Day three of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Australia was most notable for one big-ass gaffe. Pakistan’s Azhar Ali was batting. He hit the ball. Ali, who had already hit 64, including four boundaries, thought this ball was also headed for the boundary—netting him an automatic four runs. So sure, in…
There is a cricket ball bouncing down the streets of Bangalore right now after legendary batsman AB de Villiers cranked an enormous dong entirely out of M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.
You’ve heard by now that the Australian men’s Test cricket team were caught ball-tampering in a match against South Africa. Cameron Bancroft was caught on camera scuffing the surface of the match ball with a piece of sandpaper, and tried to hide the evidence when informed that he’d been filmed in the act. Australia…
We’ve got a major cricket scandal, folks. A young Australian player was caught more or less red-handed doctoring up the ball, so obviously and egregiously that his team’s captain was forced to come clean and cop to a plot among the team’s leadership. This is from a Sport 24 report:
Great cricket catches are all about precariousness. There’s a great deal of that built into the process of handling a live cricket ball in flight, with nothing but your bare hands, while also trying to stay inbounds, and the best cricket catches are the ones in which that tension is closest to the surface. When two…
Today’s County Championship cricket match between Surrey and Middlesex at the Oval ended in a draw after a metal-tipped crossbow bolt landed onto the field. No one was hurt, and police aren’t sure if it was even intentional.
England overcame Jenny Gunn dropping what should have been the match’s final out when Anya Shrubsole bowled out India’s Rajeshwari Gayakwad to claim the women’s cricket World Cup.
Cricket fans in England need to start paying more attention to their surroundings, because the dongs are on a path of destruction.
Sri Lanka’s cricket board was forced to apologize after an international tournament’s grounds crew was forced to take off and return their officially provided uniform pants before they received their owed wages, the BBC reports.
Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher suffered what the British press would call a “horror injury” after Birmingham’s Sam Hain drilled him in the skull on his first delivery of the match.
So there I was, kindly minding my own business on a usual Sunday (a dozen MLB games on various screens, but mostly paying attention to the Wizards-Celtics game) when an unmistakable voice came barreling into my skull like an ice pick through my tympanic membrane.
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad today in the IPL by 17 runs, and the losers might be able to blame a destroyed laptop for their offensive failures.
Chris Lynn is absolutely raking for his Kolkata Knight Riders squad in today’s Indian Premier League bout against Gujarat Lions, but nothing sparked the Lynn-Sanity (and yes, that’s what they’re calling it) more than this massive six that the Australian clubbed into the second deck.
Is it too dark for them to continue the South Africa-New Zealand test match? Not yet, according to this guy with a “light meter.”
These Englishmen are enjoying their first exposure to direct sunlight.
West Indies batsman Jonathan Carter spent several minutes on the ground in agony after inside-edging himself right in the nuts during his squad’s one-day international against England today in Barbados. Yowza! The Guardian’s live blog put it thusly:
Rahkeem Cornwall is 24 years old, 6-foot-6, over 300 pounds, and poised to make a big splash. Though he has yet to make his international debut for the West Indies, the pudgy cricketer impressed in yesterday’s exhibition game between England and the West Indies President’s XI, as the two nations warmed up for a…
One foolhardy, nude individual jumped onto the cricket pitch at Monday’s one-day international match between New Zealand and Australia at Auckland’s Eden Park. The streaker ran freely around security, until he was faced with the need to hurdle a wall.
Australian cricketer Hilton Cartwright was tasked with standing in the silly point position—a spot just a few feet away from the batsman—during a Test match against Pakistan today. Cartwright’s corn cob ended up paying a heavy price:
Today’s cricket match between Australia and New Zealand was a big win for the Aussies, letting them keep their number one spot in the one-day international rankings. It also included this completely sick one-handed diving catch from Australia team captain Steve Smith: