Cricket

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Lord’s 17-year-first leaves England and India frustrated

Lord’s 17-year-first leaves England and India frustrated

After a thrilling first Test, fans and players alike were left frustrated on day one of the second match between England and India

Thu 9 Aug 2018

Hazlewood and Cummins to miss Test series against Pakistan

Hazlewood and Cummins to miss Test series against Pakistan

Cricket Australia has announced star pace duo Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will be unavailable to tour the UAE in October for the Test series with Pakistan

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Century-spoiling bowler gets comeuppance

Century-spoiling bowler gets comeuppance

A BOWLER in the Somerset cricket league has been hit with a huge ban after bad sportsmanship which deprived an opposing batsman of a possible century.

England mulling changes to cope without first Test hero

England mulling changes to cope without first Test hero

BEN Stokes’ trial for alleged affray has forced England to make yet another change to its evolving side that will take on India in the second Test at Lord’s.

Ponting’s bold solution for cricket’s 11-year low

Ponting’s bold solution for cricket’s 11-year low

WITH over rates a problem across all forms of cricket, Australian great Ricky Ponting has called for a major shake-up to how the offence is punished.

Tue 7 Aug 2018

‘Disingenuous’: ICC chief calls out Faf on ball-tampering

‘Disingenuous’: ICC chief calls out Faf on ball-tampering

ICC chief Dave Richardson is not buying into talk that players are unaware what constitutes ball tampering, saying it's pretty obvious what is legal and illegal

Stokes ‘mocked gay couple’ before brawl, court told

Stokes ‘mocked gay couple’ before brawl, court told

England cricket star Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight, a court has heard

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Smith dethroned: Kohli crowned as king

Smith dethroned: Kohli crowned as king

SHAMED Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has been dislodged as the highest-rated batsman in Test cricket after more than two-and-a-half years at the top

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Stokes trumps Kohli as England win thrilling Test

Stokes trumps Kohli as England win thrilling Test

BEN Stokes has taken the key wicket of Virat Kohli and finished with 4-40 as England beat India in the first cricket Test by 31 runs.

Sat 4 Aug 2018

Kohli the key in gripping test finale

Kohli the key in gripping test finale

INDIA’s captain Virat Kohli, a brilliant century-maker in the first innings, is underpinning the tourists’ quest to chase down a target of 194 in what could be a...

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Brilliant Kohli rides luck to save India

Brilliant Kohli rides luck to save India

India captain Virat Kohli was the headline act again, making England pay dearly for two dropped catches to produce one of the great Test innings.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Kohli clear he has nothing to prove

Kohli clear he has nothing to prove

VIRAT Kohli says his one and only focus against England is scoring runs for India, with the skipper adamant that he pays no attention to his critics.

Why England’s ‘ridiculous’ gamble could be masterstroke

Why England’s ‘ridiculous’ gamble could be masterstroke

ADIL Rashid’s recall to the England Test team has drawn a chorus of disapproval from the side’s legends, but numbers show there may be method behind the madness.

Kiwi actor slams Aussies for ball-tampering scandal

premium_icon Kiwi actor slams Aussies for ball-tampering scandal

AUSSIE sport has copped a spray from Kiwi actor Julian Dennison — adding fuel to the long-burning rivalry between Australia and New Zealand.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

‘Spoiled brat nobody will remember’: legend savages spinner

‘Spoiled brat nobody will remember’: legend savages spinner

England pinner Adil Rashid has kicked the hornet’s nest in taking aim at an Ashes hero, with one of the country’s Test greats delivering a withering take-down

Mon 30 Jul 2018

South Africa paceman puts his spin on ball-tampering scandal

South Africa paceman puts his spin on ball-tampering scandal

South African quick Dale Steyn says things are so much in favour of batsmen nowadays, he can understand why the ball tampering scandal happened

T20 Blast scout: Aussie contingent tearing up the UK

T20 Blast scout: Aussie contingent tearing up the UK

Billed as the world’s best T20 batsman, Aaron Finch hasn’t disappointed crowds at England’s Vitality Blast, and neither has a host of other talented Aussies

Chris Lynn eyes Bulls return

premium_icon Chris Lynn eyes Bulls return

AFTER enduring a horror run of injuries Chris Lynn will take the first steps on his road back to the Australian ODI side, shunning the red ball to re-sign with the...

Kohli’s point to prove in pre-Australia examination

Kohli’s point to prove in pre-Australia examination

INDIA captain Virat Kohli may be one of the world’s finest cricketers, but a career blip has haunted him for four years. Now he has a chance to set it straight.

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Handscomb confident he has unlocked key to Test success

Handscomb confident he has unlocked key to Test success

After having his technique picked apart by England’s quicks last summer, Peter Handscomb is confident he has ironed out the flaws in his game

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