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England win toss and bat but lose two early wickets,Cook and Compton. Root and Hales build partnership but both fall in the 80s, Vince goes to another fine catch & Bairstow falls caught behind with 'stumps' in sight:At Chester-Le-Street 2nd Test England 310-6,90overs v Sri Lanka Scorecard

 

*  Surrey's batting  implodes as van Gugten takes fourfer and two players are injured while Glamorgan have victorious evening at the Oval NatWest Blast South Group Scorecard


Kolkatta Knight riders fail the challege a second time falling 22 runs short as Sunrisers triumph in Eliminator Match IPL 2016 Scorecard

 

*  AB de Villiers rescues Royal Challengers Bangalore from precarious 5-29 and 6-68 to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets with 10 balls left in IPL 2016 qualifier 1 Scorecard


Leicestershire scored 309 in 1st innings but collapse all out for 43 in 2nd to give Worcs a 7 wicket win in 2nd Div Scorecard


Jersey batting fails the challenge so Oman remain unbeaten:At Grainville Jersey ICC WCL Divison 5 Oman 205-9,50 overs beat Jersey 147,41.4 overs by 58 runs Scorecard

 

*  Andrew Umeed form Scotland aged 20 hit a maiden 1st class ton in his 2nd 1st class match for Warwickshire subsequently the middle order collapsed then the tail wags,Chris woakes takes ninefer as durham flounder to concede 123 runs 1st innings but then take two early wickets before stumps & collapse next morning,Weighell takes fifer,Jennings hits ton. No Woakes bowling in 2nd innings:At Edgbaston Div1 Warwickshire 313,77 over(Weighell 4-75) & 114,37.5 overs(Weighell 5-33) lost to Durham 190,71.4 overs(Woakes 9-36) & 238-6,79.4 overs(Jennings 113) by 4 wickets Scorecard    Jarvis takes sixter as Surrey batting implodes apart form opener Burns' ninety,Petersen hits ton as Lancs take control,Surrey implode in 2nd innings:At Old Trafford Surrey 191,61.1 overs(Burns 92,Jarvis 6-70) & 107,17.3 overs(Jarvis 5-49) lost to Lancashire 394,117.4 overs by an innings & 96 runs Scorecard  Somerset prosper at HQ despite Murtagh's fourfer, Rogers return to score ton on familiar ground,Middx make solid reply:At Lord's Somerset 376,130.2 overs(Rogers 109,Murtagh 5-53)  & 202-7,62 overs(Hildreth 85*) drew with Middlesex 423,141 overs(Gubbins 109,Robson 99,Leach 5-77)  Scorecard  Hampshire beat Nottinghamshire by 69 runs Scorecard

 

*  Oman demolish Nigeria; Jersey and Guernsey win ICC World Division 5 in Jersey Report and results

 

*  Curiously the Natwest blast opens while a Test match is being played.Tom Kohler-Cadmore enjoyed the opportunity hitting 127 off 54 balls and Worcs post a total beyond Durham see Walter Lawrence Trophy:At Worcester New Road North Group Worcestershire 225-6,15.3 overs (Kohler-Cadmore 127) beat Durham 180-8,20 overs by 45 overs Scorecard  Sussex beat Glos by 1 run D/L Method Scorecard

 

John(JJ) Warr, who has died aged 88, was an extremely useful fast-medium bowler for Middlesex between 1949 and 1960; he was also celebrated, both within the game and in the City, as one of the most amusing figures of his time.  For nearly 35 years, however, his wit and humour were required to support the distinction of possessing the worst bowling average – 281.00 – in the history of Test cricket. his self deprecating humour and rich vein of cricket stories made him one of the most accomplished of after dinner speakers More

 

*  Compton & Root out for ducks after Cook fails all to Shanaka,Vince & Stokes fall cheaply but then Bairstow & Hales bat until tea when the rain came to curtail play.Day 2 Bairstow completes century but Hales throws in away whereupon Ali and Broad go cheaplyFinn stays to help Bairstow add 56 for 9th wicket.Broad removes opener and Mendis for a duck.Anderson removes Silva and wickets tumble to England's seamers,Anderson takes fifer.Sri Lanka follow on but bad light stops play early:At Headingley 1st Test England 298,890.3 overs(Hales 86,Bairstow 140) beat Sri Lanka 91,36.4 overs(Anderson 5-16) & 119,35.3 overs by an innings & 88 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

 

*  Chris Gayle, the great entertainer and King Kohli with another ton set up huge total for rain reduced game & win by lot to go 2nd in table with a good chance of reaching KO stage:At Bangalore IPL Match 50  Royal Challengers Bangalore 211-3,15 overs(Kohli 103,Gayle 73) beat Kings XI Punjab 120-9,14 overs(Chalal 4-25) by 82 runs D/L Method  Scorecard   IPL Points Table

 

*  Chris Gayle hits quick 49 then Kohli & de Villiers chase down formidable score as Royal Challengers beat Kolkata Knight riders with 8 balls to spare to keep hopes of reaching KO stage IPL  Match 48 Scorecard   Andre Russell suffers injury while bowling  Match Report

 

