• Darren Stevens' promise to Kent: 'Get us to Finals Day and I'll win you the comp'
  • Virat Kohli to step down as RCB captain after IPL 2021

Milton Shumba's 29-ball 66 fires Zimbabwe to series win

Report Visitors chase down 178-run target against Scotland with five deliveries to spare Zimbabwe 180 for 4 (Shumba 66*, Madhevere 43) beat Scotland 177 for 4 (Munsey 54, Berrington 44) by six wickets A rapid half-century from Milton Shumba – the first of his T20I career – powered Zimbabwe to a six-wicket victory against Scotland in Edinburgh. Set 178 for the win, Zimbabwe chased down the target with five deliveries…

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CSK toast 'very special innings' as faith in Ruturaj Gaikwad pays off

News “Obviously one of my top innings till now because of the pressure we were in; the senior batters returned to the pavilion so I had to grind it.” One of the things IPL teams take pride in is giving opportunities to the next big player. Ruturaj Gaikwad was that next big player last year for Chennai Super Kings. Then everything went wrong for them. Gaikwad himself came down with…

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Elusive Sheffield Shield title the focus for Western Australia

News Need to find a way to take 20 wickets more regularly to complement a strong batting unit Captain Mitchell MarshCoach Adam Voges FixturesSeptember 22: South Australia (Marsh Cup), Karen Rolton OvalSeptember 24-27: South Australia (Sheffield Shield), Karen Rolton Oval Winter movesThe bulk of the squad is unchanged from last year with only changes to the rookie contracts. Left-handed batter Jake Carder, who did play two matches at the end…

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The only way is up for South Australia amid reality of tough rebuild

News Winless across both competitions last season, the Redbacks need to find answers Captain Travis HeadCoach Jason Gillespie FixturesSeptember 22: Western Australia (Marsh Cup), Karen Rolton OvalSeptember 24-27: Western Australia (Sheffield Shield), Karen Rolton Oval Winter movesBrendan Doggett‘s arrival from Queensland, after a 2020-21 title-winning campaign where he took 22 wickets at 26.81, has been one of the most significant off-season switches as South Australia look to bring some firepower…

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Danni Wyatt sets about finding new niche in style

In her 200th game for England, Danni Wyatt set about finding her new niche with a middle-order performance that sealed Player of the Match honours and an unlikely victory for her team. Wyatt’s aggressive style makes her a natural T20 opener but, having struggled to get an ODI game this summer, she came in to No. 7 to replace the resting Katherine Brunt with devastating effect in the second of…

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Darren Stevens' promise to Kent: 'Get us to Finals Day and I'll win you the comp'

Darren Stevens points up to his late father Bob as Kent seal their Blast title © Getty Images Five minutes before the toss in Kent’s T20 Blast quarter-final against Birmingham Bears in late August, Matt Walker and Sam Billings, their head coach and captain, pulled Darren Stevens aside for a chat. The topic was not one he had been expecting to address. At the ripe old age of 45, Stevens…

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'We certainly believe they should be coming' – PCB CEO Wasim Khan on England's tours of Pakistan

News The ECB is expected to meet today to take a decision on their men’s and women’s teams’ tours of Pakistan Wasim Khan: “There was no security breach [with the New Zealand tour]; the tour was abandoned because of a perceived threat”   Wasim Khan, the PCB chief executive, has claimed a “clean bill of health from a security perspective”, adding that he expects England – the men, for two…

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