Until Ben Stokes lit up Headingley on Sunday with his series-saving 135, Ian Botham’s titanic 149 not out in the second innings of the 1981 Test against the Australians had been the benchmark.
Sixteen months after leaving Test cricket in disgrace over the ball-tampering furore, Steve Smith’s preparations for the Ashes have gone up to a manic level as the former skipper looks to return to red ball cricket in top form. Australia captain Tim Paine said former skipper Smith had given batting coach Graeme Hick
England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years. Battle commences at Edgbaston on Thursday and the last time Australia won there was the opening match
The opening day of the Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday also marks the start of the International Cricket Council’s new World Test Championship.
This is the region’s first tournament of the quick-fire tennis format, which will see some of the world’s finest players go head-to-head in a series of fast-paced knock-out matches to see who gets the championship title and Dhs500,000 prize.
The “Ironman” is a triathlon race, similar to a marathon. It begins with swimming, then cycling, and ends with running. The total distance of competitions is 113km in the three competitions...
Chasing, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave Mumbai an explosive start with a blistering fifty-run partnership for the first wicket. After the departure of the openers Mumbai lost wickets in bulk as Bangalore bowlers ripped through their middle and lower order.