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Cricket-England 358-3 v India - third test lunch Open in new window
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SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 28 (Reuters) - England reached 358 for three at lunch on the second day of the third test against India in Southampton on Monday. England won the toss England 358-3 (Ballance 156, Cook 95, Bell 68*) v India (Editing by Justin Palmer)

County cricket: the weeks final over | Sport Network Open in new window
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Well-balanced Yorkshire, Warwickshire contained, Worcestershires cover job, T20 young guns and Eoin Morgans gripe Continue reading...

Cricket Buzz: KP to play for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League Open in new window
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Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League.

Lions call thrills Middlesex's Patel Open in new window
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Middlesex spinner Ravi Patel is ecstatic his form has been rewarded with his first call-up to the England Lions.

Kevin Pietersen signs two-year Big Bash deal with Melbourne Stars Open in new window
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Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen will play for Melbourne Stars in Australia's T20 competition

England v India: third Test day two live! | Simon Burnton and John Ashdown Open in new window
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Updates from the cricket in SouthamptonSend your thoughts to simon.burnton@theguardian.comOr get in touch via Twitter: @Simon_BurntonFull scoreboard from the Rose Bowl 11.09am BST 92nd over: England 247-2 (Ballance 104, Bell 16)Pankaj Singh starts proceedings from the other end, and tempts Bell into nibbling a couple of times at deliveries that shaped away from the batsman. The second of them can't have missed the bat by more than a centimetre. Still no runs this morning. 11.05am BST 91st over: England 247-2 (Ballance 104, Bell 16)I was camping this weekend, so gradually becoming encrusted with filth while Alastair Cook was slowly ridding himself, at least to an extent, of his own dark stains. Day two starts with Kumar bowling at Ballance, and the batsman happily leaving everything remotely leavable, which is basically everything. Diverging views of what today's weather will hold. The optimists say this:Another dry day forecast for day two of the #EngvInd Test match at the Ageas Bowl! @ECB_cricket will resume on 247-2. pic.twitter.com/ifqfJ85YtR 10.56am BST Meanwhile in Southampton Jerusalem is being warbled, which can only mean imminent action. 10.41am BST Here's the horrific scene that greeted viewers just a few moments later: 10.00am BST Morning all. I'll make this brief, largely because I got to the office about 90 seconds ago. I can report, though, that a few members of Sky's commentary team are currently discussing things (Alastair Cook's captaincy, again) outside the Ageas Bowl wearing clip-on tie microphones clad in a presumably wind-proofing coating that basically makes it look like they're being attacked by freshly blow-dried juvenile rodents: Continue reading...

Senanayake to get help on correcting action Open in new window
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Sri Lanka offspinner Sachithra Senanayake will get help from Daryl Foster, a human movement lecturer at the University of Western Australia, to remedy his bowling action

Northants stalwart Sales to retire Open in new window
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Long-serving Northants batsman David Sales confirms he will retire at the end of the current season because of injury.

Amla leads South Africa blockathon Open in new window
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On a riveting final day at the SSC, South Africa were battling hard to save the Test and reclaim their No. 1 ranking

Video fo the Week: Sobers' six sixes Open in new window
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Monday marked the 78th birthday of West Indian cricket legend Sir Garry Sobers, who struck a whopping six sixes in one over in 1968 - among several other impressive records.

Cricket-S.Africa (282 &) 104-4 v Sri Lanka (421 & 229-8d) - tea Open in new window
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COLOMBO, July 28 (Reuters) - South Africa were 104 for four wickets at tea in their second innings on the fifth day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday.

Cricket-Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League Open in new window
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MELBOURNE, July 28 (Reuters) - Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League.

Kevin Pietersen signs two-year deal with T20 franchise Melbourne Stars Open in new window
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Batsman to be Big Bashs highest-paid player England to visit while cricketer is in AustraliaThe former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a two-year deal with the Australia Twenty20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cricket Australia will pay Pietersen a bonus of around Aus$100,000 (£55,000) to promote the Big Bash League, making him its highest-paid player. Continue reading...

Kevin Pietersen signs with Melbourne Stars in BBL Open in new window
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Kevin Pietersen will play for the Melbourne Stars next season in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League.Stars coach Greg Shipperd says the 34-year-old Pietersen is a proven competitor and I am confident...

Stars? rivals mock Pietersen signing Open in new window
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SEVERAL Big Bash sides took to Twitter to poke fun at Kevin Pietersen just minutes after he was unveiled as Melbourne Stars’ marquee signing.

KP joins Melbourne franchise Open in new window
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Former England batsman has signed a two-year contract with the Melbourne Stars franchise, ahead of this year's Big Bash League - Australia's premier domestic Twenty20 tournament.

Pietersen to play in Big Bash Twenty20 League Open in new window
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed to play for the Melbourne Stars in Australian cricket's Big Bash Twenty20 League next season.Pietersen, who was dumped by England after their Ashes defeat...

Stats: Cook becomes third highest run-scorer for England Open in new window
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# Alastair Cook's knock of 95 is his first innings in the nervous nineties as Test captain -- his sixth in Tests.

Boo me to make me great, says KP Open in new window
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KEVIN Pietersen promises to be a big hit after signing with the Melbourne Stars this summer. And he’s warned vocal Aussie critics will only spur him on.

ICC arranges World Cup prep for Qualifiers Open in new window
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The ICC has arranged a familiarisation tour in Australia for the four qualifying teams to aid their preparation for the 2015 World Cup

Kevin Pietersen to play for Melbourne Stars in BBL Open in new window
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Melbourne, July 28: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has signed with Australia's Melbourne Stars to play in the Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20, the team confirmed today. Pietersen, who was axed from England side, has signed a two-year deal with

UK view: Cook?s return to form saluted Open in new window
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ALASTAIR Cook withstood the unrelenting scrutiny to score a well-crafted 95 as England laid the groundwork for a big total against India.

Dravid sees World Cup value in Test success Open in new window
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Former India skipper Rahul Dravid is eager to see the momentum gained during the ongoing Test series against England transferred to success in next year's World Cup.



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