Essequibo crowned Jaguars League 50-Over Champions

Despite losing their final match against a spirited West Berbice side by 115 runs, Essequibo’s near-perfect run this tournament has seen the men from the Cinderella County being crowned champs of the 50-Over League. The new champions celebrate their victory Their final match, in which Essequibo faced West Berbice, took place at Bush Lot. Essequibo…

Short’s whirlwind 257 stuns Queensland

Of the 387 Western Australia scored before their innings was wrapped up prematurely in 47 overs, 257 came off D’Arcy Short’s bat. Laced with as many as 23 hits into the stands – an all time record in one-day cricket, and another 15 boundaries, Short ended up registering the third highest List A score. Only…

Marsh, Hazlewood elected Test deputies to Paine

Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine now has joint lieutenants in Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood, at the end of a formal examination of the vice-captaincy that sought to avoid the continuation of a long pattern of failed leadership duos that included the banned Steven Smith and David Warner. While Hazlewood has been a consistent member of the Test team…

Messi hat-trick fires Barca to victory over PSV

Lionel Messi scored his 48th career hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group game. Barca’s captain curled home a stunning free-kick to open the scoring before Luis Suarez’s clever 20-yard lob hit the crossbar. The impressive Ousmane Dembele spun to lose two defenders and blasted home Barcelona’s second…

Late Firmino strike gives Liverpool 3-2 win over PSG

Roberto Firmino’s injury-time winner gave Liverpool a dramatic victory over Paris St-Germain in their opening Champions League Group C game at Anfield. Firmino was only fit enough to be on the bench after suffering an eye injury in Liverpool’s victory at Tottenham on Saturday – but he emerged on 72 minutes to secure a win that manager…

Five CPL 2018 performers who could break into other T20 leagues

Fast bowlers with variations and six-hitters have always attracted attention in T20 cricket. ESPNcricinfo lists out five such CPL 2018 performers who could be in the lens of various other T20 leagues. Ali Khan (Trinbago Knight Riders) He was nicknamed ‘The yorker machine’ by his USA team-mates for his ability to consistently hit the blockhole at…