Odds and ends as the Cup ends

It took "new England" six overs with the ball and ten with the bat to hand the Aussies their first ever defeat in a Cup semifinal

The ‘aftermouth’ of the day before

Where I learn that there is no point in drowning your sorrows -- the damn things know how to swim.

Kiwis expose India’s weakness, dump Men in Blue out of World Cup

India's known weaknesses came back to haunt them as the Kiwis expertly slipped the knife in the cracks, and twisted.

Rain interrupts India’s dominance over Kiwis

A New Zealand batting lineup under enormous pressure got a breather when rain came down at Old Trafford.

Rohit, Rahul ruin Malinga’s World Cup farewell

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had a net session -- and a legend walked off into the sunset

Bumrah yorks Bangladesh out of the semifinals

India defeated Bangladesh -- only just -- to book its semifinal berth. The 'Tigers' had their toenails, and hopes, clipped by Bumrah's yorkers, served up…

England ends India’s unbeaten run, expose flaws

India has chinks in its armor. It just needed someone to slip the shiv in. Enter Jason Roy.

Shami’s surgical strikes trigger Collapso Cricket

India's exceptional bowling attack makes light of the West Indies' batting might and put their team on the threshold of a semifinal berth.


He doesn't belong to the Terrific Three or the Fab Four. But he belongs. Celebrating the unsung Babar Azam.

Starc contrast in powerplays gives Australia the win

"Brave new England" tripped over its own hype, and the weight of historical baggage, to go down tamely to arch rivals Australia

Pakistan bat Proteas out of the World Cup

An unpredictable side and its volatile fans showed up at Lord's on Sunday. Pakistan's opponents, the Proteas, failed to show up at all

Coulter-Nile, Starc pull off the great brain robbery

Coulter-Nile with the bat, Michael Starc with a five-for and the umpires with a collective "brain fade" destroy Windies at Trent Bridge.

Out of the mouths of…

A TEDx talk on climate change by a 15-year-old; a wake up call for the rest of us.

“Unpredictable” Pakistan upends favorites England

One team had lost all of its last 11 ODIs and, just the other day, collapsed against the West Indies for a mere 105. The other has successfully chased 17 times…