Litton and Shakib lead Bangladesh revival after top-order collapse

Lunch Bangladesh 149 for 5 (Shakib 52*, Litton 48, Rajitha 2-40) and 365 lead Sri Lanka 506 (Mathews 145*, Chandimal 125, Shakib 5-96) by eight runsAn unbeaten 96-run sixth-wicket stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das rescued Bangladesh from the peril they had found themselves overnight, and secured

Paul Stirling ton leads Bears to victory on grisly night for Northamptonshire

Birmingham 207 for 3 (Stirling 119, Hain 66*) beat Northamptonshire 81 (Lintott 3-19, Briggs 3-21) by 125 runs (DLS method)Paul Stirling smashed a scintillating debut century as Birmingham Bears launched their Vitality Blast campaign with a 125-run thrashing of Northants Steelbacks at Edgbaston.Ireland batter Stirling blazed his career

Fantasy Pick: Sanju Samson could fetch you big points

May 27: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Qualifier 2, Narendra Modi StadiumSafe XI: 1 Faf du Plessis (capt), 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal (vice-capt), 3 Jos Buttler, 4 Sanju Samson, 5 Rajat Patidar, 6 Devdutt Padikkal, 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Yuzvendra Chahal, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Wanindu Hasaranga, 11 Obed

Umar Gul appointed Afghanistan bowling coach

Gul, who replaced Abdur Razzaq as the bowling coach of Quetta Gladiators in the PSL last year to kickstart his post-playing career, was employed by the Afghanistan Cricket Board as its bowling consultant during a training and preparation camp in the UAE in April. At the camp, former Pakistan

Impressive Titans eye ticket to dream home final

And it's over to Eden Gardens in Kolkata for Qualifier 1. Two teams with similar approaches will want to give themselves a few extra days of rest ahead of the grand finale. For Gujarat Titans, it's the opportunity to play in front of a capacity home crowd in Ahmedabad.