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    India declared on 622 for 7. This time, the Aussie Openers survived 'till the close, putting on 24.


      Great ODI in Mt Maunganui. NZ won the toss, batted and scored 319.

      Sri Lanka were 128 for 7 after 27 overs but Perera really shook things up. SL were 270 for nine with five overs left. Perera hit four sixes in the next over before being caught with 3.4 overs left and the score on 298.

      He scored 140 off 74 balls. Of the 170 runs scored after the seventh wicket fell, he scored 139.

      NZ won by 21 runs and lead the three-match series 2-0.

      In Sydney, Australia are 236 for 6, 386 behind after three days.

      In Newlands, South Africa are 408 for 9, 231 ahead on the third morning.


        In Newlands, Pakistan managed to make SA bat again but were all out with the last ball of the third day, 40 ahead.

        SA rattled off the required runs for one wicket to win by nine wickets.

        In Sydney, Australia were all out for 300, 322 behind.

        They were asked to have another go and were 6 without loss at the close. One day left. It's looking draw-ish to me.

        EDIT No play was possible on the last day due to rain.

        Last edited by Piquet; 12th-January-2019, 22:48.


          South Africa won the toss, yesterday, batted and were all out for 262. In reply Pakistan were 17 for two at the close.

          They were all out for 185 and had South Africa on 45 for 4 at one stage.

          SA have recovered to 135 for 5 at Stumps, 212 ahead.


            South Africa were all out for 303 setting Pakistan 381. They were all out for 273 to lose by 107.

            South Africa sweep the series 3-0.


              Wednesday went well for England in Barbados.

              The West Indies won the toss, batted and were 267 for 8 at the close.

              England's good work continued yesterday, for a while. The WI were all out for 289.

              The wheels fell off, however and England didn't even reach the "save the Follow On" target, being all out for 77.

              They were not asked to go again and the West Indies were 127 for 6 at the close 339 ahead with three days to play

              18 wickets fell yesterday.


                The West Indies are 237 for six at lunch. If they were to declare now, England would have eight sessions in which to score 450 for the win.


                  WI declared to give their bowlers an hour or so at England before the close.

                  They are 35 without loss at the moment chasing 628 with two more days left.


                    Is it hurricane season ?
                    Englands only way out


                      England's two achievements:

                      Reaching the Close without loss (56 scored).

                      Reducing the runs required below 600 (572)

                      Two full days left. If they do it, and I don't expect them to, it will set a new record by a massive margin.

                      EDIT The highest score by a team in the fourth innings is 654 for 6 by England chasing 696 in South Africa 1939. It was a "Timeless Test" and England had to catch the Ship home.

                      ​​​​​​The highest winning Fourth Innings total is 418 for 7 by the West Indies v Australia in 2003.

                      Last edited by Piquet; 26th-January-2019, 11:00.


                        Is this pointing to a resurgent West Indies or is this just s blip?

                        Someone said to me a while back that basketball had become a major draw for players who would formerly be cricketers?

                        Originally Posted by mr chips
                        AG gets the responses he does because he is a journalist..


                          England were all out for 246 to lose by 381.


                            Always great to see an England collapse, they never keep you waiting long ha ha. But sad the decline in WI cricket, hard to fathom how the yuff abandoned glory for other sports, basketball etc. Not impressive.
                            BTW, some miracle close fielder catches by the WIs.


                              Originally posted by AdolphusGrigson View Post
                              Is this pointing to a resurgent West Indies or is this just s blip?

                              Someone said to me a while back that basketball had become a major draw for players who would formerly be cricketers?
                              A blip. On an indifferent day can lose to anybody. Never a good sign when you see young players who've done little, plastered in bling


                                West Indies won the toss and asked England to bat.

                                England lost wickets regularly, were 78 for 4 at Lunch and are 115 for 6. The current stand is their longest of the match so far.