James Hildreth hits ton as Somerset post massive score but Yorks make steady reply.Lyth hits ton but Yorks follow on despite useful 10th wicket stand:At Taunton  Div 1 Somerset 562-7dec,138.2 overs(Hildreth 155,Trescothick 97,Trego 94,Rogers 91) v Yorkshire 311,113.1 overs(Lyth 106)  & 83-4,49 overs Scorecard Borthwick ton and Collingwood hold Durham innings together,Lancs trail Durham on 1st innings,Borthwick hits 2nd ton of match to set Lancs 325 to win.Livingston keeps Lancs hopes alive Durham 411.117 overs(Borthwick 134,Collingwood 96)  & 239-4dec,60 overs(Borthwick 103)v Lancashire 326,102.4 overs(McCarthy 5-70) & 243-9,63.3 overs(Livingston 55*) Scorecard  Middx tail ensures challenging 1st innings total then Surrey lose 6 wickets then tail digs in but still follow on,Rayner takes sixfer,rain delays start as Surrey bat to save match.Middx try 8 bowlers but the rain wins :At The Oval Middlesex 395,129.2 overs(Gubbins 91,Curran 4-113) drew with Surrey 242,114.3 overs(Rayner 6-79) & 98-0,45 overs Scorecard

 

*  AB de Villiers & Kohli go ballistic as Royal Challengers finally punch their batting weight and Gujerati respond like lambs rather than Lions:At Bangalore  IPL Match 44 Royal Challengers Bangalore 248-3,20 overs(de Villiers 129*,Kohli 109,Kumar 2-45) beat Gujerati Lions 104,18.4 overs by 144 runs Scorecard  Despite Amla finding form with 96 for Kings XI Punjab  Sunrisers Hyderabad chased this down 180 with 2 balls to spare and go top of the table Scorecard  IPL Points Table

 

Essex enjoy run fest as local players Browne scores double ton and teenage Lawrence single ton,Derbyshire follows on:At Chelmsford DIV 2 Essex 509-6,145 overs(Browne 255,Lawrence 116) drew with Derbyshire 280,87.2 overs(Bopara 5-49) & 261-4,71 overs  Scorecard  Worcs post large score but D'Oliveira misses out on ton,Sussex stumble after bright start but bat better after following on:At New Road Worcester Worcestershire 499,121 overs(D'Oliveira 99,Clarke 89) drew with Sussex 278,97.2 overs & fo 411-9,144 overs Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lankans find batting hard work at Grace Road but tail rescues innings,Shanaka hits ton.For Leics Burgess misses out on ton in reply as Sri Lankan bowlers toil to little effect.Karunaratne makes timely ton and retires :Tour Match Sri Lankans 367,97.1 overs(Shanaka 112) & 200-4 dec,50.2 overs(Karunaratne 100ret) v Leicestershire CCC 375-5dec,8100 overs Scorecard

 

*  Middle order fails to fire for sunrisers whp post a modest 146-8 which Delhi Daredevils chase down with 11 balls to spare IPL Match 42 Scorecard  Sunrisers still top IPL Points Table

 

*  Chris Gayle & Virat Kohli fail and Royal Challengers post inadequate total which Pollard & Buttler chase down with 8 balls to spare to give Mumbai Indians a crucial victory Scorecard  IPL Points Table

 

International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed India's Shashank Manohar as its first independent chairman.The 58-year-old, the sole nominee and elected unopposed, will begin his two-year term with the sport's governing body immediately.More  ICC Statement

 

*  Charlotte Edwards sidelined by coach Mark Robson resigns but in 'complete shock' More


Legendary West Indian commentator Tony Cozier has died at the age of 75.More Jonathan Agnew remembers the much loved and respect Bajan broadcaster More

 

*  Surrey's innings held together by Davies & Sangakkara then in reply after loss of early wickets,Bairstow and Root flay Surrey's attack with record 4th wicket stand.Surrey struggle to save match on day 4 but fail:At Headingley Surrey 330,91.4overs(Davies 117) 207,73.1 overs(Sangakkara 61) lost to  Yorkshire 555-6,111 overs(Bairstow 198,Root 213) by an innings & 20 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard   Hampshire batsmen struggle as Anderson finds form, Luke Proctor hits ton for Lancs, Hants fail to save the match:At Old Trafford Hampshire 109,48.3 overs & 253,120 overs(Kerrigan 5-59) lost to Lancashire 456,104.3 overs(Proctor 137) by an innings & 94 runs Match report Scorecard Lots of rain day 3 and more on day 4 so draw at Lords where Middx opener hit another ton:Nottinghamshire 354,100 overs(Patel 86,Roland-Jones 5-61) drew with Middlesex 203-3,62.2 overs(Robson 114*) Scorecard   Division 1 Points Table

 

Ed Joyce hits double ton as Sussex take 1st innings lead:At Hove Derbyshire  191,68 overs(Hatchett 5-58) & 92-2,26.3 overs(Hughes 58*) drew with Sussex 468-5,122 overs(Joyce 250,Wells 116) Match Report Scorecard Lots of rain day 3& 4 so several draws in Div 2 Division 2 Points Table


