Cricket Today: India seize their moment
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
India inched ahead of the Proteas at the Wanderers in an enthralling battle on what has been described as a demonic pitch.
Akash Fotedar has a look at the questions Australia need to answer ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
We look at five talking points from the Wanderers in our Freedom Series quintet.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was thrilled with his bowlers after they finally earned a win on their tour of New Zealand.
What’s in the news
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 48 runs to level to the T20I series at 1-1 with one match to play.
Sri Lanka blasted past hosts Bangladesh by ten wickets to book a date with them in the tri-series final with Zimbabwe missing out.
Afghanistan earned a place in the Under-19 World Cup Semi-finals by beating New Zealand.
We wrap up all the MODC action.
Khaya Zondo was named in South Africa’s ODI squad for the first three matches of the series against India.
What’s on social media
Dolphins skipper Zondo reacted to the news that he had made the Proteas ODI squad.
Everyone on cricket twitter enjoyed Kagiso Rabada’s little gem of an innings as nightwatchman.
— Lungani Zama (@whamzam17) January 25, 2018
Rashid Khan has lit up the Big Bash and the Afghan spin wizard was at it again in the Scorchers final game at the WACA but couldn’t quite spoil the party.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 25, 2018
What’s on TV
Thursday 25 January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
India Under 19s v Bangladesh Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25), Sky Sports Main Event (23:55)
Friday 26 January
Australia v England ODI series
Australia v England 5th ODI
BT Sports HD 1 (03:00)
South Africa v India Test Series 2018
South Africa 08:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket – Red Button (07:55), Sky Sports Cricket (09:15), Sky Sports Main Event (09:15)
On this day in 2016: Shivnarine Chanderpaul announces international retirement
Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2008, the West Indies batsman became only the second player to make a double century in his first Test as captain.
Sri Lanka v England Day One: Anderson and Mathews vie for control in Galle
James Anderson returned figures of three for 24.
Angelo Mathews century repels England after James Anderson’s three-wicket burst
The 38-year-old finished with exemplary figures of three for 24 on a surface offering precious little encouragement.
Shubman Gill learned backfoot game with ‘1500 short balls every day’
Shubman Gill impressed with his technique against short-pitch bowling, and his father has said he honed those skills during practice.
Sri Lanka steady ship after James Anderson takes three wickets in Galle
The home side reached 155 for three at tea, with England’s record wicket-taker responsible for all three dismissals.
Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer return to spearhead England’s tour of India
Jos Buttler will return home after the first Test as England seek to keep players fresh, while Ollie Pope will return when fit.