As Usman Khawaja punched Stuart Broad’s full toss down the ground to pass 50 for the third time in four innings, he strolled down towards his partner Marnus Labuschagne. Without smiling, he shook Labuschagne’s hand and held up his bat reluctantly, as though asking the crowd to settle down so he could resume his innings.
England were left frustrated that Ollie Pope was forced to field with an injured shoulder on the third day at Lord’s after initially being under the impression from match officials that they would otherwise only have 10 players. In the 18th over of Australia’s second innings Pope then reaggravated the injury he first suffered on
Australia 416 and 130 for 2 (Khawaja 58*) lead England 325 (Duckett 98, Brook 50, Starc 3-88, Head 2-17, Hazlewood 2-71) by 221 runs A day which began with the second Test evenly balanced ended with Australia holding a firm grip on this contest, and perhaps with it the Ashes. England folded during the morning
Kerr and Devine added 229 for the third wicket, the third-most for New Zealand for any wicket and the best in a women’s ODI in Sri Lanka. While Kerr scored 108, Devine finished with 137 off just 121 balls, hitting 17 fours – the joint-most by a batter in an ODI innings in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka 213 (Dhananjaya 93, van Beek 3-26, de Leede 3-42) beat Netherlands 192 (Edwards 67, Barresi 52, Theekshana 3-31) by 21 runs Sri Lanka survived an almighty scare as they scraped past Netherlands by 21 runs to kickstart their Super Six campaign on a nervy but winning note. It was a victory built on
Allan Border, the former Australia captain, has revealed he has Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Border, who turns 68 in July, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2016. “I walked into the neurosurgeon’s and he said straight up, ‘I’m sorry to tell you but you’ve got Parkinson’s’,” Border said.
However, Agarkar’s appointment will result in the panel having two selectors from West Zone. The advertisement for the role, though, never specified the BCCI was looking for a candidate from a specific zone. Chetan represented North Zone in the panel. It is not yet clear if the BCCI’s new constitution has zonal requirements or if
Madushanka comes on the back of his impressive form, picking up nine wickets with his left-arm pace against a visiting South Africa A side across three 50-over games and then another four in a four-day encounter, this month. Two weeks ago, he became the Lanka Premier League’s most expensive signing, when he was bought by
At around 4.30pm, Nathan Lyon, playing his 100th consecutive Test, set off to chase a ball towards the Grand Stand boundary. He pulled up and started to limp, a few moments later he was hobbling towards the dressing room. England were 182 for 1 and Australia had, at least for the day, likely the match
Australia suffered a potentially major injury blow when Nathan Lyon limped off the field with a right calf injury during the final session of the second day at Lord’s. Chasing a ball towards the boundary in the 37th over, Lyon pulled up and was immediately in pain and appeared to know he was in trouble.
Birmingham Bears have signed West Indies left-armer Dominic Drakes on a short-term contract until the end of the Vitality Blast. Drakes, whose father Vasbert played for Warwickshire in the 2000s, will replace Hasan Ali as one of Bears’ two overseas players, with the Pakistan seamer departing for international duty this weekend. Drakes, 25, has been
England 278 for 4 (Duckett 98, Crawley 48, Brook 45*, Lyon 1-35) trail Australia 416 (Smith 110, Head 77, Warner 66, Tongue 3-98, Robinson 3-100) by 138 runs You cannot win a Test match in an hour’s play on day two. Nor can you lose it. But as observers at Lord’s on Thursday can now
Zimbabwe 332 for 7 (Williams 142, Jongwe 43*, Raza 42, Butt 4-79) beat Oman 318 for 9 (Prajapati 103, Ayaan 47, Ilyas 45, Muzarabani 3-57, Chatara 3-73) by 14 runs A valiant Oman fell achingly short of the finish line, as Sean Williams‘ 142 trumped Kashyap Prajapati‘s 103 – the first by an Oman batter
Several England men’s assistant coaches have lined up jobs in the Hundred in August, which takes place between the end of the Ashes and the start of the white-ball team’s run-in to the 50-over World Cup. ESPNcricinfo understands that Richard Dawson is set to work alongside Michael Hussey at Welsh Fire, while Carl Hopkinson is
Sourav Ganguly cannot understand the process behind Ajinkya Rahane getting the Test vice-captaincy after spending nearly 18 months on the sidelines. The former India captain has called for “consistency and continuity” in the selection process. Rahane, 35, was out of favour for one-and-a-half years but was India’s best batter in the World Test Championship final
