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Exhaustive security preparations headline eve of PSL final

Exhaustive security preparations headline eve of PSL final

After nine years with no cricket of comparable magnitude, Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, is gearing up to host the Pakistan Super League final. This is the second major venue after Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium to host a high-profile game in recent years, and it is considered a crucial step on the long road to…
Final (N), Pakistan Super League at Karachi, Mar 25 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

Final (N), Pakistan Super League at Karachi, Mar 25 2018 | Match Preview |...

Big Picture Pakistanis may be divided on various issues within the country, but one thing transcends region, religion, ethnicity, age and political affiliation. That thing is cricket. It's the most popular sport in the country, with heroes from the game independently going on to inspire generations. It unites the whole nation, and makes you forget…
2nd match, India Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series at Mumbai, Mar 23 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

2nd match, India Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series at Mumbai, Mar 23 2018 | Match...

England women 150 for 2 (Sciver 68*, Beaumont 58*) beat Australia women 149 for 8 (Haynes 65, Gunn 3-26) by eight wickets Natalie Sciver and Tammy Beaumont celebrate after powering England to victory¬†Associated PressResuming their T20I dominance from the 2-1 victory in the multi-format Ashes, England kicked off their tri-series campaign with a thumping eight-wicket…
England in dire need of overseas improvement

England in dire need of overseas improvement

The Auckland rain has given England a lifeline they do not deserve. It is not impossible that they could escape with a draw, though New Zealand can dictate the pace of the game with a better forecast over the remaining two days. Even a draw in Auckland, however, would equal England's longest winless run overseas…
NZ 233/4  (95.0 ov, HM Nicholls 52*, BJ Watling 18*, JM Anderson 3/56) – Stumps | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

NZ 233/4 (95.0 ov, HM Nicholls 52*, BJ Watling 18*, JM Anderson 3/56)...

New Zealand 233 for 4 (Nicholls 52*, Watling 18*) lead England 58 by 175 runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details Joe Root walks off the field as rain sets in¬†Getty ImagesOnly 17 balls were possible on the third day at Eden Park, as steady rain and a damp outfield forced the umpires to call play off at…
All Indian cricketers should write books like this

All Indian cricketers should write books like this

11:40 PM ET Sharda UgraSenior Editor If a more honest book about Indian cricket is released this year, please turn up at ESPNcricinfo's Bangalore office. Drinks are on me. When the title of Sanjay Manjrekar's book was first revealed, it did sound a little intriguingly precious. Like Imperfect was aiming to be Andre Agassi's Open,…
AUS 44/1  (6.2 ov, UT Khawaja 1*, CT Bancroft 11*, VD Philander 0/13) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

AUS 44/1 (6.2 ov, UT Khawaja 1*, CT Bancroft 11*, VD Philander 0/13)...

Australia 245 for 9 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 3-81) trail South Africa 311 (Elgar 141*, De Villiers 64, Cummins 4-78) by 66 runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details The second day at Newlands six years ago was unforgettable. Four innings in one day, South Africa rolled for 96, then Australia humiliated for less than half that.…
Where does Afghanistan’s great comeback story rank?

Where does Afghanistan’s great comeback story rank?

Afghanistan endured a horrid start to the World Cup Qualifiers - losing their first three games in the group stages - and had all but given up hopes of qualifying for next year's World Cup. Coming into the Super Sixes with no points in hand, thanks to Nepal's defeat of Hong Kong, they had to…
‘The Associates don’t know what’s going to happen to them’ – Porterfield

‘The Associates don’t know what’s going to happen to them’ – Porterfield

4:59 Asghar Stanikzai punched an unbeaten 39 and ensured Afghanistan became the tenth and last team to qualify for the 2019 World Cup Ireland may have missed out on qualification for the 2019 World Cup, but at least they are now an ICC Full Member, says captain William Porterfield, who believes that the situation is…
‘This victory is for the people of Afghanistan’ – Stanikzai

‘This victory is for the people of Afghanistan’ – Stanikzai

4:59 Asghar Stanikzai punched an unbeaten 39 and ensured Afghanistan became the tenth and last team to qualify for the 2019 World Cup Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai dedicated his team's win over Ireland "to all the people of Afghanistan back home who supported us". Afghanistan's five-wicket victory over Ireland in the final Super Six match…
It’s been a lot of hard work over the 12 years – Morkel

It’s been a lot of hard work over the 12 years – Morkel

Before Morne Morkel celebrates a wicket, he looks up at the big screen to double check that he has not overstepped. Before he celebrated his 300th Test wicket, he may have double checked with a little more trepidation. But when Morkel saw that his foot was behind the line and Shaun Marsh had nicked off,…
Rabada puts Warner, Australia in fight-or-flight mode

Rabada puts Warner, Australia in fight-or-flight mode

In Twenty20, 14-ball innings of 30 are a dime a dozen. In Test cricket, they are a far more extraordinary sight, and telling too. On day two in Cape Town, it was possible to conclude that David Warner's brief encounter with Kagiso Rabada may be series-defining. Usually such an innings would be indicative of a…