host a day-night Test a "great success" after better than anticipated ticket sales
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PCB invites bid for new PSL franchise
The PCB has invited bids for a new franchise in the third season of the Pakistan Super League
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PCB to set up committee to probe Umar-Junaid spat
While explaining team changes at the toss during a Pakistan Cup match, Punjab captain Umar Akmal said he had found out about Junaid Khan's absence only after arriving at the ground
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Gambhir, Uthappa nail yet another middling chase
Delhi Daredevils went through 47 deliveries without a boundary in the middle overs to end up with 160, a target Knight Riders easily knocked off
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Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer
The pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players is set to continue after the Australian Cricketers' Association rejected CA's latest pay proposal
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Net run rate deficit sparked urgency for Finch in chase
Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch said that the team's poor net run rate at this stage of the season provided the motivation for him to complete a swift chase against Royal Challengers Bangalore
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Hain finds form as Warwickshire cruise
Sam Hain was in fine form as defending champions Warwickshire got their Royal London Cup campaign started with a win on a wet day at Wantage Road
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Alsop ton guides Hampshire to victory
Tom Alsop hit an unbeaten century to ensure Kent were outgunned with ball and bat as Hampshire wrapped up an emphatic six-wicket win
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Rudolph and Ingram see off Gloucs
Captain Jacques Rudolph passed 10,000 List A runs with a masterly 121 as Glamorgan began their Royal London One-Day Cup campaign with an 18-run South Group win over Gloucestershire
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Clarke, Whiteley lead Worcestershire to victory through gloom
Worcestershire snatched a five-wicket DLS victory over Nottinghamshire thanks to fine innings from Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley
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Tye, Finch lift Lions off the bottom
Andrew Tye's barrage of variations that fetched him 3 for 12 and a bruising half-century from Aaron Finch left Royal Challengers Bangalore facing early elimination
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Sammy boost for Kings XI in mid-table tussle
The former West Indies captain, who joined the Kings XI Punjab squad on the eve of their clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad, could be a like-for-like replacement for the out-of-form Marcus Stoinis
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ICC's $400 million offer to BCCI still on table
ESPNcricinfo understands the ICC's settlement offer of an additional $100 million to the BCCI is still on the table
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Prime Bank joint-toppers after crushing Victoria
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches played on April 27, 2017
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Daredevils hope for lift at pace-friendly Eden Gardens
Delhi Daredevils are second from bottom but have a potent pace attack and will hope they can exploit the movement and bounce that is likely to greet them at Kolkata Knight Riders' fortress
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BCB surprised by Pakistan tour cancellation
Pakistan's decision to call off their tour of Bangladesh has taken the BCB by surprise, though the board said it was yet to receive official communication from the PCB
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New ICC finance model breaks up Big Three
During the ICC meetings over the week in Dubai, intense negotiations saw the BCCI's opposition to change outmaneuvered by the collective will of the rest
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Samuels replaces de Kock for Delhi Daredevils
West Indies allrounder expected to join Delhi Daredevils on April 29
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Adam Griffith named coach of Tasmania
Adam Griffith, the former Tasmania fast bowler, has been named as the state's new head coach
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CA lose key executive amid pay talks
Sean Cary, a key figure in the introduction of day/night Tests and primary link with the Australian Cricketers Association, has quit his post as Cricket Australia's head of operations in order to take up a job with the United States Tennis Association
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Bracewell pleads guilty to drink driving
The fast-bowling allrounder has said he was "deeply embarrassed" about the incident
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Back my stock ball, googly a variation to take wickets - Kuldeep
Kuldeep Yadav has said bowling to MS Dhoni was challenging but he was not scared to be hit for a boundary
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Have immense faith in my batting - Uthappa
Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper-batsman Robin Uthappa does not want to get ahead of himself as he has been in fine form and effected three stumpings on Wednesday night against Rising Pune Supergiant
