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Video: Pakistan's Adnan Akmal falls to rare form of dismissal - 'obstructing the field'
Video: Pakistan's Adnan Akmal falls to rare form of dismissal - 'obstructing the field'

Adnan Akmal bats for Pakistan in 2012 Playing for Lahore Blues in a match against Quetta Region in the ongoing Haier Twenty20 Cup, Pakistan’s premier T20 league, former Test batsman Adnan Akmal was victim to the rarest of rare dismissals. He came in between a throw and the stumps, and was given out by the TV umpire after studying replays. This is only the sixth time in the 12-year history of the T20 format when a batsman has bee

Sep 4 2015
Top 10 batting collapses
Top 10 batting collapses

Nowadays, cricket is all about the batsmen. Big bats, small boundaries, field restrictions and innovative shots have caused the balance between bat and ball to tilt. Most ODIs are considered to be boring if at least 600 runs haven’t been scored. As bowlers keep disappearing over the boundary almost every over, their overall grip on the game has gotten relatively weak. Nobody seems to root for the bowlers anymore, and the batsmen continue to

Sep 3 2015
Fan trolls Shahid Afridi in his Q&A session on Facebook
Fan trolls Shahid Afridi in his Q&A session on Facebook

Shahid Afridi is without doubt one of cricket’s greatest entertainers. The 35-year-old’s tendency to play extravagant shots has resulted in his dismissal on numerous occasions, something which might not have gone down well with the Pakistan’s team management, but Afridi’s fans love him for his brand of fearless cricket. Afridi likes to take on the bowling right from the word go and that has earned him the nick

Sep 2 2015
ICC T20I rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli becomes World No. 1
ICC T20I rankings for batsmen: Virat Kohli becomes World No. 1

Virat Kohli moved up the rankings in spite of not playing a T20 match India’s Virat Kohli has become the world’s No. 1 T20 batsman according to the latest ICC Twenty20 international player rankings. Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni, India’s skipper in the format are the only Indians in the top 50, with Raina sitting just outside of the top 10 at 11th place while Dhoni is ranked 33rd. Aaron Finch’s injury came as a ble

Sep 2 2015
MS Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Brian Lara and other legends to play in charity T20 match in September
MS Dhoni, Brendon McCullum, Brian Lara and other legends to play in charity T20 match in September

MS Dhoni is the latest cricketing superstar to be added to the list of names who will be seen in action in the T20 cricket match between ‘Help for Heroes XI’ and ‘Rest of the World XI’, which is to be held on September 17 at the Kia Oval. The match is the first ever cricket fundraiser for ‘Help for Heroes’, a charity for British soldiers who have been wounded in the line of duty. The initiativ

50 hours, 33000 kms, 6 deliveries - Australian Cameron Boyce's single over in England
50 hours, 33000 kms, 6 deliveries - Australian Cameron Boyce's single over in England

Boyce was smashed for 19 runs in his only over of the game Australian leg-spinner Cameron Boyce will return to Australia later today after having possibly set the world for the most distance covered to bowl a single over, according to Cricket Australia’s official website. The 26-year-old was picked only for the one-off T20 international against England and ended up having a match to forget as he was smashed for 19 runs in hi

Sep 1 2015
Rahul Dravid's journey to his first and last T20 international - Oh! What a tale
Rahul Dravid's journey to his first and last T20 international - Oh! What a tale

The Rahul Dravid signature shot - the Cover drive In the winter of 2010-11, India set off on a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 tour of South Africa. The tour had everybody in the cricketing fraternity in bated breath as all eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar, who was one shy off reaching his 50th Test century.  But one corner of an eye was also on another batsman, who was coming off a pretty good home series against New Zealand.

Aug 31 2015
5 incidents which changed cricket forever
5 incidents which changed cricket forever

The butterfly effect is the theory that one small incident can ultimately cause a massive event elsewhere. For example, a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest could end up causing a hurricane thousands of miles away. The concept that a seemingly minor happening can actually change everything is also applicable to sport. Sport is very fickle in its nature. When dissecting a contest, wins or losses can generally be pinpointed on o

Aug 30 2015
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much
10 instances where the ball swung/spun too much

For a cricket fan, there are very few things that bring more joy than seeing a wonderfully executed delivery that completely bamboozles the batsman and goes past his defences. Whether it is the ball which starts on off stump and ends up as a toe-crushing yorker, or the ball which pitches on leg stump and turns past the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump, the art of bowling is a joy to behold. While the game of cricket has seen many bowlers

Aug 29 2015
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