Wednesday, 19 August 2015

South Africa vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: RSA won by 20 runs

New Zealand tour of South Africa, 2015 


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South Africa has won the first ODI match in the ongoing series against New Zealand today. While batting first, the host team scored 304 runs that were good enough to get the game. New Zealand got all out for 284 runs in 48.1 overs. Hashim Amla has been chosen the Man of the Match for his 124 (126) innings.

South Africa were invited to bat first and they made good out of it by scoring 304 runs in 50 overs. RSA lost 7 of their wickets. Hashim Amla scored highest 124 runs of 126 balls and Rilee Rossouw (89) was the second highest scorer.

Both Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan took 2 wickets each for New Zealand. NZ was given a target of 305 runs to be chased in 50 overs.

South Africa Innings Score Card

New Zealand lost their first wicket for just 3 runs, but then, Tom Latham and Kane Williamson stood up and did what was necessary to turn the game back for their team. But that was not enough as no other follow player could score big runs and NZ team got out 20 runs short the target score.

Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Imran Tahir and David Wiese got 2 wickets each for South Africa.

New Zealand Innings Score Card

Friday, 14 August 2015

India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Day 3: Sri lanka leads by 153 runs

India tour of Sri Lanka, 2015

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Sri Lanka has changed the face of the match on Day 3 of the ongoing Test match against India. Following the score of 5/2 (4 overs) from Day 2, Sri Lanka team took their score card to a respectable 367 runs, getting a lead of 176 runs for 2nd innings.

On day 3, Sri Lanka started playing at the score of 5/2 with Dhammika Prasad (3) and Kumar Sangakkara (1) at the crease. The team lost another few wickets in quick succession until a partnership of 125 runs formed between Thirimanne and Chandimal. Dinesh Chandimal remained not out and scored 162 runs out of 169 balls. Check the scorecard below

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings Scorecard

India have been given a target of 176 runs that they need to chase within 10 wickets. They have already scored 23 runs in first 8 overs with the loss of 1 wicket

India 2nd Innings Scorecard

Possible conclusions of this match are as below
  1. If India scores 176 runs before losing 10 wickets - India Win
  2. If SL manages to get all 10 wickets of India - Sri Lanka Win
  3. If India manages to stay in the field for remaining two days, but could not reach the target score - DRAW (Unlikely)
It is Indian Independence Day tomorrow and would be great to watch Indian players play for a victory. Let's wish them best.

The conclusion of Day 3 match is that Sri Lanka is back into the game and still has a fair chance to win the match.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

India vs SL 1st Test, Day 2: Sri Lanka trail by 187 runs

India tour of Sri Lanka, 2015


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India is leading by 187 runs over Sri Lanka after the Day 2 match in the 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka. SL scored 183 runs in their first innings and India scored 375 runs in their first innings giving a trail of 192 runs. In their 2nd innings, Sri Lanka has already lost two wickets in first 4 overs and scored 5 runs.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings

Sri Lanka was not in the game from the very first day of the match. Apart from Angelo Mathews (64) and Dinesh Chandimal (59), no one could get a fifty and the first innings were limited for just 183 runs. 

Ravichandran Ashwin took 6 wickets for India. Check the Scorecard below

India 1st Innings

India were given a trail of 183 runs for the first innings. With the help of centuries from Shikhar Dhawan (134) and Virat Kohli (103), the team managed to score 375 runs before losing 10 wickets and thus, getting a lead of 192 runs.

Kaushal took 5 wickets for Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings

The 2nd innings of the team is not going any better than the first one. Sri Lanka has already lost both openers for just 5 runs in first 4 overs.


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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Michael Clarke to retire from Test cricket after Oval Test

The legendary Australian player and captain Michael Clarke has announced that he will retire at the end of the ongoing Ashes series. Australia has already lost the series against England by 1-3 on third day of the 4th Test.

Clarke was reportedly not in the mood of retiring until the Trent Bridge Test, where his team lost the match by an innings and thus, adding one more to the consecutive series loss in England.

34-year-old Clarke has been playing Test cricket for past 11 years and believes that he was physically and mentally exhausted by now and should leave when it is time. Clarke himself confirmed the news soon after his team lost their 3th Test in the ongoing series. This was Australia's first loss by an innings against England in 30 years.

"The boys have worked hard, I don't blame anyone in that change room. As a team we haven't performed as well as we needed to be beat England, and as a captain I certainly haven't led from the front."

Michael Clarke will play the final Test match of the series as Captain against England at the Oval in London. The current Ashes series has not done any good for Clarke and he is now at his all-time lowest Ashes average of 16.71. He indicated that it is time for him to move on and make place for someone better. Former England captain Michael Vaughan supported Clarke's decision saying that he was not surprised with the decision.

Clarke has scored 8605 runs in his career that include 28 centuries and 27 half centuries. A big applause for one of the best Cricket players of all-time.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

England vs Australia 4th Test, Day 3: England won by an innings and 78 runs

The Ashes, 2015


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England has won the 4th Test match of the Ashes 2015 series by an innings and 78 runs. Australia lost all 10 wickets in their second innings for 253 runs and lost the match by 78 runs. England has also won the 5-match Test series by 3-1.

