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Heather Knight gets off to dream start as England captain in win over Pakistan

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Heather Knight must be wondering what the guff about the rigours of high office is all about. For her first day in the captaincy job that Charlotte Edwards held for a decade she led England to a clinical seven-wicket win to go one-up over Pakistan in their series opener. In the process she became the first captain to combine a five-wicket haul and a half-century in almost 1,000 women’s one-day internationals.

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Tom Wood: I did not have a tantrum, Eddie Jones just says it how it is

If anyone is equipped to prosper at England’s training camp in Portugal it is Tom Wood. As well as offering the extra lineout option Eddie Jones may yet need against South Africa next week, the Northampton flanker boasts a black belt in jujutsu which should give him a slight advantage when England return to their judo mats in the Algarve this week.