Wright, Maxwell fifties blow Hurricanes away

Melbourne Stars 2 for 126 (Maxwell 56*, Wright 51*) beat Hobart Hurricanes 124 (Bailey 55, Zampa 2-18, Boland 2-26) by eight wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Luke Wright has had to deal with much more than some good form on the field © Getty Images Luke Wright has had a strange few days. It began, on Saturday night, with the innings of his long career, on the night of the Big…

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Taylor eyeing 100th ODI cap in South Africa

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced the England women’s touring party for the three-match One-Day International (ODI) and three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in South Africa next month. Ten years after making her ODI debut against India at Lord’s, Sussex wicketkeeper-batter, Sarah Taylor, is in line to win her 100th ODI cap in the match at Centurion on Friday 12th February. Charlotte Edwards will captain the 15-player…

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England stumble but time running out

Tea England 629 for 6 dec and 155 for 6 (Bairstow 26*, Moeen 10*) lead South Africa 627 for 7 dec (Amla 201, Bavuma 102*, de Villiers 88, du Plessis 86, Morris 69) by 157 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 01:38 England top order feeling the jitters From nowhere, a smouldering Newlands Test burst into life. A final day that many anticipated would bring unbearable drudgery became an urgent…

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Beaumont recalled for South Africa T20s

Tammy Beaumont returns to the England squad © Getty Images Tammy Beaumont, the Kent wicketkeeper-batsman, has been recalled to the England Women’s squad for the T20 series against South Africa but Mark Robinson, the new head coach, has kept faith with the players who lost the Ashes to Australia last year Beaumont last played in the one-day series against India in August 2014 and her previous T20 came against Australia…

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Ambati Rayudu, Unmukt Chand to Lead India 'A' and 'B' in Deodhar Trophy

Ambati Rayudu will team up with the likes of Amit Mishra and Varun Aaron © AFP New Delhi: Baroda batsman Ambati Rayudu has been appointed captain of the India ‘A’ side in the upcoming Deodhar Trophy, while Delhi’s Unmukt Chand will lead India ‘B’ in the three-team event. (Click here for latest cricket stories) The two teams feature all the prominent Ranji Trophy performers this season with top run-getters like…

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SNGPL defend title after Bhatti's 11, Misbah's twin fifties

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 238 (Misbah 85, Akmal 44, Adil 4-39) and 160 for 4 (Misbah 60*, Azhar 56) beat United Bank Limited 208 (Sharjeel 73, Bhatti 3-39, Hafeez 3-45) and 189 (Younis 98, Bilawal 8-56) by six wicketsScorecard File photo: Bilawal Bhatti ended with figures of 11 for 95 and was named Man of the Match © AFP Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited successfully defended the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy,…

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Rare Double Washout Blights Australia-West Indies Sydney Test

Security personnel stand guard to the pitch on Wednesday. © AFP Sydney: A second consecutive day’s play was washed out on Wednesday consigning the third Australia-West Indies Test to an unwelcome postscript in Australian cricket. (Sydney Test: Play on Day 3 Between Australia and West Indies Abandoned Due to Rain) Play was abandoned at lunch on the rain-sodden fourth day at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) amid forecasts the downpour…

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BBL runs continue for Wright

[embedded content] Sussex skipper Luke Wright’s excellent form in the Big Bash League continued with a half-century leading Melbourne Stars to a second successive victory. Having smashed an unbeaten century to see off local rivals Melbourne Renegades on Saturday, this time it was Hobart Hurricanes that were on the receiving end of another fine knock from the 30-year-old. Wright struck 51 not out from 41 balls, hitting five fours and…

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Ireland U-19s take Australia's spot

Ireland last participated in the Under-19 World Cup in 2012 © ICC/Getty Ireland will send a team to the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, taking the place of Australia. Cricket Ireland had indicated on Tuesday that it was likely to accept the ICC’s invitation to step in, although it now faces a challenge to arrange logistics with just three weeks until the start of the tournament. Australia withdrew from the…

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Led India Reach Australia for Limited-Overs Series

Australia series will prepare Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s India for World T20. © AFP Melbourne: The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket team reached Australia on Wednesday for the limited-overs series, starting January 12. (Dhoni Says Australia Tour Opportunity for India Youngsters to Prove Themselves) Premier batsman Virat Kohli, who received the Polly Umrigar Trophy as the Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards that happened last night, tweeted his arrival…

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