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Mohammad Amir conjures the Wasim Akram dream

Mohammad Amir conjures the Wasim Akram dream

The look on Wasim Akram's face when he walked in, maybe half an hour after that ball. Fifty-two next week and his face still retains this one quality that, quintessentially, alerts us to the boy trapped inside a man's body, which he kind of always has been, through the good days and yes the bad…
Age-old jitters keep RCB fans on edge

Age-old jitters keep RCB fans on edge

Even on a night when they won with three balls and four wickets to spare, Royal Challengers Bangalore managed enough of a stumble to give their home fans some nervous moments. When Washington Sundar tapped his first ball through the covers, he didn't know how well he had hit it, but he began running as…
North Group (N), Vitality Blast at Nottingham, Jul 27 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

North Group (N), Vitality Blast at Nottingham, Jul 27 2018 | Match Report |...

Nottinghamshire 196 for 9 (Libby 44, Lester 3-33) beat Lancashire 139 for 8 (Brown 49, Sodhi 2-17) by 16 runs (DLS method)nScorecard Notts Outlaws regained their winning touch to down North Group leaders Lancashire Lightning in their rain-interrupted Vitality Blast match at Trent Bridge. Lancashire, off the back of five straight victories, had been challenged…
Talking points: Mumbai’s high investment in Pollard yields low return

Talking points: Mumbai’s high investment in Pollard yields low return

Pollard's opportunity to justify his place Due to its short duration, T20s often allow teams to play at least one player who is not there for consistent, blue-collar performances. Usually four batsmen, two allrounders and four bowlers do the job. This 11th player can be a batting fail-safe, a low-percentage hitter, a floating bowler or…
11th Match (D/N), Pakistan Super League at Sharjah, Mar 2 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo

11th Match (D/N), Pakistan Super League at Sharjah, Mar 2 2018 | Match Summary...

4.18pm We will start in a couple of mins. Just as the players come on, the drizzle returns. The players troop off. It's going to be that sort of a day. Malik and Sanga wait near the edge of the boundary as overs get docked. 4.15pm The two umpires are out for an inspection. It's…
The most memorable moments of Bill Lawry’s commentary

The most memorable moments of Bill Lawry’s commentary

The Underarm, 1981 "Long discussion. Well, it looks to me as if they're going to bowl underarm off the last ball. Rod Marsh is saying 'no mate', I'm sure he's going to bowl an underarm delivery on the last ball and bowl it along the ground to be sure that it has not been hit…
Talking points: Do T20 umpires need time limits?

Talking points: Do T20 umpires need time limits?

Let it be a 4 or a 6. Can we please get on with the game? 30 mins for 6 overs is too much #RCBvSRH #IPL2018— Harini Venkataraman (@ImVHarini) May 17, 2018 #RCBvSRH you gotta be kidding me.. the TV umpire just took 5 minutes to adjudge that as four! Just breaks the momentum of…

Federer pulls out of Madrid Open after back injury

Former world number one Roger Federer has pulled out of this week’s Madrid Open with a back injury. The Swiss great travelled to the Spanish...
Joe Root proves there’s no need for him to change

Joe Root proves there’s no need for him to change

A year to the day until the World Cup final will be played on this very ground, England gained a morale-boosting victory that ensured they will end this series as the No. 1 rated side in ODI cricket. But this was a performance that holds significance well beyond such rankings or even the result. It…
‘If as a bowler you are 3-0-45-0, you are still not out of the game’

‘If as a bowler you are 3-0-45-0, you are still not out of the...

In his first stint as a bowling consultant, with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Ashish Nehra has been constantly in the ear of Virat Kohli, the franchise's captain. But despite possessing a strong bowling unit, which Nehra says is as good as that of table leaders Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers are currently languishing in seventh place. In…
SLC promises new coach Hathurusingha autonomy

SLC promises new coach Hathurusingha autonomy

Chandika Hathurusingha will have a free hand as Sri Lanka's head coach, or so, at least, the board has promised. During his two-and-a-half-year stint as Bangladesh's coach, Hathurusingha had wielded substantial influence in the system, and had been a selector besides. Though he will not be a selector in the Sri Lanka set-up for now,…
2nd ODI (D/N), ICC Women’s Championship at Brighton, Jun 12 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

2nd ODI (D/N), ICC Women’s Championship at Brighton, Jun 12 2018 | Match Report...

England 331 for 6 (Taylor 118, Beaumont 101) beat South Africa 262 for 9 (Lee 117, Tryon 44) by 69 runsnScorecard After a false start to their summer in the series opener at Worcester, England's World Cup winners finally displayed their true colours down at Hove. A brace of breezy centuries from Tammy Beaumont and…