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Angelo Mathews swivels into a pull

India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Mathews takes pride in defying expectations

Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka's captain, hailed his players for defying expectations after their seven-wicket victory over India

Sri Lankan fans' support grew louder as the match progressed

India v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

India's winning rhythm disrupted by young papare batting beat

Sri Lanka have struggled badly since the 2015 World Cup, mainly due to the retirements of three batting legends. But two young dynamos pointed to a light at the end of the tunnel in a win over India

Mitchell Starc enjoyed a productive afternoon

Champions Trophy 2017

'Australia at its best in knockout situations' - Starc

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc says his side will have no trouble raising their game with their backs against the wall in a Group A Champions Trophy clash against England on Saturday

Rain threatened Australia's Champions Trophy chances, but not Steven Smith's bat

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy 2017, Group A, The Oval

Smith says it's win or bust for Australia against England

The scenario for Australia to stay in the tournament beyond the group stage is pretty simple according to captain Steven Smith, with a win needed over England to qualify for the semi-finals

Tamim Iqbal lays into a pull

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy 2017, Group A, The Oval

Tamim sparks another revolt 10 years later

Tamim Iqbal carried Bangladesh's hopes for most of the afternoon, channelling the ebb and flow of crowd excitement manfully to give his side something to bowl at, with his 95

Mushfiqur Rahim embraces Mustafizur Rahman after his catch to remove Jason Roy

Australia v Bangladesh, Champions Trophy, Group A, The Oval

Mashrafe hopes to channel spirit of 2005

Mashrafe Mortaza said Bangladesh would be trying to focus on an improved performance in their second group game, rather than an rare win over Australia

Chris Morris and David Miller were crestfallen at falling so close to a record-breaking run-chase

England v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Lord's

SA hope to stop England bandwagon

ESPNcricinfo previews the third ODI between England and South Africa at Lord's

AB de Villiers was upset when the umpires, Chris Gaffeney and Rob Bailey, queried the state of one of the match balls

England v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Ageas Bowl

De Villiers 'upset' at ball-condition query

AB de Villiers has said he was "pretty upset" at being asked by the umpires to explain the condition of one of the balls during South Africa's narrow defeat against England at the Ageas Bowl