Category Archives: Cricket

Live Cricket Score – Pakistan vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3

Australia lose their second and only remaining review. Well, well, things seem to be going from bad to worse here for the visitors. Nathan Lyon hoped that the turn was small enough to overturn an LBW appeal that wasn’t given in his favour in the first place against Babar Azam. Alas, there’s nothing like small […]

Goal is to be as fit as Kallis – Hardik Pandya

After enjoying resounding success in the early part of his career, the past year has been a reality check for Hardik Pandya. Touted as India’s next big all-round hope in Test cricket, he struggled to live up to the hype. However, two ordinary Test tours of South Africa and England, followed by a back injury […]

Joginder Singh Rao: The Forgotten Double Hat-trick Hero

Gulu Ezekiel | 11:27pm BST 17 October 2018 Few if any of the huge number of articles/reports (24 scrapbooks full!) I have written over the past 38 years in my career have given me as much personal and professional satisfaction as the exclusive feature on the late hat-trick hero and war veteran Maj. Gen. Joginder […]

Tom Curran's bowling adds to the security blanket

Those who know and have played with Tom Curran say he is a competitor, a tough character, a player who relishes the battle. If he was Australian, he’d be described as having plenty of ‘ticker’ which is part of the reason why England’s management like him so much. After all, at the top level most […]

Rashid four-fer keeps Sri Lanka to 150

Persistent rain frustrated both sides for most of the day as Sri Lanka and England hoped to get on the field. Once the game did start, on the dot at the cut-off time for a 21-over-per-side contest, Adil Rashid dominated the proceedings to keep Sri Lanka to 150 for 9. Niroshan Dickwella (36 off 20) […]

UAE set to host Australia in one-off T20I

The ECB (Emirates Cricket Board) has announced that the UAE national side will play a one-off T20I against Australia, currently playing Pakistan in a bilateral series in the UAE, on Monday (October 22). The fixture will be sandwiched between the ongoing final Test between Pakistan and Australia and the T20I series between the two nations […]

ECB defend poor scheduling of Sri Lanka series

The ECB has defended the scheduling of the five matches ODI series in Sri Lanka during the country’s monsoon season by blaming the packed international calendar. England finished their home season on September 11, the final day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, and the players had a three-week break before they […]

Chris Morris, Behardien picked for Australia ODIs

Chris Morris and Farhaan Behardien return to South Africa’s ODI squad for the forthcoming white-ball assignment in Australia. The experienced duo, named in the 15-man travelling contingent, will also be looked at to bolster the experience quotient for a team missing the services of Hashim Amla and JP Duminy to injuries. Morris, 31, last played […]

WADA starts process to make ICC non-complaint over BCCI'S refusal

The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) failure to convince one of its member boards – the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – to allow dope testing of its cricketers by the country’s anti-doping watchdog, NADA, has prompted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to set in motion the process to make the ICC noncompliant […]

Sarfraz relieved to be back amongst the runs

Not many expected Pakistan to be where they were at the end of an ignominious first session. But, they not only forced themselves back into the contest but also pushed Australia on the back foot by Stumps on Day 1, thanks to their captain. It may be a stretch, considering how Fakhar Zaman piled up […]