newscricket15 days ago

WATCH | Moeen Ali misfield helps England claim Cameron Bancroft’s wicket

In cricket, bad fielding is considered to be the worst possible thing that a player can do on the field. But Moeen Ali proved otherwise as his fumble, while collecting the ball, instead of costing his side runs ended up costing Australia Cameron Bancroft’s wicket in the second Test in Adelaide.
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reportcricket20 days ago

Ashes 2017 | Australia complete formality on Day 5 to go 1-0 up

Riding on unbeaten half-centuries by David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, Australia cruised to a 10-wicket win over England in the opening Test at the Gabba to go 1-0 up in the Ashes. The duo also broke an 87-year-old Test record for the highest unbeaten opening partnership in a successful Test chase.
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newscricket22 days ago

WATCH | Joe Root take a nasty Starc bouncer in the helmet and Twitter goes into meltdown

The Ashes have always been the most competitive series in Test cricket and despite the rivalry on the field, off it, there has always been mutual admiration. Today, when a Mitchell Starc bouncer almost knocked out Joe Root, the former was the first person to approach Root to check on his condition.
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newscricket23 days ago

Twitter reacts as Smith and Marsh save Australia after an early collapse

The Twitterati were out in full force, reacting to all the events that happened on Day 2 of the 1st Ashes match. Australia bowled England out for 302 but their top order crumbled quickly. However, thanks to Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh, who dug deep, Australia ended the day at a respectable 165/4.
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featurecricket23 days ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of the first Test

After ending Day 1 with a score of 196/4, David Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) added 50 runs, before the former perished to bring an end to the 83-run stand. In the second innings, the Australian top order collapsed for 76/4 before Steve Smith (64*) and Shaun Marsh (44*) guided the hosts to 165/4.
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newscricket25 days ago

Cricket Australia announce playing XI for the first Ashes game

Cricket Australia, on Wednesday, have announced the playing XI for the first Ashes Test against England, which is scheduled to begin at the Gabba in Australia tomorrow. Steven Smith has confirmed the inclusion of opener David Warner, who had reportedly suffered a neck injury, in the playing eleven.
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newscricketa month ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC ODI batsmen rankings

Virat Kohli has reclaimed the top position among batsmen in the latest ICC ODI rankings and has reached 889 points, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. Moreover, not just Kohli, but, India women’s team captain, Mithali Raj has also climbed to No.1 spot in the latest ODI rankings released by the ICC.
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newscricket2 months ago

David Warner regrets making controversial comments on Ashes

David Warner expressed regret over the combative language he used while talking about the Ashes, as he called the game as a ‘war’ and talked about insinuating ‘hatred’ on the battlefield. Warner faced staunch criticism on his comments, nevertheless, he feels that some ‘inward anger’ is necessary.
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newscricket2 months ago

Marcus Trescothick calls David Warner’s ‘war’ comments ‘pathetic’

David Warner’s provocative ‘war’ comments have managed to draw out a criticism from former England greats with Marcus Trescothick calling it pathetic and unneeded. Trescothick also admitted that an uncertain batting line-up and Ben Stokes incident will make things difficult for England.
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