• Sri Lanka bat, Australia leave out Lyon and Henriques
  • Australia A bowlers set up crushing win
  • Bravo bowled 'a champion over' – Brathwaite
  • Analysing cricket through a baseball lens
  • Thinking right, execution wrong – Dhoni

Sri Lanka bat, Australia leave out Lyon and Henriques

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bat v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details This will be the final ODI of Tillakaratne Dilshan’s career (file photo) © AFP David Warner’s first act as captain of Australia was to call incorrectly at the toss in Dambulla, where Angelo Mathews chose to bat. It meant that for the third consecutive time from three games in this series, Australia would have to chase down a…

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Australia A bowlers set up crushing win

Australia A 2 for 136 (Lynn 56*, Maxwell 46*) beat South Africa A 134 (Zondo 40, Boyce 4-21, Richardson 2-11) by 8 wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Glenn Maxwell chipped in with bat and ball to earn the Man-of-the-Match award in Australia A’s big win © Gallo Images Australia A bundled out South Africa A for 134 in Mackay, and then romped to an eight-wicket win with more than 30 overs…

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Dhoni wants better Powerplay bowling

Play 03:37 Happy with how we bowled in last eight overs – Dhoni MS Dhoni, the India captain, has called for improvement while bowling in the first six overs and has asked his bowlers to assess conditions quickly, to determine what a competitive spell is ahead of the second T20 international against West Indies in Florida on Sunday. India had conceded the third highest T20I total – 245 – in…

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Bravo bowled 'a champion over' – Brathwaite

Carlos Brathwaite praised Dwayne Bravo for bowling a “champion over” to defend seven and secure a one-run win © BCCI West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite said the support given to him by senior players was a major factor in achieving victory on his captaincy debut. No one was more pivotal than allrounder Dwayne Bravo, whose nerveless final over clinched a one-run win over India in a run fest at the…

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Analysing cricket through a baseball lens

KL Rahul made 110 off 51 balls in the first T20I, but where might he rank in terms of an exit-velocity rating? © BCCI The arrival of the India squad in Florida this weekend has brought in huge throng of supporters hoping to spur a new age for neutral venue cricket possibilities in the USA. But their presence is also drawing attention from an unlikely source with a series of…

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Thinking right, execution wrong – Dhoni

KL Rahul and MS Dhoni added 107 for the fourth wicket, but India fell a run short © BCCI India captain MS Dhoni said he had guessed correctly that the final delivery from Dwayne Bravo would be a slower ball but his execution of the shot let him down. With two runs needed off one ball, Dhoni was caught at short third man and West Indies won the first T20…

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Bravo magic seals one-run win in 489-run T20I

West Indies 245 for 6 (Lewis 100, Charles 79) beat India 244 for 4 (Rahul 110*, Rohit 62, Bravo 2-37) by 1 runScorecard and ball-by-ball details Evin Lewis, replacing an injured Chris Gayle, made his maiden T20I ton in just his second game © BCCI A hurriedly arranged exercise to take a glimpse into the future of cricket economy provided a giddying look into the future of Twenty20 cricket on…

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Hafeez ruled out of tour with calf strain

Mohammad Hafeez has struggled for form all series © Getty Images Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out for the remainder of Pakistan’s tour of England, after suffering a calf injury ahead of the second ODI against England at Lord’s. The fast bowler, Mohammad Irfan, has been called up in his place. After complaining about pain in his left calf, Hafeez was diagnosed with a minor strain which means he will…

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Homecoming for 'fully converted Kiwi' Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner: ‘I am a fully converted Kiwi now’ © Gallo Images/Getty Images “Wagner is my surname now.” It just does not translate in print, does it? Neil Wagner, the South African-born, New Zealand-based Test cricketer, was explaining to local reporters that he prefers his last name to be pronounced in an English-style, rather than an Afrikaans one. Here, in Centurion where he grew up, he would be called “Vaggner”….

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England cruise to Lord's victory

Joe Root scored a measured 89 as England won the second Royal London ODI against Pakistan at Lord’s by four wickets. Sarfraz Ahmed became the first Pakistan batsman to score a one-day century at the Home of Cricket but England’s pace attack sparkled – Mark Wood and Chris Woakes each picked up three wickets – to bowl visitors out for 251. Liam Plunkett plucked an outstanding one-hand, diving catch out…

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