‘Bazball’ is redefining test cricket, with England playing in a way we never thought possible

Soon after England treated a target of 378 with a cruelty that bordered on contempt, it became clear that their toughest challenge in the coming months might be finding new ways to explain one of the most surprising twists in all of the sport. On June 1, they won a Test of 17 and became, … Read more

England v India – Day 5 LIVE: Scores and updates from Edgbaston as Test 5 draws to a close

There’s still, Joe Root said after that record-breaking, extraordinary but ridiculously easy chase, the Yorkshireman inside me saying ‘stay behind the ball, play straight’. But then, he added, the captain is on my other shoulder saying ‘be a rock star’. First England were the great artists. Now Ben Stokes wants them to be rock stars. … Read more

scores and updates as Bairstow and Root Chase recall fifth test victory

Plenty was written about England’s exciting red ball renaissance already this summer, but if Brendon McCullum’s team manages to pull off a record-breaking chase in a packed Edgbaston today, the superlatives about ‘Bazball’ will begin to dry up. Joe Root and the imperious Jonny Bairstow led the chase superbly on Monday night after a flurry … Read more

New Zealand cricketers agree to ‘groundbreaking’ new deal with significant pay increase for women

New Zealand cricketers have signed a groundbreaking new agreement that will see male and female cricketers receive the same match fees across all formats and competitions. Key points: Under the new five-year deal, New Zealand cricketers will receive 29.75% of all NZ Cricket revenue, including same-sex game payouts. This will see the highest paid female … Read more

NASSER HUSSAIN: Alex Lees’ Transformation Under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum Was Amazing

NASSER HUSSAIN: Alex Lees’ transformation under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum was incredible… his mindset changed more than anyone else under the new regime Alex Lees has been a different player since England’s leadership change He starred at No. 1 on day four against India as the hosts began a record-breaking chase. Lees and Zak … Read more

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put England on the brink of famous final test victory over India with record chase in sight | cricket news

Use Chrome Browser for a More Affordable Video Player England catch Rishabh Pant’s wicket as his reverse sweep lands right in Joe Root’s hands on the slide. England catch Rishabh Pant’s wicket as his reverse sweep lands right in Joe Root’s hands on the slide. England are 119 races away from performing their most successful … Read more

last score of day four of the fifth test at Headingley

Ggood morning, and welcome to the fourth day of our fifth test match live blog. India restarts at 125/3 and with the mighty Cheteshwar Pujara unbeaten at 50*, they will be confident of racking up a formidable and, from their point of view, hopefully unsurpassed total. With six sessions left in the game and already … Read more

latest test scores and updates from day four of the fifth test

Ggood morning, and welcome to the fourth day of our fifth test match live blog. India restarts at 125/3 and with the mighty Cheteshwar Pujara undefeated at 50*, they will be confident of racking up a formidable and, from their point of view, hopefully unsurpassed total. With six sessions left in the game and already … Read more

Latest scores and updates from day 3 of the fifth test

ANDEngland start the third day of the test match at 84-5 at Edgbaston, 332 races behind India’s 416. A year or two ago you would say this was a hopeless position, but the last three tests against New Zealand have given England genuine confidence that they can turn this around. James Anderson said yesterday that … Read more