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Subject: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 9:47 pm

With Middlesex winning the Country Championship yesterday in the last match of the 2016 season, and the domestic season comes to a close. Cricket continues around the the rest of the world.

There are two Test Matches currently being played:

India v New Zealand, in Kanpur

Pakistan v West Indies, in Dubai


Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 10:08 pm

England are due to tour:

Bangladesh in October

India in November to January

West Indies in March

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/24/16 at 4:43 am

South Africa captain and world number one ODI batsman AB De Villiers has been ruled out of Sunday's match against Ireland because of an elbow injury.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/16 at 3:43 pm

One Day International

Temba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as Ireland lost to South Africa by 206 runs at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday. Bavuma scored 113 in a total of 354-5 after South Africa were put in to bat, with Quinton de Kock contributing 82.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 12:07 am

Eoin Morgan's decision not to captain England in the one-day matches on the tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns has certainly come in for some heavy criticism.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/37336318

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 2:55 am

Future tour dates: Details of forthcoming international series

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/18427186

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/26/16 at 8:41 am

Warwickshire off-spinner Jeetan Patel has won the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA) Most Valuable Player award for a second time.
Patel, 36, took 102 wickets in all formats for the Bears in 2016, which included 69 in the County Championship.
The New Zealander took four five-wicket hauls in the Championship, including two in one game against Surrey in July as he returned figures of 10-123.
He also took 22 wickets on the way to helping his side win the One-Day Cup.
The spinner has earned a recall for New Zealand's tour of India, but has not played for his country since January 2013.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 8:10 am

Worcestershire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore has won the Walter Lawrence Trophy for scoring the fastest hundred of the 2016 season.
He hit a 43-ball century as they beat Durham Jets by 38 runs in their opening T20 Blast game in May.
Kohler-Cadmore scored 127 from 54 deliveries, including eight sixes and 14 fours, as he made Worcestershire's highest-ever individual T20 score.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 9:07 pm

South Africa captain AB de Villiers has been ruled out of their home one-day and away Test series against Australia because of a persistent elbow injury. The batsman, 32, will have surgery on the problem next week and is expected to be ruled out for eight to 10 weeks. Team manager Dr Mohammed Moosaje, who is also a medical doctor, said surgery was the "only long-term solution".

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 9:43 pm

Ireland lost to Australia by nine wickets in Tuesday's one-day international in Benoni, South Africa. Ireland, who were well beaten by South Africa at the same venue on Sunday, won the toss and decided to bat, but were all out for 198 in 43.5 overs.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/27/16 at 10:05 pm

Durham are in talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following claims they could face a points deduction for receiving financial support from the governing body.
Advanced payments were made to Durham by the ECB in May 2016 to ensure the club could carry on playing.
The monies related to fees for staging the Sri Lanka Test later that month.
Talkss continue with the ECB in relation to securing a long-term future," a Durham statement read.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 3:23 pm

Max Walker: Former Australia fast bowler dies at the age of 68.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/16 at 9:20 pm

England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury. The 34-year-old, who has 463 Test wickets, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August. England play three one-day internationals and two Tests on the tour, for which they leave on Thursday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/16 at 3:05 am


England's all-time leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh with a shoulder injury. The 34-year-old, who has 463 Test wickets, has not played since the fourth Test loss to Pakistan in August. England play three one-day internationals and two Tests on the tour, for which they leave on Thursday.
England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Bangladesh following a recurrence of their recent injuries. Durham seamer Wood has had a recurrence of left ankle problems. He will miss the three one-day internationals, starting on 7 October, and the two Tests later in the month.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 2:57 am

Northamptonshire opener Ben Duckett has become the first cricketer to win the Professional Cricketers' Association Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards in the same year. Duckett, 21, is in England's winter tour squad to Bangladesh after scoring 1,338 Championship runs this summer. Chris Woakes was named England Test Player of the Summer and Tammy Beaumont was voted Women's Player of the Summer. Duckett said the awards are "probably the highlight of my summer".

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/30/16 at 8:42 pm

Batsman Craig Cachopa has been released a year early from his Sussex contract for personal reasons and will return to New Zealand to rest minor injuries.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 3:26 pm

England's women were forced to train on the beach ahead of their one-day international series in Jamaica because of the advance of Hurricane Matthew.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/16 at 3:32 pm

Bangladesh have recalled fast bowler Al-Amin Hossain for the first two of their three one-day internationals against England. Al-Amin, 26, was dropped for the Tigers' recent 2-1 ODI series win at home to Afghanistan. Fellow seamer Taskin Ahmed, who returned to international cricket in September after having his bowling action cleared, has also been included.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/16 at 9:06 pm

Durham have been relegated from Division One of the County Championship over financial issues, with Hampshire being reinstated. The North East county have also lost the right to stage Test cricket at their Riverside ground. Durham have accepted a £3.8m financial aid package, which has been approved by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/16 at 4:06 am

Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali guided England to a four-wicket victory in their only warm-up game before the one-day series in Bangladesh. Captain Buttler made an unbeaten 80 and Moeen 70 in a stand of 139 as England chased 310 to beat a Bangladesh Cricket Board Select XI in Fatullah. Imrul Kayes hit 121 from 91 balls and Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim 51 in the hosts' 309-9. England face Bangladesh in the first one-day international on Friday. The three-match one-day series is followed by two Tests, starting on 20 October.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/16 at 11:15 pm

South Africa completed the second-highest run chase in one-day international history as they beat Australia by four wickets in Durban. David Warner and Steve Smith both hit centuries as Australia reached 371-6 in their 50 overs at Kingsmead.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/16 at 9:00 pm

Pakistan batsman Younus Khan will miss his first Test match since 2011 after contracting dengue fever ahead of their series against West Indies.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/16 at 9:01 pm

Glamorgan batsman Colin Ingram has stepped down from the captaincy of his South African side Warriors. Ingram was unfit for the start of their season due to knee surgery, after playing only limited-overs cricket for Glamorgan in 2016.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 3:31 am

England's five-match women's one-day series against West Indies will go ahead as planned after Hurricane Matthew moved away from Jamaica. The threat posed by the advance of the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in nearly a decade had forced England to train on the beach on Sunday. Both venues for the series - Trelawny Stadium near Montego Bay, and Sabina Park in Kingston - have been passed by the West Indies Cricket Board. The series starts on Saturday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 3:48 am

England have won the toss and will bat first in the opening one-day international against Bangladesh. Northamptonshire's Ben Duckett will make his England debut after impressing throughout the domestic season, and Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball comes in for his first limited overs cap, at the expense of Liam Plunkett.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 8:31 am

England have finished their innings on 309-8 over in Bangladesh, and they have stand-in captain Jos Buttler largely to thank for that, after he provided the end-of-innings fireworks with customary gusto, smashing 63 off 38. Earlier, Ben Stokes hit a maiden limited overs international century, and debutant Ben Duckett impressed with a level-headed 60.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/07/16 at 6:06 pm

Debutant Jake Ball and leg-spinner Adil Rashid bowled England to a thrilling 21-run victory over Bangladesh in the first one-day international in Dhaka. Ball took five wickets and Rashid four as the hosts slipped from 271-4 to 288 all out in pursuit of England's 309-8.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 5:46 am

England play the first of three one-day internationals against Bangladesh on Friday, following a build-up dominated by security concerns.

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/onesport/cps/976/cpsprodpb/FD60/production/_91546846_commandos.jpg

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/16 at 7:55 pm

England won a thrilling first women's one-day international against West Indies by five runs in Montego Bay. Defending 149 on a slow surface, England took three wickets for no runs to reduce the hosts to 100-7.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/16 at 5:47 am

England bowler Mark Wood is to have a third ankle operation and is likely to miss the Test series in India. The 26-year-old Durham paceman fractured a bone in his ankle during a County Championship match against Surrey last month. Wood had already been forced out of the current Bangladesh tour.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/09/16 at 5:59 pm

Skipper Jos Buttler was "disappointed" by Bangladesh's pointed celebrations of his dismissal in England's 34-run defeat in Dhaka on Sunday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 4:54 am


Skipper Jos Buttler was "disappointed" by Bangladesh's pointed celebrations of his dismissal in England's 34-run defeat in Dhaka on Sunday.
England captain Jos Buttler has received an official reprimand for "breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct" during the second one-day international against Bangladesh in Mirpur on Sunday. A statement on the ICC website said: "The incident happened in the 28th over of England’s run-chase when Mashrafe (Mortaza) and Sabbir (Rahman) overreacted after Bangladesh’s LBW review against Buttler was successful with the England captain responding by making inappropriate comments." Mashrafe and Sabbir have both been fined 20% of their match fees. Bangladesh won Sunday's match by 34 runs to level the series at 1-1.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 8:04 am

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has joined Adelaide Strikers for the Women's Big Bash League. Edwards, who made her England debut in 1996, retired from international cricket after being replaced as captain by Heather Knight this summer.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/16 at 6:23 pm

An extraordinary England collapse of six wickets for three runs gave West Indies a 38-run win in the second one-day international in Montego Bay. Chasing 149, England were coasting at 107-4 before Nat Sciver holed out off Afy Fletcher.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/16 at 4:05 pm

Ravichandran Ashwin took a career-best 13-140 as India beat New Zealand by 321 runs to seal a 3-0 series whitewash. Cheteshwar Pujara had set up the victory bid in the third Test in Indore when he hit an unbeaten century as the hosts set the Black Caps 475 to win. Off-spinner Ashwin then returned his best innings figures of 7-59 as New Zealand were skittled for 153.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/16 at 2:45 am

