Tim Paine out of Ashes after taking indefinite break from the game
Pat Cummins appointed Australia’s Test Captain, Steve Smith named deputy
“I am honoured to accept this role ahead of what will be a massive Ashes summer,” Cummins said in a statement. “I hope I can provide the same leadership Tim (Paine) has given the group in the past few years. With Steve and I as captains, a number of very senior players in this squad and some great young talent coming through we are a strong and tightly knit group,” added Pat Cummins.
Tom Latham, Will Young fifties take New Zealand to 129/0 in response to India’s 345
Shreyas Iyer, making sure India will be having an advantage over the visitors at the start of Day 2, but three New Zealand players took the spotlight away from Iyer- Will Young, Tim Southee and Tom Latham. Ajinkya Rahane led India posted 345 on the board in the first innings of the Kanpur Test.
Indian lower-middle order could have scored 450+ but thanks to terrific bowling from Southee. The New Zealand pacer wasn’t satisfied enough with just a single wicket. Tim Southee turned on his prime mode, by getting better of Ravindra Jadeja (50), centurion Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (1) and Axar Patel (3).
A cherry to end the day, New Zealand started with a dominating positive attitude of Will Young along with Tom Latham. The two batters’ scored fifty, Will Young 75 and Tom Latham 50. The opening pair posted 129 without any loss at stumps on day 2, trailing by 216 runs.
Brief scores: India 345 (Shreyas Iyer 105; Tim Southee 5-69) lead New Zealand 129/0 (Will Young 75*) by 216 runs.
Liton century, Mushfiqur 82* put Bangladesh on top at Day 1 Stumps vs Pakistan
After a collapsing start of the Bangladesh top order against Pakistan on Day 1 of first test, Liton Das came as the rescuer by scoring his maiden test hundred along with Mushfiquir Rahim standing tall on the other end. After winning the toss and opting to bat first, the hosts were in huge trouble at 49-4 but then comes a 204-run unbroken partnership between Das and Rahim.
Pakistan’s bowlers had dominated the opening session of the first test, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Faheem and Sajid adding up a wicket each into their tallies.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 253/4 (Liton Das 113*; Hasan Ali 1-38) vs Pakistan
Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Results – November 26
Bangla Tigers vs Team Abu Dhabi
Bangla Tigers 130/5 in 10 overs (Will Jacks 43; Ahmed Daniyal 1-20) beat Team Abu Dhabi 120/7 in 10 overs (Chris Gayle 52*; Benny Howell 2-13) by 10 runs. Player of the Match: James Faulkner.
The Chennai Braves vs Deccan Gladiators
The Chennai Braves 57/10 in 10 overs (B Rajapaksa 18; Wanindu Hasaranga 3-9) lost to Deccan Gladiators 60/5 in 6 overs (David Wiese 20*; Mark Deyal 2-12) by 5 wickets with 24 ball to spare. Player of the Match: Wanindu Hasaranga.