In today’s Cricket sport news, learn about how Australia in a very ‘big moment’ cost them a game. On the other hand, a five-point try was scored by England in a bizarre test match against South Africa. Lastly, Ravindra Jadeja had injured his right knee and was ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 and BCCI is upset about it. Find out more updates here at crickeurope.org.
NZ Threaten to Ruin Finch’s Fairytale in a Thrilling Run Chase
Original Source: ‘Big moment’ costs Aussies as NZ threaten to spoil Finch fairytale in thrilling run chase
Steve Smith scored his 12th ODI century and took three crucial catches to help Australia beat New Zealand in Cairns.
The visitors want to play until the end.
Even after the top order faltered, Smith’s century helped Australia score 267 runs against New Zealand.
Glenn Phillips (41) and Mitchell Santner (20) are batting for New Zealand at 6-208.
James Neesham and Phillips put the Australians under pressure with a 61-run partnership in the 34th and 35th overs.
Neesham mishit a shot and picked out Smith in the deep, and Cameron Green took his second wicket.
Hazlewood bowled a slower ball to Santner, who appeared to nick it to Alex Carey.
Mark Waugh said, “There was no contact.”
Ian Smith called Phillips and Santner’s partnership “huge.”
Santner hit Starc for six runs in the next over as New Zealand advanced.
Finn Allen was aggressive early for New Zealand, picking his moment, but he and Devon Conway were dismissed soon after.
Mark Waugh called Smith’s catch of Conway’s 21 runs off 26 deliveries a “tight call.”
Mel Jones called it a “brilliant breakthrough” for Australia, and Josh Hazlewood caught Allen for 35 runs shortly after.
Tom Latham and Kane Williamson opened for New Zealand.
Latham was out for 10 off an Adam Zampa delivery, making it harder for New Zealand to chase down Australia’s target.
New Zealand continued to take Josh Hazlewood despite losing wickets.
The Aussie quick responded by dismissing Mitchell, dealing the visitors another blow.
Phillips and captain Kane Williamson got mixed up, and Williamson was run out for 27.
Ian Smith commented, “What happened?”
Mark Waugh: “Scoreboard pressure”
“They’re jogging the first one, he calls to Phillips, and Williamson stuttered. I blame negative cricket. The skipper must go, and not in style.
Smith: “That’s very poor cricket all-round, and Kane Williamson doesn’t show much emotion, but he’ll be steaming as he heads down the tunnel.”
They have a huge task ahead.
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Smith helped Australia recover after a shaky start.
Josh Inglis (10) and Aaron Finch (5) fell early as the visitors made a strong start. The first wicket fell in the fourth over’s third ball.
Tom Latham caught Inglis after Boult hit the bat’s edge.
Tim Southee quickly dismissed Finch in his final ODI.
Smith and Marnus Labuschagne steadied the ship with a 118-run partnership off 173 balls.
Alex Carey replaced Labuschagne after he was dismissed for 52, and Smith reached a century before being out at 105.
Brendon Julian said, “He could answer anything.”
Carey (42 off 43), Glenn Maxwell (14 off 8) and Cameron Green (25 off 12) added late runs.
Australia’s top order struggled early, with Inglis the first to go. Smith and Labuschagne’s strong partnership was needed.
Trent Boult started with 1-7 off six overs, which O’Keeffe called a “good shift.” He finished with 2-25 off 10 overs and an economy rate of 2.5.
Lockie Ferguson bowled 1-56 in 10 overs.
O’Keeffe said putting Ferguson in was a “roll of the dice” and gave Smith and Labuschagne a chance.
“He’ll either be blistering and economical or leak,” O’Keeffe said.
“What’s today?” He’s X-factor, but he makes mistakes.
“They want early boundaries off Lockie Ferguson. Here’s the vent. Lockie Ferguson?
Smith and Labuschagne, who had been patient, got eight runs, including a boundary, off Ferguson in the 15th over.
Australia’s duo kept scoring runs, leaving New Zealand to try to break them up. They combined for 50 runs.
Labuschagne hit two quick boundaries off Ferguson to keep New Zealand under pressure. The Kiwis couldn’t break up the duo.
James Neesham, the fifth bowler, gave up 65 runs in eight overs.
Smith and Labuschagne put the Aussies on track for a big total.
Labuschagne gifted Boult a wicket, and Ferguson broke the partnership.
Labuschagne said he was happy to return to form after being dismissed for five and a duck in his previous two matches.
“I’ve been frustrated with how I’ve been playing, so to come out today and be really calm when we were in a tricky position, I feel like my game was in a good place today,” Labuschagne said.
Santner bowled Smith on the first ball of the 44th over, ending his stunning knock.
Marcus Stoinis was ruled out with an injury, while David Warner was rested and Josh Inglis and Cameron Green were added.
Stoinis batted six balls and bowled three in Australia’s 113-run win in Cairns on Thursday.
With the series over and Sunday’s match a dead rubber, he’ll get treatment for a side strain.
