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West Indies topple South Africa in Tri-Nation

Darren Bravo’s third hundred and impressive fast bowling from Shannon Gabriel propelled the West Indies to a 100-run win over South Africa in the ninth and final preliminary match of the Tri-Nation One-Day International Series. Bravo’s stroke-filled 102, which earned him the “Man of the Match” award, anchored an impressive recovery from 21 for four…

Zimbabwe win toss, bat against India in 2nd T20I

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first as they looked to record an unlikely Twenty20 international series victory over India at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The hosts bounced back from a one-day international series whitewash last week to stun India by two runs on Saturday in the opening game of a three-match…

Pakistan hire Australian Rixon to lift fielding

Pakistan Tuesday finalised its coaching team for their England tour, appointing Australian Steve Rixon to lift their dwindling fielding standards. Rixon was appointed on the recommendation of head coach Mickey Arthur, who was brought in last month after Pakistan’s disastrous World Twenty20 in India where it failed to reach the semi-finals. Arthur replaces Waqar Younis,…

South Africa agree to day-night Australia Test

South Africa have overcome their reservations and agreed to play a day-night pink ball Test against Australia in Adelaide this year, cricket chiefs announced Wednesday. Australia unveiled plans for day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan in April, but admitted player concerns about the experimental format meant the Proteas’ fixture was not locked in. It…

Langer in no rush to lead Aussies full-time

Justin Langer insisted Thursday he is in no rush to be Australia’s next coach as he prepares to lead the team on their tour of the West Indies with Darren Lehmann resting. The former Test opener is filling in for his ex-team-mate, who developed deep vein thrombosis earlier this year, during next month’s one-day tri-series…

Stokes has surgery as Topley ruled out for three months

England all-rounder Ben Stokes had knee surgery on Tuesday, while fellow international Reece Topley learnt he will be sidelined for three months with a partial stress fracture. Stokes suffered a cartilage tear in his left knee during England’s crushing Test victory against Sri Lanka last week at Headingley. He had already tweeted that he expects…

England’s Stokes out of second Test

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a knee injury, team management confirmed Monday. Stokes has been replaced in England’s 12-man squad by Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes. Durham star Stokes injured himself during England’s crushing innings and 88-run win in the first Test at Headingley. He…

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