*  Aaron Beard has fine debut for Essex with the ball then Essex batsmen enjoy the visitors' bowling but rain ruins match:At Chelmsford Sri Lankans 254,63 overs(Beard 4-64) & 42-3,13 overs drew with Essex 412-4dec,100 overs(Mickleburgh 109,Westley 108, Bopara 87*,Lawrence 57*) Scorecard


Virat Kohli scores ton as Royal Challengers chase down 192 to beat Rising Pune Supergiants with 3 balls to spare Scorecard

 

Glen Maxwell refinds some form at last for Kings XI  but not enough to chase down the target set by Kolkata Knight riders  for whom Gambhir & Uthappa hit fifties Scorecard Knight Riders edge into lead after 9 matches  IPL Points Table

 

*  Alastair Cook's good form continues,teenager Tom Kohler-Cadmore hits ton for Worcs:At New Road Worcester Essex 459-8dec,113.4 overs(Cook 147, Westley 125,Leach 5-115) & 95-2dec,36 overs drew with Worcestershire 411-8dec,110.2 overs(D'Oliveira 128,Kohler-Cadmore 119*) Scorecard Chris Nash centuries staves off defeat for Sussex:At Hove Sussex 163,58 overs(Raine 4-20) & 377-6,127 overs(Nash 144) drew with Leicestershire 473-8dec,137 overs(Pettini 142*,Horton 100) Scorecard

 

*  Royal Challengers rue lack of class wicket keeper as byes fly onwards to the boundary, catches and stumpings are missed all to Knight Riders advantage as they chase down tough target in IPL 2016 Match 30 Scorecard   IPL Points Table 

 

Jack Brooks takes fourfer.In reply Lees stands firm as Ball takes out three and tail takes 1st innings lead.Read to helps Notts sey Yorks 320 to win,Lees hits ton but Yorks just hang on to draw:At Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire CCC 261,69.2 overs & 348,100.1 overs(Read 101,Broad 55,Patterson 4-5) drew with Yorkshire CCC 279-8,472 overs(Lees 92,Ball 4-57) & 257-9,53 overs(Lees 107,Gurney 4-53) Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard  Carberry scores ton,rain curtails 2nd day,Malan ton puts Mx in strong position :At Rose Bowl Southampton Hampshire CCC 336,104 overs(Carberry 107,Dawson 89) & 290-5dec,88 overs drew with Middlesex CCC 361,104overs(Malan 121) & 55-2,15 overs Scorecard  Trescothick in fine form as Somerset follow on and save match:At Taunton Lancashire 493-9dec,151 overs(Livingstone 108*,Croft 93) v Somerset  313,98.3 overs(Hildreth 130) & 229-2dec, 86 overs(Trescothick 129*) Scorecard  Durham batsmen enjot the Oval including teenager Jack Burnham who hit hios maiden 1st class ton:At The Oval Surrey Surrey 457,119.4 overs & 244-6,75 overs drew with Durham 607-7dec,153 overs(Burnham 135,Collingwood 106*) Scorecard 

 

Pollard blast 51 off 17 balls sees Mumbai Indians to win over  Knight Riders with 2 overs to spare Scorecard

 

*  Chris Morris hits whirlwind 82 in vain as Gurajat Lions beat Delhi Daredevils by 1 run Scorecard

 

*  Weather disrupts all County games.Yorkshire 379,108 overs & 73-2dec,22overs drew with Warwickshire 443-9dec,17 overs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  Middlesex 389,103.1 overs drew with Durham 305-4,86.3 overs(Stoneham 141*) Scorecard  Sangakkara in fine form at the Oval Surrey 463,103.1 overs(Sangakkara 171,Burns 80, Roy 85,Groenewald 5-94) & 181-8dec,53.5 overs(Sangakkara 71) drew with Somerset 353,98 overs(Trescothick 127,Rampaul 5-85) & 122-4,35 overs Scorecard


David Warner bats through with 90 to take Hyderabad Sunrisers to first win Scorecard & Report    IPL Points Table  and repeats process with 10 wicket win over Gujerat Lions Scorecard

 

*  Cook lasts 5 balls with new style helmet as Essex reply to Sussex Division 2 County Championship More.  Essex lower order persist.Nash's fine form continues but falls short of 2nd ton.cook score unbeaten ton as Essex chase target of 329:At  Hove Sussex 360, 97 overs(Nash 119) & 288,70.2 overs(Nash 93,Porter 5-82,Napier 5-92) drew with Essex 320,105.2 overs & 266-7.90.4 overs(Cook 117*) Scorecard

 

*  Sun shines at Lord's for season's opener at HQ and Sam Robson hits a double ton, in reply Trott digs in to make double ton and last wicket stand of 67 gives Bears the lead.robson becomes 1st Middx player to score double and single tons at Lord's in same match.Warwickshire use 11 bowlers in 2nd innings and keeper Ambrose takes Voges wicket:At Lord's County Championship Div1 Middlesex 452,131.5 overs(Robson 231,Patel 4-80) & 304-6dec,102.5 overs(Robson 107,Voges 93) drew with Warwickshire 468,112.2(Trott 219*, Barker 85) overs Scorecard  Notts lose  wickets regularly as Wagner takes sixfer.Lancs take 1st innings lead.Notts succumb to Wagner again setting Lancs 86 to win:At Old Trafford Nottinghamshire  242,74.2 overs(Wagner 6-66) & 175,84.5 overs(Wagner 5-45) lost to Lancashire 332,121.1 overs & 88-2,17 overs by 8 wickets Scorecard   Alex Lees out quickly but Lyth & Plunkett  score tons while Bairstow passes two hundred, Vince hits ton in reply & lower order resists productively and bowlers give Yorks afright before stumps drawn:At Headingley Yorkshire 593-9dec,118 overs(Lyth 111,Bairstow 245*,Plunkett 121*) & 183-8dec,68.3 overs drew with Hampshire 453-9dec,152.4 overs(Vince 119, Ervine 123)  Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard

