Mujeeb denies Iyer in last-ball win for Kings XI

The 17-year-old mystery spinner defended 16 off the last over to put Kings XI Punjab on top of the points table


Manjrekar: Flawless captaincy from Ashwin in death overs

James Faulkner also said it was a phenomenal effort from Kings XI Punjab to defend 143


Derbyshire's 1306-day winless run ends

Catch up with the latest from the County Championship, as Surrey are also made to work hard for victory


Derbs v Midd: Hard toil ends long wait for Derbyshire

At the 24th time of asking Derbyshire have finally won a Championship match at home. When the run was broken, it came in the most unlikely circumstances

Glouc v Glam: Bracey's rearguard ton can't save Gloucestershire

Twenty-year-old James Bracey battled away for seven hours and 28 minutes to make an unbeaten 120 but Glamorgan got home by six wickets

Surr v Hants: Northeast shows brave defiance but Virdi's twirl the talk

Hampshire's recent batting signing made a big impression, but Surrey were not to be denied

Yorks v Notts: Coad finishes with 10 in hefty Yorkshire win

Yorkshire were under the cosh during the first morning before recovering to 256 and driving the contest from then onwards, claiming 21 points to three

Pakistan hit by Mohammad Amir visa delay

Some reports suggest it was because the fast bowler also separately applied for a longer-term spouse visa

Sunrisers seek turnaround at Wankhede without Bhuvneshwar

After starting the tournament with three straight wins, Sunrisers are now coming on the back of two losses and may have to field a depleted side

Manjrekar: Sunrisers batting looks fragile

James Faulkner believes chasing at Wankhede Stadium will be the better option on Tuesday


Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies

They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Ess v Lancs: Porter stars again to end Lancashire's brave chase

Alex Davies, Jordan Clark and Joe Mennie all threatened match-winning hands, but all fell to Porter as the defending champions held on by 31 runs

Som v Worc: Can Somerset supporters dare to dream?

A victory in the opening match of the Championship season will inevitably have supporters quietly asking themselves if this could be the year

Surr v Hants: Pope and Virdi offer a glimpse at exciting future

Virdi, a 19-year-old offspinner, claimed Hashim Amla and James Vince in one over as Surrey pressed for victory at The Oval

Fight or flight: what dot balls can do to you in T20s?

Shayamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist and EQ consultant, explains how the brain deals with the pressure of dots


Centurion takes Boxing Day Test from Port Elizabeth

South Africa release schedule for 2018-19, including tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

Nort v Wark: Sidebottom's 10-wicket haul heaps more misery on Northants

Back-to-back defeats against the two relegated counties have given Northants a tough start to their Division Two campaign

Derbs v Midd: Derbyshire close in on rare home win

An unbeaten 157 from opener Luis Reece - and an opening stand of 219 - was part of another dominant day against Middlesex

Glouc v Glam: Lloyd puts Glamorgan in Severn heaven

David Lloyd's career-best has given Glamorgan an excellent chance of victory in the Severnside derby

'Lifetime experience for Gowtham and us' - Samson


'Mumbai is known for bouncing back' - Kishan


Coach's Diary: The Rayudu surprise


Bravo and Watson's experience valuable - Chahar


Faulkner: Sunrisers will be upset about the no-ball that wasn't called

James Faulkner, Shaun Tait and Deep Dasgupta on the high full-toss and Kane Williamson's fifty in Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase


Rayudu, Chahar star in another last-over CSK win

Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win

100-ball tournament: Aye or Nay?

Shaun Tait, James Faulkner, Cyrus Broacha discuss if the ECB's proposal for a 100-ball tournament will ever become the next big thing.


Want to make the game as simple as possible - Strauss

Under the radical format put forward last week, the matches will consist of 15 six-ball overs and a 10-ball over to complete the 100 deliveries

Nicholas: Why only a hundred balls?

The ECB's new idea is not a bad thing. Here's how it could be better

Hopps: Commercial gamble over sporting integrity

Many fans of short-form cricket have been shocked by the ECB's 100-ball proposal and the response of the players over the coming weeks and months could be critical

Yorks v Notts: Pujara's running issues reach Yorkshire but Ballance holds firm

India's No. 3 added to his list of poor calls, but Gary Ballance ensured it didn't hurt Yorkshire

Ess v Lancs: Foster's champion grit builds hefty lead

Foster, who briefly contemplated retirement last year, added 103 with Simon Harmer to take the game away from Lancashire

Som v Worc: Hildreth punishes Worcestershire's drops

One of Somerset's finest ever batsmen could have played the defining innings, but Worcestershire's Ed Barnard continued to show immense promise

Leic v Suss: Allrounder Ishant and Burgess' ton propel Sussex

Michael Burgess made a century against his former club and Ishant Sharma was able to raise his bat for the first time in his career

Glouc v Glam: Shaun Marsh's debut hundred gives Glamorgan control

Marsh joined fellow Australians Matthew Elliott and Mark Cosgrove in having scored a first-class century on debut for Glamorgan

Durh v Kent: Henry bags 12-wicket haul to set up Kent win

Matt Henry claimed career-best match figures of 12 for 73 to guide Kent to a comfortable victory over Durham

