Ben Stokes’ bowling was “brilliant” on his return to the England side after five months out, says captain Eoin Morgan. The all-rounder took 2-43 as New Zealand won the first match of the one-day series in Hamilton by three wickets with four balls to spare. Batting at number five, he made 12 off 22 balls
Ben Stokes made only 12 on his return to the England side after more than five months out. The all-rounder was caught off a top-edged sweep in the first match of the one-day series against New Zealand in Hamilton. Stokes, 26, is playing his first game since an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.
New Zealand v England, first ODI Venue: Hamilton Date: Sunday, 25 February at 01:00 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website and app All-rounder Ben Stokes is set to return to the
Batsman Sam Northeast insists Hampshire are capable of challenging for trophies this summer after moving from Kent. The 28-year-old agreed a four-year deal at the Ageas Bowl earlier this month. Hampshire have not won the County Championship for 45 years and last won a limited-overs trophy in 2012. “I honestly believe we can have a
A superb 156 from opener Paul Stirling helped Ireland to a three-run win over Hong Kong in a rain-hit World Cup Qualifier warm-up in Pretoria. Stirling helped Ireland to 284-3 after 45 overs before rain brought an early end to their innings. A lengthy rain delay led to Hong Kong being set a target of
Somerset captain Tom Abell has signed a new contract at Taunton until the end of the 2021 season. The 23-year-old came through the club’s youth system and was named skipper at the start of the 2017 campaign. He took himself out of the side midway through last season because of poor form, but returned to
New Zealand v England, first ODI Venue: Hamilton Date: Sunday, 25 February at 01:00 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, BBC Sport website and app. Live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website and app Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have made a “good
Yorkshire have signed Australia international fast bowler Billy Stanlake for the 2018 T20 Blast. The 23-year-old, who at 6ft 8in is the tallest player to ever represent his country, is set to play a minimum of 12 games for the Vikings. The paceman helped Australia win the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series against New Zealand on Wednesday.
Derbyshire have signed South African fast bowler Duanne Olivier as their other main overseas player for 2018. Following the signing of New Zealand international spinner Mitchell Santner for the second half of the summer, they will have Olivier for the first half. He will be available for the first seven County Championship matches. Olivier, 27,
Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series final, Auckland New Zealand 150-9: Taylor 43*, Agar 3-27 Australia 121-3 (14.4 overs): Short 50, Munro 1-18 Australia won by 19 runs (DLS method) Scorecard Australia won the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series with a 19-run DLS-method victory against New Zealand in Auckland. The Kiwis chose to bat but after Martin Guptill and Colin