England pay price on spinners’ paradise

While debate continues over the state of the Ahmedabad pitch, England shot themselves in the foot before a ball was bowled by opting for a pace-heavy attack on a spinners’ paradise in the third Test against India. The hosts wrapped up an extraordinary 10-wicket victory inside two days in the day-night contest at the Narendra … Read more

Ex-stars unimpressed with two-day Test

Former England captain Sir Alastair Cook admitted he felt uncomfortable watching the “mayhem” of India’s rapid victory in the day-night third Test due to the state of the Ahmedabad pitch. Seventeen wickets fell in just two sessions on Thursday as batsmen on both sides were left in a spin by the pink ball before India … Read more

IND v ENG, 3rd Test: Yuvraj Singh Leads Reactions On Ahmedabad Pitch As India Beat England Inside Two Days

India defeated England by 10 wickets inside two days in the third Test in Ahmedabad on Thursday. Former cricketers, including India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, expressed their views on the pitch after 17 wickets fell on Day 2 of the Test. Yuvraj said he isn’t sure if such surfaces are good for Test cricket, while adding … Read more

England 81 all out, India home in on win

England have been skittled out for 81 in their second innings, setting India a victory target of just 49 runs in the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad. Ben Stokes (25) top scored for the tourists with only three English batsmen managing double digits in the spin-dominated contest which appears to be heading towards a finish … Read more

IND vs ENG: Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes Fastest Indian Bowler To 400 Test Wickets

IND vs ENG: R Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to 400 Test wickets.© BCCI India off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler to 400 Test wickets on Thursday. Ashwin, playing his 77th Test, was on 397 wickets at the end of England’s first innings of the ongoing third Test and dismissed England … Read more

India v England: third Test, day two – live! | Sport

9.49am GMT09:49 43rd over: India 121-6 (Ashwin 6, Sundar 0) Ashwin comes down the ground to lift the ball over mid on for four, but those are the only runs of the over. Leach gets one to turn mightily past the bat, and Foakes collects it wide to his right and has the bails off … Read more

Commonwealth Games a motivator for young guns in Australian ODI/T20I cricket squad to tour New Zealand

The Australian women’s cricket team will be busy over the next couple of years competing in two World Cups and helping T20 cricket debut as a sport at the Commonwealth Games. Key points: Hannah Darlington and Darcie Brown have been added to the women’s squad for the New Zealand tour with an eye on the … Read more

New Zealand v Australia: second T20 international – live! | Sport

2.44am GMT02:44 Australia must chase 220 to win What a performance from New Zealand. Guptill was in Destructo-Mode, Williamson backed him up perfectly, and then Neesham at the end – 45 runs from 16 balls, a Laxman-respecting strike rate of 281, or by another metric he was scoring at 16.86 per over. He hit six … Read more

New Zealand beat Australia by four runs in Dunedin to take 2-0 lead in T20 International series

Australia has finished agonisingly short in another big run chase in New Zealand, falling 2-0 behind in the T20 International series against the Black Caps. Unlike Monday’s 52-run capitulation in Christchurch, there was no debacle in Dunedin as Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams steered Australia to within touching distance of New Zealand’s 6-219. When Mitchell … Read more

India names biggest stadium after PM Modi

India has renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a move that has drawn immediate praise and criticism. The name change to the Narendra Modi Stadium was unveiled at the 132,000-seat venue, formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat, on Wednesday. … Read more

live score and latest updates from Ahmedabad

Good morning and welcome to coverage of the third Test between India and England, a day-night match starting at a respectable hour with the series poised 1-1 after back-to-back Tests at Chennai. We do not really know what to expect at Motera, AKA the Sardar Patel Stadium, the vast enclosed bowl that has risen from … Read more

India v England: third Test, day one – live! | Sport

While mulling over what to write in this preamble and ploughing merrily through my birthday truffles (a free-spirited shout out to all fellow pisceans), I googled song-titles with pink in the title. Take your pick from Pink Cadillac, Pink Glove, Pink Flower, Pink Flamingo, Pink Toenails, Pink Petticoat and Pink India. But no Pink Ball. … Read more

Cricket news 2021: Mitchell Starc rocked by tragedy as dad dies from cancer

Mitchell Starc will miss NSW’s next match because he is mourning the loss of his father Paul, who died from cancer this week. Mitchell Starc will miss the Blues’ next Sheffield Shield game after Cricket NSW confirmed his father Paul had died from cancer. The Australian fast bowler pulled out of the clash with Victoria, … Read more

