Cricket Today: Paint by numbers presser
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
The Proteas sent JP Duminy to face the media armed with a full cache of some of cricket’s finest cliche’s.
All the while Virat Kohli basked in the glow of being the best ODI batsman of his generation even as he admitted to struggling with cramp in the third ODI.
The ICC completed its investigation into alleged attempts to corrupt the Ashes turning up nothing more than tabloid speculation.
Bertus de Jongh selects his Associates XI of 2017.
What’s in the news
Sri Lanka ended the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh on top after 14 wickets fell at the onset of the decisive match.
The Tigers coach felt his team could get themselves back into the contest though.
Rob Key feels that England need to find someone to fill their Joe Root-sized hole.
Afghanistan and Zimbabwe look to tune up ahead of the World Cup qualifier which the latter will host.
What’s on social media
Move over T20s there is a new kid in town, Ice Cricket!
The Royals beat the Diamonds by 6 wickets in this first T20 today.
Watch more Ice Cricket from Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland tomorrow.
The 2nd T20 will be LIVE on SS5 at 11:45 (CAT) pic.twitter.com/EmzlzvJRKL
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) February 8, 2018
One of the delights of this tournament is that they have turned the stump mics way up allowing us a window into the kind of banter that takes place on a sheet of ice and it turns out there is a lot of swearing.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 8, 2018
This is not cricket related but encompasses two of our favourite past-times drinking tea and mocking knuckle-dragging nationalists.
— Rita (@rewindthefilth) February 7, 2018
What’s on TV
Saturday 10th February
Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series
Australia 06:00 England
BT Sports HD1 (06:00)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (15:00)
On this day in 2017: Moeen Ali hits England’s second quickest ODI hundred
The all-rounder smashed eight sixes to help his side beat the West Indies.
Heather Knight happy to get monkey off back and lead England to series victory
Knight’s 101 ensured England won a nerve-racking series decider in Derby.
Heather Knight century leads England to victory over New Zealand at Derby
Knight struck a classy 101 from 106 deliveries to take her team to the cusp of victory.
Lancashire keep title hopes alive with thrilling one-wicket win over Hampshire
A tense third day saw the Red Rose get over the line by one wicket to end Hampshire’s title bid.
Danny Briggs stars as Warwickshire take edge in title push against Somerset
Ex-Hampshire ace Danny Briggs could have helped take the title away from his old club.
England will carefully manage ‘warrior’ Katherine Brunt, Heather Knight assures
Brunt, 36, almost single-handedly made a game of the third ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday.
The MCC replaces the word ‘batsman’ with ‘batter’ in the laws of cricket
2017 Wotld Cup winner Alex Hartley has suggested ‘nightwatcher’ should replace ‘nightwatchman’ and ‘third’ should be used instead of ‘third man’.
Heather Knight accepts and understands Pakistan tour decision
The England Women captain says the decision was taken out of the team’s hands.
New Zealand keep series alive with three-wicket victory at Leicester
Katherine Brunt impressed for England but the hosts were beaten.
Bowlers shine as Lancashire bid to land Championship title
Hampshire were dismissed for 143 at Aigburth.