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Kevin Rudd as CNN host: no stuff-ups, but cricket joke probably went wide

An eager but slightly stiff former Australian prime minister switches to interviewer mode on the Amanpour show, tackling climate change and offering cutting-edge sporting analysis

Mohammad Kaif
"Pujara's case is that of a classical test batsman who's sacrificed to favour a more flamboyant player. Story of Indian cricket. Not correct!"

Dodson blames backroom for World T20 failure

USA wicketkeeper Akeem Dodson has delivered a stinging critique of head coach Nasir "Charlie" Javed, blaming the leadership group led by him for the team's failure to qualify for next year's ICC World T20


Umpires consider protective head visors | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

England's first-class umpires, concerned for their own safety in an era of ever-powerful hitting, are examining forms of protection including to the head, the heart and the back of the neck


Northamptonshire Steelbacks shock Birmingham Bears in T20 semi-final

Northamptonshire Steelbacks belied their status as finals day underdogs by hammering Birmingham Bears by five wickets with 12 balls to reach the NatWest T20 Blast final
"#NationalSportsDay - Don Bradman “He scores goals like runs in cricket”, after meeting Dhayanchand face to face. http://t…"

David Willey the inspiration as Northamptonshire reach final

David Willey inspired Northamptonshire with an opening burst of three wickets as they swept past the defending champions and into the final

Mohandas Menon
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BBC Sport - Women's Ashes 2015: England collapse hands Australia series

Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.

Prof.Frank McDonough
"29 August 1882, After Australia beat England at cricket for the 1st time, the Sporting Times printed an obituary.…" 05 hrs ago

BBC Sport - T20 Blast: Northants beat Birmingham Bears to reach final

Richard Levi hits an unbeaten 63 as Northants beat Birmingham Bears to reach the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston.

Tony Abbott
"Congratulations to our women's cricket team for bringing back the Ashes! #southernstars"
Sky Sports News HQ
"BREAKING: Northants win toss and choose to bowl against Birmingham Bears in first T20 Blast Semi-Final #SSNHQ" 05 hrs ago

Northamptonshire Steelbacks beat holders Birmingham Bears to reach T20 Blast final

BEN WINSTANLEY AT EDGBASTON: David Willey and Richard Levi shone as Northamptonshire Steelbacks reached the T20 Blast final by beating Birmingham Bears.

Saj Sadiq
"Excellent spell from Shahid Afridi at T20 Blast Finals day. Only 21 runs conceded from his 4 overs #Cricket…" 21 hrs ago

China, climate change and cricket ... Kevin Rudd makes his debut as a CNN host

With the bouncing-in-his-seat earnestness of a Year 12 prefect, and the slow, carefully measured hand gestures for which he is famous, Kevin Rudd made his debut as an international television host.

0mar abdullah
"When other players were enjoying summer vacations via playing IPL Pujara was playing county Cricket & today is the output." 06 hrs ago

Live Cricket Score : Sri Lanka vs India, 3rd Test Day 2, India tour of Sri Lanka, 2015 - Cricbuzz Cup - Cricket News

Live Cricket Score of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 2 at Colombo: Pujara ton keeps India afloat #SLvIND

TeamBarun Arab
"بارون اهدى كتاب مفضلة عن كريكيت للفانز ♥ #BarunSobti" 11 hrs ago

Nottinghamshire cricket star found asleep in car - BBC News

A Nottinghamshire man speaks of his surprise at finding an ex-international cricketer asleep in his car.

SBS News
"Cricket: Australia win the women's #Ashes in England for the first time since 2001"
MS.Dhoni's World
"Your Smile Makes Me To Love U More Than Before..!! @SaakshiSRawat @msdhoni #LoveYouForever #MillionTonsOfLove…" 04 hrs ago

Dhammika Prasad confident despite Pujara resilience - Cricbuzz

Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten century (135*) took India to 292/8, but Dhammika Prasad (four for 82) remains confident of regaining a strong position in the Colombo Test on Sunday.

saeed ajmal
"NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day 29th August, 2015 |Wish you all a great day and may the best team wins the title.#NatWestT20Blast #cricket #ecb" 03 hrs ago

Cheteshwar Pujara savours memorable comeback - Cricbuzz

Cheteshwar Pujara, a proven performer on a comeback, reminded everyone of the value he adds to the team, particularly on tracks that are helpful to bowlers.

"Pujara's ton is a pleasant headache for selectors. Indian cricket blessed with problem of plenty: Gavaskar to NDTV http://…" 10 hrs ago

Ajmal hoping to revive waning career in national T20 championship - Cricbuzz

Saeed Ajmal will feature in Pakistan's T20 Championship next month in a bid to forge a comeback into the national side

Alex Hales
"First training session before the T20 and ODI series. Can't wait to get started! @In2WhiteWater @sportconvo…" 17 hrs ago

Ranatunga: Doubt whether ICC wants to save Test cricket - Cricbuzz

Arjuna Ranatunga believes ICC's apparent preference for the shorter formats of cricket has left Test cricket's future hanging in the balance.

Warren Hegg
"Good luck to @LancsCCC today in the T20 finals day "

Incisive Prasad puts India under pressure | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

In a 135-minute session, Sri Lanka, bowling with discipline, managed to get rid of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, and conceded just 69 runs

Cricket BC
"In all the years of watching cricket I have always seen that runs on the board are better than aggressive talks in the press. #SLvIND" 20 hrs ago

Women's Ashes: Australia clinches the series with 20-run win over England in second T20 in Hove - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia regains the Women's Ashes with a 20-run win over England in the second T20 in Hove.

Prasar Bharati
"#NationalSportsDay: Cricket legend #DonBradman once said “ Major #DhyanChand scores goals like runs in cricket”. http://…"

0.2% of Indians don’t want to state religion, 10% of them from state - The Times of India

Nearly 10% of people whose religion has not been mentioned in the census are from Maharashtra. Of this, the highest proportion are from Thane, Mumbai and Pune.

"Playing county cricket in England helped me a lot,especially batting on seaming wickets-Cheteshwar Pujara" 06 hrs ago

Pujara century pips Dhammika's efforts on Day 2 - Cricbuzz

Cheteshwar Pujara (135*) scored a fighting century to counter Dhammika Prasad's (4/83) efforts with the ball on Day 2 of the Colombo Test.

"@jedchaseEGangel marvelous love that word sounds like a superhero movie! Enjoy the cricket"

(Video) Mahela Jayawardene 50 (32) vs Northants, QF, T20 Blast, 2015

Island Cricket, home of the Sri Lanka cricket fan.

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Cricket Superstar Dwayne Bravo -- I Get More Chicks Than Ronaldo ... Seriously.

Dwayne Bravo is a HUGE star in the world of cricket -- he's the first cricketer to be nominated for an ESPY -- and when it…

"3rd Test, Day 2: Play called off early between India (292/8) & Sri Lanka due to wet outfield. Pujara 135*"

Blast a casualty as ECB wages T20 war | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Despite the rising attendance figures it seems there are those high up at the ECB who do not want the Blast to succeed

"pentatonix fandom an hour ago: (cricket sounds) (quiet) (bored) suddenly *scott mitch avi tweets* (falls off chair) …" © 2015