VVS Laxman says he misses his duels against Shane Warne and is keen to make the most of the opportunity to take him on when batting for Lancashire in the county championship match against Hampshire next week Warne the Hampshire captain was at the receiving end of Laxman's magical wrists during the last three encounters between India and Australia But Test cricket's highest wicket-taker who was reduced to an average bowler by the stylish Hyderabadi player won t come face to face when the Indians tour down under in December-January having retired from international cricket earlier this year The county [more]
Harbhajan Singh is prepared to trade economy for wickets when he makes his India comeback in the inaugural Twenty World Championships in South Africa next month quot I wouldn't worry too much about economy in Twenty World Cup you would go for runs anyway If I pick up a few wickets along the way I would be satisfied quot says the Punjab off-spinner one of the meanest bowlers in world cricket Harbhajan is aware that the last thing a bowler could do when playing in the latest form of the game is worry about conceding runs quot Twenty is not [more]
Rain gods played pranks again as India's warm-up one day cricket match against England Lions was abandoned on Saturday following heavy shower at the Northamptonshire County Club ground Batting first England Lions amassed for from their allotted overs with Vikram Solanki and Luke Wright notching up half centuries Chasing a stiff task of scoring runs for victory in overs India were without loss after overs when rains ruled out any further play Sourav Ganguly was not out b while Robin Uthappa was batting on b With the match being abandoned Indian batsmen lost a precious opportunity to get into the [more]
Bath will feel a sense of déjà vu when they host Brive in the Challenge Cup on Saturday. The tie, with its famously dramatic connotations, may have a familiar feel, but which “already lived” moment will the fans experience? Will it be the nail-biting tension of 1998 in Bordeaux, the comfortable 6 try victory of the 2014 ECC Quarter Final or, heaven forbid, the lame capitulation of last weekend? Having lost their place in the Premiership top four, Bath may feel that European rugby is their best chance of silverware this season, but another showing like last Sunday, or even the defeat by Wasps a month ago will put an end to that ambition. It would also be a further reminder of how far Bath must climb to match the glory of those past days. Memories can be charming and history at times inspiring, but it is the here and now which will concern the fans. For the players too, the most recent memory will be an embarrassment, to be erased.
We have been waiting all season for the Blues to turn it on. The 44-21 victory at Scottish was very welcome but not witnessed by too many Blues supporters who have had to endure our least successful season for a long time ...
What a happy weekend watching replays of that last impertinent bonus point winning try. Running the ball from behind your own try line and finishing it off at the other end to end the game was sublime. Thank you Willi, Johnny and BT Sport for the memory which will remain on the hard drive. ....
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
WELLINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - South Africa captain Faf du Plessis breathed a sigh of relief as rain bucketed down in Hamilton on Wednesday, washing out the final day of the third test against New Zealand and ensuring his side sealed a 1-0 series victory.
WELLINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Kane Williamson felt there were numerous positives to take out of New Zealand's international season even if they were deprived of a victorious climax to it by the Hamilton rain.
WELLINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain ended New Zealand's hopes of winning the third test against South Africa and levelling the series at 1-1 on Wednesday when the final day in Hamilton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
March 29 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fifth and final day in the third and final Test between New Zealand and South Africa on Wednesday in Hamilton, New Zealand
South Africa 1st innings 314 (Q. de Kock 90, F. du Plessis 53, H. Amla 50; M. Henry 4-93)
New Zealand 1st innings 489 (K. Williamson 176, J. Raval 88, C. de Grandhomme 57, T. Latham 50; M. Morkel 4-100, K. Rabada 4-122)
South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 80-5)
Kusal Mendis scored a scintillating century to take Sri Lanka to 311 runs before heavy rains lashed out in Dambulla, not allowing any further action, thereby ending the second One-Day International against Bangladesh without a result.
Australia captain Steven Smith rued the opportunities that his team missed in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar series that was reclaimed by India following their eight wicket win in the final Test in Dharamsala.