Seam bowler Andy Carter has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after a seven-year career.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/16 at 3:08 am

England face Bangladesh in the third and decisive match of the one day series in Chittagong later today and all-rounder Moeen Ali says Bangladesh could buckle under pressure. Bangladesh levelled the three-match series with an 34-run win on Sunday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/16 at 11:01 pm

England won the one-day series against Bangladesh with a four-wicket victory in a tense deciding match in Chittagong.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/16 at 3:55 am

South Africa condemned Australia to their first 5-0 one-day international series whitewash with a 31-run victory in the final match in Cape Town.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/16 at 7:34 pm

Eoin Morgan will "definitely" captain England's short format sides in India despite missing the tour to Bangladesh, assistant coach Paul Farbrace says. Morgan, 30, opted out of this month's tour because of security concerns, with Jos Buttler leading the one-day team to a 2-1 series win.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/14/16 at 5:42 am

England's preparations for the first Test against Bangladesh were hampered when the opening day of their first tour match was washed out. Play was called off 30 minutes before the start of the two-day game in Chittagong.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/16 at 10:53 pm

Irish cricket has received a major boost with the ICC's decision to grant the Inter-Provincial Championship first-class status. Matches in the Twenty20 and 50-over formats in the competition will also be elevated to List A status. It is the first time a domestic competition has been given first-class status outside a Test-playing country. "This reflects the standard of inter-pro cricket on show," said Leinster Lightning captain John Anderson.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/16 at 1:54 am

Azhar Ali struck 302 not out - Pakistan's fourth-highest individual score - as his side took control of the first Test against the West Indies.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/17/16 at 7:17 pm

Pakistan clinched a thrilling 56-run victory over West Indies in the day-night Test in Dubai despite a Darren Bravo century on the final day. Mohammad Amir took 3-63 for the hosts, his best figures since his return from a spot-fixing ban, to ensure a win for the hosts in their 400th Test match. Bravo's 116 gave the visitors a chance, before he fell to a caught-and-bowled by Yasir Shah with the score 263. Pakistan took the last three wickets to wrap up victory with 12 overs to spare.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/16 at 2:13 am

England enjoyed a very impressive one-day series victory against Bangladesh this month, and now it's time for the Test team to show what they can do.

Much of the build-up to this tour was dominated by security concerns, but now everyone is focusing on the cricket - and in particular who will partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order in a game that will see the skipper become England's most-capped Test player.

Hameed or Duckett?

It is almost certain Cook will begin his 134th Test alongside a new opening partner, with 19-year-old Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed in contention alongside Northants strokemaker Ben Duckett, who impressed in the one-day series.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/16 at 6:11 am

England's leading wicket-taker James Anderson will miss the first Test in India next month as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury. The seamer, 34, has not played since August because of a stress fracture. He was not included for the two-Test series in Bangladesh, which starts on Thursday. The opening Test in India begins on 9 November. England captain Alastair Cook said: "He might be ready to do some training, but won't be ready for the first Test."

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/16 at 8:29 pm

England put in a dominant display to win the fifth and final one-day international against West Indies by five wickets and take the series 3-2. Alex Hartley took 4-24 and Katherine Brunt 3-35 as the hosts were bowled out for 155, despite captain Stafanie Taylor's 57.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/20/16 at 10:38 pm

England recovered from a hesitant start to post 258-7 on day one of the first Test with Bangladesh in Chittagong. Having chosen to bat, they were 21-3 after 12 overs, 18-year-old off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz striking twice and going on to take 5-64 in 33 overs. But Moeen Ali, who survived five lbw reviews, made a determined 68 from 170 balls on a challenging surface. He put on 88 with Jonny Bairstow, who was dropped on 13 but went on to score 52, his fourth successive Test fifty.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 3:36 am

Australia will start next year's Test series in India one day after completing a home Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. The final T20 game takes place in Adelaide on 22 February 2017, with the first of four Tests in India starting in Bangalore on 23 February. Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc - all of whom are in the Test squad - will miss the three T20s. Australia will play 52 games in all formats in 2016, including 11 Tests. They played 33 matches in all formats last year and 40 in 2014.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/16 at 5:19 pm

The decision review system will be used in England's Test series in India starting next month after the hosts agreed to "trial" the technology. India are the only Test team not to have accepted DRS, which involves predicting the ball's path. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it will "evaluate the improvements". England batsman Moeen Ali overturned three lbw decisions using DRS in the first Test in Bangladesh on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/37726593

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/16 at 8:03 pm

Ben Stokes produced an outstanding all-round display as England built a lead of 273 after three days of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong. His spell of 3-9 saw the hosts all out for 248, losing 5-27 in 12 overs to concede a first innings lead of 45. England then slipped to 28-3 at lunch and were only 107 ahead when Moeen Ali became the fifth man to depart. But Stokes hit three sixes in a superb 85, putting on 127 with Jonny Bairstow (47) as England closed on 228-8.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/16 at 6:15 pm

