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]
The results of the 2017 Monaco GP would see the Williams Martini team secure a 9th place finish from Felipe Massa. Having started the race well outside the top ten to finish in 9th was a great effort. Drivers would retire around him but Felipe was able to bring his car home on this difficult track. For team-mate Lance Stroll he would run well down the order and would retire his car in the pits. The Williams team should leave Monaco satisfied with the result that they were able to achieve. But there is still a lot of work to do for Lance as he still comes to grips with driving a 2017 Formula One car.
I failed to get a ticket for Wembley, so booked two club level seats to watch the screening. That was cancelled due to the horrific events in Manchester. So I had to watch it on TV. Fantastic game by Alexis, and the BFG, and Ozil, and many more, but it was Alexis's rocket start that made us dominate first half. Arsenal being Arsenal failed to take the 3-0 lead on offer, preferring the hard way.
Watching TV I could hear the Arsenal fans, but I could also feel the tension, at the end I was drained, typical Arsenal had done it the hard way as usual. Well done the referee for spotting the big dive. Pity there is no parade tomorrow, no way would I have stayed away from that.
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Just over fifty years since Chelsea succumbed by two goals to one in a Wembley FA Cup final to a north London neighbour, history more or less repeated itself, as the English champions fluffed their lines and deservedly lost a second FA Cup final to dastardly Arsenil. Peculiarly, the Blues have won all six FA Cup finals in the last twenty years against non-London opponents but have lost all three FA Cup finals that they have ever contested against London opposition, conceding twice each time. Even more freakish is the fact that Chelsea have not drawn any of their last thirty matches in London.
Qualifying for the 2017 Monaco GP would be a disappointing session for the Williams Martini team. Neither driver would make it into the final period with Felipe Massa finishing 15th while team-mate Lance Stroll was 18th. Both drivers would have issues hindering their runs with Lance oinly able to complete one run stopping in his garage with a hydraulic issue. For Felipe his second run was looking to be quicker but a crash involving Vandoorne would see Felipe unable to complete his lap at speed seeing him fail to improve. But depite this neither driver had shown any real pace in the lead-up to qualifying so there lap times was not surprising.
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.
May 29 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the third and final One Day International between England and South Africa on Monday in London, England
South Africa won toss and decided to bowl
England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Toby Roland-Jones, David Willey, Jake Ball, Steven Finn
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morr
May 29 (Reuters) - England have rested all-rounders Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, and paceman Chris Woakes for the third and final one-day international against South Africa on Monday as the trio aim to overcome injury concerns ahead of the Champions Trophy.
LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - Refreshed Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is confident of regaining his rhythm quickly for the Champions Trophy after being sidelined nearly three months with a foot injury.
May 27 (Reuters) - Ben Stokes smashed a blistering century and Mark Wood bowled an excellent final over as England beat South Africa by two runs in the second one-day international in Southampton on Saturday for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Mason Crane and Liam Dawson shared nine wickets between them as Hampshire bowled out Somerset for 198 runs in the final innings to register a 90-run victory on the third day in the County Championship Division One clash in Taunton.
Steven Mullaney picked seven wickets in the game as Nottinghamshire bowled out Gloucestershire for 149 and 231 in their both the innings and completed an innings victory in their County Championship Division Two face-off at Trent Bridge.
Daryl Mitchell scored an unbeaten 78 as Worcestershire chased down 148 runs in the final innings with eight wickets in hand after dismissing Northamptonshire for 343 runs in their second innings on the final day of their County Championship Division Two encounter.
Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar shared six wickets between them equally as India bowled out New Zealand for 189 runs and later managed to be 45 runs ahead of D/L target when rain arrived after 26 overs in the second innings during their ICC Champions Trophy warm-up game at Kennington Oval.