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Live Cricket Score – Australia vs England, Ashes, 2nd Test, Day 1

Live Cricket Score – Australia vs England, Ashes, 2nd Test, Day 1

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TEA: Australia 33/0And the rain is back. Another delay here.....and covers coming off nowOnly a brief delay, play has started againRAIN STOPS PLAYWe've had 11.2 overs before the rain comes in. Covers being brought in quickly. It is quite windy as well. So we might not have a long break. Let's wait and see. Lacklustre start for EnglandBroad and Anderson have not started well for England. They've been far too short and allowed some easy singles as well for the openers, who hardly seem under pressure. Will they get better with some overs?Toss: England opt to bowlTeams opting to field first at the Adelaide Oval:Instances: 9*Won: 1 (WI in 1982)Draw: 1Lost: 6Last instance was 25 years ago by India in 1992.#Ashes— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) December 2, 2017JUST IN: Craig Overton to debut fo
Cricket Live Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 1 in Delhi: Murali Vijay Starts With Back to Back Boundaries

Cricket Live Score, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 1 in Delhi: Murali Vijay Starts With Back to Back Boundaries

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10:15(IST)Another tidy over here from Lakmal as he gives away just a single. Big debate going on between Hayden, Manjrekar and Karthik about whether it was fair to drop Rahul after his impressive string of scores in the last season. Could also mean that Dhawan starts with Vijay at the top in South Africa. India's score reads 36/0 after 9 overs10:10(IST)Dhawan welcomes Dilruwan Perera to the bowling crease with a beautiful punch off the backfoot as the ball races into the boundary at squarish cover. 7 runs from the over for the Indians as Murali Vijay also picks his first single of the game as his score moves to 17. India's score reads 35/0 after 8 overs10:06(IST)5 runs from the Lakmal over as Vijay picked the streaky boundary and Dhawan picked a leg-bye to start with. The Lankan bo...
Live cricket score, New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2, Wellington

Live cricket score, New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2, Wellington

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INTO THE LEAD: Taylor has been fantastic all morning. Just so full of positive intent as he led New Zealand's charge. Although they lost the wicket of Raval, New Zealand have wiped off the deficit and are into the lead now with Taylor and Nicholls having added quick runs for the fourth wicket.ROACH STRIKES! Was a quiet morning for Windies, so Jason Holder called in Roach, who strikes immediately! Raval did little wrong; it was just a beauty from Roach who bowled the perfect length. The batsman poked and the ball caught a faint outside edge. The stand of 41 is broken. Raval departs for 42. Henry Nicholls is the next man in.100 up! Good intent from New Zealand this morning. Picking up runs at a frequent rate and getting a move on in reducing the deficit. 100 up now, trailing by 34 with Ta...
5 innovations in the game of cricket

5 innovations in the game of cricket

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​DRS has been a controversial innovationMoreEver since the first Test was played between England and Australia in 1877, the game of cricket has seen radical changes. Be it the rules and regulations as governed by the cricketing bodies, the innovations that are undertaken by the players while in action on the field or the new formats and technologies being used in cricket, the game of cricket has evolved big time.Cricket is changing and for good, which makes the viewing of the game much more attractive for millions of spectators around the world. Here is a look at 5 innovations which have changed cricket and have ensured that its spectators remain glued to the matches:#5 Decision Review System (DRS)The DRS, since its inception in the year 2008 in a Test match between India and Sri Lanka,
Cricket pays tribute to much-loved and highly-respected First Class and international umpire Russell Evans who sadly …

Cricket pays tribute to much-loved and highly-respected First Class and international umpire Russell Evans who sadly …

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The world of cricket is in mourning for popular First Class umpire Russell EvansMuch-loved Evans died after complications following routine medical procedureEvans also officiated England Women’s One-Day and T20 international matchesNottinghamshire CCC chief executive Lisa Pursehouse said: 'We are all so sad'By Layth Yousif For MailonlinePublished: 15:31 EST, 1 December 2017 | Updated: 15:39 EST, 1 December 2017 The world of cricket is in mourning for popular First Class umpire Russell Evans who has sadly died aged 52 after complications following a routine medical procedure.Evans, a former county cricketer, was with his native county Nottinghamshire for seven years between 1985 and 1992 before representing Lincolnshire and the Minor Counties.The Calverton-born righ
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England must forget the Ben Stokes rumour mill and the Jonny Bairstow headbutt-gate as they attempt to level the Ashes series in the pink-ball, second Test against Australia in Adelaide from Saturday.Stokes, currently suspended from England duty following his arrest on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm in Bristol in September, has arrived in the Antipodes - but to New Zealand, ahead of his likely debut for Canterbury on Sunday in a 50-over game against Otago.The all-rounder's chances of appearing in the Ashes seem slim, with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) expected to take several weeks to make a decision after being asked for charging advice from Avon & Somerset Police following the conclusion of its investigation.Off-field matters have dominated proceedings between the f...
QUIZ: Benedict Bermange begins weekly cricket quizzes with a numbers game

QUIZ: Benedict Bermange begins weekly cricket quizzes with a numbers game

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Benedict Bermange Cricket Statistician How long did it take Adam Gilchrist to taste defeat in Test cricket? Find out in our cricket statistician's numbers quiz... Last Updated: 01/12/17 3:29pm James Anderson has taken 508 Test wickets - but how many runs hid he concede from his opening over? As Benedict Bermange's pre-Ashes quizzes proved so popular, the Sky Sports statistician will be back every week on skysports.com to test your cricketing knowledge.Benedict's opener is all about numbers, including how many runs James Anderson conceded in his first over in Test cricket - and how many Graeme Swann shipped in his last. ...
Kohli's men primed to do an encore at Kotla

Kohli's men primed to do an encore at Kotla

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Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli have long been propagating the virtues of Test cricket. They remind us how the purest form of cricket has survived the onslaught of the other two versions of the game — 50 overs and Twenty20.“Ask any cricketer and he would tell you that Test cricket is ultimate,” Shastri emphasises. Kohli, on the eve of the India-Sri Lanka Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla here, wants youngsters to take to Test cricket in a big way. Worldwide, this format has been facing challenges to survive even as the shortest format thrives.Test matches, in a pleasant departure from the past, have become result-oriented. “Few want to play for a draw. Tests are finishing within four days. The game has changed,” maintains Shastri. The game has changed because players have changed.When a batsman
PCB demands $70m from India for not honouring proposed cricket series

PCB demands $70m from India for not honouring proposed cricket series

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India and Pakistan last played in the finals of the ICC Champions TrophyMoreWhat’s the story?The Pakistan Cricket Board has filed a $70 million lawsuit against the Board of Control of Cricket in India, according to ESPNCricinfo.The International Cricket Council confirmed receiving of PCB's legal notice on Thursday.“The ICC has received a Notice of Dispute from the PCB’s lawyers, which will be forwarded to the Chairman of the Dispute Resolutions Committee next week,” an ICC spokesman said.The PCB is demanding a hefty compensation for its losses as the BCCI failed to play two slated bilateral series in November 2014 and December 2015.According to the notice, PCB and BCCI had agreed in April 2014 that Pakistan and India would play six bilateral series between December 2016 and December 202