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Cricket World Cup 2019


Eoin Morgan, a World Cup-winning captain this year, has urged England’s rugby team to stick to the methods that have served them so well when they face South Africa in the Yokohama final on Saturday. Morgan, a keen Saracens fan, has spoken to the hooker Jamie George about the secrets to delivering on the big …

6.14am EDT 06:14 9th over: Australia 24-3 (Smith 2, Carey 8) Carey is fine to continue, and he crunches a cover-drive for four off Woakes. He has started really impressively. “The narrative for this game,” says Alex Netherton, “has been thrown into stark disarray.” Wait till you what it’s done to the tactics board. 6.07am …

8.33am EDT 08:33 33rd over: India 106-6 (Dhoni 14, Jadeja 9) Six runs! Neesham replaced Santner, and Jadeja clobbers him down the ground. The over ends with a bonus run, as the fielder’s throw hits the wicket with the batsmen having settled for a single and deflects far enough away to let them scamper another. …

Good morning. The Cricket World Cup is the tournament that always leaves the audience wanting less. The group stages are a tough mudder for supporters – a draining test of endurance, nerve, commitment, caffeine levels and ability to understand how net run-rate works. They must be quite hard to play in as well. The group …

How are we doing? Hanging in there? I’m talking specifically to the cricket fans, a collective who will truly deserve their participation medal when the World Cup reaches its conclusion next weekend. Sure, football lovers may claim their work suffered when England’s women made it to the semi-finals. Wimbledon aficionados will soon be bragging that …

India brushed aside the challenge posed by Sri Lanka with the confidence of a side that already knew their semi-final berth was secure. They won their last match in the qualifying process in the most dismissive manner, by seven wickets. Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul cruising in his wake, struck his fifth century of the …

8.57am EDT 08:57 6th over: South Africa 48-0 (Markram 25, de Kock 16) Jim Maxwell is on BBC radio. “This ground, if it didn’t have a boundary, the ball would roll into the North Sea.” Value for shots today. Aaron Finch turns to Nathan Lyon, hoping that spin will slow the South Africans, but Markram …

6.44am EDT 06:44 15th over: Sri Lanka 62-4 (Mathews 7, Thirimanne 2) Jadeja keeps it tighter still, even with a slip and a short leg. And that’s drinks, with Sri Lanka falling apart and India, yet again, well on top without having to get everything right. This is one game that seems unlikely to finish …

1 Win the toss and bat One of the bigger cheers of the 2005 Ashes came when Michael Vaughan won the toss before the final Test at the Oval. If there are any England fans at Edgbaston for Thursday’s semi-final, there will surely be a similar cheer should Eoin Morgan do the same. As in …

9.01am EDT 09:01 WICKET! Pakistan 288-6 (Wahab Riaz b Saifuddin 2) After Imad Wasim drives a sweet six over long-on, Wahab is cleaned up by an immaculate yorker from Saifuddin. Beautifully bowled. 8.58am EDT 08:58 The Spin The latest episode of our all-singing, occasionally dancing World Cup podcast is available. And while I’m disappointed they …