That man, Conway!
New Zealand beat the best gear in the World Test championship to crush England by eight wickets in the second Test in Birmingham. As the first Test ended in a draw, the Kiwis won 1-0 in the series.
New Zealand also tasted its first red ball series victory in England in 22 years, dropping India from the No. 1 spot on the ICC rankings.
Fast bowler Trent Boult (4/85), Matt Henry (3/78) and Neil Wagner (1/68) shared eight wickets when England fell to 303 in their first innings. Starting batsman Rory Burns (81) and middle-order batsman Dan Lawrence (81 not out) played well, but they could not convert their fifties into hundreds.
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It was once again Devon Conway (80) who helped New Zealand to a healthy lead of 85 runs. The left-hander conquered the player of the series for 306 runs in four overs, which includes a double ton.
Conway’s 122-run partnership, around the second wicket, with Will Young (82) gave the stage for an attractive total. Veteran batsman Ross Taylor (80) completed the task by lifting the side to 388.
The English batsmen could not figure out the length of Matt Henry in the second innings. They were five behind in 20 overs. Defender Mark Wood (29 out of 38) tried to save some pride by hitting five fours and a six, but England stopped at 122.
The upcoming captain, Tom Latham (23 not out), needed 38 to score the win and score the winning runs.
Shakib, why so serious?
Bangladesh international Shakib Al Hasan set a poor example of sportsmanship by kicking the stumps, and later snatching from the root and throwing, after an appeal for lbw was rejected in a local match.
Shakib has challenged referee Imran Parvez for dismissing the appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim in the Dhaka Premier League Premier League between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited at Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Shakib Al Hasan challenged referee Imran Parvez for rejecting an appeal against Mushfiqur Rahim in the Dhaka Premier League Premier League between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Abahani Limited. – AFP
Furious with the decision, Mohammedan captain Shakib kicked the stumps before rain stopped the game. He had a heated conversation with the referee. While returning to the locker room, Shakib had a few things to say to the Abahani players, which angered coach Khaled Mahmud.
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The Bangladesh Cricket Board has fined Shakib $ 5,900 for his actions and given him a three-match ban.
‘I’m very sorry I lost my temper and ruined the match for everyone and especially those watching from home. An experienced player like me should not have reacted like that, but sometimes it happens unfortunately. “I apologize to the teams, management, tournament officials and organizing committee for this human error,” Shakib said in a statement on his Facebook page.
Keshav Maharaj’s hat trick
Left-hander Keshav Maharaj became the second South African bowler to score a Test hat-trick, the first in 60 years. His effort defeated South Africa 2-0 over the West Indies in St. Petersburg. Lucia worried. It already won the first Test with an innings and 63 runs.
The fast bowler Geoff Griffin was the first to reach the milestone against England at Lord’s in 1960, which was apparently his last international appearance due to suspicious actions.
Chasing 324 for an unlikely win, the Caribbean folded for 165 with Maharaj returning 5/36. He fired Kieran Powell (51), Jason Holder (0), Joshua Da Silva (0), Kemar Roach (27) and Jayden Seales (7).
Under the new captain, Dean Elgar, who is hungry to rebuild the team and bring it back among the top three Test players, South Africa’s 158 runs will be a big boost for the sport in the country.
Keshav Maharaj returned with figures of 5/36. – AFP
In the first Test, a classic example of good fast bowling, aided by sharp catches, the Proteas took a 1-0 lead. West Indies looked forward to the pace and swing of Anrich Nortje. The delivery that kissed the top of Shai Hope’s blunt was the ball of the match.
Nortje claimed a total of seven wickets, including a four-in-first innings. His partner, Lungi Ngidi, chose a fig when the West Indies folded for 97.
Quinton de Kock’s breezy 141 run of 170 balls, consisting of 12 fours and seven sixes, raised the Proteas to 322. The 225-run lead was too good for the home side as the innings continued into the fourth innings. This time, Kagiso Rabada picked up five to limit them to 162.
Faf’s narrow escape
June 12, 2021 will long be remembered in the sports world. Two athletes were in serious danger.
Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen fell on the field due to a heart issue during the Euro match against Finland. And in the cricket world, Faf du Plessis had a concussion after colliding with Mohammad Hasnain while trying to save a boundary in a Pakistan Super League match.
Faf du Plessis, who represents Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, had memory loss a few moments after the incident. – Rajeev Bhatt
The South African, who represents Quetta Gladiators in the PSL, suffered memory loss moments after the incident. ‘Thank you so much to everyone for all the messages of support. I’m back at the hotel and recovering. Keep concussion with memory loss, but I’m fine. Hopefully back on the field soon. Lots of love, “he later confirmed on Twitter.
The ordeal excluded him from the league.