MALAHIDE, Ireland (AP) — Deepak Hooda smashed an unbeaten 47 off 29 balls as India eased to a seven-wicket victory in the rain-hit first Twenty20 international against Ireland on Sunday.
The opener hit six fours and two sixes in Malahide to help carry the tourists past their 109-run target to 111-3 in 9.2 overs.
LEEDS, England (AP) — England moved closer to a series sweep after reaching stumps at 183-2 in its second innings on Sunday, needing 113 more runs against New Zealand with one day left in the third and final test.
LEEDS, England (AP) — One of the most bizarre dismissals in cricket history was followed by an all-too-familiar counterattack by Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell as New Zealand eked out 225-5 on day one of the third test against England on Thursday.
LEEDS, England (AP) — The Overton twins did get to play test cricket together for England, after all.
Even if it was only for a few minutes.
Jamie Overton made his debut for England in the third test against New Zealand at Headingley on Thursday after being picked ahead of his twin Craig, who was also in the squad.
AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (AP) — Jason Roy struck 101 and Jos Buttler smashed 64-ball 86 as England chased down a target of 245 with 119 balls to spare to win the third one-day international against the Netherlands and clinch the series 3-0 on Wednesday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Yasir Shah will return to test cricket following almost a year's absence after Pakistan named the leg-spinner in an 18-strong squad for next month’s two-match series in Sri Lanka.
Shah has struggled with his fitness since featuring against the West Indies last year.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Jamie Overton will make his debut for England in the third and final cricket test against New Zealand starting Thursday after fellow fast bowler Jimmy Anderson was ruled out because of an ankle injury.
Craig Overton vividly remembers those childhood summers with twin brother Jamie, spending entire days at the local cricket club where their father played.
Sometimes they’d mess around in the nets for seven to eight hours.
AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (AP) — Two days after smashing a world-record score, England wasn't so comfortable in a six-wicket victory over the Netherlands in a rain-affected second one-day international on Sunday that clinched the three-match series with a game to spare.
AMSTELVEEN, Netherlands (AP) — England broke its own world record for the highest total in one-day international cricket by smashing 498-4 to set up a 232-run win over the Netherlands on Friday.
Jos Buttler led the barrage with a typically extravagant 162 not out off only 70 balls.
LONDON (AP) — There are twins in England’s cricket squad for the final test of the series against New Zealand.
Jamie Overton was called up on Thursday, joining Craig — the older brother by three minutes — in a 14-man party for the match at Headingley starting on June 23.
NORTH SOUND, Antigua (AP) — West Indies won the toss and made Bangladesh bat first in the first test on Thursday at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
The home side is debuting left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai, who has played one Twenty20 for West Indies.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Veteran fast bowler Kemar Roach is a late addition to the West Indies squad for the first cricket test against Bangladesh after overcoming a hamstring injury.
Cricket West Indies on Wednesday said Roach had made a full recovery from the injury sustained while playing for Surrey in the English county championship.
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. media giant Walt Disney and India’s Reliance Industries have won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League for more than $6 billion, making the Twenty20 cricket competition one of the most lucrative sports leagues in the world in terms of cost per game.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Afghanistan won the final Twenty20 against Zimbabwe by 35 runs on Tuesday to complete a clean sweep of all six limited-overs games on its tour.
Afghanistan added a 3-0 T20 series win to its 3-0 victory in the one-day internationals.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Joe Root and Ollie Pope made centuries Sunday to help England move to 473-5 and within sight of New Zealand's vast first-innings total of 553 on Day 3 of a second test that has turned into a batter's paradise at Trent Bridge.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Daryl Mitchell followed up a career-best test knock of 190 by dropping two catches at slip in England's reply on a bittersweet Day 2 for the New Zealand batter in the second test on Saturday.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the second test against England starting Friday at Trent Bridge.
Williamson tested positive on the eve of the match after experiencing minor symptoms.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Afghanistan's cricketers completed a 3-0 one-day series whitewash over Zimbabwe after leg-spinner Rashid Khan starred in a four-wicket win on Thursday.
Man of the match Khan picked up 3-31 as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 135 in 44.5 overs.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — England captain Ben Stokes allayed concerns about his fitness after he was selected in an unchanged team for the second cricket test against New Zealand starting on Friday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan paceman Mohammad Hasnain’s bowling action has been cleared and he can resume bowling in all forms of cricket.
Hasnain was suspended from bowling in international cricket in February after his technique was suspected during the Big Bash League in Australia, where he represented Sydney Thunder.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Uncapped Devon Thomas, Gudakesh Motie and Anderson Phillip have been included in a 12-player West Indies squad for the first cricket test against Bangladesh starting June 16.
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Captain Babar Azam’s record-breaking 17th ODI hundred powered Pakistan to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in sweltering heat on Wednesday.
Babar’s 103 off 107 balls — his fourth century in the last five one-day internationals — carried Pakistan to 306-5 with four balls to spare for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Intensive heat will test the fitness of players when Pakistan hosts the West Indies in the three-match limited-overs international series starting Wednesday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had to relocate the series to Multan from Rawalpindi last week because of the uncertain political situation in the country.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Rahmat Shah hit 94 and Mohammad Nabi took four wickets as Afghanistan beat host Zimbabwe by 60 runs in the first of three one-day internationals on Saturday.
