The immovable object and the irresistible force collided this week.
Ben Stokes has spoken for the first time since England’s defeat in the World Twenty20 final, saying he felt “the whole world had come down on me”.
It was as if the scriptwriters of The Archers had taken a sabbatical in India to oversee the World Twenty20.
Nineteen. N-n-n-n-nineteen, for those old enough to remember Paul Hardcastle. Nineteen runs to defend in the final over of the competition and the World Twenty20 trophy would be in England’s hands. Ben Stokes to bowl it, a young player gaining a reputation as a reliable “death” bowler.
Will the 2016 T20 World Cup Final be pitch perfect?
Two England captains contemplating World Cup semi-finals on the same day. It is does not get much better than that – except that there is the possibility of Eoin Morgan and Charlotte Edwards being in Kolkata on Saturday to discuss their chances in the finals of the tournament the following day.
The Cape Verde winger had a poor game against their East Midlands rivals.
New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe has died at the age of 53.
Have England got the stamina for the shortest version of the game?
Rana Malook chucks a few questions at Australian Cricket writer/author/film maker Jarrod Kimber.
Moeen Ali revealed that the embarrassment that followed his dismissal to Yasir Shah in the first Test at Lord’s was the catalyst for his current purple patch with the bat, culminating in the almighty six off the Pakistan leg-spinner that brought up his third Test hundred.
It is possible to demonstrate what a phenomenon Joe Root has become by churning out the figures (and we’ll have a go at that later on). But there is another way, which is to use our eyes.
Test Match 3: Beyond the Traffordome. This time it's personnel.
With Pakistan looking to draw level in the ODI series against South Africa & West Indies taking on India in the 1st Test at Kolkatta, fans rejoiced.
Normal service was resumed from Jos Buttler in a new role as England chalked up another victory in Sri Lanka’s last match on tour. They needed only 141 for victory but on a surface that did not allow constant, free-flowing strokeplay they needed Buttler, the opening batsman, to be at his most ruthlessly clinical.
It would be fair to say that Steve Eskinazi has enjoyed an eventful start to his first class career. Last September, he made his debut for Middlesex against Yorkshire at Lord’s, batted at five and found himself walking to the crease at the end of the first over of the match as Ryan Sidebottom disposed of Paul Stirling, Nick Compton and Dawid Malan.
The England and Wales Cricket Board’s hopes of sending two full-strength squads for the month-long trip to Bangladesh at the end of September have received a boost by the news that the Test captain, Alastair Cook, has confirmed his place on tour.
It was Pakistan who opted for a lap of honour at The Oval at the conclusion of one of the better series of recent times.
England’s resistance was shortlived on the penultimate day of the fourth Test as Pakistan cut through their middle and lower order before knocking off the token total of 40 required to win by 10 wickets. The result at the Kia Oval means the four-match series ends drawn at 2-2.