George Binoy

Deputy editor, ESPNcricinfo


Pakistan two wickets from victory
Pakistan two wickets from victory

Misbah-ul-Haq was poised to overtake Imran Khan and Javed Miandad as Pakistan's most successful Test captain, after his team played the perfect game to finish the fourth day on the verge of victory

Rahat, Babar secure 304-run lead
Rahat, Babar secure 304-run lead

For two days New Zealand's bowlers had struggled to create chances as Pakistan amassed their match-defining total, but as soon as they batted, the balance between bat and ball shifted dramatically

Pakistan top order piles up 566
Pakistan top order piles up 566

The Pakistan batsmen continued their plunder in the UAE, their relentless accumulation spanning 171 overs snuffing out New Zealand's hopes of victory

Shehzad and Hafeez subdue New Zealand
Shehzad and Hafeez subdue New Zealand

Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad put on Pakistan's best opening partnership in 14 years - 178 - and the team finished the day on 269 for 1

The Steyn impersonation
The Steyn impersonation

Plays of the day from the third ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Hamilton

De Kock finds form before rain prevails
De Kock finds form before rain prevails

The third ODI in Hamilton began under overcast skies, and in the 31st over of the game the drizzle had got heavy enough to take the players off. They never came back on

Shakib's six keeps Zimbabwe to 240
Shakib's six keeps Zimbabwe to 240

The first-day pitch in Mirpur offered inconsistent bounce and significant turn that a Bangladesh rookie and veteran exploited to trip up Zimbabwe

Southee return bolsters New Zealand
Southee return bolsters New Zealand

New Zealand's batsmen will have to improve on their performance in the first ODI against South Africa if they are to keep the series alive after Friday

'You must have been a batter in your day'
'You must have been a batter in your day'

Plays of the day from the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui

De Villiers, Duminy ace clinical chase
De Villiers, Duminy ace clinical chase

AB de Villiers and JP Duminy scored unbeaten half-centuries to overhaul New Zealand's total of 230 with six wickets in hand and 11 balls to spare

Unsettled India bank on batsmen
Unsettled India bank on batsmen

England have not won successive Tests or a series since the summer of 2013, and this is their last opportunity to score a victory until the 2015 World Cup

Moeen six-for ends England's win drought
Moeen six-for ends England's win drought

England ended a winless run of ten Tests, which began in August last year, in style on the fifth morning in Southampton

England eye win after perfect day
England eye win after perfect day

England continued to play the near-perfect Test and India were powerless to hinder them

Anderson and Broad give England control
Anderson and Broad give England control

For almost two whole days India's bowlers had laboured on a surface that appeared docile. On the third, James Anderson showed them how it's done

Bell and Buttler pummel shabby India
Bell and Buttler pummel shabby India

Ian Bell scored his first hundred since August 2013, and Jos Buttler made 85 on Test debut to run India ragged on the second day at Ageas Bowl

Cook, Ballance put England well ahead
Cook, Ballance put England well ahead

Alastair Cook ended his run of poor form with an innings of 95, while Gary Ballance scored his third century of the summer to drive England into a strong position

New Zealand win rain-hit contest
New Zealand win rain-hit contest

Dominica's inaugural Twenty20 international was a damp affair, with an ever-present drizzle dousing the intensity of the contest that New Zealand claimed to ensure at least a share of the spoils in the two-match series

Debutant Craig stars in huge NZ win
Debutant Craig stars in huge NZ win

Tim Southee and offspinner Mark Craig demolished West Indies for the second time in successive days at Sabina Park to record New Zealand's second Test win in the Caribbean

Southee and Craig secure huge lead
Southee and Craig secure huge lead

Tim Southee and the debutant offspinner Mark Craig took four wickets each to skittle West Indies for 262 and secure New Zealand a first-innings lead of 246

Neesham, Watling lead New Zealand to 508
Neesham, Watling lead New Zealand to 508

Jimmy Neesham and BJ Watling put on 201 runs for the sixth wicket, and all but erased West Indies' hopes of winning Chris Gayle's 100th Test