 

Gujurat Lions make it three in a row with alast ball win over Mumbai Indians Scorecard   Gautam Gambhir hits 90* as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad Scorecard  IPL Points Table

 

British cricketer Adrian St John 'shot dead in Trinidad' .St John captained the 'Chris Gayle' Academy in south London and had played for Oxted & Limpsfield CC More


James Taylor is forced to retire prematurely because of rare heart condition More

 

*  Surrey having followed on set Notts 169 to win. Mullaney hits ton for Notts 1st innings and Harinath for Surrey in 2nd.Notts make sound start but then lose 5 wickets cheaply:At Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire 446,91.4 overs & 172-7,42.4 overs beat Surrey 225,67.5 overs & fo 389,99.3 overs(Harinath 137,Sangakarra 83) by 3 wickets Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard

 

*  Bell-Drummond hits double ton off Loughhborough students, Basil Akram hits another ton for L'borough:At Canterbury Kent CCC 393-7dec,70.1 overs(Bell-Drummond 203*,Northeast 65) drew with Loughborough MCCU 313-8dec,74 overs)BMR Akram 100*)overs Scorecard    Notts hit five hundred in the day and beat Cambridge by 517 runs:At Cambridge Fenners Nottinghamshire CCC 530-8dec,98 overs & 170-5dec beat Cambridge MCCU 52,23 overs & 133,43.5 overs by 517 runs Scorecard

 

*  Brathwaite hits Stokes for four successive sixes and the Windies win the World Cup a game that swung both ways,Samuels top scored for Windies with 85* while Root hit another fifty for England.Both teams suffered disastrous starts to their innings:At Kolkata Eden Gardens World T20 - Final  England 155-9,20 overs(Root 54,Buttler36,Btathwaite 3-23,Bravo 3-37) lost to West Indies 161-6,19.4 overs(Samuels 85*,Brathwaite 34*)  by 4 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Australia Women bat first and post substantial total with Villani and Lanning both scoring fifties.Mathews & Taylor open with stand of 120 and windies win with 3 balls to go:At Kolkatta Eden Gardens Women's World T20 - Final Australia Women 148-5,20 overs(Villani 52,Lanning 52) lost to West Indies Women(Matthews 66,Taylor 59) by 8 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Basil Mohammed Akram hits 160 off Surrey's bowling and Davies scores a ton in each innings for Surrey:At the Oval Surrey CCC 397-5dec,80.2 overs(Davies 115) & 336-7,71.1 overs(Davies109) drew with  Loughborough MCCU 359,89.5 overs(Akram 160) Scorecard MCCU Matches Scores

 

India inserted run and run to great effect.Kohli should have been run out three times early on, twice of the same free hit ball plays a fine innings of 89 not out so India post a formidable total but not enough as windies power hit themselves to victory with simmons scoring 83* repreived three times(2 no balls and the catcher stepping on the boundary):At Mumbai Wankhede Stadium India 192-2,20 overs (Kohli 89*) lost to West Indies 196-3,19.4 overs(Simmons 83*,Charles 52,Russell 43*) by 7 wickets Scorecard West Indies double triumph at Mumbai

 

*  Windies Women beat New Zealand by 6 runs in tense finish.Britney Cooper top scored for Windies with 61 as Windies posted a useful total.NZW seemed to be on target at 108-3 but then lost 6 wickets for 29 runs which might have been worse as Windies dropped a catch and missed arun out in the last over:At Mumbai Wankhede Stadium Women's World T20 - 2nd semi final West Indies Women 143-6,20 overs(Cooper 61) beat New Zealand Women 137-8 by 5 runs Scorecard

 

England bowlers and fielders restrict NZ to below par total.Roy hits 78 off 40 balls to set England on course for crushing victory despite skipper Morgan recording a duck:At Delhi World T20 - 1st Semi-Final  New Zealand 153-8,20 overs(Munro 46,Williamson 32,Stokes 3-26) lost to England 159-3,17.1 overs (Roy 78,Buttler 32) by 7 wickets  Scorecard

 

England Women fall short of target chase needing 12 off last over they scored a mere 6. The middle order failed again after a fine start 67-0. Meg Lanning scored a fifty for Australia:At Dehli Women's World T20 - 1st semi final Australia Women 132-6,20 overs(Lanning 55*) beat England Women 127-7,20 overs(Edwards 31,Beaumont 32) by 5 runs Scorecard

 

*  MCC Museum launches A Century of Cricket Games exhibition at Lord’s More

 

