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7th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Kingston, Aug 14 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

7th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Kingston, Aug 14 2018 | Match Report...

Jamaica Tallawahs 176 for 4 (Phillips 58, Powell 43) beat St Lucia Stars 175 all out (Fletcher 43, Sammy 36, Zampa 3-27, Thomas 3-39) by six wickets Adam Zampa picked up three wickets CPL/SportsfileAndre Russell's captaincy career remains perfect while St Lucia Stars still have no idea what a win feels like, they're now winless for…
Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Gary Stead, the former New Zealand and Canterbury batsman, has been named Mike Hesson's successor. He will take over as New Zealand coach for a two-year term, following Hesson's resignation from the post in June. This means Stead will oversee New Zealand's run to the 2019 World Cup; he already has some experience in the…
Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

This article is not about me criticising India's batsmen, and not about suggesting technical tweaks that could ease their discomfort when batting in English conditions. This article is about seeing the larger picture, taking a holistic view of batting failures globally and in Test cricket in general. First, the acknowledgment. Yes, India have failed miserably…
Trueman’s 300th

Trueman’s 300th

Fred Trueman was the first bowler to take 300 Test wickets © Getty Images 1964 Colin Cowdrey's slip catch to dismiss Australia's Neil Hawke at The Oval made Fred Trueman the first bowler to take 300 wickets in Test cricket. Trueman, who had missed the previous match at Old Trafford, began the day on 297…
South Africa have made ‘huge strides’ as an ODI team – JP Duminy

South Africa have made ‘huge strides’ as an ODI team – JP Duminy

It has been a weird tour for South Africa. In the Tests, they were more abject than anyone could have imagined, crash-landing in Galle where they slumped to 73 all out - their worst total since readmission - before being soundly thrashed in Colombo as well. Now in the final match of the tour, they…
Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray. Stokes, who was arrested following an incident in Bristol in the early hours of September 25, had been on trial at Bristol Crown Court since August 6. His co-defendant, Ryan Ali, was also found not guilty after more than two-and-a-half hours of deliberation by a jury…
SA 40/2  (4.3 ov, JP Duminy 0*, RR Hendricks 19*, CAK Rajitha 0/22) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

SA 40/2 (4.3 ov, JP Duminy 0*, RR Hendricks 19*, CAK Rajitha 0/22)...

Sri Lanka 99 for 7 v (Chandimal 36*, de Silva 31, Dala 2-22, Rabada 2-24, Shamsi 2-26) beat South Africa 98 (de Kock 20, Sandakan 3-19, Akila 2-15, de Silva 2-22) by three wickets Dhananjaya de Silva reacts after dismissing JP Duminy AFPSri Lanka ended South Africa's tour of the island as they started it: by…
Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

Ben Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

Ben Stokes has been added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday, after being found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court. Stokes, who missed the Lord's Test due to his appearance in court, played a key role in England's victory in the…
Is there any way back for India?

Is there any way back for India?

Andrew McGlashan is joined by Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher as they share their thoughts on another potential Test defeat for India and some of James Anderson's second Test heroics.
Only T20I (N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Aug 14 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

Only T20I (N), South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka at Colombo, Aug 14 2018...

Big Picture It could not be more obvious that this game is the hasty post-script to to the tour. The two Tests came first and were always going to be taken very seriously. The five-match ODI series took 17 days to complete, because at least one of the teams wanted to have three days in…
Who has played under the most captains in Tests?

Who has played under the most captains in Tests?

Four West Indians all took five wickets each in the first Test against Bangladesh. Has this ever happened before? asked Jeremy Day from EnglandThe match you're talking about was in Antigua last month: Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder and Kemar Roach all took five wickets as West Indies bowled Bangladesh out twice to win…
James Anderson ‘could play until he is 40’ – Trevor Bayliss

James Anderson ‘could play until he is 40’ – Trevor Bayliss

James Anderson could keep on bowling at his best in Test cricket until he is 40, according to England's head coach Trevor Bayliss, in the wake of Anderson's starring role in the second Test win over India at Lord's on Sunday. Anderson, 36, cemented his place at the top of the ICC World Rankings with…