- Australia opener beats Steve Smith and Mitchell Star to top honourMeg Lanning wins women’s player of the yearDavid Warner has again held off skipper Steve Smith to become just the fourth player to win back-to-back Allan Border Medals.Previously only Ricky Ponting, Shane Watson and Michael Clarke had claimed consecutive gongs in the 16-year history of the award. Related: Australia rest David Warner and Usman Khawaja for ODIs in New ZealandContinue reading...
- Trevor Bayliss wants his bowling unit to improve but their performance at Eden Gardens is something to build on ahead of June’s tournamentThe day before the third and final one-day international Jason Roy told a mixed media gathering at Eden Gardens that England would be “taking the positives” from their two defeats to date, the bare-knuckle bowler-pummelings in Pune and Cuttack. Shortly afterwards, in a flagrant breach of international sports-speak code, Roy was asked by a cur
- Australian Test spinner Steve O’Keefe has spent his cricket life facing down doubters, and is ready to silence them again on Australia’s tour of IndiaAustralian spinner Steve O’Keefe has a little bit of time to chat before he fronts a team meeting with the Sydney Sixers. He hasn’t spoken with management following his recent decision to play grade cricket over his BBL commitments, so he’s anticipating a “please explain”. “Which is rightfully so,&rdq
- Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris wants a city-based Twenty20 cricket tournament plans to go ahead, despite a delay.
- England hold on to win the third one-day international against India by five runs as Ben Stokes finds redemption at Eden Gardens.
- • England 321-8; India 316-9 – England win by five runs
• Chris Woakes keeps India at bay after Kedar Jadhav hits 90The series may have gone in the bruising brilliance of Pune and Cuttack but England found enough under the lights in Kolkata to finish on a high, beating India by five runs at a fond, febrile Eden Park. It was a genuinely thrilling finish in another match that swung from side to side with drunken élan. India’s batsmen produced a late surge against some
- England 321-8 beat India 316-9 by five runsConsolation win means India take series 2-1 4.16pm GMTThat was a fantastic last over from Woakes, recovering from 10 off the first two balls and following it with four dot balls, one of which was the wicket of the man on 90. You can feel a bit sorry for India given the fantastic efforts of Pandya and Jadhav, but at long, long last, England have won a match in India. They won’t be happy to have lost the series, even if we have seen three excellent
- Australia's 1987 World Cup-winning team are awarded medals for their victory over England in India nearly 30 years on.
- Australia 353-6; Pakistan 267 (43.4 overs)Australia win fourth ODI by 86 runs and lead five-match series 3-1An outstanding performance from David Warner fired Australia to a comprehensive 86-run win over Pakistan in the fourth ODI in Sydney and set up an unassailable 3-1 series lead.The tourists were set a monster target of 354 at the SCG after a swashbuckling ton from Warner (130), and half-centuries from Glenn Maxwell (78) and Travis Head (51). In front of a crowd of 31,979, Pakistan were then
- David Warner scored a century as Australia beat Pakistan by 86 runs in Sydney to clinch a series win 11.34am GMTHere’s the report from the SCG. Thanks for your company! Related: David Warner century clinches series win for Australia against Pakistan11.01am GMTSo an anti-climactic ending, but the excitement all came earlier during the Australian innings, and also through the first half of Pakistan’s reply. It started with David Warner’s 12th ODI century (only Gilchrist, Mark Wau
- The spinner has been troubled on and off the pitch but a winter spent coaching in Australia has left him in positive mood for 2017It was the Northamptonshire coach, David Ripley, who came up with the idea that Monty Panesar should spend this winter in Australia. If it seemed a risky move to send a man with well-documented mental health problems, kept in check by a robust support network, way out of his comfort zone then, listening to him talk, it is seeming an inspired idea.The primary reason fo
- Over-by-over updates from the final ODI at Eden Gardens in KolkataRoy hails England performances despite defeats in IndiaEmail Vithushan or tweet @Vitu_E 8.11am GMT2nd over: England 1-0 (Roy 0, Billings 0) Kohli decides that Hardik Pandya will open at the other end. There were three slips for Kumar but Pandya starts with two. However, after beating Billings, Kolhi tinkers his field to move a man on the drive to third. Maiden.8.08am GMT1st over: England 1-0 (Roy 0, Billings 0) As expected, Sam Bi
- Australia v Pakistan, live ODI cricket from the SCGEmail: email@example.com | Twitter: @collinsadam 5.02am GMT23rd over: Australia 127-1 (Warner 85, Smith 10). After saying those nice things about Hafeez it was inevitable he was going go let me down. To be fair, the first of the two boundaries he conceded was Warner class, down on the one leg sweeping between the legside sweepers behind square. The second though, that’s a long hop, put away. 11 from it, all to Warner, who
- The line-ups for the men's and women's Big Bash League semi-finals in Australia are determined - with several England players involved.