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*  Sri Lanka start brightly but without injured skipper Mathews innings implodes.SA win comfortably with Amla scoring fifty:At Delhi World T20 - 32nd Match, Super 10 Group 1  Sri Lanka 120,19.3 overs(Dilshan 36) lost to South Africa 122-2,17.4 overs by 8 wickets Scorecard   Points Tables    Sri Lanka Women beat South Africa Women by 10 runs.SA made good start but once the openers had gone the innings crumbled Scorecard

 

*  Australia set off at pace but then lose momentum to post below par total.India in response lose 4 at lack lustre pace but then Kohli accelerates to give India victory and a place in Semi final:At Mohali World T20 - 31st match, Super 10 Group 2 Australia 160-6,20 overs(Finch 43,Maxwell 33) lost to India 161-4,19.1 overs(Kohli 82*) by 6 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Windies rest Gayle and lose to Afghanistan whose spinners baffle Windies batsmen as did Windies' leggie Badtree earlier:At World T20 - 30th match, Super 10 Group 1 Afghanistan 123-7,20 overs beat West Indies 117-9,20 overs by 6 runs Scorecard   Points Tables   Windies Women  beat India Women by 3 runs who exit the competition Scorecard

 

Travis Dean & Peter Handscombe hit tons  ton as Victoria take1st innings lead. Jon Holland takes fifer and Sa set Victoria 193 ro win which they achieve with much to spare:At Adelaide Sheffield Shield Final South Australia 340, 93.3overs & 251,101 overs lost to Victoria 399,121.2 overs(Dean 111,Handscombe112,White 78)  & 196-3,51 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard

 

*  A great catch from Root,a hamstring injury for Mathews and  good final overs from Jordan & Stokes deprive Sri Lanka of the World Cup Crown. Buttler blast takes England to useful total.Sri Lanka top order implodes but injured Mathews counter attacks to great effect:At Delhi World T20 - 29th match, Super 10 Group 1 England 171-4,20 overs(Buttler 66*,Roy 42) beat Sri Lanka 161-8,20 overs(Mathews 73*,Jordan 4-28) by 10 runs Scorecard  Points Tables 

 

New Zealand sweep aside Bangdashi batting in comprehensive win,Mustafizur takes fifer:At Kolkatta Eden Gardens World T20 - 28th match, Super 10 Group 2  New Zealand 145-8,20 overs(Wiliamson 45,Munro 35,M Rahman 5-22) beat Bangladesh 70,15.4 overs by 75 runs Scorecard

 

*  Windies stumble to victory in tense finish:At Nagpur World T20 - 27th match, Super 10 Group 1 South Africa 122-8,20 overs(de Kock 47) lost to West Indies 123-7,19.4 overs(Samuels 44,Charles 30) by 3 wickets Scorecard  Points Tables 

 

*  Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs with Faulkner taking fifer:At Chandigarh ICC World T20 - 26th match, Super 10 Group 2 Australia 193-4,20 overs(Smith 61*) beat Pakistan 172-8,20 overs (Faulkner 5-27) by 21 runs Scorecard   Points Tables 

 

England Women win off the last ball after Windies bowler bowls a wide. Phew! Earlier England's bowlers restricted Windies to modest total then seemed set to win comfortably whereupon they collapsed:At Dharamasala Women's World T20 - 14th Match, Group B  West Indies Women 108-4,20 overs(Taylor 35) lost to England Women  109-9,20 overs(Beaumont 31,Edwards 30,Fletcher 3-12,Quintyne 3-19) by 1 wicket Scorecard   Points Table

 

*  Sri Lanka Women bowlers no match for Australia as Meg Lanning & Elyse Villani hit unbeaten fifties:At Dehli  ICC Women's World T20 - 13th match, Group A Sri Lanka Women 123-8,20 overs lost to Australia Women 125-1,17.4 overs(Villani 53*,Lanning 56*) by 9 wickets Scorecard

 

India win last ball thriller with Bangladesh as Bangladesh throw victory away needing 2 to win with 3 balls to go, two wild airial swipes and a run out.utter madness:At Bangalaore  World T20 - 25th match, Super 10 Group 2  India 146-7,20 overs beat Bangladesh 145-9,20 overs by 1 run  Scorecard

 

*  Moeen Ali amd Willey add 57 runs for 8th wicket enabling England to post a total just too far for brave Afghanistan:At Delhi  World T20 - 24th match, Super 10 Group 1  England 142-7,20 overs(Ali 41*) beat Afghanistan 127-9,20 overs(Shafiqulla 35*) by 15 runs Scorecard  Points Tables 

 

Pakistan fail the chase as innings loses pace after bright start.Guptil hit 80 off 48 balls for NZ:At Chandigarth ICC World T20 - 23rd Match, Super 10 Group 2  New Zealand 180-5,20 overs(Guptil80,Taylor36*) beat Pakistan 158-5,20 overs(Sharjeel Khan 47) by 22 runs Scorecard   Points Table

 

England Women make heavy weather of chasing down modest Indian total:At Dharamsala Women's World T20 - 11th Match, Group B   India Women 90-8,20 overs(Knight 3-15) lost to England Women 92-8,19 overs(Bisht 4-21) by 2 wickets Scorecard

 

