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August 26, 2003 | 18:40 IST

Dravid sweet on Scotland

Rahul Dravid is keen to spend a second season playing cricket in Scotland as he prepares to play his last two matches in 2003 for the Saltires.

Bombing unlikely to alter NZ cricket team's tour of India

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Martin Snedden doesn't expect the national team's India tour schedule to be affected despite the fatal bomb blast in Mumbai last night.

Agressive Smith fires us up: Kirsten

Man of the match Gary Kirsten admitted that captain Graeme Smith's aggressive approach to captaincy had played a vital role in South Africa's famous victory.

Smith wants his men to wrap up the series

Captain Graeme Smith says South Africa won't take the foot off the accelerator after the fourth Test victory, and having the luxury of going into The Oval Test with a full-strength side for the first time in the series the Proteas are determined to make it 3-1.

Form gives Kirsten second thoughts

Veteran batsman Gary Kirsten intended to retire from Test cricket after the England tour but it seems he may delay the announcement. Kirsten retired from one-day internationals after the World Cup.

Trescothick in the line of fire

England should review the opening partnership between Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick in trying to regroup for The Oval, says Mike Selvey.

County chief backs Vaughan

Yorkshire boss Colin Graves agrees with England captain Michael Vaughan's criticism of county cricket.

Is Vaughan right about county cricket?

The players reply.

England's test of character

If you had listened to players on both sides after South Africa's come-from-behind fourth Test victory, you might have thought character was the only difference between the sides.

Five moments in which the Test was lost

The five key moments responsible for England's defeat in the fourth Test match.

England must find answers

Any chance of an historic England victory was snuffed out by the second ball of the final morning when Mark Butcher edged Jacques Kallis to Andrew Hall at first slip.

Hang in there, Warnie: Healy

Former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy today urged Shane Warne to put his personal issues behind him and continue his cricket career so he can be remembered for his skills rather than scandals.

Warne not to play in charity game

Shane Warne has decided against playing in a charity match for English village cricket club Lashings while he escapes increasing public embarrassment at home after it became clear he would have to play without the blessing of Cricket Australia.

Warne faces charity boycott

Cricket Australia is set to order its contracted players to boycott any charity match involving Shane Warne, who is mulling over offers from three nations.

Warne's weekend offer brings dispute over status to the boil

Shane Warne could play against an English disabled XI this weekend or in a testimonial match for former England batsman Robin Smith next month, potentially damaging his already strained relationship with Cricket Australia.

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