First T20, Stats: Aaron Finch scores 2nd quickest T20I ton in Australia
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First T20, Stats: Aaron Finch scores 2nd quickest T20I ton in Australia's first win in England

While Aaron Finch pretty much sealed the match with his superlative effort of 156 from 63 balls, Joe Root's 90 would have caused some flutters in the Aussie camp.

Ashes winners rested from England squad for ODIs vs Australia, Ireland
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Ashes winners rested from England squad for ODIs vs Australia, Ireland

England skipper Alastair Cook along will Stuart Broad, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Graeme Swann have been rested for the lone one-day international against Ireland and the five-match one-day series with Australia that follows. Eoin Morgan will lead the side in Cook's absence.

Ian Bell buoyed by the return of Stuart Broad, Steven Finn to training
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Ian Bell buoyed by the return of Stuart Broad, Steven Finn to training

Bell also backed county colleague Boyd Rankin to impress if given a chance in Wednesday's third one-day international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.

England sweat on fitness of Steven Finn, Stuart Broad ahead of Champions Trophy
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England sweat on fitness of Steven Finn, Stuart Broad ahead of Champions Trophy

After Sunday's 86-run humbling loss to New Zealand, England captain Alastair Cook was unsure whether the two seamers would be fit for Saturday's Champions Trophy opener against Australia at Edgbaston.

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New Zealand's Brendon McCullum buoyed by England series win

This latest ODI series victory was just the tonic New Zealand needed after being whitewashed 2-0 by England in the preceding Test series and left them full of confidence heading into the one-day Champions Trophy tournament in the UK that starts on Thursday.

Alastair Cook expects improved New Zealand in one-dayers
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Alastair Cook expects improved New Zealand in one-dayers

Cook added county experience of playing in different formats would help those players also in the Test squad cope with the change to coloured clothing and two white balls.

Daniel Vettori says contemplated retirement during injury lay-off but intend to play all 3 formats
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Daniel Vettori says contemplated retirement during injury lay-off but intend to play all 3 formats

Vettori said that during his injury lay-off, he had contemplated retirement but that now his intention was to play in all three international formats and represent New Zealand at the 2015 World Cup which they will co-host with Australia.

England v New Zealand 1st ODI teams
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England v New Zealand 1st ODI teams

Probable teams and officials for the first one-day international between England and New Zealand at Lord's on Friday (0945GMT start):

Jade Dernbach added to England squad for ODIs
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Jade Dernbach added to England squad for ODIs

England will hope he is able to return for the national side in time for the start of the Champions Trophy, which begins four days after the third and final one-day match against New Zealand on June 5 at Trent Bridge.

Dharamsala ODI: Team India aims to finish with a flourish against England
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Dharamsala ODI: Team India aims to finish with a flourish against England

There couldn't have been a perfect setting for the series finale as Dharamsala can be easily compared with Newlands in Cape Town or the John Davies Oval in Queenstown as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.

Pacers may get assistance in cold Mohali conditions
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Pacers may get assistance in cold Mohali conditions

The maximum temperature in Mohali these days settles in the range of 16-18 degrees Celsius as against 13-15 Celsius in Dharamsala while the minimum temperatures have been hovering in the range of 6-9 Celsius as against 3-5 Celsius for Dharamsala.

English pacers use "dummy" innovation during net session
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English pacers use "dummy" innovation during net session

Pace duo of Steven Finn and Jade Dernbach bowled to a batsmen's dummy kept on the practice wicket in an innovative style rarely seen during cricket practice.

Shikhar Dhawan, Milind Kumar star as Delhi hand England XI another loss
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Shikhar Dhawan, Milind Kumar star as Delhi hand England XI another loss

Credit should also be given to young Milind, who showed a lot of maturity and paced his innings to perfection. Whether it was playing the slash over deep third man or driving on the up, Milind had an answer to everything that was thrown at him.

2nd T20: Eoin Morgan
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2nd T20: Eoin Morgan's last ball six deflates India as England level series

India could not manage to top the T20 rankings chart despite decent efforts as Eoin Morgan led England side took the game away from the home side.

Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann left out of England T20I squad
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Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann left out of England T20I squad

Stuart Meaker, the Surrey paceman, was included in the T20I squad that will be led by Stuart Broad, while Jonny Bairstow will take over the wicketkeeping duties from Craig Kieswetter, who was left out of the T20Is due to poor form, but was included in the ODI squad. Luke Wright, the allrounder, was also a part of the T20I squad. England's think...

England overpower South Africa to gain top-rank
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England overpower South Africa to gain top-rank

England beat South Africa by four wickets in their third one-day international at the Oval on Friday, leveling the series at 1-1 and reclaiming the No. 1 ranking it lost to the Proteas earlier in the week.

England
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England's Jade Dernbach out of Australia series

England's Jade Dernbach will miss the remainder of the one-day series against Australia because of a side strain, it was announced on Monday.

England release Bairstow and Patel for county duty
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England release Bairstow and Patel for county duty

England have released, temporarily, both Jonathan Bairstow and Samit Patel from their one-day squad for the series with Australia so the duo can play Twenty20 cricket for their counties on Friday.

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