Alagappan Muthu

Sub-editor, ESPNcricinfo


Seifert's blistering 84* beats Hafeez's classy 99* as New Zealand take series
Seifert's blistering 84* beats Hafeez's classy 99* as New Zealand take series

Tim Southee picked up 4 for 21 as well in a very entertaining game

Debutant Jacob Duffy and Tim Seifert the difference as New Zealand guts it past Pakistan
Debutant Jacob Duffy and Tim Seifert the difference as New Zealand guts it past Pakistan

Pakistan fight back through Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf before falling well short

Top order troubles for both sides as Australia aim to continue pink-ball dominance
Top order troubles for both sides as Australia aim to continue pink-ball dominance

The pink ball is a menace to openers, as both teams look for ideal opening combination

'No rush to get back to Lord's but...' - Trent Boult tempted by World Test Championship final
'No rush to get back to Lord's but...' - Trent Boult tempted by World Test Championship final

Australia and India hold a sizeable lead, but New Zealand could still push them

Kyle Jamieson: Fortunate to play in the same era as New Zealand's greatest quicks
Kyle Jamieson: Fortunate to play in the same era as New Zealand's greatest quicks

'What Tim and Trent and Wags have done in the last eight-ten years is nothing short of world-class'

Tom Latham leads as New Zealand focus on climbing up Test Championship table
Tom Latham leads as New Zealand focus on climbing up Test Championship table

Kane Williamson has left the team to be with his family for the birth of his child

New Zealand eye innings victory despite Jermaine Blackwood, Alzarri Joseph counter-attack
New Zealand eye innings victory despite Jermaine Blackwood, Alzarri Joseph counter-attack

The home side's seamers broke the Test wide open by picking up 15 wickets on day three

Kane Williamson's 251 puts New Zealand in a dominant position
Kane Williamson's 251 puts New Zealand in a dominant position

Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell then batted out 26 testing overs to take West Indies to stumps without any damage

New Zealand and West Indies aim to shake off rust for round two
New Zealand and West Indies aim to shake off rust for round two

History in Mount Maunganui promises another run-fest, as the visitors look to keep series afloat

'Strange, entertaining and crazy' - Kieron Pollard and Lockie Ferguson look back
'Strange, entertaining and crazy' - Kieron Pollard and Lockie Ferguson look back

A 5 for 1 collapse. A five-wicket haul. An over with four no-balls: fans at Eden Park were spoiled

Sushma Verma and Sune Luus star in Velocity's come-from-behind victory
Sushma Verma and Sune Luus star in Velocity's come-from-behind victory

Supernovas made 126 on a slow pitch and though their bowlers seemed ahead in the early part of the chase, they came undone in the end

Sandeep Sharma is the powerplay Jasprit Bumrah
Sandeep Sharma is the powerplay Jasprit Bumrah

Of his 108 IPL wickets so far, 62 belong to openers and No. 3s. This is his game

Sandeep, Nadeem and Warner put Sunrisers in the playoffs; Knight Riders out
Sandeep, Nadeem and Warner put Sunrisers in the playoffs; Knight Riders out

Sunrisers had to beat the top three teams in the IPL to qualify for the playoffs this season. And they did

Talking Points: What is the secret to Devdutt Padikkal's success this IPL?
Talking Points: What is the secret to Devdutt Padikkal's success this IPL?

Also, why didn't the Capitals try to knock the Royal Challengers out?

IPL 2020, Match Highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2020, Match Highlights: Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

ESPNcricinfo's updates from the 55th game of IPL 2020

Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore walk the playoff tightrope
Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore walk the playoff tightrope

Winner goes through and gets two shots at a spot in the final. Loser goes to pray

Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in desperate shootout for playoff spot
Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in desperate shootout for playoff spot

Both teams will still need other results to go their way, but they themselves need to win first

Wriddhiman Saha, the powerplay supernova
Wriddhiman Saha, the powerplay supernova

He doesn't come across as a good fit in T20s, but he sure does wallop that cricket ball in the first six overs

Saha and Warner thump Capitals and keep Sunrisers' season alive
Saha and Warner thump Capitals and keep Sunrisers' season alive

Rashid Khan, meanwhile, produced the most economical spell of IPL 2020, finishing with 4-0-7-3

Talking Points: Is Dinesh Karthik out of form, or is he being used badly?
Talking Points: Is Dinesh Karthik out of form, or is he being used badly?

Also, is Chris Gayle at No. 3 working? Oh yes, and here's why