Pakistan leggie Yasir Shah almost single handedly dismissed New Zealand for 90 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test at Dubai, taking 8-41 and having a hand in a run-out.
Not for nothing did Shabnim Ismail claim that she and Marizanne Kapp are the best opening pair in world cricket, and the pair backed her claim up in style against world champs the West Indies.
Shabnim Ismail might only be ranked in 21st spot on the ICC’s women T20I bowlers rankings, but she delivered a devastating performance with the ball to rock Sri Lanka and help set up a seven-wicket win for the Proteas Women.
Deandra Dottin took a sensational 5-5 for the West Indies as they crushed Bangladesh by 60 runs in their opening Women’s World T20 match, despite posting a light target for the Bangladesh Women’s team to chase in Providence.
Bangladesh fought back against Zimbabwe, knocking them over for 181 on day three of the first Test in Sylhet as Zimbabwe’s batters struggled to handle the spin of Taijul Islam.
Mhtiwekhaya Nabe took a maiden five-for against the Dolphins at Newlands, to help the Cobras dismiss the visitors for 225.
Following their clean sweep in the T20I series against Australia, Pakistan remains top of the ICC T20I rankings, but it’s the player rankings that make for interesting reading.
Nono Pongolo took six for 22 for Gauteng as they demolished Free State in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge on Sunday. KZN-Inland had a comfortable win over Eastern Province, while South Western Districts squeezed home over Boland by nine runs.
A brilliant return of 6-38 from young speedster Eathan Bosch helped the Dolphins take control of their 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Warriors at a sun-soaked Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Windies captain Jason Holder currently holds the second best Test bowling average in a calendar year for the last 100 years, having taken 33 wickets at an average of 12.39 in 2018.
Playing in his eighth T20I for South Africa, Dane Paterson took two key wickets against Zimbabwe at Senwes Park to earn the Player of the Match honours and set up a six-wicket win for the Proteas.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir relished bowling with the new ball, as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 34 runs in Tuesday’s first Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park in East London.
Bilal Asif was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as his 6-36 on Test debut helped his team secure a 280-run first-innings lead after dismissing Australia for 202 runs.
Clayton August was at his destructive best for Easterns against Boland as the seasoned left-hander picked up 4-31 in the first innings to reach 200 first-class wickets in the CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup match at Benoni, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.