Cricket

Cricket Australia defends doctor in Smith’s concussion call

  • Aug 19, 2019

 Cricket Australia has defended the team doctor who allowed Steve Smith to resume his innings after assessing him for concussion on day four of the second Ashes test and then ruled the veteran batsman out the following day after further testing. Alex Kountouris, Cricket Australia’s manager of sports medicine

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Sri Lanka win 1st test by 6 wickets against New Zealand

  • Aug 18, 2019

A ninth test century from captain Dimuth Karunaratne propelled Sri Lanka to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first cricket test on Sunday. Chasing 268 runs to win the first test of a two-match series, Sri Lanka started the final day at 133 without loss and reached its target during an extended first

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New Zealand puts World Cup behind it to focus on tests

  • Aug 13, 2019

A month after a painfully close defeat in the World Cup final, New Zealand will finally be able to move on when it starts a two-match test series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Cricket’s new test championship began with the Ashes series between England and Australia. Sri Lanka and New Zealand contest the se

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Ashes talking points: Poor umpiring and how to stop Smith

  • Aug 07, 2019

 Australia took an early lead in cricket’s oldest regular international series when it rallied from 122-8 in the first innings to win the first Ashes test by a huge 251 runs against England on Monday. The teams meet at Lord’s for the second of five tests starting Aug. 14. Here’s what we have learned

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New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum retires from cricket

  • Aug 06, 2019

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 37. McCullum retired from international cricket in 2016 but has continued to play in Twenty20 leagues around the world, most recently in Canada. He was due to play in the Euro T20 Slam but has advised organize

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Zimbabwe suspended from international cricket

  • Jul 19, 2019

Zimbabwe was suspended from international cricket on Thursday because of government interference. The International Cricket Council said it was also freezing all funding to the southern African country, which is a test-playing nation and full member of the ICC. The ban will be in place until at least

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No 500 total but big hits still decide World Cup champion

  • Jul 16, 2019

Expecting the first 500 total in limited-overs history, Cricket World Cup organizers reprinted the scorecards that are sold to fans at venues in England. The original designs only catered for totals of up to 400 runs. Then in the week after the tournament began, the British weather turned cold and wet. The f

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England wins first Cricket World Cup after all-time classic

  • Jul 15, 2019

Jos Buttler threw his gloves into the sky and wheeled away in celebration. Jofra Archer slid on his chest across the Lord’s turf and beat the ground. Joe Root punched the air as he was lifted up by a teammate. After more than nine stomach-churning hours, the first Super Over in Cricket World Cup history, and

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Advantage England as NZ limited to 241-8 in World Cup final

  • Jul 14, 2019

England will chase 242 to win the Cricket World Cup for the first time after Liam Plunkett’s 3-40 helped to limit New Zealand to another middling total in the final at Lord’s on Sunday. Every specialist New Zealand batsman got into double figures but only opener Henry Nicholls (55) reached a half-century in

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