Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

Over the ropes: instances of batsmen hitting the last ball of the match for six to win

By Kanishkaa Balachandran/The Hindu Following Dinesh Karthik’s heroics against Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final, we look at other instances of thrilling international matches that ended with a six off the final ball Javed Miandad, Pakistan vs India, Sharjah, 1986 The shot that broke over a million hearts. In the Australiasia Cup final in Sharjah, […]

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

By Mickey Arthur/www.playersvoice.com.au Unfortunately, it was always going to end like this. Despite generational change, independent reviews and too many behavioural spotfires to list, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve the culture within their organisation from season to season. That could lead to only one conclusion. […]

This is another wake up call for cricketers

This is another wake up call for cricketers

By Mark Nicholas/Cricinfo It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday’s Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: “Disgraced Aussies kicked out. ” The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: “Guilty trio on first flight home.” The words might as well have had an exclamation […]

Pakistani High Commission in Colombo felicitates visiting women’s cricket team

Pakistani High Commission in Colombo felicitates visiting women’s cricket team

Colombo, March 28 (newsin.asia): The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Janbaz Khan on Tuesday felicitated the visiting Pakistani Women’s Cricket team. The team is currently in Sri Lanka to play the qualifier round of the ICC Women’s Championship against Sri Lanka. There were three one day internationals. Apart from the ODIs, the […]

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit a Lankan fan’s home .

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit a Lankan fan’s home  .

Colombo, March 16: (IHC): Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma kept his promise to visit the home of one of Sri Lankan fans when he was in Colombo last for the Nidahas Trophy. Rohit made not only made this heart warming gesture to  Mohamed Nilam, but had financially assisted him to travel to see his ailing […]

Batting legend Vivian Richards says Pakistan is safe for international cricket

Batting legend Vivian Richards says Pakistan is safe for international cricket

Karachi (March 22) (Express Tribune): The West Indian batting legend Sir Vivian Richards, who is in Karachi ahead of the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018, hopes to send out a message to the world that the country is safe to host international cricket. Speaking to media during a tour of Moin Khan Cricket […]

Dinesh Karthik recounts the stupendous last moments of Nidahas final

Dinesh Karthik recounts the stupendous last moments of Nidahas final

New Delhi, March 20 (Indian Express):  A day after his historic night, in which he peeled off the most thrilling 29 runs in India’s T20I history, Dinesh Karthik relives and deconstructs his knock in this interview with The Indian Express. Excerpts: When you connected that shot off the last ball, it went for a flat six. Did […]

Sri Lankans looked at India’s victory in Nidahas final as their own

Sri Lankans looked at India’s victory in Nidahas final as their own

Colombo March 19 (newsin.asia): Apart from Dinesh Karthik’s brilliant knock, what was extraordinary about the Nidahas tournament’s final here on Sunday, was the way Sri Lankans rejoiced over India’s victory over Bangladesh and made the Indian triumph their own. Old Sri Lanka hands were unanimous that the stunning spectacle of Sri Lankans cheering the Indian […]

How Dinesh Karthik did a Javed Miandad to undo Rohit Sharma’s tactical blunder

How Dinesh Karthik did a Javed Miandad to undo Rohit Sharma’s tactical blunder

By Siddharth Vishwanathan/Hindustan Times India had slipped badly in their pursuit of 167 in the final of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 tri-series against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma’s side needed 34 off 12 balls. Vijay Shankar, batting in the tournament for the first time, struggled with dot ball pressure. Manish Pandey, who had struck some lusty blows, […]

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