Warner drafted on big money in The Hundred

David Warner has his sights set on the English summer to play in The Hundred after being selected at pick three in the draft of the 100-ball cricket competition. Warner was drafted by Southern Brave, the same Southampton-based franchise he joined in 2020 before the inaugural event was called off because of the pandemic. The … Read more

The Hundred to launch with women’s game

A women’s match will open The Hundred competition’s inaugural season at the Kia Oval this July, in a major first for team sport in the UK.  The Oval Invincibles will take on Manchester Originals in a standalone women’s match on July 21, with their male counterparts playing on the following day. It will be the … Read more

Australia’s David Warner admits he will face pain from his groin injury for most of 2021 ahead of Ashes series

Australia opener David Warner has admitted the groin injury that kept him out of half of the Test series against India over the new year might still be causing him pain for another nine months. Key points: David Warner is scheduled to play in the IPL in April Warner, who was commentating on Australia’s T20I … Read more

Ellyse Perry returns from injury as Australia names limited-overs squad for New Zealand tour

Ellyse Perry has been named in Australia’s 17-player limited-overs squad to tour New Zealand in March and April, marking her return from a serious hamstring injury. Key points: Ellyse Perry has not played for Australia since the 2020 T20 World Cup semi final victory over England Darcie Brown and Hannah Darlington have both been named … Read more

India vs England 2nd Test, Day 4 Live Cricket Score: Axar Patel Removes Ollie Pope, India Close In On Massive Win

IND vs ENG Live: R Ashwin celebrates a wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test in Chennai.© BCCI Hoping for a miracle, England need over 350 runs against India on Day 4 of the ongoing second Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chasing a target of 482 runs on a turning … Read more

India v England: second Test, day four – live! | Sport

4.36am GMT04:36 28th over: England 76-4 (Root 14, Stokes 2) It’s a different story sweeping Ashwin, who nearly sorts out Stokes with extra bounce. He’s plays with the straight back later in the over and is beaten with a ball not too different to the one that bowled him on Sunday. “Hello Adam.” And to … Read more

IND vs ENG: Shane Warne Takes A Dig At Those Criticising Chennai Pitch After India’s Superb Batting

IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin put on a batting masterclass on Day 3.© BCCI Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne took a dig at those who criticised the Chennai pitch for the ongoing second Test against England. Several cricket experts, including former England skipper Michael Vaughan and Australia cricketer Mark Waugh, had slammed … Read more

IND vs ENG: Ravichandran Ashwin Hits Fifth Test Hundred, Third Instance Of Him Getting Century, Five-Wicket Haul In Same Match

Ravichandran Ashwin hit his fifth Test century on Monday, Day 3 of the second Test between India and England. This was also the third instance of Ashwin getting a 100 and a five-wicket-haul in the same match. He hit his century off 134 balls with 14 fours and one six and finsihed the innings with … Read more

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Score: India 6 Down But Lead By Over 300 Runs

IND vs ENG Live: Jack Leach celebrates a wicket on Day 3 of the 2nd Test match.© BCCI Despite losing quick wickets, India lead by more than 300 runs against England, on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Virat Kohli, who is currently unbeaten, will be … Read more

India v England: second Test, day three – live! | Sport

7.39am GMT07:39 61st over: India 194-6 (Kohli 59, Ashwin 51) “Go Stoney,” says Ben Foakes as Ashwin plays that forehand smash again, conjuring up memories of Stonefish Rebecchi. You can’t fault the young man’s effort at the bowling crease, getting each delivery in this over through at above 140kph, with one of those hitting 145 … Read more

India v England: second Test, day two – live! | Sport

4.16am GMT04:16 91st over: India 307-8 (Pant 34, Patel 5) Root quietly turns down Jack Leach’s offers, rolls up his sleeves and decides he is the man to tempt Pant with his array of delicious chocolates. Pant watches for a couple of balls then slams him over mid-on for six to the shrieking delirium of … Read more

India vs England 2nd Test Live Cricket Score: India Elect To Bat Against England, Jasprit Bumrah Rested

IND vs ENG Live: Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test.© BCCI Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against England in the second Test in Chennai. India made three changes to their playing XI with the most notable one being Jasprit Bumrah getting a … Read more

