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UPDATE 3-Cricket-New Zealand make toothless England toil

LONDON, May 22 - Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

Cricket-Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory on home soil

LAHORE, May 22 - Pakistan marked international cricket's return to the trouble-torn country with a five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

Cricket-Pakistan ends 6-year wait, hosts Zimbabwe in international

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 22 - Pakistan hosted its first top-flight international cricket match in six years on Friday, and sought to allay security fears by sending thousands of police to patrol a packed Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for a three-hour game against Zimbabwe.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series England v New Zealand scoreboard

May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at stumps on the second day in the first Test between England and New Zealand on Friday in London, England England 1st innings (Overnight: 354-7) A. Lyth c Watling b Southee 7 A. Cook c Watling b Henry 16 G. Ballance c Southee b Boult 1 I. Bell b Henry 1 J. Root c Latham b Henry 98 B. Stokes b Craig

Sri Lanka probe finds evidence of sex bribes in women's cricket team

COLOMBO, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sri Lanka's sports ministry said on Friday that an investigation had found evidence that members of the national women's cricket team had been forced to perform sexual favours for officials in order to earn or keep their places in the squad.

Cricket-New Zealand wrap up England tail quickly

LONDON, May 22 - New Zealand took three wickets in the first hour to dismiss England for 389 on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday.

Cricket-Bangladesh skipper faces race to be fit for India test

DHAKA, May 22 - Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim faces a race against time to be fit for the one-off test against India next month after the wicketkeeper-batsman was advised a week's rest to recover from a finger injury.

Cricket-West Indies must turn talent into consistency - Ambrose

LONDON, May 22 - West Indies must find a way to turn the undoubted talent in their ranks into consistent performances that will win test series, former fast bowler Curtly Ambrose said on Thursday.

Cricket-Firebrand Stokes proves his worth for England

LONDON, May 21 - England's Ben Stokes provided a timely reminder of his immense talent with a sparkling innings of 92 which turned the first test against New Zealand on Thursday.

Cricket-Attack the best form of defence for spirited England

LONDON, May 21 - Attack was the best form of defence for England as they recovered from a sorry start against New Zealand with aggressive counter-attacking batting to pass 350 on the first day of the first test at Lord's on Thursday.

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