England rescued a 22-run victory on the final morning of an intriguing first Test in Chittagong as man of the match Ben Stokes took the final two wickets. Bangladesh began the day needing 33 to beat England for the first time in a Test match, with two wickets remaining. They calmly added 10 runs before Taijul Islam was given out lbw after a review. Two balls later Stokes removed last man Shafiul Islam, who was given out lbw and failed to overturn it on review as Bangladesh were dismissed for 263.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 4:56 am

England have named an unchanged Test squad for their tour of India. All-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson will miss the first Test in Rajkot starting on 9 November and is a doubt for the second in Visakhapatnam.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/16 at 8:57 pm

Spinner Zafar Ansari is set to make his England debut in the second and final Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka starting on Friday. The Surrey slow-left-armer, 24, was seen being congratulated by team-mates during training on Wednesday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 6:31 am

Teenage spinner Sophie Ecclestone will miss England's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of school commitments. The 17-year-old took 2-28 on her one-day international debut in the West Indies earlier this month.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/16 at 9:06 pm

Pakistan have decided not to renew Shahid Afridi's central contract. The 36-year-old has not been selected since Pakistan's early exit from the World Twenty20 in India in April, after which he resigned as Twenty20 captain.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 6:08 am

England took nine wickets for just 49 runs to bowl out Bangladesh for 220 on day one of a fluctuating second Test.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/28/16 at 7:56 am

Australia have left bowler Jackson Bird out of their Test squad to host South Africa because of concerns over the batting strength of their tail.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/16 at 3:20 pm

England face a battle to prevent Bangladesh earning their most famous Test victory after an absorbing second day of the second Test in Dhaka. The hosts closed on 152-3, a lead of 128, after 10 wickets fell in the day.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/16 at 6:02 am

England cannot pick "shot for confidence" Gary Ballance for the forthcoming Tests against India, says former England captain Michael Vaughan. Yorkshire's Ballance scored 24 runs in four innings as England drew last month's Test series in Bangladesh 1-1. The 26-year-old scored 590 runs in his first 10 Test innings but averages 18 in his last eight.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/16 at 8:39 am

Kraigg Brathwaite became the first opener to end not out in both innings of a Test as West Indies sealed a five-wicket win over Pakistan in Sharjah. Brathwaite made an unbeaten 60 to go with his first-innings 142 not out as West Indies chased 154 to win.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 4:48 am

Nobody was to blame for the death of Australian opener Phillip Hughes in 2014, says the coroner who led the inquest into his death. Hughes died from a brain haemorrhage, two days after being hit on the neck while playing for South Australia in a first-class match in Sydney.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/37868220

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/16 at 8:12 pm

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is out of the Test series in Australia after fracturing his shoulder on day two of the first Test in Perth. The 33-year-old, who is second in the ICC Test bowling rankings, pulled up while bowling shortly before lunch. Steyn will return to South Africa to see a shoulder specialist and it is expected he will have surgery. South Africa closed day two at the Waca on 104-2 in their second innings, leading by 102.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/16 at 3:33 am

England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson is set to join the squad ahead of the first Test against India. Anderson, 34, was left out of the 16-man party to tour India after missing the tour of Bangladesh with a shoulder injury. He will not play in the first Test but could appear in the second after making a quick recovery.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/16 at 11:04 pm

Alastair Cook has hinted the series in India this winter could be his last as captain of England. The 31-year-old will break Michael Atherton's record of 54 Tests as captain during the first match against India, which begins on Wednesday. In an interview with this month's Cricketer magazine, reported in The Times, he said: "Deep down I don't know how much longer I am going to carry on. "It could be two months, it could be a year."

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 2:40 am

Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed will make his England debut in the opening Test in India starting on Wednesday. Indian cricket officials have threatened to cancel the match over a financial row with the courts, but it is expected to go ahead as planned. Lancashire batsman Hameed, 19, will become only the second teenager to play Test cricket for England since 1949. Ben Duckett, who opened in the recent Test series against Bangladesh, will replace Gary Ballance at four.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/16 at 5:18 am

Australia slipped to a fourth successive Test defeat as South Africa won the opening Test of their three-match series by 177 runs in Perth. Set a notional 539, the hosts were bowled out for 361 shortly before tea on the final day thanks to 21-year-old pace bowler Kagiso Rabada's 5-92.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 5:21 am

It is stumps at the end of day one of the first Test between England and India after a positive day for the tourists. Joe Root top scored with 124 while Moeen Ali is a nervous 99 not out overnight as England reached 311-4 at the close.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/16 at 3:42 am


It is stumps at the end of day one of the first Test between England and India after a positive day for the tourists. Joe Root top scored with 124 while Moeen Ali is a nervous 99 not out overnight as England reached 311-4 at the close.
England are all out. Zafar Ansari was looking for a sweep, but simply missed it. It was pitching on and hitting the stumps. Right shot, wrong execution. At the end of all that, England have racked up a massive 537.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/16 at 6:03 pm

