International sports, cricket: New Zealand to face Australia in ICC final

Johannesburg, South Africa (GenevaLunch) – New Zealand beat Pakistan by five wickets in their semi-final to set up a contest with Australia for the ICC champions trophy. Pakistan’s batsmen never really got going and only reached their modest total of 233 for nine, thanks to a half century by Umar Akmal and a late flourish […]

International sports, cricket: England win the Ashes!

The Oval, London (GenevaLunch) – England managed to avoid their tendency of seizing defeat from the jaws of victory by beating Australia by 197 runs in the deciding Test at the Oval to win the Ashes.

International sports, cricket: Broad smiles as Aussies collapse

The Oval, London, England (GenevaLunch) – England were in control at the end of an incredible second day of the final Test of the Ashes series in which 15 wickets fell. They started the day on 307  for 8 and extended the score to 332, which looked a little below par at the time. Australia then […]

International sports, cricket: England in control of Third Test

Edgebaston, Birmingham, UK (GenevaLunch) – England fought their way past the Australian total thanks to the attacking batting of Andrew Flintoff,  Matt Prior and Stuart Broad. The Test has been curtailed by rain, which cost most of the first day and all of the third but England will be hoping that the ball swings today […]

International sports, cricket: England in control at Lords

London, England (GenevaLunch) – England are in a dominant position after three days of the second test at Lords: the first test ended in a draw. They lead by 515 runs with two days to play. The Australian tail enders held up the English attack but fell just in time for England captain Andrew Strauss […]

International sports, cricket: England dominate in Second Ashes Test

Lords/London, England (GenevaLunch) – It was a great second day for England at the Lords Test, despite an awful start to the day. Andrew Strauss left the second ball from Ben Hilfenhaus, only to see it hit his off stump. Swann and Broad fell in the next two overs but Anderson and Onions staged a […]