Sakeb Subhan

July 16, 2019
July 16, 2019

Cricket philosopher’s triumph

Kane Williamson stood with hands outstretched as an accurate throw from Martin Guptill ricocheted off a diving Ben Stokes’s bat and went for four in the 100th over of a sublime World Cup final at...

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

Cricket’s greatest celebration

‘The world’s greatest cricket celebration’ was the tagline for the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. Yesterday, the catchy marketing slogan was proven true by two of the most deserving teams in...

July 15, 2019
July 15, 2019

England’s cup of joy at last

Martin Guptill played a full ball on leg stump from Jofra Archer to deep midwicket. Two runs were needed off the last ball of the Super Over and he put in a desperate dive -- the second fateful one...

July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019

Kiwi resilience versus English aggression

Cricket’s global crown will find a new resting place today when perennial bridesmaids England and New Zealand square off in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s. By the end of the final, cricket will...

July 14, 2019
July 14, 2019

Battles within the battle

One of the two sides that qualified as the third and fourth-placed teams from the group stages will take home cricket’s most glittering trophy today at Lord’s. There will of course be talk about...

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

Smith battles the Edgbaston cauldron

Deafening boos rang out when Steve Smith went out to bat, when he reached a fighting 50 and when he was finally run out through a brilliant direct hit from wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. The crowd...

July 12, 2019
July 12, 2019

From cynicism to enjoyment

Before the World Cup began, West Indies legend Viv Richards said during a pre-tournament function that somewhere along the line, favourites England would mess it up.

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Day 2, Session 1 wins it for Kiwis

The second morning, overcast conditions, two pacers steaming in, three slips and the ball talking up a storm as batsmen just try to survive. If fans of Test cricket were missing the sport’s most...

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Brave Kiwis overcome mighty India

A magnificent rearguard effort from India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja could not offset the early damage done by seamers Trent Boult and Matt Henry as New Zealand secured a second successive World...

July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019

No table without Tigers

Fans may still be reeling from Bangladesh’s group-stage exit from the World Cup, but the real impact is borne by the touring journalists who are reduced to being nomads when the object we are...