England took two late wickets after Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made centuries for India on the third day of the first Test in Rajkot.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 7:58 am

Australia were bowled out for only 85 on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Hobart.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 8:05 am

Ex-South Africa batsman Alviro Petersen has been charged with match-fixing, following a lengthy investigation into the domestic Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series competition in 2015. Petersen, 35, who has spent the last two years with Lancashire, is charged with multiple breaches of Cricket South Africa's (CSA) anti-corruption code.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/16 at 10:41 pm

South Africa were denied the chance to press home their advantage over Australia when rain washed out the second day of the second Test.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/16 at 3:32 am


England took two late wickets after Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara made centuries for India on the third day of the first Test in Rajkot.
India need 310 (min 49 overs) to win

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 1:38 am

England gave India a huge scare on the final afternoon before the first Test in Rajkot ended in a draw. Set 310 from a minimum of 49 overs, India slumped to 71-4 with at least 25 left, but were steadied by Virat Kohli (49 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 3:25 am

The first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan in Christchurch is set to go ahead on Thursday, after the country suffered two earthquakes.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/16 at 7:49 pm

South Africa's Quinton de Kock hit a fine century before Australia's batsmen rallied on day three of the second Test in Hobart. Wicketkeeper De Kock's 104 off 143 balls and Temba Bavuma's 74 helped the tourists convert their overnight 171-5 into 326 - a first-innings lead of 241 - despite Josh Hazlewood's 6-89. Australia reached 121-2 - trailing by 120 - when bad light ended play early.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/16 at 3:05 am

South Africa thrashed Australia by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart on Tuesday to win the three-Test series with a match to spare. It is South Africa's third successive Test series win in Australia, following victories in 2008-09 and 2012-13. The hosts resumed on 121-2, 120 runs behind but lost eight wickets in under 20 overs on the fourth morning.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2016/17 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/17/16 at 5:25 am

Australia batsman Adam Voges was concussed after being hit on the back of the helmet by the ball while playing for Western Australia in Perth.
Voges, 37, was struck as he turned away from a Cameron Stevenson bouncer in the Sheffield Shield match with Tasmania.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 3:40 am

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering in the second Test win over Australia in Hobart. Video footage appears to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet. Du Plessis was charged for breaching level two of the International Cricket Council code of conduct relating to "changing the condition of the ball" using an artificial substance. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 3:46 am

England are responding to their hosts' first innings score of 455 on day two of the second Test. Earlier Moeen Ali took three wickets, Adil Rashid two and Ben Stokes one as England bowled India out. The tourists' reply did not get off to the best start however with captain Alastair Cook dismissed for two in the third over. England are currently 32-1 after 14 overs with teenager Haseeb Hameed and Joe Root at the crease.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/16 at 5:15 am

India took firm control of the second Test as England's top order failed on the second evening in Visakhapatnam. On a pitch showing low bounce and some turn, the tourists slumped to 103-5, still 352 behind.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/16 at 10:09 pm

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been fined but will not be banned for ball-tampering during the second Test victory over Australia in Hobart. Television footage appeared to show the 32-year-old licking his finger and shining the ball while eating a sweet.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/16 at 3:37 pm

India bowled England out for 158 to complete a 246-run win in the second Test on the fifth day in Visakhapatnam.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/24/16 at 7:24 pm

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis scored 118 not out before declaring on 259-9 on the first day of the third Test against Australia in Adelaide. Du Plessis went into the day-night match having been fined for ball-tampering in the second Test, and was booed on his way to the crease.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/25/16 at 4:07 am

Jos Buttler will replace Ben Duckett for the third Test against India, which begins on Saturday, England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed. Lancashire wicketkeeper Buttler, who has played just one first-class game in 13 months, will bat at number seven.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/16 at 5:16 am

India completed an eight-wicket victory over England on the fourth day of the third Test in Mohali to go 2-0 up with two matches of the series to play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 4:39 am

England have called up uncapped duo Keaton Jennings and Liam Dawson to their tour of India. Durham opener Jennings, 24, replaces Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed, 19, who will miss the remaining two Tests after breaking his left hand. Hampshire all-rounder Dawson, 26, comes in for Zafar Ansari, who has been struggling with a back injury. England are 2-0 down in the series with two matches to play. The fourth Test starts on 8 December.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/16 at 4:40 am

Pakistan became the first side to lose nine wickets in the final session of a Test as New Zealand completed a 2-0 series win in Hamilton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/01/16 at 4:47 pm

Former Glamorgan captain and spin-bowler Barry Lloyd has died at the age of 63. Neath-born Lloyd played 147 first-class and 95 limited-overs games for the county between 1972 and 1984, later playing Minor Counties cricket for Wales. He claimed a total of 311 wickets with his off-spin, with a career-best performance of eight for 70. Lloyd shared captaincy duties with Javed Miandad during the 1982 season.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/04/16 at 7:01 am

