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Evil v Good, day 4: Match skitters to a conclusion

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. England made 202 runs and lost four wickets on day three. It was very boring and far and away their most successful day. Australia still lead by six runs. Paul Collingwood and Andy Flintoff are at the crease. Morning session Don’t get ahead of yourselves. Darren Gough is batting at eight. Flintoff batted quite zes...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Johnson, Shane Warne, Steve Smith, Paul Collingwood, Collingwood, James Anderson, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Harmison, Mitchell, Flintoff, Don


Evil v Good, day 3: England’s best day so far

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Taken in isolation, day two was less rubbish than day one. However, the nature of Test cricket is that it cannot be taken in isolation, so in fact day two compounded day one such that we arrive here at day three in an even worse position than yesterday morning. England are 19-0 and 208 runs behind. That’s pretty much where yo...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Collingwood, Steve Waugh, Mcgrath, Mitchell, Glenn, Trescothick, Marcus Trescothick, Warne, Mike Atherton, Gilchrist


Evil v Good, day 1: England fail to impose themselves

We’re pitting an England XI comprising the players we invested in the most against an Antagonists XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode. Before we start, it’s worth having a very quick Sim Series recap because a lot of these players have already played this format. We’ve played two 1990s-est Ashes Tests (and let’s be honest, this is a very similar thing again). Notable performances from those matches include Graeme Hick top scoring in both innings of the first m...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Gillespie, Johnson, Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood, Jason Gillespie, Collingwood, James Anderson, Adam Gilchrist, Matt Prior, Anderson, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Mitchell Johnson


Two dismissals an innings and over: who was Test cricket’s busiest wicketkeeper?

We don’t write about wicketkeepers very much and that’s wrong. Batsmen and bowlers aren’t the only ones deserving of our attention. Squatters have rights too. This article is about the select band of stumpers who have averaged more than two dismissals an innings in Tests. Wicketkeepers who’ve taken two dismissals an innings and over. It’s not many, you know. If we limit ourselves to guys who’ve played at least 20 Tests so that we can rule out Steve Rhodes, we’re left with just six men and a...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Features, South Africa, Eiffel Tower, Shane Warne, Papua New Guinea, West Indies, Ashley Giles, Jones, Adam Gilchrist, Monty Panesar, Steve Waugh, Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon


Shane Warne v Steve Waugh - how a stats piece reignited 21-year-old grudge

In 1999, Waugh had dropped Warne for the final Test against West Indies with the series on the line
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Shane Warne, West Indies, Steve Waugh, Warne, Waugh


1990s Ashes Rematch: Bevan mystery deepens on day 3

Last month we pitted a 90s England XI against a 90s Australia XI using International Cricket Captain’s ‘All Time Greats’ mode and the Aussies won. This is the rematch Down Under. Day two ended with England 413-4. Nasser Hussain is unbeaten on 145 having batted through the day. Robin Smith is on 22. Mark Taylor still hasn’t given Michael Bevan a bowl. Morning session After much talk about declarations on commentary (Shane Warne thinks Michael Atherton should have declared halfway th...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Smith, Shane Warne, Taylor, Chris Lewis, Mark Waugh, Aussies, Jonathan Agnew, Miller, Salisbury, Lewis, Stewart, Slater, Jack Russell


Shane Warne says we were created by aliens – but which ones?

The frustrating thing about reality TV programmes is that when someone says something interesting, there’s no-one there to ask the obvious follow-up questions. When he appeared on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2016, Shane Warne expressed his belief that humans, “couldn’t do” the pyramids. “You couldn’t pull those ropes, huge bits of brick and make it perfectly symmetrical,” he said. “Couldn’t do it. So who did it?” Who indeed? Aliens, according to Warne. And he doesn’t stop there. He al...
Tags: Australia, Sex, Features, Shane Warne, Buckethead, Shane, Hutt, Warne, Liz Hurley, Ree Yees


Let’s pick the All-Time Greatest Middle-Aged XI

Which cricketers performed best after the age of 35? Let’s put them into a team. If middle-age is about anything, it’s about attributing all of the failings you already had to the ageing process. It’s still hard to get out of bed, but now it’s because of your age. Your waist size is still bigger than you’d like, but now it’s because of your age. You still forget everything, but now it’s because of your age. This kind of ageism is great – but not if you’re a sportsman. Cricketers ...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Features, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Hobbs, Surrey, Ian Bell, Shane Warne, Sachin Tendulkar, Jimmy Anderson, Graham Gooch, Brad Haddin, Misbah


Shane Warne conjures win out of nowhere as Australia sneak into final

Needing 43 from 52 balls with eight wickets in hand, West Indies suffered one of ODI cricket's most dramatic collapses
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Shane Warne, West Indies


The 1990s-est Australia Test XI

Let’s pick a 1990s Australia XI. We’re not looking for the best team here; we’re just trying to pick an Australia Test team that couldn’t be more Nineties if it tried. We’re not as comfortable gauging Australian 1990s-ness as we are gauging English 1990s-ness, so a couple of weeks back we asked our Twitter followers who they thought were the Nineties-est Australia Test cricketers. What resulted was a bit of an informational tsunami, but fortunately people were largely in agreement. Once...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, Shane Warne, Lemon, Australia Cricket News, Geoff, Warne, Shane Lee, Geoff Lemon, Bevo, Stuart Law, Shaun Young, Julian Reiffel Fleming, Colin Funky Miller, Adam Collins Lee


Who is Test cricket’s greatest number eight? (Or: Which Test bowler was the best batsman?)

