30 Aug
2016
23:00

Nick Kyrgios v Aljaz Bedene: US Open tennis first round - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - Live updates from the first round match at Flushing MeadowsEmail: mike.hytner@theguardian.com | Tweet: @mike_hytner 12.00am BST First set: Kyrgios 4-0 Bedene* (*denotes next server)Kyrgios fires down his third and fourth aces of the match to claim another game and the Australian’s firepower is proving too much for Bedene so far. This from a player who yesterday said he’d quit the game and we’d never see him again if he wins this US Open. 11.57pm BST First set: *Kyrgios 3-0 Bedene (*denotes next server)Kyrgios is looking good here. The No14 seed whips a forehand winner back past Bedene on game point to break for a second time this set. And, unsurprisingly, he hasn’t let that early altercation affect his play. Bedene is yet to get a foothold in the match. 11.55pm BST First set: Kyrgios 2-0 Bedene* (*denotes next server)Just a quick word on each player’s outfits, for those burning with curiosity - Bedene is sporting a mutli-flouro ensemble consisting of a yellow and reddish pink-fronted shirt (with white back) and pink shorts, while Kyrgios is in all neon yellow, although his shorts merge into white the further down you go. It’s quite the sight. Kyrgios holds to take an early two-game lead in the first set 11.51pm BST First set: *Kyrgios 1-0 Bedene (*denotes next server)And here we go! No time for too much preamble and Britain’s Bedene, born in Slovenia and who moved to the UK eight years ago, gets things going with the ball in his hand. And it doesn’t take long for Kyrgios to get a warning from the umpire, although in fairness it’s nothing too major - he hits a hard forehand after the point finishes that the umpire says was too close to the line judge and “too dangerous”. Kyrgios laughs it off and goes on to break Bedene, but he takes it up again with the umpire at the switchover. An animated discussion ensues before play gets back under way. Never a dull moment. 11.42pm BST Hello world, Kyrgios and Bedene are nearly ready to get under way in this final match of the day on the old Grandstand court, which has already stood witness to a dose of controversy with another Australian, Bernard Tomic, clashing with a fan in the stands on his way to defeat to Damir Dzumhur earlier. “I will put my balls in your mouth,” said Tomic. Oh dear. 11.31pm BST Mike will be here shortly to take you through the match to conclude proceedings on the old Grandstand court this evening in New York. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
30 Aug
2016
23:00

Naming the dead

news.bbc.co.uk - Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean. More... (Africa)
30 Aug
2016
23:00

'Smart energy' revolution to balance electricity demand

news.bbc.co.uk - A "smart energy" revolution could help ensure that the UK does not suffer blackouts, according to National Grid's new UK chief. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
23:00

Smart energy revolution 'could help to avoid UK blackouts'

news.bbc.co.uk - A "smart energy" revolution could help ensure that the UK does not suffer blackouts, according to National Grid's new UK chief. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
23:00

Urgent action needed for working mums, say MPs

news.bbc.co.uk - "Urgent action" is needed to stop new mothers being forced out of work, says the Women and Equalities Committee. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
22:59

Serena Williams v Ekaterina Makarova: US Open tennis first round - live!

www.guardian.co.uk - The world No1, who lost in the semi-finals here last year, gets her campaign under way against the unseeded Russian. Follow all the action with Tim HillEmail tim.hill@theguardian.com or tweet @timmyhilleh 11.59pm BST We’re just in between the day session and the evening session here, and we’re about 30 minutes away from the start of play. 11.58pm BST A reminder: Serena Williams is going for grand slam No23 here. If she were to triumph, she’d overtake Steffi Graf and become the most decorated player in the Open era. But how is her shoulder injury holding up?“I haven’t played a lot, I haven’t practiced a lot, but I’m just now starting to feel a little better,” Williams said last week. “Hopefully just every day I will keep going higher.” 11.54pm BST There’s some Australian interest tonight, too. Nick Kyrgios is taking on Aljaz Bedene on the old Grandstand court, and you can follow that here: Related: Nick Kyrgios v Aljaz Bedene: US Open tennis first round - live! 11.48pm BST Here’s Kathy Podgers: “Hi Tim, just because Serena is so great, it’s still shameful to forget Venus.”Yep, you’re right: seven major championships, two grand slam finals and four Olympic gold medals is some achievement. Plus, with 49 singles titles, Venus is behind only her Serena among active players on the WTA Tour. 11.46pm BST Venus Williams is through! 6-2 5-7 6-4 against Kozlova, and the veteran American is moving on. 11.45pm BST And what of Makarova? As mentioned, the tall left-hander is ranked 29 in the world, so it’s a slight surprise that she’s not among the seeds. Plus, she’s coming off a gold-medal winning performance in Rio, where she won the women’s doubles with her compatriot Elena Vesnina. She’s also got a history against Serena: she beat her in the fourth round of the Australian Open in 2012.But Williams has punished Makarova since that loss, winning all three matches without dropping a set, and in their most recent meeting, Williams cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the 2014 semi-finals here. 11.39pm BST Serena Williams’ sister Venus, the sixth seed, is in a battle with Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova on Arthur Ashe right now: they’ve been playing for more than two and a half hours, and Kozlova has just broken as Williams served for the match! Four-five in the final set, and Kozlova is serving. 11.36pm BST It’s a warm Tuesday evening in New York, and Serena Williams is making her 2016 US Open debut. The world No1, fresh from a disappointing performance at the Olympics in Rio, plays Ekaterina Makarova, the 29th-ranked Russian, in a juicy first-round contest, and she’ll be hoping to achieve what she couldn’t manage last year: victory in her “home” grand slam.Twelve months ago Williams was defeated, shockingly almost, by the Italian Roberta Vinci in the last four, and her shot at the so-called “Serena Slam” was gone. It was a big surprise: the imperious Williams, arguably the finest female tennis player of all time, beaten by a player her first ever grand slam semi-final. Few predicted it, and the defeat stung: Williams took the rest of the year off to regain her fitness and her motivation. 6.30pm BST Tim will be here shortly. In the meantime, read how the favorite in the men’s singles fared on Monday night:During the match, Djokovic hit first serves around 100 mph, sometimes slower — 25 mph or so below his usual average speed. He hit second serves in the low 80s. He flexed his right arm, the one he has used to wield a racket on the way to 12 grand slam titles, and appeared generally unhappy. Related: Novak Djokovic troubled by arm during US Open win over Jerzy Janowicz Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
30 Aug
2016
22:40

Record-breaking Alex Hales says England have not reached their peak

www.guardian.co.uk - Opener scored highest ODI score by England batsman ‘I was always confident I could get a big score’England secured the ODI series by thrashing Pakistan a third time and breaking countless record along the way on Tuesday. They amassed 444 for three from their 50 overs, the highest total in the history of ODI cricket and Alex Hales posted the highest score by any Englishman in this format, 171, which overtook the record set by Robin Smith 23 years ago in a losing cause against Australia at Edgbaston. Here, Pakistan were defeated by 169 runs.The opener broke the record at his home ground after a season of frustration especially against the bowlers of Pakistan. “This would be my ground of choice to do it,” he said. “It was a special feeling. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
30 Aug
2016
22:37

Singer Chris Brown's LA home searched 'after he pointed gun at woman'

news.bbc.co.uk - Police in Los Angeles search the home of singer Chris Brown after receiving an emergency call from a woman. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
22:31

TV host Charlie Webster back in UK after malaria coma

news.bbc.co.uk - A television sports presenter who was in a coma after contracting malaria in Rio is back in the UK - in a stable but serious condition in a Leeds hospital. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
22:03

Battling IS in Libya

news.bbc.co.uk - In the Libyan city of Sirte, pro-government forces say they are advancing on the last strongholds of so-called Islamic State (IS). More... (Africa)
30 Aug
2016
21:52

Checkatrade Trophy: Low crowds & manager cameos

news.bbc.co.uk - The revamped Checkatrade Trophy group stages begin with record low crowds and a cameo from a "retired" manager. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
21:48

US Open 2016: Naomi Broady and Dan Evans reach round two

news.bbc.co.uk - Naomi Broady and Dan Evans make it four Britons through to the second round of the US Open. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
21:44

Jenkins hints at transfer window signings for Swans

news.bbc.co.uk - Swansea City may yet bring in fresh faces before the transfer window closes on Wednesday, says chairman Huw Jenkins. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
21:41

Michail Antonio brings a smile and raw talent to England camp in need of both | Dominic Fifield

www.guardian.co.uk - West Ham’s winger has come a long way from his days with Tooting & Mitcham and says his time in the lower leagues has helped mould the player he is todayIf some in England’s number returned to St George’s Park this week with scars still smarting from the summer’s European Championship, then step forward the antidote. Michail Antonio had been trudging back, dejected in defeat, to the changing rooms post-mixed zone at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday when one of West Ham’s physios informed him he had been called up into Sam Allardyce’s first national squad. Related: Wayne Rooney confirms international retirement after 2018 World Cup Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
21:35

Wayne Rooney: I made decision to take corners for England at Euro 2016

www.guardian.co.uk - Captain decided to ignore Roy Hodgson’s instructions Striker will end international career in 2018Wayne Rooney has confirmed he will end his international career after the next World Cup and explained for the first time what he thinks went wrong for England in Euro 2016, revealing that he openly defied Roy Hodgson’s tactics because the players were unimpressed with some of the manager’s instructions.Rooney also revealed that the video of the Wales squad celebrating wildly after England had been knocked out against Iceland had led to friction between some of the players from the club teams - Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Leicester City - who had representatives in both camps. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
21:31

Darren Clarke backs his Ryder Cup wild cards and rookies

www.guardian.co.uk - Bullish captain believes his personal picks - Lee Westwood, Thomas Pieters and Martin Kaymer - on top of the automatic qualifiers can thrive in the Ryder CupIf bookmakers are to be believed, the evolution of Europe’s Ryder Cup team will come at an immediate cost. With a month to go until Darren Clarke oversees the defence of the trophy at Hazeltine the USA are heavily odds-on to win.The hosts’ price shortened further on Tuesday as confirmation of Clarke’s full team arrived. With Thomas Pieters afforded his most high-profile chance to shine, six from 12 of the European contingent will be making Ryder Cup debuts. That represents the highest rookie contingent for an away match since 1999, when the US triumphed with much leaping around and gnashing of teeth at Brookline. The home side is unlikely to feature more than two debutants and, in Brooks Koepka, may have only one. Continue reading... More... (Golf)
30 Aug
2016
21:29