*  MCC take 1st innings lead against Champion County.Yorks set MCC 256 to win which they duly due:At Dhabi Yorkshire CCC 275,92.2(Ballance 105,Rhodes 95) & 279,109(Lees 86) overs v Marylebone CC 299.97.2overs(Foakes 99) & 257-6,67.4 overs,18 overs Scorecard

 

New Zealand Women thrash Austalia Women who collapsed to 4-4, recovered to 103-8 but had no answer to NZ's batting:At Nagpur Women's World T20 - 10th match, Group A Australia Women 103-8,20 overs lost to New Zealand Women 104-4,16.2 overs by 6 wickets Scorecard  Points Table

 

*  Bangladesh rue dropped catches and missed run out as Australia stumble to victory.At Bangalore World T20 - 22nd match, Super 10 Group 2 Bangladesh 156-5,20 overs(Mamadullah 49*) lost to Australia 157-7,18.3 overs(Khawaja 58) by 3 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Windies beat Sri Lanka without Chris Gayle batting.Fletcher hits fine  innings.SL will rue fielding lapses and were perhaps unlucky with some umpiring decisions as with Dilshan:At Bangalore World T20 - 21st match, Super 10 Group 1 Sri Lanka 122-9,20 overs(Badree 3-12) lost to West Indies 127-3,18.2 overs(Fletcher 84*) by 7 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Morris spoils Afghanistan's ambitions so SA win by 37 runs:At Mumbai Wankhede Stadium South Africa 209-5,20 overs(de Villiers 64) beat Afghanistan 172,20 overs(Shahzad 44,Morris 4-27) by 37 runs Scorecard

 

Kohli steers India to victory on sharply turning pitch in rain reduced contest:At Kolkatta World T20 - 19th match, Super 10 Group 2 Pakistan 118-5,18 overs lost to India 119-4,15.5 overs(Kohli 55*) by 6 wickets Scorecard

 

*  South Africa enjoy runfest against England's inept bowling though AB throws his wicket away.England chase down target with Root the star but not without a wobble at the death :At Mumbai Wankede Stadium World T20 - 18th Match, Super 10 Group 1 South Africa 229-4,20 overs( Amla 58,Duminy 54, de Kock 52,Ali 2-34) lost to England 230-8,19.4 overs(Root 83,Roy 43,Abbott 3-43) by 2 wickets Scorecard  Highest ever chase in ICC World t20


New Zealand post modest total after brisk start but NZ bowlers prove too good for Oz who failed the chase by just 8 runs:At Dharansala ICC World T20 - 17th match, Super 10 Group 2 New Zealand 142-8,20 overs(Guptil 39) beat Australia 134-9,20 overs(Khawaja 39,McGlenaghan 3-17) by 8 runs Scorecard

 

Dilshan steers Sri Lanka to win against plucky Afganistan whose fielding lets them down as Sri Lanka neared their target:At Kokata Eden Gardens ICC World T20 - 16th match, Super 10 Group 1   Afghanistan 153-7,20 overs(Perrara 3-33) lost to Sri Lanka 155-4,18.5 overs(Dilshan 83*) by 6 wickets Scorecard

 

*  Charlotte Edwards hits sixty in comfortable England Women win over Bangladesh Ladies Women's World T20 - 4th match, Group B Scorecard    Pakistan's Javeria Khan has been released from hospital after being struck on the jaw during Wednesday's Women's World Twenty20 game against West Indies.More Windies won the close match by 4 runs Women's World T20 - 3rd match, Group B Scorecard


*  Chris Gayle steals the show with robust century including eleven sixes so Windies beat England:At Mumbai Wakede Stadium ICC t20 World cup Match 15 England 182-6,20 overs(Root 48) lost to West Indies 183-4,18.1 overs(Gayle 100*,Samuels 37) by 6 wickets Scorecard   Pakistan post too many for Bangladesh and win by 55 runs at Kokata Match 14 Scorecard

 

India lose opening match collapsing to Kiwi spin:At Nagpur Jamtha  VCAS   ICC World T20    13th match, Super 10 Group 2  New Zealand 126-7,20 overs  beat India 79,18.1 overs(Santer 4-11) by 47 runs Scorecard

 

Just 14 runs separated Afghanistan and Scotland, the Scots failing to build on a bold and quick opening partnership Report   Scorecard   and the same margin enabled Zimbabwe to beat Hong Kong Report Scorecard    ICC World Cup t20 Matches 1 & 2  Points Table   Afghanistan & Bangladesh advanced to main competition

 

India easily beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets in Asia Cup t20 Final at Mirpur Scorecard

 

*  Australia recover from 32-3 to chase down 205 to win off last ball. Maxwell and Warner put on 161 for 4th wicket.Oz level t20 series at New Wanders Stadium Jo'burg  Scorecard

 

*  Windies beat Warwickshire a second time t20 in Dubai Scorecard

 

*  Sri Lanka squander good and fail to restrict Pakistan who win by 6 wickets with 4 balls to spare Match 10 Asia Cup t20 Scorecard  Points Table

 

*  Martin Crowe the wonderful New Zealand batsman has died at the early age of 53 More

 

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India beat Bangladesh by 45 runs Asia Cup t20 Match 1 at Mirpur Scorecard Match 5  Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 23 runs Scorecard

