3:00 AM ET Varun Shetty Sri Lanka women 97 for 7 (Siriwardene 31, Alam 3-21) beat Bangladesh women 72 (Attapatu 3-17, Pradbhodani 2-6, Siriwardene 2-10) by 25 runs Shashikala Siriwardene steers through the off side Getty Images Sri Lanka kept their semi-final prospects alive in Group A with a comprehensive win over Bangladesh that they would
5:03 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Katie George, one of the rising stars in the England women’s set-up, faces a lengthy period on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the back. George, 19, made her mark on England’s tour of India in March, claiming a hat-trick in her first representative appearance against
shares © Hindustan Times/Getty Images BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri, who is facing sexual harassment allegations, has testified before the independent inquiry committee investigating the issue, as have two women who have levelled those allegations against him. Johri’s deposition is understood to have been spread over ten hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. He was
9:45 AM ET Liam Brickhill Lalchand Rajput knows a thing or two about saving games in the subcontinent. His 20 first-class hundreds, and an average just a shade under 50, attest to his knowledge of these sorts of conditions from his playing days, and indeed, his very first Ranji Trophy ton was scored in the
10:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sam Curran said that his crucial tenth-wicket stand with James Anderson had been “quite a bit of fun”, as England overcame another mid-innings wobble to post a hugely competitive 285 on the first day of the second Test at Pallekele. Curran had been playing a supporting role to Adil Rashid
7:51 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Containing Virat Kohli in the first 15 deliveries and attacking Rohit straight up will be key to New Zealand gaining advantage over India, when the teams contest in a five-match ODI series in February next year, according to former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson. India’s top-order has shown superiority in
3:00 AM ET Australia 153 for 7 (Healy 53, Kasperek 3-25) beat New Zealand 120 (Bates 48, Schutt 3-12) by 33 runs Australia’s toughest test of the tournament to-date only proved to further entrench their favouritism for the title. Alyssa Healy continued her stunning form with the bat to help Australia cruise into the semi-finals.
shares Lunch Bangladesh 78 for 4 (Mithun 34*, Mahmudullah 24*, Tiripano 2-15) and 522 for 7 declared (Mushfiqur 219*, Jarvis 5-71) lead Zimbabwe 304 (Taylor 110, Taijul 5-107) by 296 runs © AFP Zimbabwe’s seamers cut through Bangladesh’s top order on the fourth morning in Dhaka, Kyle Jarvis and Donald Tiripano taking two apiece,
Nov 13, 2018 England 120 for 4 (Buttler 38*, Moeen 4*) v Sri Lanka If there was any doubt how much assistance the surface in Pallekele would provide for spinners in this match – and there really wasn’t very much – it was banished within a few minutes of the start of the second Test.
3:00 AM ET Alex Malcolm South Africa 5 for 201 (Markram 45, Klaasen 41) beat Cricket Australia XI 7 for 160 (Ross 40, Bryant 36) by 41 runs South Africa’s batsmen tuned up for Saturday’s T20I against Australia with a blistering display of hitting to beat the Cricket Australia XI in the warm-up game at
2:08 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Now that Australia are through to the semi-finals of the Women’s World T20, and have a few days off, they’ve planned a round of golf and intend to go through with it even though they’ve been warned that there might be anacondas lurking. And why wouldn’t they, with Alyssa Healy
2:07 AM ET Glenn Maxwell has criticised the mixing and matching of formats faced by Australian players in the early part of the home summer, describing a schedule that has taken him from 50-over cricket to T20, then back to 50-overs and then T20 before getting to play any Sheffield Shield matches as “broken”. Having
12:55 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Captain Jason Holder is out of West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury. According to Johnny Grave, the CWI chief executive, Holder has a “partial thickness tear of his subscatularis tendon” for which he will undergo physiotherapy and strengthening work, and will be reassessed in four weeks’
12:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Only five times in 98 games has a bowler completed a four-over spell for Pakistan in Women’s T20Is and been more economical than Nashra Sandhu against Ireland. Sandhu finished with 2 for 8 from her four overs of left-arm spin as Pakistan beat Ireland by 38 runs to keep their
3:00 AM ET Pakistan 139 for 6 (Javeria 74*, O’Reilly 3-19) beat Ireland 101 for 9 (Isobel Joyce 30, Shillington 27, Sandhu 2-8, Riaz 2-16) by 38 runs Nahida Khan congratulates Javeria Khan on her fifty ICC/Getty Ireland were exactly in the contest for eight overs after losing the toss. Then, they saw it sensationally slip.