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Ansari well prepared for life beyond cricket
It was clear that the allrounder had ambitions beyond cricket and clear that sporting success and dressing room banter wouldn't be enough to fulfil him
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Pakistan call off Bangladesh tour
Pakistan will not tour Bangladesh this year as per schedule; the PCB said the series has been postponed indefinitely by mutual consent
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Khalid Latif unhappy with PCB's tribunal
Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has refused to appear before the PCB's anti-corruption panel, citing concerns about the fairness of the investigation
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New ECB T20 tournament earns rubber-stamp
The ECB have been given the green light to launch a new domestic T20 competition after the board's members voted overwhelmingly to support their plans
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BCCI outvoted in crucial vote on ICC constitution
The ICC's new constitution moved a step closer to reality on a dramatic late afternoon in Dubai, as cricket's Full Members exercised their collective will to outvote the BCCI
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Ziaur's unbeaten fifty thumps defending champions Abahani
A round-up of the Dhaka Premier League matches held on April 26, 2017
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T20 leagues threaten new international schedule
The rise in the number of T20 leagues around the world has eaten into the time available to schedule bilateral series - leading to a conflict in the proposed cricket calendar
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Pilots, tenors and administrators
Zafar Ansari's decision to explore a career in law is another in cricket's list of early retirements. Here's a look back at a few others
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Uthappa propels Knight Riders to No. 1
A turbo-charged fifty from Robin Uthappa, and a relatively more sedate one from Gautam Gambhir helped Kolkata Knight Riders overhaul 182 and reclaim the top spot in the league
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Lions look to escape from last place
Both Gujarat Lions (four points) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (five points) are falling behind in the playoff race
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Ansari announces retirement aged 25
Surrey and England allrounder Zafar Ansari has announced his retirement from the game at the age of 25
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India miss Champions Trophy squad submission deadline
India have missed the April 25 deadline to submit their Champions Trophy squad to the ICC
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Ntozakhe, de Klerk called up to SA's Quadrangular squad
Yolani Fourie, Lara Goodall and Marcia Letsoalo were the three players dropped from the squad that travelled to Sri Lanka for the World Cup qualifiers in February
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Rana credits batting success to Gambhir's advice
Nitish Rana has credited advice from Gautam Gambhir to tweak his batting technique for his form in the IPL this season
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Fleming surprised by IPL 2017 pitches
With a number of pitches in the competition defying their usual character this year, assessing conditions quickly has been a challenge for teams in the IPL, according to the Rising Pune Supergiant coach Stephen Fleming
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Misbah thanks team for 'special gift'
Misbah thanked his team-mates for gifting him another win, and insisted he was still playing to enjoy the game even though this was his last series
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Finn and Bairstow small headaches for settled England
It was a reassuringly predictable squad for England, but there were a couple of difficult conversations for selector James Whitaker to have
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Pacers, Yasir spur Pakistan to victory
Yasir Shah's ninth Test five-for hastened West Indies' second-innings collapse that gave Pakistan a seven-wicket win in Kingston
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Crane's Hampshire omission disappoints England selector
Mason Crane, the 20-year-old legspinner, broke into the New South Wales team earlier this year but has missed out in Hampshire's opening three Championship matches
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Men's cricket a chance for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham are set to bid to be replacement hosts for the 2022 event - following Durban having the Games removed from them - and would look to include men's cricket
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Australian coaches help USA players sharpen 'game sense'
Ahead of their WCL Division Three tournament in Uganda, head coach Pubudu Dassanayake took the assistance of top Australian coaches to sharpen players' skills in USA's bid for promotion to Division Two
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Pakistan recall Azhar, Umar Akmal
The development marks a tumultuous three months for Azhar, who was captain of that side in Australia, before being stripped of the leadership role and omitted from the ODI squad altogether.
