Sam Robson jogs a few memories as Middlesex make merry against Yorkshire
• Middlesex 337-4 v Yorkshire• Hampshire frustrate Lancashire, Essex go slow against WarksThe first five games of Middlesex’s title defence have not exactly gone to plan. Some of their cricket has been passive, and injur ...
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Robson stars for champions
Sam Robson gave the England selectors a timely reminder of his run-scoring ability as champions Middlesex took control of their Specsavers County Championship match against Yorkshire.
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England’s Dawid Malan pressing for regular place in South Africa T20 games
• Middlesex left-hander Dawid Malan among five new faces• Malan: ‘It is all about putting pressure on and hoping to take your chance’Somewhat after the Lord Mayor’s show that was Pakistan’s bewildering victory against In ...
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Hail the Unbelievables! How Pakistan found cricketing redemption
With their win over India at the Oval on Sunday, the Pakistan cricket team wrote another chapter in their long, twisting storyFor a story to successfully attach itself to a sports team over a number of decades while play ...
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Champions Trophy 2017 review: our writers’ awards and hopes
Pakistan won most neutrals’ hearts with their final win over India while England still have work to do to when they host the next World CupFakhar Zaman, an unknown three weeks ago, restored our faith in fairytales, scori ...
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County cricket: Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lancashire v Hampshire and more – live!
Updates from around the grounds in the latest round of actionCounty cricket talking points: Gary Naylor’s final overGet in touch! You can email Will here or tweet him @willis_macp 11.23am BST I award the first wicket of ...
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County cricket talking points: Notts chase down Essex to reach One-Day Cup final
Nottinghamshire chased down a record target of 371 to beat Essex and set up a date with Surrey in the Royal London One-Day Cup final at Lord’s on 1 JulyBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Spor ...
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Anderson return boosts England
Jimmy Anderson handed England a boost as he returned to the Lancashire line-up on Monday after a month out with a groin injury.
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Pakistan captain hopes Champions Trophy win jogs a few memories at home
• Sarfraz Ahmed: Hopefully playing nations [now] come to Pakistan• Let’s hope this kick-starts momentum in Pakistan again, says Mickey ArthurPakistan produced a story for the ages as they defied all pre-tournament predic ...
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Sarfraz Ahmed’s alley cats are streets ahead as they seize the moment | Barney Ronay
Pakistan’s Champions Trophy final defeat of India showed that success in sport can emerge from a less managed environment with perseverance and craftRip up the ECB blueprint. Ditch the talent?pathway, bin the nannying se ...
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Pakistan v India talking points: Fakhar Zaman drives Pakistan’s transformation | Ali Martin
Pakistan’s surge was complete in the Champions Trophy final, with Fakhar Zaman and Sarfraz Ahmed vital to their victoryFakhar Zaman neatly summed up the glorious chaos from which Pakistan seems to draw its cricketing str ...
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Pakistan thrash India in Champions Trophy final – video highlights
Pakistan thrashed bitter rivals India by 180 runs in the final of the Champions Trophy on Saturday to win the title for the first time. Helped by 114 runs from Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan put up a total of 338 at the Oval. In ...
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Unstoppable Pakistan crush India by 180 runs to win Champions Trophy final
• Pakistan 338-4, India 158• Pakistan win by 180 runsA brilliant opening spell by Mohammed Amir followed by a near flawless performance in the field led to Pakistan taking the Champions Trophy with astonishing ease. They ...
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Pakistan set India 339 to win
Fakhar Zaman cashed in on a major let-off to score his maiden ODI century as Pakistan set India 339 to win the ICC Champions Trophy final, at the Oval.
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Pakistan v India: ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final – live!
Champions Trophy updates from final showdown at the OvalPakistan cling to spirit of Miandad rather than ghost of SharmaAnd feel free to email Tim or tweet him @TimdeLisle 9.43am BST Morning everyone, and welcome to the b ...
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ICC Champions Trophy 2017: the story of the tournament in pictures
From the brutal ball-striking of Virat Kohli and Ben Stokes, regular stoppages for the early summer rain, and the match-winning partnership of Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah to the genuinely quick bowling o ...
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Jason Roy returns to form as Surrey surge into Royal London Cup final
• Surrey 363-7; Worcestershire 210 all out• Surrey win by 153 runs to reach final for third year in successionJason Roy recaptured his form with a vengeance as Surrey overwhelmed Worcestershire by 153 runs to reach the R ...
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Surrey crush Worcs in semi
Surrey cruised into their third consecutive Royal London One-Day Cup final after a 153-run thrashing of Worcestershire at New Road on Saturday.
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Virat Kohli wary of being favourites but says India will cope with pressure
• Kohli claims group-stage thrashing of Pakistan is irrelevant to the final• ‘Everyone is aware of the talent they have – they can beat any side in the world’Virat Kohli said India will be neither intimidated nor arrogan ...
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Will Pakistan’s dangerous trio give us a final to savour against India? | Vic Marks
India thrashed Pakistan in the Champions Trophy group stages but the pace attack of Junaid, Hasan and Amir can deliver a much-needed tight finishNo matter where they meet, a cricket match between India and Pakistan bring ...
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