Cricket Today: Poor, poor Proteas
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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
David Bedingham half-century leads Durham to victory over Lancashire
Ian Cockbain’s unbeaten 62 helped Gloucestershire see off Middlesex.
England v India day two: Late wickets put Heather Knight’s side in charge
Shafali Verma’s dismissal sparked the collapse.
England Women boosted by late flurry of wickets on day two against India
The hosts had declared on 396 for nine.
Virat Kohli insists World Test Championship final is ‘just another Test match’
India face New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.
Stuart Broad one of the world’s best ever bowlers despite suffering from asthma
The England star is one of only seven players in the history of the game to reach 500 Test wickets.
Jonny Bairstow suffers injury in Yorkshire’s win over Worcestershire
It will be a worry to England ahead of the T20 series against Sri Lanka next week.
Heather Knight frustrated to miss century in her 100th game as England captain
The England captain made 95 as the home side finished the opening day of the Test with India on 296 for six in Bristol.
Day one of England’s Test against India: Dunkley debuts and Knight excels
The hosts made 269 for six.
Heather Knight falls short of century as England falter after good start
The home side were 269 for six after day one of the Test against India in Bristol.