Stoinis will rehab in Perth before this month’s T20 series in India, Cricket Australia said.
Nathan Ellis, who has played three ODIs, was drafted.
Warner was given time off due to his heavy workload and the secured series.
Finn Allen replaces Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips replaces Michael Bracewell, and Ferguson replaces Matt Henry.
England Star Snares Five-fa as 17 Wickets Fall in One Day Against SA
Original Source: England star snares five-fa in bonkers Test against SA as 17 wickets fall in one day
Ollie Robinson returned his best England figures before South Africa hit back in the third and deciding Test at the Oval on Saturday.
Sussexsailor Robinson took 5-49 in 14 overs as South Africa were dismissed for 118. Stuart Broad shot 4-41.
England finished the third day with 154-7, a 36-run lead.
Left-handed Marco Jansen, who top-scored for the Proteas with 30, took the first four England wickets in 11 overs.
Kagiso Rabada then dismissed Ollie Pope for 67 in Surrey.
Pope was caught behind off a good-length ball outside off stump, ending a sparkling 77-ball innings with 52 boundaries.
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Broad’s 563 Test wickets equaled Glenn McGrath’s record.
Broad said after stumps, “He’s my hero.” He played 124 Tests to Broad’s 159. In my opinion, he was a great bowler. James Anderson, Broad’s longtime England teammate, has taken more Test wickets (665). Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and the late Shane Warne lead the all-time list (708).
Broad hopes to join Jimmy Anderson as a seamer one-two.
The first day was washed out and Friday was off due to the death of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, leaving three days.
South Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs at Lord’s in three days, then won the second Test by an innings and 85 runs in Manchester.
Thursday’s toss winner Stokes opted to bowl first, and Saturday’s overcast conditions favored bowlers.
After a minute’s silence for the Queen and the first rendition of ‘God Save the King’ at a major sporting event under Charles III, South Africa’s top-order problems resurfaced.
Robinson bowled South Africa captain Dean Elgar for just one.
Anderson caught Elgar’s opening partner Sarel Erwee for a duck, bringing South Africa to 32-5 in the first hour.
Khaya Zondo lofted Jack Leach for six in his first Test innings.
With Jansen, he doubled the score to 72-7. Zondo was out for 23 in the first over after lunch, fending at a Broad delivery before Broad caught Jansen at first slip.
Jansen removed England’s opening pair of Alex Lees (13) and Zak Crawley (5) with an inswinger.
England were 84-3 in the first over after tea when star batsman Root was caught by Keegan Petersen for 23.
After rain stopped play for 30 minutes, England debutant Harry Brook hoisted Jansen to Rabada at long leg for 12.
Stokes hit Nortje for six before Rabada caught Broad behind.
Ravindra Jadeja’s Knee Injury Displeases the BCCI, According to a New Report
Original Source: BCCI Unhappy Over Ravindra Jadeja’s Knee Injury: Report
Ravindra Jadeja’s knee injury has upset the team combination, and the BCCI is unhappy. “We hate Jadeja’s injury. He should have thought about the World Cup while being daring. But he was irresponsible and didn’t see the World Cup coming. We don’t like Jadeja’s move “
After playing the first two games of Asia Cup 2022 against Pakistan and Hong Kong, Jadeja injured his right knee and was ruled out.
On Tuesday, Jadeja had knee surgery and will begin rehab soon. Jadeja took to Instagram to announce his successful surgery.
“It went well. Many people to thank: BCCI, my teammates, support staff, physios, doctors, and fans. I’ll soon begin rehab and try to return soon. Thank you for the well wishes “Jadeja posted.
Jadeja had a good Asia Cup 2022 until he was injured. In the first game against Pakistan, he hit 35 and took 0/11 in two overs. Next, he didn’t bat but took 1/15 with the ball and fielded well against Hong Kong.
The all-star has played well this year. In nine T20Is this year, Jadeja has 201 runs in eight innings at 50.25. In the format, his best score is 46*. In addition, he’s taken five wickets with a best of 1/15.
In three Tests this year, he’s scored 328 runs in five innings at 82.0. This year, he has two centuries in the longer format. He scored 175* against Sri Lanka this year. In this format, he has 10 wickets with a best of 5/41.
In three ODIs this year, he has 36 runs in two innings at 36.00. He has a 29 in format this year. He also has a wicket this year.
Summary of today’s Cricket/Sport News
Overall, Australia couldn’t take the pressure in a critical moment of the game and lost. Steve Smith’s 12th ODI century and three important catches put Australia in a winning position.bJames Neesham and Phillips put back the pressure to Australia with a 61-run partnership in the 34th and 35th overs.
Meanwhile, Ollie Robinson had his best England stats before South Africa hit back in the third and decisive Test at the Oval as 17 wickets fell on Saturday.
Finally, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not happy with how star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s knee injury has thrown off the team’s combination. The Asia Cup 2022 was going well for Jadeja until he got hurt.