Gareth Delany, Aaron Lilley secure Leicestershire the spoils in basement battle

10:06 PM IST ECB Reporters Network Leicestershire 177 for 6 (Delany 68, Lilley 50) beat Durham 147 for 8 by 30 runs Leicestershire chalked up their first win in this year’s Vitality Blast, half-centuries from Gareth Delany and Arron Lilley helping them on their way to a comfortable 30-run victory over a Durham side which has now lost all three matches played. With this year’s Vitality Blast being a ten-game…

August 31, 2020
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Chris Dent justifies recall to overwhelm Worcestershire

8:48 PM IST ECB Reporters Network Gloucestershire 197 for 3 (Dent 60) beat Worcestershire 175 for 8 by 22 runs Chris Dent justified his recall in the Gloucestershire Vitality Blast side after a lengthy absence with a match-winning knock and two crucial interventions in the field during a 22-run success over Worcestershire Rapids at Blackfinch New Road. Dent, the captain of Gloucestershire’s red-ball side, had registered a first-ball duck in…

August 31, 2020
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Last call for fringe players to make their mark in series decider

Tom Banton – ‘Want to make it difficult for selectors not to pick me’ (0:36) England batsman speaks about his future after smashing 71 off just 42 balls in washed-out opener against Pakistan (0:36) Aug 29, 2020 Big picture The ECB may have failed to get a 100-ball tournament off the ground this year, but 97 deliveries in an incomplete T20 demonstrated that even formats this short allow for plenty…

August 31, 2020
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Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood recalled for Australia T20I and ODI series

6:28 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer have been recalled to England’s T20I and ODI squads for the forthcoming series against Australia, but there is no return for the Test captain Joe Root, nor for Jason Roy, who has not yet recovered from a side strain. England’s two white-ball squads also include a recall for Sam Curran, who was not considered for selection against Pakistan…

August 31, 2020
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Josh Hazlewood will 'keep pushing' for chance to revive his T20I career

Mitchell Starc backs ‘huge talent’ Riley Meredith to succeed on England tour (0:45) Mitchell Starc talks about how there’s been chat around fast bowler Riley Meredith for a couple of seasons (0:45) 3:26 PM IST Josh Hazlewood is not expecting a starting place in Australia’s T20I side against England but retains the ambition to be a three-format player at international level. Hazlewood only has seven T20I caps to his name,…

August 31, 2020
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Josh Hazlewood on CSK's Covid-19 outbreak: 'It's obviously a little bit of a concern'

August 31, 2020

Josh Hazlewood wears an intent look at a press conference ¬© Getty Images Australia pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has admitted to some “concern” about the Covid-19 outbreak in the Chennai Super Kings set-up in Dubai ahead of joining the franchise for the 2020 IPL next month. There have so far been 13 cases reported from the Super Kings contingent, including two players, which has delayed the start of the team’s…

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AB de Villiers back to keeping in RCB nets; Jonty Rhodes overcomes quarantine 'hurdle'

AB de Villiers keeps an eye on the Royal Challengers Bangalore training session with head coach Simon Katich¬† 1:57 PM IST Shashank Kishore The postponement of the 2020 T20 World Cup may have thrown AB de Villiers‘ potential South Africa comeback off the rails for the moment, but he’s happy to be back playing cricket in some form after a strict five-month lockdown in South Africa because of Covid-19. In…

August 31, 2020
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Glenn Maxwell hits century, Marcus Stoinis shines with bat and ball in Australia warm-up

I didn’t know how long it’d take to get back in – Stoinis (1:33) Marcus Stoinis explains tweaks made to his game that have helped him back into the Australia squad. (1:33) 5:48 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Cummins XI 250 for 8 (Maxwell 108, Stoinis 87, Lyon 3-47) beat Finch XI 249 (Tye 59, Starc 41, Stoinis 4-31) by two wickets Glenn Maxwell hit a century in his first innings…

August 30, 2020
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Nicholas Pooran's maiden T20 ton fires Guyana Amazon Warriors to victory

3:11 AM IST Guyana Amazon Warriors 153 for 3 (Pooran 100*) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 150 for 5 (Da Silva 59) by seven wickets Nicholas Pooran hit his maiden T20 hundred from just 45 balls to lead Guyana Amazon Warriors from 25 for 3 to a seven-wicket win with 21 balls to spare in a chase of 151 against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, taking his side into…

August 30, 2020
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Eoin Morgan puts best form down to 'experience and confidence' in batting role

1:52 AM IST Eoin Morgan has suggested he is hitting the ball as well as at any time in his career after a match-defining performance against Pakistan. Morgan made 66 from 33 balls as England pulled off a record T20I chase at Emirates Old Trafford and against this opposition. It was his fourth half-century in his seven most recent T20I innings and sustains a remarkable record that has seen him…

August 30, 2020
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