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Jack Leach confident England can win second Test despite Sri Lanka’s lead

• Spinner and nightwatchman says bowling last is advantage <br />• Joe Root sends letter to England fans forced out of hotel<p>Presumably Jack Leach drove the team bus home as well. He had done everything els ...

Guardian Thursday, 15th November 2018, 3:24PM - Read article


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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day two – as it happened

<p>An excellent innings from Roshen Silva, playing only because Dinesh Chandimal is injured, rescued Sri Lanka from potential collapse and helped them to a first-innings lead; the match is now beautifully poised< ...

Guardian Thursday, 15th November 2018, 12:19PM - Read article


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Sri Lanka surge as England toil despite Ben Stokes' brilliance in the field

<ul><li>Roshen Silva leads way for Sri Lanka to frustrate England</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/cricket/match/2018-11-15/england-cricket-team">England 290; Sri Lanka 336 ...

Guardian Thursday, 15th November 2018, 12:18PM - Read article


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Ominous Australia relocate mojo at Women's World T20 | Adam Collins

<p>Meg Lanning’s side have wasted no time in pushing into top gear in the Caribbean</p><p>Same, same but different. On the face of it, Australia always do this. They come into a global tournament, cruis ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 5:00PM - Read article


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‘Joe Root wants us to take risks,’ says England’s Sam Curran after vital innings

• Curran top-scored with 64 on day one of second Test<br />• Sri Lanka 26-1 in reply to England’s first innings 285<p>You can see why they do not leave him out anymore and if he keeps batting like this he wil ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 1:30PM - Read article


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Sam Curran leads England’s second Test fightback against Sri Lanka

• England 285; Sri Lanka 26-1<br />• Curran blasts six sixes in last-wicket stand<p>On a beige surface as dry and crumbly as a forgotten biscuit at the bottom of the tin England, with the considerable benefit ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 12:01PM - Read article


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Cricketers risk being caught out in quest for life beyond the boundary | Andy Bull

<p>Pally dressing-room habits prove hard to undo for some of those hoping to forge new careers outside the sport</p><p>It’s a long way from Burton upon Trent to Galle and in the Hilton at St George’s Pa ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 12:00PM - Read article


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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day one – as it happened

<p>Two more wonderful innings from Jos Buttler and Sam Curran helped England to a competitive but not imposing score on a pitch that ragged from the start, setting up what could be a thrilling Test</p><ul& ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 11:48AM - Read article


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Women's World Twenty20: Australia beat New Zealand – as it happened

<ul><li>Alyssa Healy hits 53 off 38 to set up 33-run victory</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/13/amy-jones-wicketkeeper-england-world-twenty20">Amy Jones looking t ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 3:05AM - Read article


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Alyssa Healy blasts Australia past New Zealand and into WWT20 semi-finals

<ul><li>Australia 153-7; New Zealand 120 all out (17.2 overs)</li><li>Healy scores 53 off 38 balls to set up 33-run victory</li></ul><p>“You come at the king,” declared The Wire’ ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 2:59AM - Read article


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Caught on tape: the story behind Australian cricket's greatest fall | Geoff Lemon

<p>In an extract from his new book, Geoff Lemon recalls the moment Australia’s sporting reputation was scuffed forever</p><p>You know it’s serious when Mluleki Ntsabo isn’t smiling. The South African Br ...

Guardian Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 1:00AM - Read article


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John Hastings retires from cricket over fears he may bleed to death

<ul><li>Inconclusive tests lead fast bowler to make decision</li><li>Former international coughs up blood when bowling</li></ul><p>Australian bowler John Hastings has retired fro ...

Guardian Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 10:44PM - Read article


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Amy Jones looking to seize World Twenty20 chance with both gloves

<p>• England’s wicketkeeper impressed against Bangladesh<br>• ‘This is a great opportunity for me to show what I can do’</p><p>Wicketkeeper Amy Jones says England are relieved to have finally got ...

Guardian Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 8:28PM - Read article


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The Spin | England reaping the benefits of Lions tours that turn tyros into Test players

Four of England’s winning Test team in Galle were on a successful Lions tour to Sri Lanka two years ago and this is one part of ECB planning that should be praised<p>As the projected costs of The Hundred mount, tri ...

Guardian Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 1:55PM - Read article


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Ben Stokes to bat at three as England look to win series in Kandy

<ul><li>Unchanged England leave out fit-again Jonny Bairstow</li><li>Sri Lanka persist with Dananjaya for second Test</li></ul><p>England’s quest for a No3 batsman has taken anot ...

Guardian Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 10:17AM - Read article


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Natalie Sciver guides nervy England to win over Bangladesh in World Twenty20

<p>• Bangladesh 76-9, England 64-3, Eng win by seven wickets (DLS)<br>• Sciver scores 23, Amy Jones 28; Kirstie Gordon shines on debut</p><p>England’s World Twenty20 campaign finally got under way ...

Guardian Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 12:13AM - Read article


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Jonny Bairstow may have to serve England’s drinks a little while longer

<p>Joe Root has confirmed that Ben Foakes will start the second Test which suggests Bairstow is unlikely to force his way back into the starting XI in Kandy</p><p>The stadium in Pallekele is something o ...

Guardian Monday, 12th November 2018, 9:59PM - Read article


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England v Bangladesh: Women's World Twenty20 – live!

<ul><li>Live updates with the start delayed in St Lucia</li><li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/11/mark-robinson-england-world-t20-bangladesh">England hungry to get ball ...

Guardian Monday, 12th November 2018, 8:11PM - Read article


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Joe Root can make England team his own as winter of rare content beckons | Tim de Lisle

<p>After the Test win over Sri Lanka in Galle, England have the chance to polish a tarnished record while for Root the new-look side look easier to lead</p><p>Show England’s Test team to the top of a la ...

Guardian Monday, 12th November 2018, 11:00AM - Read article


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Alyssa Healy makes Women’s World T20 history as Australia crush Ireland

<ul><li>Ireland 93-6; Australia 94-1 | Australia win by nine wickets</li><li>Healy stars again with unbeaten 56 off 31 balls</li></ul><p>Alyssa Healy hit the fastest half-century ...

Guardian Sunday, 11th November 2018, 10:38PM - Read article


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