Papua New Guinea last featured in junior cricket’s biggest tournament in 2014. They qualified for their eighth Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand this year after remaining undefeated in the East Asia Pacific Qualifier 2017 in Samoa. They needed to beat the hosts in the final match, and they did so, by eight wickets. Between
India 183 for 5 (Kohli 85*, Vijay 46) trail South Africa 335 (Markram 94, Amla 82, du Plessis 63) by 152 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details An aggressive unbeaten 85 from Virat Kohli led India’s response to South Africa’s 335, but South Africa kept chipping away at the other end to end the second day
From the highest of highs almost a year ago, when he made his T20I debut before his 21st birthday to the lowest of lows, when a stress fracture forced him to be withdrawn from the South Africa A tour of England during the English summer, Lungi Ngidi has finally been able to
A cold Dhaka needs a bit of warming up, so the cricket has come at a good time, and there is plenty at stake as Mirpur hosts the international game’s middle-weight battle. Bangladesh are taking their first step into the post-Chandika Hathurusingha era and will want to erase all memories of their winless tour of
As Australia arrive at training ahead of their Under-19 World Cup opener against India in Mount Maunganui, a familiar stance, backlift and fidgety movements catch the eye as one gazes towards the dressing room. Jason Sangha is being filmed as he imitates Steven Smith. “Not as good as Maxi, but I’m getting there,” he laughs.
R Ashwin still doesn’t forget the last day of the Johannesburg Test of 2013-14. India had set South Africa more than 450, and on the last day it was set up for the spinner in the side to help finish the hosts off. Ashwin bowled 36 overs for no wicket as South Africa first threatened
1:47 Batsman Finn Allen scored an outstanding 115 as New Zealand beat West Indies by eight wickets in their opening game of the U-19 World Cup New Zealand Under-19 234 for 2 (Allen 115*, Bhula 83) beat West Indies Under-19 233 for 8 (Simmons 92, Melius 78, Ravindra 3-30, Fisher 3-61) by eight wicketsScorecard Rachin
Innings New Zealand 257 (Williamson 73, Taylor 52, Raees 3-51, Hasan 3-59) v PakistanLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson unfurls a refined drive Getty Images The pitch in Dunedin was expected to be slower than others, but that was an understatement. In scrappy, turgid conditions for batting, New Zealand’s batsmen showed patience and temperament, stringing
1:30 Kevin Pietersen produced a stunning performance with the bat and in the field as Melbourne Stars won their derby clash with Melbourne Renegades by 23 runs Melbourne Stars 4 for 167 (Pietersen 74, Handscomb 41, Nabi 2-15) beat Melbourne Renegades 9 for 144 (Coleman 3-27, Worrall 2-25, Hastings 2-28) by 23 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball
Bowling an “Indian length” in the first innings in Cape Town, on Test debut, is an error Jasprit Bumrah has admitted to. In a low-scoring match that featured no centuries, just three half-centuries, and assistance for seam bowlers throughout, India conceded 286 in the first innings after having reduced South Africa to 12 for 3.