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Subject: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 2:20 am

Australian cricketers are "prepared to strike" if a contract dispute is not resolved, which could have an impact on the Ashes at the end of the year. In March, Cricket Australia proposed salary increases for men and women, but this would mean players no longer receive a percentage of CA's revenue. The offer was rejected and CA said it would not pay players after 30 June. If the dispute is not resolved, there would be uncertainty over what team Australia could field after 30 June, with a two-Test series scheduled in August in Bangladesh before a home Ashes showdown with England, which runs from 23 November 2017 to 8 January 2018.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/39912591

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/17 at 12:03 pm

England will name their squad for this winter's Ashes series in Australia at 10:00 BST on Wednesday. The announcement will happen at The Oval before the start of the fourth one-day international match against West Indies. There are injury concerns, with seamer Toby Roland-Jones having recently had scans for his back complaint. And on Thursday, Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed broke a finger during a match against Middlesex. England begin the tour against a Western Australia XI on 4 November, with the first of their five Tests beginning on 23 November in Brisbane. The teams will also play each other in five one-day internationals. Australia coach Darren Lehmann and fellow selectors Trevor Hohns and Greg Chappell will name their Ashes squad in November

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/25/17 at 6:31 am

India have moved to the top of the ICC one-day rankings after completing a series win against Australia with two games to spare. Aaron Finch hit 124 from 125 balls for Australia in their 293-6 in Indore. Openers Ajinkya Rahane (70) and Rohit Sharma (71) put on 139 and Hardik Pandya scored 78 as India secured a five-wicket win with 13 balls to spare. The hosts, who have moved above South Africa in the rankings, lead the five-match series 3-0. India, who now top the Test and one-day rankings, have won their past nine one-day internationals, equaling their best run. The fourth game of the series is in Bangalore on Thursday with the final encounter in Nagpur on Sunday, 1 October

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/17 at 9:40 am

England have suspended Ben Stokes and Alex Hales from international cricket until further notice after the pair were involved in an incident near a Bristol nightclub.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/17 at 9:39 am

Tom Westley, Keaton Jennings and Mark Wood have been named in England Lions' squad for a training camp in Australia. Ben Duckett, who made his Test debut last winter, and Lancashire's Liam Livingstone are also included. The 17-man party will be based in Brisbane from 14 November before flying to Perth on 30 November. The Lions will shadow the senior squad for large parts of the Ashes tour, which kicks off in Brisbane on 23 November. The third Ashes Test - in Perth - will run from 14 December. While in Western Australia, the Lions will play three Twenty20 matches against Big Bash outfit Perth Scorchers.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/03/17 at 4:33 pm

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Wales' last two World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland with a calf strain. The 28-year-old could be out for a month and that would also rule Bale out of the play-offs on 9-14 November. Wales are second in Group D and if they keep that spot it could be enough to earn them a place in the play-offs. Bale joined the Wales squad on Monday and, despite sitting out training, it had been hoped he would be fit. But a scan revealed the severity of the injury and means Bale will not travel to Georgia for Friday's game in Tblisi and will play no part in the Cardiff clash with Republic of Ireland three days later.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 1:29 am

England have become the number one ranked team in the world for the first time after knocking Australia off the top of the ICC women's rankings ahead of this winter's Ashes. Heather Knight's side, who won the World Cup in July, have 128.47 points, with second-placed Australia on 128.43 points. It is the first time Australia have slipped from first place since the rankings were introduced in 2015. The Ashes series starts on 22 October.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/04/17 at 5:27 am

Australia fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the Ashes series following a recurrence of a back injury. Pattinson was left out of the tour to Bangladesh in September with a lower-back stress fracture, which he suffered as a teenager. The 27-year-old, who has 70 wickets from 17 Tests, took 32 wickets in five Championship matches for Nottinghamshire last summer. He will take an indefinite break from bowling.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/17 at 8:26 am

All-rounder Ben Stokes is set to be awarded an England central contract when the list is announced on Friday. The announcement was due on Wednesday but has been delayed. Test vice-captain Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub. He and batsman Alex Hales, who is set for a renewed limited-overs contract, will not be considered for selection until further notice.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 8:49 am

The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad "at this stage". Stokes was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:30 am

Calum MacLeod hit the third-highest one-day international score by a Scotland batsman in his side's 101-run win over Papua New Guinea.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 3:51 am

England batsman Alex Hales is not expecting to face a criminal charge over an incident outside a nightclub in Bristol in September. Hales was interviewed under caution by police on Friday but released without being under investigation. He had been with Test vice-captain Ben Stokes, 26, who was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and released under investigation. Hales' lawyer said he would be "surprised" if he faced further action. Any decision on charges will be in the hands of the Crown Prosecution Service, but lawyer Ian Kelcey told BBC Sport he does not expect it to go any further. Avon and Somerset Police declined to comment.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 4:24 am

Claire Polosak became the first woman to umpire an Australian men's domestic fixture after officiating between New South Wales and a Cricket Australia XI. The 29-year-old was one of the on-field umpires in the 50-over contest at Hurstville Oval in Sydney. Polosak officiated four matches at the Women's World Cup earlier this year. She has been on Cricket Australia's development umpire panel for the past two years and has previously been a third umpire in men's domestic cricket.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/08/17 at 2:13 pm

South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs inside three days to win the second Test in Bloemfontein and complete a series victory. Four players second centuries in the first innings for the Proteas before they declared on 573-4. The hosts then bowled Bangladesh out for 147 and 172 to complete an easy win. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of South Africa's bowlers as he took 10 wickets in the match for just 63 runs. The victory completed a comprehensive series win for South Africa in the two-Test contest after they had won the opener by 333 runs.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 8:07 am

Uncapped pair Lauren Cheatle and Tahlia McGrath have recovered from injury and are in Australia's 15-strong Test squad for the Women's Ashes. Cheatle, 18, out for six months with a shoulder injury, is fit enough to face England in the multi-format series. McGrath, 21, played her first match in eight months on October 6 following a stress fracture in pre-season. Ashleigh Gardner, Belinda Vakarewa, Amanda-Jade Wellington and Beth Mooney are the other uncapped squad members.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/17 at 8:42 am

Sri Lanka won the second Test by 68 runs to condemn Pakistan to a first home series defeat since moving their home games to the United Arab Emirates. Chasing 317 for victory in Dubai after bowling Sri Lanka out for 96 in their second innings in the day-night match, Pakistan were well placed at 222-5. But they collapsed to 248 all out as off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took 5-98. Asad Shafiq made 112, adding 173 for the sixth wicket with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed, who scored 68. Sri Lanka, who had not won an away series against Pakistan since 2000, won the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 21 runs. Their heavy home series defeat by India prompted the resignation of the selection panel.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 3:30 am

South Africa's new domestic Twenty20 competition has been postponed by 12 months until November 2018. The inaugural T20 Global League was set to begin next month with England's Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy and Kevin Pietersen among the 'marquee' internationals. The decision was taken at a joint Cricket South Africa and T20 Global League board meeting. The South African Cricketers' Association expressed "concern and disappointment" at the decision.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41576711

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/17 at 4:10 am

A rock was thrown at Australia's team bus, smashing a window, after their eight-wicket T20 international win against India in Guwahati. Players and staff were travelling back to the hotel from the Barsapara Stadium, when the bus was hit. Cricket Australia said no one was injured, but the players were "shaken up by the incident".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41576041

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/12/17 at 12:05 pm

Somerset are preparing to take legal action against the England and Wales Cricket Board should Middlesex's appeal over a points deduction be successful. Middlesex were relegated to Division Two after finishing one point below Somerset. They were docked two points for a slow over rate during their game at Surrey in August, which was abandoned when a crossbow bolt was fired into The Oval. A decision on Middlesex's appeal could be made by the ECB next week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41597372

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 2:29 am

Plans for a Test championship and one-day international league have been approved by the International Cricket Council. Nine teams will play six series of Test matches over a two-year period - three at home and three away - culminating in a world Test championship final. A 13-team ODI league, introduced from 2021, will now be used to qualify for the World Cup. The ICC has also given the go-ahead for a trial of four-day Test matches. "Throughout the discussions about the future of Test cricket it became clear that we must also consider alternatives and trial initiatives that may support the future viability of Test cricket," ICC chief executive David Richardson said.

Subject: Re: World Cricket 2017/18 Season

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/17 at 11:47 am

Ashes-winning fast bowler Steve Harmison has resigned as joint-manager of Northern League club Ashington. The 38-year-old was appointed boss of the ninth-tier side in February 2015. Harmison was in the England teams that regained the Ashes in 2005 and 2009 and took 226 wickets in 63 Tests.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 11:31 am

Australia batsman David Warner has warned England to expect 'war' in the Ashes next month. 
Vice captain Warner, 30, said how he will try to make himself 'hate' the tourists for extra motivation. He said he did not regret claiming England had 'scared eyes' during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in 2013. "As soon as you step on that line it's war," he said of the five-Test series, which starts in Brisbane on 23 November. "You try and get into a battle as quick as you can. I try and look in the opposition's eyes and try and work out 'how can I dislike this player, how can I get on top of him?'. You have to delve and dig deep into yourself to actually get some hatred about them to actually get up when you're out there. History is a big part in this and that is what carries us onto the ground."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/41629714

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/17 at 1:22 pm

South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by an innings and 254 runs inside three days to win the second Test in Bloemfontein and complete a series victory. Four players second centuries in the first innings for the Proteas before they declared on 573-4. The hosts then bowled Bangladesh out for 147 and 172 to complete an easy win. Kagiso Rabada was the pick of South Africa's bowlers as he took 10 wickets in the match for just 63 runs. The victory completed a comprehensive series win for South Africa in the two-Test contest after they had won the opener by 333 runs.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 7:32 am

Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of Pakistan great Inzamam-ul-Haq, hit a century on his international debut as they beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, seamer Hasan Ali (5-34) became the quickest Pakistan bowler to reach 50 one-day international wickets. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 208 with 10 balls to spare in their innings. Imam, 21, hit two sixes and five fours, but fell for 100 just before his side reached their target to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. The left-handed opener is the second batsman from his country and 13th overall to hit a century on his ODI debut.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/17 at 8:05 am

AB de Villiers hit his highest one-day international score, smashing 176 from 104 deliveries as South Africa thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in Paarl. The 33-year-old, who had not batted in international cricket since June and stepped down as ODI captain in August, hit 15 fours and seven sixes. Hashim Amla's 85 helped the Proteas post 353-6 from their 50 overs.

Despite fifties by Imrul Kayes (68) and Mushfiqur Rahim (60), the Tigers were routed for 249 with 13 balls to spare. South Africa now hold an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, which concludes in East London on Sunday. Coming in after 18 overs, De Villiers' 25th ODI century surpassed his 162 not out against West Indies at the 2015 World Cup.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/17 at 10:11 am

A groundsman has been sacked after video emerged of him allegedly agreeing to tamper with the wicket before Wednesday's one-day international between India and New Zealand in Pune. A sting operation by India Today TV captured Pandurang Salgaoncar on camera allegedly stating he would prepare the pitch to suit two unnamed bowlers. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asked for a detailed report. It added it had "zero tolerance towards any such activity". Salgaoncar was dismissed by the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) and replaced by curator Ramesh Mhamunkar. The second ODI, at the MCA Stadium, went ahead on schedule after the pitch had been inspected by match referee Chris Broad, BCCI said. The India Today footage of Salgaoncar talking to a reporter, who was posing as a bookmaker, was broadcast a few hours before the match.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/26/17 at 6:45 am

Australia took a four-point lead in the Women's Ashes series with a commanding win over England in the second one-day international at Coffs Harbour. Skipper Rachael Haynes, dropped on 60, hit a career-best 89 in 56 balls as the hosts added 94 in the last 10 overs in their 296-6, having been asked to bat. England were then handed a revised target of 285 in 46 overs after rain. But they were bowled out for 209, losing by 75 runs on the DLS method, as Katherine Brunt made a maiden fifty.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/27/17 at 11:14 am

Captain Joe Root says England players have to "make sure" off-field incidents "don't happen again", but denies there is a drinking culture in the team. All-rounder Ben Stokes, 26, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September. He will not fly out with the squad on Saturday for the Ashes series in Australia which begins on 23 November. "We know it wasn't good enough," said Root.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/17 at 10:39 am

West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has won a defamation case against an Australian publisher over articles that said he exposed himself to a female massage therapist.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/17 at 7:55 am

England players have agreed "sensible" rules for drinking on the Ashes tour of Australia but there will be no curfews, says coach Trevor Bayliss. Ben Stokes was arrested in September after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub during England's one-day international series with West Indies. The all-rounder did not fly out to Australia on Saturday for the Ashes series, which begins on 23 November. "Not drinking between matches is just sensible," Bayliss told the BBC. Speaking to Test Match Special, he added: "There's been no set curfews. I think they're just sensible rulings. "To me, they're what we should be sticking to anyway as a player or someone around a professional set-up. The players have sat down and had a chat and they're the ones that've come up with it."

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/03/17 at 8:13 am

Captain Joe Root says England's 5-0 whitewash by Australia on their previous Ashes tour will have no bearing on this series. Six of England's current squad were involved in 2013-14 and Australia captain Steve Smith has said he wants to "open a few of those scars up". "We're a completely different side and so are they," said 26-year-old Root. Moeen Ali and Steven Finn will miss England's first two tour matches with side and knee injuries respectively. England begin their opening two-day tour game against a Western Australia XI in Perth on Saturday (02:30 GMT). They also play two four-day warm-up matches against a Cricket Australia XI before the first Test in Brisbane starts on 23 November.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/17 at 3:30 am

Steven Finn has been ruled out of England's Ashes tour after scans showed he has torn his left knee cartilage. The pace bowler, 28, who was added to the squad following Ben Stokes' arrest, was injured in training on Thursday. He will return to the UK in the next 48 hours to meet with specialists and decide whether he requires surgery.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/17 at 6:39 am

Captain Joe Root scored his maiden fifty of the Ashes tour as England closed the opening day of their four-day warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI on 278-8. Opener Mark Stoneman (61) and Dawid Malan (63) also made half-centuries but no batsman was able to post England's first century of the tour. Young leg-spinner Daniel Fallins, in his maiden first-class match, removed four of England's top six in the day-night match, which is being played with a pink ball in Adelaide. Playing in conditions similar to those they will encounter in the floodlit second Ashes Test also in Adelaide, England fought hard but struggled to time the ball on a ground with a slow outfield. Root was the most fluent of England's batsmen, making a busy 58 from 89 balls, but there were failures for opener Alastair Cook (15) and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow (9).

