Cricket

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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Graeme Cremer, the Zimbabwe captain, rued his team’s batting failures after West Indies completed a 117-run win in the first Test in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe collapsed from 91 for 1 to 159 all out on the second day at Queens Sports Club, and crumbled again in similar fashion on the fourth day. Cremer suggested “we couldn’t
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After a quiet tour of England, Devendra Bishoo revelled in the added responsibility of spearheading West Indies’ attack with nine wickets in their 117-run win over Zimbabwe in the first Test at Queens Sports Club. Bishoo bowled just 42 overs across two Tests in England. Against Zimbabwe, he bowled 56 overs, and wrapped up the
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10:49 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN After suffering big-margin defeats in the Tests and ODIs in South Africa, the Bangladesh team has a lot to put right on and off the field in the next 12 months. Leading that process should be four of their most experienced cricketers and a coach who is considered the most
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Bangladesh A 106 for 2 (Shanto 41*, Shadman 24, Dockrell 1-23, Chase 1-32) beat Ireland A 103 (Balbirnie 52, Getkate 23, Hider 3-29) by eight wicketsScorecard Andy Balbirnie hits one over the infield on the off side Associated Press Bangladesh A took a 2-0 lead against Ireland A after their eight-wicket win in the third unofficial
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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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David Peever, the Cricket Australia (CA) chairman, has explained that the chief executive James Sutherland was not permitted to get directly involved in this year’s pay dispute between CA and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) until the players were unemployed because the Board felt he was too busy with other work. The dispute this year
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Jack Taylor, the Gloucestershire allrounder, has been banned from bowling for a third time after being reported for a suspect action. As per the ECB’s regulations, he will not to be able to bowl his offspin for 12 months from September 26, 2017. Taylor, 25, was suspended from bowling last season but was allowed to
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Pakistan 105 for 1 (Fakhar 48, Imam 45*) beat Sri Lanka 103 (Usman 5-34) by nine wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Usman Khan exults after pegging back Sadeera Samarawickrama’s middle stump Associated Press In a year in which Sri Lanka have continued to sink further into the depths of ODI ineptitude, they surely hit rock bottom today.
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South Africa’s domestic franchise T20 tournament has been confirmed as the replacement for the postponed T20 Global League. CSA had unveiled the GLT20 as a 57-match event, featuring eight privately-owned teams, to be played from November 3, but it is now under investigation to determine whether the organisational process was above board. Instead, South Africans
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Opening batsman M Vijay has returned to India’s Test side for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka. Vijay had missed the Tests on the Sri Lanka tour due to a wrist injury. The three-Test series against Sri Lanka will begin from November 16 in Kolkata. Virat Kohli (capt), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan,
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Australian cricket’s push to find younger batting talent has been harshly underlined by New South Wales’ decision to drop last summer’s leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Ed Cowan for the younger Daniel Hughes. In what the Blues coach Trent Johnston described as the “toughest” selection call of his career, Cowan was left out of the XII
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South Africa 369 for 6 (du Plessis 91, de Kock 73, Markram 66, Mehidy 2-59) beat Bangladesh 169 (Shakib 63, Paterson 3-44) by 200 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details South Africa strode to a clean sweep over Bangladesh with a third dominating performance marred only by an injury to Faf du Plessis. The captain suffered
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