Afghanistan hasn’t lost an ODI series against the Zimbabweans in five contests since the first meeting in 2014, and underlined its status as series favorite with a dominant performance at Harare Sports Club.
LONDON (AP) — An unbeaten stand of 180 between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell put New Zealand in control against England after two days of the first test at Lord’s on Friday.
Coming together with their side at 56-4 — just 47 runs ahead — Mitchell and Blundell moved the Black Caps 227 runs ahead by stumps.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II once asked why the New Zealand men's cricket team had picked a 17-year-old for the starting lineup.
“Is this a case of absolute confidence or sheer desperation?” the British monarch wondered, Don McKinnon recalled Friday.
LONDON (AP) — England began the Ben Stokes era with a chaotic day of cricket Lord’s, with 17 wickets tumbling Thursday on a frantic start to the first test against New Zealand.
Led for the first time by the captain-coach pairing of Stokes and Brendon McCullum, with new director of cricket Rob Key also watching on, England looked to be putting a string of poor results behind them with a rousing bowling display on day one at the home of cricket.
There will be a new fast bowler to go with a new captain and new coach when English cricket's test team launches its new era on Thursday.
Matthew Potts, a 23-year-old paceman, will make his international debut in any format after being selected in the team to play New Zealand at Lord's in the first test of a three-match series.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — New head coach Andrew McDonald will miss the start of Australia’s cricket tour to Sri Lanka after testing positive for COVID-19.
McDonald had the job on an interim basis for a tour of Pakistan in March but this will be his first series since being appointed full-time to the role.
LONDON (AP) — England must produce a brand of cricket to excite supporters, fast bowler Stuart Broad said Tuesday, with the team’s first test match under new leadership failing to sell out any of its opening four days at Lord’s.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board has shifted next month’s ODI series against the West Indies from Rawalpindi to Multan in the wake of expected protest rallies planned by opposition politicians.
There was a distinct New Zealand flavor to the new era for English cricket that was launched at Lord’s on Monday.
Brendon McCullum took his first training session as coach of the men’s test team that will be captained for the first time by Ben Stokes in England’s opening match of its international summer, starting Thursday.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia is preparing for its busiest international cricket season on record with the men’s national team scheduled to play 22 matches across three formats as well as the Twenty20 World Cup in the southern summer of 2022-23.
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Jos Buttler’s record-equaling fourth century in this Indian Premier League lifted Rajasthan Royals to their first final with a thumping seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka crushed Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the second cricket test to win the series 1-0 after the host team collapsed from 156-5 to 169 all out in its second innings on Friday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Resolute batting at the top of the order helped put Sri Lanka in a comfortable position on the rain-interrupted third day of the second cricket test against Bangladesh on Wednesday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 175 helped Bangladesh move into a strong position in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday despite a fightback led by visiting captain Dimuth Karunaratne late on Day 2.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has been appointed as an assistant coach of the Australian men’s cricket team.
Vettori, who played against Australia in 19 of his 113 tests for New Zealand, has coaching experience in the Indian Premier League, in Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash competition, and in England and the Caribbean.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Sri Lanka batter Kusal Mendis was taken to a hospital with chest pains during the opening day of the second test against Bangladesh on Monday, although tests ruled out any major medical issues.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has dropped leg-spinner Usman Qadir and hard-hitting batters Asif Ali and Haider Ali for next month’s limited-overs international series against the West Indies.
“Usman, Asif and Haider remain in our plans for the shortest format as we have a series of T20s lined up this year, including the T20 World Cup,” chief selector Mohammad Wasim said in a statement on Monday.
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Punjab Kings notched a consolation five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last Indian Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Liam Livingstone smashed an unbeaten 49 off 22 balls and was dropped twice as Punjab raced to 160-5 with almost five overs to spare.
HOVE, England (AP) — Three members of New Zealand's cricket team tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday shortly before a warmup match against Sussex.
Fastbowler Blair Tickner, batter Henry Nicholls and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen began five days of isolation in their hotel rooms, the team said.
LONDON (AP) — Jofra Archer will miss the entire summer of international cricket for England after being diagnosed with a stress fracture to the lower back, prolonging the fast bowler's injury woe that has seen him sidelined for the past year.
LONDON (AP) — Veteran fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were recalled to the England test squad on Wednesday under new captain Ben Stokes.
Anderson and Broad were dropped for the tour of the West Indies earlier this year, which followed a stinging 4-0 Ashes loss in Australia.
South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza was suspended for nine months by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday after admitting taking the banned diuretic Furosemide.
Hamza's ban was backdated to March 22, the date he was provisionally suspended.
CHATTOGRAM, Bangladesh (AP) — Opener Tamim Iqbal's first century against Sri Lanka put Bangladesh in charge of the first test after three days on Tuesday.
Bangladesh was 318-3, only 79 runs behind Sri Lanka's 397.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa gave 21-year-old batter Tristan Stubbs his first call-up to the national squad Tuesday for a five-game Twenty20 series in India next month.
Teenager Dewald Brevis, who made his Indian Premier League debut with Mumbai Indians this year and is viewed as a future star, wasn't selected though.
LONDON (AP) — A turbulent period for English cricket saw another high-profile departure among its leadership on Tuesday when chief executive Tom Harrison announced he will be stepping down.
Since the turn of the year, the men's test captain, head coach, director of cricket and now the CEO have all left their roles as the England and Wales Cricket Board launches a so-called “red-ball reset” amid troubling times for the test team.