Cricket

Wed 8 Aug 2018

Century-spoiling bowler gets comeuppance

Century-spoiling bowler gets comeuppance

A BOWLER in the Somerset cricket league has been hit with a huge ban after bad sportsmanship which deprived an opposing batsman of a possible century.

England mulling changes to cope without first Test hero

England mulling changes to cope without first Test hero

BEN Stokes’ trial for alleged affray has forced England to make yet another change to its evolving side that will take on India in the second Test at Lord’s.

Tue 7 Aug 2018

‘Disingenuous’: ICC chief calls out Faf on ball-tampering

‘Disingenuous’: ICC chief calls out Faf on ball-tampering

ICC chief Dave Richardson is not buying into talk that players are unaware what constitutes ball tampering, saying it's pretty obvious what is legal and illegal

Stokes ‘mocked gay couple’ before brawl, court told

Stokes ‘mocked gay couple’ before brawl, court told

England cricket star Ben Stokes mocked a gay couple before losing his self-control and knocking two other men unconscious in a street fight, a court has heard

Mon 6 Aug 2018

Smith dethroned: Kohli crowned as king

Smith dethroned: Kohli crowned as king

SHAMED Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has been dislodged as the highest-rated batsman in Test cricket after more than two-and-a-half years at the top

Sun 5 Aug 2018

Stokes trumps Kohli as England win thrilling Test

Stokes trumps Kohli as England win thrilling Test

BEN Stokes has taken the key wicket of Virat Kohli and finished with 4-40 as England beat India in the first cricket Test by 31 runs.

Fri 3 Aug 2018

Brilliant Kohli rides luck to save India

Brilliant Kohli rides luck to save India

India captain Virat Kohli was the headline act again, making England pay dearly for two dropped catches to produce one of the great Test innings.

Wed 1 Aug 2018

Kohli clear he has nothing to prove

Kohli clear he has nothing to prove

VIRAT Kohli says his one and only focus against England is scoring runs for India, with the skipper adamant that he pays no attention to his critics.

Why England’s ‘ridiculous’ gamble could be masterstroke

Why England’s ‘ridiculous’ gamble could be masterstroke

ADIL Rashid’s recall to the England Test team has drawn a chorus of disapproval from the side’s legends, but numbers show there may be method behind the madness.

Tue 31 Jul 2018

‘Spoiled brat nobody will remember’: legend savages spinner

‘Spoiled brat nobody will remember’: legend savages spinner

England pinner Adil Rashid has kicked the hornet’s nest in taking aim at an Ashes hero, with one of the country’s Test greats delivering a withering take-down

Mon 30 Jul 2018

South Africa paceman puts his spin on ball-tampering scandal

South Africa paceman puts his spin on ball-tampering scandal

South African quick Dale Steyn says things are so much in favour of batsmen nowadays, he can understand why the ball tampering scandal happened

T20 Blast scout: Aussie contingent tearing up the UK

T20 Blast scout: Aussie contingent tearing up the UK

Billed as the world’s best T20 batsman, Aaron Finch hasn’t disappointed crowds at England’s Vitality Blast, and neither has a host of other talented Aussies

Kohli’s point to prove in pre-Australia examination

Kohli’s point to prove in pre-Australia examination

INDIA captain Virat Kohli may be one of the world’s finest cricketers, but a career blip has haunted him for four years. Now he has a chance to set it straight.

Sat 28 Jul 2018

Handscomb confident he has unlocked key to Test success

Handscomb confident he has unlocked key to Test success

After having his technique picked apart by England’s quicks last summer, Peter Handscomb is confident he has ironed out the flaws in his game

Michael Clarke’s brutal TV snub

Michael Clarke’s brutal TV snub

FORMER Australian captain Michael Clarke has emerged as the big loser from cricket’s commentary wars, leaving his TV career on the brink.

Ball tampering saga adds new layer

Ball tampering saga adds new layer

IT WAS the moment that left the entire nation in shock, now a player caught in the thick of it has revealed what really unfolded.

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Suspended Smith still top of the charts...for now

Suspended Smith still top of the charts...for now

HE has been banned from top-level cricket for the past four months, but the ICC still rates Steve Smith as the world’s best Test batsman.

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Sri Lanka beats South Africa 2-0 in Test series whitewash

Sri Lanka beats South Africa 2-0 in Test series whitewash

In what looks likely to be his second-last Test campaign, Rangana Herath has stolen the show in sealing Sri Lanka’s Test series win over South Africa

Life after Warnie: Simone opens up

Life after Warnie: Simone opens up

SIMONE Callahan, the former wife of cricketer Shane Warne, has opened up about her “repressive” life in the spotlight and how she’s found solace in a new hobby.

Mon 23 Jul 2018

Pakistani gun shatters Viv Richard’s 38-year-old record

Pakistani gun shatters Viv Richard’s 38-year-old record

PAKISTAN batsman Fakhar Zaman sent records tumbling overnight after a series of devastating performances against Zimbabwe.

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