Allround Stokes stars in Durham’s huge win

T20 BLAST Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sat, 21 Jul, 2018, 04:20 AM Stokes made 43 in the chase after picking up four wickets initially. © Getty North Group Durham vs Worcestershire In a mother of one-sided battles, Durham thrashed Worcestershire, thanks primarily to their England returnee, Ben Stokes. He triggered a collapse with the ball, using the bowler-friendly conditions at Chester-le-Street. Moeen Ali’s decision to open the batting didn’t last long either and the inexperience in the middle-order was found wanting. Travis Head (40 off 37 balls) tried building the…

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Liam Livingstone outdoes Joe Root as Lancashire clinch last-ball Roses win

Lancashire 176 for 2 (Livingstone 79, Lilley 42*, Clark 36*) beat Yorkshire 175 for 4 (Lyth 60, Root 51*) by one runScorecard On evenings such as this it is perhaps worth remembering that Liam Livingstone esteems his red-ball cricket above the shorter formats. Certainly as his six sixes sailed into the stands at Emirates Old Trafford the majority of the 22,515 spectators would have found that preference difficult to credit. Then again, they probably didn’t care. All that mattered to Lancashire Lightning’s fans was that Livingstone’s 37-ball 79 was taking…

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Fuller’s six pack can’t deflect Hampshire from first win

Hampshire 184 (Munro 63, Fuller 6-28) beat Middlesex 163 for 9 (Munro 2-20) by 21 runsScorecard Hampshire cruised to the first win of their T20 Blast campaign by putting struggling Middlesex to the sword at the Ageas Bowl thanks to Colin Munro‘s all-round heroics. Munro’s 40-ball 63 put Hampshire on course for a score well over 200, before an unlikely six-wicket haul from James Fuller pegged them back to 184. Fuller logged the best figures by a Middlesex bowler in the history of the Blast as he became only the…

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Dumoulin misses Alpe d’Huez win but remains Team Sky’s main Tour de France threat

Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) may have missed out on a stage win atop Alpe d”Huez on stage 12 of the Tour de France but the Dutchman solidified his position as Team Sky’s main threat in the overall standings. Related Articles Dumoulin finished second to stage winner and yellow jersey Geraint Thomas on the mountain but put several seconds in Chris Froome, who faded in the sprint and slipped to fourth. As the race leaves the Alps after three days of relentless racing, and with time bonus factored in, Thomas leads…

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MacLeod ton seals easy win for Derbyshire

T20 BLAST 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Fri, 20 Jul, 2018, 02:25 AM MacLeod made 104 off 61 balls. © Getty Northamptonshire vs Derbyshire, Northampton Calum MacLeod hit the headlines once again after smashing a century to help Derbyshire seal a comfortable 31-run win over Northamptonshire in the T20 Blast. MacLeod was on the march right from the start and added 62 for the opening wicket with Billy Godleman before joining forces with Wayne Madsen to blow the home side away with a century stand. The Scottish batsman reached his…

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Tour de France: Geraint Thomas on cloud nine after historic Alpe d’Huez win

Same result, same post-stage script but if Geraint Thomas keeps up this level of performance it might be his erstwhile leader Chris Froome (Team Sky) who is asked those tricky questions surrounding leadership status. After an electric stage 12 at the Tour de France, finishing at Alpe d’Huez, Thomas has taken his second stage victory and put yet more time into Froome. Related Articles Back-to-back stage wins in the Alps for Thomas puts him 1:39 ahead of the defending champion, with Tom Dumoulin a further 11 seconds adrift, and although Thomas…

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Ollie Robinson’s late burst propels Sussex to tense win

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Thu, 19 Jul, 2018, 11:22 PM Ollie Robinson took 4 for 49 in Sussex’s victory. © Getty Despite James Bracey (87) and Gareth Roderick’s 138-run stand for the fifth wicket, Gloucestershire slid to a hard-fought 28-run loss in their Division 2 game versus Sussex, on Thursday (July 19). The West County side could muster 247 in pursuit of 276. After a frenetic third day where 14 wickets fell, Gloucestershire resumed their second innings at 30 for 2. Jofra Archer and Ollie Robinson, the…

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Sri Lanka expect to win Test series against South Africa without captain and coach

By: AP | Published: July 19, 2018 10:56:07 pm Sri Lankan cricket team members leave the field after defeating South Africa by 278 runs in their first Test. (Source: AP) Still no captain and coach. Sri Lanka still expect to win, though. Rangana Herath doesn’t believe their ongoing absence will prevent Sri Lanka from completing an historic series victory against South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club in the second and final Test from Friday. Even without suspended captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha, and manager Asanka Gurusinha, Sri Lanka crushed…

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Lions complete big win as Test members endure contrasting fortunes

INDIA A IN ENGLAND, 2018 Apart from Pant, the rest of the batters didn’t offer resistance. © Getty England Lions completed a strong 253-run win against India A to offer their full national sides comfort and questions, respectively, ahead of the Test series. The day began with India A three down and needing an unlikely 411 for victory, but the opportunity for time in the middle was there to be taken. Three-and-a-half hours after the start, the game was up. The hosts managed to garner more from the last four…

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Adam Finch claims eight-wicket haul as England U-19s fight back to win

England U-19s 133 (Molefe 3-33) and 170 for 6 beat South Africa U-19s 209 (Qeshile 47, de Klerk 47, Finch 4-47) and 90 (Finch 4-22)Scorecard England Under-19s produced a brilliant performance to clinch their series against South Africa by winning the second unofficial Test by four wickets at Emirates Riverside. The home side were bowled out for 133 in their first innings, trailing the Proteas by a sizable margin. However, the bowlers responded as Adam Finch led the way with four wickets, while Jack Plom and Sam Connors struck twice…

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