Full name Matthew Lewis Engel
Born June 11, 1951, Northampton, England
Current age 64 years 171 days
Other Journalist, Author
Height 5 ft 9 in
Education Carmel College
Matthew Engel made his name writing for the Guardian for almost quarter of a century from 1972, covering a wide range of fields including politics and sport. In 1993 he became editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, a role he relinquished to take up a post in Washington. He returned for a second spell as editor between 2004 and 2007.
His son, Laurie, died of cancer in 2005 and Engel set up a successful charity fund in his memory, The Laurie Engel Fund, which raises money in partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust to support patient care. The proceeds of a book he wrote, Extracts from the Red Notebooks were donated to this fund.
One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time
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In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back
How Ross Taylor reconciled with New Zealand cricket and made the highest score by a visiting batsman in Australia
Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test
It refuses to let India play Pakistan there, but hasn't been forthcoming with reasons why
India faced strong resistance from Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis on the third day, but R Ashwin, aided by a treacherous pitch, proved too relentless for them