GROS ISLET: Spinner Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Jerome Taylor reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets as Bangladesh crumbled to a 296-run defeat late on the fourth day of the Second and Final Test against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Tuesday.
TOKYO: Blood-thirsty samurai warriors once threatened to kill the game of cricket in Japan before a ball had been bowled in anger.
LONDON: England great Ian Botham said Wednesday the Indian Premier League was “too powerful” for cricket’s long-term good as he called for the lucrative Twenty20 domestic tournament to be scrapped.
INDIA’S Shikhar Dhawan smashed a six to seal a crushing nine-wicket victory over hapless England in the fourth one-day international in Birmingham on Tuesday.
HARARE: An eye-catching all-round performance by Mitchell Marsh helped Australia return to winning ways as they beat South Africa by 62 runs on Tuesday in Harare to secure their place in the triangular series final.
NOTTINGHAM: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year’s World Cup.
SEAMER Thisara Perera claimed 4-34 and Tillakartane Dilshan hit an unbeaten 50 as Sri Lanka trounced Pakistan by seven wickets in the final one-dayer yesterday to clinch the series 2-1.
THE Saudara Cup match between Malaysia and Singapore was abandoned yesterday after not a single ball was bowled following heavy rain on Friday rendering the Kallang Cricket Ground unplayable.
BASSETERRE (SAINT KITTS): Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo both scored centuries in a record-breaking third wicket partnership as West Indies crushed Bangladesh in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on Monday to wrap-up a 3-0 one-day series win.
COLOMBO: SRI Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.
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