Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal blasted half-centuries before Shahid Afridi secured a series-levelling victory for Pakistan in the second and final Twenty20 International against South Africa at Newlands on Friday (November 22).

Akmal blasted 64 off 37 deliveries with four sixes while Hafeez slammed 63 off 41 balls with three sixes as Pakistan reached 176 for 4.

In reply, South Africa had galloped to 58 for no loss in the first seven overs before Afridi's 3 for 28 halted its progress. South Africa finished with 170 for 4 -- falling short by six runs - courtesy an unbroken stand of 53 off
A surprise bowling change brought a key wicket and was a crucial factor as South Africa beat Pakistan in a rain-affected first Twenty20 International at the Wanderers Stadium on Wednesday (November 20).

Shortly before a storm broke over the stadium, Faf du Plessis, the South African captain, called up JP Duminy to bowl his off-spinners, and Duminy caught Nasir Jamshed off his own bowling with his third delivery.

Only ten more deliveries were possible before play was halted. Pakistan was 60 for 2 after 9.1 overs, four runs short of a revised par score after South Africa made 153 for 7
The format and schedule of the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 will be announced in Dhaka on 27 October.
The IDI Board reviewed an inspection report by the ICC Venue Consultant on the venues for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014 and accepted the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s request to extend the deadline for the completion of the stadia till 30 November 2013. read more...
After five years in the West Indies Women’s team, Stacy Ann King, spent a year in the wilderness. Now she is back aiming to start what can be described as the “second coming of my cricket career”, after being recalled for the historic Women's T20 Tri-Series.

At 30, King returns a year older and wiser than the player who was part of the West Indies team which lost the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World T20 tournament in Sri Lanka last October.

“I’m back and I’m here to stay. It’s always good to be in the group. I was warmly welcomed by the girls and it almost felt like I was not out of
The new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) came into effect with the series between Bangladesh and New Zealand, which started in Chittagong today (Wednesday 9 October).

It is important to note that the playing conditions are applicable to international cricket and must be read together with the Laws of Cricket. Whilst a playing condition may affect the Laws of Cricket as they may apply to international cricket, these changes are not amendments to the Laws of Cricket themselves. read more...
The West Indies Women beat the White Ferns by 23 runs in the opening match of the Twenty20 Tri-Series at Kensington Oval in Barbados.

Deandra Dottin of West indies made 52 to push the home side through to 104 for six in the first innings, before teammate Anisa Mohammad claimed figures of five for 19 to dismiss the White Ferns for 81.

The visitors pursuit got off to a bad start when captain Suzie Bates was run out for eight in the third over. Three further cheap wickets had the White Ferns in more trouble at 31 for four and the required run-rate also began to become a problem. read
Sachin Tendulkar has contacted the President, BCCI, and has requested the BCCI to release the following statement to the Media, on his behalf:

"All my life, I have had a dream of playing cricket for India. I have been living this dream every day for the last 24 years. It’s hard for me to imagine a life without playing cricket because it’s all I have ever done since I was 11 years old. It’s been a huge honour to have represented my country and played all over the world. I look forward to playing my 200th Test Match on home soil, as I call it a day. read more...
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