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‘Once a couple of guys got in, it was tough work’ – Tim Southee

Sri Lanka may have recovered well after they had been gasping at 9 for 3 early in the day, but New Zealand's own batsmen might not be disappointed at how this Basin Reserve pitch is playing. Those were the...

Four-day Tests loom in Australia’s future

A November 2020 home fixture against Afghanistan looms as a likely rehearsal for four-day Test matches in Australia, as the Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts declared the governing body and other nations needed to be more open to...

Live report: Australia v India, 2nd Test, 2nd day

3:00 AM ETDeivarayan MuthuFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintJoin the live report for analysis, colour, stats, graphics and more from the second Test between Australia and India. As usual, you can also follow our ball-by-ball commentary*If the blog doesn't load first time, please...

Wagner returns as New Zealand opt to bowl

Toss New Zealand opt to bowl v Sri Lanka Neil Wagner struck twice late in the day Getty ImagesFresh off a magnificent series win in UAE - their first win away against Pakistan in 49 years - New Zealand began...

Jozi Stars through to Mzansi Super League final after rain ruins eliminator

Jozi Stars 0 for no loss v Paarl Rocks - match abandoned without a ball bowledA summer downpour sent Jozi Stars into the final of the inaugural Mzansi Super League, heavy rain washing out the play-off eliminator against Paarl...

Was this Mashrafe Mortaza’s last ODI at home?

At the end of the 49th over of West Indies' innings, Mashrafe Mortaza walked towards the bowling crease, teasing keen observers into believing he might hand over his cap to the umpire to bowl the last over - perhaps...

PCB reveals PSL franchises’ financial accounts in error

An already at-times tense relationship between the PCB and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises got a little worse, with the Pakistan board erroneously revealing franchise financial details to each other. It was an embarrassing enough slip-up for the...

Ricky Ponting’s history with Ishant Sharma steels Aaron Finch

Ricky Ponting's hard-earned lessons from a series of epic jousts with Ishant Sharma a decade ago have helped Aaron Finch to make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test match opening batsman in Australian conditions.Few have...

Rovman Powell disappointed over umpiring error

In a controversial incident in the series-deciding ODI in Sylhet, West Indies captain Rovman Powell was out to what should have been called a no-ball due to an excessive number of Bangladesh fielders manning the leg-side field. Following the...

Ashley Giles confirmed as England men’s new managing director | Cricket

Ashley Giles return to Warwickshire has brought no immediate rewards © Getty Images Ashley Giles has been confirmed as the ECB's new Managing Director of England Men's Cricket, and will take up the role in January ahead of the team's...

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