By: D. Victor
South Africa and Australia had a fierce sports rivalry that extended to cricket. There were some epic contests between these two nations in the sport of cricket. Springbok Park, South Africa was the venue for one of the thrillers between the Aussies and the "Proteas...
Test cricket teams that earned victories after 'following on'
By: Ian Farquharson
Cricket has been played for many years now and it is a sport that is popular in a number of countries. The top level of play is test cricket and this pits international sides against each other in a match that is scheduled for 5...
By: Janette Peel
The game of cricket was first played in south-east England as early as the mid 1500s. By the 1700s, cricket was being played at schools and universities, on village greens throughout the English countryside and had become quite the spectators sport. In the late...
By: D. Victor
The West Indies and South Africa faced off in a match that was of academic value in terms of the series result. South Africa had an unassailable 4-0 lead in the five-match series, while the hosts failed to win any of the internationals against the...
First tied One Day International in cricket history: Australia versus West Indies
By: D. Victor
The West Indies and Australia had a fierce rivalry that dated back to the 1960/1961 Test series, when the two sides were involved in the first tied Test match in cricket history. The old foes created history on February 11, 1984 by participating in the...
2010 Asia Cup: Bangladesh versus India, second ODI
By: D. Victor
The "Tigers" of Bangladesh squared off against India in the second match of the Asia Cup at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium. India had a strong line-up for this opening game, even though Sachin Tendulkar was rested from the squad. Bangladesh remained the underdogs for this...
2010 Asia Cup: Pakistan versus Sri Lanka, first ODI
By: D. Victor
With lots of matches between Asian teams in 2010, the Asia Cup was hardly necessary. Still, the tournament got underway with a match between World T20 semi-finalists Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla Stadium. This was the first of six group matches; the...
2010 ICC World T20 match reviews: West Indies versus Ireland
By: D. Victor
The West Indies, as hosts of the 2010 tournament and semi-finalists at the last event, were expected to do well in the T20 World Cup. Ireland, as qualifiers for this tournament, were rank outsiders in this group (Group D), which also included England. Given their...
2010 ICC World T20 match reviews: New Zealand versus Sri Lanka
By: D. Victor
New Zealand and Sri Lanka had the honour of opening the 2010 ICC World T20 on the 30th of April. Both teams were the main contenders in Group B, with Zimbabwe being rank outsiders in the group of three. The first match of Group B...
2010 ICC World T20 match reviews: Afghanistan versus India
By: D. Victor
The second mismatch of the 2010 ICC World Cup came on the second day of the event. India, with a star-studded line-up faced the minnows from Afghanistan. The Afghans were just happy to be in the Caribbean, although they must have been dreaming about creating...

 

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