England thrash South Africa in first T20

Media playback is not supported on this device First Twenty20 international, Southampton: South Africa 142-3 (20 overs): De Villiers 65*, Behardien 64* England 143-1 (14.3 overs): Bairstow 60*, Hales 47* England won by nine wickets Scorecard England responded to their Champions Trophy disappointment with a nine-wicket win against South Africa in the first of three…

Kevin Pietersen: Surrey T20 Blast stint set to be last in England

Kevin Pietersen says he is unlikely to play in England again after his stint with Surrey in this summer’s T20 Blast competition. The former England batsman, 36, re-signed with the county in March and will play his first game against Essex at The Oval on 19 July. He has not played an international match since…

Pickford saves penalty as England U21s draw Euros opener

Everton’s £30m signing Jordan Pickford saved a late penalty as England opened their European Under-21 Championship campaign with a draw against Sweden. The 23-year-old stuck out an arm to stop Linus Wahlqvist’s poor spot-kick and also saved Carlos Strandberg’s tame follow-up. However, it was an underwhelming display by England, who only had one effort on…

Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan says no home advantage for beaten England

Media playback is not supported on this device England captain Eoin Morgan says there was no home advantage after his side were thrashed by Pakistan in the Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff. The hosts were dismissed for 211 on a pitch previously used in group-stage games, and lost by eight wickets. Tournament rules prevented the…

'They won't always be right' – Southgate after video ref gives England penalty

England boss Gareth Southgate believes video technology “won’t always get it 100% right” after France had a player sent off in their 3-2 win over the Three Lions in Paris. Raphael Varane was dismissed for bringing down Dele Alli for a penalty, which Harry Kane scored. Southgate said: “I assume the referee wanted to make…

England set to drop Roy for Champions Trophy semi-final

England v Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy semi-final Venue: Cardiff Date: 14 June Start time: 10:30 BST Coverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary and in-play video highlights on the BBC Sport website. Highlights on BBC Two at…