• Trent Boult

    Close shave: Boult’s boundary blunder

    For all the other ifs and buts weathered during the closing throes of Sunday’s tense World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, midwicket fielder Trent Boult’s mishap on the boundary can’t be overlooked.

    Virat Kohli

    Close shave: Kohli’s tight lbw

    India’s shambolic top-order performance in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand could have been substantially stronger, had captain Virat Kohli survived a veritable close shave.

    Pakistan close shave

    Pakistan survive close shave

    Pakistan avoided a World Cup-ending defeat to Afghanistan but not after coming within a whisker of defeat as they needed 6 from 6 balls to win the match with only 3 wickets remaining. A close shave indeed …