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Friday, April 27, 2018
NZ 347/7  (128.1 ov, HM Nicholls 100*, TG Southee 0*, JM Anderson 3/68) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

NZ 347/7 (128.1 ov, HM Nicholls 100*, TG Southee 0*, JM Anderson 3/68)...

Dinner: England 58 and 38 for 1 (Stoneman 18*, Root 14*) trail New Zealand 427 for 8 dec. (Nicholls 145*, Williamson 102) by 331 runsnLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Henry Nicholls continued his defiance in Auckland Getty ImagesTrent Boult made a significant dent to England's hopes of salvaging a draw from the Auckland Test by having…
SA 65/1  (22.0 ov, HM Amla 15*, AK Markram 36*, SPD Smith 0/6) – Lunch | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

SA 65/1 (22.0 ov, HM Amla 15*, AK Markram 36*, SPD Smith 0/6)...

South Africa 311 and 238 for 5 (Markram 84, De Villiers 51*) lead Australia 255 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 4-91) by 294 runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details This series was already a bubbling cauldron of toil and trouble. Not surprisingly, the addition of Cameron Bancroft's underpants to an already putrid mix could have results as…
Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers

Four takeaways from the World Cup Qualifiers

The Associates can compete with Test teams There were three victories and one tie for Associates over Test teams in the tournament. Scotland beat Afghanistan and tied their group game against Zimbabwe; Hong Kong upset Afghanistan in the group stages; and then UAE, ranked 14th in the ICC ODI rankings, beat Zimbabwe in a crunch…
Brettig: Australia’s ‘line’ becomes their noose

Brettig: Australia’s ‘line’ becomes their noose

Australia wondered why there was little sympathy for their players in the face of personal abuse from the crowd at Newlands. Then Cameron Bancroft was shown on the stadium's big screen, and their question was answered. "Disgraceful" declared Australia's coach Darren Lehmann. "Offensive and inappropriate," thundered the Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland. The CA…
South Africa back on the moral high ground

South Africa back on the moral high ground

South Africa will be satisfied. Not just with their position on the field - they are 294 runs ahead of Australia with AB de Villiers undefeated on 51 - but with their standing off it. They are back on the moral high ground. Australia have admitted to ball-tampering, the same offence Faf du Plessis was…
Desperation drove Australia to cheat – Smith

Desperation drove Australia to cheat – Smith

A match and series slipping away and a ball that could not get past the bats of South Africa's batsmen drove Australia's captain Steven Smith to an orchestrated attempt to cheat by tampering with the ball, a task carried out by the team's youngest member Cameron Bancroft with the use of adhesive tape to try…
Bancroft, Smith admit to ball-tampering

Bancroft, Smith admit to ball-tampering

Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft has admitted to trying to change the condition of the ball using a foreign object on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa. "I had discussions with the match officials, I've been charged with attempting to change the condition of the ball," Bancroft, 25, said after play…
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…