‘Hopefully they turn a blind eye’: Australia claims cricket gold despite nerves around COVID infection

The Australian women’s cricket team now officially has it all. The T20 and ODI World Cup winners are Commonwealth Games champions too after a nine-run win over India in front of a bumper crowd at Edgbaston. Women’s T20 final Australia India 8-161 152 all out Mooney 61 (41) Kaur  65 (43) Gardner 3-16 Schutt 2-27  Rana … Read more

Live: Diamonds face Jamaica in netball final after Australia wins first gold medal in women’s cricket

It’s the last full day of competition in Birmingham and the history-making moments are continuing. Australia has won the inaugural Commonwealth Games gold medal in women’s T20 cricket, beating India in the last over despite a positive COVID test within the team the day of the final. The Hockeyroos have won silver after losing to … Read more

Live: Australia’s cricketers play New Zealand in Commonwealth Games T20 semi final

Getty Images Newly crowned world high jump champion Eleanor Patterson said she didn’t turn up as she claimed a silver medal in Birmingham. Having cleared 2.02m in Eugene a fortnight or so ago, Patterson failed in her three attempts at 1.95m at the Commonwealth Games. Getty Images “Maybe I need to adjust to that expectation title … Read more

Live: Aussie cricketers through to finals after nail-biter, more gold for Australia in diving, track, gymnastics

Australia’s cricketers will play for Commonwealth Games gold after narrowly defeating New Zealand in the semi-final at Edgbaston. Meanwhile, Australia’s gold medal haul has continued in athletics, rhythmic gymnastics, diving, lawn bowls and beyond. Join the conversation and follow all the action in our live blog. Live updates 8m agoSat 6 Aug 2022 at 9:14pm … Read more

The Hundred 2022 fixtures list: when are the matches and how does the tournament work

The Hundred’s second edition is under way, with the ECB hoping to build on the inaugural tournament last year. The new format gives each team one hundred bowls to take 10 wickets, compared to the slightly longer T20 matches, and uses a draft system to build the teams.  The games are available to watch live … Read more

Hendricks leads South Africa to T20 series opening win against Ireland

Updated 4 minutes ago REEZA HENDRICKS HIT his fourth successive Twenty20 fifty as South Africa defeated Ireland by 21 runs in their series opener at Bristol on Wednesday. Hendricks, who hit three half-centuries in the Proteas’ recent 2-1 series win over England, top-scored with 74 in a total of 211-5 and shared a third-wicket partnership … Read more

Cricket Australia fears pandemic will create missing generation of players

Cricket Australia is worried a pandemic-induced dive in the number of first-time cricketers could lead to a “missing generation” of kids taking up the sport around the nation. Key points: Cricket Australia is concerned by a 10pc drop in first-time participants for the 2021-22 season It is feared the pandemic will create a missing generation of cricketers … Read more

Sophia Dunkley: England embracing aggressive mindset after playing ‘safe’ cost them

Sophia Dunkley says England women are embracing a new “aggressive” mindset after playing “safe” cost them. Dunkley, one of the young stars of England’s revamped side, told Telegraph Sport’s Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast that their struggles in the Ashes and World Cup final defeat to the same opposition in April have prompted a … Read more

England vs South Africa live: score and latest updates from the second T20 in Cardiff

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of the 2nd match in the Twenty20 international series between England and South Africa, taking place at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. England won the first game of the three-match series in Bristol last night by 41 runs, with Moeen Ali hitting England’s quickest T20 half-century and Jonny … Read more

England vs South Africa live: Score and match updates from first T20 at Bristol

What prevents England bringing in more youth is that so many of their senior players, aged 34 and over, are indispensable. Their two spinners, for a start, are 35 in the case of Moeen Ali and 34 in the case of Adil Rashid – and after Matt Parkinson’s failure to make his case (if his … Read more