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.
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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
Jonathan Trott warns England not to get ‘too desperate’ against India spinners
The duo have taken a combined 42 wickets in the series so far.
Darren Gough fears England could be on the end of another hiding by India
Gough knows all about two-day Test wins.
Chris Silverwood hopes England batsmen can learn from quickfire third-Test loss
Silverwood would not be drawn into criticising the pitch.
England players clash online over Alex Hartley’s social media comments
Hartley advertised England Women’s one-day international with New Zealand by referencing the men’s third Test defeat inside two days to India.
Nat Sciver excels as England wrap up series win in New Zealand
Sciver claimed three for 26 and hit 63.
Joe Root invites ICC to make own judgement on Ahmedabad pitch
England were beaten by 10 wickets to go 2-1 down in the series.
It was nice to bat on – Rohit Sharma defends pitch after India seal two-day win
The hosts thrashed England by 10 wickets in Ahmedabad.
Charlotte Edwards elected as first female president of the PCA
The former England captain takes over from Graham Gooch at the Professional Cricketers’ Association.
Joe Root refuses to blame pitch for England’s quickfire defeat in Ahmedabad
It was the shortest match since 1935 in terms of balls bowled.
7 Tests with the most premature endings since 2000
A turning wicket caused chaos for batsmen on both sides as England’s first-innings collapse for 112 set the tone.