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New Zealand beat England following one of all-time great…

England lost to New Zealand by one run in one of the all-time great finishes to the second Test in Wellington. On a barely believable final day at the Basin Reserve, last man James Anderson was caught down the leg side off Neil Wagner when England needed two to win. Anderson had joined number 10 Jack Leach with seven required, after Leach added 36 for the ninth wicket with Ben Foakes, who was caught at fine leg for 35. Anderson fended off a
Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins Will Briefly Return Home Due to a…

Australia Test captain Pat Cummins will rush home from India mid-Test series due to a ''serious family illness'', Cricket Australia has said in a statement. “Pat Cummins has flown home for personal reasons due to a serious family illness,” the Cricket Australia statement confirmed. “He will return to India later this week to rejoin preparations for the third Test in Indore. We ask the media to respect his privacy,” read the statement. Given the second Test ended on Day 3, there is a

India vs England: Shubman Gill Taken For Precautionary Scan…

India vs England: Shubman Gill is being assessed by the BCCI medical team and won't field on Day 4 of the second Test, the board said. India opener Shubman Gill has been taken for a precautionary scan after he copped a blow on his left forearm while fielding on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against England in Chennai, the Indian cricket board said on Tuesday. Gill was fielding at forward short leg when he was struck by the ball on Monday.

Babar Azam appointed Pakistan Test captain after Azhar Ali…

World No. 5 Babar Azam has been appointed Pakistan’s Test captain, confirmed PCB on Tuesday, adding that Azhar Ali has stepped down from the role. Azhar led Pakistan in the England Test tour, but the team slumped to a 1-0 series loss. Across his nine Tests at the helm – he captained the team once in 2016 – he won two, lost four and drew three. Babar’s first assignment will be to captain Pakistan in the ICC World Test Championship fixtures against New Zealand scheduled to be played

Shan, Abbas put Pakistan on top in first test…

Shan Masood scored a third century in as many innings and seamer Mohammad Abbas caused mayhem at the top of the England order as Pakistan moved ahead in the first test at the close of day two at Old Trafford on Thursday. England are teetering at 92 for four, still 234 runs behind Pakistan’s competitive first innings total of 326, a total boosted by a superb career-best 156 from opener Shan. Much will likely depend on the current partnership at the wicket as

Babar Azam, Shan Masood lift Pakistan on stop-start day

Pakistan 139 for 2 (Azam 69*, Masood 46*) v England Babar Azam and Shan Masood lifted Pakistan on a day punctuated by shifting fortunes on the field and above it as the first match in the three-Test series against England began.ADVERTISEMENT A moment of silence to remember those who have lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic before play began under heavy skies put the match in perspective and emphasised the efforts of both countries to stage this contest behind closed doors at Emirates Old Trafford. Having been

England beat West Indies by 113 runs in 2nd…

England defeated West Indies by 113 runs to level the series ahead of the decider in Manchester. England beat the West Indies by 113 runs to win the second Test at Old Trafford on Monday. West Indies, set a nominal 312 to win, were bowled out for 198 on the fifth and final day as England leveled the three-match series at 1-1. All-rounder Ben Stokes made 176 in England's first-innings 469-9 declared and a dashing 78 not out on Monday that set up

England vs West Indies 1st Test Day 1 highlights

Rain and bad light forced the umpires to call for stumps on Day 1 of the first England vs West Indies Test match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Joe Denly and Rory Burns took England to 35 for 1 at Tea but play never resumed after that. Shannon Gabriel had cleaned up England opener Sibley for a duck .A light drizzle had forced the players go off after the first three overs and when they returned after 15-20 minutes the rain allowed
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“Test Cricket Has Made Me A Better Person” Says…

Test cricket might struggle to grab eyeballs, especially in the sub-continent, but the traditional five-day grind has made the game’s present icon Virat Kohli a better person, the Indian captain said on Thursday. During an Instagram live with former England batsman Kevin Pietersen, Kohli was asked about red-ball cricket which the ace batsman has time and again vouched for as the No. 1 format of the game. Kohli also has spoken sharply against four-day Tests. “Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket,

Soon to be father, Rohit to miss 4th and…

Indian batsman Rohit Sharma is reportedly set to miss the fourth and final Test match against Australia due to personal reasons. The explosive batsman has reportedly flown down to India, to be with his wife. Rohit and his wife are expecting their first child.  “It would’ve been great to have him (Rohit) around. Tactically, he brings so much to the side and then his batting provides the right kind of balance to the side. But what awaits him is far bigger and more

India vs Australia: Five Takeaways from the first Test

The first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide ended yesterday with Virat Kohli and his men drawing first blood and winning the thrilling game by 31 runs. There was a lot of action in this Test and here is a look at some of the significant takeaways from the match. Pujara’s career-defining moment https://twitter.com/ICC/status/1072000585560399872 India was staring down the barrel at 127-6 on the first day of the Test. Another couple of wickets and India would have ended in absolute disaster had

India overcomes Australian tail to seal a memorable win…

India pulled off a stunning 31-run victory in the first Test match at Adelaide. The Australian team displayed great courage in delaying the inevitable, but it was all over just before the end of the second session on day five. This is the first time India has won an opening Test in Australia. Australia, chasing 323 runs to win, was precariously placed at 104/4 with Shaun Marsh and Travis Head unbeaten at the end of day four. Ishant Sharma drew the first blood

Yasir Shah breaks 82-year old Test record with his…

Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah smashed the 82-year old Test record by registering his 200th wicket in just 33 Test matches. He enjoys the privilege of being the fastest to achieve the milestone. The much-awaited moment arrived in the ongoing third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand being played at Abu Dhabi, UAE. New Zealand commenced day four of the Test in a delicate position at 26/2. Will Somerville, the debutant left-arm spinner, sent as the night-watchman was one of the survivors from the third day. He was trapped in front of the stumps early by Yasir Shah and the wicket earned the bowler an important record in Test cricket. Clarie Grimmett, the Australian leg-spinner, had reached the milestone of 200 wickets in 36 Tests and was the

Cheteshwar Pujara’s 123 v Australia may be the defining…

Before the start of the 1st Test against Australia, Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara averaged 33.50 in Australia and his overseas record, excluding West Indies and Sri Lanka, was 1172 runs in 21 Tests at an average of 29.30. Pujara has struggled overseas for a while now. But his magnificent 123 in the 1st Test at Adelaide has given him an opportunity to reset things and become the backbone for India in overseas Tests that his team so desperately wants him to be.

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara says ton against Australia was his…

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says the century he scored today in Adelaide against Australia in the first Test has to be one of the best innings he has played in his career. Virat Kohli led side ended the first day of the first Test with 250 runs on the board and losing nine wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara was the top scorer for the Men in Blue scoring 123 runs before he was run out. While Pujara was holding his ground on one end, wickets

Mohammad Hafeez to retire from Test cricket

Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez is set to retire from test cricket after the ongoing third and final game against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. He confirmed the same on Tuesday, owing to a poor run with the bat. After being dropped in 2016, the right-handed batsman was recalled to the squad after almost two years away. He scored a remarkable 126 against Australia last month but has struggled since. As a consequence, the 38-year-old has piled up just 66 runs in his last

Here is a look at the 5 closest Test…

Pakistan’s phenomenal 4-run loss to New Zealand in the 1st Test was one of the Test wins in history. It will be talked about for months. A thrilling Test match that had the fans rooted till the very end. Throughout Test history, there have been similar Tests which have gone down to the wire and ended with unexpected results. Here is a look at the five closest Test victories in terms of runs. West Indies beat Australia by 1 run, Adelaide, 1993 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HezgwT8fBU In