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PREVIEW-Cricket-Confident India will offer hosts England stern test in final

July 21 (Reuters) - England start as favourites to lift their fourth Women's World Cup title at Lord's on Sunday, but face an Indian side high on confidence after knocking out defending champions Australia in the semi-finals.

Cricket-Ailing Sri Lanka captain Chandimal out of Galle test

COLOMBO, July 21 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss next week's first test against India after being diagnosed with pneumonia, dealing a big blow to the hosts ahead of the three-test home series against their neighbours.

Cricket-Westley to make England debut in third South Africa test

July 20 (Reuters) - Essex batsman Tom Westley will make his international debut for England in next week's third test against South Africa, replacing injured Garry Ballance at number three in the 13-man squad.

Cricket-Pietersen slams England top order after South Africa rout

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - Former captain Kevin Pietersen has criticised England's top-order batsmen for being too passive and has called for the inclusion of Jason Roy and Dawid Malan in next week's third test against South Africa...

Cricket-Last Sri Lanka tour changed India's mindset, says Kohli

MUMBAI July 19 (Reuters) - The odds were against India the last time they toured Sri Lanka in 2015, but Virat Kohli led the inexperienced side to a comeback win in the test series which changed the team's mindset, the captain said on Wednesday.

Cricket-Johnson lobs Ashes grenade at beaten England

MELBOURNE, July 19 (Reuters) - England's abject display against South Africa in the second test shows they are a side struggling for consistency and Australia should be able to exploit their lack of cohesion in the upcoming Ashes series, former paceman Mitchell Johnson has said.

Cricket-Bracewell to step down as Ireland coach in December

July 19 (Reuters) - New Zealander John Bracewell will step down as head coach of Ireland at the end of his contract in December, the country's cricket board has said.

Cricket-Sri Lanka paceman Eranga cleared to bowl after ban

COLOMBO, July 19 (Reuters) - Shaminda Eranga's bowling action was found to be legal and the paceman has been cleared to resume playing for Sri Lanka more than a year after he was banned, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has s...

Cricket-England's Ballance ruled out of third test with fractured finger

July 18 (Reuters) - England batsman Gary Ballance has been ruled out of next week's third test against South Africa after fracturing his left index finger, the English Cricket Board said in a statement.

Cricket-England reach Women's World Cup final with two balls to spare

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - England booked a place in the Women's World Cup final with a dramatic two-wicket win over South Africa on Tuesday.

Cricket-Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe by four wickets in one-off test

COLOMBO, July 18 (Reuters) - Niroshan Dickwella and Asela Gunaratne hit crucial half centuries to guide Sri Lanka to their highest ever run chase as the hosts defeated Zimbabwe by four wickets on the final day of an intriguing one-off test on Tuesday.

Cricket-Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe test in the balance on final day

COLOMBO, July 18 (Reuters) - The one-off test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe was set for a tense finish with the hosts reaching 270 for five at lunch on the final day, chasing 388 to avoid a first-ever test defeat against the African team.

Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe scoreboard

July 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the fifth day in the first and final Test between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Tuesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Zimbabwe 1st innings 356 (C. Ervine 160; R. Herath 5-116) Sri Lanka 1st innings 346 (U. Show More Summary

Cricket-Temporary amnesty paves way for return of top West Indians

July 18 (Reuters) - The West Indies board has reached an agreement with the players' union for a "temporary amnesty", paving the way for Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine and its other leading cricketers to return to the national one-day international side.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Test Series England v South Africa scoreboard

July 17 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day in the second Test between England and South Africa on Monday in Nottingham, England South Africa 1st innings 335 (H. Amla 78, Q. de Kock 68, V. Philander 54; J. Anderson 5-72) England 1st innings 205 (J. Show More Summary

UPDATE 2-Cricket-South Africa crush England to level series

NOTTINGHAM, July 17 (Reuters) - South Africa took full advantage of an abject England batting display on Monday to complete a crushing 340-run win in the second test at Trent Bridge which levelled the series 1-1 with two games remaining.

Cricket-Morris and Philander rip through England

NOTTINGHAM, July 17 (Reuters) - South Africa took four quick wickets to close in on victory and level the series, after England's top order crumbled on the fourth morning of the second test at Trent Bridge on Monday.

Cricket-Zimbabwe seven wickets away from maiden Sri Lanka test win

COLOMBO, July 17 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe were seven wickets away from their maiden test win over Sri Lanka on Monday after setting the hosts a target of 388 in their one-off match at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

Cricket-Dhawan replaces injured opener Vijay for Sri Lanka tests

MUMBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - Shikhar Dhawan has replaced injured opener Murali Vijay in India's squad for the three-test series in Sri Lanka starting later this month.

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