Afridi hat-trick, Hales blinder light up T10 League’s opening day

Kerala Kings won the first match of the T10 League against the Bengal Tigers, but the opening night of the new tournament belonged to Pakhtoons’Shahid Afridi. He took a hat-trick with the first three balls he bowled in the format as his franchise beat a Maratha Arabians side captained by Virender Sehwag by 25 runs. Sehwag was the third victim of Afridi’s hat-trick, trapped…

Jonny Bairstow will ‘take matters further’ if sledging ‘crosses the line’

England’s Jonny Bairstow says he will “take matters further” if Australia’s sledging in the Ashes “crossed the line” again. Wicketkeeper Bairstow, 28, said he was targeted during the first Test in Brisbane but did not reveal the nature of the words directed towards him. He did say they were not related to the ‘headbutt’ incident between him…