Cricket

3:13 Big picture South Africa are less than 24 hours away from what could become groundhog day. After having conceded the ODI series, South Africa will lose the T20I series too if they don’t win at SuperSport Park, and they will be no closer to the answers to their questions about team balance and candidates
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Sri Lanka fast bowler Shehan Madushanka is in doubt for the forthcoming Nidahas Trophy, after sustaining a hamstring injury during Sunday night’s T20 win over Bangladesh. Madushanka is yet to undergo an MRI scan, after which the severity of the injury may be determined. As the Nidahas trophy – a T20I tri-series involving India and
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Something has to give and Trevor Bayliss is happy for it to be him. Building on his argument that T20 internationals should be jettisoned from an unsustainably hectic schedule, the England coach has endorsed his deputy Paul Farbrace to take over from him in the shortest form of the game ahead of the timeline he
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Brisbane Heat have pulled out of a proposed deal to sign up Australia allrounder Marcus Stoinis, who has turned out for Melbourne Stars since 2013. The franchise’s statement meant Stoinis will not line up with Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum in an imposing batting roster. Last week the Heat had made a lucrative deal believed
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South Africa women 134 for 5 (Luus 41, Tryon 34, Vastrakar 2-21) beat India women 133 (Harmanpreet 48, Mandhana 37, Ismail 5-30) by five wickets Shabnim Ismail roars after taking a wicket Getty/ICC India paid for an insipid lower-order collapse with their first defeat in the T20 series, as South Africa stayed alive with a five-wicket
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Big Picture What just happened? That was the overriding sentiment, you imagine, in the New Zealand dressing room after Friday night’s pongo-fest. At the halfway stage of the game at Eden Park, Martin Guptill’s hundred looked to have put the hosts on the way to sealing their spot in the tri-series final; when Aaron Finch
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6:29 Virat Kohli got to yet another hundred in a successful chase, guiding India to an emphatic win at Centurion After sealing the series in Port Elizabeth, with the temptation of a clean sweep not alive, Virat Kohli suggested he might rest some of India’s key players, not least because there are players in that
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Ben Stokes has finally linked up with his England team-mates after landing in New Zealand on Friday. Stokes had been cleared to return to international duty despite being charged with affray last month. The allrounder touched down in Auckland at 3.20pm local time to be greeted at the airport by Liam Plunkett and David Willey,
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Big Picture Australia have not enjoyed their recent visits to Eden Park with three defeats on the bounce. Now they have two matches in the space of six days. They are safely in the final of the triangular series having won their three home games, so will get a sighter of conditions with significantly less
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