Thomas Pieters impresses me as much as Tiger Woods did, says Darren Clarke

www.guardian.co.uk - Europe Ryder Cup captain believes Belgian can be a future world No1 Pieters: ‘There’s no fear factor and I’ll be up for the task against USA’Darren Clarke believes Thomas Pieters is a future world No1 with a talent comparable to Tiger Woods after confirming the Belgian will make his Ryder Cup debut for Europe at Hazeltine next month. Related: Ryder Cup 2016: Westwood, Kaymer and Pieters selected as wildcard picks Continue reading... More... (Golf)
30 Aug
2016
21:10

Hope Solo leaves NWSL club after 'devastating' suspension from US Soccer

www.guardian.co.uk - Goalkeeper, 35, says she’s not mentally ready to return to footballUS Soccer announced six-month ban for two-time Olympic gold medal winnerHope Solo, the notorious USA goalkeeper who was given a six-month ban after the team’s failure to win Olympic gold, has announced she won’t be playing for her club side in the NWSL this season.Solo, 35, confirmed the news in a brief statement that said she was not mentally ready to return to football. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
21:10

Hope Solo ends club season early after 'devastating' suspension from US Soccer

www.guardian.co.uk - Goalkeeper, 35, says she’s not mentally ready to return to footballUS Soccer announced six-month ban for two-time Olympic gold medal winnerHope Solo, the notorious USA goalkeeper who was given a six-month ban after the team’s failure to win Olympic gold, has announced she won’t be playing for her club side in the NWSL this season.Solo, 35, confirmed the news in a brief statement that said she was not mentally ready to return to football. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
21:09

NI League Cup: Annagh United knock Glentoran out in second round

news.bbc.co.uk - Championship One strugglers Annagh United cause a major upset by beating Premiership side Glentoran 3-2 in the League Cup. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
21:09

Trans-Siberian Trump

news.bbc.co.uk - BBC Pop Up travelled across Russia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, and asked fellow passengers about what they thought about the US presidential election. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
21:02

League of Ireland Premier Division: Shamrock Rovers 0-1 Derry City

news.bbc.co.uk - Rory Patterson's first-half goal earns Derry City a crucial League of Ireland win over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
21:00

Danny Cipriani: I fell back in love with game at Sale but Wasps is right place

www.guardian.co.uk - The much-travelled fly-half has returned to where it began for him and wants club silverware and to reach the bar set by Eddie Jones and his England squadEverything and nothing has changed for Danny Cipriani. At first glance he is Wasps’ prodigal son, back at the club where it all began for him. In other ways he is starting completely afresh in a new part of the country with new coaches and team-mates. Perhaps it should be no great surprise the much-travelled fly-half sounds slightly unsure what to expect as he awaits the fast-approaching domestic season. Related: Richard Cockerill admits Leicester look ‘a bit silly’ after McDonald’s incident Continue reading... More... (Rugby union)
30 Aug
2016
20:57

Sunderland rescue: Teenager 'critical' after dinghy rescue

news.bbc.co.uk - A 17-year-old youth pulled from the sea is critically ill, while three other teenagers rescued from a dinghy off Sunderland are stable, police say. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
20:57

Dan Evans speeds past Rajeev Ram and into second round of the US Open

www.guardian.co.uk - Briton wins 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and will meet Alexander Zverev World No64 attacked throughout and won with an aceDan Evans, like all adventurers, reckons the view in front of him is every bit as good as the one in the rear vision mirror and he long ago stopped looking back to his thrilling run in the first week of the 2013 US Open.Nevertheless, if he can replicate the high-octane tennis that stunned the American Rajeev Ram in four quick sets here on day two, the British No2 could create more mayhem. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
30 Aug
2016
20:57

Dan Evans speeds past Rajeev Ram into second round of US Open

www.guardian.co.uk - Briton wins 6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and will meet Alexander Zverev World No64 attacked throughout and won with an aceDan Evans, like all adventurers, reckons the view in front of him is every bit as good as the one in the rear vision mirror and he long ago stopped looking back to his thrilling run in the first week of the 2013 US Open.Nevertheless, if he can replicate the high-octane tennis that stunned the American Rajeev Ram in four quick sets here on day two, the British No2 could create more mayhem. Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
30 Aug
2016
20:52

Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

news.bbc.co.uk - The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
20:43

England v Pakistan: third ODI - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - England win the third ODI against Pakistan by 169 runsAlex Hales leads tumble of records with English ODI best of 171Hosts set new highest ODI total with innings of 444-3 9.43pm BST Related: Hales and England rewrite record books in thumping win over Pakistan 9.35pm BST What a win and an amazing batting display by the boys!! @AlexHales1 unreal. pic.twitter.com/tlQ20cjv9t 9.35pm BST 9.25pm BST In case you missed it... All of today's #EngvPak records - so far! Still eight overs to go on SS2! https://t.co/Kodp6oGdAZ Pakistan 268-9 pic.twitter.com/9cMpPoLxc5 9.20pm BST 43rd over: Pakistan 275 (Shah 26) “We’ve entered into the realm of farce,” quips Atherton, after Chris Woakes bowls a slower ball that bounces at his toes. Moments before, a top edge from Amir sees Buttler race away to square leg and dive in vain to make amends for an earlier drop. A four smashed over cover and then another skyer sees Woakes call himself... and take it! That’s the game - England win by 169 runs! 9.16pm BST 42nd over: Pakistan 268-9 (Yasir 26, Amir 52) Ali comes back and it’s quite the over! A misfield sees a single taken, before Shah charges and is nearly brilliantly caught by Root at cover, who gets finger tips to the ball. Then Shah, back on strike, slog sweeps Ali for four, just beyond the dive of Jason Roy in the deep. 9.12pm BST 41st over: Pakistan 260-9 (Shah 20, Amir 50) Amir’s at it again - two consecutive sixes over midwicket! Make that three!!! The third goes into the sightscreen behind Rashid to take Amir to a 22-bll half-century! The second six also saw him break the record for the highest ODI score for a number 11. No record is safe! 9.08pm BST 40th over: Pakistan 241-9 (Yasir 19, Amir 32) What bat speed from Amir! Wood, around the wicket, goes for a in-swinger to cramp the leftie for room, but Amir flashes one through point for four. Tries to finish his set of 10 with a yorker but over-shoots and is driven through cover for four. One for 75 for Wood... 9.06pm BST 39th over: Pakistan 231-9 (Shah 19, Amir 23) Gorgeous shot from Amir as he drives Rashid, against the spin, through extra cover, having given himself room to slap across the line to leg. 9.03pm BST 38th over: Pakistan 221-9 (Shah 17, Amir 14) Yes, Yasir! He’s not going to hang back to Mark Wood, clearing the font foot to larrup the quick over wide long off for four. Tries to go even bigger but gets a top edge to square leg that is... DROPPED by Buttler! That’s a dolly. He did the work to get there, had the mitts and still shelled it! Seemed to close the gloves early. 8.59pm BST 37th over: Pakistan 214-9 (Shah 11, Amir 13) Amir, having been done by a few googlies from Rashid, decides to just clear his front leg and smear a delivery to midwicket for four. Ooooo and now a six! The very next ball! What that means now is that Pakistan will not succumb to their heaviest defeat, which they “achieved” when they were skittled for 75 against Sri Lanka in pursuit of 310. Quite bizarre that Ken Clarke has been in the crowd for both of England’s two highest individual ODI scores. Wonder how many others have? 8.55pm BST 36th over: Pakistan 202-9 (Shah 10, Amir 2) “England since last summer have been awesome,” starts Chris Evans. “But their consistent excellence is really making wonder why they haven’t played like this for the last three bloody years?” It’s a good question, Chris. It was telling when Andrew Strauss took on the role as director of cricket and immediately stated that he wanted England to focus on limited-overs cricket. You could sense that, even as a player, he thought the tactics and personnel used indicated that the team were almost a generation behind current trends. 8.52pm BST Riaz is sent hopping on the crease as Wood spears one into his pads. There’s no bat, but Riaz reviews almost instantly. And you can kind of see why: impact with leg stump seems at the very limit of “Umpire’s Call”. 8.50pm BST 35th over: Pakistan 198-8 (Riaz 14, Yasir 8) Rashid is close to a third wicket as Shah sends a skewed edge high to midwicket which plugs between two converging fielders. “Surely this is the more relevant Gene Wilder clip,” writes Kieron Shaw. “It pretty much covers being an English cricket fan, whatever the circumstances...” 8.47pm BST 34th over: Pakistan 194-8 (Riaz 11, Shah 7) Fair play: most of the crowd have stayed put. Riaz and Shah don’t look like they have anywhere to be, either. A sedate over by Wood’s standards see three from it. 8.42pm BST 33rd over: Pakistan 191-8 (Riaz 9, Shah 6) Somehow, Yasir Shah manages to deliberately cut between the keeper and first slip for four. He sort of jams down on the ball - keeping it on the ground - yet still bisecting a gap that must only have been about a yard wide. 8.40pm BST 32nd over: Pakistan 183-8 (Riaz 6, Shah 1) Back to pace on the ball now - Mark Wood comes into the attack for Moeen and is immediately in the high eighties. 8.35pm BST 31st over: Pakistan 180-8 (Riaz 5, Shah 0) Riaz strikes to deep midwicket but a fielder keeps it to one. An attempted hack into the floodlights away at square leg brings four leg byes as Buttler and leg slip are distracted by the flashing blade. He falls though - a decent cameo that momentarily saw his ODI average reach 101. 8.32pm BST Nawaz doesn’t quite get to a full length ball from Rashid and drives straight into the hands of Morgan at mid off. 8.30pm BST 30th over: Pakistan 174-7 (Nawaz 33, Riaz 4) Just three singles as more good work from Ali keeps the attacking shots at bay. Some snap, this:Amazing score by England with @Eoin16 @AlexHales1 @root66 @josbuttler all contributing. 444 is a world record too. pic.twitter.com/naMkY9Or9v 8.27pm BST 29th over: Pakistan 171-7 (Nawaz 31, Riaz 3) Bit of aggression from Riaz as he thumps Rashid square but good work from Alex Hales saves a couple of runs. The game might be petering out, but England are still diving about Fair play to them. Phil Withall emails in: “I got up for work at 4.25 and did my usual zombie like shuffle around the house before checking the score. Please confirm that the events I am reading about are real and not the result of a sleep deprived imagination.” Do not adjust your set, Phil. England are white ball monsters. This is the world we live in now. 8.24pm BST 28th over: Pakistan 164-7 (Nawaz 27, Riaz 0) One run and a wicket, as Moeen uses the situation to buff his figures. 8.22pm BST Proper off spinner’s wicket - flight, drift, grip, spin, gate, through, off stump, pinned. 8.19pm BST 27th over: Pakistan 163-6 (Nawaz 26, Hasan 4) See below. 8.19pm BST 26th over: Pakistan 159-6 (Nawaz 23, Hasan 3) Another tight over from Hasan Ali. You’d assume these two might want to give it some humpty instead of dabbing the ball around here and there. Ah well. 8.17pm BST 25th over: Pakistan 158-6 (Nawaz 23, Hasan 1) Sarfraz goes. If the game had long gone, now, so has the entertainment. Here’s some Gene: 8.13pm BST An attempted slog sweep goes high in the air and Root, originally at first slip, waddles over to leg slip to take a simple high catch. 8.11pm BST 24th over: Pakistan 155-5 (Sarfraz 38, Nawaz 22) A couple of fours for Nawaz, albeit unconvincing ones. A clump down the ground plugs and dribbles to the long off sponge, before a late cut is just out of the reach of first slip. A patented Mo Ali beamer is dabbed to point for two. That sort of game now. England is certainly not Shoaib Malik's favourite overseas place for ODIs. 169 runs in 18 innings at an average of 9.38 #Cricket #EngvPak 8.06pm BST 23rd over: Pakistan 140-5 (Sarfraz 38, Nawaz 8) Plunkett has a blow to allow Adil Rashid a go. No great signs of turn, but a leading edge from Sarfraz almost gives Rashid a return catch. Luckily for Safraz, Rashid is about as tall as Feivel from An American Tail. 8.01pm BST 22nd over: Pakistan 136-5 (Sarfraz 35, Nawaz 7) Excellent strike for Sarfraz, who turns a full ball from Moeen Ali into a full toss and sweeps hard square for four. 7.59pm BST 21st over: Pakistan 131-5 (Sarfraz 30, Nawaz 7) Unlucky for Plunkett, as Sarfraz inside-edges past his own stumps for four. “So what’s the biggest ever margin victory one day sort of thing?” asks Paul Grifin. Well, Paul, the greatest margin of victory is 290, when New Zealand beat Ireland after scoring 403 at Aberdeen in 2008. England’s greatest victory came last year, actually, against New Zealand. The full list of sizeable ODI margins can be found here. 7.55pm BST 20th over: Pakistan 123-5 (Sarfraz 25, Nawaz 4) Quite tame in the end as Moeen Ali varies his pace, preventing both batsmen from effectively using their feet against him. The hit straight down the ground, as you could tell from the first innings, is fairly short. 7.52pm BST 19th over: Pakistan 120-5 (Sarfraz 24, Nawaz 2) Nawaz gives it the Neo from The Matrix sway to avoid a fierce bumper from around the wicket, as Plunkett looks to test the left-hander’s nerve. That required rate is 10.48 by the way. Moeen Ali will take the next over. 7.47pm BST 18th over: Pakistan 119-5 (Sarfraz 24, Nawaz 1) Stokes honing his wide yorkers well enough to nearly cause a run out, as Sarfraz is desperate to keep the runs ticking over. A change of line brings a lovely swish across the line through square leg only for Plunkett to field brilliantly to save two. Sarfraz has the last say in the over with a four through extra cover. 7.43pm BST 17th over: Pakistan 112-5 (Sarfraz 18, Nawaz 1) Apparently that delivery to remove Malik was 90mph. I say “apparently” because it looked a heck of a lot quicker than that. Mohammad Nawaz, the allrounder, comes in. 7.40pm BST Seriously quick from Plunkett but a non-shot from Malik, as he tries to drive a short length delivery (yes, really). 7.38pm BST 16th over: Pakistan 107-4 (Sarfraz 15, Malik 1) The wicket of Azam brings on drinks and the floodlights, as Shoaib Malik strides to the crease. Single off the final ball. 7.31pm BST Pace off the ball and a bit of grip sees Azam offer a leading edge to Morgan at cover. Easy as. 7.29pm BST 15th over: Pakistan 107-3 (Azam 8, Sarfraz 17) Sarfraz is onto Plunkett again, pulling him in front of square - and the man in the deep - for another boundary. "Always nice to see you.""Well it's nice for them to see me. That's why I pop in, so..." "Bit disruptive." pic.twitter.com/EQcHr21NKP 7.25pm BST 14th over: Pakistan 100-3 (Sarfraz 11, Azam 8) The ton up for Pakistan with a single to square leg. In any other situation, they’d be on for a very healthy score. The required rate has drifted about 9.5... 7.22pm BST 13th over: Pakistan 98-3 (Sarfraz 10, Azam 7) Plunkett’s second over gets taken for eight as Sarfraz picks up a short ball early and finds a gap at midwicket for four. Good pick-up. 7.20pm BST 12th over: Pakistan 90-3 (Azam 6, Sarfraz 3) Ben Stokes gets his first bowl of the series. He says he has found not bowling “boring” and finds himself at a loss in the field (presumably the times in between taking outrageous catches). An assortment of slower balls keeps the usually busy Sarfraz quiet. 7.15pm BST 11th over: Pakistan 86-3 (Azam 4, Sarfraz 1) The calm after the storm. Sharjeel’s departure brings a halt to the boundary blitz. Three from the over in singles, albeit one from a very nice straight drive which takes out the nonstriker’s leg stump. 7.12pm BST 10th over: Pakistan 83-3 (Azam 2) He’s out though **sad face**. That was great fun. Consecutive fours off the first two balls took him to a second ODI fifty. Woakes does him with a slower ball which he misses completely. But in attempting to repeat the trick, Woakes is smashed for six over midwicket. For futile context, England were 64-1 after their first Power Play... 7.10pm BST Huge shame, that. Sharjeel Khan, having obliterated Woakes during that over, nails one straight to Stokes, who is basically sat in the front row. 7.07pm BST 9th over: Pakistan 69-2 (Sharjeel 44, Azam 2) Brilliant from Sharjeel Khan. He’s keeping his shape in every shot, but the noise off his bat is a pleasing, acoustic thunk, like that off a particularly lavish glockenspiel. He flips three fours off Mark Wood through backward square leg, with a chip over mid on for another to add a bit of variety. He tries another flip off his legs to the final ball but finds Alex Hales in the deep who... drops him! 7.02pm BST 8th over: Pakistan 52-2 (Sharjeel 27, Azam 2) An attempted hoik down the ground plugs fo two. An attempted swipe is caught. And so Azhar Ali’s nightmare of a day ends. The Pakistan captain looks like he could do with a brew and a bath. 7.00pm BST Azhar tries to go big. But Azhar trying to go big is like Will Smith trying to go toe-to-toe with the NWA. Caught slicing to third man, who has to run in from the boundary to take the catch. In addition to Allen Iverson, Will Smith’s “Freakin’ It” video contains a low point in LOVE Park and hip-hop history https://t.co/7mq8Y0JaSY 6.55pm BST 7th over: Pakistan 48-1 (Sharjeel 27, Azhar 11) A first over without a boundary, though Mark Wood tests Jos Buttler’s reach with a high bouncer. Better from Wood, though, as he looks to cramp the batsmen for room (and succeeds). 6.49pm BST 6th over: Pakistan 45-1 (Sharjeel 27, Azhar 10) Seems like shoddy fielding is contagious. An easy gather at cover point is fluffed by Morgan and allows Sharjeel Khan’s push to go for four. A single brings Azhar on the strike, who gives it the full maker’s name for four through mid on. 6.45pm BST 5th over: Pakistan 34-1 (Sharjeel 22, Azhar 4) Ooof, real class from Sharjeel Khan. Wood bowls what looks a good length delivery, but Sharjeel pulls it ferociously through straight midwicket for four. Wood decides to go fuller and this one - 95mph! - is timed through wide mid on for four. Now Azhar gets off the mark with an easy tuck through square leg. Belting pitch, this - 13 from that Wood over. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands...Yes, we lost the record!! @dutchiepdb https://t.co/TkjWr5WDc5 6.42pm BST 4th over: Pakistan 21-1 (Sharjeel 13, Azhar 0) After three dots to start, Aslam was always going to try for the big shot. Didn’t come off, though. No tinkering with the order as Azhar Ali comes out at number three to dot out the remaining two deliveries to give Woakes a wicket maiden. Why wouldn’t you promote Sarfraz Ahmed in this situation? 6.38pm BST Aslam is rushed into a pull shot, which he cloths straight to Moeen Ali stationed at a catching square leg. Easy as you like. 6.36pm BST 3rd over: Pakistan 21-0 (Aslam 8, Sharjeel 13) The pace of Wood, for all the thrills, is being embraced. First by Aslam, who drops one beyond the dive of Ben Stokes at second slip to get four through third man. Then, with one on his hip, Sharjeel Khan times nicely in front of square on the leg side. 6.33pm BST 2nd over: Pakistan 10-0 (Aslam 2, Sharjeel 8) Looks like both left-handers are willing to go after the short ball. And fair play to them. Sami Aslam only gets one as he finds Adil Rashid at fine leg on the bounce, but Sharjeel Khan gets four through square leg. Chris Woakes isn’t happy. 6.27pm BST 1st over: Pakistan 5-0 (Aslam 1, Sharjeel 4) An appeal first ball as Mark Wood hits Sami Aslam on the front pad. Not out is the call and England don’t seem too fussed with that... but the replays show that it pitched in line and would have smashed into leg stump. A dabbed single and then Sharjeel Khan announces himself with a four through extra cover. Pakistan now need 440 from the remaining 49 overs... 6.22pm BST Any excuse to dig this up again - South Africa’s chase from *that* ODI. Most startling bit for me is when the South African team jump off the balcony. At the time, I had no idea it was only a three foot drop. 6.08pm BST Evening all. Now, what the hell was that?! Seems only right to start my stint with this email from David Brown: “Surely even the most pessimistic/ardent fan can’t have the slightest Fear. This is enough right?” If Pakistan get a good start... 