Sri Lankans 0 for 38 trail Cricket Australia XI 5 for 316 (Patterson 157*, Doran 102*) by 278 runs Given the pressure on Australia’s selectors at the moment, perhaps it wasn’t a surprise: the four batsmen picked in the Test squad against Sri Lanka made 40 runs between them and one overlooked batsman scored 157.
Tim Paine is not part of Australia’s selection panel but he will have the chance to cast his eye over the new faces in the Test squad if he so wishes when the CA XI take on the Sri Lankans in the day-night tour match starting in Hobart on Thursday. The contest has been elevated
Olly Stone has been ruled out of England’s tour of the Caribbean after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left lower back. Stone, the fastest bowler in the England squad which has just started its Caribbean tour, was sent for a scan after reporting the problem shortly after arriving in Barbados, having flown
India captain Virat Kohli has said that Test cricket will stay relevant for a long time if India prioritises it. Speaking to Star Sports about his long-term plans as captain, Kohli said his vision for the team was domination in Test cricket, and, given the size of India’s fan base across the globe, that would
England XI 312 for 10 (Root 87) v WI President’s XIScorecard As the scorecard took on an unusual look – it was 284 for 10 when Keaton Jennings came out for a second bat of the innings – you couldn’t help but wonder what Sir Frank Worrell and Sir Clyde Walcott might make of it.
Debutant Avneesh Sudha‘s dogged 91 headlined Uttarakhand‘s fightback on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy 2019 quarter-final against the defending champions Vidarbha in Nagpur. His efforts helped Uttarakhand go to stumps at 293 for 6 after Rajneesh Gurbani and Umesh Yadav had reduced them to 44 for 3 inside 10 overs. Gurbani struck with
4 for 299 (Kohli 104, Dhoni 55, Maxwell 1-16) beat Australia 9 for 298 (Marsh 131, Maxwell 48, Bhuvneshwar 4-45) by six wickets Virat Kohli set it up and, for the first time in a while, MS Dhoni was there to finish it although India were grateful to a cameo from Dinesh Karthik to secure
“Mission accomplished”. That was coach Ottis Gibson‘s assessment of South Africa’s clean sweep of Pakistan across three absorbing Test matches. And while South Africa’s bowlers have stood out in this series – with Gibson suggesting that Duanne Olivier‘s 24 wickets were the difference between the two sides – the home batsmen have been the unsung
Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive, has said “efforts will be redoubled” to educate players in England and Wales about the consequences of their off-field actions, after admitting that the sport had been damaged in the eyes of its sponsors by two high-profile court cases. Harrison, speaking at Millbank during a day of meetings to
Hobart Hurricanes 2 for 185 (Short 96*, O’Connell 1-17) beat Melbourne Stars 126 (Gotch 35, Meredith 4-21) by 59 runs D’Arcy Short was robbed of a second BBL century but no one can steal top spot from the Hobart Hurricanes, as they opened up a four-point at the top of the BBL table after thumping