Cricket Today: Poor, poor Proteas
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 were incredibly poor against India at Newlands going down by 124 runs.
The ladies didn’t fare any better being well beaten by their India counterparts.
Glenn Maxwell was in sublime form for Australia as they blew past England.
There was some controversy during Maxi’s knock after he appeared to be caught in the outfield but got a reprieve from the third umpire, a decision England skipper Eoin Morgan accepted.
Morgan said there was no easy solution to the referral issue.
What’s in the news
Mushfiqur Rahim says he is still adapting to his new batting role.
New Zealand have named two uncapped players in their squad for the remaining matches of the Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series.
Simon Doull called for change at the top of New Zealand cricket for T20Is.
Jofra Archer may abandon his plans to qualify to play for England in favour of turning out for the West Indies.
What’s on social media
Stuart Broad enjoyed sharing a joke with the Prime Minister…
Quinton de Kock’s official twitter handle tried to flog a piece of equipment designed to help batsman play spin, oh the irony.
Want to take your batting to the next level, try @Spintechs_SA spin mat now! Developed myself, this mat helps enhance spin and improve your batting techniques🏏
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Photo credit: @SongiLangeni pic.twitter.com/oC7xJUwm3E
— Quinton De Kock (@QuinnyDeKock69) February 7, 2018
In trying to decipher the wrist spin of Yadav and Chahal, SA batsmen seem as clued in as little Bo-Peep trying to find her sheep
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) February 7, 2018
Jamie Overton happy to entertain on rollercoaster England Test debut
The pace bowler fell three runs short of a remarkable century at Headingley.
England have Headingley buzzing again as late burst rocks New Zealand
The tourists will resume on Sunday 137 runs ahead with five wickets down.
Jamie Overton falls just short of debut century for England in tight third Test
Overton was caught behind for 97 in the morning session.
Azeem Rafiq attends third day of Headingley Test as guest of Yorkshire
Rafiq enjoyed Saturday’s action from a balcony at the Pavilion End
Jamie Overton falls just short of debut Test century as England take narrow lead
Newcomer Overton was caught behind for 97.
George Scrimshaw holds final-over nerves to guide Derbyshire past Lancashire
Scrimshaw successfully defended the 10 runs in the final over.
Jonny Bairstow and England looking to ‘take the game forward’
Bairstow hit a run-a-ball hundred for the second Test in succession as England fought back spectacularly against New Zealand.
Jonny Bairstow century leads thrilling England fightback at Headingley
The Yorkshireman made 130 not out and put on 209 with debutant Jamie Overton to rescue his side from 55 for six against New Zealand.
England top order left in tatters as New Zealand gain upper hand at Headingley
The hosts were 93 for six in reply to New Zealand’s 329 all out.
Daryl Mitchell breaks record with another century against England
Mitchell broke Martin Donnelly’s New Zealand tally of 492 runs in a series in England, set back in 1949.