England Women cruise to win over New Zealand as Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight hit fifties

Tammy Beaumont scored 71 and skipper Heather Knight 67 not out as England Women eased to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the ODI series opener in Christchurch – the tourists’ first 50-over international in over a year. Beaumont’s 10th ODI half-century and Knight’s 20th underpinned a serene pursuit of 179 in just 33.4 overs after England had razed the

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Graham Thorpe hopes ‘rejuvenated’ Jonny Bairstow can lift England in third Test against India

Graham Thorpe hopes a “rejuvenated” Jonny Bairstow will help England recover from their crushing second-Test defeat to India when they meet in the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad. England lost by 317 runs on a turning pitch in Chennai as India levelled the four-match series at 1-1. Both teams will now have to cope with the challenge of a pink

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England and India’s highs and lows in day-night Test cricket ahead of pink-ball clash in Ahmedabad

Day-night Test cricket isn’t quite uncharted territory for India and England, but neither side has that much experience when it comes to playing the longest form of the game with a pink ball. The two teams head to Ahmedabad for Wednesday’s third Test locked at 1-1 in the four-match series, for what will be only the second Test played in

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Women’s Sport: 80 per cent of female athletes say growth hindered during pandemic by inequalities with men’s sport

Eighty per cent of female athletes believe the growth of women’s sport during the pandemic has been hindered by inequalities compared with men’s sport, a new report has found. Research carried out by Nottingham Trent University and shown exclusively to Sky Sports News has revealed the worries elite athletes have about their future in sport. One of the biggest sponsors

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India’s Ajinkya Rahane to take ‘back seat’ as he hands captaincy back to Virat Kohli for England series

Ajinkya Rahane is ready to take “a back seat” as the India captaincy reverts to Virat Kohli for the four-match series at home to England. Rahane skippered India in the final three Tests of their 2-1 series victory in Australia, steering his team to two wins and a draw while Kohli was back home on paternity leave. However, the batsman

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Michael Vaughan, Ryan Mason meet with government over player welfare regarding to head injuries

Stars from the sporting world have met with the government to discuss the impact of head injuries in a bid to step up efforts to improve player welfare. Among those taking part in the virtual call was former England cricket captain, Michael Vaughan, former Tottenham footballer, Ryan Mason and former rugby union player, Simon Shaw. The Secretary of State for

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