Archer has made a massive impact: Root
London, Aug 19 : England captain Joe Root was all praise for debutant pacer Jofra Archer after the drawn second Ashes Test at Lord's. Archer took five wickets accross the two innings and bowled hostile spells which most notably helped England stop the marauding Steve Smith.
Smith hopes to be 100pc fit for Headingley Test
London, Aug 19 : Premier Australia batsman Steve Smith, who could not be part of the final day proceedings of the second drawn Test at Lord's following a concussion, is hoping to regain full fitness before the third Ashes game beginning Thursday.
Ishant, Umesh help India continue dominance in tour game
Antigua, Aug 19 : After Cheteshwar Pujara, it was the turn of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav to announce their return to Test cricket after a long hiatus as both picked up three wickets each to bundle out West Indies A for 181 before India extended their lead to 200 runs at stumps on Day 2 in the three-day practice match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Ashes: Australia cling on to draw despite Archer, Leach heroics
London, Aug 19 : The exceptionally talented Jofra Archer and left-arm spinner Jack Leach gave Australia a real scare before Travis Head and Pat Cummins held on to a draw in the high-octane clash, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussion on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's here on Sunday. Full Story
Ashes has kept Test cricket alive: Ganguly
New Delhi, Aug 19 : Former Indian skipper seems to be mighty impressed with the standard of cricket being played in the ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia which has so far seen nervy battle between the arch-rivals.
Ashes: Second Test match ends in a draw
London , Aug 19 : Both Australia and England were not able to favour a result on day five of the second Test in the ongoing Ashes and as a result, the match ended up as a draw at Lord's Cricket Ground. Full Story
Ashes: Stokes, Archer push England for win, Aus 46/2 at tea
London, Aug 18 : Ben Stokes hit a brilliant unbeaten hundred to put England in a strong position and set Australia a target of 267 before Jofra Archer reduced the tourists to 46/2 at tea and fuel the team's hopes of a improbable victory, after Steve Smith was ruled out with concussionm on Day 5 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday.
Ashes: Jofra Archer and return of the disconcerting bouncer
London, Aug 18 : Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's which knocked Australia's batting mainstay Steve Smith to the ground on Day 4, and get ruled out on Sunday due to concussion, reminded many of the disconcerting bouncer which used to be a quick's main weapon to scare batsmen in Test cricket.
Labuschagne becomes 1st 'concussion substitute' in Test history
London, Aug 18 : Australia's top order batsman Marnus Labuschagne on Sunday became the first like-for-like substitute in the 142-year history of Test cricket after Steve Smith was ruled out of the remainder of the second Ashes Test in Lord's after being diagnosed with concussion caused by a blow to his neck from England seamer Jofra Archer on Day 4 on Saturday.
DDCA to name Kotla stand after Virat Kohli
New Delhi, Aug 18 : Celebrating his achievements in international cricket, the Delhi and District Cricket Association on Sunday decided to name one stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium after India skipper Virat Kohli.
ACB suspends Mohammad Shahzad for one year
Kabul , Aug 18 : Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad will not be allowed to play any form of cricket for a period of one year as the wicket-keeper batsman has been suspended by Afghanistan Cricket Board's (ACB) Discipline Committee for violating ACB's disciplinary rules. Full Story