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 3:10 am

Pace bowler Jake Ball added to England's injury problems before the first Ashes Test against Australia when he sprained an ankle in a warm-up game. Bowling his fourth over on the second day against a Cricket Australia XI, Ball collapsed in his delivery stride and limped off the field in Adelaide. England said the 26-year-old would be assessed overnight. Fast bowler Steven Finn this week left the tour with a knee injury and was replaced by Tom Curran.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/17 at 5:28 am

England failed to capitalise on some good positions on day one of their Women's Ashes Test against Australia. Opener Tammy Beaumont (70) added 104 with skipper Heather Knight (62) after the latter won the toss and chose to bat first in benign conditions. The tourists began the final session of the day-night game on 157-3 and entered the final hour on 208-4, but were pegged back as wickets tumbled. Sarah Taylor fell for a promising 29 as England finished on 235-7.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/17 at 9:42 am

Ellyse Perry became only the seventh woman to hit a Test double century as Australia took control of the day-night Women's Ashes Test against England on day three at the North Sydney Oval. The 27-year-old, also a football international, made an unbeaten 213 as Australia declared on 448-9, taking a first-innings lead of 168. England's openers survived to finish on 40-0 at close of play. Australia will retain the Ashes if they can force victory on the final day. But a draw may be the likeliest outcome after only four wickets fell on a day when bat dominated ball,

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/17 at 5:44 am

Captain Heather Knight led a stubborn rearguard action as England forced a draw against Australia to keep the multi-format Women's Ashes alive.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/17 at 6:01 am

Essex batsman Tom Westley says he will change his approach to Test matches as he aims to win back his England place. He made 59 on his England debut against South Africa in July but failed to make double figures in five of his next seven innings and missed out on selection for this winter's Ashes tour. "I didn't score enough runs to warrant a place on that trip," Westley said. "Going into the England setup I wanted to replicate what brought me success at Essex, which I don't think is bad." The 28-year-old told BBC Sport: "Where there's innings after innings, game after game, I sort of strip back my preparation to make sure I'm ready for Essex - but I think with England that extra time I can probably use a bit more wisely."

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/17 at 7:02 am

Australia completed a 10-wicket victory over England in the first Ashes Test on the fifth morning in Brisbane. Chasing a target of 170, the hosts got the 56 runs they required in little more than an hour, with David Warner 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft unbeaten on 82.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/17 at 12:25 am

New Zealand side Canterbury have held talks with Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder was seen at Heathrow airport on Monday. Stokes, 26, is not part of England's Ashes tour after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September. There was widespread speculation on social media that he was heading to Australia after being pictured at the airport. That prompted the England and Wales Cricket Board to issue a statement denying he was joining up with the squad and confirming he was travelling to New Zealand to spend time with his family.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/29/17 at 8:14 am

Essex batsman Tom Westley is returning home to see a specialist after suffering a finger injury on England Lions' tour of Australia. The England and Wales Cricket Board said it was "probable" the 28-year-old will require surgery on the middle finger on his left hand. He had been playing for the Lions against a Queensland Select XI. The right-hander played five Tests for England in the summer, but was dropped for the Ashes after averaging 24.12. He will fly home from Brisbane on Wednesday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/30/17 at 2:22 am


New Zealand side Canterbury have held talks with Ben Stokes after the England all-rounder was seen at Heathrow airport on Monday. Stokes, 26, is not part of England's Ashes tour after being arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm in September. There was widespread speculation on social media that he was heading to Australia after being pictured at the airport. That prompted the England and Wales Cricket Board to issue a statement denying he was joining up with the squad and confirming he was travelling to New Zealand to spend time with his family.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has signed for New Zealand side Canterbury.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/42177627

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/09/17 at 7:02 am

Ben Duckett was dropped from Saturday's Ashes tour game after pouring a drink over England bowler James Anderson's head in a Perth bar.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/17 at 11:49 am

England batsman Dawid Malan was "almost in tears" after reaching a maiden Test century on the first day of the third Ashes Test in Perth. Malan struck an unbeaten 110 to take England, who must avoid defeat to remain in the series, to 305-4 at the Waca. "It's not every day you score a hundred for your country," the 30-year-old told BBC Sport. "It was pretty emotional. I was trying to keep the tears in." The Middlesex left-hander, playing in his eighth Test, was watched by his parents and embraced by his mother as he left the field. "To do it front of them, after the sacrifices they have made to get me here, is great. It's nice to repay them," he added.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/15/17 at 8:56 am

England's Jonny Bairstow said his 'headbutt' celebration after his century on day two of the third Ashes Test was "light-hearted fun". Bairstow was accused of headbutting Australia opener Cameron Bancroft at the start of the tour, with both saying the incident was "without malice". After reaching his ton at the Waca in Perth, Bairstow touched his helmet with his head - but said it was not planned. "It was a bit of fun with everything that's gone on," the 28-year-old added.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/28/17 at 5:01 am

Alastair Cook made the highest score by a visiting batsman at the MCG to give England firm control of the Boxing Day Test. Cook piled on 244 not out, beating the 208 of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards, as the tourists punished Australia on the third evening of the fourth Ashes Test. At 307-6, England were in danger of surrendering the initiative, but Cook added 59 with Chris Woakes (26), before a riotous partnership of 100 with Stuart Broad, who swung his way to 56. In the end, Cook's third-highest Test score had led England to 491-9, a lead of 164.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/30/17 at 3:53 am

England were denied by yet another century from Australia captain Steve Smith as the fourth Ashes Test ended in a draw. Smith batted throughout the final day in Melbourne for 102 not out, his third hundred of the series. The tourists had hope of victory when David Warner and Shaun Marsh fell in the space of six runs to leave Australia 178-4, only 14 ahead. But Smith combined with Mitchell Marsh on a lifeless, turgid MCG pitch to take the home side to 263-4 - 99 in front - when the teams shook hands.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/05/18 at 5:11 am

Usman Khawaja's unbeaten 91 seized the initiative for Australia on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney. The left-hander shared an unbroken stand of 107 with captain Steve Smith (44 not out) to put the hosts within 153 runs of England's 346 all out with eight first-innings wickets still intact.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 6:12 am

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik suffered concussion after being hit by the ball during Pakistan's one-day international loss to New Zealand. The 35-year-old former captain, playing his 261st ODI, was not wearing a helmet when he was struck on the back of the head by a fielder's throw in Hamilton.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/18 at 9:01 am

Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets to extend their winning run in the triangular one-day series in Dubai. Michael Jones hit 87 in Scotland's total of 219 as Boyd Rankin claimed 3-49. Ireland skipper William Porterfield fell for a duck but Andrew Balbirnie's 67 and Niall O'Brien's 55 helped them to victory with 15.1 overs to spare. Ireland, who beat the United Arab Emirates twice last week, face Scotland again on Thursday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/18 at 7:12 am

England held their nerve to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series with a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane. Set 271 to win after Aaron Finch hit 106, the tourists eased to 119-1 only to be checked by the wickets of Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan. Joe Root and Jos Buttler rebuilt before Mitchell Starc removed the wicketkeeper and Moeen Ali in quick succession. But Root and Chris Woakes calmly guided England home with 34 balls to spare. Despite those wobbles during the chase, it was a largely commanding performance by Morgan's side, who bowled superbly to restrict Australia on a good Gabba pitch that offered turn. England can now clinch the five-match series with victory in the third ODI at Sydney on Sunday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/18 at 7:44 am

Glenn Maxwell hit an unbeaten 103, after taking 3-10, to give Australia a five-wicket win in England's opening game of the T20 tri-series. Set 156 to win in Hobart after Dawid Malan made 50, the hosts fell to 4-2 in the first over as David Willey removed David Warner and Chris Lynn. D'Arcy Short, who made 30, and Maxwell rebuilt with a stand of 78. Maxwell kicked on despite further losses, sealing victory and bringing up a 58-ball hundred with a six. Australia, who won with nine balls to spare, have won their opening two games of the tri-series following victory over New Zealand on Saturday.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 8:49 am

England captain Eoin Morgan is a doubt for Tuesday's Twenty20 tri-series match against New Zealand in Wellington because of a groin injury. It kept him out of Saturday's defeat by Australia, and with the series now switching to New Zealand, Morgan did not bat in the nets before the game. Jos Buttler is again set to stand in as skipper, with batsman James Vince keeping his place in the XI. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has a back injury and could also be absent.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/13/18 at 5:21 am

England suffered a third Twenty20 defeat in a row as they were beaten by New Zealand in the tri-series which also involves Australia. The Black Caps made 196-5 after being put into bat, with Martin Guptill (65) and Kane Williamson (72) putting on 82. Alex Hales (47) got England off to a quick start but they lost James Vince, Jos Buttler and Sam Billings cheaply. Dawid Malan (59) gave England hope but, needing 37 from the last three overs, the tourists reached 184-9. Australia are already through to the final after three wins from as many games and New Zealand will join them if they can beat David Warner's side on Friday, 18 February. England have zero points and need Australia to do them a favour to take their chances of reaching the final into their last game against New Zealand on Sunday, 25 February.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 11:10 am

Australia scored the highest run chase in Twenty20 international history as they reached 245-5 to beat New Zealand by five wickets with seven balls left.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/18 at 3:00 pm

Liam Plunkett will miss the remainder of England's Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand and Australia with a hamstring injury. The Yorkshire bowler is also out of the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand, starting on 25 February in Hamilton. Plunkett, 32, suffered a recurrence of a hamstring tear in Tuesday's tri-series defeat by the Black Caps. He had already missed the final two ODIs against Australia in January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/18 at 7:24 am

Ireland continued their build-up to next month's World Cup Qualifier with a five-wicket win over Netherlands in Pretoria on Sunday. Boyd Rankin took 4-38 and Andy McBrine 2-57 as the Dutch posted 264-7 from their 50 overs. The Irish eased to victory with Andrew Balbirnie hitting 97 and Gary Wilson 89 in a total of 265-5. Ireland defeated a Northerns/Easterns XI by 91 runs on Thursday and face Scotland in another warm-up on Tuesday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/28/18 at 7:59 am

Ben Stokes' 63 not out backed up an excellent fielding performance as England beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the one-day series at 1-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/18 at 6:35 am

England's bowlers took 13 wickets on the opening day of their second tour match against a New Zealand XI. The tourists opted to stay in the field all day for bowling practice before the first Test begins on 22 March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 2:40 am

Captain Steven Mullaney praised Derbyshire's Matt Critchley after his rapid innings helped North beat the South and tie the series at 1-1. Critchley, 21, struck four sixes in his knock of 64 off just 37 balls to propel the North to 335-8 in Barbados. Nick Gubbins made a second successive century in reply and Laurie Evans hit 64, but the South were all out for 289. "Critchley was phenomenal at the end to strike the ball the way he did," Mullaney told BBC Radio 5 live.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 2:41 am

Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year for ball-tampering.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/18 at 9:04 am

Darren Lehmann is to quit as head coach of Australia at the end of the current Test series against South Africa. The 48-year-old will step down after the final Test in Johannesburg, which starts on Friday, in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal. Lehmann, who was cleared of any wrongdoing by Cricket Australia, had said on Wednesday he would not resign. Former skipper Steve Smith plus batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their part in the scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/03/18 at 9:46 am

New Zealand held their nerve to secure a dramatic draw against England in the second Test in Christchurch and claim a 1-0 series victory.

Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/04/18 at 7:45 am

Former Australia captain Steve Smith says he will not appeal his 12-month ban for ball-tampering. David Warner was also given a one-year ban and Cameron Bancroft handed a nine-month suspension by Cricket Australia (CA), after the incident against South Africa. The Australian Cricketers' Association had said CA should reconsider the "disproportionate" bans. "I meant what I said about taking full responsibility," said Smith, 28.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 5:36 am

Australia's cricketers will be asked to initiate a new code of conduct following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. The proposed charter, which has been commissioned by Cricket Australia (CA) following an initial review into events in Cape Town, will set out standards of behaviour for the men's teams. David Warner and captain Steve Smith received year-long CA bans, while Cameron Bancroft was given a nine-month sanction after the incident against South Africa. The players were sent home from the tour after the third Test and apologised for their actions.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/18 at 8:40 am

England captain Heather Knight will miss the first one-day international against India through injury, with Anya Shrubsole set to lead the side. World champions England face India in three ODIs in Nagpur, with the first starting at 04:30 BST on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/03/18 at 3:04 am

Justin Langer has been named as Australia's new head coach, replacing Darren Lehmann, who resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/18 at 2:07 pm

Former South Africa Test captain AB de Villiers said he had "run out of gas" as he announced his retirement from international cricket. The 34-year-old has played in 114 Test matches, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20 matches for the Proteas. He took time away from Test cricket in 2017, missing the series against England that summer, but returned to the red-ball side in December. "I've had my turn and, to be honest, I'm tired," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/18 at 3:44 am

Former England wicketkeeper-batsman Steve Rhodes has been named as the new coach of Bangladesh. The 53-year-old, who played 11 Tests and nine one-day internationals for England, has been given a two-year contract until the 2020 World Twenty20. Rhodes succeeds Sri Lankan Chandika Hathurusingha, who stepped down in October after three years in charge. "It is a fantastic honour and it's a privilege to be involved in Bangladesh cricket," said Rhodes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/18 at 11:42 am

New Zealand teenager Amelia Kerr set a new world batting record in women's one-day cricket with her unbeaten 232 against Ireland in Dublin. Kerr, 17, broke the record total during the third match of the series, a few days after the White Ferns scored 490-4 - cricket's highest-ever ODI total. The Wellington player, whose average was 29, scored 31 fours and two sixes. Australia's Belinda Clark had held the record - 229* against Denmark in 1997, three years before Kerr was born. Kerr's 232 is third highest in ODI cricket history.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/18 at 5:53 am

England's second warm-up match for this month's one-day international series against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled after heavy rain. They were due to face a Sri Lanka Cricket XI at Colombo's P Sara Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/10/18 at 11:05 am

England's first one-day international against Sri Lanka was abandoned after 15 overs because of rain in Dambulla.

