Rory Burns and Dom Sibley raised English hopes with a solid opening partnership after England were set a challenging 376 to win on the third day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
New Zealand made two changes on Wednesday for the Boxing Day Test against Australia with fast bowler Trent Boult back from injury and Tom Blundell replacing Jeet Ravel at the top of the order.
Karwan Strikers CC defeated ANIB XI on Top CC by five wickets in an opening match of the BS Champions Trophy season II match held at the Eden Gardens Ajman.
Pakistan’s Naseem Shah may be just a teenager but his fiery bowling has given him a top position on the bowling charts. On Monday, Naseem grabbed 5-31 in Pakistan’s series-clinching
England will have to make “a very late call” on their playing XI for the first Test against South Africa, starting at Centurion on Thursday, captain Joe Root said on Tuesday.
New Zealand are hopeful of having pace spearhead Trent Boult back to help halt a rampant Australia in the Black Caps’ first Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne cricket Ground in more than 30 years.
The series held major significance for a host nation deprived of all forms of international cricket for almost a decade. Pakistan had been forced to play its home series outside the country, mostly in the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.
Vernon Philander led a relentless South African bowling performance before England fought back on the second day of the first Test at Centurion’s SuperSport Park on Friday.
Master batsman Steve Smith ground out an unbeaten 77 Thursday as he zeroed in on yet another century, putting Australia in the driving seat after the opening day of the second Test against New Zealand.