350+ scores for England:Till WC 2015: One (644 ODIs)Since: Seven (28* ODIs)#ENGvPAK 6.03pm BST Phew! So just how much is there to take in from all that? England’s best ever individual and collective ODI scores. Another astonishing display of belligerent brilliance from Jos Buttler. A silky smooth big score for Joe Root. Eoin Morgan continuing his return to form in style. And then Pakistan’s sloppiness in the field. Wahab Riaz going for the second most expensive ODI figures of all time (0 for 110). Who would have thought, 18 months ago, that we’d be writing about England’s batting line-up as the most potent and brutal in one-day cricket, but they look pretty damn close to that now, albeit that today they have been up against an inexperienced and hopelessly outclassed Pakistan, who’ve got a job of rebuilding to do.I’m going to stick my neck out here and say England will win this. But you never know, and there may be more landmarks and records to chew over later. Vish will be here shortly to talk you through Pakistan’s reply. Thanks for your company and emails. 5.55pm BST 50th over: England 444-3 (Buttler 90, Morgan 57) Hasan Ali has the unenviable task of bowling the final over - he’s inexperienced but has bowled well today, and concedes only one off the first ball when Buttler pulls the ball straight into Morgan’s midriff at the non-striker’s end. A solitary bye ensues when Morgan plays and misses at a decent short-ish ball, leaving Buttler with three balls to slog towards a century. He can’t get there though, a wide slower ball giving the batsman nothing to work with - he plays and misses, then does so again, leaving four needed off the last ball to reach the all-time world record ODI total. WHICH HE DOES! Buttler makes room for himself and cracks it over extra-cover for four. Incredible performance. (And almost as a footnote, that was a really good over from Hasan - possibly the best of the whole innings) 5.50pm BST 49th over: England 438-3 (Buttler 85, Morgan 57) Amir bowls his last over, beginning with a dot ball and conceding two off the second, to Buttler. But the batsman is irrepressible and he slices a low teasing full-toss somehow over extra-cover for four. Two more follow before Amir anticipates Buttler’s movement and spears in a fine ball through him down the legside. A single completes a relatively frugal over. 5.46pm BST 48th over: England 429-3 (Buttler 76, Morgan 57) Wahab bowls his final over: can he reach his own ignominious century? He surely can. Buttler hammers the first ball of the over into the crowd for six to bring up ENGLAND’S RECORD. Then Pakistan’s hideous afternoon is encapsulated when Buttler is clean bowled off a no-ball. The only consolation is that Buttler swings and misses at the free hit. He adds a single before Morgan punishes a shorter ball and swings it into the stand over deep midwicket to bring up a fine fifty. The next ball is sent into the same part of the same stand. The all-time record, 443 is surely in reach now.Mohammad Amir, earlier: 5.39pm BST 47th over: England 405-3 (Buttler 69, Morgan 45) How do you cope with such an adept ramp-er and scoop-er as Buttler? Amir would like to know, as Buttler sends his first ball over the keeper to the boundary for four. You could try a fuller attempted yorker length outside off-stump, I s’pose, but Buttler stretches and sends one such skimming through extra cover for four. He has a wide called harshly against him before a good yorker is dug out and they run two more to bring up England’s 400, and four leg-byes round off the over for the luckless Amir, courtesy of another terrible misfield by Babar at fine leg. This record is in the bag anyhow.“In honour of another astonishing batting performance,” writes Robert Taylor, “I’d like to pose this question: How well would the best of England’s retired ODI cricketers fair against this current team?My (very debatable) team: Trescothick, Knight, Pieterson, Robin Smith, Hick/Collingwood, Stewart + Botham, Flintoff, Gough, Swann/Willis Underwood” 5.32pm BST 46th over: England 389-3 (Buttler 58, Morgan 45) Wahab continues, having conceded 80 off his previous eight overs, and Morgan inside-edges a single down to fine leg. Wahab then sends down the kind of wide you’d half-expect to see at the end of such a merciless afternoon. Morgan cuts for a single but Wahab is belatedly finding a bit of a strategy here, bowling straighter and mixing it up his pace, such that there are no boundaries at all from it. A triumph. 5.27pm BST 45th over: England 383-3 (Buttler 56, Morgan 42) To think people were fretting a tad about Hales and Morgan only four short days ago: he swipes Amir over deep midwicket for another SIX before inside-edging down to fine leg for a flukey four, prompting the bowler to smile awkwardly at his rank bad luck, which for him began in the very first over with a dreadful misfield. Morgan cracks another four on the offside, just for hits and giggles, before a single and a two and a bye - the last off a very good ball down the legside that cuts Buttler in half - round off the over. Who’d be a bowler in one-day cricket at Trent Bridge? 5.22pm BST 44th over: England 365-3 (Buttler 54, Morgan 27) No sooner do Pakistan produce something impressive in the field than they do something unutterably sloppy, the normally reliable Yasir spilling a mistimed Morgan skyer from Wahab’s bowling. A sitter. The punishment is predictably uncompromising - Morgan cracking a straight six at the sightscreen, followed by a delicious rasping square drive for four, as lovely a shot as many of the sixes. This is now England’s joint highest ODI total, with six overs still to go and the record of 408 in sight. 5.17pm BST 43rd over: England 352-3 (Buttler 54, Morgan 14) Some rare and excellent Pakistan fielding, from Hasan Ali, after he tries to catch another almighty Morgan slog off Amir over deep midwicket - it’s heading way over the ropes but Hasan manages to grab it, and though he can’t cling on for the catch without his momentum taking him over the boundary, he tosses it back onto the outfield to ensure only two runs are conceded. Three more singles follow to complete a really rather good over in the circumstances. 5.14pm BST 42nd over: England 347-3 (Buttler 53, Morgan 10). Utter mayhem. This is a proper catching practice session for punters in the Radcliffe Road end stand - Buttler thrashes another straight drive off Shoaib high towards its patrons for SIX more. It appears to have landed in someone’s pint, prompting the ball to be examined for damage. Adds a bit of zest and tang to your poncey craft beer I guess. A couple of singles follow before Buttler makes room for himself and belts another SIX into the same stand. The next SIX is even better, clouted over wide long-on into the crowd, where a bold punter dives at the fence for the catch and falls over it, attempting cheekily to claim it. What can we end the over with? Yup, another SIX - this one is almost taken in the deep but just clears the fielder and dobs down just beyond the ropes. Buttler has 5o already, off 22 balls. 5.06pm BST 41st over: England 321-3 (Buttler 28, Morgan 9). Will the third power play bring Pakistan any respite? No, frankly. Hasan’s first delivery is played at and missed but Buttler scoops the following one down to fine leg for four. A no-ball/free-hit combo brings five more, Buttler belting the no-strings delivery, a low full toss, over extra-cover for four. Three more singles ensue. This partnership is worth 38 from 19 deliveries already - 400 is on. 5.02pm BST 40th over: England 309-3 (Buttler 18, Morgan 8). Nawaz bowls his final over, and Buttler takes a figurative axe to the spinner’s hitherto relatively tidy figures, hammering two consecutive sixes, over midwicket and straight over the bowler’s head respectively. It takes England beyond 300. A single gives Morgan a chance to join the festivities and he too takes aim at the top tier of the Radcliffe Road stand, belting Nawaz’s final delivery of the innings over the top for six. And there ends Pakistan’s brief spell of, if not quite ascendance, then at least not being humiliated. 4.58pm BST 39th over: England 289-3 (Buttler 5, Morgan 1). You can hear Pakistan’s supporters for the first time all afternoon, and to encourage them further Hasan beats Buttler outside off-stump and follows it up with an inswinger into the batsman’s pads that prompts a stifled lbw appeal - a leg-bye follows. A slip is duly brought in, and suddenly England are casting around for mere singles, as a risky single that has Morgan diving at the non-striker’s end demonstrates. A really good over is undermined at its end by a lazy full-toss that is clipped away by Buttler for his first four. 4.52pm BST 38th over: England 283-3 (Buttler 1). As suspected, Jos Buttler is sent in at No4 in an attempt to twist the knife. Root takes a single off Nawaz, who then beats Buttler with a lovely ball that grips and rips past the new batsman’s outside edge. A couple of singles follow before Nawaz finally - finally - gets the wicket he deserves, inducing an inside-edge behind from Root to end an excellent innings. Suddenly, Pakistan’s weary, battered attack finds itself bowling at two new batsmen. 4.47pm BST 37th over: England 281-2 (Root 84). Eventful and groundbreaking over as Hales reaches England’s highest ever individual score and is then dismissed. It starts with a review! Hasan has a big, and rare, shout for lbw against Hales after a full toss hits him low on the pad as he attempts to sweep, though it looked like it was drifting down the legside. Hasan decides to review it - there’s no reason not to at this stage after all - and after the umpires take an eternity to get to ball tracking, the outcome we all suspected - that it was going down leg - is confirmed. It even pitched outside. They had taken one so Root faces the next delivery, which is an above-waist-height no-ball that Root guides down to third man, giving Hales a free hit to reach the England record score. Extraordinary. When your lucks in … though Hales can only eke out a single off the added delivery, to go level with Robin Smith’s score.Then, a run-out review! Root takes a quick single and faces a tight call as the direct hit prompts another Pakistan appeal, though replays confirm he was in. Before HISTORY IS MADE as Hales pulls a shorter ball across the line for four to reach the landmark record score. A magnificent performance in the circumstances. And then wouldn’t you know it - he’s OUT NEXT BALL, hit on the boot by a yorker. He reviews it but it looked plumb at the time, and he’s gone. 4.37pm BST 36th over: England 272-1 (Hales 165, Root 82). Root is beginning to cut loose now and he unfurls another crunching drive, off Malik, for four more. Hales, meanwhile, is closing in on England’s highest ever ODI individual score - Robin Smith’s old-cricket 167 in 1993 - with four more on the legside followed by a single in this over. Root top-edges on the legside for two to complete another cruel and expensive over. 4.34pm BST 35th over: England 260-1 (Hales 160, Root 75). Wahab continues and beats Hales with a decent attempted yorker outside off stump. Hales cuts for one before Root hoiks a back-of-a-length ball over deep midwicket for four. Root adds a single to give Hales a chance to belt the leather off another delivery, this one straight past mid-off for another four. The 30th four of the innings follows, Hales thumping it over mid-on. Even Wahab’s better overs are being brutally punished 4.29pm BST 34th over: England 246-1 (Hales 151, Root 70). Shoaib Malik gets his first bowl of the innings, and begins with a clever dot ball, straight and just short of a length to foil the advancing batsman. Root sweeps for one before short fine leg misfields a similar shot from Hales, and gifts England another run. A delicious reverse-sweep just behind square on the offside gives Root four more. Such is Pakistan’s desperation that a sweep and miss that hits Root on the back way outside the line attracts a half-hearted lbw shout - it goes for two leg-byes.So what is the problem with Pakistan’s ODI cricket in the modern era? This statistical nugget suggests it’s not just about the current set-up: 4.22pm BST 33rd over: England 238-1 (Hales 150, Root 65). Wahab Riaz looks a broken man - strumming his guitar on the porch and lamenting the loss of his dog - and Hales punishes him again with a pull just backward of square on the legside for four before swatting away a slower-ball bouncer in a manner that makes the bowler look utterly innocuous to add one more to the total. A Root single gives Hales the chance to swipe another four away on the legside and reach another landmark - the highest ever ODI score by an England player against Pakistan, and the 200 partnership. To twist the knife further, Wahab has a ball outside off stump called wide and Hales slashes and edges the extra ball over the top of the keeper for four to bring up his 150. And more drinks are needed. 4.16pm BST 32nd over: England 223-1 (Hales 137, Root 64). Nawaz, Pakistan’s best bowler so far, returns to bowl his eighth over, and immediately outfoxes Hales with drift and bounce and induces a hack-and-miss. Two singles follow before Hales offers up a half-chance square-cutting high but just wide of the diving Yasir Shah. It goes for four instead, such has been Pakistan’s day. Another belligerent and much more controlled square cut for four takes Hales to his highest ever ODI score. A single completes an expensive over.In other news, South Africa have beaten New Zealand by 204 runs to win their two-match series 1-0. 4.12pm BST 31st over: England 212-1 (Hales 127, Root 63). The original ball now does come back into play for Wahab’s return to the attack. There are singles straight away for Root then Hales before the former gets an easy four with a purposefully slashed edge through the vacant slip area to the third man boundary. At this stage, Michael Holding is just imploring Wahab to just bowl straight and true, though both batsmen are seeing it like a football and Root pulls another easy single to deep midwicket. A thick-edged single from Hales rounds up another satisfying over for England. They’ll be disappointed with less than 350 now. 4.07pm BST 30th over: England 204-1 (Hales 125, Root 57). Root clips the first delivery with the replacement ball, from Amir, on the legside for a single to bring up the 200 before they find the original but carry on with the new one. It’s a rare boundary-free over, which keeps Amir’s figures vaguely respectable in the context of this match (0 for 29 off six), but still brings five runs to keep England ticking over without a care in the world. 4.03pm BST 29th over: England 199-1 (Hales 122, Root 55). Yasir, who’s been one of Pakistan’s better bowlers, is now being taken on too, and Root wallops him over midwicket for four off the first ball of the over. He adds a single before Hales joins in and thumps him over the top for four. And then, to compound Pakistan’s woes, a DROP - Azhar Ali leaping high at a slashed drive from Hales but managing only to parry it. Hales responds with gleeful malice, slogging the next ball high over deep midwicket for SIX more. And they can’t find the ball. 4.00pm BST 28th over: England 182-1 (Hales 110, Root 50). Amir returns, and bamboozles Hales with a slower-ball bouncer that the batsmen attempts to hook and gets nowhere near. He does connect with the next ball, a firm pull to the square leg boundary for two. Pakistan’s fielders are being outrun by England’s batsmen at every turn here, as well as gifting them plenty through misfields, as they do here to give Hales another single. Then Rooot reaches the most minor-key, yet flawless, fifties you could wish to see with a deft dab down to third man. A hundred’s there for the taking for him too. 3.56pm BST 27th over: England 177-1 (Hales 107, Root 48). Yasir continues, and though he’s not being hammered to all parts, England are picking up ones and twos at will here, as well as finding the boundary when they want, as Hales does just in front of square on the offside with the last ball of the over. 3.53pm BST 26th over: England 169-1 (Hales 101, Root 46). Hales can go very big here, with only half of the innings completed, and he looks as if he knows it, though they take a modest three singles from this Hasan over. I’ve always been inclined to persist with Hales even in Tests, not least in the absence of really obvious replacements at the top of the order, even with the failings that have undermined his Test career, simply because of the manner in which he can dominate. The idea of leaving him out of the ODI squad certainly has always seemed absurd. 