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Subject: Re: World Cricket (when Autumn/Winter in the UK)

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/11/18 at 9:34 am

Usman Khawaja's marathon century helped Australia salvage a draw in the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai. Khawaja, 31, who spent almost nine hours at the crease for his 141 and also scored 85 in the first innings, helped the Aussies survive 140 overs as they chased an improbable 462 to win. Australia finished on 362-8 before the sides shook hands at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Mohammad Abbas was the pick of Pakistans's bowlers taking 4 for 29. Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq, 22, has been ruled out of the second and final test after breaking his finger while fielding during Australia's second innings on Thursday. The second Test takes place October 16-20 in Abu Dhabi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 1:36 am

England win fourth ODI to clinch one-day series against Sri Lanka

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/22/18 at 9:27 am

Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath - the most successful left-arm bowler in Test cricket - will retire after November's first Test against England in Galle. The 40-year-old has taken 430 wickets in 92 Tests, which puts him 10th on the all-time list of wicket takers in the longer format of the game. Herath will retire at the same venue at which he made his debut 19 years ago. Sri Lanka cricket chief Ashley de Silva said Herath's retirement would "be a big loss for Sri Lanka cricket".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 4:00 pm

A dismal England fell to their heaviest defeat in one-day international cricket as Sri Lanka thrashed the tourists by 219 runs in the final ODI in Colombo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/18 at 11:06 am

India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10,000 one-day international runs against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. Kohli, who achieved the feat in his 205th innings, surpassed India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001. He got to 10,000 runs with a single off spinner Ashley Nurse in his 213th ODI. The 29-year-old is the 13th batsman to reach the milestone and the fifth Indian.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/18 at 1:10 pm

Surrey wicketkeeper Ben Foakes has been called up to England's Test squad on the tour of Sri Lanka as cover for the injured Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow, 29, has ankle ligament damage sustained playing football in training and will miss Saturday's Twenty20 match with Sri Lanka. It is not yet clear if he will return for the first of three Test matches, starting on 6 November. Foakes, 25, is scheduled to arrive in Colombo this weekend.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 1:06 am

England used three wicketkeepers on the opening day of their two-day tour match against a Sri Lanka Board President's XI, who declared on 329-9. With Jonny Bairstow recovering from an ankle injury, England gave Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope time behind the stumps in Colombo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 4:03 am

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should have their bans for ball-tampering lifted after a scathing review of Cricket Australia (CA), says the Australian Cricketers' Association. Bancroft, Smith and Warner were suspended after the incident in March. But an independent review commissioned by CA found the body to be "arrogant and controlling" and partly to blame. "These contrite men have suffered enough. Let them play," said Greg Dyer, head of the players' union.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/31/18 at 5:33 am

Ben Stokes retired hurt on day two of England's warm-up match in Sri Lanka after being struck on the left arm. The all-rounder's workload is being managed before the Test series and he did not bowl on day one against a Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Colombo. During England's reply, Stokes, 27, was struck by a short ball from Lahiru Kumara having attempted a pull. Pathum Nissanka was then carried off after a Jos Buttler shot struck him flush on the helmet at short leg.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 3:44 am

England's preparations for the Test series in Sri Lanka were disrupted as the opening day of their final warm-up match was washed out. The England players did not even travel to the ground in Colombo, where they are due to face a Sri Lanka Board President's XI in a two-day game. Should the match begin on Friday, both sides will bat for 50 overs - but further rain is forecast. England's first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle begins on 6 November.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/18 at 8:32 am

India thrashed West Indies by nine wickets, after bowling the tourists out for 104, to complete a 3-1 one-day series victory. The tourists were dismissed in 31.5 overs at Thiruvananthapuram, captain Jason Holder top-scoring with 25. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took 4-34, and pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah 2-11 from his six overs. Rohit Sharma made an unbeaten 63 and captain Virat Kohli hit 33 as India chased down their target in 14.5 overs. It was the West Indies' lowest total in a one-day international against India, and their 10th lowest against any country.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/18 at 11:17 am

Durham seamer Barry McCarthy has left the club to concentrate on his international career with Ireland. The 26-year-old made 20 first-class appearances for the county, taking 62 wickets at an average of 30.62. But with Ireland being granted Test status, McCarthy would have become an overseas player in September 2019. "It's been an absolute pleasure to be part of such an amazing club for the past four years and I will certainly miss it," McCarthy said. McCarthy has played 23 one-day internationals for his country, but did not feature in their first and only Test match so far against Pakistan in May. Ireland face England in a one-off Test in July 2019 at Lord's. Meanwhile, batsman Gareth Harte, 25, and spinner Ben Whitheead, 21, have signed new two-year deals with Durham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 1:51 am

Ben Foakes scored 87 not out on day one in the First Test against Sri Lanka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 1:25 pm

England bowled out Sri Lanka on day two of the first Test to move into a dominant position in Galle. Debutant Ben Foakes reached his first Test century before falling for 107 as England added 21 to their overnight total to post 342. The tourists then produced a fine all-round bowling performance, with Moeen Ali taking 4-66, to bowl the hosts out for 203 in 68 overs. England reached 38-0 at the close, 177 runs ahead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/07/18 at 3:43 pm

Two batsmen in New Zealand have set a record by scoring 43 runs in an over. Joe Carter and Brett Hampton were batting for Northern Districts against Central Districts in a domestic one-day match in Hamilton on Wednesday. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick bowled eight balls in the over, including two no-balls, conceding six sixes, a four and a single. The total is a record for 'List A' matches - one-day internationals and recognised domestic limited-over games.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/18 at 10:02 am

Former Durham, Worcestershire and Australia all-rounder John Hastings has retired from cricket at the age of 33. It comes after doctors told him they could not cure a mystery lung condition causing him to cough up blood. "There was a lot of grey area long-term, whether it was causing any damage, and if there was any potential to have a fatal bleed on the field," he told the Sydney Morning Herald. "They just really couldn't say yes or no. And I wasn't happy with that."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 7:36 am

Jos Buttler and Sam Curran led England out of trouble and into a promising position on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Pallekele. The tourists fell to 89-4 on a pitch showing prodigious turn before Buttler struck a superb 63 off 67 balls. On 171-7 they still faced being bowled out cheaply, only for Curran to hit six sixes in a stunning onslaught, his 64 helping England reach 285 all out. Jack Leach bowled Kaushal Silva for six as Sri Lanka reached 26-1 at the close. The hosts trail by 259 runs and face a tough battle to reach England's score, with the tourists' spinners causing problems straight away.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/14/18 at 5:48 pm

Sri Lanka sealed their first win of the 2018 Women's World T20 with a 25-run victory over Bangladesh in St Lucia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/15/18 at 6:34 am

Roshen Silva hit a resolute 85 to frustrate England and give Sri Lanka a lead of 46 on day two of an evenly poised second Test in Pallekele. Resuming on 26-1, Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva made half-centuries before England reduced the hosts to 165-6 shortly after lunch. But Roshen negated England's spinners and forged four defiant lower-order partnerships to take Sri Lanka to 336. Nightwatchman Jack Leach played out the last over as England closed on 0-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/22/18 at 11:39 am

The bans on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will not be reduced, says Cricket Australia (CA). Smith and Warner were suspended for 12 months and Bancroft for nine for ball-tampering in South Africa in March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/23/18 at 2:55 am

England cruised into the Women's World T20 final - where they will face Australia - after a dominant eight-wicket win over India in Antigua.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/02/18 at 3:34 pm

England batsman Alex Hales struck an unbeaten 87 from 32 balls to set a new T10 League record, only a day after Jonny Bairstow's previous landmark. Nottinghamshire's Hales smashed spinner Mohammad Nabi for 32 in one over in Sharjah, with four sixes and two fours. He hit eight sixes in total to help Maratha Arabians, captained by Dwayne Bravo, to a seven-wicket win in their eliminator final with Bengal Tigers. On Friday, Bairstow hit 84 not out from 24 balls, also against Bengal Tigers.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/18 at 12:12 pm

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been awarded 300,000 Australian dollars (£173,000) in damages more than a year after winning a defamation case against Australian publisher Fairfax Media.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 7:47 am

Cheteshwar Pujara scored a century to lead India's recovery to 250-9 on day one of the first Test in Australia. The Aussies are playing their first home Test series since March's ball-tampering scandal and started strongly. India skipper Virat Kohli was caught by a diving Usman Khawaja at gully for three as the tourists slumped to 41-4. However, Pujara batted for six hours to score 123 before being run out by Pat Cummins' direct hit to end the day's play in Adelaide.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/06/18 at 8:49 am

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett will join Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League this winter after Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson was ruled out with a back injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/14/18 at 10:47 am

Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch and Travis Head scored half-centuries but Australia were reined in to 277-6 by India on day one of the second Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 1:27 am

England all-rounder Sam Curran was bought for £800,000 by Kings XI Punjab in the auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League. The 20-year-old attracted the third-highest bid of 72m rupees, having entered with a base price of 20m. Hyderabad Sunrisers signed England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow for £250,000, but Eoin Morgan and Chris Woakes went unsold in Jaipur. The 12th season of the IPL will run from 29 March to 19 May. The venue for the tournament has yet to be decided. Players involved in England's 2019 World Cup squad must return from India by 25 April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/19/18 at 3:38 am

Australia won a Test match for the first time since March's ball-tampering controversy as they beat India in Perth to level the series at 1-1. India, chasing 287 for victory, began the final day on 112-5 but were bowled out for 140 to lose by 146 runs. Australia needed only 15 overs to wrap up the win - Tim Paine's first since succeeding Steve Smith as captain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/20/18 at 9:04 am

Ex-Australia captain Steve Smith has appeared in a Vodafone Australia advert in a bid to "spread awareness about mental health for young Australians". Smith is serving a 12-month ban from playing state or international cricket for his role in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in March. He is also banned from the Big Bash, sponsored by Vodafone Australia. "Everything I dreamed of, everything I was a part of was just falling to pieces," Smith, 29, says in the advert.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/21/18 at 6:57 am

Ben Stokes can still be a role model despite his part in a fight outside a Bristol nightclub in September 2017, says England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison. England all-rounder Stokes, 27, was cleared of affray in August. He missed five months of England games, including the Ashes, and was fined £30,000 by the Cricket Disciplinary Commission (CDC) earlier this month. "Ben is a leader in the England team," Harrison told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/23/18 at 12:30 pm

Australia opener Cameron Bancroft says he almost quit cricket to teach yoga after receiving a nine-month ban for ball-tampering during a Test match. Bancroft, who admitted using sandpaper on the ball in South Africa in March, was banned with Australia captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner. He returns on 30 December, playing for Perth in the Big Bash Twenty20 League.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 3:29 am

England's players are "desperately frustrated" after falling to another crushing defeat by West Indies to lose the series, says captain Joe Root. The tourists collapsed from 35-0 to 132 all out on Saturday as West Indies won the second Test by 10 wickets inside three days in Antigua. They lead the three-match series 2-0 after winning the first Test in Barbados by 381 runs. "We've been outperformed once again. It's hard to take," said Root.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/03/19 at 12:20 pm

Paul Stirling will lead Ireland in T20 games in the upcoming Oman and Afghanistan series in the absence of Gary Wilson. Wilson will miss the tour after being diagnosed with a condition which impacts his vision, although he is expected to make a full recovery. "It's a privilege to captain the side in Gary's absence - I'll relish the challenge," said 28-year-old Stirling. Ireland play five matches in Oman and nine in Afghanistan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/05/19 at 10:45 am

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed will stay on in the role until this summer's World Cup in England - despite serving a ban for racism.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 9:49 am

Cricket West Indies president Dave Cameron has hit out at the "crippling decision" to ban captain Jason Holder from the third Test against England. Holder has been given a one-match suspension for his side's slow over-rate during their second-Test victory. Cameron says the rule "ought to be modified". "We will of course abide by the ruling, but have to wonder if such punitive action at a pivotal stage of the series is good for cricket," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 2:42 pm

England women have recalled Sarah Taylor and Katherine Brunt for the tour to India in February and March. The pair return to the squad after missing the Women's World Twenty20 tournament last November. England play three one-day internationals and three T20s against India before a tour of Sri Lanka. Wicketkeeper Taylor will leave after February's ODIs in India and, along with Brunt, will miss the series in Sri Lanka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/19 at 3:06 pm

Chris Gayle has been recalled to the West Indies' 14-man squad for the first and second one-day internationals against England later this month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/19 at 1:28 pm

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting will be head coach Justin Langer's assistant at the World Cup in England this summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/19 at 11:00 am

England's third one-day international against West Indies has been delayed due to persistent rain in Grenada.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 6:03 am

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned from cricket for two years after admitting two breaches of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/19 at 12:43 pm

England women's left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of India and the subsequent trip to Sri Lanka because of a broken hand.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 8:06 am

England staged a superb recovery to earn a consolation two-wicket win over India in the third women's one-day international in Mumbai.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/02/19 at 10:43 am

Saturday's second one-day international between Afghanistan and Ireland in India was abandoned because of rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 8:32 am

Danielle Wyatt's unbeaten 64 led England to a five-wicket victory over India that sealed the women's Twenty20 series with a game to spare.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/19 at 3:16 pm

Former Zimbabwe Cricket director Enock Ikope has been given a 10-year ban from the game for corruption. Ikope was found guilty of breaching three counts of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code. His suspension follows a 20-year ban for Rajan Nayer, a former Zimbabwe cricket official, in March 2018. The ICC said Ikope failed to cooperate with its investigation, and deleted data from his mobile phone before handing it over. The charge was linked to the 2017 West Indies tour fix attempt when Nayer offered Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer $30,000 to fix the result of the two-Test series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 4:58 am

Steve Smith and David Warner have been omitted from Australia's squad for the five-match one-day international series against Pakistan in March. The pair are eligible for the final two matches of the series because their year-long ban for ball-tampering against South Africa ends on 28 March.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/08/19 at 9:42 am

Ireland were skittled out for 114 in a 109-run defeat which leaves them 2-1 down in the ODI series against Afghanistan in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 5:17 am