Pak squad for Eng tour 'best of the best' - Sarfraz

The Pakistan captain believes extensive preparation in the lead up to Ireland's inaugural Test and two Tests in England will help team cope up with difficult challenges

De Villiers 90* off 39 brings back RCB smiles

Daredevils took 71 off the last five overs, with Pant and Iyer scoring half-centuries. But it wasn't enough against a star-studded RCB batting line-up

Faulkner: Once de Villiers goes aerial, he can't be stopped

The Matchday Runorder team wonder if there is anything a bowler can do to escape the wrath of AB de Villiers


Dinesh Karthik questions Kings XI's revised target

Also suggests considering VJD method for revising targets in IPL, instead of current DLS system

DLS explainer: Why Kings XI had to chase just 125

How does the DLS system work? And would the VJD method have made a difference to KKR's chances?

Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik

The KKR captain also said his team didn't bowl well, even if the total it was defending was just par


Social dugout: CSK fans back on track


Coach's Diary: Kings XI's happy problems at the top


Gloves Off: Are coaches redundant in T20s?


The Chatter: Happy Birthday, IPL!


The IPL's broken XI


Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik


Could this be Manish Pandey's year?


'Been dreaming of days like this' - Watson


'Watson more classical than Gayle' - Laughlin


Kalro: De Villiers goes back to having fun

Of late, he has often been forced to score tough runs, through injury or circumstance. On Saturday, he shed all that weight off his shoulders

Talking points: Will the real Chris Morris please stand up?

Also, a deathly slow start from Daredevils, and de Villiers feasts on his former team once again

Ess v Lancs: Porter, Harmer back in harness as Essex recover poise of champions

Essex supporters watched the two standout performers of last season's title-winning team go about their work under an unseasonable April sun

Som v Worc: Renshaw stands out with debut century

Worcestershire seamer Ed Barnard also impressed on the opening day as 18 wickets fell in seam-friendly conditions

Surr v Hants: Surrey hit back after Dawson sparks a tailspin

Fidel Edwards' pace also caught the eye on the opening day at The Oval where almost 3000 spectators soaked up the action

Derbs v Midd: Viljoen revives Derbyshire amid Roland-Jones injury worry

Toby Roland-Jones was only able to bowl five overs on the opening as he left the field with some back soreness

Durh v Kent: Markram fails to get off the mark ... twice

Aiden Markram collected a pair on his very first day of Championship cricket as Matt Henry starred for Kent

Nort v Wark: Sidebottom takes advantage of slipshod Northants

Sidebottom, playing in just his ninth first-class game, tore through the Northants lower order to claim a maiden five-wicket haul

Warne slams Cricket Australia's 'greed'

The former Australia spinner has criticised the board's decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer

A gimmick or a worthwhile experiment?

County cricket fans share their thoughts on the ECB's decision to introduce a new '100-ball' format


Dobell: Fast-food cricket is coming, whether we like it or not

The ECB's proposals may seem radical, but change is inevitable for a sport that is too deep in crisis to stand still

Faulkner: There's a danger in getting too funky

Gaurav Kalra with Ajit Agarkar and James Faulkner discuss the ECB's proposal of a 100-ball competition


Shane Watson, the quiet marauder

The allrounder doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand

Talking Points - When will Tripathi bat in the Powerplay?

Meanwhile, cometh the hour, cometh yet another Chennai Super Kings batsman

Coach's Diary: Feeling at home on a true track in Pune

A peek into the (imaginary) coach's diary following CSK's mauling of Royals


The end of the beer snake? Surrey make bold environmental commitment

Club commits to ambitious initiative to phase out single-use plastic by the year 2020

'Sehwag saved IPL by picking me' - Gayle

With all the big T20 batting records in his hands, Chris Gayle has nothing more to prove but wants people to "just put some respect on the name"

Monga: Gayle, T20's biggest visionary

The man from Jamaica, who first turned chaotic T20 hitting into a science, continues to mould his batting to suit the circumstances

Ashwin's calculated punts pay off

Could batting first become the next big trend? And where did it all go downhill for Rashid Khan?

County cricket would improve my game - Kohli

The India captain has been strongly linked with Surrey in recent months with the BCCI keen that key players have the chance to get used to conditions in England


Afridi named in World XI for West Indies charity match

Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera were also among the first group of World XI players confirmed for the side that will be captained by Eoin Morgan

Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging

Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

'It was sad to see what Australia went through' - Elgar

Dean Elgar reflects on being a part of the infamous South Africa v Australia series


'Leaving Dutch cricket in a better state than when I turned up' - Borren

The outgoing Netherlands captain said he is retiring to give the younger players the best chance to gain experience under Pieter Seelar

Borren calls time on Netherlands career

Pieter Seelaar takes over the captaincy, while Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager

From 2008 to 2018: How IPL has changed

On April 18, 2008, the IPL began with a Brendon McCullum blaze. How does T20 look today, exactly ten years later?

How well do you remember the first IPL game?

We've just crossed the ten-year mark in IPL history. How well do you remember the first game? Take our quiz to find out

Runorder: How do cricketers deal with trolls?

James Faulkner, Deep Dasgupta, Cyrus Broacha and the team at ESPNcricinfo discuss the recent events surrounding Vinay Kumar