Category: cricket

Dilruwan Perera spins Sri Lanka to series-clinching 229-run victory over Australia inside three days

Dilruwan Perera ripped the heart out of the Australian order to spin Sri Lanka to a series-clinching 229-run victory inside three days of the second test at Galle on...

Kusal Mendis plunders Australia attack for unbeaten century as tourists struggle to contain new Sri Lankan hero

Kusal Mendis’s maiden Test hundred dragged Sri Lanka out of trouble as they reached 282 for six before bad light brought an early close to the third day of the...

Neil Wagner on song with career-best six-wicket haul as New Zealand take complete control on opening day

Fiery seamer Neil Wagner claimed career-best test figures of six for 41 as New Zealand took complete control of the opening day of the first test against Zimbabwe at the...

Ben Stokes not giving up on England return this summer despite calf injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has hinted he will miss the final Test against Pakistan but could still play some part in the subsequent limited-overs series. Stokes has...

Women’s cricket gearing up for T20 launch as they prepare to show the men’s game how a Super League can work

County cricket may be on the brink of civil war over Twenty20 franchises but there is no doubt among the women pioneers where the future lies as they get ready to launch...

Ashar Zaidi wields black bat to single-handedly take Essex towards T20 Blast quarter-finals with win over Middlesex

Ashar Zaidi smashed a spectacular 59 not out from 24 balls to speed Essex Eagles to a five-wicket win against Middlesex at Lord’s which all but sees them qualify...

Joe Root: England batsman’s highest score down to ‘hurt’ caused by coach

Joe Root’s 254 in the second Test at Old Trafford was his highest score in first-class cricket England batsman Joe Root has put his career-best innings down to the...

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq celebrates century with press-ups as Pakistan edge England on day one of the first Test at Lord’s

It said everything about a frustrating opening day for England at the business end of the summer that Steven Finn appeared to be toiling with an injury while Jimmy...

Sachin Tendulkar calls for more bowler-friendly pitches in bit do reduce the dominance of batsmen  

Cricket pitches need to be more bowler-friendly if the rising imbalance between bat and ball is to be addressed, Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar has said. The...

Henderson excited by SA spin variety

Proteas spin bowling coach, Claude Henderson, says the squad is fortunate to have variety in the spin attack in action in the Tri-Nation One-Day International (ODI)...