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Shaken NZ battle England for final spot

Big Picture What just happened? That was the overriding sentiment, you imagine, in the New Zealand dressing room after Friday night’s pongo-fest. At the halfway stage of the game at Eden Park, Martin Guptill’s hundred looked to have put the hosts on the way to sealing their spot in the tri-series final; when Aaron Finch hit the 32nd and final ...

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Ben Stokes’ very subdued return to the England squad

There could not have been a more low-key way for Ben Stokes to rejoin the England team on Friday after a tumultuous winter that has seen them thrashed in the Ashes without him. It was just after 6pm here on a sun-lit evening in sleepy Hamilton when Stokes strode through the front door of the England team hotel to resume ...

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Ben Stokes set to make low-key England return for T20

There cannot be a more sleepy and low-key setting than Hamilton for Ben Stokes to finally make his entrance towards the end of a winter that should have provided him with his best chance to star in an Ashes series in Australia. The contrast between cricket’s holy grail and a Twenty20 tri-series that has hardly captured the public’s imagination could ...

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ECB announce 2023 Ashes venues to host England v Australia

The ECB have announced a raft of domestic and international schedules Host venues for England’s new T20 competition from 2020 also revealed Locations for 2023 Ashes series are the same as Australia’s tour in 2019  By James Dutton For Mailonline Published: 18:38 GMT, 14 February 2018 | Updated: 18:51 GMT, 14 February 2018 Yorkshire and Lancashire are the major beneficiaries ...

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Jason Roy wants to propel England into tri-series final

England face New Zealand on the back of two T20 defeats by rivals Australia In Hobart and Melbourne, England’s bowlers were left defending slender scores Opening batsman Jason Roy says England are keen to right their recent wrongs  By Paul Newman for MailOnline Published: 07:23 GMT, 13 February 2018 | Updated: 07:28 GMT, 13 February 2018 Jason Roy went into ...

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Jos Buttler: England must improve after New Zealand loss

Jos Buttler was left to reflect on a squandered opportunity as a missed run-out cost England dear against New Zealand. After losing the first two games of the Trans-Tasman T20 series to Australia, the tourists literally threw away their hopes of getting back to winning ways against the Black Caps. Mark Wood was the man responsible for England’s sliding doors ...

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New Zealand beat England by 12 runs in T20 tri-series

England began their tour of New Zealand on Tuesday in pretty much the same way as they spent much of their long and demanding visit to Australia – coming off second best to a much sharper side. It meant they lost for the third time in three matches in this Twenty20 tri-series that straddles both countries and now need a near ...

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Kane Williamson a doubt for New Zealand against England

England are in Wellington to play New Zealand in T20 Tri-Series on Tuesday New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is a doubt after suffering ‘back niggle’ Batsman Henry Nicholls has been called into the squad as a precaution England are in desperate need of victory following two losses to Australia  By Rory Dollard, Press Association Sport Published: 06:31 GMT, 12 February ...

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Roy calls on England to be ‘smarter’ in T20 series

Jason Roy says England’s batsmen have ‘a bee in their bonnet’ after two lacklustre outings against Australia. The tourists go into Tuesday’s Twenty20 against New Zealand having been summarily dispatched by Australia in Hobart and Melbourne, where the bowlers were left defending slender scores of 155 and 137. There is more at stake than pride or a point to prove, ...

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Glenn Maxwell inspires Australia to T20 win over England  

This was all too like the Ashes, Australia proving far too dominant for a meek and mild England team who appear to have temporarily lost the mojo that saw them win the one-day series here so emphatically. A third consecutive victory for Australia in this Twenty20 tri-series, the first against New Zealand and the last two against England, takes them ...

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