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A British soldier who went missing in southern Afghanistan prompting an extensive search has been found dead, the British Defence Ministry said today.

Lancashire top after Kerrigan's five-wicket blitz

Warwickshire 172 & 97 Lancashire 227 & 189 (Lancashire win by 147 runs)

Round-up: Chopra's dream run keeps a spring in Warwicks' step

April may barely have passed but already Varun Chopra is having a season to remember. Yesterday the Warwickshire opener recorded a career-best one-day century to add to the two double centuries that adorn his first-class efforts in the current campaign.

County round-up: Porterfield makes most of Durham blunder

Warwickshire's bright start to the season continued at Chester-le-Street, where winter recruit William Porterfield punished Durham wicketkeeper Michael Richardson for an early missed chance as the visiting team reached 345 for 7.

Smith scores century for South Africa

Graeme Smith's 22nd century was the backbone for South Africa as they reached tea on day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai on 197 for two.

Younus recalled as Pakistan lift their latest 'lifetime' ban

In true Pakistan fashion the lifetime ban from the national team inflicted upon Younus Khan was lifted yesterday.

Pakistan beat England by 38 runs to level series

Pakistan set aside cricket's corruption furore to level the NatWest Series at 2-2 with a 38-run victory over England at Lord's today.

England chase clean sweep of summer's series

England can pay tribute to their most formidable one-day cricketer of recent vintage today by demonstrating how far they have moved on without him. There is no doubt that Andrew Flintoff, who announced his enforced retirement yesterday, was a colossus but it is equally true that for most of his career, England were found wanting in the limited-overs game.

Strauss: Betting scandal has been a 'short, sharp slap' for the game

Cricket still a 'very clean sport' insists the England captain ahead of today's first one-day international

Swann in control as Pakistan spiral towards total collapse

Pakistan 89 England 90-4 <i>(England won by six wickets)</i>

England coast to win against hapless Pakistan

Pakistan 89 England 90-4

Pakistan under scrutiny: were any of these games fixed?

As allegations shift from spot-fixing to the possibility that entire matches have been rigged, Stephen Brenkley sifts the evidence

Flower says Pietersen to face hearing over 'irresponsible' Tweet

It may seem small fry compared to other current matters of cricketing probity but Kevin Pietersen will face disciplinary action after his misjudged Twitter message this week.

Tour Down Under now fair game for sceptics

The Lord's Test allegations cast doubt on Australia's remarkable win over Pakistan in Sydney this year, writes Peter Roebuck

Pakistan cricket stars accused of match-fixing

Three no-balls &ndash; just as predicted &ndash; after newspaper pays betting ring £150,000

Broad and England shine before the darkness falls

After a historic partnership, tourists lose 14 wickets to a fired-up attack before serious allegations leave the game hanging
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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
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On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada