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Quadrangular A team series moved out of Vijayawada

Quadrangular A team series moved out of Vijayawada

The Quadrangular series between the A teams of India, Australia and South Africa has been shifted out of Vijayawada due to incessant rains. The change was confirmed by an Andhra Cricket Association official soon after four games were washed out without a ball bowled. ESPNcricinfo understands Bengaluru will now host the rescheduled tournament with the…
11th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Lauderhill, Aug 18 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

11th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Lauderhill, Aug 18 2018...

Guyana Amazon Warriors 209 for 7 (Hetmyer 100, Malik 50) beat Jamaica Tallawahs 138 (Phillips 43, Taylor 30, Green 2-19) by 71 runs Shimron Hetmyer became the youngest player to score a century in the CPL at age 21 Peter Della PennaShimron Hetmyer became the youngest centurion in CPL history, and the first to do it…
Kohli’s legacy will be defined by the next few months

Kohli’s legacy will be defined by the next few months

It's rare that cricket fans witness the ultimate bowler-versus-batsman duel where both players are at their peak. The gold standard for such battles would be Harold Larwood versus Don Bradman, the rivalry that spawned Bodyline. I've had the good fortune to witness a couple of the best in this category: first, Dennis Lillee versus Viv…
England win the Ashes after close to two decades

England win the Ashes after close to two decades

The Oval was packed after England's win © Getty Images 1953"Is it the Ashes... yes, England have won the Ashes." So blurted Brian Johnston as, after a record wait of 18 years 362 days, and despite losing the toss in all five Tests, England regained the ultimate Anglo-Australian prize. Fittingly, famous Middlesex partners Denis Compton…
Ben Stokes’ comeback and Adil Rashid’s role: talking points from England’s tougher day

Ben Stokes’ comeback and Adil Rashid’s role: talking points from England’s...

England's bowlers were given a far tougher workout on the opening day at Trent Bridge than was the case a week ago at Lord's. A hard-fought, entertaining day of Test cricket threw up a number of talking points about their performance The toss A glance at the close of play scorecard might well lead to…
Kohli’s rare nervous nineties on India’s best day

Kohli’s rare nervous nineties on India’s best day

3:12 PM ET Bharath SeerviESPN 1 - The 159-run stand between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane was the first century stand for India in this series and also the first in the two tours this year, which includes the three-match tour of South Africa earlier this year. India had over 100 partnerships without any of…
Boldness brings reward for India in show of character

Boldness brings reward for India in show of character

This is how they imagined they would play. This is how England expected India to play before Virat Kohli's team landed. It just took two Test defeats for India to finally turn up. When confronted with now or never, the chips started falling in the slot. Having shown a weakness of mind and application in…
Gowtham credits Warne’s ‘project IPL’ for upswing

Gowtham credits Warne’s ‘project IPL’ for upswing

On April 1 this year, the first day of Rajasthan Royals' pre-IPL camp, K Gowtham was tingling with nervous excitement. The prospect of meeting Shane Warne for the first time had him imagine many times how the first conversation would go. When Warne eventually arrived, Gowtham expected nothing more than a few pleasantries. Instead, he…
England ponder resting Anderson and Broad from Sri Lanka tour

England ponder resting Anderson and Broad from Sri Lanka tour

England are considering leaving James Anderson and Stuart Broad out of the squad that will tour Sri Lanka later in the year. Although there is little doubt that Anderson, in particular, remains England's best bowler, it is understood the England management are aware of the need for succession planning and may use the three-Test series…
Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Imran Khan sworn in as Pakistan prime minister

Imran Khan's journey from cricketer to politician is finally complete, with the former captain and 1992 World Cup winner sworn in today, as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. In an inauguration ceremony that saw dignitaries from several walks of life, cricketers featured heavily. Among those were several members of Pakistan's 1992 World Cup winning…
10th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Gros Islet, Aug 17-18 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

10th Match (N), Caribbean Premier League at Gros Islet, Aug 17-18...

St Lucia Stars 226 for 6 (Pollard 104, Fletcher 80, Riaz 3-35) beat Barbados Tridents 188 for 6 (Dwayne Smith 58, McCoy 3-28, Qais 2-29) by 38 runs Kieron Pollard exults after bringing up his maiden T20 hundred Getty ImagesJuly 31, 2016. That was the last time St Lucia's CPL franchise last won a match. But…
The top 25 Test batting performances of all time

The top 25 Test batting performances of all time

In part one of my analysis of the top 25 batting performances, I covered the history, the original Wisden 100 batting list, the parameters in play at that time, database improvements, and the basis of the current analyses. Please read it. Skipping part one and going directly to the second part will make as much…