Latest Cricket News Updates http://cricwaves.com Latest news from cricwaves.com (c)cricwaves.com en-gb Sat 24 Aug 2019 Labuschagne showed great character, skill and technique: Tim Paine http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/WcVJjUKHQf_drh-sevawcirc/labuschagne-showed-great-character-skill-and-technique-tim-paine.html Australia managed to escape with a draw in the tantalising second Ashes Test at Lord's. Set to chase 267 after Ben Stokes' hundred saw England recover from a precarious position, the Aussies were in trouble as the top order succumbed yet again to Jofra Archer. The absence of the unfit Steve Smith added to the visitors' woes. However, Smith's concussion replacement Marnus Labuschagne stood up with a soild half-century to keep a rampant England at bay. Blow to Steve Smith's neck brings back grim reminder of Philip Hughes tragedy http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/RF15AT7quz_drh-sevawcirc/blow-to-steve-smiths-neck-brings-back-grim-reminder-of-philip-hughes-tragedy.html Steve Smith narrowly missed out on a third consecutive Ashes hundred as he was dismissed for 92. However, the talking point of the match at Lord's was the blow to Smith at the back of the head Smith and Kohli are the best, but two totally different batsmen http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/tjdTToc6mj_drh-sevawcirc/smith-and-kohli-are-the-best-but-two-totally-different-batsmen.html With twin tons in his first Test since the embarrassing ban over ball tampering, former Australia captain Steve Smith has won back a lot of admirers. Smith's hundred in each innings of the first Ashes Test not only enabled Australia to recover from 122 for 8, but they also went on to clinch the match and a crucial 1-0 lead in the series. After stupendous comeback century in first Ashes Test, Wade says 'it's yet to sink in' http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/BLfvwC2gJv_drh-sevawcirc/after-stupendous-comeback-century-in-first-ashes-test-wade-says-its-yet-to-sink-in.html When Matthew Wade was dropped from the Aussie squad in 2017, his international career appeared over as he had been failing constantly. However, Didn't know if I was ever going to play cricket again: Smith after stupendous 144 http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/mHaQlyQrjA_drh-sevawcirc/didnt-know-if-i-was-ever-going-to-play-cricket-again-smith-after-stupendous-144.html Former Australia skipper Steve Smith scripted a fairy-tale comeback to Test cricket with a stupendous 144 on the opening day of the 1st Ashes Test at Birmingham. Ashes to Ashes – Will Broad and Anderson bowl out on a high for England? http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/GNzvoLclSM_drh-sevawcirc/ashes-to-ashes-will-broad-and-anderson-bowl-out-on-a-high-for-england.html With the Ashes getting underway this week all eyes will be on England and Australia as they battle out one of sports great rivalries for coveted Ashes Urn England v Australia – The Ashes 2019 – Who is going to win? http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/voFtSgyeQ0_drh-sevawcirc/england-v-australia-the-ashes-2019-who-is-going-to-win.html Recent history tells us that an Ashes home win by England, is on the cards this time round, even with the return of ‘bad boys’ Smith and Warner to the Aussie camp. Probably one of our worst performances, rues Finch as Australia bid goodbye to World Cup 2019 http://cricwaves.com/cricket/news/articles/uOTLaWpNW0_drh-sevawcirc/probably-one-of-our-worst-performances-rues-finch-as-australia-bid-goodbye-to-world-cup-2019.html Against all expectations, England completely bulldozed Australia in the World Cup 2019 semi-finals to reach their first World Cup final since 1992.