Australia captain Steve Smith hit the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a 68-run win over New Zealand. Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in a blistering 164 from 157 balls as the hosts amassed 324-8.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 4:41 pm

Captain Eoin Morgan and opening batsman Alex Hales have been named in the England squads for next month's one-day and Twenty20 series in India. Both players chose to miss the tour of Bangladesh in October because of security concerns.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/16 at 8:06 am

Keaton Jennings, the South Africa-born batsman who is set to make his England debut in India this week, has said he feels "very English". Jennings replaced injured opener Haseeb Hameed in the squad in the build-up to the fourth Test in Mumbai, which starts on Thursday at 04:00 GMT. The 24-year-old is the son of former South Africa coach Ray Jennings, and captained South Africa Under-19s.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/16 at 9:19 pm

Opener David Warner struck a sixth one-day international century of the year as Australia beat New Zealand by 116 runs to clinch the series in Canberra. Warner hit 119 off 115 balls with 14 fours and a six, while Mitchell Marsh contributed 76 as the hosts made 378-5 from their 50 overs. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson top scored in the chase with 81, but Pat Cummins's 4-41 helped Australia win. Number one ranked Australia lead the three-match series 2-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:47 am

Opener Keaton Jennings hit a debut century as England reached 288-5 on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test against India in Mumbai. Jennings, called up to the squad last week, was dropped before scoring but put on 99 with captain Alastair Cook (46) and went on to make 112. He was supported by Moeen Ali (50) before Ravichandran Ashwin (4-75) dismissed both batsmen after tea. Ashwin also removed Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to give India the upper hand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 8:12 am

Action has just ended in Mumbai on the opening day of the fourth Test between England and India. Keaton Jennings made 112 on his debut before being dismissed and England, with Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler at the crease, are 288-5.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/08/16 at 5:39 pm


Opener Keaton Jennings hit a debut century as England reached 288-5 on a fluctuating first day of the fourth Test against India in Mumbai. Jennings, called up to the squad last week, was dropped before scoring but put on 99 with captain Alastair Cook (46) and went on to make 112. He was supported by Moeen Ali (50) before Ravichandran Ashwin (4-75) dismissed both batsmen after tea. Ashwin also removed Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to give India the upper hand.
Keaton Jennings' dad Ray says he missed his son's England debut century because of a power cut while he was watching the Test on television in Mauritius. Ray Jennings, a former South Africa international wicketkeeper, only saw his son had made a ton against India when his power returned an hour later. "When he reached 96 the electricity went off, so I missed his hundred," he told BBC Radio Newcastle. "When it went back on an hour later, I watched one ball and then he got out."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 3:19 am

Day two of the fourth Test in Mumbai and India are replying to England's 400 all out. After Keaton Jennings's century on Thursday, Jos Buttler and Jacob Ball added 54 for the ninth wicket. India are currently 41-1 after 15 overs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 6:29 am


Day two of the fourth Test in Mumbai and India are replying to England's 400 all out. After Keaton Jennings's century on Thursday, Jos Buttler and Jacob Ball added 54 for the ninth wicket. India are currently 41-1 after 15 overs.
India have closed on 161-1 after day two of the fourth Test in Mumbai, chasing England's total of 400. After Moeen Ali grabbed the wicket of Indian opener Lokesh Rahul, things looked good for the tourists but Murali Vijay (70 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (47 not out) have put India in a good position.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/16 at 6:35 am

Umpire Paul Reiffel has been replaced for England's fourth Test in India as he recovers from concussion after being hit on head by a stray throw. A Bhuvneshwar Kumar throw hit Reiffel on the back of the head on day one and he was replaced by Marais Erasmus. Scans gave the Australian the all clear but he has been advised to rest.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 3:49 am

The England and Indian training sessions were cancelled today because of unfit ground conditions at the MA Chidambaram stadium in cyclone-battered Chennai, venue for the final Test on Friday.     

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 7:03 am

Experienced internationals Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson and Andrew Balbirnie are back in the Ireland squad for the Desert T20 tournament in the UAE.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/16 at 12:51 pm

AB de Villiers has stepped down as captain of South Africa's Test team, with Faf du Plessis taking over. Du Plessis led the side to a series victory in Australia last month, as De Villiers sat out with an elbow injury. De Villiers, 32, was expected to return for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, but has not recovered in time. "His decision to step down confirms his attitude to put the team first," said Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/16 at 3:18 am

Bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of England's fifth Test against India in Chennai. England's leading wicket-taker had been out since August with a shoulder injury before returning to play the second Test of the five-match series in India. "It's a tough one. He is body sore from the Test match and we don't think he is worth the risk in this situation," said England captain Alastair Cook. Anderson has taken just four wickets in his three Tests in the series in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/16 at 10:26 pm