A countdown clock for the end of an over and a standard ball in Test cricket are among changes that have been suggested by a group of leading figures in the sport. The MCC World Cricket committee has proposed playing the World Test Championship, which begins with this year's Ashes, with a standardised ball. The committee is an independent panel that can propose changes to the laws. Three different brands of red ball are currently used in Tests. A Dukes ball is used for Tests in England and West Indies, while the SG ball is used in India. All other countries play the longer format with a Kookaburra ball. The committee - which includes ex-Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne and former England captain Mike Gatting - said the "balance between bat and ball is crucial".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 10:34 am

England's women showed some fine form with the bat as they beat a Sri Lanka Emerging Team by 153 runs in a warm-up game at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Amy Jones (56), Lauren Winfield (80) and captain Heather Knight (67) all hit half-centuries for the visitors before they each retired out. Havng made 319-7 from their 50 overs, England bowled the hosts out for 166, with off-spinner Knight taking 4-13. A three-game one-day international series starts on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 11:36 am

The Pakistan Cricket Board has written to the International Cricket Council calling for action to be taken after India's players wore military-style camouflage caps in Friday's third one-day international against Australia in Ranchi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/19 at 1:05 pm

Australia beat India by 35 runs in the fifth one-day international in Delhi to complete their comeback from 2-0 down and win the five-match series 3-2. Opener Usman Khawaja hit his second hundred in three matches to guide Australia to 272-9 from their 50 overs. Rohit Sharma made 56 in reply but the Indian batsmen struggled, with leg-spinner Adam Zampa taking 3-46 and fast bowler Pat Cummins 2-38. The hosts were bowled out for 237 as Australia claimed victory. It is Australia's first one-day series win since they beat Pakistan in 2016-17, and the first time India have lost a home series since 2015.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/19 at 11:54 am

Ireland and Afghanistan continue their rivalry as they battle in the two countries' second-ever Test which starts in Dehradun in India on Friday. The Irish team's home Test bow against Pakistan last May saw them producing a battling display in a five-wicket loss. Afghanistan weren't as competitive a month later as they succumbed inside two days against India in Bengaluru. The sides go into the match after a T20 series won 3-0 by the Afghans which was followed by a drawn one-day series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 3:20 am

Players' shirts will feature their name and squad number for the first time in 142 years of Test cricket when England host Australia in this summer's Ashes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 5:49 am

England's women claimed the one-day series in Sri Lanka by winning the second match of the three-game contest to take an unassailable 2-0 lead. Sri Lanka were restricted to 187-9 in their 50 overs, with left-armer Alex Hartley taking 3-36. Openers Amy Jones (54) and Tammy Beaumont (43) got England's chase off to a strong start. Lauren Winfield scored 44 before Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt saw England over the line in 33.3 overs. The final match of the ODI series takes place on Thursday before three Twenty20 internationals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/20/19 at 7:06 am

Afghanistan earned their first Test win after Rahmat Shah's 76 and Ihsanullah Janat's 65 helped them earn a seven-wicket victory over Ireland. Starting day four on 29-1 chasing 147 for victory, the duo's 139-run partnership ended any hopes of an unlikely Ireland fightback in Dehradun. After hitting 98 in Afghanistan's first innings, Shah was out for 76 just three short of the victory target. Mohammad Nabi quickly departed but the Afghans were not to be denied.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/09/19 at 7:48 am

Australia batsman David Warner scored his third half-century in six matches to extend his lead as the Indian Premier League's top run-scorer. The 32-year-old has scored 349 runs at an average of 87.25. Australia are this week expected to name their preliminary squad for the 2019 World Cup, which begins on 30 May. Warner previously said he was "resigned" to not playing for Australia again after being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/19 at 5:27 am

David Warner impressed with the bat and Steve Smith took a fine catch on their first outings in Australia colours since a ball-tampering scandal. Former captain Smith, 29, and vice-captain Warner, 32, were given 12-month bans and fined for their roles in the ball tampering incident in March 2018. They returned in a World Cup warm-up against a New Zealand XI on Monday. Warner scored 39 off 43 balls while Smith took a one-handed diving catch as the Australia XI won by one wicket. The match was an unofficial game and did not count as a one-day international.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/19 at 4:22 pm

One-day international, The Village, Malahide

West Indies 247-9 (50 overs): Hope 87, Holder 62; Mustafizur 4-43
Bangladesh 248-5 (47.2 overs): Mushfiqur 63, Soumya 54; Nurse 3-53

Bangladesh won by five wickets

Bangladesh beat West Indies by five wickets to set up a Tri-Series final against the same opponent on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 9:53 am

Today sees the commencement of the ICC Cricket World Cup

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The first match is England v South Africa, played at the Oval, London.



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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/30/19 at 1:15 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, The Oval, London

England 311-8 (50 overs): Stokes 89, Morgan 57, Roy 54, Root 51, Ngidi 3-66
South Africa 207 (39.5 overs): De Kock 68, Van der Dussen 50, Archer 3-27

England won by 104 runs

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer lit up The Oval to ensure England defeated South Africa and got their World Cup campaign off to a winning start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 4:24 am

Today match for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup will be West Indies v Pakistan, to be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 6:52 am


Today match for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup will be West Indies v Pakistan, to be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
Pakistan collapse in spectacular fashion - 105 all out. West Indies need 106 run to win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/19 at 1:35 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Pakistan 105 all out (21.4 overs): Fakhar 22, Babar 22, Thomas 4-27, Holder 3-42
West Indies 108-3 (13.4 overs): Gayle 50, Pooran 34*, Amir 3-26

West Indies won by seven wickets

West Indies produced a blistering bowling display to crush Pakistan by seven wickets and begin their World Cup campaign with an emphatic victory at Trent Bridge.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/19 at 5:13 am

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup: Results

June 1st:
The Bristol County Ground, Bristol
Afghanistan v Australia
Afghanistan: 207 all out
Australia; 209 for 3
Australia win by 7 wickets

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
New Zealand v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 136 all out
New Zealand 147 for 0
New Zealand win by 10 wickets

June 2nd:
The Oval, London
South Africa v Bangladesh
Bangladesh 220 for 6
South Africa 309 for 8
Bangladesh win by 21 runs

June 3rd
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
England v Pakistan
Pakistan 348 for 8
England 334 for 9
Pakistan win by 14 runs


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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/19 at 2:04 pm

June 4th
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS Method) (D/L)

June 5th
India beat South Africa by 6 wickets
New Zealand by Bangladesh by 2 wickets

June 6th
Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs

June 7th
Pakistan v Sri Lanka: Match abandoned without a ball bowled

June 8th
England beat Bangladesh by 106 runs
New Zealand beat Afghanistan by 7 wickets

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/19 at 2:16 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, The Oval

India 352-5 (50 overs): Dhawan 117, Kohli 82, Rohit 57
Australia 316 (50 overs): Smith 69, Warner 56, Carey 55*, Kumar 3-50; Bumrah 3-61

India won by 36 runs

India claimed an impressive 36-run win over Australia at The Oval in the first heavyweight clash of the World Cup. Shikhar Dhawan's fine 117, coupled with 82 from captain Virat Kohli and an entertaining 48 by Hardik Pandya, helped India post 352-5 in front of a boisterous crowd. Australia, facing what would be a World Cup record chase, struggled to accelerate despite Steve Smith's 69 as David Warner spent 84 balls making 56. With wickets falling and the run-rate rising, Alex Carey hit a 25-ball half-century but it was not enough to stop Australia sliding to their first defeat of the tournament. Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Adam Zampa with the last ball of the match to finish with 3-50 and Jasprit Bumrah took 3-61.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 3:11 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
South Africa v West Indies
Venue: Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 8:31 am

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has retired from international cricket. Yuvraj, 37, was player of the tournament when India won the 2011 World Cup and played a key role in the World Twenty20 triumph in 2007. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011 but returned after treatment. He played 40 Tests, 304 one-day internationals and 58 T20s in a 13-year international career. Yuvraj will continue to play in domestic T20 leagues.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/19 at 12:21 pm


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
South Africa v West Indies
Venue: Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
Result:
South Africa 29 for 2
West Indies Did not bat

No result

South Africa's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals were dented when their match against West Indies was rained off.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 6:19 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 6:20 am


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol
I hope the weather is better than yesterday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 7:25 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Start delayed due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/19 at 8:03 am


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Start delayed due to rain
Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 1:37 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Australia v Pakistan
Venue: Venue: County Ground, Taunton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 2:45 am


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Venue: The Bristol County Ground, Bristol

Start delayed due to rain

Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/19 at 12:07 pm

Today's Result:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
Venue: Venue: County Ground, Taunton
Australia v Pakistan

Australia 307 all out
Pakistan 266 all out

Australia win by 41 runs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 12:33 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
India v New Zealand
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 3:24 am

India opener Shikhar Dhawan is likely to miss the next three games of the World Cup with a thumb injury. The left-hander was struck by a delivery from Australia pace bowler Pat Cummins during his 117 off 109 balls in the 36-run win at The Oval on Sunday. He did not field during the Australia innings and will be given "10-12 days to recover". Dhawan will miss matches against New Zealand and Pakistan and is a doubt for the Afghanistan game on 22 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 4:44 am


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
India v New Zealand
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Start delayed due to rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 6:01 am


Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
India v New Zealand
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Delayed, no play before lunch, rain

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 9:46 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
India v New Zealand
Venue: Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/19 at 11:16 am

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are yet to feel the pressure of being favourites to win a home World Cup. England have won two and lost one in their opening three games and Friday's meeting with West Indies is the first of four matches in 12 days. "The guys are still really fresh," Morgan told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 4:23 am

Today's fixture:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup
England v West Indies
Venue: Hampshire Bowl, Southampton

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 9:57 am

Bowler James Anderson has asked England fans not to boo Australia opener David Warner as it "will spur him on to perform even better". Warner has been jeered during the World Cup after recently returning from a year-long ban for ball tampering. But he scored his first international century since his his comeback to help Australia beat Pakistan on Wednesday. "From our point of view we'd rather he just be left alone," England's Anderson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/19 at 12:29 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Hampshire Bowl

West Indies 212 (44.4 overs): Pooran 63, Wood 3-18, Archer 3-30
England 213-2 (33.1 overs): Root 100*, Bairstow 45, Gabriel 2-49

England won by eight wickets

England hammered West Indies in Southampton to take a significant step towards the World Cup semi-finals, but sustained injuries to Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy along the way.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 3:01 am

The World Cup game against West Indies was a dangerous one for England. Up until the meeting in Southampton, the Windies had suggested they could be possible semi-finalists. Even though there were questions about their fitness and mobility in the field, they were a threat to England through the penetration of their bowling and destruction of their batsmen. That England dealt with them so comfortably - an eight-wicket win with almost 17 overs to spare - after losing both captain Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy to injuries, was really impressive. Morgan's men looked like a team determined to push on to the semi-finals, while West Indies were listless and devoid of energy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 3:37 am

Today's fixtures:
ICC Men's Cricket World Cup

Sri Lanka v Australia
Venue: The Oval, London

South Africa v Afghanistan
Venue: Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 12:22 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, The Oval, London

Australia 334-7 (50 overs): Finch 153, Smith 73, Dhananjaya 2-40
Sri Lanka 247 all out (45.5 overs): Karunaratne 97, K Perera 52, Starc 4-55

Australia won by 87 runs

Australia moved to the top of the World Cup group table as heroics from Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc secured a 87-run win over Sri Lanka.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/15/19 at 2:33 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup

Afghanistan 125 (34.1 overs): Rashid 35, Tahir 4-29
South Africa 131-1 (28.4 overs): De Kock 68, Gulbadin 1-29

South Africa won by nine wickets (DLS method)

South Africa revived their World Cup hopes with a nine-wicket victory over Afghanistan in Cardiff.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/02/19 at 12:49 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Birmingham

India 314-9 (50 overs): Rohit 104, Mustafizur 5-59
Bangladesh 286 (48 overs): Shakib 66, Bumrah 4-55

India won by 28 runs

India finally confirmed their place in the World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable if not flawless win which eliminated spirited Bangladesh. After Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul hit the highest opening partnership of the tournament, a fine 180, India ran out of steam to post a disappointing 314. Bangladesh needed to win their final two games to have any chance of progressing to a first semi-final. But despite another half century from Shakib al Hasan they fell short. An England win against New Zealand in Durham on Wednesday is likely to see both sides join India and holders Australia in next week's semi-finals.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 2:34 am

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup: England v New Zealand

England must "stay in the moment" to beat New Zealand and seal a place in the World Cup semi-finals, according to captain Eoin Morgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/19 at 12:51 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Chester-le-Street

England 305-8 (50 overs): Bairstow 106, Roy 60, Neesham 2-41
New Zealand 186 (44.5 overs): Latham 57, Taylor 28, Wood 3-34

England won by 119 runs

England surged into their first World Cup semi-final since 1992 with a comprehensive 119-run defeat of New Zealand at Chester-le-Street.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 12:21 am

In today's Match, the "bravest" team will win the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand, says India's Virat Kohli. The group match between the two sides was rained off, although New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets in a pre-tournament warm-up. However, New Zealand have lost their last three World Cup matches while India topped the group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 9:38 am


In today's Match, the "bravest" team will win the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand, says India's Virat Kohli. The group match between the two sides was rained off, although New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets in a pre-tournament warm-up. However, New Zealand have lost their last three World Cup matches while India topped the group.
Curently: Rain Delay - New Zealand are 211 for 5 with 3.5 overs left

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/19 at 12:55 pm


Curently: Rain Delay - New Zealand are 211 for 5 with 3.5 overs left
India and New Zealand will resume their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday after a rain-affected day at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 12:36 am


In today's Match, the "bravest" team will win the first World Cup semi-final between India and New Zealand, says India's Virat Kohli. The group match between the two sides was rained off, although New Zealand thrashed India by eight wickets in a pre-tournament warm-up. However, New Zealand have lost their last three World Cup matches while India topped the group.
A no-fly zone has been put in place over Old Trafford cricket ground to stop political banners being displayed during the ICC World Cup semi-final. Organisers requested a ban to avoid a repeat of messages which appeared during India's game against Sri Lanka at Headingley in Leeds on Saturday. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) asked authorities to enforce it during the game between India and New Zealand. The ICC said it did not condone "political messages" at the tournament.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/10/19 at 12:33 pm

ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Old Trafford

New Zealand 239-8 (50 overs): Taylor 74, Williamson 67, B Kumar 3-43
India 221 all out (49.3 overs): Jadeja 77, Henry 3-37, Santner 2-34

New Zealand won by 18 runs

New Zealand reached the World Cup final as they produced the bowling performance of the tournament to edge out a crestfallen India by 18 runs in a sensational match at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/19 at 8:11 am

While I was offline...

