England v Australia, Twenty20 final — live

May 16, 2010

We’re blogging from the final of the World Twenty-20 cricket in the West Indies, with the clash between England and Australia building towards a climax.

Don’t blame the maths for T20 farces

May 5, 2010

CRICKET-TWENTY/Paul Collingwood’s call for change to the Duckworth-Lewis system used to determine a target in rain-hit games was understandable, coming as it did after his England team lost  a match despite scoring three times as many runs as their opponent.

Will India as No.1 team prove the tonic for test cricket?

December 7, 2009

India’s crushing 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka to become the number one ranked test team for the first time has triggered huge celebrations across the cricket-crazy nation.

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win World Twenty20 — your views

June 21, 2009


Pakistan bowled aggressively and batted with supreme calm to seal a convincing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the final of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to face Pakistan in Twenty20 final

June 19, 2009


Chris Gayle’s magnificent best was not enough to prevent Sri Lanka beating West Indies on Friday night and making it through to the World Twenty20 final, where they will face Pakistan.

Feeble England still can’t get to grips with Twenty20

June 17, 2009


England may argue that they were unlucky to exit the World Twenty20 following a five-wicket defeat by West Indies but the simple truth is that they batted poorly throughout the tournament.

Twenty20 – Perfect for the future or a cricket cannibal?

June 5, 2009

In an ideal world Twenty20, cricket’s newest and shortest format, should be hailed as the perfect way forward for a game still played by barely 10 teams at the highest level.

Twenty20 is about entertainment, not the result

June 2, 2009


If the result of a cricket one-day international is forgotten by most fans within a week the shelf life of Twenty20 memories must be measured in Mayfly proportions.

Will the Mongoose rule at the World Twenty20?

May 27, 2009

mongooseCricket never had much of a reputation for embracing innovation but now the stately rhythm of the five-day Test is being elbowed out of the way by the hell-for-leather scramble of Twenty20 perhaps it’s no surprise that the Mongoose bat Stuart Law used on Tuesday has generated hardly a whimper of protest.