Sport: Cricket

With more than $60 million to spend, here’s how the eight Indian Premier League teams splashed out on Saturday.
Overnight rain has cleared and the sun was out on Saturday as play resumed at 11am.
The pitch had come under severe scrutiny over the first three days with a series of batsmen taking hits.
India reached 49/1 with a lead of 42 runs in the second innings at the close of play on day 2 on Thursday.
The qualifying competition for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup will run from March 25, with Ireland targeting a fourth successive appearance at the tournament proper.
It’s the fourth day/night match of this five-game series, and Adelaide on Australia Day is braced to see if the hosts can halt the English charge.
South Africa take on India on day 2 of the 3rd test at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi, who has already won Test and Twenty20 caps, will make his first appearance in ODI's while batsman Khaya Zondo has yet to appear at international level.
Quinton de Kock had a great day behind the stumps with five catches.
South Africa take on India in the opening day of the 3rd and final test at the Wanderers cricket ground, Johannesburg.
Ali Zaryab once again had to perform a rescue act as his teammates floundered in a chase of 190 in the Super League quarterfinal against South Africa at the Hagley Oval.
Markram injured his left quadricep during the 135-run win in the second match at Centurion and was unable to field during India’s second innings.
Eddie Leie and Mbulelo Budaza then shared seven wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 245 in 41.4 overs at the Mangaung Oval.
Perera was the hero for Sri Lanka ripping out Zimbabwe's top four before blasting 39 not out from 26 balls to seal a crucial victory.
The Proteas batsman struck 88 (80 balls, 3 fours, 3 sixes) as the visitors recovered to reach 242/8 after losing the toss and being put into bat first.
Chasing 271 for victory in Brisbane, England reached their target comfortably with 34 balls to spare and need one more victory to wrap up the five-match series.
The match will be the fourth ODI between South Africa and India in the six-match series concluding on February 16 in Centurion.
India’s Virat Kohli also inspired India to the number-one and two ranking positions in Tests and ODIs, respectively.
Ngidi recorded career-best figures in first-class cricket with 6-39 as the Proteas bowled India out for 151 in their second innings.
Debutant Lungi Ngidi recorded figures of 6-39, his best in first class cricket, as South Africa bowled India out for 151 in their second innings just before lunch.
South Africa take on India in the fifth and final day of the second test.
India were 35 for three at the close, having lost both openers and the key wicket of captain Virat Kohli, trapped LBW by Ngidi, on a pitch with uneven bounce.
Flintoff, who played 79 Tests for England, revealed how the ECB had taken some convincing his 2014 application was for real.
The Proteas take on India on the start of day four of the second test between South Africa and India from Centurion. would like to send you push notifications.
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