Author Archives: Sam Collins

Fire in Babylon

Sam Collins reviews Fire in Babylon By Stevan Riley DVD, £9.99 “WE DIDN’T go out to hit people. But people got hit.” Cricket has known plenty of good teams but the West Indian sides of the late 1970s and 1980s … Continue reading

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"You Can’t Just Take Cricket Away From Pakistan"

October 2009 Wasim Akram on Pakistan’s future as a home Test nation, ball-tampering and why he was more difficult to face than Waqar Interview by Sam Collins Do Pakistan have a future as a home-Test nation? It’s very difficult to … Continue reading

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"I Hated Javed's Guts"

“I Hated Javed’s Guts” October 2009 Ravi Shastri made his debut for India at 18 bowling left-arm spin and batting at No.10. Within two years he had made a hundred opening the innings and by the time he retired aged … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: England beat Australia in Sydney to take series 3-1, Sydney, day five

From Sam Collins in Sydney END OF THE ASHES: fifth Test, day five, Sydney Match score: England 644 (Cook 189, Prior 118, Bell 115) beat Australia 281 (Smith 54*) and 280 by an innings and 83 runs to win series … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Anderson and Tremlett take England to the brink, Sydney, day four, evening

From Sam Collins in Sydney Close: fifth Test, day four, Sydney Match score: Australia 213-2 (Smith 19*, Siddle4*) and 280 (Johnson 53) trail England 644 by 151 runs with eight second innings wickets remaining Session score: Australia 136-5 England win … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Watson misery as Australia suffer, Sydney, day four, afternoon

From Sam Collins in Sydney Tea: fifth Test, day four, Sydney Match score: Australia 77-2 (Clarke 19*, Khawaja 4*) and 280 (Johnson 53) trail England 644 by 287 runs with eight second innings wickets remaining Session score: England 8-1, Australia … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Prior hundred takes England past 600, Sydney, day four, morning

From Sam Collins in Sydney Lunch: fifth Test, day four, Sydney Match score: England 636-9 (Swann 33*, Tremlett 7*) lead Australia 280 (Johnson 53) by 356 runs with one first innings wicket remaining Session score: England 148-2 England win Session … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Bell finally gets Ashes ton, Sydney, day three, evening

From Sam Collins in Sydney Close: fifth Test, day three, Sydney Match score: England 488-7 (Prior 54*, Bresnan 0*) lead Australia 280 (Johnson 53) by 208 runs with three first innings wickets remaining Session score: England 110-2 England win Session … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Cook and Bell put Australia to bed, Sydney, day three, afternoon

From Sam Collins in Sydney Tea: fifth Test, day three, Sydney Match score: England 378-5 (Cook 188*, Bell 62*) Australia 280 (Johnson 53) Session score: England 101-0 England win Session in six words: Cook and Bell slay sorry Australia The … Continue reading

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ASHES LIVE: Cook relentless as Collingwood fails again, Sydney, day three, morning

From Sam Collins in Sydney Lunch: fifth Test, day three, Sydney Match score: England 277-5 (Cook 130*, Bell 20*) Australia 280 (Johnson 53) Session score: England 110-2 England win Session in six words: Cook goes on, Colly fails again It’s … Continue reading

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