Kevin O’Brien leads Ireland fightback with gutsy ton

Kevin O’Brien led a spirited Ireland fightback after they found themselves in real trouble following on against Pakistan at Malahide. Ireland began day four of the only Test against Pakistan on 64 without loss but found Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas difficult to handle. Some sharp work from Faheem Ashraf caught Ed Joyce (43) short…

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Leach ruled out of Pakistan series with broken thumb

England spinner Jack Leach will play no part in the series against Pakistan after he broke his left thumb in warm-ups during a County Championship match against Hampshire. Leach broke into the England Test XI at the back end of a long tour to Australia and New Zealand but will not be named in England’s…

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It’s all happened: Bill Lawry set to hang up his microphone

In Australian cricket broadcasting few have or ever will attain the status afforded to Bill Lawry. His voice formed part of the soundtrack of summer in Australia with his undeniable enthusiasm giving him a unique position among the legends of Channel Nine. As cricket moves away from Nine to its new home on pay TV,…

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Mark Waugh to stand down as Australia selector

Former Australia Test batsman Mark Waugh is set to step down as an Australian cricket team selector after his contract ends before the 2018-19 summer. Waugh, who was appointed to the national selection panel in 2014, is the selection chairman for the Australian T20I side. The selector will travel to Zimbabwe with the T20I group…

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