In Case You Missed It: Australia break India's streak, Lahore Qalandars retain title

Players of the winning Australia team pose with the trophy Getty Images

After three frenetic weeks and a remarkable first season, the first WPL winner will be crowned this weekend. Another record-breaking tournament just drew to a close - an intense season of the PSL saw Lahore Qalandars defend their title. At home, with the ODI World Cup months away, India have been given much to ponder after a 2-1 drubbing by Australia. But there's no time to breathe yet because the IPL kicks off in a week. Here a round-up of the action from this week in cricket.

Zampa and Co stifle India to take series 2-1
Australia clinched the ODI series with a thrilling win in Chennai after decimating the hosts in the second game. Deivarayan Muthu says India's new, atypical approach failed them against Australia's spinners: instead of taking the game deep, batters were out going for big shots. For Australia, it's more happy headaches as Mitch Marsh makes a case for opener, with Warner and Head already in the mix - Andrew McGlashan weighs their problem of plenty. Sidharth Monga asks, is Starc among the greatest ODI fast bowlers? With all the attributes, probably.

Litton, Tamim make light work of small chase after Mahmud's maiden five-for
Despite the loss of one game to rain, Bangladesh's quicks led the demolition job of Ireland to wrap up ODI series 2-0.

Shaheen and Zaman the heroes as Lahore Qalandars defend PSL title
Captain Shaheen Afridi made it two successive titles after a chase of 201 went down to the wire as Multan Sultans fell one big hit short of victory. Sampath Bandarupalli rounds up the numbers from one of the most high scoring T20 series of recent times.

What South Africa and West Indies need to do to secure ODI World Cup spots
Both teams showed glimpses of how good they can be in a recently concluded three-match series, but there is still work to do. Firdose Moonda has a list.

Rafiq, Vaughan, and the 14 words of Yorkshire's race reckoning
It's been more than two years on into the Yorkshire racism saga, and Osman Samiuddin says it has taken a toll on all sides, and landed all parties in a deeply unsatisfactory place

We've lived cricket for three decades, alongside you
For 30 years, ESPNcricinfo has been the world's companion for the game. Editor-in-chief Sambit Bal looks back. Plus: how well do you know the site? Here's the A-Z of it.

How women are joining the power-hitting game in T20s
Players and coaches talk about how increasing numbers of female batters are learning to confidently clear the ropes.

Has any player had a bigger gap between Test centuries than Temba Bavuma?
Also: what's the quickest an ODI target has been chased down in terms of scoring rate? Steven Lynch hunts down the answers to even the most obscure cricket stats and trivia questions.

How Parshavi Chopra ventured from skating to googlies and found her feet in WPL
At one point, she wanted to be a fast bowler. Now she is troubling the best batters in the world with her legspin. S Sudarshanan on another future superstar unearthed by the WPL.

Chad Bowes: 'The dream of playing international cricket is in my blood'
"Just the badge has changed," says the former South Africa Under-19 captain who is set to make his debut for New Zealand.

Watch: Who's more likely to lose their temper playing golf, Alyssa Healy or Mitchell Starc?
The UP Warriorz captain has some tough choices to make on Instagram couples, playing with or against Meg Lanning, the better McGrath and more.

Watch: David Warner has to choose: 10k Test runs or 10 million likes on Insta?
Hindi songs or Telugu songs? Test ton in India or England? We gave the Aussie batter some tough choices