9:49 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Rohit Sharma, who was initially picked in India A’s squad for the first four-dayer against New Zealand A, which starts on November 16 at Mount Maunganui, has been rested, keeping in view his heavy workload. India A squad for the first four-dayer: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), M Vijay, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank
10:39 AM ET Mohammad Isam in Dhaka Brendan Taylor stepped down the track to loft Taijul Islam over cover in the 93rd over. That four took him to 99. In Taijul’s next over, Taylor bunted the ball towards midwicket for a couple, and brought up his first Test hundred on foreign soil, 14 years into
shares Play 02:21 ‘England are going in a really strong direction’ – Root England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali, who endured a poor Test with the bat in Galle and will drop to No. 6. Stokes’
8:00 AM ET Opener Tamim Iqbal‘s return to the Bangladesh side is likely to be delayed further, after he had picked up a side strain during training on Tuesday. Tamim, who had fractured his wrist in the Asia Cup, had hoped to return to action for the first Test against West Indies, which begins on
7:18 AM ET Sri Lanka have asked for a turning pitch – a proper one this time – and they will go in with three spinners and a lone quick again, but for the hosts to level the series, the batsmen still have to pull their weight. So said Suranga Lakmal, who has captained three
7:04 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff John Hastings, the Australia fast bowler, has retired from all forms of cricket after doctors couldn’t guarantee that he wouldn’t have a bleed in his lungs when he bowled. A mystery condition – the first symptoms of which he had first experienced several years ago – had forced Hastings to
6:10 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya is likely to miss the third Test against England in Colombo, as he is set to travel to Brisbane to undergo biomechanical testing after having his bowling action reported. He will be available for selection for the second Test, which begins on Wednesday, however.
4:57 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando Former allrounder Dilhara Lokuhettige has become the third ex-Sri Lanka player to be charged with corruption-related offences, this time for allegedly breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The charges, of which there are three, relate to the T10 Cricket League played in December last year. The charges are
3:00 AM ET Big picture The track in Pallekele looks dry so it will probably turn. If there is a touch of rain in the mountain air it could swing as well. But even if the pitch starts spitting fire, and a blizzard rolls through, England might still feel confident. They feel as if they
4:40 AM ET All six PSL teams were asked to retain up to ten players from their previous roster. The category restrictions for retentions are the same as they were for a 16-member squad i.e. a maximum of three Platinum, three Diamond, three Gold, five Silver and two emerging could be retained. The teams will
12:25 AM ET Pat Howard makes a final exit from his office at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Wednesday. It has been seven years and one month since he was unveiled as Cricket Australia’s general manager team performance, a period of enormous change for Australian cricket. Much of it has been driven by
3:00 AM ET Lunch Zimbabwe 100 for 3 (Chari 52, Taylor 19*, Williams 1*, Taijul 2-35) trail Bangladesh 522 for 7 declared (Mushfiqur 219*, Mominul 161, Jarvis 5-71) by 422 runs Taijul Islam celebrates a wicket with team-mates AFP Bangladesh’s spinners chipped away at the Zimbabwe line-up with two wickets in the first session of the
2:55 AM ET Liam Brickhill Shabnim Ismail believes she and Marizanne Kapp form the best opening bowling partnership in the world. “I always say that me and Marizanne Kapp go hand-in-hand in the bowling,” Ismail said after the match. “I always told everyone that we are the best opening pair and accommodate each other very
Nov 11, 2018 South Africa women 102 for 3 (Kapp 38, van Niekerk 33*) beat Sri Lanka women 99 for 8 (Ismail 3-10) by seven wickets Shabnim Ismail is pumped up after taking a wicket Getty Images Fast bowlers Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp put up what captain Dane van Niekerk described as a “pace clinic”
Nov 11, 2018 England have confirmed that Ben Foakes will keep in the second Test in Pallekele with Jos Buttler admitting the standards he set had been “a wake-up call”. Foakes enjoyed what Buttler described as “probably the best debut ever in Test cricket” in Galle. After becoming the first England keeper to score a