After slumping to 57-4 in reply and falling way behind the required run rate it looked bleak for England but Jonny Bairstow and Billings shared a century stand for the fifth wicket to edge Eoin Morgan's side back into contention. … [Read more...] about Aus vs Eng 1st ODI | Australia ease to victory over England by 19 runs
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Need to accept it as a part and parcel of life: Kane Williamson on New Zealand's dramatic loss in World Cup final … [Read more...] about ICC World Cup 2019: Full list of awards, prize money and statistics
Top spot was on the line at the Rose Bowl, after England twice beat Aaron Finch's side to make sure they would win the series. This third and final game presented a chance for England to swipe away Australia's proud world-leading status, but the tourists raised their game to protect that position. … [Read more...] about Australia stay at number one as England fall short despite Rashid heroics
"No one with any understanding of T20 would suggest Kohli is twice as good as Russell. But does Kohli belong on the same level as Russell or AB de Villiers or Kieron Pollard or Jos Buttler or peak Chris Gayle?" In T20, 20 balls make up a sixth of a team's innings. To proponents of the second view, those 20 balls would be better utilised by a more explosive batsman. Malan - or someone in his mould - might catch up later, but later might not happen at all, given the increased risk of dismissal inherent to the format. Even if that batsman does catch up, will it be enough to make up for that slow start? … [Read more...] about Do you really want Virat Kohli in your T20 XI?
3. David Miller - 100 in 38 balls Remember those ‘Killer Miller' headlines back in 2013. The origin of those were in that 38-ball hundred the South African made against RCB for Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra Stadium. Royal Challengers made a challenging 190 for three and looked on course to register a win when they reduced Kings XI to 64 for 4 in 10 overs. But Miller and Rajagopal Sathish added 130 runs in just 8 overs to take Kings XI past the line. In that Miller made an astonishing 101 runs and Sathish contributed 27. The Punjab outfit went past the tape with two overs to spare. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: The fastest IPL hundreds, know the enforcers
However, when the same presentation had been given to his national team ahead of a major ICC tournament, the Associate player said most players "yawned and rolled their eyes." They did not seriously think they would ever be the target of a bookie approach, simply because they were an Associate team. For those players from Associate countries who might only play a handful of international matches a year, and whose boards are not staffed or resourced to provide such education, it's simply out of sight, out of mind. … [Read more...] about Betting in Associate and T20 leagues: Under the radar, over the top