LONDON: Jonny Bairstow was adamant England still had a real "fighting chance" to win the first Test despite Pakistan ending the second day at Lord's on Friday in a commanding position. Pakistan scored exactly 300 runs in the day's play to finish on 350 for eight at stumps. That left them already 166 runs ahead of England's meagre first-innings 184. Having fallen behind in the game with a sub-standard batting display after England captain Joe Root won the toss on Thursday, the hosts gave Pakistan further…
MOHALI: England were 268 for eight at stumps on the opening day of the third Test against India in Mohali on Saturday. Adil Rashid on four and Gareth Batty on nought were at the crease after the visitors, who trail the five-match series 1-0, elected to bat first. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow top-scored with a gritty 89 as Indian bowlers Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each. England, who trail the five-match series 1-0, were 205 for five at tea with Bairstow on 66 and Jos Buttler…
BIRMINGHAM: Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali both scored dashing fifties as England wrested the initiative from Pakistan on the fourth day of the third Test at Edgbaston on Saturday.
LONDON: England stars Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow warmed up for next week's first Test against Sri Lanka in record-breaking style as they shattered a host of Yorkshire records in their triple-century stand against Surrey on Monday.
LONDON: New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson, as well as Australia captain Steven Smith, have been chosen among the Wisden Almanack's Five Cricketers of the Year announced Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN: England all-rounder Ben Stokes hit a thrilling double century as he and Jonny Bairstow battered the South African bowlers into submission on the second day of the second Test at Newlands on Sunday.
SHARJAH: The two-day tour match between Pakistan A and England XI at Sharjah ended in a draw on Tuesday, ARY News reports.