3.48pm BST 25th over: England 166-1 (Hales 100, Root 44). A chastened Azhar Ali swiftly removes himself from the attack and hands spin responsibility back to Yasir Shah, who replaces him at the Pavilion End, and starts by ripping a turner past Hales’s outside edge. The Notts man adds a single before Root, who’s hit only three fours, does likewise. Hales drives down the ground to advance to 99, and Root again responds in kind, giving Hales the chance to BRING UP HIS HUNDRED, which he does with an effortless flick to midwicket. An emphatic, excellent innings. 3.43pm BST 24th over: England 161-1 (Hales 97, Root 42). Hasan - the only wicket-taker - returns to the attack at the Radcliffe Road End, and at least manages to put the lid on things a little. Root drives for an easy one and Hales does likewise to move within three of his century. Two more for Root followNeil Harris, whose earlier prediction of a 400 score I wrongly scoffed at, wonders if this is a Buttler at 4 sort of day. He might not even be needed at this rate. 3.40pm BST 23rd over: England 157-1 (Hales 96, Root 39). Carnage. Azhar Ali replaces Wahab, and manages to be even more expensive. Hales’s response is to have a go, clubbing his first ball straight past mid-on four four, and smiting a straight SIX over the bowler’s - and everyone else’s - head off the very next one. He biffs another single to deep midwicket before Root adds another, though it could have been more but for a good diving stop by Yasir Shah at backward point. Hales is having as much fun as he’s had all summer now and cracks Azhar through the covers for four more to bring the 150 up and adds four more - a crunching on-drive - to round off the over. 3.35pm BST 22nd over: England 137-1 (Hales 77, Root 38). A Hales single brings up a fine century partnership, before Root executes a risky-looking reverse-sweep that he manage to make look effortless and sensible for one more. A measure of the man. Nawaz is finding spin but also being milked for some ones and twos.“I probably should have asked this earlier,” asks Harvey Lock, “but what is the advantage in taking the batting powerplay straight away? Surely it makes death overs tonking more difficult?” Death-overs tonking isn’t quite the be-all and end-all as it once was. All-overs tonking, general momentum at the top of the innings, and other such free-form craziness is much more the way of things now Harvey. 3.31pm BST 21st over: England 132-1 (Hales 74, Root 36). Wahab - sometimes the world’s most exciting bowler, sometimes its most maddening - continues, conceding a couple of singles before teasing the Pakistan supporters by taking a wicket with a no-ball. Wahab’s short-ish ball is pulled by Hales straight into the hands of deep midwicket. But it had been called by the third umpire, Erasmus, straight away, who under the new high-tech system in place had zapped his decision onto umpire Fry’s wristwatch to make it look all natural and instinctive. Root then slashes, and slashes hard, over the top of the keeper for four more. A single rounds off another cripplingly expensive over. And we can now say that England are emphatically on top. 3.25pm BST 20th over: England 122-1 (Hales 72, Root 30). Pakistan continue to give away too many singles - one each at the start of the over - before Hales plays his best shot against spin so far, rocking back, swivelling and cracking it through the gaps on the onside for four. The shot’s status as Hales’s best against spin so far lasts only one ball - the next one is clobbered, against the spin, over long-on for SIX. Nawaz’s neat figures have been rather messed up there. 3.21pm BST 19th over: England 110-1 (Hales 61, Root 28). An eventful over. Wahab finds some movement off the seam, which surprises both Root and Sarfraz behind the stumps, both of whom miss it, gifting England four byes. This just doesn’t feel like Wahab’s kind of pitch, or day. The best bit of outcricket from Pakistan so far features Shoaib Malik diving heroically at the third man boundary to deny Hales’s footwork-free offside carve a four. They take two instead. Hales then throws his bat at it recklessly, going for the straight drive and edging high into the air behind him but Shoaib this time can’t get there in time. They take two instead. 3.17pm BST 18th over: England 101-1 (Hales 57, Root 27). Nawaz continues, and is milked for a couple more singles to take England to 100. He’s bowled very well, Nawaz, but if there’s one batsman you’d trust to have the measure of him it’s Root, who looks pretty serene out there, and hasn’t fallen into any traps. 3.12pm BST 17th over: England 98-1 (Hales 56, Root 25). Pace returns at the Pavilion End, with Wahab back for his second over, the first ball of which is fired awkwardly into Hales’s upper thigh, but the opener gets right on top of the next one, which he deftly pulls down towards the fine leg boundary for four and a vital fifty. We all know Hales has proved himself more in ODI cricket than Tests anyway but in the context of a tough summer, this is a big knock. As if to acknowledge that, he pulls a rank long hop to the square leg boundary for four with gleeful abandon. Wahab switches to round the wicket, but he still drops short, and Hales pulls again - this time only down to fine leg via one bounce for a single. A quick Root single completes a productive over for England.And that’s drinks. 3.07pm BST 16th over: England 88-1 (Hales 47, Root 24). The left-arm spinner Nawaz really isn’t giving England much room at all, finding a pleasing variety of pace and length, and Hales isn’t looking anything like as comfortable as he did against the quicks. The batsmen take a single each but nowt more, and the final ball of the over is a beauty, turning sharply and ripping past Root’s outside edge. 3.03pm BST 15th over: England 86-1 (Hales 46, Root 23). There’s a bit of grip in this paceless pitch for the spinners, though Root on song can play spin with effortless class and he sweeps to the square leg boundary with exquisite timing for four. A reverse-sweep single completes a better over for England.“With Gillespie set to move on, who’s the likely candidate for the Yorkshire coach?” asks Tom v d Gucht, blurring the line between Yorkshire discussions and England discussions in the time-honoured fashion. “My money is on Peter Moores crossing the pennines and repeating his successes with Lancashire and Sussex; helping Yorkshire achieve the treble next year (one day, county champions and T20) before his fresh success propels to him take over as the England coach for a third bite at the cherry.” 3.00pm BST 14th over: England 78-1 (Hales 45, Root 17). A tight over from Nawaz, conceding only one single. His three overs have yielded only six runs, and have certainly stopped the game getting away from Pakistan. 2.58pm BST 13th over: England 78-1 (Hales 45, Root 16). England continue to prosper from lax fielding as Root scurries for another with nothing more than a straightforward push to mid-off. Hales and Root milk a couple more before Hales swipes Yasir over midwicket for four - not the most delicate of shots but struck with conviction. He’s a bit too cocky next ball though, trying to hit Yasir over the top but it was pushed through more quickly, span away a little and Hales just whacks it into his pad, adding a single. Root has made his way painlessly and quietly to 16 2.53pm BST 12th over: England 71-1 (Hales 40, Root 14). Nawaz continues, and generally manages to deny the batsmen much room. There’s a flicked single for Root before Nawaz finds Hales’s edge with just a fraction of turn but it falls wide of slip. This is better from Pakistan. 2.49pm BST 11th over: England 68-1 (Hales 39, Root 12). Straight into power play 2 then, and we have spin at both ends now, with Yasir on at the Pavilion End. Hales carves a single out to deep cover, and Root grubs out another with a drive to mid-off. Two more off-side singles complete a fairly decent over. Spin has enabled Pakistan to stem the flow a little here. 2.45pm BST 10th over: England 64-1 (Hales 37, Root 10). Time for a bit of spin as the returning Nawaz gets the final over of the first power play. It’s tight and accurate too, yielding only singles to Root and Hales. Spin might have something to offer here. “Afternoon Tom.” Afternoon Chris Dew. “Just saying you’re not going to hex is provocation enough to induce the hex. Out you go, spit and curse time.” 2.42pm BST 9th over: England 62-1 (Hales 36, Root 9). The first bowling change, and it’s Wahab on for Amir. Hales cuts towards wide third man for a single, the presence of three fielders either side of square on the offside cleary there to tempt Hales in one of his strong/susceptible areas. A Root pull-shot adds a single before Hales mows, a tad agriculturally, at a wide one outside off-stump without any footwork but it skims along the ground to the boundary for four. 2.36pm BST 8th over: England 56-1 (Hales 31, Root 8). The most profitable over of an already productive afternoon for England. Roooooot starts it off with his first four of the day - a sumptuous back foot drive past backward point. A legside clip off a no-ball brings three more - and a free hit. Hales tucks in, swinging hard and high and into the stand for SIX, and chops towards third man for a single to complete the over. Is it just my bias towards bowlers that makes me sometimes wonder whether free hits are a slightly excessive punishment? There are worse sins than over-stepping, one might venture. Just throwing it out there as a bit of modest click-bait anyhow. 2.31pm BST 7th over: England 41-1 (Hales 24, Root 1). Hales plays his first rank bad shot of the day, a ludicrously laid-back waft outside off-stump at a teasing delivery Amir slanted across him, but there’s not enough pace on in it for it to carry to the keeper. Less than urgent fielding gifts Hales another two in front of square on the legside when Wahab Riaz might have stepped a bit livelier to restrict them to one. A rather smarter stop at extra cover denies a crunching Hales drive a certain four at the end of the over. 2.27pm BST 6th over: England 39-1 (Hales 22, Root 1). Hales takes another single off the first ball of the over before HASAN STRIKES, drawing Roy into an attempted pull on the legside but the ball isn’t exactly pinging off the pitch and the batsman gloves it into the hands of Sarfraz Ahmed behind the stumps. Root gets of the mark with an easy single, before Hales punishes one that’s pushed a bit too far towards the legside and flicks it nonchalantly through midwicket for four. Lovely shot. I’m not going to even hex it by saying Hales looks in lovely touch, but let’s just say this has been a classy 22 so far. And leave it at that. 2.23pm BST Well that came from nowhere. Roy top-edges a shorter ball from Hasan, gets onto the shot too quickly and it loops behind to the keeper for a simple catch. 2.21pm BST 5th over: England 32-0 (Roy 15, Hales 16). Amir is bowling reasonably well here - nothing loose, plenty of thinking and variety - but Roy manages to get another four when he clubs a shorter ball round the corner towards the fine leg boundary. A quick well-run single to the leg-gully area follows, and Amir looks a bit miffed with proceedings. 2.16pm BST 4th over: England 26-0 (Roy 10, Hales 15). Hales and Roy milk Hasan for singles at the start of the over before Hales elegantly square drives on the offside through the gaps for four more. There’s not much going on for the bowlers, though Hasan manages to discomfort Roy with one that jags back a little into his pads, conceding a leg-bye. A quick single then rounds off another free and easy over for England. 2.11pm BST 3rd over: England 18-0 (Roy 8, Hales 10). Amir puts two slips in place for Hales, as he looks to slant the ball off the seam against the right-hander, but Hales manages to on-drive firmly at one speared into his pads, which is ACTUALLY RETRIEVED BEFORE IT HITS THE ROPES. Just. Three ensue. A well-earned four follows, Roy sending a textbook punchy drive past mid-off to the boundary. This could be a long afternoon for Pakistan. 2.07pm BST 2nd over: England 11-0 (Roy 4, Hales 7). Hasan Ali gets the ball at the Ratcliffe Road End and Hales turns his first ball away on the legside for two before the second four of the day also comes from abysmal fielding, Babar letting Hales’s back-foot drive through his legs at extra cover. Hasan has pace, but the pitch doesn’t appear to, and it’s a comfortable over for the batsman. 2.02pm BST 1st over: England 4-0 (Roy 4, Hales 0). Mohammad Amir opens up from the Pavilion End, over the wicket and keeps Roy honest with four dot balls before England get up and running when Roy’s simple clip through square leg is fumbled five yards short of the boundary onto the ropes for a frankly stupid four. Amir didn’t deserve that - it was a decent over. 1.58pm BST The players are on their way out, Trent Bridge is looking resplendent as ever, the finest international cricket ground in England, maybe even the world (why can’t all modernised sporting arenas be like this?), and Neil Harris (not, presumably, the Millwall manager) is feeling optimistic: “England batting first, glorious weather. Short boundaries. We must be set for 400?” I’m still not quite used to this sort of talk, myself. Meanwhile, Nick Knight, doing his obligatory Sky trail for other stuff, intones “Transfer deadline day … when will it end?” with what I like to think is strong and appropriate sarcasm. 1.50pm BST The Spin is in, and this week John Ashdown talks about Ian Bell - as polarising a figure as Kevin Pietersen, he argues - and the historic allure of the great comeback.Read it all here: Related: Ian Bell could join Botham, Boycott, Close and Thorpe in fairytale return 1.38pm BST England: Hales, Roy, Root, Morgan (capt), Stokes, Buttler (wk), Moeen, Woakes, Rashid, Plunkett, WoodPakistan: Sami, Sharjeel, Azhar (capt), Babar, Sarfraz (wk), Malik, Nawaz, Yasir, Wahab, Hasan, Amir 1.32pm BST Eoin Morgan has no hesitation in deciding that an unchanged England will bat first on a glorious looking sunny day. Morgan swashes away questions about Bangladesh - ‘we’ve still got 10 days’ - and just says ‘today is a day for playing cricket’. Azhar Ali says he would have batted first also on this pitch, though he reckons it will still be a decent enough surface to bat second on. 1.15pm BST Bits and bobs: In other news, New Zealand are currently toiling at 69 for four in pursuit of an already unreachable-looking target of 400 in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion, though given that they were seven for four at one point, it could be even worse.Alastair Cook has confirmed his place on the tour of Bangladesh, and Ian Bell has signed up for the Big Bash but hasn’t ruled out fluttering his eyelashes and beckoning an England return should he get back near his best. Related: County cricket talking points: Yorkshire beat Notts to keep pressure on Middlesex 10.09am BST Afternoon everyone. So, England stand on the verge of a rare summer-ending ODI series victory. For all the team’s new perkiness post-2015 World Cup, England’s habit of running out of steam towards the end of a summer, or tour, has remained a problem (think South Africa’s recovery from 0-2 down to win the ODI series earlier this year, or last year’s Australian victory). Indeed, England have not won the final ODI series of a home summer since 2011, when a tired India were seen off and we waved our tearful farewells to Rahul Dravid.This time though, surely, England can see this one through. They’ve barely had to break sweat to win the first two matches against a Pakistan side whose scoring rate has been so retro you half expect them to take the field in whites and cite Boycott and Brearley’s opening stand at the 1979 World Cup final for inspiration. They may be world No1 in Tests but Pakistan have thus far lived down to their ODI ranking of 9, so perhaps it will be in everyone’s interest if they’re given a chase today and England get to bat first and lash out a bit. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
30 Aug
2016
20:40

Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

news.bbc.co.uk - One of the longest-serving and most prominent leaders of so-called Islamic State, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, is killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo. More... (Middle East)
30 Aug
2016
20:40

David Becker case: US judge rejects school sexual assault sentence review

news.bbc.co.uk - A sexual assault case that caused a national outcry because the sentence was thought to be too lenient will not be reviewed, a US judge rules. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
20:31

Joe Hart heads for Torino but is not the first to seek Italian renaissance

www.guardian.co.uk - British players do not always thrive in Serie A and the England goalkeeper will hope to be one of the success stories in a country where the fans can be much more demandingAt least somebody loves Joe Hart. Whereas he was frozen out of Manchester City at a speed that would surprise even gelato manufacturers, the England international was met by rapturous crowds on his arrival in Turin on Tuesday. The new Torino goalkeeper wore sunglasses that Marcello Mastroianni would have been proud of and posed, perhaps inadvisedly, with a T-shirt celebrating the club’s Granata Ultras. Welcome to Serie A, Joe.In choosing to join Torino Hart becomes part of a select, if not always successful, group. The 34th British player to sign for an Italian club since the second world war, Hart follows in the footsteps of not just John Charles but also Jay Bothroyd. While David Platt made his reputation in Serie A, Des Walker almost contrived to blow it. And for every cult hero - a Trevor Francis or Paul Ince - there is at least one who has left with a good riddance. And yes, that includes Paul Gascoigne, described by one Italian journalist as “one of the worst buys since the war”. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
20:30

