Jan 082018
 
Australia?s Lynn out of England ODI series

SYDNEY: Big-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn has been ruled out of this month’s One-day International series against England with a calf problem, Cricket Australia said on Monday.Lynn suffered the injury to his right calf fielding in the Brisbane Heat’s Big Bash League match against the Perth Scorchers on Friday.It is expected the injury will sideline him for three to four weeks with selectors to announce a replacement shortly.The opening match of the five-game series takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Click for detailed story

Jan 082018
 
Australia rout England by an innings to win Ashes 4-0

Australia team poses with the Ashes urn, SCG, January 8, 2018/CA Twitter SYDNEY: Australia ruthlessly extinguished England´s resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday.The beleaguered tourists, with skipper Joe Root weakened by a stomach bug and unable to continue batting, dissolved after lunch, losing their last four wickets for their fourth comprehensive defeat of the series.“It has been a great couple of months. The cricket that we have played in the last couple of months has been outstanding,” Australia skipper Steve Smith said.“We have just been able to get on top and win those key moments and not let them back in the game which is crucial.”Pat Cummins led the Australian offensive in Sydney with four wickets for 39 to finish man-of-the-match and the leading wicket taker in the series with 23.“To get through the five Tests and end the series here at home. I couldn´t asked for much more,” said an ecstatic Cummins.England finished at 180 for nine off 88.1 overs as Australia won by an innings and 123 runs. It followed comprehensive losses on the troubled five-Test tour in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. The fourth Test was drawn in Melbourne.Stricken Root did not come out to bat after lunch as he continued to experience discomfort after his overnight stomach bug.“He is asleep. He has a gastro bug and he has not been too well through the night and the heat yesterday [Read More…]

Jan 052018
 
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Dec 302017
 
Pakistan warm hearts, India and Australia shine at home

NEW DELHI: Steve Smith helmed Australia’s successful Ashes mission and India proved impregnable at home but it was cricket exiles Pakistan who had the most memorable year in 2017.Top teams have shunned the South Asian country since gunmen in Lahore attacked a bus carrying the visiting Sri Lankan side in 2009, killing eight locals and wounding six players and a British coach.Eight years on from that fateful incident, the redemption-seeking eastern city was converted into a veritable fortress to host a rag-tag World XI led by South African Faf du Plessis in September.“It has been a long and tough journey as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Pakistan players and fans have been starved of the opportunity to stage, play and watch international cricket in their own country,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar said in a statement at the time.“I am hopeful that today marks the start of the safe and steady return of international cricket to Pakistan.”From Pakistan’s point of view, the outcome did not really matter but the hosts prevailed 2-1 in the three-match Twenty20 series, which paved way for Sri Lanka’s visit to play a one-off T20 match at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium next month.The boardroom victory was preceded by on-field success for arguably the most mercurial side in the game.Sarfraz Ahmed and his men dethroned arch-rivals India in the 50-over final at the Oval to clinch their maiden Champions Trophy in June.It was a reassuring triumph at the eight-team event for Pakistan’s passionate fans, who [Read More…]

Dec 292017
 
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Dec 182017
 
Australia?s BBL set for greater heights

SYDNEY: Australia’s high-octane Big Bash League (BBL) launches its seventh season on Tuesday with the whiz-bang Twenty20 cricket league looking to build on attendance and television ratings successes, with Perth Scorchers favourites to win another crown. More than one million people went to BBL matches last season with average crowds topping 30,000. While it trails the Indian Premier League (IPL) in overall attendance and financial clout, officials claim it was the fifth-biggest league in the world last season in terms of people turning up to watch.Big Bash head Kim McConnie said Cricket Australia had even higher expectations for the fast-paced, family-friendly competition that sold out 35 matches last year.There will be eight more fixtures, up to 43, and four new venues around the country. Click for detailed story

