Tuesday, 10 December 2013

T20 World Cup 2014 schedule

T20 World Cup 2014 Schedule


Taylor makes Windies pay

A fine hundred by Ross Taylor and poor catching by the West Indians helped New Zealand end Day 1 of the second Test at an advantageous position. Dropped when he was on nought, Taylor capitalized by scoring 129 and he was involved in fifty plus stands with Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Corey Anderson as the Black-Caps ended the opening day at 307/6.

It was an eventful first session which included two wickets, a couple of dropped catches and two reviews that went in favour of New Zealand after West Indies had opted to bowl. The Hot-Spot and Snicko came to the aid of Peter Fulton after the first ball of the game. Umpire Paul Reiffel had ruled a leg-before decision in favour of Tino Best only for him to reverse it after replays showed that the batsman had got an inside edge. Hamish Rutherford, who struck a couple of boundaries off Best, had a life-line when he was put down by Darren Sammy at second slip, denying Shannon Gabriel a wicket.

Cook's "brain scrambled", Boycott fumes

England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook's "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia.

Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts during the Ashes tour and laid some of the blame at Cook's feet, saying he appeared frustrated and worn down by the Australian attack.

"Australia have worked Alastair out," Boycott said in a column for the West Australian newspaper.

"They give him nothing to score off his legs or hip and they are winning the battle."