Smith’s tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach

Smith’s tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach

Steven Smith's anguished arrival was the final straw. A day after vowing to stay on and drive cultural renewal, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann bowed to the inevitable on Thursday and chose to resign at the conclusion of the Wanderers Test match after five years at the helm of the national team, saying the former captain's…
KK 93/3  (14.0 ov, CA Ingram 20*, RS Bopara 7*, SR Watson 0/13) – Live | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo

KK 93/3 (14.0 ov, CA Ingram 20*, RS Bopara 7*, SR Watson 0/13)...

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Who will go to Pakistan?

Who will go to Pakistan?

On March 20, the Pakistan Super League will move from the UAE to Lahore, which will host the two Eliminator matches, and then to Karachi for the final on March 25. This will be the highest-profile match in Pakistan's most populous city in nearly a decade. Which overseas players, however, will make it to Pakistan…
Liton’s promotion gives Bangladesh a new high

Liton’s promotion gives Bangladesh a new high

While Mushfiqur Rahim will rightfully receive most of the plaudits for Bangladesh's record-breaking chase on Saturday night, his efforts might have been for nought if not for a few savvy dressing room ploys. Bangladesh had come into the game having lost all four of their most recent limited-overs matches to Sri Lanka. Of more relevance…
Can South Africa defer de Villiers’ break-up with Test cricket?

Can South Africa defer de Villiers’ break-up with Test cricket?

If it's something new you're after, you're not going to find it from the second day's play between South Africa and Australia. But if it's something tried and trusted and cherished you'd prefer, then you're in the right place. On a scorecard South Africa's line-up will not be proud of, one man could hold his…
SA 10/0  (3.4 ov, D Elgar 2*, AK Markram 8*, JR Hazlewood 0/7) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

SA 10/0 (3.4 ov, D Elgar 2*, AK Markram 8*, JR Hazlewood 0/7)...

South Africa 382 (De Villiers 126*, Elgar 57, Amla 56, Cummins 3-79) and 102 for 4 beat Australia 243 (Warner 63, Rabada 5-96, Ngidi 3-51) and 239 (Khawaja 75, Rabada 6-54) by 6 wicketsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details Highlights - Rabada, de Villiers down AustraliaSouth Africa breezed to their target of 101 thanks to the work…
Mithali Raj sets sights on World T20

Mithali Raj sets sights on World T20

Mithali Raj does everything unhurried. When a wicket is taken, she is usually the last to reach the celebratory huddle. She doesn't bustle with great urgency to her fielding position between overs. When she takes a catch, she doesn't fist pump excitedly or sprint to high-five the bowler. She leads India in ODIs, but not…
‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

‘Economics alone cannot dictate Test cricket’ – BCCI CEO

In February, the ICC's chief executives' committee will put its finishing touches to the next Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the 2019-23 cycle. Earlier this month, representatives of the 12 Full Member countries along with the ICC operations team led by its general manager cricket, Geoff Allardice, fleshed out the proposed FTP, listing out the…
R Ashwin, now a legspinner too?

R Ashwin, now a legspinner too?

The ESPNcricinfo style sheet makes a fine distinction between legbreak and legspin. Legbreak is a delivery, legspin is an art form of which legbreak is a part. Legbreak is a delivery that turns away from a right-hand batsman, legspin is the whole set: legbreaks, wrong'uns, topspinners, sliders, flippers; zooters, if you believe Shane Warne. One…
Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA

Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA

An ICC suspension from the final Test against South Africa may be just the start of sanctions for Australia's captain Steven Smith, who alongside his deputy David Warner faces anything up to a life ban for cheating under Cricket Australia's code of behaviour. While Australia slid towards their heaviest defeat to South Africa since readmission,…

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Amir to captain Karachi Kings in do-or-die match against Zalmi – ARY NEWS

Amir to captain Karachi Kings in do-or-die match against Zalmi – ARY NEWS

LAHORE: With injury-stricken Shahid Afridi and Imad Wasim dropped out of the key Pakistan Super League match today (Wednesday), Muhammad Amir has been named as the stand-in captain to lead the side against Peshawar Zalmi. Shahid Afridi will miss the PSL eliminator against Zalmi after his knee injury aggravated, while Imad Wasim (the Kings skipper) had…
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Key suspect arrested during probe into child pornography business

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Imran Khan takes a dig at PML-N for putting Nawaz’s pic on health card

Imran Khan takes a dig at PML-N for putting Nawaz’s pic on health card

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Saturday lashed out at the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government for glorifying a convict by putting deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s picture on a public health facility card. Imran Khan, who has been the most vocal against alleged involvement of the ruling party in corruption, called this…