 

*  UAU beat Hong Kong by  6 wickets Asia Cup Match 4 Qualifying Cup Scorecard Andrew Nixon reports

 

England lose 6 wickets for 14 runs so squander good top order contribution.AB de Villiers and amala slaughter England's bowlers and Sa win by awide margin.England so full of words and theories fail to deliver big time!:At Johannesburg 2nd t20 England 171,19.4 overs lost to South Africa 172-1,14.4 overs(de Villiers 71,Amla 69*) by 9 wickets  Scorecard SA win series 2-0  Sarah Taylor hits 60 as England Women beat South Africa Women by 4 wickets to win series 2-1 Scorecard 

 

*  Magnificent McCullum hits fastest ever Test century in final Test coming in at 32-3 with Anderson adds 188 for 5th wicket & Watling hits fifty so NZ post decent 1st innings total. Boult removes Warner cheaply but Burns and  skipper Smith hit tons adding 289 for 3rd wicket as NZ bowlers toil with some accuracy.Oz move into lead as Voges makes fifty before lunch day3.After lunch Oz lose 5 wickets for 41 and Voges is finally out. Wagner takes sixfer.NZ lose 4 wickets in reply including McCullum by stumps.Williamson & Anderson add 102 and then Henry with watkins add 118 so NZ set Oz 201 to win.Wagner removes Warner by stumps.Wagner bowled short but Oz win comfortably to go top of the ICC Test Rankings:At Christchurch 2nd Test New Zealand 370,65.4 overs(McCullum 145,Anderson 72,Watling 58,Lyon 3-61) & 121-4,44 overs(Williamson 97,Henry 66,bird 5-59) lost to Australia 505,153.5 overs(Burns 170,Smith 138,Voges 60,Wagner 6-106) & 201-3,54 overs(Burns 65,Smith 53*) by 7 wickets Scorecard

 

New Zealand Women beat Australia Women by 9 runs 1st ODI at Maunganui 
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Babar Hayat hits ton but HK fall 5 short:At Fatullah Asia Cup Qualifying Group Match 2 Oman 180-5,20 overs beat Hong Kong 175-7, 20 overs(Babar Hayat 122) by 5 runs Scorecard  Match 1 UAE beat Afghanistan by 15 runs Scorecard

 

*  Chris Morris takes South Africa to exciting win.After fast start England's slogathon collapses and so a modest 135 posted.England bowlers retrieve situation and but for some dropped catches may have won the won the match:At Cape Town 1st t20 England 134-7,20 overs lost to South Africa 135-7,20 overs by 1 run Scorecard   South Africa Women beat England women by 17 runs D/L Method Scorecard

 

England invited to bat gift wicketsto moderate bowling.Alex Hales alone bats well for century.Topley takes two early wickets but de Villiers hits century to guide Sa to comfortable win and series:At Cape Town 5th ODI England 236,45 overs(Hales 112) lost to South Africa 237-5,44 overs(de Villiers 101*)  by 5 wickets Scorecard   England Womenbeat South Africa Women to take 2-1 lead in series. Heather Knight and Georgia Elwiss hit 60s Scorecard    ICC Women's Championship

 

*  Windies U-19s win the World Cup with mature dispaly on difficult pitch>windies remove India's top orser cheaply.Khan hits fifty so India post modest total.Windies lose 5 wickets for 77 bit Carty and Paul add 69 to win match with 3 balls to spare.Let's hope these youngsters start the renaissance of Windies cricket:At Mirpur ICC Under-19s World Cup India U-19s 145,45.1 overs(Khan 51) lost to West Indies U-19s 146-5,49.3 overs(Carty 52*) by 5 wickets Scorecard

 

England invited to bat first lose Roy early but Root & Hales make good progress then Tahir precipitates collapse.Woakes & Rashid help Root to restore innings  which still closes 2 overs short.England drop catches but still remove 5 with de Villiers run out,Rahid drops Morris who hits 62 so SA win and level series:At New Wanderers Stadium Jo'burg 4th ODI England 262,47.5 overs(Root 107,Hales 50,Rabada 4-45) lost to South Africa 266-9,47.2 overs(Morris 62) Scorecard

 

*  Sam Curran rescues England U-19s innings but Pakistan well placed in reply thanks to Malik's 93 then Badar & Mohsin add 167to win easily:At Fatullah ICC U-19s World Cup 5th place play off England U-19s 264-7,Curran 83) lost to Pakistan U-19s 265-3, 43.1 overs(Z Malik 93,Badar 75,Malik 39*) by 7 wickets  Scorecard Zimbabwe lose to Afghanistan in Plate Final in which Tariq scores a  ton Scorecard   Dean Foxcroft hits ton for South Africa U-19s who post large total 288 to beat New Zealand by 138 runs and clinch 11th place Scorecard

 

*  Australia put in New Zealand in and bundle them out cheaply.Southee removes openers quickly but Khawaja and smith add 126 to give Oz pole position.Century from Khawaja and a double from Voges gives Oz a huge lead.NZ lose 4 wickets by stumps have a mountain to climb which they fail despite aSoutheee flourish at the end:At Wellington 1st Test New Zealand 183,48 overs(Craig 41*,Hazlewood 4-42,Siddle 3-37,Lyon 3-32) & 327,104.3 overs(Nichols 59,Lyon 4-93,M Marsh 3-73) lost to Australia 562,154.1 overs(Smith 71,Khawaja 140,Voges 236,Southee 2-22) by an innings & 52 runs Scorecard