Alex Hales and England rewrite record books in thumping win over Pakistan

www.guardian.co.uk - England make 444 for three - the highest ever ODI total - in 169-run victory Hales smashes 171 - the biggest score by an England batsman in an ODI View the full scorecard hereIn the Trent Bridge torture chamber the Pakistan bowlers were frazzled. Their chief tormentor was Alex Hales, who hit England’s highest ever score in ODI cricket, a majestic 171 surpassing Robin Smith’s unbeaten 167 at Edgbaston in 1993 against Australia, which was not enough to win the game.Hales, however, ended up on the happier side here as England won by 169 runs. Continue reading... More... (Cricket)
30 Aug
2016
20:28

England v Pakistan: Hosts break ODI record as Alex Hales hits 171 in series victory

news.bbc.co.uk - England post the highest ever one-day international total as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs to secure a series victory at Trent Bridge. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
19:58

Arsenal complete signing of defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia

www.guardian.co.uk - German defender moves to Arsenal for a fee of around £35m Mustafi move comes after forward Lucas Pérez joins from DeportivoArsenal have announced the signing of defender Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia.The central defender, 24, arrives after Arsène Wenger’s near summer-long pursuit, and shortly after Calum Chambers’ loan departure to Middlesbrough. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
19:58

Joe Hart met by enthusiastic crowd as he arrives in Turin to join Torino - video

www.guardian.co.uk - Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart faces a scrum of media and supporters as he arrives at Torino’s headquarters in Turin, Italy on Tuesday to undergo a medical. It was announced earlier in the day that the 29-year-old had agreed a deal to join the Italian side on a season-long loan, after he lost his position as City’s No1 goalkeeper under Pep GuardiolaJoe Hart agrees deal to join Torino on loan from Manchester City Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
19:49

Italy earthquake: Cat rescued after several days

news.bbc.co.uk - A cat has been found alive after several days under the rubble after an earthquake destroyed parts of central Italy. More... (Europe)
30 Aug
2016
19:02

EU's net neutrality guidelines get published

news.bbc.co.uk - New guidelines are published setting out how the EU's net neutrality rules should be applied. More... (Europe)
30 Aug
2016
18:58

Islamic State's top spokesman al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

news.bbc.co.uk - The chief spokesman for so-called Islamic State, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, has been killed in Syrian city of Aleppo, IS-affiliated media say. More... (Middle East)
30 Aug
2016
18:57

Ryder Cup: Russell Knox has 'no regrets' over selection approach

news.bbc.co.uk - Russell Knox says he is 'comfortable' with his approach to trying to make Europe's Ryder Cup team, More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
18:46

League of Ireland Premier Division commentary: Shamrock Rovers v Derry City

news.bbc.co.uk - Radio Foyle commentary and latest score from Tuesday night's League of Ireland Premier Division match at Tallaght Stadium. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
18:45

M20 bridge collapse: Injured biker, 73, recalls 'chaos'

news.bbc.co.uk - A 73-year-old motorcyclist injured when a bridge collapsed on to the M20 threw himself off his bike to avoid the impact, it emerges. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
18:34

Mental health scheme for footballers

news.bbc.co.uk - Inverness boss Richie Foran urges players who are suffering from mental health issues to make use of a new support network. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
18:33

Mayor welcomes ex-Whitland Creamery housing plans

news.bbc.co.uk - Plans to build 28 new homes on a derelict dairy site are welcomed by the town's mayor after being granted planning permission. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
18:32

Transfer news live: Arsenal sign Lucas Pérez, Hart to Torino, Barcelona seal Alcácer - as it happened

www.guardian.co.uk - Crystal Palace sign Rémy on loan and reject new Tottenham bid for ZahaHull City sign Ryan Mason from Tottenham for club record feeMangala may return to Porto on loan from Manchester CityHart set to join Torino on season-long loan from Manchester City 7.32pm BST And with that, it’s probably time to wrap this blog up for the day. Cheers for reading, we’ll be back for more of the same tomorrow. To keep up with all the piping hot action while we’re away, and to take a look at what’s gone down so far, check out our transfer window page... 7.26pm BST Well, this could be interesting...I am hearing Ravel Morrison could be joining Nottingham Forest Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
18:29

Italy earthquake: State funeral for 37 victims in Amatrice

news.bbc.co.uk - A state funeral for 37 victims of the Italian earthquake is held in Amatrice, the town that bore the brunt of the disaster. More... (Europe)
30 Aug
2016
18:27

Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger

news.bbc.co.uk - The US Treasury criticises 'unfair' tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
18:21

ICC Intercontinental Cup: Ireland made to battle by Hong Kong at Stormont

news.bbc.co.uk - Ireland are dismissed for 316 in their Intercontinental Cup game against Hong Kong with the visitors 2-0 in reply at Stormont. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
18:21

Tony McCoy says he has not been approached to be part of new ITV team

www.guardian.co.uk - Former champion jockey has one day left with C4 ‘I haven’t made any plans for the future’Tony McCoy, whose work as a member of the Channel 4 Racing team at major meetings has brought a wealth of insight and first-hand experience to the station’s coverage, said on Tuesday that he does not expect to be part of ITV’s racing team when it begins a four-year exclusive contract to cover the sport from January.McCoy, the most successful National Hunt jockey of all time and the champion over jumps 20 years running until his retirement in April 2015, joined Channel 4 Racing’s team in November, working on showpiece events including the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National meeting at Aintree, as well as the Derby and Royal Ascot on the Flat. He is contracted to work one more afternoon for Channel 4, at Ascot on Qipco Champions Day on 15 October. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
30 Aug
2016
18:21

Tony McCoy says he is unlikely to move to ITV in January

www.guardian.co.uk - Former champion jockey has one day left with C4 ‘I haven’t made any plans for the future’Tony McCoy, whose work as a member of the Channel 4 Racing team at major meetings has brought a wealth of insight and first-hand experience to the station’s coverage, said on Tuesday that he does not expect to be part of ITV’s racing team when it begins a four-year exclusive contract to cover the sport from January.McCoy, the most successful National Hunt jockey of all time and the champion over jumps 20 years running until his retirement in April 2015, joined Channel 4 Racing’s team in November, working on showpiece events including the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National meeting at Aintree, as well as the Derby and Royal Ascot on the Flat. He is contracted to work one more afternoon for Channel 4, at Ascot on Qipco Champions Day on 15 October. Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
30 Aug
2016
18:11

Malawi ex-minister Kasambara jailed for conspiracy to murder

news.bbc.co.uk - Malawi's ex-justice minister receives a 13-year jail term for conspiracy to murder, in a crime believed to be linked to a massive corruption scandal. More... (Africa)
30 Aug
2016
18:05

Lothian Buses handover plans given the go-ahead

news.bbc.co.uk - Plans to put Lothian Buses under the direct management of Transport for Edinburgh have been given the go-ahead by the council's transport committee. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
18:04

Horse racing tips: Wednesday 31 August

www.guardian.co.uk - Al Shahaniya (3.10 Lingfield) is the nap; Katrine (3.40 Lingfield) is next best2.00 Nuclear Power 2.30 Silverrica 3.00 Lapilli 3.30 Zaakhir 4.00 Tamujin 4.30 Mia Tesoro 5.00 Dynamo Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
30 Aug
2016
18:02

Heather Watson crashes out of US Open as heat and Hogenkamp prove too much

www.guardian.co.uk - British No2 beaten 6-2, 7-5 by Dutch qualifier in first round Watson struggled with side injury and needed physio after first setAnyone who witnessed the almost unbearable drama of Heather Watson coming within two points of beating Serena Williams at Wimbledon last year would struggle to recognise her as the same player who went out of the US Open in straight sets here on day two to Richel Hogenkamp, a 24-year-old Dutch qualifier ranked 135 in the world.There were extenuating circumstances. Watson’s back looked to give up on her and Hogenkamp raised her game to a level she had rarely hit before in her career to win 6-2, 7-5. This was her first win in the main draw of a big tournament. Related: Johanna Konta starts US Open campaign with victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands Continue reading... More... (Tennis)
30 Aug
2016
17:57

Book worms

news.bbc.co.uk - Some of the famous faces who made an appearance at the 2016 Edinburgh International Book Festival. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
17:52

Migrant crisis

news.bbc.co.uk - A Scottish charity prepares aid to send to Serbia as local authorities warn they do not have the resources to deal with the migrant crisis. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
17:47

Crystal Palace sign Rémy on loan and reject new Tottenham bid for Zaha

www.guardian.co.uk - France striker joins from Chelsea until end of season Spurs fail with new bid worth initial £21m for winger ZahaCrystal Palace have announced the signing of the striker Loïc Rémy on a season-long loan from Chelsea and have rejected Tottenham’s new £21m offer for Wilfried Zaha.Palace confirmed the move for Rémy, who made just three Premier League starts for Chelsea last season, on Tuesday, with the club understood to be paying loan a fee of around £3m for the 29-year-old. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
17:46

Triumph at the test

news.bbc.co.uk - An 11-year-old cricket lover from Northern Ireland shows he can score at the highest level by receiving a grade B in GCSE maths. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
17:43

Scotland: Watt and Wallace replace Griffiths and Tierney

news.bbc.co.uk - Scotland call up Tony Watt and Lee Wallace after striker Leigh Griffiths and three others drop out of the squad to face Malta. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
17:41

Scottish charity helps Balkans refugees

news.bbc.co.uk - As aid agencies predict a second wave of migrants and refugees from the Balkans, Cameron Buttle finds out how Scottish charities are helping More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
17:39

Llywodraeth Cymru'n sefydlu adran i ddelio â Brexit

news.bbc.co.uk - Llywodraeth Cymru'n sefydlu adran i ddelio â'r trafodaethau am Brydain yn gadael yr Undeb Ewropeaidd. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
17:34

Southern rail to reintroduce a third of trains axed in July

news.bbc.co.uk - Southern rail is to reinstate a third of the trains it dropped in July "to provide reliable timetable", the company announces. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
17:20

Cheese, love and music

news.bbc.co.uk - Blur-bassist-turned-gentleman-cheesemaker Alex James tells the BBC News website why he decided to turn his 200-acre Cotswold dairy farm into a three-day festival celebrating "food, music and family". More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
17:18

