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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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