Specialist bowlers having to bat is one of the greatest things in the world because batting is absolutely nothing like bowling. It is like a javelin thrower training for years and years to perfect their art only to turn up at the Olympics and be told that they also have to play tennis. This is precisely why it’s interesting to ponder which bowler has been best at batting. We often talk about the top six in cricket. Whether or not these players do other things as well, the top six batsmen ar...
Tags: Australia, Sex, India, Features, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Delhi, Shane Warne, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Jos Buttler, Adam Gilchrist, Ms Dhoni, Anderson, Jonny Bairstow


SeeHow helps cricketers train smarter

Like baseball, cricket relies on grass, dirt, wood, cork, spit, spin, drop and rise en route to either victory or loss. And like baseball — and just about any other sport, really — cricket coaching staffs and their players worldwide are looking for more ways to track every move. Tracking statistics is nothing new. With each action, a player produces a stat that can be used to track improvement or struggle over a given period of time. But as players get stronger and stakes — financial and otherwi...
Tags: Startups, Hardware, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Sports, Tech, Sensors, Cricket, Shane Warne, MEMS, Anil Kumble, Behera, Spektacom, SeeHow, Dev Chandan Behera


What is Jos Buttler’s main skill?

Jos Buttler (via ECB YouTube) Jos Buttler’s main skill is making sure that when he walks out to bat he accesses being in his zone… apparently. Because those are not our words. Those are the words of Jos Buttler himself. According to Cricinfo, he reckons: “The main skill, and the biggest one that I do well when I’m at my best, is making sure that when I walk out to bat I access being in my zone, whether I’ve been waiting for six hours or just have a 10-minute turnaround in a ...
Tags: England, Sex, Shane Warne, England cricket news, Jos Buttler, Peter Siddle, Cricinfo


Wil Parker dreams of meeting Shane Warne after 'special' debut

The legspinner could have a career choice to make before too long between cricket and AFL
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Shane Warne, Wil Parker


Australia fires: Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne to play in bushfire fundraiser

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will captain opposing teams in a charity match to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting


Ponting & Warne to play bushfire fundraiser

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will captain opposing teams in a charity match to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia.
Tags: News, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Warne, Ponting


Ponting & Warne to captain teams in Australia bushfire fundraiser

Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will captain opposing teams in a charity match to raise money for the bushfire relief fund in Australia.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting, Warne, Ponting


Shane Warne and Ricky Ponting to lead teams in bushfire relief match

The match will be staged before the Big Bash final on February 8
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Shane Warne, Ricky Ponting


Shane Warne's baggy green cap raises $687,585 for bushfire charity at auction

Shane Warne was "blown away" after the Australian cricket great's baggy green cap raised $687,585 (one million Australian dollars) at auction to help those affected by the bushfires which have devastated large parts of the country.
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Warne's Test cap raises A$1m for bushfire charity appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Warne's Test cap raises $1m for bushfire charity appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Shane Warne: Australia legend's Baggy Green cap raises A$1m for bushfire charity at auction

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: Australia, Sport, Shane Warne


Australia legend Warne's Test cap raises $1m for bushfire charity appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Australia legend Warne's Test cap raises A$1m for bushfire charity appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Shane Warne's baggy green sold for over one million dollars

The auction was being held to raise funds for the bushfire appeal, with the disaster hitting large parts of Australia
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Shane Warne


Shane Warne's baggy green fetches $1m in auction for Australia's bushfire aid

Milestone reached two minutes before auction endsLewis Hamilton donates A$500,000 (£262,000) to rescue servicesAustralian cricket great Shane Warne’s baggy green cap has made more than $1m at auction to aid those affected by bushfires.When bidding closed on Friday morning, the famous cap was sold for A$1,007,500 (£528,000) to ‘M.C. from Sydney’, according to the auction house’s website. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Sport, Cricket, Australia sport, Sydney, Shane Warne, Bushfires, Hamilton


Shane Warne's baggy green fetches $1m in auction for bushfire aid

Milestone reached two minutes before auction endsAmount surpasses that paid for Don Bradman’s capAustralian cricket great Shane Warne’s baggy green cap has made more than $1m at auction to aid those affected by bushfires.When bidding closed on Friday morning, the famous cap was sold for $1,007,500. Continue reading...
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Australia sport, Shane Warne, Bushfires, Don Bradman


Warne's Test cap raises $1m for fires appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Warne's Test cap raises $1m for bushfire charity appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne


Warne's Test cap raises $1m for bushfires appeal

Australia legend Shane Warne raises one million Australian dollars (£528,514) for the bushfire appeal after his "baggy green" Test cap is sold at auction.
Tags: News, Australia, Shane Warne, Warne