Google Doodles have been home to great mini-games in the past, but the latest animated time-killer might be the best so far.

Released to mark the start of the ICC Champions Trophy, the Doodle sees players take on the role of a pair of crickets(get it?), batting against a fielding side composed of snails.

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Google Doodle

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The controls are simple – one click swings the bat – but just like the real thing it’s all about the timing in this game.

Bringing back memories of PC classic Stick Cricket, it does a fine job of introducing those not familiar with the sport to its basics.

Google Doodle
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Just watch out for the bowling variations.

Players can also share their scores on social media or email them to friends and a search icon that appears at the end of the game (you’ve only got one wicket to play with), enables users to jump to a search about the Champions Trophy and find out more about the competition.

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