Cricket

'Fault is in our execution' – Mahmudullah

11:25 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Bangladesh have to face the reality of their shortcomings in T20s and only then will they improve in the format, according to their stand-in captain Mahmudullah. The call to “face facts” comes on the back of getting thrashed by 75 runs in the second T20 by Sri Lanka, culminating in a 2-0 defeat for the ...

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Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener – Chandimal

Once the young batsman around whom Sri Lanka’s batting line-up was expected pivot, then a sudden dearth of form, and an axing – Kusal Mendis has an eventful few months. Not picked for the tour of India following very modest outings against Pakistan in the UAE, Mendis has made a triumphant return against Bangladesh. Though not at his most effective ...

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More players will follow Rashid – Willey

David Willey has expressed sympathy with his Yorkshire and England team-mate Adil Rashid’s decision to put his first-class career on hold. Willey, who has previously mulled the possibility of becoming a limited-overs specialist, said that cricket’s packed schedule was likely to push more players into making hard choices. Rashid requested not to play Championship cricket in 2018, something Yorkshire have ...

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Pucovski's 188 headlines run-fest at the MCG

A maiden Sheffield Shield century from Victorian young gun Will Pucovski helped Victoria almost draw level with Queensland in a run feast at the MCG

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Milenko, Rogers seal two-and-a-half day Tasmania victory

Tasmania 9 for 431 (Wade 139, Milenko 78, Guthrie 3-103) beat Western Australia 67 (Rogers 4-9) & 277 (Turner 81, Philippe 74, Rogers 3-46) by an innings and 87 runsScorecard Alastair Cook was dismissed for 32 by Simon Milenko Getty Images Tasmania have demolished Western Australia by an innings in two-and-a-half days to boost their chances of making the Sheffield Shield ...

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Winter's five-for puts South Australia on the brink of upset win

South Australia 281 and 3 for 146 (Weatherald 56, Ferguson 35*, Edwards 1-24) need another 43 runs to beat New South Wales 256 and 213 (Hughes 41, Patterson 41, Winter 5-61) Nick Winter belts out an appeal Getty Images Nick Winter‘s third five-wicket haul in four innings has put South Australia on the brink of an upset victory over New South ...

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England nick win, but Munro's charge takes NZ into final

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl against EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details England are pointless in this tri-series yet still have a chance of reaching the final against Australia. They are facing a New Zealand side still shellshocked from events at Eden Park where they failed to defend 243. The home side remain slightly better placed, because ...

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England nick win but Munro's charge takes New Zealand into final

England 194 for 7 (Morgan 80*, Malan 53) beat New Zealand 192 for 4 (Guptill 62, Munro 57) by two runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details New Zealand lost, but they won the bigger prize. There will be a Trans-Tasman rematch in the tri-series final at Eden Park after the home side did enough to stay ahead of England on net run ...

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Cut T20Is to reduce schedule – Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss, England’s head coach, has suggested getting rid of T20 internationals and leaving the format to the various leagues around the world, following the culmination of a disappointing tri-series for the tourists. England beat New Zealand by two runs in Hamilton to finally register a win but failed to qualify for Wednesday’s final because of an inferior net run ...

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South Africa bowl; de Villiers out injured; Klaasen and Dala debut

Play 03:56 Toss: South Africa chose to bowl v India JP Duminy, South Africa’s captain, chose to bowl in the first T20I against India. It was the expected decision: the chasing team has won each of the last four T20Is at the Wanderers. South Africa’s joy of winning ...

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