India v England: second Test, day one – live! | Sport

England, as expected, make four changes to a winning team, which may be the first time they’ve ever done so in mid-series. As well as Stone replacing Archer (sore elbow), Ben Foakes takes over behind the stumps from Jos Buttler (on leave), Stuart Broad replaces Jimmy Anderson (rested), Moeen Ali is preferred to Dom Bess … Read more

IPL 2021 Auction: Players Chennai Super Kings Could Buy

The player auctions for Indian Premier League 2021 will take place on February 18 and teams will look to give final touches to their respective squads in what is likely to be a mini-auction. Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings had an underwhelming season in 2020 where they failed to make the playoffs for the … Read more

Joe Root masterful, Ajinkya Rahane miserable 

Ben Stokes Always chips in. His 82 was aggressive as he took on the left-armer bowling into the rough and was set for a hundred in his first Test innings in six months when his concentration slipped. Brilliant grabs at slip and knocked over Kohli with reverse swing. 7/10 Ollie PopeTwo scratchy innings but to be expected … Read more

IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 5 Live Score: James Anderson On Fire As Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane Fall In Succession

IND vs ENG Live: Jack Leach has taken the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara on Day 5 of the first Test match.© BCCI Having lost two wickets, India are in a bad position against England on Day 5 of the first Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The hosts need more than 330 … Read more

India v England: first Test, day five – live! | Sport

3.47am GMT03:47 “I write from Taiwan,” begins Mark Bainbridge, to get us off the mark on the emails for day five. “You do not know me from Adam, but please allow me to explain why I so very much enjoy the OBO and the fine work you, and the all the other hosts, do. In … Read more

IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Ishant Sharma Becomes 3rd Indian Pacer To Take 300 Test Wickets

IND vs ENG: Ishant Sharma dismissed Daniel Lawrence to complete 300 Test wickets.© BCCI Ishant Sharma became only the third Indian pacer to take 300 Test wickets after dismissing England batsman Daniel Lawrence in the ongoing first Test at the MA Chidambram Stadium on Monday. Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan are the two fast bowlers … Read more

India v England: first Test, day four – live! | Sport

5.20am GMT05:20 91st over: India 312-8 (Sundar 64, Ishant 0) India need 71 to avoid the follow-on. Leach scratches his gingery beard and flights the ball up; bounce and flight do for Nadeem. Another day, another dollar for Leach. “Et tu, Abhijato? I ‘d forgive the Poms for mistaking my location to be my surname … Read more

IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 4 Live Score: Washington Sundar Hits Fifty, Ravichandran Ashwin Solid As India Start Well

IND vs ENG Live: Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin were unbeaten on Day 3.© BCCI Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin hold key for India as the hosts look to avoid the follow-on on Monday against England in the ongoing first Test in Chennai. India finished Day 3 at 257 for six after England off-spinner Dominic … Read more

Bess the destroyer, India 6-257 at stumps

Dom Bess took centre stage with four wickets as England hammered home their advantage in the first Test against India. The hosts responded to an imposing first-innings score of 578 by scrapping to 6-257 at stumps, with Bess running through a high-class middle order. Capturing India captain Virat Kohli at bat-pad for just 11 was … Read more

IND vs ENG, 1st Test: Cheteshwar Pujara Gets Out In “Unusual Dismissal” On Day 3. Watch

Cheteshwar Pujara lost his wicket in an unusual manner during Day 3 of the ongoing first Test between India and England on Sunday. In the 51st over, Pujara got a half-tracker from Dominic Bess and he rocked onto his backfoot and played a pull shot. However, unfortunately for the Indian batter, the ball ricocheted off … Read more

IND vs ENG, 1st Test, Day 3 Live Score: Jasprit Bumrah, R Ashwin Help India Bowl Out England For 578

IND vs ENG Live: Jasprit Bumrah celebrates a wicket on Day 3 of the first Test match.© BCCI In fine form, England posted a first innings score of 578 runs against India, on Day 3 of the first Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Batting for 190.1 overs, the visiting batsmen dominated … Read more

India v England: first Test, day three – live! | Sport

5.31am GMT05:31 8th over: India 37-1 (Gill 22, Pujara 8) Archer, imperceptively as always, adding a touch of menace. A bouncer on this slow pitch forces Gill into modish evasive action, a neat knee bend and a swivel. Next ball he hits him on the glove, the physio is whistled for and some rather gruesome … Read more