Malinga 1st bowler with 5 International hat-tricks

Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Lasith Malinga has become the first bowler to take four wickets in four successive deliveries twice in international  cricket. the 36-year-old took his second double hat-trick by dismissing New Zealand’s Colin Munro. Hamish Rutherford, Coling de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor in the Third T20I were his victims. He aslo became the…

Ben Stoke’s 135 not out level the Ashes series

22 Aug2019 International Test Match Series 3rd Test Day 4 of 5 at Headingly England Vs Australia Australia   179 ao Warner 61 off 94, 7 fours, Labuschagne 74 off 129, 10 fours, Archer 6-45, Broad 2-32 Second Innings 246 ao Labuschagne 80 off187, 8 fours, Wade 33 off 59, 6 fours, Stokes 3-56, Nroad 2-52,…

Cardus brought poetry to the craft of cricket journalism

Neville Cardus educated at Jesuit school in Bombay 1961 and his essay on Ranji, the Indian cricketer the star of 19th century  was part of the English curriculum. Ranji who played for Sussex displayed his magic against Yorkshire. Neville Cardus lived in Baker Street flat, was lonely and feared destitution, as Duncan Hamilton reveals in…

Australia thrash England with 251-run win in the Ashes

Men’s Ashes: First Spacesavers Test, Edgbaston ( day five to five) Australia  284 ( Smith 144, Broad 5-86 & 487-7 dec ( smith 142, Wade 110) England 374 ( Burns 144) & 146 ao (Woakes 37, Lyon 6-49) Australia won by 251`runs go 1-0 up in five-match series. England capitulated to off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s devastating…

England thrash Australia and roars into final

  ICC World Cup Men’s Cricket 2019 Semi-finals at Edgbaston, Birmingham.  Australia Vs England Australia 223 ao ( ov) Smith 85 off 119, 6 fours, Carey 46 off 70 4 fours, Starc 29 off 36, 1 four, 1 six, Woakes 3-20, Rashid 54-3, Archer 2-32, Wood 1-45  England 226-2 (49ov) Roy 85 off 65, 9…

New Zealand defeated India to reach finals

ICC World Cup men’s cricket 2019 played at Old Trafford, Manchester. New Zealand Vs India New Zealand 239-8 (50 ov) Williamson 67, Taylor 74, Nichols 28, B Kumar 3-43, Bumrah 1-39,  Pandya 1-55, Jadeja 1-34, Chagall 1-63 India 221 ao (49.3 ov)  Pant 32, Pandya 32, Dhoni 50, Jadeja 77, Boult 2-42, Henry 37-3, Ferguson 1-43,…

Rohit Sharma and Mitchell Starc leads the ICC World Cup Men’s cricket

Top scorers and wicket takers in ICC World Cup men’s cricket after league stage Indian opener Rohit Sharma is the top run-scorer with 647 runs in eight innings followed by Australia’s David Warner  638 and Bangladesh’s all rounder Shakib Al Hasan 606, in 2019 ICC World Cup Men’s cricket. Australia pacer Mitchell Starc and Bangladesh’s…