Metropolitan Police Federation calls for review into Notting Hill Carnival

news.bbc.co.uk - Chair of the Metropolitan Police Federation and the director of the Notting Hill Carnival Trust discuss possible solutions to security concerns. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
17:16

Bank of Mum and Dad

news.bbc.co.uk - Has the Bank of Mum and Dad run dry? Then maybe it's time to ask someone else's parents to help you buy a home. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
17:03

Sport picture of the day : Goodwood glory for Paco's Angel

www.guardian.co.uk - The runners approach the four furlong marker during the Charlton Hunt Nursery Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood racecourse in Chichester. The race was won by Shane Kelly, in the red silks, riding Paco’s Angel Continue reading... More... (Horse racing)
30 Aug
2016
17:01

British footballers who have played in Italy - video report

www.guardian.co.uk - Joe Hart is set to continue a long tradition of British footballers who have made the move to Italy’s Serie A with varying degrees of success. From John Charles at Juventus in the 1960s to Paul Gascoigne’s stint at Lazio in the 1990s and then David Beckham’s spell with Milan more recently. Here are 10 British players who have tried their luck in ItalyJoe Hart set to join Torino on season-long loan from Manchester City Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
16:58

England hit one-day world record

news.bbc.co.uk - England post the highest ever one-day international total and Alex Hales strikes a record 171 in the third ODI against Pakistan. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
16:58

Blackheath murder victim Oliver Dearlove was 'punched'

news.bbc.co.uk - A man who died during a night out with friends in south-east London was attacked by a man as the group spoke to a number of women, police believe. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
16:56

Woman suffers neck wounds after safety failure at the Eden Project

news.bbc.co.uk - A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck from a safety failure while on a giant swing at the Eden Project. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
16:56

Woman hurt on Eden Project swing

news.bbc.co.uk - A woman suffered a rope burn to her neck from a safety failure while on a giant swing at the Eden Project. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
16:55

Maine governor Paul LePage apologises for rude phone rant

news.bbc.co.uk - Maine's Republican governor apologises for leaving an obscenity-laden voicemail for a rival politician and says he is considering his position. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
16:55

Sunderland rescue: Patient pulled from sea after three rescued near dinghy

news.bbc.co.uk - A person is pulled from the sea by crews searching for a missing 17-year-old after three teenagers who jumped off a dinghy were rescued. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
16:54

Wales' Davies excited to join brother after Olympics success

news.bbc.co.uk - Wales centre Jonathan Davies is excited about playing alongside Olympic silver medallist brother James for Scarlets this season. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
16:51

SA school's 'racist hair rules': A visual guide

news.bbc.co.uk - A visual guide to which hairstyles are banned at a South African school accused of racism over its hair rules. More... (Africa)
30 Aug
2016
16:51

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron resigns

news.bbc.co.uk - The French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned from Francois Hollande's government, amid speculation that he's considering running for president. More... (Europe)
30 Aug
2016
16:39

Burglar jailed after 'novelty' underwear used as evidence

news.bbc.co.uk - A burglar is jailed after his "novelty" underwear is held up in court and used as evidence against him. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
16:38

Stoke set to sign Bruno Martins Indi from FC Porto on season-long loan

www.guardian.co.uk - Dutch defender expected to have medical on Wednesday Martins Indi departure could allow Eliaquim Mangala to rejoin PortoStoke are closing in on the signing of Bruno Martins Indi from FC Porto after agreeing a deal to take the Holland central-defender on a season-long loan.Martins Indi, who moved to Portugal from Feyenoord for €7.7m, has been told he is free to leave the Estádio do Dragão this summer after Porto lined up Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala as his replacement. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
16:35

Idrissa Sylla: QPR sign Guinea striker from Anderlecht

news.bbc.co.uk - Queens Park Rangers sign Guinea international Idrissa Sylla from Belgian side Anderlecht for an undisclosed fee. More... (Africa)
30 Aug
2016
16:34

Arctic convoy veterans recognised by Russian Consul

news.bbc.co.uk - World War Two veterans who transported vital supplies from Britain to Soviet ports are recognised by the Russian Consul General in Scotland. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
16:34

Conjoined twins: 'To see how far they've come is amazing'

news.bbc.co.uk - The mother of twins who were born conjoined and given just a 20% chance of survival says it's 'amazing' how far her daughters have come. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
16:33

Wythenshawe Hospital 'bagpipe lung' case study inquiry launched

news.bbc.co.uk - A woman found out her father's death was connected to playing bagpipes after he was used as a case study in a medical report. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
16:22

NI terrorism: Fresh search being carried out in Larne

news.bbc.co.uk - A search is under way in County Antrim in connection with Northern Ireland-related terrorism. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
16:21

Sergio Agüero could miss Manchester derby after FA misconduct charge

www.guardian.co.uk - City striker was caught appearing to elbow Winston Reid on Sunday Agüero has until 6pm on Wednesday to appealSergio Agüero has been charged with violent misconduct and could miss next month’s derby with Manchester United after the City striker appeared to elbow West Ham’s Winston Reid during the Premier League match on Sunday.A statement from the FA said: “Sergio Agüero has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
16:21

Lucas Pérez delighted at joining Arsenal - video

www.guardian.co.uk - Spanish striker Lucas Pérez says he is delighted to have joined Arsenal from Deportivo. Speaking at London Colney, the 27-year-old says the move to the Premier League represents a big step up for him before praising Arsenal’s quality and playersArsenal confirm signing of Lucas Pérez from Deportivo La Coruña Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
16:13

Hull City sign Ryan Mason from Tottenham for club record fee

www.guardian.co.uk - Midfielder the latest to move from Tottenham to Hull Fee undisclosed but Hull have confirmed it is a new recordHull have completed the signing of Ryan Mason for a club-record fee.The sum they will pay Tottenham for the 25-year-old midfielder remains undisclosed, but Hull have confirmed it is a new record. Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
16:06

Relive Carl Frampton's world title fight with Leo Santa Cruz on BBC One NI

news.bbc.co.uk - Relive Carl Frampton's world featherweight title success over Leo Santa Cruz on Thursday 1 September at 22:45 BST on BBC One NI. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
16:00

Eliaquim Mangala may return to Porto on loan from Manchester City

www.guardian.co.uk - Defender slips down City pecking order after arrival of John Stones Samir Nasri linked with Sevilla loan deal after Besiktas option stallsEliaquim Mangala could move back to Porto on loan, the centre-half having had a disappointing two years at Manchester City since his £42m transfer. Related: Premier League: transfer window summer 2016 - interactive Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
15:53

Sunderland rescue: Teenage boy missing after dinghy rescue

news.bbc.co.uk - A sea search is under way to find a missing 17-year-old after three teenagers were rescued after jumping off a dinghy off the North East coast. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
15:47

London Fire Brigade cuts to be reviewed, Sadiq Khan says

news.bbc.co.uk - Cuts made to London Fire Brigade services while Boris Johnson was mayor will be reviewed, Sadiq Khan says. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
15:46

Motorist launches foul-mouthed verbal assault on Jeremy Vine

news.bbc.co.uk - A motorist launches a foul-mouthed verbal assault on BBC presenter Jeremy Vine as he cycled down a west London street on Friday. More... (UK)
30 Aug
2016
15:45

Wayne Rooney: 2018 World Cup will be my last tournament with England - video

www.guardian.co.uk - England captain Wayne Rooney says he will retire from international football following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Speaking at a news conference at St George’s Park on Tuesday, Rooney, who is England’s all-time leading goal scorer, says he hopes to end his England career on a highWayne Rooney confirms international retirement after 2018 World Cup Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
15:44

Colin Kaepernick protest: Trump tells NFL player to quit US

news.bbc.co.uk - NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should find another country, said Donald Trump after the player sat through the national anthem to protest over race relations. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
15:42

US consumers expect economy will keep improving

news.bbc.co.uk - US consumer confidence reached its highest point in nearly a year in August as economic conditions continue to improve. More... (Americas)
30 Aug
2016
15:40

Ex-Whitland Creamery site housing plans get go-ahead

news.bbc.co.uk - Plans to build 28 new homes on a derelict dairy site are granted permission by Carmarthenshire council. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
15:39

No child protection action taken over Liam Fee bruises

news.bbc.co.uk - Liam Fee's social worker decided child protection intervention was not needed after he was found badly bruised, a hearing is told. More... (Scotland)
30 Aug
2016
15:34

Bolton transgender councillor comment treated as hate incident

news.bbc.co.uk - A comment in which a transgender Tory councillor was called "he" by a Labour rival is being treated as a hate incident by police. More... (England)
30 Aug
2016
15:25

Caniatâd i godi tai ar safle hufenfa yn Hendy-gwyn

news.bbc.co.uk - Cyngor Sir Gaerfyrddin yn cymeradwyo cynllun i adeiladu 28 o gartrefi ar hen safle hufenfa yn Hendy-gwyn. More... (Wales)
30 Aug
2016
15:24

'Just say yes'

news.bbc.co.uk - Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid and Ed Sheeran surprise guests at a Londonderry wedding by performing some best known hits. More... (Northern Ireland)
30 Aug
2016
15:23

The Portuguese kidder’s nose growing ever longer

www.guardian.co.uk - In today’s Fiver: Transfers galore, the inside track on the Do One Express and those damn pesky rats … getting everywhereAs anyone who watched England closely at Euro 2016 knows, Wayne Rooney was the undisputed player of the tournament, closely followed by Torino’s new head of hair products, Joe Hart. Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, a target for all of Europe’s top clubs now he’s available on loan, was third. Anyway you’ll remember how Captain Wayne dominated midfield with his energy and his pace, how he kept opponents guessing with the variety of his movement, how the subtlety and range of his passing wore defences down. He was brilliant. What a brave decision it was by Mr Roy to move him away from the attack and into midfield, a ploy that was said by cynics to be a compromise originating from the increased competition for places up front but in reality was yet another tactical masterstroke from an England manager at a major tournament. Hats off, Mr Roy! Continue reading... More... (Football)
30 Aug
2016
15:23

Man pleads guilty to murder of mum and daughter in Anfield

news.bbc.co.uk - A man pleads guilty to the murder of a mother and daughter who were found dead at a house in Liverpool. More... (England)