- • England trail three-match ODI series 2-0 after defeats in Pune and Cuttack
• Roy insists tourists have played well and ultimate target is Champions TrophyIt seems fair to say Eden Gardens probably is not the place England would have chosen to nurse their bruises at the end of a rather brutal losing ODI series. Kolkata’s colosseum is the second largest cricket stadium in the world after the MCG, but it is probably the loudest, a grand, rambling, steeply tiered city centre ground
- Meet the new British tennis star who bought his own shirts and was snubbed by ex-England cricketer Kevin Pietersen.
- Sydney Sixers defeat Melbourne Stars by three wickets
Perth Scorchers defeat Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets
Shaun Marsh has found form with the bat to help steer the Perth Scorchers to a home BBL semi-final with a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes. At Bellerive Oval on Saturday, the hosts batted first and set a lacklustre target of 135 which Perth hunted down with more than six overs to spare. The result cements the Scorchers’ position among the top-two sides and ends Hobart&
- Scorchers in seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes
result cements Scorchers’ position among the top-two sidesShaun Marsh has found form with the bat to help steer the Perth Scorchers to a home BBL semi-final with a seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes.At Bellerive Oval on Saturday, the hosts batted first and set a lacklustre target of 135 which Perth hunted down with more than six overs to spare. The result cements the Scorchers’ position among the top-two sides and ends
- Jonny Bairstow will replace injured batsman Alex Hales in England's Twenty20 squad to face India.
- ALEX HALES will miss the rest of England's tour of India with a broken hand leaving Sam Billings favourite to open in the final ODI of the series.
- Tours begin to resemble auditions as several of England’s limited overs tourists have already expressed interest in being offered for sale in February’s IPL auctionDaniel Vettori was driving his car when he found out the results of the first IPL auction, in 2008. Vettori was 29 and in his pomp, a senior cricketer long-established on the New Zealand board’s highest pay grade. Related: Eoin Morgan laments England’s failure to execute plans in India victoryContinue reading..
- Somerset director of cricket Matt Maynard hints that West Indies batsman Chris Gayle may not return to Taunton in 2017.
- Ireland collapse to a 10-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in the Desert Twenty20 Challenge final, having earlier thrashed Scotland in the semi-final.
- England opener Alex Hales will miss the remainder of the tour of India after suffering a hand fracture.
- Ireland will play Afghanistan on Friday in the final of the Desert T20 Challenge after easing to a 98-run victory over Scotland.
- Melbourne Renegades defeat Brisbane Heat by one run at the GabbaHeat lose 6-26 and lose last wicket running on a wide in frantic finishThe Melbourne Renegades have kept their Big Bash League finals hopes alive with a stunning one-run win over the Brisbane Heat. In a see-sawing match in hot, humid conditions at the Gabba, the Renegades won on the final ball, with Heat tail-ender Mitch Swepson run out at the non-strikers end. That after a third wide delivery of the over by Luke Rimmington.The Heat
- London Stadium is found to have a potential playing surface big enough to host one-day international cricket matches.
- ‘Border: I personally would have taken a gamble on another paceman’Mickey Arthur denies Pakistan’s Junaid Khan is a serial no ball offenderAllan Border doubts Australia’s spinners can do the job in India, saying he would have picked speedster Pat Cummins to add firepower to the tourist’s attack. Former Test captain Border has lamented Cummins’ non-selection despite his history of injuries, saying selectors may have got the bowling balance wrong for the four-Te
- EOIN MORGAN was left frustrated and disappointed after England’s 15-run loss which conceded the one-day series to India with one match to play.
- EOIN MORGAN’s defiant century was not enough to prevent England losing the second one-day international against India, who sealed the series with a 15-run victory in Cuttack.
- • Morgan plays defiant innings of 102 in the 15-run defeat against India
• Home side’s victory secured one-day series against EnglandEoin Morgan admitted England simply had not been good enough with both bat and ball after a thrilling 15-run loss at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack ensured defeat in the three‑game one-day series against India. Related: India beat England in second ODI by 15 runs to wrap up series victoryRelated: Steve Smith century gets Australia back to win
- Scotland beat Oman by seven wickets in Dubai to finish top of their Desert T20 group and will face Ireland in Friday's semi-final.
- Eighteen-year-old James Botham and Elliot Frewen earn Wales Sevens call-ups for the World Rugby series in Wellington.
- Scottish £1 note | Women’s boxes | Beware small mouths | Anglo-Saxon beginnings | Weetabix with margarine and golden syrupAs an Englishman resident in Scotland for more than 50 years, I have never felt the slightest “shame … reserved for those who try to spend Scottish notes south of the border” (Time to cash in, G2, 18 January). I have, however, on two occasions, handed over a Royal Bank of Scotland £1 note in England and been offered change for a fiver.
- Brilliant centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni give India a series-clinching 15-run win over England in a thrilling second ODI.
