Two bowlers have taken four wickets in four balls in men's T20I, both of them in 2019. First to do it was Rashid Khan, for Afghanistan against Ireland in Dehradun in February last year, and he was followed in September by Lasith Malinga, for Sri Lanka against New Zealand in Pallekele. Malinga has also achieved this feat in one-day internationals - against South Africa in Providence (Guyana) during the 2007 World Cup. … [Read more...] about Who has top-scored in the most Test innings for England?
Lowest total in test innings
Nothing but a win like that could, perhaps, give the Zouks the much-needed confidence to go up against the Trinbago Knight Riders in the final, who are unbeaten in the competition so far. After winning all their 10 group stage game, they annihilated the Jamaica Tallawahs by nine wickets in the semifinal to make yet another final appearance. In their first CPL final ever, up against three-time champions, can the Zouks halt the Knight Riders' juggernaut - a winning streak which has now stretched to 11? … [Read more...] about St Lucia Zouks reach summit clash with crushing win
Where they need to improve Only five teams kept fewer clean sheets than Everton's nine last season while the spotlight will once more be on Jordan Pickford as England's No 1 following a spate of individual errors, not all of which cost his side last term. Furthermore, only Norwich (18) conceded more goals from set pieces that Everton's 16, excluding penalties. … [Read more...] about Everton 2020/21: Carlo Ancelotti seeks to get biggest project off the ground
FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintManpreet Gony, Sudeep Tyagi, Mohit Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Shadab Jakati... and Deepak Chahar. Chahar has become the latest uncapped Indian bowler to deliver for Chennai Super Kings. While Gony, Tyagi, Mohit, Pandey and Jakati were all unknown names before their stints with Super Kings, Chahar shot to prominence in 2010, after bagging 8 for 10 on Ranji Trophy debut to bundle out Hyderabad for 21 - the lowest total in Indian domestic cricket - at just 18 years of age. In his first Ranji season, he carried Rajasthan to their first title with 30 wickets at 19.63. He was subsequently signed by Rajasthan Royals in 2011, but a spate of injuries and illnesses saw him fade away. … [Read more...] about Deepak Chahar’s journey from false dawns to late sunshine
Pat Cummins was supreme from the outset - just as he had been with the bat in the midst of the Archer onslaught - skilfully exposing everything we already knew about England's batting frailties to ensure that another fretful innings panned out in a near-identical fashion to the first: two early wickets in Jason Roy and the hapless Joe Root, two half-formed repair jobs from Joe Denly and Rory Burns, and two more against-type survival grinds from Stokes and Buttler, albeit with their places in the order rightfully switched this time round. … [Read more...] about Madness of Test cricket sets up compelling finish to Lord’s drama