Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the Cricket World Today:

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Herath ensnares West Indies with his magical spin leading his country to a victory:
  • Sri Lanka 484 (Karunaratne 184, Chandimal 151, Bishoo 4-143) beat West Indies 251 (Bravo 50, Herath 6-68) and (f/o) 227 (Blackwood 92, Herath 4-79) by an innings and 6 runs. (Read more about the story here)
Ishant Sharma out with hamstring injury:
  • Experienced Indian fast bowler and leader of the Indian pace attack in tests, Ishant Sharma is down with hamstring injury and did not take field on the third day of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy match against Haryana.
IPL has helped me a lot in improving my death bowling skills: Bhuvneshwar Kumar:
  • “IPL has helped me in improving my death bowling. I have been bowling the first few overs with new ball and at the end with the old one,” said the India medium pacer ahead of Sunday’s third One-Day International against South Africa.
Mark Vermeulen banned from cricket:
  • “Zimbabwe Cricket has with immediate effect banned Mark Vermeulen from participating in all cricket activities, after he owned up to repulsive remarks that reflect racism, prejudice and plain ignorance,” the board said in a statement.
Sarah Taylor first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia:
  • England international Sarah Taylor made history Saturday by becoming the first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia, but her team was made toil hard in the field.
  • The 26-year-old appeared as wicketkeeper for Northern Districts against Port Adelaide at Salisbury Oval in South Australia’s premier men’s competition.
Steve Smith suffering from knee injury since England:
  • Australia captain Steven Smith has been carrying a knee injury since the tour of England and may take some time off from cricket before hosting New Zealand. “I had a bit of pain in England but it wasn’t anything serious, just a little bit in the back of my knee,” he said in quotes published by Cricket Australia’s website (cricket.com.au).
Cook’s knock set an example: Joe Root:
  • “It was a hell of an effort,” said Root of Cook’s innings behind Pakistan’s Hanif Mohmmad (970 minutes) and South African Gary Kirsten (878 minutes).
  • “Two days in that heat showed huge amounts of skill, concentration and fitness. We spoke a lot about batting long periods of time out here and how important it will be if we are to give ourselves a chance of winning.
  • “Our captain has led from the front and set the example for the rest of the series. It gives us a glimmer of hope tomorrow that we can get some sort of result.”