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UPDATE 2-Australian Sheffield Shield Scoreboard

Oct 19 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at stumps on the second day of between Queensland and South Australia on Saturday at Brisbane, Australia Queensland lead South Australia by 21 runs with 3 wickets remaining South Australia 1st innings Henry Hunt b Michael Neser 0 Jake Weatherald lbw Michael Neser 25 Jake Lehmann c Cameron Gannon b Michael Neser 0 Travis Head c Bryce Street b Cameron Gannon 0 Tom Co

19 Oct 2019 1:30 pm
UPDATE 1-Cricket-Rabada wrecks top order, India 71-3 at lunch

* Klaasen and Linde make test debut for South Africa (Updates at lunch)

19 Oct 2019 11:48 am
Cricket-India opt to bat against rejigged South Africa in Ranchi

India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and unsurprisingly opted to bat in the third and final test against South Africa on Saturday as the hosts chase a series sweep in Ranchi.

19 Oct 2019 9:28 am
UPDATE 4-Sheffield Shield Standings

Oct 18 (OPTA) - Standings of the Sheffield Shield on Friday P W L T BBat BBowl Ded PTS Queensland 10 6 1 3 7.40 8.60 0 55 Tasmania 10 5 3 2 5.85 9.70 0 47.55 Victoria 10 3 2 5 8.11 8.80 0 39.91 Western Australia 10 3 5 2 8.19 8.90 0 37.09 New South Wales 10 3 5 2 6.47 7.90 0 34.37 South Australia 10 2 6 2 7.04 8.00 0 29.04 Note: Ded-Deductions; BBat-Batting bonu

18 Oct 2019 3:51 pm
Australian Sheffield Shield Scoreboard

Oct 18 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day of between Queensland and South Australia on Friday at Brisbane, Australia Queensland trail South Australia by 151 runs with 7 wickets remaining South Australia 1st innings Henry Hunt b Michael Neser 0 Jake Weatherald lbw Michael Neser 25 Jake Lehmann c Cameron Gannon b Michael Neser 0 Travis Head c Bryce Street b Cameron Gannon 0 Tom Coo

18 Oct 2019 3:40 pm
Cricket-South Africa skipper seeks fighting response from battered team

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is hoping for a fighting reaction from his beleaguered team as they go into the final test against India at Ranchi on Saturday seeking to avoid a series whitewash.

18 Oct 2019 3:36 pm
Cricket-Pakistan axe Sarfaraz, name Azhar as test captain

Pakistan have sacked Sarfaraz Ahmed as their captain across all formats, naming Azhar Ali on Friday as the new test skipper and putting Babar Azam in charge of the Twenty20 squad.

18 Oct 2019 2:17 pm
Cricket-India can emulate world-beating sides of past, says Lara

While traditionally formidable on home soil, India's cricket teams have been known to struggle on their travels but West Indies batting great Brian Lara has said the current side are a force to be reckoned with anywhere in the world.

18 Oct 2019 10:50 am
Cricket-SAfrica's Markram to miss final test with wrist injury

South Africa opener Aiden Markram will miss the third and final test against India due to a wrist injury after he lashed out in frustration at his own performance in the previous match in Pune, the tourists said on Thursday.

17 Oct 2019 1:58 pm
Cricket-Kohli's India need to win big tournaments, says Ganguly

India's Virat Kohli is captaining an enormously talented team, but the players need to adjust their mentality to win big tournaments, having failed in the last seven, ex-captain Sourav Ganguly said as he prepares to head the national cricket board.

17 Oct 2019 11:36 am
Cricket-UAE trio charged under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was among three national team players provisionally suspended on Wednesday after being charged under the International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption code.

16 Oct 2019 7:53 pm
Cricket-Smith, Gayle among most expensive players in 'The Hundred' draft

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced Australian duo Steve Smith and David Warner and West Indies opener Chris Gayle are among the most expensive players listed in Sunday's draft for the new domestic tournament The Hundred.

16 Oct 2019 10:59 am
Cricket-Tendulkar, Lara to play T20 tournament in India

Batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara are among former cricketers who will return to the field for the Road Safety World Series in India next year.

15 Oct 2019 4:47 pm
Cricket-Australia's Marsh breaks his hand punching wall

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh broke his hand punching a dressing-room wall in frustration during a Sheffield Shield match and could be out of action for six weeks.

15 Oct 2019 4:22 pm
Cricket-Australia's women to receive same prize money as men at T20 World Cup

Cricket Australia (CA) has said it will ensure its women's team earn the same prize money as men's squads at the Twenty20 World Cup by topping up the winnings paid out by the sport's world governing body.

15 Oct 2019 1:07 pm
Cricket-West Indies reappoint Simmons as coach

Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of the West Indies for a second spell on a four-year deal, the country's cricket board (CWI) has said.

15 Oct 2019 9:17 am
Cricket-ICC lifts suspensions on Zimbabwe and Nepal

Zimbabwe was reinstated as a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, nearly three months after its cricket board was suspended for government interference.

14 Oct 2019 9:42 pm
Cricket-Former captain Ganguly set to become India board chief

Former captain Sourav Ganguly is set to take charge as the head of India's cricket board this month, completing his transition from star player to a top administrator.

14 Oct 2019 4:32 pm
Cricket-'Superman' Saha silences doubters with superior glovework

Wriddhiman Saha's return to the Indian test side after a long injury-forced absence raised more than a few eyebrows but the wicketkeeper has silenced the doubters with his superlative glovework in the ongoing home series against South Africa.

14 Oct 2019 2:33 pm
UPDATE 3-Australian Sheffield Shield Scoreboard

Oct 14 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Queensland and New South Wales on Saturday at Brisbane, Australia New South Wales win by 5 wickets Queensland 1st innings Matthew Renshaw c Steven Smith b Trent Copeland 19 Joe Burns lbw Sean Abbott 13 Usman Khawaja lbw Harry Conway 1 Marnus Labuschagne lbw Harry Conway 69 Charlie Hemphrey c Trent

14 Oct 2019 10:15 am