Australia were at 241/7 when they started playing on Day 3. The team needed 90 more runs to avoid the innings loss, but could only score 12 more runs before it lost remaining 3 wickets. Stokes took 1 wicket while Mark Wood took remaining two wickets today.

Australia Day 3 Scorecard

England has won their third match in the ongoing Ashes series and thus, has regained the series in its name. There is one more Test match left to be played in the series that will start on 20th August.

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Friday, 7 August 2015

England vs Australia 4th Test, Day 2: Australia trail by 90 runs

The Ashes, 2015


After the end of the second day match of the 4th Test of the Ashes series 2015, Australia are still trailing by 90 runs and have already lost 7 wickets. England declared their first innings after scoring 391 runs for 9 wickets in 85.2 overs. Australian team is on the verge of losing the match by inning.

England continued their first innings on day 2 and declared the innings after 85.2 overs and scored 391 runs in total. Joe Root scored 130 runs of 176 balls. England team lost 9 wickets before they declared the innings for 391 runs with a lead of 331 runs over Australia.

England 1st Innings Scorecard

Australia was given a trail of 331 runs. In their second innings, Australian team has already scored 241 runs for 7 wickets and is still trailing by 90 runs runs. If Australia manages to cover the trail, they will avoid the innings loss. Mitchell Starc (0) and Adam Voges (48) are still batting.

Australia 2nd Innings Scorecard

Zimbabwe vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: NZ won by 38 Runs

New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 2015


New Zealand has won the 3rd ODI match against Zimbabwe by 38 runs. New Zealand, while playing first, scored 273 runs in 50 overs. Zimbabwe could only score 235 runs in 47.4 Overs and lost all 10 wickets. New Zealand has also won 3-match ODI series with 2-1. Kane Williamson has been chosen the Man of the Match and Man of the Series as well.

The third ODI match between Zimbabwe and NZ was played on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 at Harare Sports Club, Harare. Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to field. New Zealand scored 273 runs in their innings and lost 6 wickets. Kane Williamson (c) scored highest 90 runs.

Graeme Cremer took 3 wickets for Zimbabwe.

New Zealand Innings Scorecard

Zimbabwe was given a target of 274 runs. But they could only score 235 runs in 47.4 overs and lost all 10 wickets. Sean Williams (63) remained the highest scorer and Hamilton Masakadza scored 57 runs for his team.

Mitchell McClenaghan took 3 wickets for New Zealand.

Zimbabwe Innings Scorecard


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Thursday, 6 August 2015

England vs Australia 4th Test, Day 1: England lead by 214 runs

The Ashes, 2015

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The first day of the 4th Test match of the Ashes, 2015 series was as excited as it could be. Team Australia, while playing first could only score 60 runs and lost all its wickets. Stuart Broad took 8 wickets for England and gave only 15 runs in 9.3 overs. England in its first innings have already scored 274 runs by the end of first day and is leading by 214 runs.

The 4th match of the Ashes, 2015 Test series between Australia and England started on Thursday, Aug 06 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England won the toss and invited Australia to bat first and sent them back soon after. Australia team scored only 60 runs in 18.3 overs and lost all 10 wickets. Mitchell Johnson (13) remained the highest scorer for Australia.

Australia 1st Innings (batting)

England 1st Innings (bowling)

After bowling out Australian team for 60 runs, England took charge with the bat. With the help of Joe Root's ton and Jonathan Bairstow's 74 runs innings, England has scored 274 runs in 65 overs on day 1 of its first innings. Joe Root (124) and Mark Wood (2) are at crease. Mitchell Starc took 3 wickets for Australia.

England 1st Innings (batting)

Some Records created today
  1. Alastair Cook completes 2000 runs in Ashes cricket. 
  2. Stuart Broad's 8 wickets in 9.3 overs for 15 runs.
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Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Zimbabwe vs NZ, 2nd ODI: New Zealand won by 10 wkts

New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe, 2015


Zimbabwe vs NZ, 2nd ODI

New Zealand has won the second match of the 3-match ODI series against Zimbabwe by 10 wickets. The match was played on Tuesday, August 04, 2015 at Harare Sports Club, Harare. Zimbabwe, while playing first, scored 235 runs for 9 wickets. New Zealand chased down the target in 42.2 overs with all 10 wickets remaining.

Both Martin Guptill and Tom Latham have been chosen Man of the Match for their record opening stand (236*).

Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first. The team struggled throughout its innings. Only Sikandar Raza, who came at seventh place, could score a respectable 100* for his team and none other player could reach even 50 runs.

Ish Sodhi took 3 wickets for New Zealand.

Zimbabwe Innings Score Card

New Zealand was given a target of 236 runs to be chased in 50 overs. The team did not loss any wicket and scored 236 runs in 42.2 overs. Martin Guptill scored 116 runs and Tom Latham scored 110 runs. Both openers remained not out and were given joint Man of the Match reward.

New Zealand Innings Score Card