England won the Cricket World cup!

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 12:59 am

The Men's Ashes: First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day five of five)

Australia 284 (Smith 144, Broad 5-86) & 487-7 dec (Smith 142, Wade 110)
England 374 (Burns 133) & 146 (Woakes 37, Lyon 6-49)

Australia won by 251 runs; go 1-0 up in five-match series

England surrendered on the final day of the first Ashes Test, giving Australia a crushing 251-run win and a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/06/19 at 5:05 am

England bowler James Anderson will miss next week's second Ashes Test at Lord's due to the calf injury that curtailed his involvement in the series opener. The 37-year-old was passed fit for the Edgbaston Test despite hurting the same calf playing for Lancashire last month. But Anderson managed just four overs on the opening morning before aggravating his right calf and did not bowl again as Australia won by 251 runs. England's record Test wicket-taker will be "reassessed on an ongoing basis".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 5:03 am

Pakistan are not renewing the contract of head coach Mickey Arthur, who is a potential replacement for England's outgoing Trevor Bayliss. South African Arthur, 51, has been in charge since May 2016 and led Pakistan to the 2017 Champions Trophy title. However, they failed to reach the semi-finals of this summer's World Cup. Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, batting coach Grant Flower and trainer Grant Luden will also leave their roles, the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/07/19 at 4:33 pm

Former bowler Rumesh Ratnayake has been named Sri Lanka interim coach for their home Test series against New Zealand. His appointment puts the future of head coach Chandika Hathurusingha in doubt. Hathurusingha has been criticised for poor recent results, including a group-stage exit at this year's World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/19 at 11:28 am

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 36.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/19 at 1:23 pm

One-off match, New Road, Worcester, (final day of three)

Australia 266-5 dec & 124-2 (Harris 67, M Marsh 39*)
Worcestershire 201-9 dec (Hazlewood 3-34, Starc 2-56)

Match drawn

Australia's Ashes preparations were hit by rain as their three-day match against Worcestershire was abandoned as a draw on Friday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/19 at 4:37 pm

Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, second Specsavers Test

Venue: Lord's Dates: 14-18 August Start time: 11:00 BST

Captain Joe Root has promised his England side will "put in a really good show" as they attempt to level the Ashes series in the second Test at Lord's, starting on Wednesday. England find themselves behind in a home series against Australia for the first time in 14 years after a thumping 251-run defeat at Edgbaston last week. "Generally, we're a side that when we have our backs to the wall we come out scrapping hard," Root told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 3:18 am


Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, second Specsavers Test

Venue: Lord's Dates: 14-18 August Start time: 11:00 BST

Captain Joe Root has promised his England side will "put in a really good show" as they attempt to level the Ashes series in the second Test at Lord's, starting on Wednesday. England find themselves behind in a home series against Australia for the first time in 14 years after a thumping 251-run defeat at Edgbaston last week. "Generally, we're a side that when we have our backs to the wall we come out scrapping hard," Root told BBC Sport.
Judging by the weather in London, it looks to be a rain delayed start.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 5:52 am


Judging by the weather in London, it looks to be a rain delayed start.
A grim looking Lord's

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/19 at 10:44 am


A grim looking Lord's

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The first day of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at Lord's. A break in the weather did allow a 15:30 BST start to be scheduled, only for further rain to intervene. There has yet to be a toss and the teams have not been officially named.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 12:37 am

Men's Ashes: Second Specsavers Test, Lord's (day five of five)

England 258 & 258-5 dec (Stokes 115*, Cummins 3-35)
Australia 250 (Smith 92) & 154-6 (Labuschagne 59, Archer 3-32, Leach 3-37)

Match drawn

England had to settle for a draw in the second Ashes Test, but not before Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell on a gripping final day at Lord's.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/19 at 12:37 am


Men's Ashes: Second Specsavers Test, Lord's (day five of five)

England 258 & 258-5 dec (Stokes 115*, Cummins 3-35)
Australia 250 (Smith 92) & 154-6 (Labuschagne 59, Archer 3-32, Leach 3-37)

Match drawn

England had to settle for a draw in the second Ashes Test, but not before Australia were given a huge fright by a Ben Stokes century and another electric Jofra Archer spell on a gripping final day at Lord's.
Coach Justin Langer admitted Steve Smith's injury at Lord's reminded him of the tragic death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. Smith was struck on the neck by England fast bowler Jofra Archer and retired hurt, before returning to make 92. Hughes died aged 25 in November 2014, two days after being hit by a ball when batting in a domestic match. "There's obviously some rough memories of a blow like that, there's no fun in it," Langer said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 6:48 am

England will host West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Ireland in men's international matches next year. West Indies and Pakistan both visit for three Tests as part of the World Test Championship, while Pakistan will also play three Twenty20 internationals. After this summer's Ashes series, Australia return in 2020 to play three one-day internationals and three T20s. World Cup winners England will then host Ireland in three ODIs in September. The first international match of the summer sees England host West Indies in the first Test at The Oval, starting on 4 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/19 at 7:59 am

England have called up Surrey batsman Ollie Pope to be on standby for the third Ashes Test at Headingley if Jason Roy suffers a delayed concussion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 1:03 am

Starting today:

Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Specsavers Test

Venue: Headingley's Dates: 22-26 August, Start time: 11:00 BST

England have to "try to capitalise on the opportunity" of Steve Smith's absence from the third Ashes Test, says captain Joe Root. The Australia batsman is the leading run-scorer in the series with 378 and has helped his side to a 1-0 lead. But he is out of the Headingley Test, starting Thursday, because of a concussion sustained after he was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during the second Test. "It is a huge hole," said Root.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49421396

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 5:37 am

Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Specsavers Test

Venue: Headingley's Dates: 22-26 August, Start time: 11:00 BST

The teams
England: Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Joe Root (capt), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (capt & wk), Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

Umpire: Joel Wilson, Chris Gaffaney; TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 5:38 am


Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Specsavers Test

Venue: Headingley's Dates: 22-26 August, Start time: 11:00 BST

The teams
England: Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Joe Root (capt), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (capt & wk), Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.

Umpire: Joel Wilson, Chris Gaffaney; TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena.
Start delayed due to rain!

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Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Specsavers Test

Venue: Headingley's

Play started about 30 minutes ago, And when the rain returned, Australia are 12 for the lost of 1 wicket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 7:22 am

Men's Ashes 2019: England v Australia, third Specsavers Test

Venue: Headingley's

Lunch: Taken as of the rain, Australia are 12 for the loss of 1 wicket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/19 at 2:12 pm

England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day one of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England: Yet to bat

Jofra Archer took six wickets to help England bowl out Australia for 179 on a truncated first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 5:49 am

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England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England: 17 for 2


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England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England: 17 for 2
England slip to 34-4

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 7:58 am

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England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England: 56 for 8

Lunch

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 8:47 am

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England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England:  67 all out

A deficit of 112

It is England's 12th lowest Test total.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 10:07 am


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England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179: Labuschagne 74, Warner 61, Archer 6-45
England:  67 all out

A deficit of 112

It is England's 12th lowest Test total.


England were bowled out for 67 on the second day of the third Test by Australia, who are on the verge of retaining the Ashes. A combination of relentless Australia bowling and awful home batting sent England to their lowest total against Australia since 1948. Pace bowler Josh Hazlewood took 5-30, while Joe Denly, with 12, was the only England batsman to reach double figures at Headingley. It left England 112 runs behind Australia's first-innings total of 179 and needing the sort of comeback they famously pulled off on the same ground in 1981 to have a hope of regaining the urn. Australia, the holders, need only a drawn series to retain the Ashes and would go 2-0 up with two matches to play if they go on to seal victory in Leeds.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/19 at 3:44 pm

England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 171-6 (Laubuschagne 53*)
England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30)

Australia lead by 283 runs

England's hopes of regaining the Ashes look all but over after they were bowled out for 67 by Australia on the second day of the third Test at Headingley.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 6:03 am


England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day two of five)

Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 171-6 (Laubuschagne 53*)
England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30)

Australia lead by 283 runs

England's hopes of regaining the Ashes look all but over after they were bowled out for 67 by Australia on the second day of the third Test at Headingley.


Is it worth continuing play for England?

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 7:06 am

England v Australia, third Specsavers Test (day three of five)

Australia 179 & 246
England 67 & 11 for 0 wickets (4.0 overs)

Lunch - England need 348 runs to win

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/19 at 1:28 pm

Men's Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day three of five)

Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 246 (Labuschagne 80)
England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) & 156-3 (Root 75*, Denly 50)

England need further 203 to win

England's batsmen showed some much-needed fight on day three of the third Test, but Australia still look set to retain the Ashes at Headingley. Set 359 - an England record - to win, the home side battled to 156-3 than

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 3:39 am


Men's Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day three of five)

Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 246 (Labuschagne 80)
England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) & 156-3 (Root 75*, Denly 50)

England need further 203 to win

England's batsmen showed some much-needed fight on day three of the third Test, but Australia still look set to retain the Ashes at Headingley. Set 359 - an England record - to win, the home side battled to 156-3 than
England are "in with a real shout" of completing their highest fourth-innings chase and beating Australia to level the Ashes, says batsman Joe Denly.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/25/19 at 10:45 am

Men's Ashes: Third Specsavers Test, Headingley (day four of five)

Australia 179 (Labuschagne 74, Archer 6-45) & 246 (Labuschagne 80)
England 67 (Hazlewood 5-30) & 362-9 (Stokes 135*, Root 77, Hazlewood 4-85)

England won by one wicket

Ben Stokes' astonishing 135 not out repeated his World Cup heroics and gave England one of their greatest victories to keep the Ashes series alive.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 8:21 am

England's leading Test wicket-taker James Anderson will play no further part in the Ashes against Australia after a recurrence of a calf injury. The 37-year-old Lancashire seamer bowled only four overs in the first Test and missed the second and third. He felt pain in the calf on Thursday during a four-day friendly for Lancashire second XI. The Ashes is level at 1-1, with the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on 4 September. The final Test at The Oval begins on 12 September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/19 at 11:52 am

Steve Smith was out for 23 on day two of Australia's tour match against Derbyshire, in his first innings since recovering from a concussion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/19 at 6:19 am

Last Sunday:

Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fourth Specsavers Test (day five of five)

Australia 497-8 dec (Smith 211) & 186-6 dec (Smith 82)
England 301 (Burns 81, Root 71) & 197 (Cummins 4-43)

Australia won by 185 runs & retain Ashes

Australia finally broke England's brave resistance to retain the Ashes with a 185-run victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 8:21 am

Jason Roy and Craig Overton have been dropped from the England team for the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval, with Sam Curran and Chris Woakes coming in. Ben Stokes, unfit to bowl because of a shoulder injury, will play as a specialist batsman. Batsman Roy has been omitted after scoring only 110 runs in eight Ashes innings, with a highest score of 31. Australia have retained the Ashes after victory at Old Trafford gave them an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/11/19 at 4:35 pm

Captain Joe Root says England must build towards winning the Ashes in Australia in 2021-22 after failing to regain the urn this summer. England are 2-1 down and cannot take the Ashes back from the holders even if they win the fifth Test at The Oval, which begins on Thursday. "We have to use the next two-and-a-half years to focus on putting in a winning tour down under," said Root. "That's a real incentive for everyone, to be part of something special there." England were beaten in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, meaning Australia have an unassailable lead and will leave the UK with the urn for the first time since 2001. It also ended England's hopes of adding the Ashes to the World Cup they won earlier this summer.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 12:50 am

Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers Test (day one of five)

England 271-8: Buttler 64*, Root 57, M Marsh 4-35

Australia: Yet to bat

Jos Buttler's late hitting went some way towards rescuing England after a familiarly disappointing batting performance on the opening day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/13/19 at 2:57 pm

Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers Test (day two of five)

England 294 & 9-0: Burns 4*, Denly 1*
Australia 225: Smith 80, Archer 6-62

England lead by 78 runs

Jofra Archer took 6-62 to give England the upper hand in the fifth Ashes Test, despite yet more runs from Australia's Steve Smith on day two at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/19 at 2:21 pm

Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers Test (day three of five)

England 294 & 313-8: Denly 94, Stokes 67, Lyon 3-65
Australia 225: Smith 80, Archer 6-62

England lead by 382 runs


Joe Denly narrowly missed out on a maiden century but still helped England into a match-winning position on the third day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/19 at 5:53 am


Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers Test (day three of five)

England 294 & 313-8: Denly 94, Stokes 67, Lyon 3-65
Australia 225: Smith 80, Archer 6-62

England lead by 382 runs


Joe Denly narrowly missed out on a maiden century but still helped England into a match-winning position on the third day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval.
For the final innings, Australia chasing 399 to deny England series-levelling win

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/19 at 9:36 am

INTERNATIONAL TWENTY20 MATCH

Ireland v Netherlands

Match abandoned without a ball bowled

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Men's Ashes: England v Australia, fifth Specsavers Test (day four of five)

England 294 & 329: Denly 94, Stokes 67, Lyon 4-69
Australia 225 & 263: Wade 117, Leach 4-49, Broad 4-62

England won by 135 runs; series drawn at 2-2

England ended their memorable summer by earning a 2-2 draw in the Ashes with a 135-run defeat of Australia in the fifth Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 11:54 am

Indian police have registered a case against two alleged bookies for approaching a cricketer from the women's national team to fix matches.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-49717590

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/28/19 at 12:20 pm

Afghanistan have appointed former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener as the team's new head coach. Klusener has previously been a batting coach for South Africa and Zimbabwe. He replaces Trinidadian Phil Simmons, who stepped down after Afghanistan failed to win a match at the World Cup in July, where they finished last. Klusener, 48, said: "I am extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/29/19 at 5:16 am

