2nd Test: Quinton de Kock, pacers put South Africa ahead of West Indies on Day 2 | Cricket News

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock fell four runs short of successive centuries but the tourists took charge of the second and final Test against West Indies by the close of the second day’s play in Saint Lucia on Saturday. SCORECARDDe Kock chased a wide delivery from seamer Kyle Mayers (3-28) and was caught at gully … Read more

One-off Test: Debutant Sneh Rana secures thrilling draw for India against England | Cricket News

BRISTOL: Debutants Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia shared an unbeaten 104-run stand for the ninth wicket to secure a memorable draw for India in the one-off women’s Test against England on Saturday. If Deepti Sharma produced a dogged resistance with a 168-ball 54 in the top-order, Rana top-scored with an unbeaten 80 off 154 balls … Read more

India vs New Zealand WTC Final, Day 2: Virat Kohli strives to give India early advantage | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON: Virat Kohli led India’s resolute batting effort against a high quality New Zealand attack in testing conditions before bad light brought an anti-climatic end to day two of the World Test Championship final here on Saturday. Rohit Sharma (34 off 68) and Shubman Gill (28 off 64), opening for the first time in England, … Read more

CA says Indian women’s Test against Australia will be played on ‘fresh’ WACA pitch | Cricket News

MELBOURNE: Indian women team’s Test against Australia later this year will be played on a fresh pitch, Cricket Australia said on Saturday, in stark contrast to ECB‘s decision to host Mithali Raj’s side on a used track in the one-off match in Bristol. India will tour Australia in September-October to play a day/night Test, three … Read more

WTC final: Virat Kohli goes past MS Dhoni to lead India for record 61st time | Cricket News

WTC final: Virat Kohli goes past MS Dhoni to lead India for record 61st time | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): As Virat Kohli walked out for a toss with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson at the Ageas Bowl in the World Test Championship final, he surpassed MS Dhoni’s record of leading the Indian team in most Test matches. The World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand is the 61st match for Kohli as … Read more

World Test Championship is the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News

World Test Championship is the 'big daddy' of all World Cups: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON (UK): Team India head coach Ravi Shastri on Saturday labelled the World Test Championship (WTC) as the ‘big daddy’ of all World Cups. He also said that the longest format is a real challenge for a player. Shastri’s comments came ahead of the start of the WTC final against New Zealand. “It’s the ‘big … Read more

Indian players wear black armbands in memory of Milkha Singh | Cricket News

SOUTHAMPTON: The Indian cricket team on Saturday wore black armbands on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand as a mark of respect to ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh, who passed away after a month-long battle due to Covid-19 related complications. Top Indian players, including skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi … Read more

WTC Final: India should have had a fast-bowling all-rounder in playing XI, says Amit Mishra | Cricket News

WTC Final: India should have had a fast-bowling all-rounder in playing XI, says Amit Mishra | Cricket News

MUMBAI: Veteran leg-spinner and a member of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals, Amit Mishra feels that while the India playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand “looks great”, a fast-bowling all-rounder could have further strengthened the side. The first day of the WTC final at Ageas Bowl … Read more

CPL tweaks its schedule to avoid clash with remainder of IPL in UAE | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The BCCI seems to have ensured the participation of the Caribbean players in the remainder of the IPL as the organisers of the CPL have revised their schedule to avoid a clash of dates with the popular Indian T20 tournament. The Indian Premier League was suspended mid-season last month after the coronavirus breached … Read more

WTC Final: Will India’s starry middle order pull its weight against New Zealand? | Cricket News

India wait on famed trio to deliver; Day 1 washed outThe first day’s play in the ‘Ultimate Test’ was a complete washout in Southampton as expected, leaving the Indian cricketers to play darts and table tennis and keep an eye on the Indian women fighting it out in Bristol. They would have also had more … Read more