Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs v Kolkata Knight Riders with blistering knocks from Maxwell & De Villiers, Delhi...
Cricket Happenings Matt Parkinson bowls the ball of the century, IPL 2021 & cricket news. Lancastrian leg spinner Matt Parkinson bowling his very first ball in the county championship season produced the ball of the century by clean bowling Northamptonshire’s Rossington neck and crop by pitching the ball outside the leg stump & getting it to turn all over the batsmen & the ball hit the off stump. Memories harked back to the ball of the century bowled by the living legend of Australian cricket, leg spinner Shane Warne to Mike Gatting of England in 1993.
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Cricket Happenings: KKR won the match v Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. KKR were lifted by some superb batsmanship from Nitesh Rana & Rahul Tripathi. KKR were looking good for 200 with a heavy batting line up, but ended up with 187, losing a lot of wickets. SRH chasing were in trouble losing both openers cheaply, but Bairstow looked a dangerous customer with 55 & Pandey 61 not out could not take them home.
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Cricket Happenings: India won the cracker of a odi series v England 3-2 with the consolation of Malan running into form & becoming the fastest to 1000 runs in t20 history going past the very talented Pakistan captain batsman Babar Azam. Afghanistan clean swept Zimbabwe 3-2 in the t20 series, thus Asgar Afghan, the Afghanistan captain going to a record of 42 wins, the most by any captain in t20 history, surpassing former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of 41 wins & New Zealand won the 1st odi v Bangladesh very easily.
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Cricket Happenings: India levelled things with England in the 2nd t20. Ishan Kishan, the new kid on the block on his t20 debut slammed a maiden t20 fifty, 56 of 32 balls. Kohli a masterly knock of 73 of 49 balls. Afghanistan levelled the test series v Zimbabwe 1-1, but full credit to Zimbabwe in this test series for their fighting qualities & live cricket update West Indies v Sri Lanka.
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Cricket Happenings: India won the test series v England 3-1 to set up a meeting in the finals v New Zealand in the first ever World test championship finals. Indian spin duo of the master Ashwin & the new Patel routing the Englishmen with 5 wickets apiece. A small note for former India great opening batsman, Sunil Gavaskar who made 774 runs on his debut series against West Indies in West Indies without a helmet against a battery of fearsome pace bowlers & Sri Lanka levelled the t20 series v Windies with one to go.
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Cricket Happenings: England require another 429 runs to win the 2nd test v India with 7 wickets remaining. Time is not a constraint, but yes, the pitch is. Can England overcome the odds. Ashwin’s 5th test ton, the feature of the day. A small talk on former England players & commentators, David Lyoyd, fondly Bumble & Michael Vaughan calling the pitch sub standard.
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Cricket Happenings: India on the ascendancy in the 2nd test v England, bowled them out for 134 in the 1st innings. India were 54 for 1 with a cushion of a 1st innings lead. West Indies new generation of cricketers stunning Bangladesh 2 nil in the test series, winning the 2nd test by only 17 runs & Pakistan winning the t20 series v South Africa 2-1.
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Cricket Happenings: India 300 for 6 on the 1st day of 2nd test v England with Rohit Sharma 161 on a turning track. West Indies bowlers put their team in the lad v Bangladesh in the 2nd test. Cornwall 5 wickets. South Africa levelling the t20 series v Pakistan with a win in the 2nd t20. Dwayne Pretorious 5 wickets. Decider coming up tomorrow, a real beauty.
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Cricket Happenings: Remember this name “KYLE MAYERS” Bangladesh. Mayers on test debut v Bangladesh 210 not out scripting a historic 1st test win. Mayers the 6th player in test history to get a double test ton on debut. Take a bow. England on the ascendancy in the 1st test with India replying with 257 for 6 v England 578 all out. Pant rollicking 91 & Pujara 73 dug India out of a hole at 73 for 4. Mohammad Rizwan scoring his maiden test ton v South Africa. South Africa set 370 runs to win the test to level the series need another 243 runs on the final day & Northern Warriors won the T10 league in Abu Dhabi.
