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India must answer the tough questions, at least in the dressing room
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India must answer the tough questions, at least in the dressing room

January 19th, 2018 | by admin
By now we should have trained ourselves to taking Virat Kohli‘s press conferences with generous dollops of salt. His charges against Steven Smith of systemic manipulation of DRS presently lie in some ICC dustbin. His...
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Did India lose the plot in the middle session?

January 17th, 2018 | by admin
In Test cricket, as in life, there comes situations that define you as a team and as a person. How you react to them tells the world what you’re made of. Usually there is no set right or wrong way to go about it, and...
‘Best spinner’ Moeen still England’s No. 2
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‘Best spinner’ Moeen still England’s No. 2

July 10th, 2017 | by admin
He may have taken a ten-wicket haul in the Lord’s Test, but England will continue to treat Moeen Ali as a batsman who “bowls a little”, according to their coach, Trevor Bayliss. While Moeen, who claimed the...
Moeen’s ten-for leads England rout of SA
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Moeen’s ten-for leads England rout of SA

July 9th, 2017 | by admin
England 458 (Root 190, Moeen 87, Broad 57*, Stokes 56, Morkel 4-115) and 233 (Cook 69, Bairstow 51, Maharaj 4-85) beat South Africa 361 (Bavuma 59, Elgar 54, Philander 52, de Kock 51, Moeen 4-59) and 119 (Moeen 6-53) by 211...
Basic errors disguise South Africa’s structural flaws
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Basic errors disguise South Africa’s structural flaws

July 9th, 2017 | by admin
It’s easy to pinpoint the areas in which South Africa let England off the hook in the first Test. The truth about their predicament on this tour is more complicated Bad mistakes? They made a few. Dropping Joe Root (twice),...
Moeen, Broad press England advantage
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Moeen, Broad press England advantage

July 7th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 214 for 5 (Bavuma 48*, Rabada 9*) trail England 458 (Root 190, Moeen 87) by 244 runs England’s efforts to turn a strong position in the first Test into a decisive one were led by rousing all-round...
Rabada suspended after Stokes send-off
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Rabada suspended after Stokes send-off

July 7th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa have suffered a huge blow with Kagiso Rabada being suspended for the second Test against England at Trent Bridge after he was sanctioned by the ICC for giving Ben Stokes a send-off on the opening day at...
England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*
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England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
England 357 for 5 (Root 184*, Moeen 61*, Stokes 56, Philander 3-46) v South Africa Win first toss: check. Score first hundred as captain: check. Bat through to the close: check. Joe Root stepped into the breach with England...
Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave
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Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
Joe Root battled through a cold to register an unbeaten century on his first day as England captain. It was an unyielding illustration of the drive he will bring to the job At 5.45pm, Joe Root ran a three. He was 153 not out at...
Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win
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Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
England women 373 for 5 (Beaumont 148, Taylor 147, Kapp 3-77) beat South Africa 305 for 9 (Lee 72, Wolvaardt 67, Hazell 3-70, Knight 2-52) by 68 runs Three days after shooting out West Indies for the sixth-lowest total in...