In today’s cricket sports news, learn about how Kent won the One-Day Cup by 21 runs over Lancashire at Trent Bridge. This was their first List A trophy since 1978. Meanwhile, Kate Cross, a bowler for England, has stated that she is eager to make a comeback for the ODI series against India. Lastly, Mohammad Shami, who was picked as a stand-by for the world T20 squad after a 10-month hiatus, tested Covid positive and will miss the three T20 cricket games against Australia.
Kent Beat Lancs by 21 Runs in the One-day Cup Final at Trent Bridge
On-loan Notts all-rounder Joey Evison scored 97 for Kent in 50 overs.
Lancashire looked like winners with Keaton Jennings (72) and Steven Croft (72).
Croft was bowled out for 285 by Alex Blake.
Blake’s amazing catch turned the match, but man of the match Evison then removed George Lavelle from deep mid-wicket.
Nathan Gilchrist ended Danny Lamb’s late resistance with a square-leg six.
Lancashire’s sloppy fielding and failure to take chances allowed Kent to post their fifth 300-plus total this season.
Darren Stevens, 46, played his final game for Kent with an unbeaten 33 and eight tidy overs for 44.
On loan from Notts, Joey Evison scored his second highest List A score for Kent.
But he was out with a groin injury when Kent finally won to end their eight-game losing streak in List A finals.
On a day when Kent’s main man was 20-year-old all-rounder Evison, it was a symbolic handing over of the reins.
Kent’s losing streak was ended by a move to Trent Bridge, but Lancashire hasn’t won a List A trophy since 1998. Having lost the T20 Blast to Hampshire at Edgbaston in July, it brought a bad end to an already grim week in which their docking of six points for repeated on-field disciplinary offenses effectively ended their County Championship bid.
Kent rebound after bad start
Tom Bailey struck with the fourth ball of the match when Ben Compton carved to gully and Croft caught it high. Kent rallied, and Ollie Robinson helped Evison share a 78-run stand.
Liam Hurt cut Robinson in two with a lifting ball that appeared to hit something as it made it to wicketkeeper Lavelle, who took a superb left-handed catch. Whether it was bat or pad was hard to tell.
Denly and Evison put on 133 in 20 overs when Denly came in.
Evison was bowled by Danny Lamb, Hurt bowled Denly, Alex Blake was caught by Rob Jones/Keaton Jennings at long on, and Grant Stewart ran out with Stevens.
Lancashire’s top ODI run-scorer is Steven Croft.
Lancashire’s top ODI run-scorer is Steven Croft.
In reply, Lancashire hit 40 off the first 25 balls before Luke Wells chipped a catch to Stewart.
At the end of the 10-over Powerplay, Kent’s bowlers tightened the screws.
Josh Bohannon never went before holing out to fine leg, and then came Jennings’ big wicket on 72.
Vilas lost his touch after misjudging a pull.
Croft and Rob Jones put up 59 runs to get Lancashire home.
Croft’s lofted pull was caught by Blake, a catch as good as Lancashire captain Jack Bond’s one-hand snatch to get rid of Asif Iqbal 51 years ago.
Like 1971, it was a match-turner, and there was more.
Evison caught Lavelle and Gilchrist caught Lamb from the boundary. Although Lancashire’s last pair took it to the 49th over, the outcome was clear.
Man of the match Joey Evison:
“I had a great time in Nottinghamshire, so playing in a final at Trent Bridge is special, but I’m leaving for opportunities, and it was nice to show Kent fans what I can do.
“It hurt not to get 100. My wicket was lost because I lost focus after reviewing the ball. If you had told me I’d get 97, two wickets, and a catch, I’d have bit your hand off.
“We caught fish well. They dropped some, but we held, which we work hard at.
“Playing with Darren Stevens in recent weeks has been an honor. He’s a Kent legend for playing at 46. All shouted “one more year.””
Lancashire’s Keaton Jennings
“We had chances but weren’t good enough. It’s tough to take after two finals this season.
“The fielding was key. It was probably not our best day.
“Our fielding has been exceptional throughout the competition, but in the final it fails. It’s sport.
“A 300 is hard. We knew we’d have to bat well, but we could and should chase it. But wickets fell regularly.”
Kate Cross is “Eager” for England’s Odi Series Opener Against India
Cross, 30, has only played three international matches this summer due to Issy Wong and Lauren Bell’s form. She sat out the recent T20 series against the tourists, which England won 2-1.
