January 16, 2019

England v India – Thrilling tie at Cricket World Cup

India and England have fought out a thrilling tie in their Cricket World Cup, Group B match at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar had scored a superb 120 to see India to an imposing 338 in 49.5 overs. Yuvraj Singh (58) and Gautam Gambhir (51) provided excellent support. … [Read more...]

Cricket World Cup: England defeat Netherlands – just

England have opened their Cricket World Cup campaign with a close match against minnows the Netherlands at Nagpur. In what nearly became the greatest night in Dutch cricket history, South African born all rounder Ryan ten Doeschate scored 119 runs from 110 balls to propel the Netherlands to an … [Read more...]

Langer backs Hughes to fire against England

Australia batting coach Justin Langer is backing Phillip Hughes to produce runs under pressure against England in the third Ashes cricket Test starting in Perth next week. Hughes has been brough into the Australian team as a replacement for the injured Simon Katich. England in the … [Read more...]

Australia v England – Ashes cricket preview

The build-up to the England v Australia Ashes series starting today at the Gabba in Brisbane has been a bizarre pageant of pro-English hype. As a neutral I am always amazed at the capacity of the English to talk themselves up beforehand either in cricket or football. When they don't live up to … [Read more...]

Azhar Ali stars as Pakistan hold advantage over England

Azhar Ali and Mohammad Yousuf forgot to follow the script on day two of the third test against England at the Oval. Struggling for consistancy all Summer, Pakistan would have been expected to surrender their day one advantage but instead the middle order showed some fight. Azhar Ali finished the … [Read more...]

Riaz skittles England – Prior and Broad save disaster

Wahab Riaz's debut for Pakistan got off to a flying start with 5 for 63 in Englands first innings of the third test at the Oval. Already 2-nil up in the four test series Strauss won the toss and decided that cloudy conditions held no fear for him and chose to bat. At 94 for 7 it wasn't looking … [Read more...]

England complete Test victory but Pakistan earn respect

Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide England to a nine wicket win over Pakistan in the 2nd Test at Edgbaston. Pakistan started the day hoping to add some valuable runs for the last wicket but their innings only lasted another 11 balls. Chasing only 118 to win … [Read more...]