Fernando and Moncrieff on the Aussie Cricketing Kolahaalaya

March 26, 2018

ONE: Errol Fernando to Emil Vanderpoorten, 26 March 2019

I have heard that there is another person who shares my name and now you say that you have his address. If this is so,please tell me something about him, presuming that he really exists!

Let me answer your question about Aussie cricketers by telling you that during my school days I was an avid supporter of the Australian Cricket team. My heroes were players such as Keith Miller and Neil Harvey.When I arrived in Melbourne in 1963 I quickly found my way to the Melbourne Cricket Ground and started watching the Test matches.

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Afghanistan ambush Windies at Harare

March 26, 2018

Liam Brickhill, Courtesy of ESPNcricinfo

Afghanistan 206 for 3 (Shahzad 84, Shah 51, Gayle 2-38) beat West Indies 204 (Powell 44, Mujeeb 4-43, Naib 2-28) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Afghanistan eased to a seven-wicket win over West Indies in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier competition in Zimbabwe, bringing to completion a comeback that must rank among the greatest in cricket’s long history. Virtually written off after their disastrous showing in the group stage, Afghanistan rode on their self-belief – and a little bit of luck – to claim the trophy. Five days ago, Rashid Khan said “anything can happen”, and this Afghanistan team has shown that to be true.

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Banging Your Cock, Are You, Bancock?

March 25, 2018




What a Violent and Unique Six-Balls in Test Cricket! …. with Just Desserts!

March 23, 2018

Rabada to Warner in Over 03

3.4 = Rabada to Warner, FOUR runs, too full, rifled to the cover boundary! Warner climbs into a cover drive, low in his stance and using 141kph to his own advantage
3.5 =Rabada to Warner, FOUR runs, oh, even better, a murderous scyth past extra cover for four! This wasn’t a half-volley but he dispatched it via first-class delivery to the ropes
3.6 =Rabada to Warner, FOUR runs, skelped off the pads, three in a row! Morkel gamely gives chase but he can’t reel it in, Warner lets his bat do the talking in his battle with Rabada – this could become a proper brawl (within the confines of the Laws, of course!)
Rabada to Warner in Over 05
5.1 =Rabada to Warner, SIX runs, digs the ball in short… and Warner hurls his bat, KABOOM! over fine leg! That has gone miles, high up into the stands – someone is going to have to fetch it!

5. 2 =Rabada to Warner, (no ball) FOUR runs, FETCH THAT! Five boundaries in a row for Warner off Rabada! Just a touch of width and he slashes it through backward point, and you can sense KG’s temperature rising!…………….Rabada had overstepped too… Literally, not figuratively this time

5.3 =Rabada to Warner, OUTbowled hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim! Rabada lands the decisive blow, up off the canvas and demolishing off stump! This enthralling duel is ended by Rabada slicing through Warner’s tentative defence and sending the stump pinwheeling back. An extraordinary innings from Warner, struck on the arm and then responding with a flurry of boundaries before being run through, bowled off stump for the third time in the series

DA Warner b Rabada 30 (28m 14b 5×4 1×6) SR: 214.28


Three Cliffhanger Finishes in Last Few Matches in Nidahas Trpohy

March 20, 2018

SRI LANKA vs BANGLADESH, 10 March 2018

  • Sri Lanka piled up 214 for 6 – a high score
  • At the end of the 19th over in the Bangladesh innings they were 206 for 5, needing 9 runs to win …. See 20th over below

SRI LANKA vs BANGLADESH, 16 March 2018

  • Sri Lanka struggled to get for 160 runs
  • At the end of the 19th over in the Bangladesh innings they were, 148 for 7 needing 12 runs to win …. See 20th over below


  • Bangladesh made 166 runs
  • At the end of the 19th over in the Indian innings they were 155 for 5 needing 12 runs to win … see below for details

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Ugly Scenes Mar Exciting End to Bangla-Lanka Match in Nidahas Trophy

March 20, 2018

Andrew Fidel Fernando in ESPNcricinfo, 15 March 2018

Bangladesh 160 for 8 (Tamim 50, Mahmudullah 43*) beat Sri Lanka 159 for 7 (Kusal Perera 61, Thisara 58) by two wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Mahmudullah, sublimely poised while chaos roiled around him, hoisted an Isuru Udana ball over the square leg boundary when six runs were required off the last two balls, propelling Bangladesh to victory in scintillating fashion. It is difficult to overstate the importance of his innings, though the numbers – 43 off 18 balls – bear witness to its quality. Incensed by several mistakes from his team-mates, maintaining his focus even through an ugly final over in which a Bangladesh sub was given a shove by a Sri Lanka player and Shakib Al Hasan seemed intent on bringing his batsmen off the field, Mahmudullah completed the chase of 160 with No. 10 batsman Rubel Hossain at the other end.

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Smart Pragmatic Cricket encouraged by Hathu

March 10, 2018

Rex Clementine, Island, 10 March 2018, where the title is “Hatu has changed the mindset of players – Ratnayake,”

Sri Lanka’s Fast Bowling coach Rumesh Ratnayake credited his former team mate and Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha for changing the fortunes of the national cricket team. After a tough 2017, under Hathurusingha, Sri Lanka did quite well in Bangladesh recording series wins across all three formats and started off the Nidahas Trophy campaign with a comprehensive win over India on Tuesday.

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