Cricket

It’s a goddamn beast of a shot. Dale Steyn is steaming in; he’s already been flicked for six. Steyn doesn’t like batsmen when they’re playing and missing, who knows what vicious thoughts are going through his brain after the six. He goes fast at the body, but the body moves back, and slaps – more
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The reality check the four-day Test gave Zimbabwe has already been analysed and the converse must be asked. Did South Africa really benefit from dominating an inferior opposition a week before the biggest series they have played in six months? Logic would say no, because South Africa’s previous assignment was a walkover against Bangladesh more
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Lunch Australia 327 and 2 for 70 (Warner 28*, Smith 4*) trail England 491 (Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56, Cummins 4-117) by 94 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Alastair Cook became the highest scorer ever to carry his bat in Test cricket before England further strengthened their position by claiming two wickets before lunch on
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Big picture After playing 266 Ranji Trophy matches, spanning five decades, Vidarbha finally have a crack at the title. Standing in their way is a resolute Delhi side, which has buried the ghosts of the last two seasons and is gunning to become eight-time champions. Vidarbha have faced Delhi only five times in all, and
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