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Cricket: Jacques Kallis one of a Protea kind

When an international cricket player can score more than 25,000 runs and take almost 600 wickets across all formats, you know you have a keeper. 609 more words

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Politicians playing sport and sportsmen playing politics

If Moeen Ali gets in any trouble, I don’t ever want to see any politician holding a cricket bat in a photo shoot ever again.

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England Haunted by Ghosts of Past Glories

As the morning session wore on, and the early morning haze began to lift, Lord’s started to murmur. Joe Root and Moeen Ali had steadied the ship, and by 12:55, England looked ready to go into lunch with their heads held high, having put England back into a seemingly winnable position. 950 more words

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Tool Tuesday

Time for another edition of Tool Tuesday.

This segment looks at those individuals, or teams, that make us shake our heads in shame.

Interesting choice this week. 183 more words

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Cook needs to take a leaf out of Andrew Strauss's book - ignore the critics and do it his way

Andrew Strauss was boring, conservative, negative and quiet possibly England’s most successful captain ever.

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India Beat England at Lord's After 28 Years, Score First Overseas Test Win Since 2011

Ishant Sharma’s career best 7/74 led the Indian bowling attack and his spell helped his side to a memorable win against England at Lord’s.

India defeated England by 95 runs after Ishant Sharma took seven wickets for 74 runs in a dramatic post-lunch session at Lord’s on Monday. 344 more words

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