Category Archives: Cricket

Jackson Bird rules himself out of race for Ashes contention

Jackson Bird has ruled himself out of the race for Ashes selection despite having shone with the Dukes ball on the opening day of the second part of the Sheffield Shield season. The 32-year-old Tasmanian swing bowler starred with a four-wicket haul against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday (February 23). But when […]

Hazratullah Zazai's night to remember

A total of 472 runs were scored in the 40 overs as Afghanistan took on Ireland in the second T20I of the three-match series in Dehradun. Afghanistan clinched the contest by 84 runs and took an unassailable 2-0 series lead as Ireland fell short by 84 runs. A look at the stats highlights from the […]

Wanted to do something special in South Africa – Karunaratne

Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper Dimuth Karunaratne heaped praise on his young squad, and especially the bowling line-up, in scripting a historic series sweep in South Africa. After a daylight robbery in the Test series opener, Sri Lanka won the second match by eight wickets on Saturday (February 23), inside three days. What makes it more […]

India look for small fixes, Australia search for big answers

Academically, this might be just another baseless T20I bilateral series, but with the World Cup looming, there is no missing where the spotlight is being trained. Both India and Australia head to Visakhapatnam with an eye on how they will eventually head to England. While India have more or less settled on the team they […]

Live Cricket Score: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3, Port Elizabeth

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka. It’s amazing how quickly this Test has progressed. We’re just getting into Day 3 and a result is inevitable with Sri Lanka needing 137 to win, and making history, or South Africa needing 7 wickets. As many as 18 […]

Mushfiqur under injury cloud for New Zealand Tests

Already stuttered by injuries to Shakib Al Hasan and Taskin Ahmed, Bangladesh are now sweating over Mushfiqur Rahim’s fitness ahead of the three-Test series against New Zealand. Mushfiqur’s rib injury resurfaced during the second ODI, making him doubtful for the third ODI, in which he went on to feature despite scans revealing a broken rib. […]

Hetmyer, Cottrell lift Windies to series-levelling win

Windies bowlers produced some late drama as Sheldon Cottrell’s maiden five-wicket haul helped Windies seal a series-levelling 26-run win over England in the second ODI in Barbados on Friday (February 22). There were solid half-centuries from Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes but Windies bowlers made a sensational comeback in the last ten overs to snatch […]

Zondo, Phehlukwayo help Dolphins complete hat-trick of wins

Cape Cobras vs Dolphins, Paarl A 103-run innings-defining stand between Khaya Zondo and Andile Phehlukwayo didn’t just save the Dolphins from some early blushes but also laid the platform for what turned out to be a winning score of 276 for 7 in 50 overs. The Cape Cobras bowlers were all over the Dolphins at […]

SL in with a chance of creating history after SA crumble

Sri Lanka are in with a chance to create history after having bowled out South Africa in their second innings for just 128, on a day when as many as 18 wickets fell. In Port Elizabeth, momentum in the second Test swung like a pendulum on the second day, ending with Sri Lanka needing 137 […]

Sri Lanka strike back with quick wickets

Just when it seemed like South Africa were strengthening their grip on the second Test by extending their lead to 159, Sri Lanka struck twice minutes before the break to bounce right back reducing the hosts to 91 for 5 at Tea on the second day, losing four wickets in the session. Not much happened […]