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Who has taken the most Test wickets at a single ground?

Who has taken the most Test wickets at a single ground?
I wondered about what you might call the "non-honours board" at Lord's - how many batsmen have, like Murali Vijay, bagged a pair in a Test there? asked Derek Butcher from EnglandThe unfortunate M Vijay in 2018 became the 28th man to be out for a duck in both innings in a Test at Lord's…

England drop the ball…again, and again, as slip fielding nightmare escalates

England drop the ball…again, and again, as slip fielding nightmare escalates
It's not surprising James Anderson has a reputation for being a bit grumpy. As if it's not frustrating enough bowling for a side who have lost 10 wickets within a session three times in the last couple of years - no sooner has Anderson taken off his boots and warmed down, he has to put…

Bairstow suffers ‘small fracture’ to finger

Bairstow suffers ‘small fracture’ to finger
Jonny Bairstow gave England an unwelcome injury scare, sustaining a fractured finger before lunch on the third day at Trent Bridge, raising the prospect of a keeping and batting reshuffle being needed for the fourth Test, but he is expected to be able to bat as England try to survive two days or score 521…

Sethi departs; what happens next?

Sethi departs; what happens next?
Following Najam Sethi's resignation and Ehsan Mani's looming election as PCB chairman, we look at what the process of electing a replacement entails. What happens now? The Prime Minister of Pakistan is constitutionally a patron of the Pakistan Cricket Board. According to the PCB constitution, the patron can exercise his power to nominate two people…

Sources: NFL to revise helmet rule teaching video

Sources: NFL to revise helmet rule teaching video
Amid confusion and angst about the new helmet-contact rule, the NFL is having daily dialogue about the application in preseason games, league sources told ESPN. The league will also assemble an updated video tutorial that will be distributed to game officials, coaches and players once the final preseason games are played and in time for…

Dodgers closer Jansen activated after heart issue

Dodgers closer Jansen activated after heart issue
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers, slipping in the National League West largely because of a faulty bullpen, got their All-Star closer back on Monday, when Kenley Jansen was cleared to return to the mound and reclaim the ninth inning. Jansen spent the past 11 days on the disabled list while recovering from a…

Vikes’ Zimmer: Helmet rule will cost people jobs

Vikes’ Zimmer: Helmet rule will cost people jobs
EAGAN, Minn. -- Concerns over the implementation of the NFL's new helmet rule continue to mount through the preseason and have drawn frustration and concern from players and coaches alike. Despite how miffed Mike Zimmer was when officials flagged Antwione Williams for what looked like a routine sack on Saturday, it didn't take the Minnesota…

Veteran RB Peterson signs deal with Redskins

Veteran RB Peterson signs deal with Redskins
Running back Adrian Peterson has signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins, the team announced Monday. He signed for the veterans minimum of $1.015 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Peterson gives the Redskins depth and options at running back after injuries to three key backs in the first two preseason games. They…

Suh mocks Fins’ run D in Instagram comment

Suh mocks Fins’ run D in Instagram comment
Now that Ndamukong Suh is with another team, he apparently finds the Dolphins' soft run defense funny. The five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle posted a comment on an Instagram post from the NFL which showed a video of a 71-yard touchdown run by Carolina's Christian McCaffrey against Miami in an exhibition game Friday. "Right up…

Don’t curse Pujara

Don’t curse Pujara
What do you reckon was India's priority this morning as the overnight pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli took fresh guard? Do not lose a wicket, at least in the first hour? India did much more than that. For the second time in three days, they batted out a wicketless session. If Kohli and…

Virat Kohli’s latest landmark and Hardik Pandya’s double

Virat Kohli’s latest landmark and Hardik Pandya’s double
1:48 PM ET Bharath SeerviESPN 440- Virat Kohli's aggregate in this series, which is the highest by an India captain in a Test series in England. He went past Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 426 runs in the 1990 series. His tally is currently the fourth-highest by an India player in a series in England. With…

AFG 59/0 (4.4 ov, Hazratullah Zazai 53*, Mohammad Shahzad 4*,...

AFG 59/0  (4.4 ov, Hazratullah Zazai 53*, Mohammad Shahzad 4*, TE Kane 0/28) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
Afghanistan 160 for 7 (Hazratullah Zazai 74, Asghar Afghan 31, Mohammad Shahzad 29; Joshua Little 2-20) beat Ireland 144 for 9 (Paul Stirling 27, Gary Wilson 34; Rashid Khan 3-35, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-14, Fareed Ahmad 2-29) by 16 runsn18 overs a side Two young men who had played a combined three T20Is before Monday's…