New Zealand’s Kane Williamson reaches landmark against England before rain hits
• First Test: England 58; New Zealand 229-4• Williamson hits record 18th Test hundred before rain ends playEngland were powerless to stop Kane Williamson registering a New Zealand record 18th Test century on a rain-wreck ...
Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 9:05AM - Read article
New Zealand v England: first Test, day two – live!
Over-by-over coverage of day two’s action in Auckland‘It’s just total panic’: Matt Prior on the anatomy of a collapseEmail Tim with any thoughts or tweet him @TimdeLisle 1.29am GMT 76th over: New Zealand 189-3 (Williamso ...
Guardian Friday, 23rd March 2018, 1:29AM - Read article
Pat Cummins gives Australia the edge despite Elgar's unbeaten century
South Africa 266-8 at close on day one of third TestElgar (121 not out) cracks 11th Test hundredDean Elgar scored an unbeaten century but an excellent spell of bowling from Australia seamer Pat Cummins restricted South A ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 4:54PM - Read article
‘It’s just total panic’: Matt Prior on the anatomy of a batting collapse
After England slumped to 58 all out against New Zealand, their former wicketkeeper recalls the 2009 evisceration at the hands of West Indies and explains how the team can respondIf there is any hope to be found from a ho ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 3:56PM - Read article
Where does England's 58 in New Zealand rank among their worst ever Test scores? – video
England scored just 58 runs in the first innings of their opening Test against New Zealand in Auckland. Where does it rank in their all-time worst Test batting performances? England skittled for 58 after spectac ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 2:30PM - Read article
Trevor Bayliss berates England batting: 'I'm embarrassed. It's not good enough'
England coach rips into side after slump to 58 all out in first TestNew Zealand’s Trent Boult: ‘We didn’t expect this in wildest dreams’A grim-faced Trevor Bayliss looked almost as stunned as his batsmen when invited to ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 10:58AM - Read article
England skittled for 58 after spectacular first-day collapse against New Zealand
England 58 all out; New Zealand 175-3 on day oneFive ducks in England’s first innings totalA pink ball and even pinker faces. England’s finest were skittled inside 21 overs for 58, their lowest ever score against New Zea ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 9:20AM - Read article
Gubbins hits second ton as South lose
Nick Gubbins hit a second consecutive ton to give England selectors a timely reminder of his talents as the South lost to the North.
Sky Sports Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 7:50AM - Read article
New Zealand v England: first Test, day one – live!
Over-by-over updates from the day-night Test at AucklandLeach’s unlikely rise could solve England’s spin problemEmail Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris with your thoughts 2.14am GMT OH MY DAYS! THIS A SCREAMING, BAZZING, JAZ ...
Guardian Thursday, 22nd March 2018, 2:14AM - Read article
Rain, a controversial lbw and DLS: Scotland miss out on Cricket World Cup
• West Indies 198 all out; Scotland 125-5• West Indies win by five runs (DLS)Scotland have failed to qualify for the 2019 cricket World Cup after an agonising, rain-affected, five-run defeat to West Indies via the DLS me ...
Guardian Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 3:16PM - Read article
ECB to let umpires send players off
Umpires will be permitted to remove players from the field of play under new disciplinary measures introduced by the ECB.
Sky Sports Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 11:50AM - Read article
Jack Leach’s unlikely rise could solve England’s spin conundrum
The Somerset spinner has replaced the injured Mason Crane in England’s Test squad in New Zealand, and there are plenty of reasons why his call-up will not prove to be a one-offWhen I first saw Jack Leach bowl six or seve ...
Guardian Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 11:00AM - Read article
'Pretty interesting': Steve Smith hits out at Kagiso Rabada process
Australian captain not consulted at bowler’s hearing‘Absolute garbage,’ says Smith after integrity called in questionMore often than not, cricketers are not that enthusiastic about fronting the media. They don’t mind doi ...
Guardian Wednesday, 21st March 2018, 7:00AM - Read article
Joe Root out to forget Ashes with different stamp on New Zealand trip | Vic Marks
Captain is desperate to salvage something from a tour tainted by the Australia defeat by making England more flexibleEngland’s longest tour for more than half a century enters its final phase in Auckland on Thursday afte ...
Guardian Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 10:18PM - Read article
You weigh Kevin Pietersen’s game by the memories you are left with | Andy Bull
The ex-England batsman made more moments you can still see in your mind when you close your eyes than any other post-war English player but for Ian Botham and Denis ComptonIt was Richie Benaud’s rule that “if you can add ...
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Scotland aim for West Indies scalp but World Cup qualifying an unfair fight | Simon Burnton
Ten teams have been involved in a hugely enjoyable qualifying tournament yet Scotland know they are outsiders with only two Cricket World Cup places up for grabs“If you’d have offered it to us a couple of months ago, tha ...
Guardian Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 12:15PM - Read article
Middlesex sign Agar for Blast
Middlesex have announced the signing of Australian all-rounder Ashton Agar for this year's Vitality Blast.
Sky Sports Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 11:10AM - Read article
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada cleared to face Australia after ban is overturned
Fast bowler can play in third Test after two-match ban rescindedRabada’s lawyer argues clash with Steve Smith not deliberateThe South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play in this week’s third Test ag ...
Guardian Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 8:30AM - Read article
Cricket: Australia's poor behavioural record means extra scrutiny inevitable
Steve Smith appears reluctant to break with the ‘ugly Aussie’ tag on this South African tourAs the Australian cricket team’s tour of South Africa descended into bickering and strife after the first Test, one of ESPNCrici ...
Guardian Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 1:53AM - Read article
England’s Stuart Broad has ‘feeling my career is about to take off a bit’
• Bowler one short of 400 Test wickets before series in New Zealand• Self-tuition helps the 31-year-old solve problems with actionStuart Broad believes his England Test career is set for another trademark surge of wicket ...
Guardian Monday, 19th March 2018, 6:00PM - Read article