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Cricket Happenings: England in the box seat in the 1st test v India at 555 for 8 with captain Root 218. West Indies set 395 runs to win the 1st test v Bangladesh need another 285 runs on the final day to win the test Mominul Haq 10th test ton & Pakistan leading by 200 runs in the 2nd innings with 4 wickets remaining v South Africa in the 2nd test. Sydney Sixers BBL 2021 champions for the 3rd time. Vince 95 not out, player of the finals.
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Cricket Happenings: England were 339 for 9 at close of play on the 3rd day with Root run out for 186 on the last ball of the day. Lasith Embuldeniya picking up best test career figures of 7 wickets. Afghanistan won the odi series v Ireland by wining the 2nd odi by 7 wickets. Rahmat Shah 103 not out & Rahmutullah Shahidi 83 doing it for the team. Stirling’s ton went in vain. BBL 2020 updates.
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Cricket Happenings: Sri Lanka 381 all out with Dickewalla 92, highest test score & Perera 69. Anderson at age 38 became the oldest bowler to claim a fifer, as he picked up 6 wickets for 40 runs, thus taking his 30th five wicket haul in tests. England were 98 for 2 with Root batting on a aggressive 67 with 10 fours.
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Cricket Happenings: 19 years old Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz on odi debut v Ireland set a new record for the most sixes hit by a player on odi debut of 9 sixes in his knock of 127 of 127 balls, inclusive of 8 fours. He also became the first Afghan player on odi debut to score a century. Afghanistan won the match by 16 runs. Brief preview: 2nd test England v Sri Lanka & 2nd odi, Bangladesh v West Indie & England name the test squad for the tour of India.
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Cricket Happenings: Bangladesh won the 1st odi v West Indies in a low scoring game on a difficult track in tough conditions for batting. South Africa to field a second string t20 team v Pakistan led by Heinrich Klassen. Sanju Samson, the new Rajasthan Royals captain replaces Steve Smith. Kumar Sangakarra, the new boss of Rajasthan Royals.
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Cricket Happenings: India does the unthinkable by pulling off a historical win at the Gabba in the 4th test by 3 wickets. Australia beaten at the Gabba by any team after 32 years & India retained the Border Gavaskar trophy. Pant 89 not out, the player of the match. Gill 91 & Pujara 56 assisted in a big way. India n team selected for the test series v England. Bangladesh take on West Indies with 7 debutants in the 1st odi & cricket news.
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Cricket Happenings: India set 328 runs to win on the final day of the test series v Australia, set to retain the Border Gavaskar trophy with rain being forecast for the day. England won the 1st test v Sri Lanka by 7 wickets. A small talk of former freak Indian leg spinner, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, as he suffered a minute stroke & is recovering. Indian selectors led by the new Chairman Chetan Sharma & a new band of selectors sit to select the Indian team for the home test series v England. Bangladesh West Indies odi series talk.
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Cricket Happenings: Indian 7th wicket pair of Washington Sundar 67 on test debut & Shardul Thakur 62 in only his 2nd test of his career put on a record 123 runs to frustrate the Aussies, who got a lead of just 33 runs. England chasing 73 to win the 1st test v Lanka in Galle were 38 for 3 at stumps on day 4.
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Cricket Happenings: India with rains being forecast in Brisbane in the coming days looks good to retain the Border Gavaskar trophy, Sri Lanka putting up a much better show v England on the 3rd day of test in Galle. Joe Root, a magnificent 228 & Bangladesh name odi squad for the odi series v West Indies.
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Cricket Happenings: Australia 274 for 5 v India on the 1st day of 4th test. Labuschagne led the way with a ton. England 320 for 4 with a first innings lead of 185 v Sri Lanka 135 all out. Joe Root 168 not out getting his 18th test ton & most importantly, getting into big form after a ragged 2020. Young test debutant Dan Lawrence getting his maiden test fifty making a very promising 73 & Pakistan axing some players, who played v New Zealand for the upcoming test series v South Africa at home.
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Cricket Happenings: Pakistan were bowled out for 297 on the 1st day of 2nd test v New Zealand. Azhar Ali 93 & a very positive knock of 61 from captain Mohammad Rizwan. Kyle Jamieson a 5 wicket haul. Sri Lanka, a crippled team as expected 157 all out v South Africa 148 for 1. Kusal Perera, a attractive 60 with 11 fours. Express pacer Anrich Nortje career best figures in tests of 6 wickets for 56 runs. Elgar was 92 not out at the close.
