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Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series
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Unchanged Pakistan eye more dominance in ODI series

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Big Picture Was the Test series a black swan event, not amenable to rationalisation after the fact? It certainly seems so after the proceedings of the first ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai, which firmly saw the...
Sri Lanka’s wretched run in ODIs in 2017
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Sri Lanka’s wretched run in ODIs in 2017

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka sprung a surprise by defeating Pakistan 2-0 in the Test series in the UAE, but their loss in the first ODI in Dubai highlighted their struggles in the format. They have lost 17 of 22 ODIs this year and won just four,...
Thakur, Karn wrap up India A’s 3-0 series win
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Thakur, Karn wrap up India A’s 3-0 series win

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
A day after he had been recalled to the India ODI squad, Shardul Thakur took 1 for 19 and struck a 32-ball 40 – his highest in List A cricket – to help India A secure a low-scoring match in Visakhapatnam. After India...
Jadeja’s double-century propels Saurashtra
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Jadeja’s double-century propels Saurashtra

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Ravindra Jadeja’s double-century underpinned Saurashtra’s dominant batting performance against Jammu & Kashmir in Rajkot. Jadeja, who was unbeaten on 150 overnight, struck another 51 runs, while Snell Patel, who...
Washington Sundar’s 156* underpins TN’s dominance
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Washington Sundar’s 156* underpins TN’s dominance

October 15th, 2017 | by admin
Allrounder Washington Sundar’s maiden first-class hundred – 156* off 223 balls – underpinned Tamil Nadu‘s dominance against Tripura in Chennai. Opening the batting in the absence of M Vijay – who is...
Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied
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Hyderabad T20I called off, India-Australia series tied

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
The deciding T20I between Australia and India in Hyderabad was abandoned as a result of a wet outfield. Over two weeks of heavy rain leading up to the match meant the ground had taken in a lot of water. And even though there was...
Hyderabad washout hurts cricket’s value
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Hyderabad washout hurts cricket’s value

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
The loudest cheers of the night came when Virat Kohli took shots at the goal with MS Dhoni guarding it. At the other end of the ground, there was Nathan Coulter-Nile mock-wrestling one of his team-mates. That these were the only...
Babar’s ton, Malik’s 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up
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Babar’s ton, Malik’s 81 take Pakistan 1-0 up

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
Pakistan 292 for 6 (Babar 103, Malik 81, Lakmal 2-47) beat Sri Lanka 209 for 8 (Thirimanne 53, Dananjaya 50*, Hasan 3-36, Raees 3-49) by 83 runs Pakistan reasserted their dominance in the UAE with a crushing win in Dubai over a...
South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test
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South Africa to play Zimbabwe in inaugural four-day Test

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
Despite resistance from the MCC and its cricket committee, the ICC Board on Friday approved a “trial” of four-day Test cricket, with South Africa and Zimbabwe playing the first official game of the new format on...
Test, ODI leagues approved by ICC Board
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Test, ODI leagues approved by ICC Board

October 13th, 2017 | by admin
A genuine Test match world championship and an ODI league will be introduced to international cricket after both were given in-principle agreement by the ICC Board on the final day of the governing body’s meeting in...