England claims first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001

England 290 Curran 64, Perera 4-61 & 346 Root 124, Foakes 65*, Akila 6-115 Sri Lanka 336, Silva 85 & 243 Mathews 88, Lewadh 5-83, Moeen 4-72 England won by 57 runs England Cricketers have won a test series first time since 2001 in Pallekele, Sri Lanka with a 57-run victory in the second test…

Rohit hits quickest 200 sixes in 187 ODIs

Rohit Sharma becomes the 2nd highest run getter in ODIs in 2018 and the quickest to 200 sixes in one day internationals. Rohit Sharma on Thursday cross the 200-sixes mark during the fifth and final ODI against West Indies in Thiruvananthapuram in India. He scored a fifty to power India to a 9-wicket victory over…

Virat Kohli fastest batsman to reach 10, 000 runs in cricket ODI

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 10, 000 one day international runs against West Indies in Visakhapatnam. Kohli achieved the feat in 205 innings, and surpassed Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who did it in 259 innings in 2001. The 29-year-old Kohli who made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in…

Ben Stokes 4-40 as England win by 31 runs

4 Aug 2018 International Test Match Series First Spacesavers Test – Day 4 of 5 at Edgbaston England 287 all out  off 89.4 ov, Joe Root 80 run out  off 156, 9 fours, Bairstow 70 off 88, 9 fours, Jennings 42 off 98, 4 fours, Ashwin 62-4; Shami 64-3, U Yadav 56 -1,  I Sharma…

Curran’s 63, helps England to fightback

3 Aug 2018 International Test Match Series First Spacesavers Test – Day 3 of 5 at Edgbaston England 287 all out  off 89.4 ov, Joe Root 80 run out  off 156, 9 fours, Bairstow 70 off 88, 9 fours, Jennings 42 off 98, 4 fours, Ashwin 62-4; Shami 64-3, U Yadav 56 -1,  I Sharma…

Kohli’s timely brilliant century

2 Aug 2018 International Test Match Series First Spacesavers Test – Day 2 of 5 at Edgbaston England 287 all out  off 89.4 ov, Joe Root 80 run out  off 156, 9 fours, Bairstow 70 off 88, 9 fours, Jennings 42 off 98, 4 fours, Ashwin 62-4; Shami 64-3, U Yadav 56 -1,  I Sharma…

England beat India to win one-day series 2-1

Third One-day International Headingley India 256/8 (50 overs): Kohli 71, Willey 3-40, Rashid 3-49  England 260-2 ( 44.3 overs): Root 100*, Morgan 88*, Shardul Thakur 1-51 England won by eight wickets win series 2-1 England beat India in the third one-day international to take the series 2-1. England marched to their target of 257 with 33…

Rohit unbeaten century ensures T20 series win for India

Third Twenty20 international, Bristol England 198-8 (20 ov) Roy 67, Pandya 4-38 India 201-3 (18.4 ov) Rohit 100*, Kohli 43, Hardik Pandya 33* India won by seven wickets won series 2-1 India successfully chased the highest run chase by any team against England in an International T20. Rohit Sharma made an amazing 100 not out to…

Chennai Super Kings wins IPL 2018

IPL 2018 Final, CSK vs SRH at Wankjede Stadium, Mumbai SRH 178/6, 20 ov, Williamson 47 (36), Y Pathan 45* (25) CSK 181/2, 18.3 ov , Shane Watson 117 (57), S Raina 32 (24) Chennai Super Kings Won by eight wickets Shane Watson struck an unbeaten 117 off 57 balls and helped Chennai Super Kings…

Disappearance of true spirit of cricket

This is the fascinating account of how public schoolboy Jim Swanton and Hampshire burr of the state school-educated John Arlott, the undisputed poet laureate of Test Match Special, two contrasting legendary voices  resisted and  lamented the rise of commercialised Twenty20 format which swept social and commercial changes  that swept through cricket and Britain at large…