Michael Hussey scored 95 as Chennai Super Kings went top of the Indian Premier League table with a 14-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders.Opening batsman Hussey led the way with 11 fours and two sixes in his 59-ball contribution after the Super Kings had been sent in to bat at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Joe Root struck a magnificent 182 as Yorkshire beat Durham by four wickets in the County Championship Division One at Chester-le-Street. Set 336 to win, Root played a flawless innings until his side were within one run of victory, when he went 13 balls without scoring before he was bowled by Callum Thorp.
Since the events of 2005, Ashes series' in England have been dominated by talk of reverse swing and the efforts of Australia's bowlers to come to grips with the unfamiliar Duke ball. Australia have assembled a bowling unit that has plenty of scope to move the ball. Jackson Bird, Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and recalled Queenslander Ryan Harris are all recognised swing men.
Stuart Law has played a crucial role in Khawaja’s career of late, most recently in his role as high-performance coach at Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, but also during his interim stint as the national side's batting coach last year.
Former New Zealand cricketer John Parker has apologised to Black Caps coach Mike Hesson for comments made in his paper about the sacking of Ross Taylor.
Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been recalled to Australia's test squad as Michael Clarke's deputy to fill a leadership void for the Ashes tour to England.
When former test cricketer John Parker launched his movement to get more ex-international involvement on the New Zealand Cricket board, he made what might now be viewed as a prophetic statement: "I'm the messenger and we all know what happens to them," he said with trademark dry humour. "But that's fine as long as we get a better result."
A resolute innings from Mike Hussey has helped Chennai Super Kings to a nervy four-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. Hussey stood firm as wickets fell around him until Ravindra Jadeja was able to launch a rescue bid that revived his team's lagging spirits.