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SL 334/8  (89.0 ov, RAS Lakmal 7*, A Dananjaya 16*, JO Holder 0/38) – Stumps | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

SL 334/8 (89.0 ov, RAS Lakmal 7*, A Dananjaya 16*, JO Holder 0/38)...

Sri Lanka 253 and 334 for 8 (Dananjaya 16*, Lakmal 7*, Gabriel 6-57, Roach 2-75) lead West Indies 300 by 287 runs play1:52 Mendis, Dickwella thrust Sri Lanka aheadFifties from the two batsmen set up a lead of 287 for the visitors on the fourth day of the St Lucia Test against West Indies Two…
Crash bang walloped

Crash bang walloped

Mohammad Ashraful hit his maiden one-day ton in Bangladesh's perfectly timed chase © Getty Images 2005"The most embarrassing defeat in our sport history" was how Sydney's Daily Telegraph summed up a performance that reverberated around the globe. Bangladesh had been 500 to 1 outsiders for their opening encounter with Australia in the NatWest Series, but…
4th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 17 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

4th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 17 2018 | Match Report...

Ireland 185 for 6 (Stirling 81, Sharif 2-31) tied Scotland 185 for 4 (Coetzer 54, Singh 1-34) Safyaan Sharif after claiming the final wicket Getty ImagesPaul Stirling made the most of a let-off on the second ball of the Ireland chase to break his own Ireland record for his side's highest score in T20 internationals in…
How the ball-tampering episode unfolded in St Lucia

How the ball-tampering episode unfolded in St Lucia

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been officially charged with ball tampering in the ongoing Test against West Indies - a charge he and the Sri Lanka team appear likely to contest when a hearing is held at the end of the Test. Here is the sequence that led to the state of events. Following…
Tour Match, India A tour of England at Leeds, Jun 17 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

Tour Match, India A tour of England at Leeds, Jun 17 2018 | Match...

India A 328 for 8 (Shaw 70, Iyer 54, Kishan 50, Higgins 4-50) beat ECB XI 203 (Critchley 40, Chahar 3-48) by 125 runsnScorecard India A fired a warning to England Lions and West Indies A ahead of the forthcoming tri-Series with an emphatic victory over an ECB XI in the first game of their…
Jos Buttler’s hasty call-up to captain a useful World Cup exercise

Jos Buttler’s hasty call-up to captain a useful World Cup exercise

With thoughts turning towards next year's World Cup, Eoin Morgan's last-minute back spasm which ruled him out of the match in Cardiff provided a useful experience for England in a scenario that could play out during the tournament. This is not to wish injury on anyone, but they can occur at any moment and disrupt…
Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has denied charges of attempting to change the condition of the ball during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in St Lucia*. By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC for "changing the condition of the ball", Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal…
ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has escaped a more severe ball-tampering charge because the ICC is yet to approve newly-modified sanctions for the offence. Under the revised rules, recommended by its influential cricket committee, that the ICC is likely to pass at its annual conference later this month, ball tampering will be upgraded from a…
How important is bowling in T20? Less than you might think

How important is bowling in T20? Less than you might think

Much has been written recently about the importance of bowling in T20 in general statistical terms and with reference to specific bowlers and their technical proficiency with yorkers and variations of pace. There is great interest in the apparent renewal of wristspin. It is far from clear if any of this is based on insights…
Jason Roy takes pleasure in ‘favourite’ England innings

Jason Roy takes pleasure in ‘favourite’ England innings

Jason Roy described his century in Cardiff as "probably my favourite" after he paved the way for England's victory in the second ODI against Australia. Roy's 120 off 108 balls was his third highest score in the 50-over format and was a welcome return to the scoresheet for the opener after his second-ball duck at…
The greatest one-day match

The greatest one-day match

The Allan Donald run-out: possibly one-day cricket's most iconic photograph © Getty Images 1999The greatest one-day match in history, and arguably the greatest game of cricket anywhere. The 100 overs of the World Cup semi-final between Australia and South Africa at Edgbaston had just about everything. Everyone knows about the agonising end, when the match…
3rd Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 16 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

3rd Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 16 2018 | Match Report...

Ireland 205 for 5 (Balbirnie 74, Wilson 58, Stirling 51) beat Scotland 159 for 5 (Munsey 41, Dockrell 2-15) by 46 runs Andy Balbirnie goes for the sweep Getty Images/SportsfileA trio of half-centuries from Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie and captain Gary Wilson propelled Ireland to a 46-run win over Scotland at Deventer, Ireland's first win of…