England's Sarah Taylor has retired from international cricket because of her ongoing battle with anxiety. Regarded as one of the world's best wicketkeepers, Taylor, 30, is also second on England women's list of run-scorers with 6,533 international runs. "This has been a tough decision but I know it's the right one, for me and for my health moving forward," said Taylor. "I am extremely proud of my career. I leave with my head held high."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/19 at 3:15 pm

Gary Kirsten is the "right man" to become England's next head coach, according to former South Africa team-mate Lance Klusener. Kirsten, who has had spells in charge of India and South Africa, is reportedly in talks with England director of cricket Ashley Giles. "What is he going to bring? Loads and loads of experience," Klusener told Stumped on the BBC World Service. "He brings winning, so that for me is vitally important."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 5:01 am

England bowling coach Chris Silverwood has emerged as a leading contender to replace Trevor Bayliss as head coach. Reports linked South African Gary Kirsten to the job but Silverwood could pip him to the role. The 44-year-old former fast bowler, who played six Tests for England, became bowling coach in January 2018 after leading Essex to their first County Championship title in 25 years the previous summer. An announcement is expected next week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/05/19 at 4:37 pm

Twenty20 international series, Al Amarat, Oman:

Netherlands 167-7 (20 overs): B Cooper 65, Adair 2-30, Young 2-38
Ireland 169-4 (18.2 overs): Tector 47*, Balbirnie 32, Snater 2-21

Ireland won by six wickets

Ireland beat the Netherlands by six wickets in their first match of the Twenty20 pentangular tournament at Al Amerat in Muscat, Oman on Saturday.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/19 at 9:58 am

First Test, Visakhapatnam (final day of five):

India: 502-7 dec (Agarwal 215, Rohit 176) & 323-4 dec (Rohit 127)
South Africa: 431 (Elgar 160, De Kock 111, Ashwin 7-145) & 191 (Piedt 56, Shami 5-35)

India won by 203 runs

A dominant India won the first Test of their three-match home series against South Africa by 203 runs.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/19 at 12:20 pm

Twenty20 international series, Al Amarat, Oman:

Oman 173-9 (20 overs): A Kaleem 46; Thompson 2-21, Adair 2-28
Ireland 130 (16.2 overs): O'Brien 39; M Nadeem 3-14

Oman won by 43 runs

Ireland lost by 43 runs to hosts Oman in their second match of the Twenty20 pentangular tournament in Muscat.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 4:36 am

Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom has said that he expects Ireland to be invited to tour Pakistan in either 2020 or 2021. Pakistan have played almost all their home games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on a Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 6:31 am

Cricket Australia has introduced maternity leave for the first time in an initiative launched alongside the Australian Cricketers' Association.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/50012211

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 7:09 am

Second Test, Pune (day two):

India 601-5 dec: Kohli 254*, Agarwal 108, Jadeja 91
South Africa 36-3: Yadav 2-16

India lead by 565 runs

Captain Virat Kohli scored an Indian record seventh Test double hundred as his side dominated day two of the second Test against South Africa.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 8:21 am

Former England head coach Andy Flower is to leave the England and Wales Cricket Board after 12 years. Flower, a former captain of Zimbabwe, was in the head coach role for five years between 2009 and 2014. England won three Ashes series and the 2010 World Twenty20 during his tenure, and reached number one in the Test rankings in 2011. The 51-year-old also spent two years as assistant to Peter Moores, and the last five as coach of the England Lions. "The Ashes victory in 2010-11 stands out. It's difficult to win in Australia, and to do it so comprehensively was a really proud moment in my coaching career," said Flower.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/13/19 at 4:14 pm

Second Test, Pune (day four):

India 601-5d: Kohli 254*, Rabada 3-93
South Africa 275 & 189: Umesh 3-22, Jadeja 3-52

India win by an innings and 137 runs

India thrashed South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test in Pune to secure a record 11th straight home Test series win.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/19 at 5:41 am

West Indies have appointed their former batsman Phil Simmons as coach for a second spell. The 56-year-old guided the Windies to the World Twenty20 title in 2016 but was sacked five months later. Simmons helped Afghanistan reach the 2019 World Cup and won the Caribbean Premier League with Barbados Tridents. He succeeds Floyd Reifer, who had been in interim charge since Richard Pybus - also an interim coach, was dismissed in April.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/16/19 at 4:49 pm

Captain Mohammad Naveed is one of three United Arab Emirates players to have been provisionally suspended after being charged under the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code. Naveed faces multiple charges, including an agreement to "fix or contrive" matches in the upcoming World Twenty20 qualifiers. Fellow seamer Qadeer Ahmed has been charged with six breaches of the code while batsman Shaiman Anwar faces two. They have until 30 October to respond.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 6:48 am

Pakistan have sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as their Test and Twenty20 captain because of a "visible loss of form and confidence". Sarafarz is replaced as Test captain by batsman Azhar Ali while batsman Babar Azam will take over in T20s. A decision on the one-day captaincy will be "finalised in due course".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 2:20 pm

ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, Abu Dhabi:

Canada 156-5 (20 overs): Dhaliwal 69, Kumar 53; Rankin 2-32
Ireland 146-7 (20 overs): Thompson 28, Stirling 23; Zafar 2-31, Eranga 2-32

Canada won by 10 runs

Ireland's bid to qualify for the T20 World Cup finals suffered a setback as they lost to Canada by 10 runs in the Qualifier in Abu Dhabi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 3:49 pm

India legend MS Dhoni's international career appears to be over after the team's chief selector said they are "moving on" from the wicketkeeper. Dhoni, 38, who has already retired from Tests, has been left out of the India squad for a Twenty20 series against Bangladesh. He has not played since India's World Cup semi-final defeat in July. Selector MSK Prasad said India are focusing on Dhoni's fellow wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant "only".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/25/19 at 4:17 am

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been ruled out of the upcoming Twenty20 series with England with a hip injury.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 4:53 am

Ireland qualified for next year's Twenty20 World Cup in Australia after Jersey earned a shock 14-run win over Oman in Group B of the Qualifier.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 8:24 am

Bangladesh Test captain Shakib al Hasan has been given a two-year ban for "failing to report corrupt approaches". The 32-year-old accepted three charges relating to requests for "inside information for betting purposes". The approaches came during an international tri-series also involving Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in January 2018 and that year's Indian Premier League. Shakib is the top all-rounder in the one-day international rankings and has played 338 matches for Bangladesh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 8:44 am

Twenty20 warm-up, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln

New Zealand XI 172-4 (20 overs): Devcich 62, Kitchen 50; Rashid 2-25
England 178-4 (18.1 overs): Bairstow 78; Ferguson 3-32

England won by six wickets

Jonny Bairstow scored an unbeaten 78 from 45 balls as England cruised to a six-wicket win over a New Zealand XI in their first Twenty20 warm-up match.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 7:10 am

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will take a "short" break from cricket to deal with mental health issues. Maxwell, 31, has played 171 times for Australia across all formats since his international debut in 2012. He played in the first two matches of the ongoing three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka but has been replaced by batsman D'Arcy Short. Ben Oliver, the head of Australia's national teams, said: "The well-being of our players and staff is paramount." Oliver added: "Glenn has our full support. He's a special player and an important part of the Australian cricket family.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 11:14 am

First Twenty20, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

New Zealand 153-5: Taylor 44, Jordan 2-28
England 154-3: Vince 59, Santner 3-23

England won by seven wickets; lead series 1-0

James Vince ensured England began their winter tour of New Zealand on a high with a seven-wicket victory in the first Twenty20 in Christchurch.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/10/19 at 5:37 am

Fifth Twenty20, Eden Park, Auckland

New Zealand 146-5: Guptill 50 (20), Munro 46 (21)
England 146-7: Bairstow 47 (18), Santner 2-20

England 17, New Zealand 8 in super over
England won by nine runs in super over; England won series 3-2

England beat New Zealand in another super over to win a thrilling final Twenty20 and take the series 3-2.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 8:05 am

Third Twenty20 International, Nagpur

India 174-5: Iyer 62 (33), Rahul 52 (35); Sarkar 2-29
Bangladesh 144 all out: Naim 81; Chahar 6-7, Dube 3-30

India won by 30 runs; India won series 2-1

Deepak Chahar recorded the best-ever bowling figures in a Twenty20 international with 6-7 as India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs in Nagpur.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/19 at 8:54 am

Tour match, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Day One)

England 285-3: Sibley 100, Crawley 103
New Zealand XI: Yet to bat

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley boosted their England Test hopes as they made centuries on the first day of a tour match against a New Zealand XI.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/19 at 3:37 am

Tour match, Cobham Oval, Whangarei (day two of two):

England 376-5: Sibley 100, Crawley 103
New Zealand XI 285-5: Allen 104, Bhula 61, Patel 56*

Match drawn

England's bowlers failed to impress as the two-day tour match against a New Zealand XI ended in a draw.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/13/19 at 1:56 pm

England have called up leg-spinner Sarah Glenn for the first time for their limited-overs series against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Glenn took 11 wickets at 18.72 this summer for Kia Super League semi-finalists Loughborough Lightning. Sussex seamer Freya Davies has also been recalled for the three one-day internationals and three Twenty20s. Interim coach Ali Maiden will oversee the tour before Lisa Keightley takes over as head coach in January.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/27/19 at 11:51 am

England head coach Chris Silverwood will return home after day two (Saturday) of the second Test at Seddon Park following a family bereavement. Assistants Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood, along with Test captain Joe Root, will take charge for the remainder of the tour of New Zealand. The second Test begins in Hamilton on Thursday. The rest of the squad will return to England following the conclusion of the second Test on Wednesday, 4 December. England trail the two-match series after they lost the first Test by an innings and 65 runs in Mount Maunganui last week.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/03/19 at 3:54 am

Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day five of five):

New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) & 241-2 (Williamson 104*, Taylor 105*)
England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101; Wagner 5-124)

Match drawn; New Zealand won series 1-0

New Zealand sealed a 1-0 series win over England as Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor centuries helped secure a draw in the second Test in Hamilton.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 2:20 am

Shane Warne has raised one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Australia cap was sold at auction. The legendary leg-spinner, 50, wore the cap throughout his 145-Test career, in which he took 708 wickets. The bushfire crisis has been ongoing in Australia since September and 27 people have died. Australia's Commonwealth Bank was responsible for the winning bid which came in the auction's final minute.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/10/20 at 3:45 am

Second one-day international, Kensington Oval, Barbados

Ireland 237-9 (50 overs): Stirling 63, Singh 34; Joseph 4-32
West Indies 242-9 (49.5 overs): Pooran 52, Walsh 46*; Singh 3-48

West Indies won by one wicket

West Indies clinched a first home ODI series win since 2014 thanks to a one-wicket victory over Ireland.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 6:55 am

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle says he wants to carry on playing until he is 45 and he is available for selection for this year's Twenty20 World Cup. The 40-year-old announced his retirement from one-day internationals in February but reversed his decision after the World Cup. Gayle has not played an ODI since his 301st game for West Indies against India in August 2019. "I am sure I am getting younger as the days go on," Gayle said. Gayle took a break from cricket at the end of 2019 and was not involved in West Indies' recent ODI series win over Ireland. He is currently in Bangladesh to play in their domestic Twenty20 league. "Forty-five is a good number. Let's target 45. I think that's a good number," he said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 8:01 am

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will captain opposing teams in a charity match to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/12/20 at 10:38 am

England captain Joe Root missed practice for the third Test against South Africa with a stomach upset. Root, 29, stayed at the team hotel while players trained on Sunday but he is expected to be fit for the match, which starts on Thursday. England's tour has been badly affected with 11 players suffering with illness, while Rory Burns and James Anderson have been ruled out with injuries. The four-match series is 1-1 after England's 189-run victory in Cape Town.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/20 at 9:50 am

First one-day international, Mumbai:

India 255 (49.1 overs): Dhawan 74; Starc 3-56
Australia 258-0 (37.4 overs): Warner 128*, Finch 110*

Australia won by 10 wickets, lead three-match series 1-0

David Warner and Aaron Finch both struck unbeaten centuries as Australia hammered India by 10 wickets in the first one-day international in Mumbai.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 3:13 pm

James Anderson hopes to return to the England team "stronger" and has not ruled out being fit for the tour of Sri Lanka in March. The 37-year-old pace bowler broke a rib in the second Test against South Africa last week and will miss the rest of the four-match series. It was only his second Test back after five months out with a calf injury. "A broken rib will hopefully be healed in three or four weeks," he said on the Tailenders podcast.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/15/20 at 3:59 pm

England fast bowler Jofra Archer is set to miss the third Test against South Africa, with Mark Wood likely to play. The tourists were deciding between Archer, Wood and Chris Woakes to replace the injured James Anderson for the match in Port Elizabeth, which begins on Thursday. But Archer has not completely recovered from his right elbow injury and Wood is in line for his first competitive game since the World Cup final in July.  The four-Test series is level at 1-1.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/20 at 1:18 am

Third Test, Port Elizabeth, (day five of five):

England 499-9 dec (Pope 135*, Stokes 120; Maharaj 5-180)
South Africa 209 (Bess 5-51) & 237 (Maharaj 71, Root 4-87)

England won by innings and 53 runs; lead 2-1 in series

England sealed their biggest away win in more than nine years in the third Test against South Africa to move 2-1 up with one match left in the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/22/20 at 5:22 am

South Africa have named Quinton de Kock as their new one-day captain beginning with the series against World Cup winners England in February.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/20 at 4:42 am

Fourth Test, Johannesburg, (day four of five):

England 400 (Crawley 66; Nortje 5-110) & 248 (Root 58, Hendricks 5-64)
South Africa 183 (De Kock 76, Wood 5-46) & 274 (Van der Dussen 98, Wood 4-54)

England won by 191 runs

England surged to a 191-run win in the fourth Test against South Africa to complete a 3-1 series victory - only their second overseas success in four years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/20 at 10:36 am

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against South Africa next month because of an elbow injury. The 24-year-old has returned to England after the 3-1 Test series win against the Proteas in which he played the first match but missed the next three. Archer will now focus on recovering from soreness in his right elbow. He will be replaced by Saqib Mahmood, who will remain in South Africa after the three-match one-day series. The ODIs take place on 4, 7 and 9 February before three T20s on 12, 14 and 16 February.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/04/20 at 4:05 pm

