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BBC’s report today outlines how Ben Stokes has hit the fastest double century ever for an England batsman in a Test match. The 24-year-old Stokes scored 200 on just 163 balls by striking hard and often at South Africa’s bowling: his final tally of 258 runs included 26 fours and […]

Stokes strikes 258 for England





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Joey Barton, the QPR midfielder who’s likely less known for his football than for the controversies in which he’s frequently embroiled, today on Twitter (@joey7barton) sums up test cricket thus: Sitting on the bog for 12 hours until you lost the use of your legs would be more entertaining than […]

Poll: is Joey Barton right about Test cricket?


Behind Aussie captain Michael Clarke’s standout innings of 187, the visitors racked up a seemingly insurmountable margin in the third Test at Old Trafford. Australia needs this victory after dropping the first two matches and will be happy that Clarke’s bat was finally unleashed on England’s bowlers.

Video: Ashes 3rd test, day 2 – highlights


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…but it’s not enough, this time, to carry his country to victory v India. The hosts had taken a 3-1 match lead going into the final tilt, so despite Bell’s heroics in the crease, England came up short. This was Bell’s third ODI century, to go with his seventeen Test […]

Ian Bell scores 113 not out for England



This video comes up under a YouTube search for “cricket fights” (don’t ask what we were doing playing around with those search terms…) But its true focus is a remarkable catch made by Pakistan’s wicketkeeper Akmal off Aussie batsman Ricky Ponting. The reflexes are incredible as Ponting’s bat barely touches […]

Video: brilliant Akmal catch on Ricky Ponting



Goodbye, Sachin... for now.
The great Sachin Tendulkar, aged 39, has announced his retirement from one-day cricket matches to focus what remains of his career on playing Test matches for India. “I have decided to retire from the one-day format of the game,” said Tendulkar. “I feel blessed to have fulfilled the dream of […]

Sachin Tendulkar retires from one-day cricket