New Delhi: With the advent of two new balls in ODI cricket, the game has titled heavily in favour of the batsmen. Fast bowlers have not been able to successfully generate reverse swing -- a big weapon in the arsenal of pacers in the 90s and early 2000s. Coming to the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales,
Ben Stokes’s unbeaten 71 rescued England from a top-order collapse as the World Cup hosts and favourites beat Pakistan by three wickets with three balls to spare at Trent Bridge. Friday’s win in a floodlit match saw England secure the series at 3-0 up with one to play, but it was far from routine.
There are very few performances by players which leave a lasting impression. One such outstanding all-round performance was by Rinku Singh in the final of the Abu Dhabi Cricket’s T20 Ramadan tournament. Coming in to bat at No. 7 with the team reeling on 50 for 6, Singh played the innings of his life.
In all a total of $10 million is on offer during the showpiece men's one-day international tournament, which starts later this month and lasts 46 days.
The incident took place in the fourth over of Friday's penultimate international of the five-match series at Trent Bridge when left-handed opener Imam missed an intended pull off an 89 mph delivery from the recalled Wood that hit him on the elbow.
Babar's 10th boundary, a leg-glance off Ben Stokes, took him to his ninth hundred in 63 ODIs, and first against England, in 104 balls.
Chemietech CC defeated Defenders CC by five wickets in the opening match of the BS Super Star T20 tournament played at the Eden Gardens in Ajman.
Leeds: The final places in England’s World Cup squad could come down to the personal preference of white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Tournament hosts England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, have risen to the top of the one-day international rankings
England, after Britain's Prince Harry officially opened the tournament, lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.