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Revisiting the 2002 NatWest Trophy Final: The win that cemented India’s dominance in limited overs cricket
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Revisiting the 2002 NatWest Trophy Final: The win that cemented India’s dominance in limited overs cricket

On a glorious Saturday in 2002 at Lord's, the July sun blazing down from a cloudless sky, Team India faced up to powerful hosts England. At stake was the glittering NatWest Trophy, but more than that, the chance to redeem some much dented pride.

'37 years and still counting': Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and other cricketers recall India's 1983 World Cup triumph
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'37 years and still counting': Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri and other cricketers recall India's 1983 World Cup triumph

Thursday marked the 37th anniversary of India bagging the coveted Cricket World Cup trophy for the first time.

Thought had no scope after being bowled out for 183: Kris Srikkanth on 1983 World Cup final win
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Thought had no scope after being bowled out for 183: Kris Srikkanth on 1983 World Cup final win

Former India batsman Kris Srikkanth said they never thought they had any scope of winning the 1983 World Cup final after being bundled out for a meagre 183 but a pep-talk from skipper Kapil Dev spurred the side to victory.

Sourav Ganguly, Nasser Hussain engage in Twitter banter as former India captain shares career's iconic moment
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Sourav Ganguly, Nasser Hussain engage in Twitter banter as former India captain shares career's iconic moment

Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain were engaged in a friendly banter on Twitter as the former India skipper shared an iconic moment from his career.

How a Kapil Dev-led Team India stormed the final bastion of English cricket to conquer Lord’s in 1986
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How a Kapil Dev-led Team India stormed the final bastion of English cricket to conquer Lord’s in 1986

The 1986 Test side that Kapil Dev led to the British Isles was different from the others that had toured England in the past, in one important aspect — it had genuine opening bowlers with the pace to match the Englishmen, and the ability to move the ball enough to worry them.

Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir announces retirement from international cricket
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Former Pakistan captain Sana Mir announces retirement from international cricket

During a successful career, Mir, 34, played 226 internationals, including 137 as captain from 2009 to 2017.

Kevin Pietersen should not have played for England after text-gate, says Michael Vaughan
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Kevin Pietersen should not have played for England after text-gate, says Michael Vaughan

Former captain Michael Vaughan feels Kevin Pietersen should not have been picked for England again after the 2012 text-gate scandal where he was accused of sending unsavoury messages about his skipper Andrew Strauss to the opposition team during the course of a Test match.

England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan says batting at Lord's during early days helped him develop reverse sweep
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England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan says batting at Lord's during early days helped him develop reverse sweep

The reverse sweep has long been a high-yield shot in Eoin Morgan’s batting repertoire and England’s limited-overs captain says having Lord’s as his home ground early on in his career helped him develop the skill.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Lord's opens facilities for NHS staff battling COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Lord's opens facilities for NHS staff battling COVID-19 pandemic

Custodian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), has decided to provide parking and storage spaces available at the iconic Lord's cricket ground to the National Health Services (NHS) staff battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashes 2019: Steve Smith returns for Australia's tour game against Derbyshire after suffering concussion in Lord's Test
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Ashes 2019: Steve Smith returns for Australia's tour game against Derbyshire after suffering concussion in Lord's Test

Smith is set to make his Test comeback in next week's fourth Ashes match at Old Trafford provided he comes through this three-day fixture in Derby unscathed.

England release schedule for 2020 home season, opening Test to be held at The Oval against West Indies
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England release schedule for 2020 home season, opening Test to be held at The Oval against West Indies

The England and Wales Cricket Board releases the international fixtures for next season on Wednesday, with a packed programme featuring visits by the West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Ireland.

Ashes 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer rules out bouncer battle at Headingley, says team focussed on winning third Test
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Ashes 2019: Australia coach Justin Langer rules out bouncer battle at Headingley, says team focussed on winning third Test

Australia coach Justin Langer has told his side to avoid being drawn into a bouncer battle after Steve Smith was ruled out of the third Ashes Test against England.

Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood pick of the bowlers as Australia keep England under check on Day 2 of Lord's Test
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Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood pick of the bowlers as Australia keep England under check on Day 2 of Lord's Test

Australia's Josh Hazlewood marked his entry into this season's Ashes with three wickets as England were dismissed for 258 after the second Test at Lord's finally got underway on Thursday.

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer receives England Test cap before rain washes out Day 1 of Lord's Test
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Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer receives England Test cap before rain washes out Day 1 of Lord's Test

Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday's second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord's.

Ashes 2019: Will Jofra Archer be solution to England's 'how to dismiss Steve Smith' conundrum at Lord's?
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Ashes 2019: Will Jofra Archer be solution to England's 'how to dismiss Steve Smith' conundrum at Lord's?

Australia haven't won the Ashes in England in 18 years and whether England can maintain that stranglehold will largely depend on if they manage to find the answer, any answer, to the Steve Smith question. Can Jofra Archer provide it?

Moeen Ali takes 'short break' from cricket after omission from second Ashes 2019 Test
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Moeen Ali takes 'short break' from cricket after omission from second Ashes 2019 Test

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is taking a short break from all forms of cricket following his omission from the England squad for the second Ashes Test.

Ashes 2019: England bank on Jofra Archer, Jack Leach to stop Steve Smith in second Test at Lord's
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Ashes 2019: England bank on Jofra Archer, Jack Leach to stop Steve Smith in second Test at Lord's

England are set to field a revamped attack featuring fast bowler Jofra Archer as they try to finally get Australia's batting star Steve Smith out cheaply and level the Ashes in the second Test at Lord's.

Shane Warne to coach Lord's-based London team in inaugural edition of The Hundred
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Shane Warne to coach Lord's-based London team in inaugural edition of The Hundred

Shane Warne becomes the third Australian to be announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board as a coach for The Hundred, following the appointments of Andrew McDonald and Simon Katich.

Ashes 2019: England captain Joe Root says there will be no 'emotional decisions' after heavy defeat in first Test
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Ashes 2019: England captain Joe Root says there will be no 'emotional decisions' after heavy defeat in first Test

Joe Root insisted England would avoid pressing the panic button after going 1-0 down in the Ashes with a crushing 251-run defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Highlights, England vs Ireland, Only Test, Day 3 at Lord's, Full cricket score: Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes lead hosts to a thumping win
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Highlights, England vs Ireland, Only Test, Day 3 at Lord's, Full cricket score: Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes lead hosts to a thumping win

Follow live updates of Day 3 of the only Test between England and Ireland ahead of the all-important Ashes involving Joe Root's men. England come into the Test under a fortnight after lifting the World Cup.