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India and Pakistan fans show their support during their ICC Cricket World Cup group stage match at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. Photograph: PA

The English weather has been a most unwelcome guest at this Cricket World Cup. But try as it might – and there were downpours and drizzle, as well as (...)

India’s captain Virat Kohli celebrates with his teammates after victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester. Photograph: Getty Images

India 336-5; Pakistan 212-6. India win by 89 runs (D/L) In the end the game was settled in three deliveries. They came just when the ebb and flow of (...)

Andre Russell andthe West Indies celebrate after Jason Holder took the wicket of Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

West Indies 108-3 off 13.4 overs (C Gayle 50, N Pooran 34, M Amir 3-26) beat Pakistan 105ao off 21.4 overs (O Thomas 4-27, J Holder 3-42) by seven wic(...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow is unable to take a catch to dismiss Pakistan’s Shadab Khan on the second day of the first Test  between England and Pakistan at Lord’s.  Photograph: Adrian dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Jonny Bairstow insists England are still in with a “real fighting chance” despite Pakistan’s 166-run lead in the first NatWest Test at Lord’s. Engla(...)

 Imam-ul-Haq, a nephew of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, has been named in the Pakistan squad for the Test matches against Ireland and England. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Pakistan have named four uncapped players, including the 22-year-old nephew of former captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, in their Test(...)

India captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Pakistan’s Azhar Ali during the Champions Trophy game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

India kicked off their Champions Trophy defence with a crushing 124-run victory over a ragged Pakistan, who were broken by Virat Kohli in front of a g(...)

 Matthew Wade runs out Mohammad Amir on the final day in Sydney as Australia secured a 3-0 series whitewash. Photograph: Reuters/David Gray

Australia completed a 3-0 series whitewash over Pakistan with a masterful 220-run victory in the third Test at Sydney. The tourists needed to bat out(...)

Mitchell Starc’s four wickets helped Australia to a heavy win over Pakistan at the MCG. Photograph: Julian Smith/Epa

You had to imagine it in the first place to believe it, but that is precisely the kind of foresight Steve Smith brought to the MCG today in conjuring (...)

Pakistan’s Sharjeel Khan pulls the ball during his innings of 152 in the first KPc Group One-Day international series at Malahide. Photograph:  Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Sharjeel Khan’s brilliant 152 propelled Pakistan to an emphatic 255-run win over Ireland in the first KPC Group one-day international at Malahide on T(...)