Month: December 2017

James Anderson believes England will need “a 90mph bowler” and “big hundreds” from their batsmen if they are to win the next Ashes series in Australia. Anderson said he felt the relative lack of pace in England’s attack and their failure to post imposing first-innings totals has contributed to their defeat this time around. And
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Joe Root believes England “outplayed” Australia in Melbourne despite being unable to force victory on the final day. Thwarted by a lifeless pitch and another outstanding display of batting by Steve Smith, in particular, England had to settle for a draw at the MCG. But while that result at least ends talk of another whitewash,
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It’s a goddamn beast of a shot. Dale Steyn is steaming in; he’s already been flicked for six. Steyn doesn’t like batsmen when they’re playing and missing, who knows what vicious thoughts are going through his brain after the six. He goes fast at the body, but the body moves back, and slaps – more
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As Australia ground their way to an MCG stalemate with England on a pitch that possessed qualities of indestructibility on par with a cockroach, the two men at the crease were suspects usual and unusual. Taking the hosts to lunch effectively 4 for 14, there was still a glimmer for Joe Root’s team, and they
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Sydney Sixers’ captain Moises Henriques has taken a break from the ongoing Big Bash League, with no date set for his return. The seam-bowling allrounder played the first two matches of the season for Sixers before missing the third because of illness. “The Sydney Sixers advise that Moises Henriques will be taking some personal leave
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A deathly dull MCG pitch for the Boxing Day Test will be reviewed by the Melbourne Cricket Club after the outgoing Cricket Victoria chief executive Tony Dodemaide suggested the ground’s drop-in wicket square was overdue to be dug out and remade from scratch. Only 24 wickets fell over the five days of the Ashes match,
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England’s women cricketers have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours following their World Cup victory at Lord’s this summer. Heather Knight, the captain, and Mark Robinson, the head coach, have both been awarded OBEs, while Tammy Beaumont, the player of the tournament and Anya Shrubsole, whose six-wicket haul sealed a pulsating final against India,
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0:39 The New Zealand wicketkeeper sprinted back and held his composure to take a swirler New Zealand’s 47-run win in the first T20I in Nelson was studded with stellar individual performances, but the standout moment was Glenn Phillips‘ outstanding catch behind the stumps to dismiss Chris Gayle. Running back from his wicketkeeping position, Phillips had
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Trevor Bayliss, England’s coach, dismissed media allegations of ball-tampering as mere “pommie-bashing” after television footage appeared to show James Anderson digging his fingernail into the ball on a rain-affected fourth day of the fourth Test in Melbourne. The incident was picked up by Australia’s Channel Nine commentary team early in Australia’s second innings, and circulated
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Toss West Indies chose to bowl v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Anaru Kitchen pulls the ball Getty Images West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite won the toss and chose to bowl in the first T20 against New Zealand at Nelson. Otago batsman Anaru Kitchen made his international debut for New Zealand. He plays in an
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Lunch Australia 327 and 2 for 70 (Warner 28*, Smith 4*) trail England 491 (Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56, Cummins 4-117) by 94 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Alastair Cook became the highest scorer ever to carry his bat in Test cricket before England further strengthened their position by claiming two wickets before lunch on
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