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BCB objects to chance of losing Full Membership
Bangladesh is opposed to any changes in the ICC constitution that compromise a board's Full Membership, considering that status to be "irrevocable"
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Gabriel fined 50% of match fee for Sarfraz incident
Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies fast bowler, has been fined 50% of his match fee after an incident involving Sarfraz Ahmed on the fourth day in Kingston
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BCCI wants its Big-Three share; Manohar makes counter-offer
The Indian board has told ICC Full Members that it wants $570 million - the same revenue it would have received from the ICC under the original Big Three model
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Previous match-winner Coulter-Nile rested for Pune clash
Either Shakib Al Hasan or Trent Boult is likely to replace the Australia fast bowler as Kolkata Knight Riders look to reclaim the top spot
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Don't weigh Mustafizur down with expectations - Mashrafe
Mashrafe Mortaza has said that while Mustafizur Rahman's early success was extraordinary, it should not be expected of him so regularly
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Wood recalled for Champions Trophy as Finn misses out
Durham fast bowler Mark Wood has been included in England's squads for the Champions Trophy and the two ODIs against Ireland which precede the tournament
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Uncertainty continues over venue for Perth Ashes Test
Sale of tickets for the Perth Ashes Test could be delayed as a decision on whether the Perth Stadium will host the Ashes Test will only be taken in mid-May
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'Told players they could lose spot if they dropped intent' - Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir said he had been infuriated by his side's batting collapse against Royal Challengers Bangalore last week and pushed his team to show intent and defend a total of 131
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Rohit fined for showing dissent towards umpire
The incident occurred in the final over of Mumbai's chase against Rising Pune Supergiant when Rohit disagreed with umpire S Ravi's decision to not call a slower delivery from Jaydev Unadkat wide
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Washout diminishes RCB's playoff chance
With only two wins in eight matches now, Virat Kohli's men might have to win each of their remaining six games to qualify for the knockouts
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Non-wide in Mumbai's final over stirs Rohit's emotions
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was left visibly frustrated after a contentious decision to not call a wide off the third ball of the final over in Mumbai's chase when 11 were needed to win
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Khaleel and Alexander in line for USA debuts
Former Hyderabad wicketkeeper Ibrahim Khaleel and former Windward Islands legspinning allrounder Camilus Alexander are in line to make their debuts for USA next month
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Irfan Pathan replaces Bravo in Gujarat Lions squad
Gujarat Lions have signed allrounder Irfan Pathan as a replacement for Dwayne Bravo, who was ruled out of the 2017 IPL with a hamstring injury
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Yasir pounces after Misbah stranded on 99
Yasir Shah struck four times in the evening session as West Indies limped to 93 for 4, still 28 runs shy of making Pakistan bat again
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Bell gets a lift; the Curran brothers get a slap
Warwickshire arrested an abject start to the season as 99 from skipper Ian Bell helped them find the steel they needed to defy Surrey
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Bad light denies dominant Middlesex victory
Middlesex were frustrated by a combination of bad light and lower-order resistance as Essex clung on for a draw in the Specsavers County Championship at Lord's
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Donald ensures no slip up for Glamorgan
Stalemate descended upon the Fischer Ground as Leicestershire and Glamorgan consoled themselves they had found stability after uncertain starts to the season
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Remarkable turnaround gives Lancashire first win in 14
Nobody got too excited when Lancashire signed Ryan McLaren but he made a major contribution to their first Championship win for almost a year
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Ballance makes Yorkshire history as Hampshire defied
For all Yorkshire's history, no Yorkshire batsman has ever made two hundreds in a Championship match. Gary Ballance has gone one better - a hundred and a double hundred - to defy Hampshire
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Durham hopes Dented as Gloucestershire stand firm
Chris Dent completed his 12th first class century as Gloucestershire battled successfully to avoid defeat by Durham on the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Bristol
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ECB appoint John Neal as new head of coach development
The ECB have appointed John Neal as Head of Coach Development - a new role encompassing coaching strategies from grassroots cricket to the senior England teams
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Tsotsobe charged for corruption by CSA
Former South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been charged by CSA for several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code
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Stokes key in snapping Mumbai's streak
A spell of clever pace and length variations from Ben Stokes helped Rising Pune Supergiant halt Mumbai Indians' six-match winning streak
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Faulkner confronted by the finish line
James Faulkner's eclipse as a member of Australia's top echelon parallels that of Simon O'Donnell, another allrounder who found himself suddenly out of the picture
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Last-placed Leeward end season with win over champions Guyana
Leeward's ten-wicket win, however, had no bearing on the league standings, as Guyana had already sealed the title in the previous round
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An unbelievable win - Woakes
Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Chris Woakes called his side's successful defence of 131 an "unbelievable win" given that the team's morale had been low during the innings break
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RCB's margins for error now minimal
Sunrisers Hyderabad, hunting for their first away win this season, take on Royal Challengers Bangalore, for whom nearly every game is now a must-win
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Malinga in SL squad for Champions Trophy
Sri Lanka's selectors are confident that the fast bowler will be fit enough to bowl 10 overs and field for 50 overs by the time of the tournament
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Faulkner, Marsh, O'Keefe, Siddle cut amid pay talks
James Faulkner, Shaun Marsh, Steve O'Keefe and Peter Siddle have all been jettisoned from Cricket Australia's proposed list of centrally contracted players
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McClenaghan, Milne and Anderson return for Champions Trophy
New Zealand's coach Mike Hesson and selectors believe the three players had done everything possible in a bid to be fit for selection
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Kohli slams RCB's 'reckless batting'
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli summed up his side's performance as reckless after they were bowled out for an IPL record low of 49 chasing a target of 132
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Dhoni 'the most destructive closer' - Fleming
By finishing a game against Sunrisers Hyderabad the best death-bowling team in the IPL, MS Dhoni reiterated his credentials as one of the game's greatest
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Will the BCCI be rigid or flexible?
