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Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase
Centuries from Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock help South Africa seal record chase

Centuries from both openers helped the Proteas keep the ODI series aliveCenturies from both openers, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock set up a comfortable victory for South Africa in the third ODI against England and kept their hopes of winning the series alive. Joe Root’s highest ODI score left South Africa with a record chase but a 239-run opening partnership meant it wasn’t a difficult chase for the Proteas.After winning the toss an

Feb 10 2016
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement
5 instances when relationships of team-mates got sour post retirement

A camaraderie between players is one of the essentials for building a great team. However, at the end of the day, a team consists of individuals who have their separate identities and may have diverse opinion on matters. Two players who are part of the same team may seem to share a good understanding of each other in their playing days. But there may be a few skeletons in the cupboard which mostly tend to come out when one or both the players ha

Feb 9 2016
Kevin Pietersen mocks England T20 captain Eoin Morgan, wants Luke Wright to be selected
Kevin Pietersen mocks England T20 captain Eoin Morgan, wants Luke Wright to be selected

Kevin PietersenThe door on Kevin Pietersen has been firmly shut, and there is no chance for him to make his way back into the England team for the World T20, according to what was said by their T20 captain Eoin Morgan in an interview with Nasser Hussain. What Morgan said did not go down well with KP, who tweeted his amusement at his former teammate’s presumptuous statements. Asked specifically if Pietersen had done enough with the bat

Feb 9 2016
Namibia face England in Under 19 World Cup playoffs
Namibia face England in Under 19 World Cup playoffs

England lost to Sri Lanka in the quarter-finalsThe Namibian cricket team will face England on Wednesday in the playoff for fifth to eighth positions after being defeated by India in the quarter-final of the Under-19 World Cup on Saturday.India will play the semi-finals against Sri Lanka as Namibia got eliminated from the tournament. The African team had impressed by winning against Scotland as well as defending champions South Africa in the

Feb 9 2016
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring
5 instances of pre-match comments backfiring

From AB de Villiers’ jibe against the English bowlers a couple weeks ago, to a more infamous and historically etched incident in Tony Greig’s ‘Grovel’ remark, this slideshow is a compilation of iconic instances of pre-match comments by players or administrators backfiring, sometimes, in rather embarrassing ways. 

Andrew Flintoff says he played for England while drunk, also got a Test century
Andrew Flintoff says he played for England while drunk, also got a Test century

Andrew Flintoff admits that he scored his second Test hundred while being drunkFormer England cricketer Andrew Flintoff has admitted that he played Test cricket for his nation while being under the influence of alcohol. The former Three Lions all-rounder not only played international cricket while being drunk also revealed that he scored a Test hundred while drunk.I was drunk when I ended up getting my second test century The flamboyant cric

Feb 8 2016
Former Team India manager denies that he claimed India-England Test was fixed
Former Team India manager denies that he claimed India-England Test was fixed

MS Dhoni and Sunil DevSunil Dev, the former DDCA secretary whose statements had come out accusing the Indian team to have engaged in match-fixing in the 2014 Test against England in Manchester, according to a sting operation carried out by a Hindi daily Sun Star, has now come out in vociferous denial of any such allegations.Dev, who was the manager of the Indian team on the 2014 England tour, told TOI on Sunday, "It is all rubbish. I am plan

Feb 8 2016
Reports: Former Team India manager claims that the 2014 India-England Test in Manchester was fixed
Reports: Former Team India manager claims that the 2014 India-England Test in Manchester was fixed

The 2014 Manchester Test has come under the glare – is it a scandal starting to break?There has been a startling allegation brought against India captain MS Dhoni by a former India team manager. Sunil Dev, who was with the team in the official capacity on the 2014 tour of England, has claimed that the Manchester Test was fixed, and there were some peculiar decisions taken in the other matches on that tour as well."Given the conditions

Feb 8 2016
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers
England playing well but not unbeatable, says De Villiers

De Villiers said that results could have been different had his side clung on to half-chances that came their waySouth African skipper AB de Villiers is confident that his side can make a strong comeback to win the 5-match ODI series against England despite being 2-0 down heading into the third match in Centurion on Tuesday.While the 31-year-old conceded that Morgan’s men were playing well, he added that the results could have been differen

Feb 7 2016
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka beat England in QF to set up clash with India in the semis
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup: Sri Lanka beat England in QF to set up clash with India in the semis

Fernando playing a shot during his knock of 95 against England in the Under 19 World Cup quarter-final.Avishka Fernando hit 95 off 96 balls after Wanidu Hasanranga grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka entered the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016 with an impressive six-wicket win over England in Mirpur on Sunday.In an excellent all-round performance, Sri Lanka dismissed the strong England batting for 184 and then surpassed the

Feb 7 2016
Alex Hales, Reece Topley pile on misery for South Africa as England take 2-0 lead
Alex Hales, Reece Topley pile on misery for South Africa as England take 2-0 lead

Alex Hales laid the foundation for England’s victory with a well-made knock of 99England took a 2-0 lead in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa with a 5-wicket victory at the St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Set 263 to win, English opener Alex Hales scripted the run chase with a well-made 99 before Jos Buttler finished off the proceedings with a quick fire 48* to pile on the misery for the hosts. Depth in b

Feb 6 2016
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold
IPL auction 2016: 5 players who are likely to go unsold

Saturday, 6 February 2015 is a date that many will be looking forward to. Not just the fans of the eight IPL teams, who will be eagerly waiting to see which players their team signs, but also for the 351 players who will go under the hammer in the IPL Auction 2016. While some players, like Kevin Pietersen and Shane Watson will automatically be snapped and are likely to go for a lot of money, the same cannot be said for every player. In fact, at

Feb 4 2016
Ben Stokes' brilliant one-handed catch on the boundary: Out or Six?
Ben Stokes' brilliant one-handed catch on the boundary: Out or Six?

Ben Stokes is mobbed by his teammates after the catchIn the 1st ODI between South Africa and England at Bloemfontein, Ben Stokes took a brilliant one-handed catch at long-on to dismiss AB de Villiers. The South African skipper was dismissed for just 8 and it was a defining moment in the match.In the 20th over of South Africa’s innings, with the hosts having lost 2 wickets, they needed 22 runs from the over to be above par on

Feb 4 2016
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI
England prevail by D/L method as South Africa lose first ODI

Quinton de Kock’s career-best ODI score went in vainJos Buttler’s century, which was aided by a sublime supporting cast of three fifties, helped England post 399/9, which proved to be too much for South Africa, who despite Quinton de Kock’s unbeaten century, lost by 39 runs by Duckworth-Lewis in the first ODI at Bloemfontein.Before rain had the last laugh, Buttler’s 73-ball hundred showed that despite not being in the Test

Feb 4 2016
5 cricketers who bowled with both hands
5 cricketers who bowled with both hands

Ambidexterity is a trait which has existed in cricket for a long time now. The most common examples one can come across is a player batting right-handed and bowling with his left arm and vice versa. The rarest form of this trait has been batsmen playing with both hands, the only memorable instance being Kevin Pietersen's switch hit. Another unique form of ambidexterity in cricket has been that of cricketers bowling with both hands in the sam

Feb 3 2016
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