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Stokes world cup catch
But the fact is, Smith utilised every millimetre of the playing area to give himself the best chance of clinging on to the desperately tough catch, while Banton was a few yards off the boundary - possibly intentionally - and therefore not in position to take the chance. Much the same could have been written about Sam Billings' dropping of Mitchell Starc here with Hazlewood's catch to end Bairstow's resistance. Australia, it might be noted, did not drop a chance during the T20I series; England dropped three. … [Read more...] about Australia’s reminder to World Champions – we’ll always be the benchmark
“We all know how good the players are that hold those positions,” he said. “Their records over the last four or five years have been fantastic. For anyone to break in, you have to be extremely consistent and win games of cricket for England.” … [Read more...] about I Don’t Think I’m Anywhere Near as Good as Virat Kohli: Dawid Malan
Adil Rashid and Joe Denly were the unlucky bowlers. Firstly, Jonny Bairstow badly dropped Aaron Finch when Australia's captain top-edged an attempted sweep in the seventh over off Rashid. Bairstow made good ground to get in position and then inexplicably let the ball slip through his hands. Rashid got his man a couple of overs later, though, bowling Finch with a beautiful googly that the batsmen clearly didn't pick. … [Read more...] about Moeen rues England’s missed chances on captaincy debut
For once, it was not the batsmen who masterminded England's two victories against Australia but the bowlers. In the opening match, Adil Rashid set the cat amongst the pigeons with two wickets in the 15th over and the game was expertly closed out by Tom Curran and Chris Jordan, England's improving death bowling specialists. In the second game, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood rocked Australia with a new ball barrage that set England on the path to victory. … [Read more...] about What did England learn from the T20I home summer?