Chris Gayle struck a 47-ball hundred, his second T20I century, as England’s bowling attack was shredded down in Mumbai, with West Indies comfortably chasing down a tall order of 183 runs as Chetan Narula looked on.
Led by a collective batting effort, England resisted a hat-trick from David Willey and a half-century from Jay Bista to win the ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game against Mumbai CA XI at the Brabourne Stadium by 14 runs.
Three of the five World Cups have been won by sub-continental teams. There is a good chance the sixth edition of the tournament that goes underway from 8th March will also be won by a sub-continental team, hosts India.
Sports activists Damian Collins MP and Jaimie Fuller of SKINS along with Sam Collins and Jarrod Kimber, who are the directors of the investigative documentary “Death of a Gentleman” have urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to push for governance reforms in the International Cricket Council.
England’s two and a half month tour of South Africa was a series of ups and downs for both teams, though neither side should feel too disappointed with their respective performances. Laura Williamson reviews.
England fast bowler Stuart Broad feels that the fine handed out to Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during the second Test against New Zealand is justified.
AB de Villiers went on to smash the fastest Twenty20 International fifty by a South African as the Proteas chased down 172 against England in just 14.4 overs with nine wickets in hand in the second T20I in Johannesburg and completed a 2-0 series whitewash.
England fast bowler Reece Topley has been officially reprimanded by the International Cricket Council for smashing the stumps at the bowler's end in the first Twenty20 International against South Africa.
South African Twenty20 International captain Faf du Plessis confirmed that AB de Villiers will continue to open the batting in the shortest form of the game, including the upcoming series against England.