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Cricket Happenings: ICC cricket world rankings have named New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, the best test batsman of 2020, Cummins...
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Cricket Happenings:3rd days play in the Boxing day test matches. India eyeing a win in the 2nd test v Australia to avenge the 1st test debacle.Pakistan managing to avoid the follow on v New Zealand thanks to Faheem Ashraf 91 & Mohammad Rizwan 79 & South Africa driving the 1st test v Sri Lanka with a 225 runs lead in the 1st innings against a crippled injured Sri Lankan team. Du Plessis out for 199.
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Cricket Happenings: Boxing day test match summaries. New Zealand after losing openers early recovered to 222 for 3 v Pakistan with Williamson undefeated on 94 & Taylor making 70. Indian bowlers, Ashwin & Bumrah bowled out the Aussies for 195 & Indians replied with 36 for 1. Sri Lanka finished strongly at 340 for 6 v South Africa.
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Cricket Happenings: West Indies needing another 85 runs on the 4th day of 2nd test v NZ to avoid an innings defeat. Australia A centurions Ben Mcdermott & Jack Wildermuth with tons ensured a draw in the pink ball match v India. Galle Gladiators into the finals of the inaugural Lanka Premier league 2020 after defeating the powerful Colombo Kings in a real nail biter in the semi finals with 15 needed of the final over of Udana & Dhananjay Lakshan doing it for GG. Big bash league updates & cricket news.
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Cricket Happenings: India won the t20 series v Australia with Natarajan, the left arm pace bowler picking up 2 wickets for 20 runs in his 4 overs. Pandya taking India past the finishing line.New Zealand winning the 1st test v West Indies. Blackwood’s 2nd test ton & Joseph, a career best 86. India A captain Ajinkya Rahane 108 not out on day 1 v Australia A & other cricket news.
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Cricket Happenings: Australia won the 2nd odi v India to win the series. Steven Smith 2nd consecutive ton, Glenn Phillips smashed a 51 ball 108 of the West Indies bowlers to help them win the t20 series & England put it across South Africa to win the t20 series & Andre Russell in smashing form in the Lankan Premier League.
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Cricket Happenings: Pakistan won the 1st odi v Zimbabwe with Babar Azam making 82. IPL 2020 clash DC V SRH. South Africa select white ball squad v England, former Australian batsman Callum Ferguson retires & Zimbabwean power hitter all rounder Elton Chigumbura will retire after the series v Pakistan.
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Cricket Happenings: Chennai Superkings threw Kings xi Punjab out of the playoffs with a win by 9 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwas 62 not out anchoring the innings to perfection. KKR getting the better of Rajasthan Royals to push them out of the playoffs with a win by 60 runs. Cummins, the pacer ripping 4 wickets of RR in the powerplay overs. Karthik coming up with a magnificent catch behind the sticks. Pakistan winning the odi series v Zimbabwe by winning the 2nd odi in a very convincing manner. Partime off spinner, Ifthikhar Ahmed taking his maiden 5 wicket haul in odi’s.
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Cricket Happenings: Mumbai Indians perched themselves on top of IPL 2020 with a very easy win over Delhi Capitals. Ishan Kishan played a thrashing innings. Sunrisers Hyderabad in their quest to even stand a chance of qualifying for the playoffs beat RCB with a superb performance from the bowlers. Sandeep Sharma man of the match.
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Cricket Happenings: Chennai Superkings despite winning v RCB were out of the reckoning for the playoffs in IPL 2020, as Rajasthan Royals put it across the mighty Mumbai Indians with absolute ease, chasing a big score of 194. Ben Stokes getting his first IPL ton & Samson getting back into form with a fifty.
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Cricket Happenings: Kings xi Punjab pulling off an unbelievable win by 12 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kings xi Punjab defending the lowest total successfully in IPL 2020, racking up their 4th win from their last 4 matches. Kings xi Punjab are roaring with a warning for other teams. KKR won v Delhi Daredevils by big margin of 56 runs after putting up 194 for 6 on the board, batting first with Nitesh Rana 81 & Sunil Narine 62 not out clattering 115 runs in 56 balls. KKR spinner, Varun Chakravarthy returning the first ever five wicket haul in IPL 2020 with great variations. Most of his wickets were caught in the deep.