- Trailblazer in women’s cricket who fought sexism and indifference with equal energyOn 4 August in the broiling summer of 1976, Rachael Heyhoe Flint, captain of the England women’s cricket team, led her side out into the sunshine at Lord’s for a historic one-day international against Australia. Until that day, with the notable exception of the Queen’s annual visits, women had always been barred from the sacred spaces of the Long Room at Lord’s and kept well away from
- • India 381-6; England 366-8
• Centuries from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni key to India’s winEngland were narrowly overpowered in Cuttack, going down swinging by 15 runs to lose the three-match series at the earliest possible juncture. Asked to make 382, the third-highest score batting second of all time, England pushed all the way, racking up their own highest chase under some gloomy lights and in front of a febrile, relentlessly involved full house crowd.Eoin Morgan led the chase,
- Stunning hundreds from Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni proved decisive as India beat England by 15 runs in Cuttack, despite a fine century from their captain Eoin MorganSteve Smith gets Australia back to winning ways against Pakistan
Follow us on Instagram for our pick of the best sports photos 4.51pm GMTHere’s Barney Ronay’s report from the ground. Related: India beat England in second ODI by 15 runs to wrap up series victory4.16pm GMTIt was, of course, an excellent chase by England, Morg
- Steve Smith gets Australia back to winning ways against Pakistan
Follow us on Instagram for our pick of the best sports photos And feel free to send an email to Tom or tweet @tomdaviesE17 3.41pm GMT45th over: England 309-7 (Morgan 71, Plunkett 5; target 382). Confident cricket from Woakes, who belts the third delivery he’s faced in the air through the covers for four, but Bumrah comes back at him with a slower ball, nipping in off the seam, and bowls him. His first ball at the new man, Plu
- Over-by-over updates from the second ODI in CuttackSteve Smith gets Australia back to winning ways against PakistanAnd feel free to send an email to Tom or tweet @tomdaviesE17 1.05pm GMT8th over: England 51-1 (Roy 13 Root 16, target 382). Root slashes and misses inelegantly at a wide one from Bumrah, as a prelude to slashing and connecting with a similar delivery and getting four, just about finding the gap between backward point and gully – risky but rewarding, on this occasion. It’
- Gloucestershire off-spinner Jack Taylor signs an extended contract until the end of the 2019 season.
- Australia win by seven wickets with 30 balls remaining
Hosts take 2-1 lead in five-match series with Sydney and Adelaide to come 11.12am GMTAnd so Australia take the third match of the five-game series at the Waca, largely on the back of a long and controlled partnership that saw Peter Handscomb make 82 and captain Steve Smith finish with an unbeaten 108 from 104 balls.It’s a dangerously easy stereotype to peddle, but Pakistan were major architects in their own demise here. At 2/45 in the
- Pakistan 263-7; Australia 265-3 (from 45 of 50 overs)Australia win by sevent wickets with 30 balls remainingDebutant Peter Handscomb was gifted two lucky breaks and Steve Smith cracked a fighting century to help power Australia to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in Thursday’s one-day clash at the Waca Ground.
Chasing 264 for victory, Australia reached 265-3 with five overs to spare, with Smith (108 not out off 104 balls) and Handscomb (82 off 84) combining for a match-winning 183-run
- An on-air exchange between Adelaide Strikers captain Brad Hodge and a commentator in the Big Bash is being investigated by Cricket Australia.
- VIRAT KOHLI is not invincible but England must be prepared to stick to their plans, according to Nasser Hussain.
- Over-by-over updates from the second ODI in CuttackEngland’s Ball wants to ruin India’s party in second ODIAnd feel free to send an email to Vish or tweet @Vitu_E 7.40am GMTLiam Plunkett back in for England in place of Rashid. Maybe they really are going to UNLEASH a BOUNCER WAR against Kohli*
*They're not 7.38am GMTVirat Kohli has 4823 runs chasing down a score, at an average of 64.30, with 17 hundreds. He won’t add to those monstrous stats today. India to set the score.&ldquo
- VIRAT KOHLI failed with the bat but his side had enough to clinch a series victory in the second ODI in Cuttack.
- Channel Ten’s Mark Howard informs Brad Hodge of bowling statsConcerned Cricket Australia ‘disappointed’ by commentsCricket Australia’s integrity unit is investigating an on-air exchange between commentator Mark Howard and Adelaide skipper Brad Hodge during Wednesday night’s Big Bash League match.Hodge, speaking to Network Ten pundits during the clash between his Strikers and the Sydney Thunder, was told of Ben Laughlin’s impressive recent bowling record agains
- Live updates from the third match of the series at the Waca GroundEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Tweet: @GeoffLemonSport4.45am GMT18th over: Pakistan 91-2 (Babar 26, Shafiq 1)
Lovely when you’re a part-timer and you get a wicket and it lets you bowl a tidy next over. Two singles from Head, after being collared by Sharjeel. Babar is 26 off 45 now. Certainly not an emergency - I am one of those spectators liable to get impatient too early - but he’ll need to bat long and make up
- WHEN THE England women’s cricket team begin their assault on the World Cup this summer on home soil, they will owe almost everything to one woman.
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