Score and live updates from the third T20 International

…and welcome to the National Stadium in Karachi for the second time in two nights for a T20 international between England and Pakistan. Yesterday there was hope at this point that England could get a strong early foothold in this seven-game run after winning a low-scoring opening game by six wickets. However, Pakistan soon poured … Read more

live score and latest updates from day 4

Ggood morning, thank you for joining us on our live blog of the Oval test match. After day one was lost to rain and day two was canceled out of respect for the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the match started yesterday. England knocked out South Africa for 118 but missed a chance to … Read more

Score and latest updates from day 1 of the third Test

Wwelcome to our coverage of the decisive third test between England and South Africa. This morning’s encouraging news is that the weather forecast has improved (it looked a bit gloomy yesterday) and at 10:15 am there was an umpires’ inspection. Still hopeful the game will start on time at 11am. The toss is at 10:30 … Read more

score and latest updates from day 1 of the second Test

Aand welcome to the coverage of the second test between England and South Africa at Old Trafford. The hosts are 1-0 down in the series after their two-day defeat (if you don’t factor in the time lost to rain) at Lord’s. They managed to hold out 45 overs in the first innings in, conceded at … Read more

reaction of the first Test defeat at Lord’s

Wwelcome to our coverage for day three of the first Test of England v South Africa at Lord’s. After an opening day interrupted by rain, Thursday was a day when South Africa really got stuck in England. They took the last four wickets for 49 runs, leaving England with a paltry 165 first innings total. … Read more

Ben Stokes digs deep, but South Africa’s late blitz builds ominous lead

stokes have arguably the most famous knee in cricket since Denis Compton, his left leg is a constant concern as it buckles and bends under the pressure of him bowling in full flow. He hardly cares about nets and keeps what little surplus he has left in his body for when it matters, such as … Read more

Live score and latest updates from Ben Stokes’ latest ODI

Rob Key believes Ben Stokes acted altruistic in withdrawing from one-day internationals, especially as the England Test captain’s decision could have “financial implications”. Stokes, England’s 2019 World Cup final hero, will make his 105th and final ODI appearance today at his home of Chester-le-Street against South Africa after his shock announcement yesterday. An “unsustainable” schedule … Read more

score and latest updates of the first ODI on the Oval

Aand welcome to extensive coverage of the first ODI between England and India from the Oval, a favorite spot for players and spectators alike…I would have said bar prices are disregarded but Edgbaston, Headingley and Old Trafford have just so well-watering high. Modern Britain, huh? You may be surprised to learn that England have played … Read more

Score and latest updates from day 3 of the fifth Test

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