Month: March 2018

Devendra Bundela, the Madhya Pradesh batsman and most capped cricketer in Ranji Trophy history, has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a 22-year first-class career. The 41-year old Bundela’s last match remains MP’s 2017-18 Ranji Trophy quarterfinal clash that was won by Delhi. Bundela breached the 10000-run mark in first-class cricket in that match.
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Geoffrey Toyana has been removed as Lions head coach and redeployed as High Performance Coach after two tough seasons in which the franchise won no silverware. Toyana, who was heavily touted to take over from Russell Domingo as national head coach earlier this summer, won four trophies in his first three seasons in charge, but
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Irfan Pathan, the former India allrounder, has taken up a new role, that of player-cum-mentor of the Jammu & Kashmir side for the 2018-2019 domestic season. The 33-year-old has played for Baroda right through his Ranji Trophy career, but was dropped and removed as captain after two matches of the 2017-18 domestic season, in which
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Lunch South Africa 400 for 7 (Bavuma 61*, Philander 6*) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Temba Bavuma calls loudly as he scampers a run AFP A half-century from Temba Bavuma helped South Africa push their total to 400 on the second day in Johannesburg, where Australia picked up only one wicket in the opening session.
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Innings break England 307 (Bairstow 101, Wood 52, Southee 6-62, Boult 4-87) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details 290 for 8 to complete a satisfactory fightback in the first innings of the second Test. Bairstow, who had resumed on 97 not out, clipped a single off Trent Boult in the fifth over of the
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Big Picture If the Ashes-retaining campaign had been “a good starting point” for Australia to stage a turnaround after relinquishing their world titles in both limited-overs formats, captain Meg Lanning’s return to international cricket now awaits commemoration in the form of a double series triumph. A T20 series victory for the first time in nearly
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Big Picture If the Ashes-retaining campaign had been “a good starting point” for Australia to stage a turnaround after relinquishing their world titles in both limited-overs formats, captain Meg Lanning’s return to international cricket now awaits commemoration in the form of a double series triumph. A T20 series victory for the first time in nearly
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Tim Paine began his first day as fully-fledged Australian captain with one small but significant departure from custom by initiating a pre-game handshake between all players and ended it by flagging a revolutionary departure from custom, at least for his team, by announcing a firm redefinition of the captain’s role. As the teams began their
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A fine bowling effort helped Legends of Rupganj to a 12-run win over Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity in the Dhaka Premier League’s Super League stage at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. No 8 Nazmul Hossain Milon‘s brisk 63, which contained three fours and two sixes, took Rupganj to 216 for 8 after they had slipped to
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Zimbabwe’s coaching staff have until 3pm local time on Friday to resign or be sacked by the board following an unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign. ESPNcricinfo has verified the ultimatum but has yet to confirm whether the staff will stand out or wait for their bosses to fire them. One way or another, all are
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Toss: South Africa chose to bat v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details ‘Speaking to the players and saying goodbye is the toughest thing I have had to do’ – Darren Lehmann AFP Australia’s new cycle of Test cricket began in Johannesburg after the sanctions handed out by Cricket Australia following the ball-tampering scandal. Tim Paine, not
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India 108 for 2 (Mandhana 62*, Hazell 2-17) beat England 107 (Wyatt 31, Anuja 3-21) by eight wickets Smriti Mandhana guides the ball on the off side BCCI India’s six-match winless streak came to an end in the final league match of the tri-series courtesy Smriti Mandhana‘s unbeaten 62 and Anuja Patil‘s 3 for 21. The
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