England vs. West Indies, 1st ODI- Bell’s comeback washes off visitors Southampton: While the much awaited comeback of Chris Gayle had to be delayed because of his last minute injury, England took full use of the opportunity to crush the visitors by 114 runs under D/L method. Ian Bell made a remarkable comeback to […]
Despite of a brave fight back by West Indies, England managed to win the first test match by 5 wickets in the end. When it comes to playing under home conditions, England are probably best in the business and their style of play ensures a tough outing for the visitors. England won the toss and decided to field first. Windies failed to get a good start as seamer James Anderson struck early and made it uneasy for them to score runs. But it was …….
Azhar Mahmood available for Kings XI as he gets Indian visa Finally after a long wait, proficient Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood got Indian visa to play in coveted Indian Premier League (IPL). He will be a part of Kings XI Punjab team, which bought him at double his base price in the player’s auction held […]
ENGLAND’S TOUR OF SRI LANKA
The second day of the exciting contest between Sri Lanka and England saw complete domination by some artful spin bowling by both the teams. The opening session started with Captain Mahela Jayawardene on the crease playing at 168 after his masterful shot making and his well placed classy innings on the opening day put Sri Lanka in a commanding position. Though there was not much support at the other end as Sri Lanka hurried things and could only add 29 runs before being bowled out for 318. It took only 6.3 over’s for the visitors to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings. Jayawardene (180) was the last man to be ……..
England ended their UAE tour against Pakistan on a high note by winning a breath taking t20 match on the last ball. A brilliant performance by Kevin Pietersen and bowler Jade Dernbach helped the English Team to seal the three match t20 series against Pakistan in their last game. Kevin Pietersen played a glittering knock of 62 off just 52 balls, not only to pull his team out from the trouble but also to take the teams score to a competitive total of 129. His innings were composed of aggression and composure which also earned him the…………….
England bounced back by leveling the three match t20 series against Pakistan in the second match played at Dubai International cricket Stadium, Dubai. It was wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow who made a brilliant maiden international fifty under the flood lights at Dubai International cricket stadium to help England. His innings of an unbeaten 60 off 46 balls was a show of composure and judgment that also earned him Man of Match award in his debut match. England won the toss and Captain Stuart Broad elected to bat first. England got off to a flyer by getting boundaries in quick succession and scored 35 runs in the first four over’s. It was Kevin Pietersen who made 17 off just 13 balls before getting out off Saeed Ajmal in the 5th over. Pakistan came back strongly to dismiss ……………
Many of his own fans wrote him off, but Kevin Peterson ended his three years century drought by hitting a theatrical ton as England beat Pakistan in the third One Day and also sealing the four match series. Kevin Peterson looked to make a mark and silenced his critics by hitting an impressive ton of 111 runs that came off just 98 balls at a strike rate of 113.26. Meanwhile England Captain Alastair Cook was out on 80 and narrowly missed …………….
England Captain Alastair Cook’s second consecutive ton helped England snatch another victory against Pakistan. England put up a challenging target of 251 for Pakistan as reliable combination of Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara came together to ensure the task was never easy for Pakistan. Pakistan were on course for a victory at 207-5 in 44 over’s with Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi at the crease. However …………….
Alastair Cook’s mammoth knock of 137 runs was enough to dismantle Pakistan’s advantage they had so far in the series and sent them crushing by 130 runs. Such was the measure of destruction at Abu Dhabhi that Cook single handedly scored more runs than whole Pakistan team, which in fact were exactly half of …………………
Cricket fans at Dubai’s International cricket stadium wouldn’t have asked for more drama. Although this may not sound like a Test match score but too much shock and surprise, as many as 16 wickets fell on the Day 1 of the third Test. Pakistan dream of going for a whitewash over got a big blow as they were bundled out for a mere 99. But they came back strongly to destroy England’s batting line up ……………..
It was a big miracle come true for Misbah-ul-Haq’s Pakistan team, who successfully defended a modest target of 145 and bowled out the World best test team for just 72 to gain an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three match series. On Day 4, as Pakistan was all out for 214, they gave England a relatively easy target of 145 to chase. But Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal bowled out of their skin to reduce England from 56-4 to 72 all out to win the match by 72 runs. England lost the first Test at Dubai by 10 wickets.
Winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first on a good batting pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Both teams made one change to their team. Pakistan brought in Junaid Khan in place of Aizaz Cheema while Chris Tremlett made way for spinner Monty Panesar. Mohammed Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar got to a cautious start……………