South Africa entered the series with a focus on finding the right combinations to lift them from a worrisome period in limited-overs cricket and produced a comprehensive performance in Bloemfontein to crush Pakistan by 125 runs. They will not look to emulate that performance and further test the durability of less experienced players with the aim of going 2-0 up over the opposition in the second ODI at [...]
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AFP) – Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday became the first Bangladeshi to crack a double-century while Nasir Hossain hit a maiden ton as the tourists gained a 68-run lead in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Skipper Rahim hit a solid 200 and Hossain an impressive 100 as Bangladesh were bowled out for [...]
Bangladesh (638) have recorded their first total of 600 or more in Tests, surpassing the 556 against the West Indies at Mirpur, Dhaka in November 2012. (Bangladesh had lost the Mirpur Test by 77 runs).
Bangladesh batted for 196 overs – the most by them in a Test innings, surpassing the 153.3 against India at [...]
A maiden half-century from nightwatchman Steven Finn took the fore for England on Sunday, as the first Test at the University Oval in Dunedin ended in a draw.
Finn went 49 balls without a single scoring shot at one stage of his near five-hour 56, but England could nonetheless be grateful that he made the [...]
GALLE (Reuters) – Lahiru Thirimanne scored his maiden test century to push Sri Lanka towards an imposing total at lunch on the second day of the first test against Bangladesh on Saturday.
Thirimanne, whose previous highest score was 91 against Australia at Sydney early this year, was 113 not out when Sri Lanka took lunch [...]
Perennial battlers South Australia need six more West Australian wickets to go top of the Sheffield Shield table.
The Redbacks set WA a target of 207 runs to win their Shield clash at Adelaide Oval and the Warriors were 4-50 after losing Mike Hussey to the final ball of the third day on Saturday.
If SA [...]
Australia batsman Phil Hughes was denied time to prepare for Indian conditions, says his batting coach, who has accused Cricket Australia of blocking his efforts to help the struggling youngster on spinning tracks.
Hughes has had a dire tour of India so far, scoring 6,0, 19 and 0 in his four innings, and is at [...]
Australia captain Michael Clarke is predicting a bold showing from his side in the third and fourth Tests against India, despite being flogged in the opening two matches.
The skipper has made a quick visit to the Taj Mahal with wife Kyly before his squad resume training in Mohali on Sunday ahead of next Thursday’s [...]
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (Reuters) – Alastair Cook and Nick Compton made some amends for England’s poor first innings by grinding out a 231-run partnership to eat deep into New Zealand’s lead of 293 on the fourth day of the first test on Saturday.
Captain Cook was dismissed just before stumps for 116, leaving Compton [...]