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Root digs deep on captaincy debut as fortune favours the brave
England
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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 the time... Read more
Kasperek returns to shine against unfamiliar opponents
New Zealand
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Kasperek returns to shine against unfamiliar opponents

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
Leigh Kasperek had played all of nine ODIs – the last one in February 2016 – until Thursday and only against three oppositions – India, Sri Lanka and Australia. She made her debut nearly two years ago, but Kasperek had suffered multiple finger fractures... Read more
A ‘real challenge’ to follow Misbah – Sarfraz
Pakistan
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A ‘real challenge’ to follow Misbah – Sarfraz

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
The hardest part, Sarfraz Ahmed might reasonably think, is over. Becoming Pakistan’s limited-overs captain always loomed as the greater challenge, given the depths to which they have fallen there. But he’s come through that with flying colours, the Champions... Read more
Gunathilaka, Dickwella thrash Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka
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Gunathilaka, Dickwella thrash Zimbabwe

July 6th, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka 312 for 2 (Gunathilaka 116, Dickwella 102, Tharanga 44*) beat Zimbabwe 310 for 8 (Masakadza 111, Musakanda 48, Hasaranga 2-44) by eight wickets A score of over 300 used to be safe in Sri Lanka. Before Friday, chasing sides had attempted to run down scores of... Read more
Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win
England
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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 tournament history, South Africa’s much-vaunted... Read more
Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav lead India to fourth win in a row
India
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Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav lead India to fourth win in a row

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
India women 232 for 8 (Deepti 78, Raj 53, Sripali 3-28) beat Sri Lanka women 216 for 7 (Manodara 61, Yadav 2-23, Goswami 2-26) by 16 runs If four top-order half-centuries had powered Sri Lanka’s 138-run shock knockout blow to India in the 2013 World Cup in Mumbai,... Read more
A series showdown at Sabina Park
India
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A series showdown at Sabina Park

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts Thursday, July 6, 2017 Start time 0900 local (1400 GMT) Big Picture A month ago, the lowest-seeded team went into a world tournament and came away with the championship. Now, in the era of teams cruising to targets of 300-plus, a total of... Read more
South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era
England
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South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts July 6-10, 2017 Start time 11am local (1000 GMT) Big Picture   Here we are, then. Three months into the English season: a Lord’s Test. The Champions Trophy has been played out, with England still reliably pot-less in 50-over cricket; the Championship is... Read more
Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs
England
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Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
While we’ve been spending our time at ESPNcricinfo headquarters translating some of the most common Afrikaans cricket terms into English, it seems there may be a bigger task. Dean Elgar, South Africa’s stand-in captain, is looking for the meaning of another word;... Read more
Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in all three formats
Pakistan
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Sarfraz to lead Pakistan in all three formats

July 4th, 2017 | by admin
As had been widely expected, Sarfraz Ahmed will become Pakistan’s 32nd Test captain. At a reception held at the prime minister’s residence in honour of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy victory, PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan announced he had offered the role to... Read more
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