The CoA has not been adamant in its discussions with other boards over the new ICC constitution, but the BCCI will be represented at the ICC meetings by its secretary, who is part of the old order
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Gabriel strikes back on Younis' record day
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to make 10,000 Test runs, adding 131 with Babar Azam, before late strikes by Shannon Gabriel evened up the opening Test
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Eckersley consolidates after Ingram ton
An unbeaten 70 from Ned Eckersley means Leicestershire's acting captain could have a difficult decision to make regarding a declaration against Glamorgan
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Collingwood's resolve gives Durham chance of victory
Paul Collingwood fell three short of a century as Durham established a first innings lead of 116 against Gloucestershire at Bristol
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Harris makes mark as Kent keep pace
Kent romped to their second successive three-day victory in Canterbury and to a third Specsavers County Championship win on the bounce after defeating Division Two rivals Derbyshire by 169 runs
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Captain Ballance becomes the very stuff of Yorkshire
There is a long way to go if Gary Ballance's resistance with the bat is to spare Yorkshire a second defeat against Hampshire in three weeks, but his captaincy reputation is growing apace
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Finn fires England imaginations - again
Middlesex pushed on to a second declaration after Steven Finn's four-wicket haul and set Essex 452 or a day to survive at Lord's
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Bell digs in to revive personal and team fortunes
Ian Bell's highest first-class score for more than a year has kept Warwickshire's heads above water in their Championship match against Surrey
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Livingstone makes irresistible case for England call-up
Selectors searching for reasons why Liam Livingstone should represent his country in next month's one-day internationals against Ireland did not have to ransack videos for their buttressing arguments this chilly, sunlit Sunday at Emirates Old Trafford
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A test of cricket's will for change
The member boards of the ICC meet in Dubai this week, to try and iron out the objections to the new constitution that was approved in principle in February
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Pune aim to reprise winning start against Mumbai
Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant began their season in contrasting fashion, but where Mumbai have pulled ahead rapidly at the top of the table, Pune are still reviving their campaign
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Knight Riders defend small total in style, RCB 49 all out
Royal Challengers Bangalore, possessing the most glittering batting line-up in Twenty20 cricket, sensationally collapsed to 49 all out, the lowest score in the IPL, to lose to Kolkata Knight Riders
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Dwayne Bravo out of IPL with hamstring injury
West Indies allrounder Dwayne Bravo is almost certainly not going to play in the 2017 IPL because of his ongoing rehabilitation for a hamstring injury he suffered in December
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Kings XI defend 188 for first away win
Kings XI Punjab defended their score of 188 by 26 runs against Gujarat Lions for their first win on the road this season
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Younis firm on retiring after WI Tests
While clarifying a previous statement which left open the possibility that he could extend his career if the team needs him, Younis said he would retire even if he "scores a hundred in every innings of every match against West Indies"
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Have a sense of confidence, not arrogance - McClenaghan
After defending a sub-par 142 with three early wickets, Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan attributed the victory to the team's strategy of going out and being "too aggressive with the ball."
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Younis Khan reaches 10,000 Test runs landmark
Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 Test runs when he reached 23 after tea on the third day of the Kingston Test
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Amir's five-for headlines rain-hit day
Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since the Lord's Test in 2010 to leave West Indies at 278 for 9 on a truncated day
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Bizarre Dhaka League match to be investigated
A committee will investigate the Dhaka League match between Lalmatia Club and Axiom Cricketers at the City Club ground, where a bowler conceded 92 runs off just four balls
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Shakib confirmed as T20I captain
Shakib Al Hasan has officially been appointed Bangladesh's new T20I captain, succeeding Mashrafe Mortaza who retired from the format in Sri Lanka last month
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McClenaghan, Bumrah help Mumbai extend lead at top
A top-order collapse from Delhi Daredevils helped Mumbai Indians defend 142 and strengthen their position at the top of the IPL table with their sixth win in seven matches
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Leach and Tongue clinch two-day nipper for Worcestershire
Worcestershire made it two wins in a row in the Specsavers County Championship and ended Northamptonshire's 100% start to the season with a victory in two days in a tense, low-scoring contest at New Road
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