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4 June, 2018 4:48 PM A delivery not clouded by mists of time

It is 25 years since Gatting was squared up by that Warne beauty It was beautiful, yet carried with it the ‘kiss’ of death. The delivery drifted in a pronounced fashion to pitch outside leg and then spun across the bemused batsman to hit the off-stump. Mike Gatting, a fine player of spin, was squared up and then taken out by this prodigious delivery 39

4 May, 2018 11:42 PM England 'old boys' in Ireland squad for Pakistan

London: Former England internationals Boyd Rankin and Ed Joyce were included in a 14-man Ireland squad named by coach Graham Ford on Friday for next week's inaugural Test against Pakistan. Ireland will again be led by experienced captain William Porterfield for what will be their first taste of the five-day format since being elevated to Test status 36

1 April, 2018 11:18 PM Johannesburg Test: Injury-stricken Tim Paine hails battling Australia

Australian captain Tim Paine praised the fight shown by his team after they had the better of the third day of the fourth Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday, helped by his 62 despite batting with a broken thumb. Australia are still in a desperate situation, with South Africa going into the fourth day leading by 401 runs with seven wickets in hand. The Proteas 70

30 March, 2018 8:20 AM Retirement questions likely to emerge as Alastair Cook's poor form continues

CHRISTCHURCH: Alastair Cook`s third successive dismissal to New Zealand left-armer Trent Boult on Friday will undoubtedly raise questions as to whether the former captain may look to end his illustrious career. Cook again failed to move his feet to the moving ball in the first innings of the second test and Boult exploited it when the opener did not get forward 65

29 March, 2018 7:26 PM Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland not resigning

Johannesburg: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Thursday said that he will not resign in the wake of the ball tampering incident that has shaken the Australian cricket."I`m not resigning. What has happened the last few days have only strengthened my resolve to ensure that the Australian cricket and the Australian cricket team get back on track 40

27 March, 2018 12:18 PM Massive fire breaks out at Sirsi road in Jaipur, marriage hall reduced to ashes

Mysore Mahal marriage garden is situated on the Sirsi road.  Jaipur: A massive fire broke out at Mysore Mahal marriage hall on Tuesday. The hall is situated on the Sirsi road, adjacent to Entertainment Paradise (EP) in Jawahar Circle area. As per media reports, a temporary structure made of wood and thermocol caught fire. Welding work was reportedly 44

16 March, 2018 10:40 AM Stress fracture rules England spinner Mason Crane out of New Zealand series

WELLINGTON: England leg-spinner Mason Crane has been ruled out of the rest of the tour of New Zealand and will miss the two Tests with a stress fracture of his back, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have said. The 21-year-old Crane, who made his debut in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney in January, felt discomfort in his back earlier this week and had two scans 42

12 March, 2018 5:04 PM Stokes to miss second Test against India

England all-rounder Ben Stokes pleaded not guilty on Monday via video link to a charge of affray over a nightclub incident that forced him out of the Ashes tour. The all-rounder, currently with the England squad in New Zealand, looks set to miss the second Test against India at Lord's, with his trial set for August 6 (expected to last between five and seven 75

10 March, 2018 7:53 PM Packed schedule could lead to more players quitting red-ball cricket: Trevor Bayliss

Bayliss said that he would be disappointed if more players chose not to play Test matches but understood their decisions with international and domestic fixtures piling up.  New Delhi: England players will continue to drop red-ball cricket for their county clubs if the current congested schedule is not reduced, the national team`s head coach Trevor Bayliss 45

7 March, 2018 7:14 AM Former Australia Test batsman Ed Cowan retires from first-class cricket

Cowan played 18 Tests, scoring 1001 Test runs Former Australia Test batsman Ed Cowan announced his immediate retirement from first-class cricket on Wednesday, leaving the game with more than 10,000 first-class runs and 25 centuries from 143 matches over 14 years. The 35-year-old Cowan played 18 Tests till 2013 and averaged 34.70 in six Sheffield Shield 24