Cricket

England have suffered a fresh injury concern ahead of the Ashes after Jonny Bairstow was forced off the field on the first day of the warm-up match in Townsville. Bairstow, England’s wicketkeeper, appeared to hurt the middle-finer finger on his left hand after struggling to collect a delivery from Chris Woakes that bounced just in
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Saeed Ajmal will bring to an end one of the most illustrious modern Pakistan careers at the end of this month, once the National T20 Cup – the other Pakistan domestic T20 tournament – ends. Ajmal, 40, is leading Faisalabad and news of his impending end came on a fitting day in which he played
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Victoria 4 for 103 (Harris 61*, Bell 4-22) trail Tasmania 172 (Bailey 106, Ahmed 4-68) by 69 runs George Bailey goes after one Getty Images Glenn Maxwell could make only four in his penultimate chance to impress the national selectors before Australia’s squad for the first Ashes Test is named, but the former international batsman George
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A pat from Rahul Dravid does not come easily. But on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur, Nepal’s Under-19 team received just that after upsetting India in the Asia Cup. Dravid, the India Under-19 coach, walked up to this counterpart Binod Kumar Das, a former Nepal captain, to offer his congratulations and support, adding to the euphoria
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Trevor Bayliss has admitted England’s batting is “a concern” and warned that “60s aren’t enough” if they are to win the Ashes. England’s batsmen recorded five half-centuries on the way to victory over a modest Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide. But none of them went on to score more than 63 and, at one stage
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Mumbai 102 for 4 (Shaw 56, Rahane 28*, Kakade 1-2, Meriwala 1-13) and 171 trail Baroda 575 for 9 dec (Singh 164, Mangalorkar 43) by 302 runsScorecard Swapnil Singh unfurls a reverse sweep ESPNcricinfo Ltd Mumbai’s hopes of salvaging their dwindling 500th fixture were dealt further blows on day three as Swapnil Singh mounted a 164-run
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England 293 (Malan 63, Stoneman 61, Fallins 5-73) and 207 (Bairstow 61*, Stoneman 51, Milenko 5-34) beat Cricket Australia XI 233 (Paine 52, Crane 3-78, Anderson 2-30) and 75 (Woakes 4-17, Anderson 3-12, Overton 3-15) by 192 runsScorecard Craig Overton took the wicket of Matthew Short early on the fourth day Getty Images Those England supporters
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While the county game lost one of its great glovemen this summer, James Foster will not be following Chris Read into retirement just yet. Foster has been mulling a new contract offer from Essex since the club claimed the Championship title in September and has now committed himself to another year behind the stumps. Foster
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Stumps Baroda 63 for 1 (Solanki 32*) trail Mumbai 171 (Tare 50, Iyer 28, Sheth 5-50, Meriwala 5-52) by 108 runsScorecard Lukman Meriwala (left) and Atit Sheth are applauded off the field after their five-fors ESPNcricinfo Ltd Before Thursday, Baroda quicks Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala had first-class experience worth nine matches between them. Inside two
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Not many had turned up at the Wankhede Stadium to watch Mumbai in action on the opening day of their 500th Ranji fixture. The few that did – scattered across the Sunil Gavaskar Pavilion – were in with the hope of watching the Prithvi Shaws and Ajinkya Rahanes make a statement of Mumbai’s fabled supremacy
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