In an effort to reignite his India career, Hanuma Vihari is set to play for Madhya Pradesh in the 2023-24 domestic season. The 29-year-old, who has played 16 Tests, will be one of two professionals in the mix, subject to a No Objection Certificate from his previous employers, the Andhra Cricket Association. Vihari will join
Amol Muzumdar, Tushar Arothe and Jon Lewis are among at least five candidates understood to be part of BCCI’s shortlist for the position of head coach of the Indian women’s team. It couldn’t be confirmed if Hrishikesh Kanitkar, the current interim head coach, is part of the shortlist. The BCCI-appointed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) is
David Warner battled through the pain of a badly bruised hand at Lord’s and will have the injury reassessed after the match although was never in doubt to play this game. Warner has taken multiple blows on his hands in recent weeks, including from Mohammed Shami in the World Test Championship and more recently against
Australia 339 for 5 (Smith 85*, Head 77, Warner 66, Root 2-19, Tongue 2-88) vs England Steven Smith and Travis Head gave the opening-day honours to Australia at Lord’s, but the scorecard was not quite as bleak for England as appeared likely shortly before the close until Joe Root burgled a double-wicket over after what
The first morning of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s was briefly disrupted by two climate change protesters from the activist group Just Stop Oil, who invaded the pitch carrying orange powder paint but were prevented from reaching the strip by players and security staff. Before the start of the second over, the two men
Bangladesh have called up Soumya Sarkar in their squad for the upcoming ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. Led by Saif Hassan, the team boasts eight international cricketers and a host of domestic performers. Soumya, however, has struggled at all levels since his last international assignment, during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. Soumya’s return
Nottinghamshire have signed Imad Wasim on a short-term deal as cover for Colin Munro and Samit Patel, who will miss the end of the Vitality Blast group stages through injury. Imad was part of the Notts side that won the trophy in 2020 and returns for a third spell at Trent Bridge ahead of their
Haris was part of the senior T20I squad in the most recent series that Pakistan played against New Zealand at home. In all, he has represented the senior side in five ODIs and nine T20Is. Others in the squad who have senior international experience include Arshad Iqbal, Kamran Ghulam, Wasim, Ayub, Dahani, and Tayyab Tahir.
All of Central’s top-six batters threw away settled starts with none scoring more than 38. At 86 for 4, Rinku Singh and Upendra got down for some repair work by adding 61. But before the pair could put up anything massive, Murasingh got Upendra to disrupt the opposition’s momentum. Before that, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed
After the riveting league phase, the men’s ODI World Cup qualifier has reached the Super Six, where Zimbabwe, Netherlands, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Scotland and Oman will contest for two spots at the main event in India later this year. The cut-throat nature of the qualifier has already left West Indies, who were pre-tournament favourites
The issues raised in the report have overshadowed England’s preparations for the contest, and at the start of his pre-match press conference, captain Ben Stokes read the following statement. “Just before I start, I want to make it clear I have not read the report as it only came out last night. “To the people
Stuart Broad looked cooked. James Anderson wasn’t given the second new ball and looked grumpy. The opening Test at Edgbaston was decided by very fine margins, but it felt as though England’s pace attack ran out of steam for the final push. There has been a reasonable break ahead of the second Test at Lord’s.
Josh Tongue has only taken 11 wickets for Worcestershire in the County Championship’s second division this season but one of them earned him more attention than the other 10 put together. In his first innings of a controversial three-match stint with Sussex, Steven Smith had made 30 when Tongue’s nip-backer struck him just above the
Ben Stokes says that a random encounter with a non-cricket fan during a spa break between Tests has brought home to him just how important and engaging this Ashes series is proving to be, and has vowed to continue to push for victory at all costs in this week’s second Test at Lord’s. Australia’s thrilling
Sri Lanka 245 all out (Nissanka, Asalanka 63, Greaves 4-32) beat Scotland 163 all out (Greaves 56*, Theekshana 3-41, Hasaranga 2-42) by 82 runs Sri Lanka may have had some cause to worry when they were bowled out for 245 in the 50th over. But as good as their batting has been in this tournament