Alastair Cook is the 10th man to reach 11,000 Test runs, and the youngest at 31 - quite a way younger than Sachin Tendulkar - although the quickest in terms of matches is Brian Lara.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/16 at 7:24 am

A century from Moeen Ali and Joe Root's 88 gave England the better of the first day of the fifth and final Test against India in Chennai. Moeen, dropped on nought, shared 146 for the third wicket with Root after the tourists had been reduced to 21-2. When Root was given out caught behind on review, Moeen added 86 with Jonny Bairstow (49) and ended the day 120 not out as England reached 284-4. India already have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/16 at 2:48 am

Opening batsman Azhar Ali scored an unbeaten century to lead Pakistan to 310 for six on a rain-interrupted second day of the second Test against Australia on Tuesday. Azhar was 139 not out with Mohammad Amir on 28 as rain cut short the action at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 2:48 am

Australia bowled Pakistan out for 163 in Melbourne to win the second Test by an innings and 18 runs on day five.
Mitchell Starc took 4-36 after captain Steve Smith hit 165 as Australia declared their first innings on 624-8.
The hosts had 68 overs to secure an unlikely victory given the amount of time lost to bad weather.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/16 at 9:33 pm

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 206 runs thanks to a five-wicket haul in the first 14 overs on the final day of the first Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/31/16 at 5:17 pm

Sean Abbott returned the best bowling figures by an Australian in Big Bash history, but it was not enough to prevent Sydney Sixers sliding to a 48-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers. Abbott, who bowled the ball that led to the death of Phillip Hughes in 2014, took 5-16 as the hosts posted 152-9. The 24-year-old paceman's haul bettered Nathan Lyon's 5-23 in 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/01/17 at 4:51 am

Former captain Ricky Ponting will join Australia as an assistant coach for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka. Ponting will work alongside interim head coach Justin Langer and assistant Jason Gillespie for the three-match series, which begins on 17 February.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 2:41 am

David Warner became only the fifth batsman to hit a century before lunch on the opening day of a Test match as Australia dominated against Pakistan. The 30-year-old reached three figures off 78 balls as the hosts took control of the third Test match in Sydney. Warner, who was out for 113, is the first batsman to hit a century in the opening session of a Test in Australia. Fellow opener Matt Renshaw, 20, scored his first Test century, ending unbeaten on 167 to help Australia reach 365-3.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 4:10 am

India's Supreme Court has ordered the country's cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur to quit. It had recommended sweeping changes in the BCCI following allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. Cricket is the most popular sport in India. The BCCI secretary, Ajay Shirke, has also been told to resign.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/17 at 2:49 am

Hampshire bowler Reece Topley is to have surgery on his left shoulder after suffering an injury setback. The 22-year-old left-armer has been out of action since fracturing his hand in April, and has since suffered from a reoccurring back injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/17 at 8:09 am

Australia moved closer to a Test series whitewash after setting Pakistan an unlikely victory target of 465. Debutant Sharjeel Khan began the chase in buccaneering fashion but holed out for 40 to leave Pakistan 55-1 after day four of the final Test in Sydney. Earlier, Josh Hazlewood took 4-55 to leave Younus Khan stranded on 175 as the tourists were bowled out for 315.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/06/17 at 6:39 pm

Investment bank Investec will end its sponsorship of England's home Tests six years into a 10-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/17 at 5:45 pm

Former Test batsman Jimmy Adams has been appointed as West Indies' new director of cricket. Adams, 49, stood down from his position as head coach of Kent in October, after spending five seasons with the county.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 6:32 am

England captain Alastair Cook will meet director of cricket Andrew Strauss on Friday, but no decision on his role as skipper is expected to be made. The 32-year-old admitted to having "questions" over his position during the 4-0 series defeat in India. Cook and Strauss regularly meet to review each series that England play. With England not due to play a Test until July, Cook will be given time, with no decision likely before the end of the limited-overs series in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 4:56 pm

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has put himself forward for the lucrative Indian Premier League. The 25-year-old will now go into the IPL auction on 4 February. The Twenty20 tournament runs from 5 April to 21 May, but Stokes is likely to be involved in England's one-day series against Ireland on 5 May. "It's a good opportunity to go away and experience different competitions," said Stokes, who has played 18 T20 internationals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/13/17 at 4:58 pm

England begin a one-day series against India on Sunday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 8:43 pm

South Africa wrapped up a 3-0 Test series whitewash after thrashing Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs. The tourists began day three on 80-4 in reply to the Proteas' 423, which had been anchored by centuries from JP Duminy (155) and Hashim Amla (134). But Sri Lanka were skittled for 131 before lunch and asked to follow on.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/17 at 11:06 pm

AB de Villiers' Test future appears to be up in the air once again, as he prepares to meet with the South Africa team management to discuss his role in the side when he completes his comeback from injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/17 at 3:37 am

Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni gave India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second one-day international. India were reduced to 25-3 in Cuttack before Yuvraj, who struck 150, and Dhoni (134) shared a stand of 256. They helped India to 381-6, the third-highest total made against England. Eoin Morgan blasted an 80-ball hundred, Jason Roy, Joe Root and Moeen Ali all made half-centuries, but England ended 366-8 to go 2-0 down with one to play.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/17 at 8:27 am

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he will not be entering this year's Indian Premier League auction.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/17 at 1:16 am

Indian cricketer Mohit Ahlawat hit an extraordinary 72-ball triple century in a local Twenty20 match in Delhi. The 21-year-old hit 39 sixes, including five off the final over, as he posted a round 300 and his team Maavi finished on 416-2. His total dwarfs the top-tier record of 175 scored by Chris Gayle in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/17 at 4:52 am

A century from England captain Eoin Morgan set up a 45-run win over West Indies in the first one-day international in Antigua.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/17 at 5:40 am

India bowled Australia out for 112 in Bengaluru to win a dramatic second Test by 75 runs and level the series at 1-1. The hosts resumed their second innings on 213-4 and added 25 before wickets tumbled and they were dismissed for 274, with Josh Hazlewood taking 6-67. Australia needed 188 to win and, after a promising start, were slowed down by losing regular wickets, including captain Steve Smith for 28. Their last six wickets went for 11 runs as Ravichandran Ashwin took 6-41.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/17 at 3:09 am

Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane has become the first overseas player to represent Australian side New South Wales for 32 years. The 20-year-old was selected for their Sheffield Shield game against South Australia, which started on Tuesday. He took his first wicket on his Shield debut, taking 1-24 on a rain-affected first day in Sydney.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 4:27 am

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the final two Tests in India after suffering a stress fracture to his right foot. The left-armer took five wickets in the first two Tests, with the four-match series tied at 1-1. The 27-year-old will return to Australia for treatment and rehabilitation. He has been replaced by pace bowler Pat Cummins, 23, ahead of the third Test which begins on Thursday in Ranchi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/11/17 at 5:39 pm

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath became the most successful left-arm spinner in Test cricket history as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 259 runs in Galle. Herath, 38, surpassed the record of 362 wickets set by New Zealand's Daniel Vettori as Bangladesh were all out for 197 on the final day of the first Test. He has 366 wickets in 79 Tests, after finishing with match figures of 9-131, including six in the final innings. He is second to only Pakistan's Wasim Akram (414) of all left-arm bowlers. In taking 6-59 in the final innings, Herath also claimed the 29th five-wicket haul of his career, drawing level with Australia's Glenn McGrath.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/17 at 6:28 am

New Zealand drew their first Test with South Africa in Dunedin as heavy rain washed out the entire final day. The tourists were unable to add to their overnight lead of 191 as play was abandoned shortly after lunch. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the second Test in Wellington with a calf injury, with Neil Broom in line to make his

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/17 at 4:36 am

Shashank Manohar, the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), has stepped down after eight months in the role. The 59-year-old was elected as the body's first independent chairman on a two-year term in May last year. Manohar, a two-time president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said the decision was because of personal reasons. "I hope the ICC achieves greater heights in future," the Indian added. The ICC confirmed it had received Manohar's resignation on Wednesday, adding that it would "assess the situation" before making any further announcements.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 1:55 am

Batsman Shahzaib Hasan has become the fifth player to be provisionally suspended as part of an anti-corruption inquiry into the Pakistan Super League. The Karachi Kings opener, 27, has been charged by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and has 14 days to respond.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/17 at 9:18 pm

A career-best performance from left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj led South Africa to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test on Saturday. Maharaj, 27, took 6-40 as the Black Caps were all out for 171, leaving South Africa with a target of 81 for victory in Wellington. The tourists reached that total in 25 overs, with Hashim Amla 38 not out and JP Duminy unbeaten on 15. South Africa's victory puts them 1-0 up in the three-Test series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 7:19 am

Bangladesh celebrated their 100th Test with only their ninth ever victory - and their first against Sri Lanka - in Colombo. Opener Tamim Iqbal made 82 and Sabbir Rahman 41 in a third-wicket stand of 109 as the tourists successfully chased a target of 191 on the final day of the second Test. Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (22*) kept his nerve after some middle-order wickets to see his side over the line for a four-wicket win, ensuring the two-match series was drawn. The victory continues Bangladesh's improvement in the longest format after they also beat England in October.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/17 at 6:32 pm

Ireland ended their losing run against Afghanistan with a six-wicket win in the third of their five one-day internationals in India. The Irish had been beaten in the first two games, and were also whitewashed 3-0 in an earlier Twenty20 series between the sides in Greater Noida. Afghanistan elected to bat and scored 264-8 off their 50 overs. Opener Paul Stirling hit 99 while Andrew Balbirnie's 85 not out saw them home with nine balls to spare.

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