First one-day international, Cape Town

England 258-8 (50 overs): Denly 87, Woakes 40; Shamsi 3-38
South Africa 259-3 (47.4 overs): De Kock 107, Bavuma 98

South Africa won by seven wickets

World champions England were "way off the mark" in their heavy seven-wicket one-day international defeat by South Africa, said captain Eoin Morgan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/20 at 9:23 am

Front foot no-ball technology will be used at a major tournament for the first time in the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia later this month.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 10:07 am

The United States have equalled the record for the lowest total in a one-day international, scoring 35 runs in a World Cup league two defeat by Nepal

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/20 at 2:18 pm

First Twenty20 international, East London

South Africa 177-8 (20 overs): Bavuma 43; Jordan 2-28
England 176-9 (20 overs): Roy 70; Ngidi 3-30

South Africa won by one run

England threw away the opportunity to defeat South Africa in the first Twenty20 international, losing a dramatic contest by one run in East London.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/18/20 at 10:40 am

Women's Twenty20 World Cup warm-up, Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

England 122-9 (20 overs): Jones 23, Beaumont 23, Siriwardene 4-22
Sri Lanka 123-0 (12.3 overs): Atapattu 78*, Madushika 29*

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets

Captain Heather Knight was disappointed after England suffered a shock 10-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka in their final T20 World Cup warm-up game.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 12:01 pm

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group A, Perth (Waca):

Sri Lanka 122-6 (20 overs): Atapattu 50, Carey 2-18
Australia 123-5 (19.3 overs): Haynes 60, Lanning 41*, Prabodhani 2-17

Australia won by five wickets

Australia survived a scare to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets and claim their first win of the Women's T20 World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/24/20 at 3:02 pm

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group A, Perth (Waca):

India 142-6 (20 overs): Verma 39, Rodrigues 34, Ghosh 2-25, Salma Khatun 2-25
Bangladesh 124-8 (20 overs): N Sultana 35, Poonam 3-18, Pandey 2-14

India won by 18 runs

India claimed a comfortable 18-run victory over Bangladesh to move top of Group A in the Women's T20 World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/20 at 1:31 pm

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group B, Canberra:

England 176-2 (20 overs): Knight 108*, Sciver 59*
Thailand 78-7 (20 overs): Chantam 32, Shrubsole 3-21

England won by 98 runs

Captain Heather Knight hit her first Twenty20 international century as England crushed Thailand by 98 runs in the Women's T20 World Cup at Canberra.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 5:20 am

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group B, Canberra:

West Indies 124-7 (20 overs): Taylor 43, Campbelle 43, Diana 2-19
Pakistan 127-2 (18.2 overs): Maroof 38*, Javeria 35

Pakistan won by eight wickets

Pakistan stunned former champions West Indies by eight wickets to claim one of their biggest wins at the Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 7:12 am

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group B, Canberra:

England 176-2 (20 overs): Knight 108*, Sciver 59*
Thailand 78-7 (20 overs): Chantam 32, Shrubsole 3-21

England won by 98 runs

Captain Heather Knight hit her first Twenty20 international century as England crushed Thailand by 98 runs in the Women's T20 World Cup at Canberra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 8:53 am

Australia's David Warner has been reinstated as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, two years after stepping down because of his international ban for ball-tampering. Warner, 33, who led Sunrisers to the 2016 title, missed the 2018 season.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 11:39 am

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group A, Melbourne (Junction Oval):

India 133-8 (20 overs): Verma 46, Bhatia 23, Kerr 2-21, Mair 2-27
New Zealand 130-6 (20 overs): Kerr 34, Martin 25, Pandey 1-21

India won by three runs

India survived a late scare to edge past New Zealand by three runs in a thrilling finish to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Women's T20 World Cup.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/27/20 at 12:01 pm

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Group A, Canberra:

Australia 189-1 (20 overs): Healy 83, Mooney 81*
Bangladesh 103-9 (20 overs): Pinky 36, Schutt 3-21

Australia won by 86 runs

Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy shone as Australia thrashed Bangladesh by 86 runs in their Women's T20 World Cup group match in Canberra.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 6:04 am

England were eliminated from the Women's T20 World Cup without a ball being bowled as heavy rain washed out Thursday's semi-final against India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 8:17 am

England players will not shake hands during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to captain Joe Root.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 10:09 am

Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Stephen Doheny has been called into the Ireland squad to face Afghanistan in three Twenty20 internationals in India.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/20 at 8:22 am


England players will not shake hands during the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to captain Joe Root.
England's Test series against Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. All players and staff will return to the UK as soon as possible following the the decision which has been taken in "unprecedented times".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/20 at 12:51 am

Australia coach Justin Langer says playing cricket behind closed doors could be a solution to restarting the game once the coronavirus pandemic ends. Langer's side beat New Zealand at an empty Sydney Cricket Ground on 13 March before the virus halted the series and cricket worldwide. And he would be prepared to play in an empty stadium again.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52167632

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/20 at 6:31 am

The 2020 Indian Premier League has been suspended "until further notice", the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced. The Twenty20 competition, originally due to start on 29 March, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, India's lockdown was extended until 3 May. "The health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority," the BCCI said.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/18/20 at 11:40 am

South Africa have appointed former captain Graeme Smith as director of cricket on a permanent basis. The 39-year-old was given the job in an acting capacity in December but has now signed an initial two-year deal. Smith oversaw the 3-1 Test series defeat at home to England in December and January. "I am determined to get South African cricket back to where it belongs as one of the world leaders at international level," said Smith. "My appointment brings a degree of permanency to my position which makes planning the road ahead a lot easier. "There is a lot of work that still needs to be done, not just at international level but throughout our pipeline development pathways as well."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 3:36 am

England fast bowler Liam Plunkett says he would be open to playing for the United States in the future. The 35-year-old, whose wife is American, has not played for England since winning the World Cup last summer and was not one of the 55 players asked to return to training last week. "It would be nice be involved in some sort of cricket over there," he said. "My kids might be American, so it would be quite cool to say to them that I played for England and the US."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/02/20 at 10:19 am

England will play three Tests in the space of 21 days when the international summer gets under way in July. England's three-Test series against West Indies will begin on 8 July in Southampton, followed by two Tests at Old Trafford on 16 July and 24 July. The three matches will be played behind closed doors at the bio-secure venues, which both have hotels on site. West Indies arrive on 9 June and will be based at Old Trafford for initial quarantine and training.

First Test v West Indies: 8-12 July, Southampton
Second Test v West Indies: 16-20 July, Old Trafford
Third Test v West Indies: 24-28 July, Old Trafford

The original schedule, which featured Tests at The Oval, Edgbaston and Lord's between 4-29 June, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said a decision on series against Pakistan, Australia and Ireland will be determined at a later date.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/03/20 at 8:20 am

Three West Indies players have chosen not to travel to England for next month's Test series because of coronavirus fears. Batsmen Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo and all-rounder Keemo Paul opted out of a 25-man touring party. The three-Test series, originally due to begin on 4 June, starts on 8 July at bio-secure venues without spectators. West Indies arrive on 9 June and will be based at Emirates Old Trafford for initial quarantine and training.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 5:52 am

USA Cricket hopes the United States' success in hosting the football World Cup in 1994 can help its bid to stage the T20 World Cup. The US has joined forces with West Indies in an attempt to stage an International Cricket Council (ICC) tournament from 2023 onwards. More than 3.5m fans attended matches at USA 94, a World Cup record. "If you played in the USA, every venue would be sold out," said USA Cricket chief executive Iain Higgins. "Other sports have used their major events as catalysts for growth in non-traditional markets." The US gained one-day international status at the beginning of 2019 and beat Scotland in December.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/20 at 7:16 am

The West Indies squad have arrived in Manchester to begin their historic three-Test tour of England. They are the first international sports team to arrive in the UK since the coronavirus lockdown started in March. The three-Test series, originally due to begin on 4 June, starts on 8 July at bio-secure venues without spectators.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/20 at 11:02 am

West Indies captain Jason Holder says his players feel safe after arriving in England and "at some point", some kind of normal must return. West Indies landed in the UK on Tuesday for their three-match Test series which begins on 8 July at bio-secure venues. They are the first international sports team to visit since the coronavirus lockdown but Holder said his team had not felt pressured into playing. "A lot of people were crying out for cricket," Holder told BBC Sport.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/20 at 9:18 am

India have postponed their limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka scheduled later this month over Covid-19 fears. Virat Kohli's men were due to play three one-day matches and an equal number of T20 internationals but the Indian board (BCCI) has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that the tour "will not be feasible". The Indian cricketers, who have not resumed training, will follow advice from the Indian government health regulatory authorities before resuming cricket.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/20 at 12:05 pm

Seven more Pakistan players have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 10. However, players who have tested negative will depart for the tour of England on 28 June.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/25/20 at 11:42 am

Bowler Jofra Archer will join England's training group in Southampton later on Thursday after testing negative for coronavirus. The 25-year-old was delayed in joining the camp after a member of his household felt unwell over the weekend. Archer, and the rest of his household, tested negative earlier this week for the virus and after a second negative test he will now travel to Southampton. England's 30-man group is preparing for the Test series against West Indies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/30/20 at 11:20 am

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time next week after it was confirmed Joe Root will miss the first Test against West Indies to attend the birth of his second child. Root, 29, will leave England's training camp in Southampton on Wednesday, with the birth expected later this week. With the series being held in a bio-secure environment, Root will have to self-isolate for a week after leaving hospital before re-joining the squad. The first Test begins on 8 July.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/20 at 1:58 pm

James Bracey starred with the bat as England began their three-day intra-squad warm-up match in Southampton. The Gloucestershire opener scored 85 as a Jos Buttler-led XI ended on 287-5 against a team captained by Ben Stokes. There was also a half-century for uncapped batsman Dan Lawrence (58) and Joe Denly scored 48, while James Anderson picked up two wickets. The practice game is England's first top-level cricket since the coronavirus outbreak began.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/53249897

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 2:46 am

West Indies must try and win the Tests against England in four days because they cannot last five days, says legendary batsman Brian Lara. The three-Test series starts on Wednesday at Southampton. The tourists have a strong fast bowling line-up but their batsmen average only 23.59 in 19 Tests since their most recent tour of England in 2017. "They have to be able to pounce immediately," said Lara, who will be part of the BBC highlights programme. "England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites."

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/20 at 1:10 am

Cricket's first Test match in four months begins today, when England take on West Indies in Southampton. The last Test anywhere was in early March in New Zealand. England's last Test was in January, and West Indies' was in November. The five-day game beginning today will have no fans, English umpires (instead of overseas umpires being flown in) and players are banned from using saliva on the ball. Both teams have been in "bio-secure" environments for two weeks before the match. "I know there is not going to be anybody in the crowd to hear or get energy from, but we can't use the lack of crowd as an excuse not to get up for this game," said England's Ben Stokes.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/20 at 2:45 am


Cricket's first Test match in four months begins today, when England take on West Indies in Southampton. The last Test anywhere was in early March in New Zealand. England's last Test was in January, and West Indies' was in November. The five-day game beginning today will have no fans, English umpires (instead of overseas umpires being flown in) and players are banned from using saliva on the ball. Both teams have been in "bio-secure" environments for two weeks before the match. "I know there is not going to be anybody in the crowd to hear or get energy from, but we can't use the lack of crowd as an excuse not to get up for this game," said England's Ben Stokes.
Typically, the majority of today's play could be affected by rain.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/20 at 5:04 am


Cricket's first Test match in four months begins today, when England take on West Indies in Southampton. The last Test anywhere was in early March in New Zealand. England's last Test was in January, and West Indies' was in November. The five-day game beginning today will have no fans, English umpires (instead of overseas umpires being flown in) and players are banned from using saliva on the ball. Both teams have been in "bio-secure" environments for two weeks before the match. "I know there is not going to be anybody in the crowd to hear or get energy from, but we can't use the lack of crowd as an excuse not to get up for this game," said England's Ben Stokes.
Start, rain delayed, due to a light drizzle.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/20 at 9:18 am


Cricket's first Test match in four months begins today, when England take on West Indies in Southampton.
What's new?

*No fans inside the grounds during this three-match series.

*Players are not allowed to add saliva to the ball to help it swing and there will be a five-run penalty if teams repeatedly break the rules.

*The matches will be officiated by non-neutral umpires after the ICC relaxed rules during the pandemic.

*Teams are allowed three reviews per innings to cover for the fact there may be a lower-standard of umpires officiating.

