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4 Supernatural incidents in cricket
4 Supernatural incidents in cricket

“Have you ever been alone at night? Thought you heard footsteps behind and turned around and…no one’s there. And as you quicken up your pace, you find it hard to look again because you are sure that someone’s there…” As Steve Harris strums up a harmonious bassline, Bruce Dickinson shouts out these lines from Iron Maiden’s famous track, Fear of the Dark, giving an eerie feel of familiarity whenever one

Aug 24 2015
Ashes 2015 Combined XI
Ashes 2015 Combined XI

The Ashes are done and dusted, no pun intended. Two cricketers with contrasting careers have walked into the twilight. One rose into eminence after most thought he’ll end up with just that one cap. Another was the blue-eyed boy of Australian greatness, almost marked for greatness too early. While Michael Clarke got the victorious farewell he deserved, Alastair Cook grabbed the urn, even before the fifth Test went underway. It was a strange

Aug 24 2015
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs
Ashes 2015: Australia win 5th Test by an innings and 46 runs

Australia nearing big Ashes win Rain forced an early lunch at the Kennington Oval in London when Australia were just two wickets away from registering a big win with England swinging loosely at 258/8. The hosts began the fourth day of the final Ashes Test on 203-6, still needing 129 more to make Australia bat again. Australia started right on money as Peter Siddle trapped Mark Wood in front of the stump to give the visitors the s

Aug 23 2015
5th Ashes Test: England stare at massive innings defeat at end of Day 3
5th Ashes Test: England stare at massive innings defeat at end of Day 3

Alastair Cook loses his wicket in the 2nd innings, Michael Clarke exults England trail Australia’s 1st innings score by 129 runs with 4 wickets left at stumps on Day 3, staring at a massive innings defeat in the 5th Ashes Test. England could not add much to their overnight score of 107/8, being bundled up by strikes in consecutive balls by Mitchell Johnson, who would thus start the second innings on a hat-trick. Michael Cl

Aug 22 2015
Ashes 2015: England focuses on 4-1 win over vulnerable Australia
Ashes 2015: England focuses on 4-1 win over vulnerable Australia

Team England at the Oval during their practice session Australia have already lost the Ashes 'urn' and will be playing for pride in the last Test match against England at the Oval. The home team regained the Ashes after they defeated the visitors in the 4th Test at Trent Bridge by an innings and 78 runs; they are leading 3-1 and will be eager to finish the proceedings by going 4-1 up in the five-match series. Alastair Cook's te

Ashes 2015, 5th Test: Australia end Day 1 at the Oval on 287-3
Ashes 2015, 5th Test: Australia end Day 1 at the Oval on 287-3

Warner played an entertaining innings of 85 runs Australia were in command after a strong batting display on the opening day of final Ashes Test at the Kennington Oval in London. At stumps, they were 287 for the loss of 3 wickets. After winning the toss, England captain, Alastair Cook decided to bowl first. The home team were unchanged and for Australia, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh replaced Josh Hazlewood and Shaun Marsh. Upcomin

Aug 20 2015
James Anderson feared Alastair Cook would quit under pressure
James Anderson feared Alastair Cook would quit under pressure

Alastair Cook has held his fort during the tough times English pacer James Anderson, who spearheads the bowling attack, has revealed that there were times during the last 18 months when he thought that skipper Alastair Cook might actually quit, as reported in cricket.com. This statement has come at a time when the English side led by Cook is being showered with accolades for its Ashes show. The players have had their sha

Aug 12 2015
England becomes the first team to win 100 Test matches by an innings
England becomes the first team to win 100 Test matches by an innings

England’s Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad celebrate winning the 4th Ashes Test match The Nottingham Test which saw England completely outplaying Australia in all ways had ended as a match with few important landmarks for the team and players. Stuart Broad completed 300 wickets and also got his best figures of his Test career, Alastair Cook won his 50th game as England player and more. One of the important milestones for English crick

Aug 12 2015
Joe Root says how England team found motivation in defeat
Joe Root says how England team found motivation in defeat

Joe Root played a key role in England’s win over Australia The only England batsman to have scored a century in every Ashes Test till date, this season, Joe Root, feels that the pain of defeat is what inspired the England team to succeed int the Investec Ashes series. The right-hand batsman was in the squad that was whitewashed 5-0 in Australia about a year and a half ago, and had lost his spot in the side by

Aug 10 2015
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall
Ashes 2015: The Sad Story Of A Self-Inflicted Australian Downfall

Months before the Ashes, the incessant barrage of reviews all held a common vision – one in which Australia would dominate English cricket and return with the Ashes. England, fresh off an embarrassing premature World Cup termination, rolling in the dire negativity that came with the sacking of their coach and stubborn dismissal of their disputably best modern batsman, were looking to salvage some pride against a raging, unstoppable Aus

Aug 9 2015
Michael Clarke breaks down as he confirms his international retirement
Michael Clarke breaks down as he confirms his international retirement

Michael Clarke in tears as he announces his international retirement Michael Clarke confirmed in a tearful post-match ceremony that the fifth Ashes Test at the Oval from August 20 will be his last match for Australia. England captain Alastair Cook also had tears to show, but for wholly other reasons – reclaiming the urn caps off a remarkable period of revival for the English team. Speaking to Channel Nine after the innings defeat in

Aug 8 2015
Ashes 2015: No safe house for England in James Anderson's absence
Ashes 2015: No safe house for England in James Anderson's absence

Will Australia gain from Anderson’s pain? The irony of life is uncanny. A move away from dismantling Australia’s king, Alastair Cook lost his most precious pawn. Imagine Cook’s plight, when his men take the field at Nottingham, to try and safeguard a hard-earned two-one lead, without their guardian angel -- James Anderson. Anderson who set up the win at Edgbaston with a hypnotising exhibition of swing and seam bowling. An

Aug 4 2015
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end

AB De Villiers has opted out of South Africa’s ongoing tour of Bangladesh The South African run machine of the present generation, AB de Villiers, had the best opportunity to become the first ever cricketer to play all his team’s 100 Test matches consecutively since making his debut. But he missed on this by just two matches. He had previously played in all the 98 Test matches South Africa played since making his debut on Decemb

Aug 1 2015
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook
Video: Adam Voges' no-look catch stumps Alastair Cook

Catch with closed eyes The Ashes third Test has been a bad journey so far for the Australians. But their player Adam Voges has provided a rare highlight for the team when he caught an unbelievably lucky catch to dismiss England skipper Alastair Cook on the first day. Cook couldn’t believe it first when he got out, but soon Voges made everyone believe that he caught it without even looking at it. After the Aussies were bowled ou

Jul 31 2015