Sport Ravi Bopara goes on the attack during England's 172-run victory over a Prime Ministers XI

Cook was walking back to the pavilion within the first over but Ravi Bopara stares with the ball to earn 172-run victory

Ricky Ponting was acting as stand in captain

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Ricky Ponting's return to the Australia captaincy ended in a crushing eight-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka following a rain-affected one-day international in Sydney.

'Daddy' Gooch proud of protégé Cook as he savours English rise

The Oval is the place to be, it would appear, if you want to see a Test team hit rock bottom. England managed it 12 years ago when losing to New Zealand and, for a couple of hours yesterday, India's attack set a new low in terms of scraping the barrel.

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County round-up: Durham's treble strike but weather wins day

Durham reduced Hampshire to 77 for 3 after a rain-delayed start to their County Championship match at Chester-le-Street. Play did not start until the afternoon, and Durham captain Phil Mustard won the toss and elected to field. His seamers made the most of the conditions, cutting the visiting batsmen down to 51 for 3. Callum Thorp removed Liam Dawson and Michael Carberry in the opening overs, as Hampshire stumbled to 9 for 2.

India beat World Cup holders Australia

India dumped three-time defending champions Australia out of the World Cup today to set up an eye-catching semi-final with Pakistan.

Pakistan end Australia's unbeaten run

Pakistan 178-6 Australia 176 (Pakistan win by 4 wickets)

Australia defeat New Zealand by seven wickets

Half-centuries from Shane Watson and Brad Haddin powered Australia to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in their World Cup Group A encounter in Nagpur today.

Australia reach massive total to topple England

Australia completed their highest ever run chase, meaning Jonathan Trott's career-best 137 proved to be in vain, as England suffered a morale-sapping two-wicket defeat in the sixth one-day international in Sydney.

Australia beat England to seal one-day series victory

Australia 249 England 198 (Australia win by 51 runs)

Trott takes centre stage to help England play their part at last

England 299-8 Australia 278-7 <i>(England win by 21 runs)</i>

England beat Australia to hit back in series

Jonathan Trott scored his second one-day international century as England kept alive the seven-match series against Australia with a 21-run win in Adelaide.

England suffer third one-day defeat

Australia 215-6 England 214 (Australia beat England by 4 wickets)

World Cup hopes recede as 'poor' England struck by post-Ashes malaise

Australia 230 England 184 (Australia win by 46 runs)

England suffer another defeat against Australia

England slipped to a 46-run defeat in the second one-day international in Hobart after failing to chase down Australia's 230 all out.

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