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BBC Sport - T20 Blast: Lancashire win after bowling Hampshire out for 115

Lancashire reach their second straight T20 Blast final beating Hampshire by six wickets in a low-scoring semi-final.

".@Trotty: "I remember Faulkner chirping in his first ever Test match. @KP24 told him it'd be his only Test. He still hasn't played another""

Galle doubtful as venue for West Indies Tests

Sri Lanka Cricket's interim committee is considering beginning the upcoming Test series against West Indies in Colombo instead of Galle because of the cost factor

"Cricket will be more boring when Shahid Afridi retires...#T20Blast #FinalsDay #NorvLan"

Lancashire into final as spin dominates in poor spectacle

English cricket's three-for-one Finals Day provided entertainment in the second semi-final worthy of the supermarket discount bin as Lancashire reach the final with a six-wicket victory

Saj Sadiq
"Northamptonshire wicket-keeper shouting "come on Lala" as Shahid Afridi prepares to bowl against Lancashire #Cricket #T20FinalsDay" 10 hrs ago

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

Wales Away Fans
"Wales to go above England in both the FIFA & IRB rankings. English people suddenly decide that cricket is definitely their favourite sport"

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

Saj Sadiq
"Nasser Hussain on commentary "It seems like Shahid Afridi has been around for ever" #Cricket #T20FinalsDay" 04 hrs ago

Cricket news: Lancashire, Birmingham, Hampshire and Northants fans create epic beer snake at NatWest Twenty20 Finals Day

Several things are virtually guaranteed to happen on T20 Finals Day. Thousands of fans turn up in fancy dress? Check. The mascot race to be a hazardous but glorious joy....

99 Retweets 10 hrs ago

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


Cricket news: Watch Somerset mascot get hilariously floored during race at T20 Finals Day The annual T20 Finals Day rarely fails to throw up some jaw-dropping moments. Whether it's huge sixes, sensational catches or the creation of a gigantic beer snake, the entertaining...

Northants Cricket
"Northants require 167 from their 20 overs to lift the Natwest T20 Blast Trophy! #LetsGoSteelbacks"
Mohandas Menon
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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 10 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.

Northants Cricket
"Northants will play Lancashire Lightning in the Final of the 2015 Natwest T20 Blast #LetsGoSteelbacks" 05 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.

Prof.Frank McDonough
"29 August 1882, After Australia beat England at cricket for the 1st time, the Sporting Times printed an obituary.…" 06 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.

Tony Abbott
"Congratulations to our women's cricket team for bringing back the Ashes! #southernstars" 09 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.

Sky Sports News HQ
"BREAKING: Northants win toss and choose to bowl against Birmingham Bears in first T20 Blast Semi-Final #SSNHQ"

Chance to fix USA's organisational problems

With the ICC paving the way for a rare inclusive gathering of US stakeholders, the onus is on administrators to not only act on longstanding issues but lay out a meaningful and structured path, one that will be seriously adhered to, for the future

Affan Nagaria
"Afridi has signed more advertisement contracts than he has T20 wickets in 2015." 10 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

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

Malaysia held by cricket-nation in football friendly - Football

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian football hit another low when they were held to a goalless draw against Bangladesh.

".@NorthantsCCC vs. @LancsCCC who'll win? Who'll be the pride of domestic cricket? Click for T20 #FinalsDay score https…" 14 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

Vishesh Arora
"Kejriwal is like that gully cricket batsman who doesn't let anyone play if he gets out on zero. ~Aam Aadmi Party LS members suspended." 21 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.

"Pujara's ton is a pleasant headache for selectors. Indian cricket blessed with problem of plenty: Gavaskar to NDTV http://…" 04 hrs ago

Why we think the weather affects how a cricket ball swings ... when it doesn't

There's no evidence that cloud cover affects bowling at all, but everyone involved with cricket seems to think it does.

Saj Sadiq
"Tanvir Ahmed "There are 4 or 5 current Pakistan players who've clearly expressed their refusal to play alongside Butt, Asif & Amir" #Cricket" 04 hrs ago

Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at World Championships - IBNLive

Gowda had an off day in office as he could come up with a best effort of just 62.24m, well below his season's best of 65.75m and personal as well as national record of 66.28m.
"Shahid Afridi finishes with exceptional figures of 3-14 in his 4 over spell. Lancashire are 134-6 in 16.4 overs #NatwestT20Blast #cricket"

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

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" 05 hrs ago

Lancashire win T20 semi after Hampshire lose Carberry and get in a spin

Lancashire will play Northamptonshire in the NatWest T20 Blast final after comfortably beating a Hampshire side who struggled against the spinners then delayed using their own

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