 

Bangladesh U-19s bat first and post 226, Hasan Miraz who topped scored for Bangladesh then removed Windies' openers, skipper Hetmyer hits 60 before miscuing then Shamar Springer guides Windies to tense victory but not without giving a hard c & b chance:At Dhaka Semi Final Bangladesh U-19s 226,50 overs lost to West Indies U-19s 230-7,48.4 overs(Springer 62*,Hemyer 60) by 3 wickets Scorecard  Namibia beat Nepal by 15 runs to take 7th place Scorecard Canada thrash Fiji by 8 wickets to take 15th place Scorecard    ICC U-19s World Cup 

 

England U-19s thrashed Namibia by 203 runs to secure place in 5th place final with Pakistan U-19s,Jack Burnham hit a ton for England  Scorecard     Ireland comfortably beat Scotland by 95 runs to clinch 13th place  Scorecard  This was a good finish for Ireland who had not qualified and were invited late to replace Australia who withdrew on 'security grounds'.

 

*  Sri Lanka easily beat India in 1st t20 at Pune Scorecard    PNG beat Ireland in 3rd ODI bit lose series 1-2 Scorecard

 

Joe Root hits ton but is run out,Stokes hits fifty and Hales 65 as England post a challenging total.In reply Amla and de Kock build massive opening stand of 239 and SA win easily exposing the medocrity of England's bowling:At Centurion 3rd ODI England 318-8,50 overs(Root 125, Hales 65, Stokes 53) lost to South Africa 319-3,46.3 overs(de Kock 135,Amla 127) by 7 wickets Scorecard

 

India U-19s post substantial total.Sri Lanka suffer 2 run outs and lose too many wickets in chase an dinnings fizzles out:At Mirpur Semi Final ICC World Youth Cup India U-19s 267-9,50 overs(A Singh 72,S Khan 59, A Fernando 4-43) beat Sri Lanka U-19s 170,42.4 overs by 97 runs Scorecard   Afghanistam comforatbly beat New Zealand U-19s by 8 wickets in 9th place semifinal Scorecard  Pakistan U-19s openers both records ducks but Saif Barder and Hasan Mohsin then add 189 for 4th wicket so Pakistan post a total way too far for Nepal U-19s Scorecard

 

*  Collapse mode in Hamilton.First NZ lose 6 wickets for 23 runs in 5 overs then Oz lose 6 wickets for 38.As NZ top order scored more they won and take series 2-1:At Hamilton 3rd ODI New Zealand 246,45.3 overs beat Australia 191,43.4 overs by 55 runs Scorecard

 

Pakistan U-19s recover from 57-5 to post respectable total thanks to a to from Umar Massod.fifties for Imlach and Hetmyer give Windies good chance of a successful chase which they rather maturely complete with almost 10 overs to spare:At Fatullah ICC Youth World Cup quarter final Pakistan U-19s 227-6,50 overs(Umar Massod 116) lost to West Indies U-19s 229-5,40 overs by 5 wickets Scorecard  Scotland U-19s beat Fiji U-19s in 13th place semifinal Scorecard

 

India Women raise game to win third ODI with skippr Mithali Raj hitting 89:At Hobart 3rd ODI Australia Women 231-7,50 overs(Blackwell 60,Perry 50) lost to India Women 234-5,47 overs(Raj 89) by 5 wickets Scorecard   ICC ICC World Championship 2014-2017

 

England U-19s underwhelm as Sri Lanka U-19s beat them easily. Avishka Fernando hits 95 for SL:At Mirpur Quarter Final ICC Youth World Cup England U-19s 184,89.4 overs lost to Sri Lanka U-19s 186-4,35.4 overs(A Fernando 95) by 6 wickets Scorecard   Ireland U-19s dominate Canadians to win 13th place semi final Scorecard Competition Full Results   ICC Under 19s World Cup

 

Buttler completes the coup de grace as England win by 5 wickets.Hales misses out on ton,Jordan takes brilliant catsh to dismiss AB de Villiers:At Port Elizabeth 2nd ODI South Africa 262-7,50 overs(de Villiers 73) lost to England 263-5,46.2 overs(Hales 99,Buttler 488) by 5 wickets  Scorecard

 

India U-19s thrash Namibia U-19s to reach Semi Finals.Rishabh Pant hits 111 off 96 balls:At Fatullah KSOAI Quarter Final ICC Youth World Cup India U-19s 349-6,50 overs(Pant 111,Khan 76,Jaffer 64) beat Namibia U-19s 150,39 overs by 199 runs Scorecard

 

*  Australia level ODI series after see saw innings including 138 1st wicket start then a mid order collapse followed by an unbeaten 7th wicket stand of 86:At Wellington 2nd ODI New Zealand 281-9,50 overs(Williamson 60) lost to Australia 283-6,46.3 overs(Warner 98,M Marsh 69*,Khawaja 50,Hasting 488) by 4 wickets Scorecard

 

 

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