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MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets
MCL: Capricorn Commanders thrash Libra Legends by eight wickets

Captain Collingwood walked away with the Man of the Match awardUnbeaten half-centuries from captain Paul Collingwood and opener Andrew Symonds helped Capricorn Commanders comprehensively beat Libra Legends by 8 wickets and 22 balls to spare. Legends failed to capitalise on a good start and only made 154/7, which was never going to be enough on a flat track and so it proved.After winning the toss for the first time, Kallis had no hesitation in bat

Feb 6 2016
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends
MCL 2016, Match 8: Brilliant ton by Jayawardene powers Strikers to 63-run win over Legends

Jayawardene on his way to a brilliant knock of 124 off 60 ballsIn the first match of Thursday's doubleheader in the Masters Champions League (MCL), the Sagittarius Strikers took on a winless Libra Legends. The Strikers were hoping to get their second win of the season after losing their previous game. The Jacques Kallis-led Legends were looking for their first win of the campaign.With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) that is scheduled to be pl

Feb 4 2016
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends
Virgo Super Kings off the mark in MCL with closely fought victory over Libra Legends

Super Kings skipper and Man-of-the-Match Graeme Smith hugs Brett Lee at the end of the matchVirgo Super Kings skipper Graeme Smith led from the front with a 42-ball 57 to help his side register their first win in the inaugural edition of the MCL. Chasing the target of 169 set by the Kings, Libra Legends fell short by 5 runs despite a 102-run stand for the opening wicket. Though Smith bagged the MoM award, it was former Indian cricketer Murali Kar

Feb 3 2016
Shane Watson to lead Australia in 3rd T20I, credits Jacques Kallis for revival in fortunes
Shane Watson to lead Australia in 3rd T20I, credits Jacques Kallis for revival in fortunes

Shane Watson has been one of the better Australia players in the T20 series34-year-old Shane Watson, who had recently put paid to his hopes of playing international cricket again, has been named the leader of the Australian team for Sunday’s T20I against India, the last match of the series.With Steven Smith and David Warner already out of the 3rd match because of ODI commitments, and T20 captain Aaron Finch ruled out with a hamstring i

Jan 30 2016
2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs
2016 MCL, Match 1: Gemini Arabians thrash Libra Legends by 78 runs

Sangakkara played a brilliant knock of 86 off just 43 ballsThe much-awaited Masters Champions League kicked off with the match between the Virender Sehwag-led Gemini Arabians and the Jacques Kallis-led Libra Legends. Jacques Kallis was deputising for the injured Sourav Ganguly, who looks set to miss the whole tournament.Jacques Kallis won the toss and elected to put the Arabians into bat. At the end of the first innings, however, Kallis might hav

10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times
10 worst leaves by batsmen in recent times

Glenn Maxwell is bowled while leaving the ball in a BBL match Getting bowled is one of the worst ways of being dismissed for any batsman. It can be all the more embarrasing when someone loses his stumps while attempting to leave the ball. However, cricket is no stranger to such misjudgements on the part of the batsmen and it does happen more often in Test cricket. Swashbuckling Australian batsman Glen Maxwell took it a step further recently

Jan 28 2016
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams
Everything you need to know about the 6 MCL teams

The stage is set for the legends of the game to take each other on one more time with the inaugural edition of the Masters Champions League getting underway in the UAE on 28 January 2016. The 6-team event features a host of retired players including some of the true greats of the game. Each of the six teams will take on the other five in the round robin stage and the top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The two venues where the teams will

Jan 26 2016
Sydney Thunder silences MCG to defeat the Stars and clinch maiden BBL Title
Sydney Thunder silences MCG to defeat the Stars and clinch maiden BBL Title

Khawaja acknowledges the crowd after his knock of 70 from 40 ballsSydney Thunders sealed their maiden triumph in the Big Bash League by defeating Melbourne Stars by three wickets in the final in front of a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Chasing the target of 177 set by the Stars, the Sydney batsmen held their nerve late on chasing down the target with three balls to spare after Usman Khawaja’s 40-ball 70 had given them a good st

Jan 24 2016
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records

Records aplenty for Cook and AmlaCenturies from debutant Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla helped South Africa end day one of the fourth Test against England at Centurion on 329/5. After the winning toss and batting first, the Proteas made hay on a good batting wicket.The 200-run second-wicket partnership between Amla and Cook set records aplenty for both players. Although a mini collapse following the fall of Amla, which included a duck from AB de Vi

Jan 22 2016
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis

The South Africans, who sat atop the ICC Test rankings for a long time, have slipped from their throne after a series of woeful performances in the past year. The last twelve months have seen nine Test matches and zero Test wins, a steep drop from the lofty pedestal they were on just a year back.  Here’s a look at five reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis:

Jan 22 2016
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL
5 classic duels we'll get to watch in MCL

In less than 2 weeks time, we will be seeing some of the biggest cricketing legends battle it out in the Masters Champions League (MCL). The tournament features six teams, which have been named after zodiac signs, consisting of retired players from different countries. The MCL roster includes some big names that have played cricket in the past two decades and brought glory to their respective nations. This provides us with the exciting prospect

Jan 18 2016
Stats: Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 7000 ODI runs
Stats: Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Kohli beat AB’s recordVirat Kohli became the fastest to reach 7,000 ODI runs after he reached the milestone in his 161st innings in the third ODI against Australia at the MCG. South Africa's AB de Villiers was the previous record holder, as he achieved the milestone in 166 innings.India's test skipper got to the milestone with a boundary down the leg side off James Faulkner in the 10th over. After losing the opening two ODIs, India

Jan 17 2016
How South Africa’s lack of a world-class all-rounder tarnished their number one status
How South Africa’s lack of a world-class all-rounder tarnished their number one status

SA have never been the same since the departure of Kallis.South Africa had it all. They were the number one team in the world, they had the number one bowler and batsman, but suddenly everything changed and now the Proteas are struggling to maintain their supreme status that they held for more than four years.And the answer to the question might be the lack of finding a decent (not necessarily great) all-rounder.SA sans KallisFor 18 years, the Pr

Jan 17 2016
5 cricketers who proved age is no barrier in the Big Bash League
5 cricketers who proved age is no barrier in the Big Bash League

T20 cricket in the modern world is seen as a form of cricket which demands fearlessness, innovation and reflexive cricket from each and every player. It evokes a sense of high adrenaline rush on every player once they step on the field to ply their trade. The Big Bash League is one such T20 tournament held in Australia, where the temperament of every player is tested at the highest level. All these facts can be easily attributed to the younger c

Jan 16 2016
Reports: BBL outfit Sydney Thunder approach AB de Villiers for the next season
Reports: BBL outfit Sydney Thunder approach AB de Villiers for the next season

De Villiers is probably the most feared batsman in world cricketSydney Thunder will launch an all-out bid to bring the world’s best batsman, AB de Villiers, to the Big Bash League next season. The Daily Telegraph reports that contact has already been made with de Villiers’ representatives.Thunder target de Villiers for BB06: THE world’s best batsman could be on his way to the Big Bash next season, with… htt

Jan 14 2016
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