You want to play as much cricket as possible, and she feels she hasn’t done enough this summer.
“I think I’ve played three games for England this summer, which feels like not much.
So I’m eager to get started.
England teens Capsey and Kemp called up for India ODIs
England Women’s Head Coach Edwards downplays India T20 series win
You train so you can enjoy those moments as a team. And I had one of the best seats in the house to watch that T20 series.
I can’t wait to play, and I hope we put on a great show. I’m eager to start.
It’s frustrating to be on a team but not play. No one trains to sit on the bench.
“But from my perspective, I can bring experience to the group even when I’m not playing, so I have.
“It’s nice as a senior bowler to have more responsibility and young players listening to you. Hopefully I’ve helped off the pitch.
It’s great to have competition for spots.
Cross is ready to return
Cross is ready to return
Cross saw enough of India in T20s to expect a tough three-match series.
She said, “We’ve learned India is a good team.” “When we’ve played well, we’ve dominated them, and we’ll look to do the same in ODIs over a longer period.
We know it will be a tough series, especially on used pitches at the end of the summer.
“And we’ve played a lot of cricket this summer, so we’ll have to work hard this last week.”
England won the T20 series against India, but Cross expects a tough ODI.
Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp were rewarded for their T20 form with first ODI calls, and Cross says they’ve been superb.
They’re amazing. We’ve seen them in T20 shirts, but they’ve earned their spots. No fear when playing for England.
Alice Capsey and Freya Kemp are rewarded for their T20 form with ODI calls.
Freya Kemp says it would be amazing to play in a World Cup after scoring England’s youngest T20 half-century.
“This is what we want going forward. This is everything we want to accomplish as a team. No-fail cricket.
Mohammad Shami Tests Covid Positive, Will Miss Australia T20
Mohammad Shami, who was designated a standby for the world T20 squad after a 10-month hiatus, tested Covid positive and will miss the three T20 games against Australia. Umesh Yadav, who last played in February 2019 against Australia, is a replacement.
Shima tested positive. A BCCI official stated Umesh Yadav can join. Yadav is in rehab at Bangalore’s National Cricket Academy after injuring his quad during his Middlesex season.
It’s not apparent if the symptoms are mild or severe yet. Shami’s participation in three T20s against South Africa will be decided by the medical team. The Indian team will play its first T20 against Australia on September 20 in Mohali, followed by two more on September 23 and 25 in Nagpur and Hyderabad.
Former India coach Ravi Shastri backed Shami throughout India’s Asia Cup struggles.
“I can’t understand why Mohammed Shami is at home. After IPL for him not making it,” Shastri commented on Star Sports. Last November, Shami played a T20I for India.
Shami took 20 wickets in 16 IPL games for the winning Gujarat Lions in 2022 at a rate of 8 per over.
Shami grabbed 11 Powerplay wickets in 2022 IPL, with a 6.62 economy rate.
Middlesex Cricket said Yadav won’t return to London for county games on Saturday.
With two red-ball games left in the season, away to Leicestershire next week and away to Worcestershire the week after, Middlesex hoped the Indian international would return to play a part in the push for promotion to the top flight of the Championship structure.
“After incurring the injury, the right-arm quick returned to India for an assessment with the BCCI’s medical team, where he began treatment and rehabilitation while beginning a back to bowling program…”
Summary of today’s Cricket/Sports News
Overall, Kent overcame Lancashire by 21 runs at Trent Bridge to win the One-Day Cup and collect their first List A trophy since 1978 thanks in large part to the team’s ability to maintain their composure and make three stunning match-winning catches. When Keaton Jennings (72) and Steven Croft (72) were at their best, it appeared that Lancashire would win. A brilliant grab by Alex Blake prevented Croft from scoring, and they ended up with only 285 runs.
On the other hand, England bowler Kate Cross says she is eager to get back into the team before the first ODI against India. This summer, England’s Kate Cross has only played in three games. “It’s always frustrating to be in a squad but not play,” she said.
Finally, Mohammad Shami, who was picked as a stand-by for the world T20 squad tested Covid positive and will miss the three T20 games against Australia. Umesh Yadav, who coincidentally last appeared in a T20 International in February 2019 against Australia, has been called up as a replacement. The severity of the symptoms has not yet been determined. The decision on whether or not Shami plays in all three T20 matches against South Africa will be made by the medical staff once he has been cleared to play.