Dec 182017
 
Australia regain Ashes with England rout

PERTH: Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test in Perth on Monday.Having confirmed his status as the world’s best batsman with a match-winning double century, Steve Smith added victorious Ashes captain to his ever-expanding resume as England weredismissed for 218 in their second innings in the last Ashes Test to take place at the WACA Ground.That gave the home side an innings-and-41-run win and an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, having won the opening two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.Pat Cummins secured the famous urn for the home side when he had Chris Woakes caught behind for 22, prompting Australian celebrations.But while it was a comfortable win, there was high drama on the final day courtesy of yet another WACA pitch controversy.Victory seemed assured for Australia when they had England 132 for four at the conclusion of the fourth day, still 127 runs behind with Australia yet to bat again, but a rain-damaged pitch threatened to end the match without a ball being bowled on the final day.Showers had caused play to be abandoned early on the fourth day and they continued through to Monday morning, forcing a scheduled early resumption to be cancelled, with Australia needing just six more wickets to win the match and regain the Ashes.Complicating matters further was a damp spot on the pitch, just outside the popping crease at the [Read More…]

Dec 182017
 
Australia win Ashes with crushing victory in third Test

Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversyPERTH: Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test in Perth on Monday.Having confirmed his status as the world´s best batsman with a match-winning double century, Steve Smith added victorious Ashes captain to his ever-expanding resume as England were dismissed for 218 in their second innings in the last Ashes Test to take place at the WACA Ground.That gave the home side an innings-and-41-run win and an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, having won the opening two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.Pat Cummins secured the famous urn for the home side when he had Chris Woakes caught behind for 22, prompting Australian celebrations.But while it was a comfortable win, there was high drama on the final day courtesy of yet another WACA pitch controversy.Victory seemed assured for Australia when they had England 132 for four at the conclusion of the fourth day, still 127 runs behind with Australia yet to bat again, but a rain-damaged pitch threatened to end the match without a ball being bowled on the final day. Nathan Lyon roars out an appeal/Getty Images and Cricket AustraliaShowers had caused play to be abandoned early on the fourth day and they continued through to Monday morning, forcing a scheduled early resumption to be cancelled, with Australia needing just [Read More…]

Dec 172017
 
Australia poised to secure Ashes despite rain

PERTH, Australia: Australia were confident rain would not deny them the Ashes despite play being abandoned early on the fourth day of the third Test against England in Perth Sunday.The home side lead the five-Test series 2-0 and a win in the last-ever Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground would see them regain the urn, and at stumps on the fourth day they could smell victory despite the showers sweeping across Perth and predicted to continue into the final day’s play.Trailing by 259 runs in the first innings after Australia declared at 662-9, England were 132-4 when stumps was called early after a rain-interrupted final session, with Dawid Malan on 28 and Jonny Bairstow on 14, still behind by 127 runs.Australian pacemen Josh Hazlewood, who claimed the wickets of opener Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman said the home side didn’t expect rain to stand in their way.“I think there is just some rain tomorrow morning, hopefully that doesn’t hang around too long and we can get the best part of two sessions in to take these next six wickets.”The last man out on the fourth day was James Vince for a neat 55, bowled when a Mitchell Starc ball jagged off a crack and crashed into his stumps. Hazlewood said the crack would be part of the Australian attack’s game plan on the last day.Vince conceded there was nothing he could have done against the delivery.More rain is forecast for Monday, although it is only predicted to [Read More…]

Dec 172017
 
Australia poised to secure Ashes despite rain

Steve Smith’s elated after taking the catch to dismiss Joe Root, Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day, December 17, 2017/Getty Images PERTH: Australia were confident rain would not deny them the Ashes despite play being abandoned early on the fourth day of the third Test against England in Perth on Sunday.The home side lead the five-Test series 2-0 and a win in the last-ever Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground would see them regain the urn, and at stumps on the fourth day they could smell victory despite the showers sweeping across Perth and predicted to continue into the final day´s play.Trailing by 259 runs in the first innings after Australia declared at 662 for nine, England were 132 for four when stumps was called early after a rain-interrupted final session, with Dawid Malan on 28 and Jonny Bairstow on 14, still behind by 127 runs.Australian pacemen Josh Hazlewood, who claimed the wickets of opener Alastair Cook and Mark Stoneman said the home side didn´t expect rain to stand in their way.“We´ve looked at it (weather forecast) a little bit,” he said.“I think there is just some rain tomorrow morning, hopefully that doesn´t hang around too long and we can get the best part of two sessions in to take these next six wickets.”“We´d love to have stayed out there for another today and got that fifth wicket, but we´ll come back tomorrow for the other six.”The last man out on the fourth day was James [Read More…]

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