• Jayden Seales, Matthew Forde, Nyeem Young seal win for West Indies
  • Angelo Mathews and Sean Williams in focus as Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka resume a strange rivalry
  • Bowlers star as Sydney Thunder win rain-affected encounter
  • Tamim Iqbal returns for Bangladesh's T20I tour of Pakistan

Far from an endangered breed: Dom Bess stands up for his trade

6:50 PM GMT At the start of the third day’s play, there was an intriguing chat on commentary between Matt Prior and Kevin Pietersen – yes, TalkSPORT has bought the pair together; they’ll be pairing Ian Botham and Ian Chappell next – over the future of conventional off-spinners in Test cricket. The conclusion, to paraphrase only a little, was they are an endangered breed. But, unlike the rhinoceros, Pietersen didn’t…

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Anrich Nortje embraces 'proper Dutchman' nickname after showing rearguard grit

6:12 PM GMT What are the characteristics of a “proper Dutchman”, the term of endearment South Africa’s bowling coach Charl Langevedlt used to describe Anrich Nortje? “It’s a sense of trying to go out there and fight, and come hard and be aggressive, with a lot of heart,” Nortje explained, happy to hear that the nickname that has been attached to him for a “quite a long time” was on…

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Expect a Rashid storm against the Hurricanes

Fantasy Picks | Wade and Weatherald offer high value (4:58) Here are our fantasy picks for the game between the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers (4:58) 5:34 PM GMT January 19: Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers Our XI: Mathew Wade, Jake Weatherald, George Bailey, Ben McDermott, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan (capt), Qais Ahmed (vice-capt), Nathan Ellis, Micheal Neser, Scott Boland NOTE: We might not always be able to…

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Dom Bess five-for fires England before Quinton de Kock defiance

‘Awesome feeling’ to get first England ton – Pope (1:01) Ollie Pope shares his delight at scoring an England century of his own, after watching others get their maiden tons (1:01) Jan 16, 2020 South Africa 60 for 2 (Bess 2-12) trail England 499 for 9 dec (Pope 135*, Stokes 117, Maharaj 5-180) by 439 runs Ollie Pope scored a maiden Test hundred to follow the latest demonstration of Ben…

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Jayden Seales, Matthew Forde, Nyeem Young seal win for West Indies

Jayden Seales celebrates © Getty Images West Indies 180 for 7 (Young 61, Sangha 4-30) beat Australia 179 all out (Fraser-McGurk 84, Seales 4-49, Forde 3-24) by three wickets Jayden Seales and Matthew Forde shared seven wickets between them to bowl Australia out for 179, after which allrounder Nyeem Young dragged West Indies out of a precarious position to seal a win in the first Group B game of the…

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Figy John century as UAE beat Canada; NZ v Japan washed out

3:38 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff UAE Under-19s 232 for 2 (John 102*, Lakra 66) beat Canada Under-19s 231 for 8 (Patel 90, Sharma 2-42, Lakra 2-39) by eight wickets UAE opener Figy John scored this Under-19 World Cup’s first century, a thoroughly smooth, 101-ball 102 that helped his side beat Canada by eight wickets in Bloemfontein. The 18-year old, who had last year played with the senior team in ODIs,…

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No CAC, but BCCI advertises for new selectors

2:28 PM GMT Despite having not yet appointed a Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), the BCCI has put out an advertisement to fill positions in the national selection panels including the men’s committee where two members were on extension. On Sunday, the BCCI advertised to fill up the following positions: two slots on the senior men’s selection committee, all five in the senior women’s selection committee, and two on the junior…

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Bowlers star as Sydney Thunder win rain-affected encounter

Sydney Thunder 2 for 28 (5.3 overs) (Khawaja 13, Bird 1-5) beat Sydney Sixers 76 all out (Avendano 28, Sams 3-14) by four runs (by DLS method) Sydney Thunder exacted revenge against crosstown rivals Sydney Sixers with a dominant bowling performance in a rain-affected match at Sydney Showground Stadium on Saturday. After electing to bowl, Thunder’s seamers relished ideal bowling conditions and took advantage of two short rain delays to…

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Tamim Iqbal returns for Bangladesh's T20I tour of Pakistan

Tamim Iqbal plays a shot © Getty Images Hasan Mahmud, the 20-year-old medium pacer, is the only brand-new face in Bangladesh’s 15-man squad – which doesn’t include veteran Mushfiqur Rahim, who opted out citing security concerns – for the three-match T20I series in Pakistan later this month. Mahmudullah will continue to lead the side, which has a few more changes from the one that lost 2-1 on the tour of…

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