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Steve Smith must go after scandal that has torched Australia’s reputation

This was pre-planned cheating and we need to know who exactly was involved if Australian cricket is to restore trustSteve Smith’s time as Australia’s captain is surely up. It is impossible to envisage a scenario where he ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 5:45PM - Read article


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South Africa thrash Australia to pile on pain for tourists after scandal

• South Africa 311 & 373; Australia 255 & 107 – SA win by 322 runs• Morne Morkel leads charge to leave Australia in disarrayMorne Morkel took five wickets as Australia collapsed in the wake of the ball-ta ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 5:14PM - Read article


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‘Australia start fights and moan when someone comes back’ says Stuart Broad

• Broad: ‘I don’t understand Darren Lehmann slating home crowd’• ‘The banter we hear in Australia is far worse than in South Africa’Stuart Broad did not fall back on the Wenger defence in Auckland and no one expected tha ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 4:27PM - Read article


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'This is a shocking disappointment' - says Australian PM about ball-tampering incident - video

Australian cricketers have admitted ball-tampering. The batsman Cameron Bancroft said that he attempted to tamper with the ball and his captain, Steve Smith, added that the team's senior players planned it. The Australia ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 2:05PM - Read article


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'I am not proud of what's happened': Steve Smith on ball-tampering row – video

Australia captain Steve Smith admitted bringing the game into disrepute after his side were caught tampering with the ball. He said the ‘leadership group’ of the team hatched the plan. ‘I’m not proud of what’s happened [ ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 2:03PM - Read article


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Australia exposed as cheats – and stupid ones – but Smith will survive

The actions of this hard-to-like Australia side cannot be condoned but sportsmen have long sought an illegal advantageOnce the prime minister of Australia had addressed the nation on the subject it was inevitable that St ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 1:35PM - Read article


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Danni Wyatt and England send records tumbling in T20 victory over India

• India 198-4; England 199-3 – England win by seven wickets• Wyatt hits 124 as Heather Knight’s side complete record run chaseDanni Wyatt struck England’s highest ever Twenty20 individual score – and their fastest hundre ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 10:38AM - Read article


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Joe Root wicket hampers England’s bid to save first Test against New Zealand

• New Zealand 427-8 wickets; England 58 all out and 132-3• Root out for 51 at close of day fourJoe Root’s dismissal for 51 to the penultimate ball of the fourth day was a blow to England’s chances of salvaging an unlikel ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 10:23AM - Read article


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Australia captain Steve Smith stands down for rest of Test after cheating row

David Warner also stands down as vice captain for remainder of TestTim Paine takes over as Gilchrist calls Australia a ‘laughing stock’Steve Smith has stood down as Australia captain for the remainder of the third Test a ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 9:38AM - Read article


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An unashamed disgrace: ball tampering cheats Australian cricket fans | Kate O'Halloran

Steve Smith’s team has not only lost its way, it has also lost the public’s respect and trustIt could be the darkest day in Australian cricket history. The nation’s men’s team has been caught red-handed, ball-tampering i ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 3:47AM - Read article


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New Zealand v England: first Test, day four– live!

NZ resume with 175-run lead and six first-innings wickets in handVic Marks: England may need to rely on the rainContact Tanya via email or on Twitter @tjaldred 3.33am BST 25th over: New Zealand 326-6 (Nicholls 90, Astle ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 3:33AM - Read article


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Steve Smith faces ball-tampering inquiry as Cricket Australia resists calls for immediate sacking

Captain admits he and Bancroft conspired against South AfricaSmith given reprieve until integrity investigation is heldCricket Australia has resisted widespread calls for the immediate sacking of Steve Smith after the Au ...

Guardian Sunday, 25th March 2018, 3:04AM - Read article


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Cameron Bancroft ball-tampering claims mar South Africa v Australia

Small yellow object seen in Bancroft’s hands after working on ballBancroft spoken to by umpires after incident in afternoon sessionAn apparent ball tampering controversy involving Australia’s Cameron Bancroft overshadowe ...

Guardian Saturday, 24th March 2018, 2:23PM - Read article


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Virat Kohli may join Surrey to tune up for India’s Test series in England

• County confirm interest in signing cricket’s biggest name• Kohli keen to tune up for English conditions before August TestSurrey have confirmed their interest in signing Virat Kohli on a possible short-term deal before ...

Guardian Saturday, 24th March 2018, 12:08PM - Read article


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England may need to rely on the rain until ECB gets its priorities right | Vic Marks

If England are trounced in New Zealand Test series the ECB will come under increasing scrutiny for agreeing to this scheduleIt is taking a while for England’s batsmen to have a chance to get back in the saddle after bein ...

Guardian Saturday, 24th March 2018, 10:33AM - Read article


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New Zealand v England: first Test, day three – live!

Barney Ronay: why England need to ditch BaylissEngland women ease to T20 victory over AustraliaAnd email Tim here or tweet him here, if you fancy 12.44am GMT It could be a long night. If you’re up and about, you have two ...

Guardian Saturday, 24th March 2018, 12:44AM - Read article


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Morne Morkel reaches milestone as South Africa gain advantage over Australia

South Africa 311; Australia 245-9Morkel takes 300th career wicketSeamer Morne Morkel claimed his 300th career wicket as South Africa edged ahead in the third Test on Friday when they reduced Australia to 245 for nine at ...

Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 5:23PM - Read article


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England indifference from Bayliss amid collapse warns of wider malaise | Barney Ronay

The ECB could do much worse than rotate the coach out of Test cricket and appoint a tsar with extended powers to promote the red-ball gameThe real problem, in the end, was how little it seemed to be a problem. As England ...

Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 4:38PM - Read article


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Afghanistan hold nerve to beat Ireland and reach Cricket World Cup

• Ireland 209-7; Afghanistan 213-5; Afghanistan win by five wickets• Ireland miss out on World Cup for the first time since 2003Ireland will not participate at next year’s World Cup after suffering an agonising defeat to ...

Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 2:56PM - Read article


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Nat Sciver stars as England's women cruise to T20 victory over Australia

Australia 149-8; England 150-2 – England win by eight wicketsNat Sciver and Tammy Beaumont secure comfortable winHalf-centuries from Natalie Sciver and Tammy Beaumont in Mumbai guided England to a comfortable eight-wicke ...

Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 9:31AM - Read article


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