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New Zealand canter to victory in 2nd ODI despite record 9th wicket Zimbabwean partnership
New Zealand canter to victory in 2nd ODI despite record 9th wicket Zimbabwean partnership

Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza plays a cut shot during the 2nd ODI against New Zealand The visiting New Zealand side won the 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe to level the 3-match series, courtesy a confident chase by openers Martin Guptill (116 off 138 balls) and Tom Latham (110 off 116 balls). Latham brought up his maiden ODI ton and Guptill his 8th one, as the two accomplished the record opening stand for the Kiwis against Zimbabwe. Ne

Aug 4 2015
Quinton de Kock dropped from the South African side facing New Zealand, Van Wyk recalled
Quinton de Kock dropped from the South African side facing New Zealand, Van Wyk recalled

Proteas The South African squad has been announced for the next two series against the New Zealand, and notably, Quinton de Kock has been shown the door. In place of De Kock the all-rounder David Wiese has been selected in the squad for the ODI series, and he may get a chance to make his debut. De Kock was in the spot for quite some time due to his poor form. He has been asked to regain his touch in the t

Aug 4 2015
New Zealand are under pressure, says Ross Taylor
New Zealand are under pressure, says Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor looks on as Hamilton Masakadza plays a shot during his knock of 84 in the 1st ODI New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor acknowledged that his side are under pressure after losing the opening match against hosts Zimbabwe, according a report by ESPNCricinfo. He also praised the way in which the likes of Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Ervine were able to chase down the target of 303 with an over to spare. Taylor, along with Kane Willi

Aug 3 2015
Craig Ervine ton sets up thrilling last-over victory for Zimbabwe in 1st ODI against New Zealand
Craig Ervine ton sets up thrilling last-over victory for Zimbabwe in 1st ODI against New Zealand

New Zealand debutant bowler Ish Sodhi walks as Zimbabwe's batsmen complete a run Craig Ervine’s maiden ODI hundred, 130 off 108 balls, brought a 50th over victory for Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI against New Zealand, by a margin of 7 wickets and 5 balls remaining. This was the first game in a series of three ODI matches between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe brought up their highest second innings sc

Aug 2 2015
5 things to watch out for in the Zimbabwe - New Zealand series
5 things to watch out for in the Zimbabwe - New Zealand series

New Zealand’s tour of Zimbabwe, comprising of 3 ODIs and 1 T20I is set to commence today. With both the teams undergoing some significant changes, it would be interesting to see how they fare. Though Zimbabwe were lacklustre in their home series against India earlier, a few players have grabbed the attention with their individual performances. Meanwhile, the New Zealand squad consists of a predominantly young brigade this time, and it woul

Australian PM's XI match on October 23rd
Australian PM's XI match on October 23rd

Brett Lee with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Melbourne, July 31 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday confirmed that the annual Prime Minister's XI match will take place on October 23 at Manuka Oval against New Zealand. The match will be New Zealand's first official match on Australian shores before the first Commonwealth Bank Test match in Brisbane beginning on November 5. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement: &

Jul 31 2015
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket
Stats: Fastest to 300 wickets and 2000 runs 'double' in Test cricket

Mitchell Johnson jumps in delight after picking up his 300th Test wicket In what is becoming a day of landmarks in cricket, Mitchell Johnson picked up the wicket of Jonny Bairstow on Day 2 of the 3rd Ashes Test between England and Australia to reach the landmark of 300 Test wickets.  He is the fifth Australian bowler to reach this mark for Australia after Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Dennis Lillee and Brett Lee. In

Jul 30 2015
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer
Baba 'Panther' Sidhaye - The unacknowledged inspiration for Iqbal and very first deaf and mute cricketer

Baba Sidhaye with family (left); with batting partner Bapu Nadkarni Mumbai has produced some of India’s greatest cricketers, but the name of one Baba Sidhaye, also known as Yashwant Prabhakar – thought to be the very first deaf and mute cricketer to have taken the field – is one that falls through the cracks. Playing at a time when cricketers used to be paid anything between Rs. 8 to Rs. 15 to appear in high-pro

Jul 29 2015
New Zealand to play as 'Aotearoa' in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe
New Zealand to play as 'Aotearoa' in 1st ODI against Zimbabwe

Aotearao will be depicted on the front of the New Zealand team’s shirts during the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe The New Zealand cricket team will play under the name ‘Aotearoa’ during the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe, ESPNCricinfo reports. The move is a part of the celebrations of Maori Language Week, and Aotearoa – New Zeland’s name in Maori – will be depicted on the front of the team’s shirts.&n

Jul 28 2015
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club
Stats: Tillakaratne Dilshan breaks into the 10000 club

Tillakaratne Dilshan – Getting better with age As soon as Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first, all eyes were set on the opener Tilakaratene Dilshan, who was just 55 runs away from reaching the 10,000 runs milestone. He didn’t upset the crowd too, reaching the new height and becoming the fourth Sri Lankan to ever score 10,000-plus runs in an ODI career. The home team, Sri Lanka restore their pride by winning the

Jul 27 2015
Injured Mitchell Santner ruled out of Africa tour
Injured Mitchell Santner ruled out of Africa tour

Santner impressed everyone in England recently New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of New Zealand’s tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa which is scheduled to begin in 10 days time, reports ESPN Cricinfo. The 23-year-old who impressed one and all during New Zealand’s recent tour of England fractured his thumb during a training session.  He will now be replaced by uncapped allrounder George Worker wh

Jul 22 2015
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol
10 cricketers who have got into trouble due to alcohol

James Faulkner is facing a five-match ban due to drink-drive incident in Manchester There is nothing like a few cold beers after a match to celebrate or drown away your sorrows and, unless the coach has a team on a wacky diet plan, there generally isn’t much wrong with it either. At times, however, a couple of drinks have turned into full-scale benders that would not have been so fondly remembered the next morning. Englishm

Jul 21 2015
Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers
Cricketers who had a blistering start to their careers

Sometimes, a great beginning is all that kickstarts a career. It builds the platform for a player to launch his/her career, it certainly does boost the confidence. Some players start their career in the most blistering fashion. They explode to the scene, like the second-coming of a Big Bang, to make themselves known as the next big thing. Some do justice to their starts and become elite figures of the game. The others, however, disappear into ob

Jul 20 2015
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history
8 most unbelievable heists in ODI history

Cricket is a game of chance, they say. On many occasions, the saying has proved to be true. Though not too often, we have seen a team lose from a winning position due to some marvellous performances by one or two players. The change in the result is so unexpected that one who watched the match for around 90 % of the day, would not believe it unless he watches the highlights again.   Below is the list of top 8 such matches where t

Jul 16 2015
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