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Cricket world stunned by Hughes incident
As Phillip Hughes remained in a critical condition in hospital in Sydney, reaction from around the cricketing world was a mixture of shock and support. Here are some of the responses to the incident, in which Hughes was struck in the head by a bouncer dur
Updates: Hughes remains critical
AUSTRALIAN team doctor Peter Brukner says Phillip Hughes remains in a critical condition at St Vincent’s Hospital. Get the latest news here.
Sheffield Shield round abandoned
Cricket Australia has elected to abandon the full round of Sheffield Shield matches after the critical injury suffered by Phillip Hughes
US baseballer confused with Hughes
US baseballer Phil Hughes has sent his best wishes to his Australian namesake after mistakenly receiving messages of support on Twitter.
McCullum plays down Vettori risk
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is confident recalled left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori can handle the rigours of Test cricket

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A progressive look at the highest One Day Innings of all time
A progressive look at the highest One Day Innings of all time

Rohit Sharma has become the first man to hit 250 in a one-day international when he smashed 264 in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka to beat the previous record of 219 made by fellow Indian Virender Sehwag against West Indies in 2011.


Fastest ever centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20's
Fastest ever centuries in Tests, ODIs and T20's

Pakistani skipper Misbah-ul-Haq unleashed carnage on Australia's bowlers to record the equal-fastest Test century (56 balls) and the fastest ever Test fifity (20 balls) in the 2nd Test in Abu Dhabi, Nov 2014.

Rookie Kiwi allrounder, Corey Anderson, smashed a 36-ball century to beat Shahid Afridi's 18 year old record for the fastest ever ODI century. Anderson ended up on 131 not out in 47 balls as New Zealand beat the West Indies in a rain shorted ODI in Queenstown, Jan 2014.

Chris Gayle, one of the cleanest strikers in modern cricket, set a new record for the fastest century in the history of professional cricket with an astonishing century off just 30 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 Indian Premier League. How does Gayle’s feat compare with other rapid centuries?


PAGE OF SHAME series : A timeline of Match and Spot Fixing activities
PAGE OF SHAME series : A timeline of Match and Spot Fixing activities

What are the sequence of events in the colourful and recent history of activities that has resulted in match-fixing? How are the players undermining the entire essence of cricket in an ever increasing frequency of scandals? This article lists out the timeline of match fixing, spot fixing and the related allegations that has tainted cricket.


Triple century club: Highlights of legendary Test knocks
Triple century club: Highlights of legendary Test knocks

Ever since England opener Andy Sandham stroked his way to 325 (640 balls, 28 fours) against the West Indies in the 4th Test of 1930 at Sabina Park, it has been a dream for batsman to crown their career by achieving a triple century in test cricket. Amongst the many greats of the game that did not record a triple are Sachin Tendulkar (Highest score 248 not out), Ricky Ponting (Highest score of 257), Rahul Dravid (Highest score 270) and Allan Border (Highest score 205) – this list comprises 4 of the top 5 run scorers in test cricket, with only Lara making a triple century.


The widening gulf: where is cricket heading?
The widening gulf: where is cricket heading?

Cricket’s law-makers are prone to act on controversial decisions such as the no balling of Steve Finn after he had dislodged the bails at the non-striker’s end during the England-South Africa series in 2012. But what are the impacts of these knee-jerk changes to the laws of cricket on club cricketers? Alan Flook examines this thorny issue from the perspective of those that play the game for recreation at the grass-roots.


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