*Players' shirts are also now allowed to feature a sponsor on the front.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/20 at 1:09 pm

First Test, Southampton (Day One)

England 31-1
West Indies Yet to bat

England endured a frustrating return to international cricket as the opening day of the first Test against West Indies was disrupted by rain. Only 17.4 overs were possible in Southampton, in which time England battled to 35-1.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/20 at 2:25 am

First Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (Final day of five)

England 204 (Holder 6-42) & 313 (Crawley 76, Gabriel 5-75)
West Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65) & 200-6 (Blackwood 95)

West Indies won by four wickets

England lost a gripping first Test to West Indies, who were helped to a memorable four-wicket victory by Jermaine Blackwood's magnificent 95.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/20 at 10:47 am

Criticism that Jofra Archer doesn't bowl at top speed often enough is "out of order", says former England captain Michael Vaughan. The 25-year-old bowled an exhilarating spell on the final day of the first Test against West Indies in Southampton, but his 3-45 could not prevent England falling to a four-wicket defeat. Vaughan, who believes it is "impossible" to consistently bowl in excess of 90mph, said: "I'd have him in my team all the time." Speaking on the BBC Radio 5 Live Tuffers and Vaughan podcast, Vaughan added: "When I see those spells like I did yesterday, you just know he's got that point of difference."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/53393130

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/14/20 at 2:01 pm

Postponing this year's T20 World Cup in Australia "would make sense", says Scotland head coach Shane Burger. Scotland have qualified for the event which is due to run from 18 October to 15 November. But with Melbourne - one of the host cities - in a six-week lockdown because of a rise in coronavirus cases, a postponement is likely. "To get 16 teams coming into a country with fans, it just seems very unrealistic," said Burger.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/20 at 1:37 pm

England have dropped batsman Joe Denly and rested pace bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood for the second Test against West Indies. All-rounder Sam Curran and uncapped Sussex fast bowler Ollie Robinson have been named in a 13-man squad. Denly, 34, averages 29.53 in 15 matches, and was out for 18 and 29 in the first Test loss in Southampton. Captain Joe Root returns at Emirates Old Trafford and will bat at four, with Zak Crawley moving up to number three. Root missed the first Test following the birth of his second child.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 2:36 am

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been excluded from the second Test against West Indies after breaching the bio-secure protocols. All of England's matches this summer are being played behind closed doors and in a bio-secure environment. Archer was confirmed in England's squad as late as Wednesday afternoon and it has not been confirmed what he has done to breach the protocols. The 25-year-old has not been replaced him in the 13-man squad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 5:05 am

Second Test, Old Trafford, Manchester (First day of five)

England v West Indies

Match delayed - Start delayed due to rain



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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/20 at 1:51 pm

Second Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day one of five)

England 207-3: Sibley 86*, Stokes 59*
West Indies: Yet to bat

Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes batted England into a strong position on an attritional first day of the second Test against West Indies.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 1:00 pm


Second Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day one of five)

England 207-3: Sibley 86*, Stokes 59*
West Indies: Yet to bat

Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes batted England into a strong position on an attritional first day of the second Test against West Indies.
England went on to win by 113 runs

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/20 at 3:58 pm

Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day three of five)

England 369 & 226-2dec: Burns 90, Root 68*, Sibley 56
West Indies 197 & 10-2: Broad 2-8

Stuart Broad's six wickets left England on the verge of a series victory over West Indies on the third day of the deciding Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/20 at 5:43 am

Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day four of five)

England 369 & 226-2dec: Burns 90, Root 68*, Sibley 56
West Indies 197 & 10-2: Broad 2-8

Match delayed - Start delayed due to rain

*Stuart Broad has 499 Test wickets
*England need eight wickets to win series

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/20 at 11:05 am

Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day four of five)

England 369 & 226-2dec: Burns 90, Root 68*, Sibley 56
West Indies 197 & 10-2: Broad 2-8

Close - No play Monday due to rain

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/20 at 6:48 am

Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (Final day of five):

Stuart Broad became only the second England bowler to reach 500 Test wickets on the fifth day of the third Test against West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford. The fast bowler, 34, removed Kraigg Brathwaite to follow team-mate James Anderson in reaching the landmark. Only six other bowlers in history have taken more wickets than Broad, who is playing in his 140th Test match. England need to bowl out West Indies on the final day to win the series.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/20 at 10:19 am

Third Test, Emirates Old Trafford (final day of five):

England 369 & 226-2dec: Burns 90, Root 68*, Sibley 56
West Indies 197 & 129: Hope 31, Woakes 5-50

England win by 269 runs

Stuart Broad's 500th Test wicket sent England on the way to completing a series victory over West Indies on the final day of the third Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/29/20 at 10:09 am

First Test: England v Pakistan

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Date: 5-9 August Start time: 11:00 BST

England have named an unchanged 14-man squad for the first of their three Tests against Pakistan, which begins on Wednesday, 5 August at Old Trafford.

It comprises the side who beat West Indies in the final Test at the same venue on Monday - plus Zak Crawley, Sam Curran and Mark Wood.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/03/20 at 8:31 am

Second one-day international, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (Sunday)

Ireland 212-9 (50 overs): Campher 68*, Rashid 3-34
England 216-6 (32.3 overs): Bairstow 82, Willey 47*, Billings 46*; Little 3-60

England won by four wickets

England stumbled against Ireland in the second one-day international but won by four wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/20 at 1:55 am

Third one-day international, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

England 328 (49.5 overs): Morgan 106, Banton 58, Willey 51
Ireland 329-3 (49.5 overs): Stirling 143, Balbirnie 113

Ireland won by seven wickets; England won series 2-1

Ireland stunned England in a thrilling third one-day international, completing a chase of 329 with one ball to spare at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/20 at 2:26 pm

First Test, Emirates Old Trafford (day one of five)

Pakistan 139-2 (49 overs): Babar 69*, Masood 46*, Woakes 1-14
England: Yet to bat

England endured a difficult start to the first Test against Pakistan on a frustrating opening day at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/20 at 1:54 pm

England snatched a riveting three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Emirates Old Trafford thanks to a daring partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler.

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Written By: karen on 08/08/20 at 4:23 pm


England snatched a riveting three-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Emirates Old Trafford thanks to a daring partnership between Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler.


Dai had been driving home listening to the match. He dashed in and said “hi, England need four to win in the cricket” and then went to listen to the ending on the radio

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/20 at 1:16 am


Dai had been driving home listening to the match. He dashed in and said “hi, England need four to win in the cricket” and then went to listen to the ending on the radio
My viewing of the day's play was interrupted with the family returning home.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/20 at 4:11 am

Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day one of five)

Pakistan 126-5: Abid 60, Anderson 2-35
England: Yet to bat

England's bowlers grabbed the upper hand in the second Test against Pakistan on a rain-affected first day at the Ageas Bowl.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/20 at 3:57 pm

Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day two of five):

Pakistan 223-9: Abid 60, Rizwan 60*, Anderson 3-48, Broad 3-56
England: Yet to bat

England were frustrated by gritty Pakistan batting and more bad weather on day two of the second Test at the Ageas Bowl.

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/15/20 at 5:31 am

Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day three of five):

Pakistan 223-9: Abid 60, Rizwan 60*, Anderson 3-48, Broad 3-56
England: Yet to bat

No play Saturday due to rain

Subject: Re: World Cricket

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/16/20 at 1:01 pm

Second Test, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (day four of five)

Pakistan 223-9: Rizwan 72, Abid 60, Broad 4-56, Anderson 3-48
England 7-1: Shaheen 1-5

The second Test between England and Pakistan is set to end in a draw after more rain meant there was only an hour's play on day four at the Ageas Bowl.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/20/20 at 9:37 am

Flexible start times for England's third Test against Pakistan have been agreed after the second Test was ruined by rain and bad light. If time is lost on a particular day at the Ageas Bowl, officials will have the option of starting play 30 minutes earlier on the following day. That means action could begin at 10:30 BST, rather than the usual 11:00. Only a day and a half's play was possible over the five days of the second Test in Southampton. England lead the series 1-0 and are looking for a first success over Pakistan in 10 years.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/20 at 2:08 am

England v Pakistan, third Test
Venue: Ageas Bowl Dates: 21-25 August

Captain Joe Root has asked his England team for "one big push" in the third and final Test against Pakistan. The match in Southampton will be England's sixth bio-secure Test in seven weeks, but Root's men have no more scheduled this year. "We have one more week of really hard graft," Root told BBC Sport. "We have to give everything to the badge, the team and each other." England, looking for a first series win over Pakistan in 10 years, lead 1-0. The coronavirus pandemic forced a rejig to the international summer, with England defeating West Indies 2-1 in July before the matches against Pakistan began.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/30/20 at 12:11 pm

Second Twenty20, Emirates Old Trafford

Pakistan 195-4 (20 overs): Hafeez 69, Babar 56; Rashid 2-32
England: 199-5 (19.1 overs) Morgan 66, Malan 55*

England win by five wickets

England brilliantly chased 196 to beat Pakistan by five wickets in the second Twenty20 international at Emirates Old Trafford.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/20 at 9:52 am

England Test captain Joe Root has been left out of the Twenty20 squad for the three-game series against Australia. Root is in the one-day squad with Chris Woakes while Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran and Mark Wood are included in both squads. Ben Stokes, who missed the last two Tests against Pakistan to visit his ill father in New Zealand, is left out. The three-match Twenty20 series starts on Friday with three one-day internationals from 11 September.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/20 at 3:25 pm

England captain Eoin Morgan and opener Jason Roy are available for the first one-day international against Australia at Emirates Old Trafford. Morgan missed the final T20 against Australia on Tuesday with a finger injury, while Roy has missed the past six matches because of a side strain. The first game in the three-match series is on Friday at 13:00 BST.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/02/20 at 9:14 am

Former West Indies men's fast bowler Courtney Walsh has been appointed head coach of the West Indies women's team. Walsh, who took 519 Test wickets, has taken up the post until at least the end of 2022. His tenure will include the Women's 50-over World Cup and Women's Twenty20 World Cup. "I've always wanted to give back in any way I can and help with the development of the game in the West Indies," said 57-year-old Walsh.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/15/20 at 4:27 pm

England have been invited to take part in a short, limited-overs tour of Pakistan in early 2021.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54562987

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/21/20 at 12:30 pm

England's white-ball tour of South Africa next month will go ahead after it was given the green light by the South African government.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54537709

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/20 at 7:54 am

West Indies players have been banned from training and confined to their hotel rooms in New Zealand after breaching quarantine regulations. Security footage from the team's hotel in Christchurch showed players sharing food and socialising outside of their smaller biosecure bubbles. The team had been granted special dispensation to train during their mandatory 14-day isolation period. That period will end on Friday provided they all test negative for Covid-19.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 11/12/20 at 7:30 am


Batsman Will Pucovski and all-rounder Cameron Green are among five uncapped players named in Australia's Test squad for the upcoming series against India.

Opener Pucovski, 22, has hit double centuries in both of his Sheffield Shield matches this season while Green, 21, averages 72.60 from four matches.

Seamer Sean Abbott, all-rounder Michael Neser and spinner Mitchell Swepson, who have all played white-ball cricket for Australia, are the other new faces.

The series begins on 17 December.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/20 at 2:44 am

The second one-day international between South Africa and England, set for Monday, has been postponed.

It was a decision taken jointly by Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

They are waiting for "independent ratification" of "unconfirmed positive Covid-19 tests" for two unnamed members of the England tour party.

Games on Friday and Sunday were called off after positive tests by a South Africa player and hotel staff.

After Sunday's first ODI was abandoned, England said two of their party had returned "unconfirmed positive tests".

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Written By: Philip Eno on 12/07/20 at 7:24 am

England's tour of South Africa has been abandoned after two unnamed members of the touring party returned "unconfirmed positive tests" for coronavirus.

The tourists were tested on Saturday after two members of staff from their hotel returned positive tests.

That led to Sunday's one-day international being called off, just as a game on Friday was postponed after a positive test by a South Africa player.

Further games on Monday and Wednesday have been cancelled.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/21 at 1:05 pm

Sri Lanka v England - First Test, Galle (day one of five)

Sri Lanka 135: Bess 5-30, Broad 3-20
England 127-2: Root 66*, Bairstow 47*

England trail by 8 runs

Spinner Dom Bess took 5-30 as a woeful Sri Lanka batting display left England in control after the opening day of the first Test in Galle.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/21 at 1:07 am

Third Test, Colombo (day four of five)

England 336 (Bairstow 110, Sandakan 5-95) & 230 (Dilruwan 5-88)
Sri Lanka 240 (Karunaratne 83, Dhananjaya 73, Rashid 5-49) & 284 (K Mendis 86, Leach 4-72, Moeen 4-92)

England won by 42 runs

England held their nerve to complete a first series clean sweep in Sri Lanka with a tense 42-run victory in the third Test in Colombo.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/21 at 1:39 pm

All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Jofra Archer have returned to the England squad for the first two Tests of the tour of India. Both Stokes and Archer were rested for the current series in Sri Lanka. Batsman Rory Burns, who has been on paternity leave, also returns, but Ollie Pope is yet to fully recover from a shoulder injury. Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran will all be rested for the first half of the four-Test series. The series begins on 5 February, with the first two Tests taking place in Chennai. The third match, a day-nighter, and fourth Test are in Ahmedabad.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/21/21 at 3:24 pm

First one-day international, Abu Dhabi

Afghanistan 287-9 (50 overs): Gurbaz 127, Rashid 55; McBrine 5-29
Ireland 271-9 (50 overs): Tucker 83, Stirling 39; Naveen 3-68

Afghanistan won by 16 runs

A superb 127 from debutant Rahmanullah Gurbaz helped Afghanistan to a 16-run win over Ireland in the first of three one-day internationals in Abu Dhabi.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/25/21 at 6:05 am

Second Test, Galle (day four of five)

Sri Lanka 381 (Mathews 110, Anderson 6-40) & 126 (Embuldeniya 40, Bess 4-49, Leach 4-59)
England 344 (Root 186, Embuldeniya 7-137) & 164-4: Sibley 56*, Buttler 46*

England win by six wickets

England completed a thrilling victory on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka to take the series 2-0.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/21 at 5:40 am

England coach Chris Silverwood has asked supporters to "understand" the resting of a number of players from Tests this winter. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Jonny Bairstow have been given time off at points during series in Sri Lanka in India. All played in the Indian Premier League last autumn. "We're resting in the best interests of the players and to get the best out of them long-term," said Silverwood. All-rounder Stokes and pace bowler Archer missed the 2-0 series win in Sri Lanka and are returning for the four Tests in India. Bairstow and Curran are set to miss the first two Tests against India, while Buttler will leave the series after the first Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/09/21 at 2:24 am

First Test, Chennai (final day of five)

England 578 (Root 218) & 178 (Root 40, Ashwin 6-61)
India 337 (Pant 91, Bess 4-76) & 192 (Kohli 72, Anderson 3-17, Leach 4-76)

England win by 227 runs

James Anderson and Jack Leach bowled England to a famous 227-run victory against India on the final day of the first Test in Chennai.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/11/21 at 10:59 am

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the second Test with India starting in Chennai on Saturday because of an elbow injury. The 25-year-old bowled 30.1 overs in England's 227-run first Test victory sealed earlier this week and has had an injection in his right elbow. Warwickshire paceman Olly Stone, who played his only Test to date against Ireland in 2019, could deputise. Stuart Broad is also in contention having missed the first Test. Fast bowler Mark Wood is being rested until the third Test.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/21 at 11:59 am

Second Test, Chennai (day four of five)

India 329 (Rohit 161, Moeen 4-128) & 286 (Ashwin 106, Moeen 4-98)
England 134 (Ashwin 5-43) & 164 (Axar 5-60)

India won by 317 runs

England succumbed to an inevitable 317-run defeat by India on the fourth day of the second Test in Chennai.

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