RWC: England out as Australia and Wales progress

Hosts England crashed out of their own World Cup after a 33-13 loss to Australia. England had lost to fierce rivals Wales 28-25 a week earlier, so needed to win against the Wallabies to keep up their chances of progressing from the ‘group of death’, pool A.  Continue reading “RWC: England out as Australia and Wales progress”

Australia win Cricket World Cup

Australia thrashed rivals New Zealand by 7 wickets to win the Cricket World Cup. Brendon McCallum was bowled out in the first over and New Zealand could only reach a measly 183 all out, with Grant Elliott hitting 83.

But Australia’s batters were never troubled at the MCG and Steve Smith and Michael Clarke helped them reach 186-3 to win the World Cup.

The game was watched by a crowd of 93,000 fans who saw their home team win their fifth World Cup.

Cricket World Cup

 

The group stages of the Cricket World Cup have drawn to a close and we some tasty-looking ties in the quarter-final stage.

The eight teams that have progressed from the first round are co-hosts New Zealand, fellow hosts Australia, reigning champions India, pre-tournament favourites South Africa, 2011 finalists Sri Lanka, England-beating Bangladesh, Chris Gayle-led West Indies and Misbah ul-Haq’s Pakistan. Continue reading “Cricket World Cup”

Ashes: Australia make it 4-0

England are in the humiliating position of being about to lose the Ashes in a 5-0 whitewash as they lost the fourth test to Australia by eight wickets.

It has been a horrible series since day one for England, and the team that thrashed Australia 3-0 just a few months ago are falling apart completely against the same team.

Mitchell Johnson has certainly been the star of this Ashes series with his amazing bowling, and the Australians batters have also looked like new players in this series.

England,meanwhile, are terrible. Many questions are being asked about captain Alistair Cook and almost everyone else in the Three Lions team.

England need to go away from Australia and have a serious change, or England international cricket may be doomed.

Ashes: Trott leaves tour

Jonathan Trott has struggled in these Ashes, scoring only 9 & 10.

England batsman Jonathan Trott has left their tour of Australia.

The Warwickshire batsman cited a long standing stress-related condition as the cause of his absence. He has struggled in the Ashes this series, as he had only reached a total of 19 in two innings. He had a very tough time against Mitchell Johnson’s bowling. Continue reading “Ashes: Trott leaves tour”

Ashes: England slump to embarrassing defeat

Mitchell Johnson has been the star performer of the Ashes so far, and took figures of 5-42 this innings.

England suffered their second worst defeat in terms of runs as they lost the first Ashes test in Brisbane.

Set a very tough target of 561 from the terrible second and third days, England could have reached it at a score of 142-4, after finishing yesterday on 24-2. However, they went from that scoreline to 151-8 and then 179 all out. It means that the tourists go behind in an Ashes series for the first time in seven years.  Continue reading “Ashes: England slump to embarrassing defeat”