Cricket

Kemar Roach is enjoying his return to West Indies’ Test side. After 11 wickets at 29.81 in his comeback series against England, Roach has responded well to the need to alter his lines and lengths on the slower and drier pitches in Bulawayo as West Indies’ senior seamer. His control with the ball was vital
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I see witnesses have come forward to defend Ben Stokes. That’s great. So he can play in the Ashes then? Well hold on a minute. Somerset and Avon Police are still investigating the incident and the ECB has suspended him indefinitely as it awaits developments. The guy’s a hero. If Stokes had saved me from
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If Alec Stewart is correct, England have packed the best wicketkeeper in the world among their Ashes luggage, almost as you would take a spare toothbrush on holiday. Ben Foakes, uncapped and on his first senior tour, travels to Australia as Jonny Bairstow’s deputy, though such is the nature of England expeditions Down Under, it
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Western Australia 323 (Shaun Marsh 63, Cartwright 61, Bird 4-61, Bell 3-73) and 9 for 272 dec (Richardson 71, Coulter-Nile 52, Rainbird 3-47) beat Tasmania 231 (Doran 54, Kelly 4-58, Richardson 3-64) and 63 (Webster 33*, Coulter-Nile 3-18, Mackin 3-20) by 301 runsScorecard Nathan Coulter-Nile sends down a delivery Getty Images Western Australia’s seamers made a
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West Indies captain Jason Holder has called legspinner Devendra Bishoo “the main man” ahead of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Bishoo’s match haul of 9 for 184 helped West Indies seal a 117-run win in the first Test, and with both games being played at the same ground conditions are once again likely
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Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas is looking at their dismal streak of losing seven straight limited-overs matches in the UAE as “five defeats and two good games”. When Sri Lanka lost a thrilling T20 on Friday night in Abu Dhabi by two wickets, it was their 15th consecutive loss in limited-overs matches, having last won
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Pakistan 125 for 8 (Sarfraz 28, Shehzad 27, Thisara 3-24) beat Sri Lanka 124 for 9 (Gunathilaka 51, Samarawickrama 32, Faheem 3-16) by two wickets Thisara Perera exults after taking a wicket AFP There was a hat-trick from Faheem Ashraf, and a Sri Lankan collapse that saw them lose eight wickets for 14 runs. That might
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South Africa 195 for 4 (De Kock 59, De Villiers 49, Mehidy 2-31) beat Bangladesh 175 for 9 (Sarkar 47, Phehlukwayo 2-25) by 20 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Quinton De Kock smashed 59 off 44 balls CHARL DEVENISH/AFP/Getty Images Another match, another win for South Africa: nothing much has changed on this tour. The hosts took
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Sarfraz Ahmed was relieved and scared in the aftermath of being the target of an allegedly corrupt approach. The Pakistan captain reported the approach last week and though the PCB did confirm a player was approached with a fixing offer, it refrained officially from revealing the identity of the player at the time. It had
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Sri Lanka Cricket is placing a renewed focus on provincial cricket, as part of broader plans to revamp the country’s ailing domestic cricket structure. A new domestic format will see the first-class season conclude with a four-team Super Provincial Tournament, in which some of the best players in Sri Lanka will compete. District teams will
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Michael Papps and Luke Woodcock put on 432, the biggest opening partnership in New Zealand’s first-class history, as Wellington ran roughshod over Auckland in a three-day finish at the Basin Reserve. Auckland, who saw Wellington blast 553 for 3 declared after being shot out for 66, fared slightly better in the second innings, but it
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has taken the responsibility for New South Wales’ (NSW) contentious decision to drop last season’s leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Ed Cowan, stating that he wished to see more of the younger left-hander Daniel Hughes ahead of the international season. While not an official NSW selector, Smith said he had involvement in
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