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Jamie Porter appeals

Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Porter stars again to end Lancashire's brave chase

Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie all threatened match-winning hands, but all fell to Porter as the defending champions held on by 31 runs

James Foster gets forward

Essex v Lancashire, Chelmsford, 2nd day

Foster's champion grit builds hefty lead

Foster, who briefly contemplated retirement last year, added 103 with Simon Harmer to take the game away from Lancashire

D'Arcy Short teed off on the way to a 28-ball half-century

New Zealand v Australia, Tri-Series final, Auckland

Australia cruise to tri-series title in low-scorer

Ashton Agar stifled New Zealand with the ball before D'Arcy Short capped an excellent debut series by crunching his second T20I fifty

Heather Knight and Danielle Hazell toast their victory

Captain of the year

Leading lady

A year into her captaincy, Heather Knight already has a World Cup title on her CV

Eoin Morgan batted in the nets after recovering from a groin strain

New Zealand v England, Trans-Tasman T20, Hamilton

Shaken NZ battle England for final spot

Eoin Morgan is fit to return for England as they look to take advantage of New Zealand's record-breaking defeat in Auckland and steal a place in the final

Martin Guptill reached his second T20I hundred

New Zealand v Australia, Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series, Auckland

Australia hammer record chase after Guptill's 49-ball ton

Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill's 49-ball hundred to a footnote