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Cricket Happenings: Ab De Villiers punished the KKR bowlers with a knock of 73 not out of 33 balls with 5 fours & 6 sixes, 2 of them going out of the Sharjah cricket ground & the cars on the road were at risk. The greatness of the man was he scored runs at such a quick clip on a slow pitch, where all the batsmen struggled. Ab led RCB to a massive 82 runs win over KKR to put them on par with Mumbai Indians & Delh Daredevils with 10 points at the top & Australia cricket news & Zimbabwe cricket news.
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Cricket Happenings: Chennai Superkings openers, Watson & Du Plessis with 80 odd unbeaten runs gave their team walk in the park win by 10 wickets over Kings xi Punjab & Mumbai Indians won their match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nottinghamshire proud winners of the Vitality T20 Blast with a winover Surrey in the finals.
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Cricket Happenings: RCB had a very easy win over RR in IPL 2020 with Kohli 72 not out going on to make his first fifty of the tournament & Devdutt Padikkal getting his 3rd fifty & young DD captain Shreyas Iyer smacked 88 not out of just 38 balls to get his team to 228, which proved enough in the end to win over KKR by 18 runs.
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Cricket Happenings: KKR had a easy 7 wicket win over SRH to get off the blocks in IPL 2020. Shubman Gill 70 not out. Brief preview Rajasthan Royals v Kings xi Punjab. Will Chris Gayle be seen for the fist time in action in IPL 2020 with short boundaries in Sharjah ? & Essex v Somerset, Bob Willis trophy finals.
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Cricket Happenings: We had a super over very early in Dream IPL 2020, with Delhi Daredevils winning it very easily in the super over against Kings xi Punjab. Stoinis played an absolute blinder 53 of just 21 deliveries for DD & Mayanka Agarwal cracking 89, but getting out to the penultimate ball of the match & with 1 run to get off the final ball & Jordan was brilliantly taken by Rabada & it ended into a forced tie.
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Cricket Happenings: England take on Australia in a dead rubber, trying to make a clean sweep of the series & also to retain the number one ranking in t20, that they claimed after winning the 2nd t20. For the Aussies, its a matter of salvaging some pride by at least winning a match, which is so important as that would help them get the number one spot back in t20 rankings. Preview of Caribbean premier league semi finals.
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In CPL 2020, St Lucia Zouks set a new record by defending a low total of 92 successfully against Barbados...
Tom Banton make his maiden t20 half century against Pakistan in the 1st t20, which was a truncated one. Kieron...
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Cricket Happenings West Indies won the 1st test v England by 4 wickets to go one zip in the 3 test series. West Indies winning a test in England after a span of 20 years, with the last win coming in the year 2000. Gabriel the man of the match with 9 wickets in the match & Blackwood living a charmed life to make 95 runs.
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Some key West Indian players, Darren Bravo, talented Shimron Hetmyer & Keemo Paul have decided to skip the tour &...
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Covid 19 sees English county cricket league sees overseas cricketers contracts being cut or shortened & the latest ones happen to be Surrey cutting contracts of Pakistan all rounder Shadab Khan & hard hitting Australian opener D” Arcy Short. Its no surprise, that with leagues tightening their purse strings amidst the global pandemic.
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Cricket saw the passing away of former New Zealand wicketkeeper Jock Edwards at age 64 & former England all rounder Peter Walker at age 84. Jock Edwards in his time was very stockily built & some of his shots were very power packed, which sent the ball out of the stadium, but his main job of keeping left a lot to be desired.
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Famous cricket player,cricket writer and a wonderful commentator of yesteryear & the man, who designed the Duckworth Lewis method of calculation when rain robbed play, Tony Lewis passed away. As a commentator from England, he had a mellifluous voice. Especially, when cricket was played in the desert in Sharjah in the UAE, he was definitely present as the voice of cricket.
Daniel Flynn of New Zealand, who had a very brief career has retired from all cricket.
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