Amla, Elgar give South Africa 1-0 lead

One team has had a reputation of defending small totals, the other has had a reputation of choking but in the end, nothing dramatic unfolded as South Africa chased down 149 with relative ease to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. Pakistan caused some concerns early on after getting rid of Aiden…

Lyon, Hazlewood leave India in agony

It could very well have been two entirely different Tests, on two entirely different pitches. Australia and India played out an action-packed penultimate day of the Perth Test, with the hosts going back with the advantage, reducing India, chasing a daunting 287 to win, to 112 for 5 at Stumps. Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood…

Rovman Powell to lead West Indies in ODIs in Bangladesh

In the absence of the injured Jason Holder, allrounder Rovman Powell will lead West Indies in their ODI leg of the ongoing Bangladesh tour. Batsman Darren Bravo, who had last played an ODI more than two years ago, returned to the squad, as did T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite and offspin-bowling allrounder Roston Chase. “In the absence of captain Jason Holder, the panel believes…

Shadman, Shakib give Bangladesh early control

Shadman Islam starred on the opening day of the second Test, scoring a half-century on debut, as Bangladesh ended the day strongly, on 259 for 5. Although the 23-year-old left-hander missed out on a century, he was instrumental in stitching partnerships with the top and middle order to help Bangladesh keep a firm grip on proceedings…

Pragmatic Bishoo keeps motoring along

Tragedy struck the Bishoo family in 1994 when Mohanlal passed away, which left the young Devendra, aged eight at that time, without any knowledge or direction about life. The cricketing genome had been ingrained very early in his life by his father, who took him out onto the streets of Albion in the Berbice county…