Live cricket blog: Scotland stun England and sceptics with six-run win

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10:45 pm – Scotland beat England by six runs

Scotland defeated world No1 team England by six runs in a high scoring match in Edinburgh on Sunday.

Scotland posted a mammoth 371 for five batting first with Calum MacLeod smashing 140.

Their bowlers then kept thewir cool despite a blazing ton from Jonny Bairstow to win by six runs.

Read the report here and Ajit Vijaykumar‘s views on what this win means here.

10:30 pm – Windies thrash Sri Lanka

West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 226 runs in the first Test in Trinidad on Sunday.

Kusal Mendis scored a century but it wasn’t enough as Roston Chase picked up four wickets to seal victory.

Read the report here.

7:15 pm – Jonny Bairstow hits whirlwind century

Scotland v England ODI

England opener Jonny Bairstow smashed 105 from just 59 balls to help his team remain on track as they chased a mammoth target of 372 against Scotland in their one-off ODI on Sunday.

England were 175-2 after 20 overs after the Scots posted a record total in Edinburgh.

Catch all the live updates here.

7:00 pm – Afghanistan players arrive in Bengaluru

Afghanistan players landed in Bengaluru for their inaugural Test against India which starts on Thursday.

The Afghans enter the Test high on confidence after defeating Bangaldesh 3-0 in a T20 series.

For more, click here.

3.12pm: England concerned over James Anderson shoulder injury as seamer sits out county matches

England pace bowler Jimmy Anderson is to miss Lancashire’s next two matches as he rests a long-standing shoulder injury ahead of the forthcoming Test series with India.

To read the full story click HERE

2.16pm: Pakistan teenager Shaheen Shah Afridi itching to leave his mark in T20I series against Scotland

Young Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi is eager to make his mark in the upcoming T20I series against Scotland after a promising start to his international career.

The 18-year-old left-armer is the latest product from Pakistan’s impressive assembly line for pace bowlers and will be one to keep an eye on when Pakistan play Scotland in two T20Is in Edinburgh.

Shaheen (L) is delighted to be retained in the Pakistan T20I squad.

Shaheen (L) is delighted to be retained in the Pakistan T20I squad.

“I’m happy about being able retain my place in the Pakistan side and want to perform well in the upcoming series against Scotland,” the youngster said in an interview with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

To read more click HERE

12.42pm: Suspended David Warner to turn commentator for Australia’s ODI series against England

David Warner is all set to take up commentating duties during the upcoming ODI series between England and Australia.

Australia’s Channel Nine network announced on Saturday that Warner will be part of the commentary team for the England series with the suspended cricketer set to take over microphone duties from the second ODI.

The 31-year-old former  vice-captain was handed a 12-month suspension from international and domestic cricket by Cricket Australia along with then skipper Steve Smith for his role in the ball-tampering saga which took place on the tour of South Africa.

Read more HERE

11.02am Physical altercation with Mehidy Hasan the reason Bangladesh dropped Sabbir Rahman for final T20I against Afghanistan

Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman was dropped for third and final T20I against Afghanistan due to disciplinary reasons it has been revealed.

Sabbir was not picked for the final game in the recently concluded T20I series against Afghanistan at Dehradun. Afghanistan went on to whitewash Bangladesh 3-0.

Sabbir continues to grapple with disciplinary issues.

Sabbir continues to grapple with disciplinary issues.

According to a report by Cricbuzz, a Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official has confirmed that the 26-year-old was dropped because of disciplinary reasons.

The report states that Sabbir got into a verbal argument with all-rounder Mehidy Hasan during the second T20I which soon ensued into a physical altercation.

To read the full report click HERE

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Daily Digest: Simona Halep wins her first Grand Slam title with French Open triumph

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Hey everyone, it’s Denzil Pinto here giving you a bitesize look at the sporting world this evening.

TOP STORY 

Champion: Simona Halep

Champion: Simona Halep

Simona Halep’s long wait for a Grand Slam is finally over after she beat Sloane Stephens in three sets to win the French Open on Saturday.

The World No.1 finally got her hands on the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen trophy following her 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 triumph over the American.

Read Reem Abulleil’s report from Paris here.

FOOTBALL

Mohamed Salah is striving to recover in time to participate in the World Cup.

Mohamed Salah is striving to recover in time to participate in the World Cup.

Mohamed Salah sent a message to Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi that his recovery is going well ahead of the World Cup.

The Liverpool star suffered a shoulder injury in the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last month’s Champions League final but looks set to be fit for their first World Cup appearance in 1990. Read the full story here.

Away from the World Cup, Nabil Fekir’s expected move to Liverpool has been put on hold over fitness concerns. The Lyon man underwent a medical at Anfield on Friday and already agreed terms with the Champions League runners-up but a medical concern cropped up. More on that story is here.

At Real Madrid, former defender Michel Salgado has given his backing to Guti, who according to reports is in line to replace Zinedine Zidane as head coach. Read what the Spaniard had to say here.

CRICKET

England skipper: Eoin Morgan

England skipper: Eoin Morgan

England travel to Scotland for a one-off ODI clash at Edinburgh and Eoin Morgan insists the visitors must not take their opposition lightly as they begin their home summer season with the white ball. Read more here.

Our man Stuart Appleby also takes a closer look at the game. Read his talking points here.

RUGBY 

The All Blacks once again dominated on the pitch as they ran out 52-11 winners against France in the opening match of their three Test series at Eden Park.

Read Alex Broun’s talking points here.

Meanwhile in Brisbane, hosts Australia edged Ireland 18-9 in a thrilling game. Read Alex’s analysis here. 

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Alex Broun and the rest of the Sport360 team are in place to provide you with the latest news, comment and analysis on all things cricket.

Our daily blog will ensure you have all the latest updates throughout the week but we want you to get involved, too.

Tell us your thoughts on what’s happening by tweeting @Sport360.

7:45 pm – ‘Afghanistan have better spinners than India’

Rashid Khan with Asghar Stanikzai.

Rashid Khan with Asghar Stanikzai.

Afghanistan captain Asghar Stanikzai has claimed his team has better spinners than India as they prepare for their inaugural Test in Bengaluru on June 14.

Afghanistan have spin twins Rashid Khan and Mujeeb ur Rahman in their line-up, adding to Stanikzai’s confidence.

Read the full story here.

7:30pm – Morgan won’t take Scotland lightly

England captain Eoin Morgan said his team will be on high alert when they begin their white-ball season against Scotland on Sunday.

Morgan’s team begin their World Cup preparation with an ODI in Edinburgh. “They are an extremely competitive side and we are looking forward to it,” Morgan said.

For more, click here.

Sachin Tendulkar with his son Arjun

Sachin Tendulkar with his son Arjun

1.17pm Three advantages Arjun Tendulkar has over his father Sachin

Arjun Tendulkar, son of India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, took his first steps towards national cricket when he was named in India‘s Under-19 squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.

It is understandable Arjun will be compared to his father with expectations sky high. However, Arjun does have a few advantages at the beginning of his career that his father didn’t have. Here we look at them.

10.38am: Mitchell Starc says his comments were taken ‘out of context’

Australian spearhead Mitchell Starc has issued a strong statement responding to reports he criticised banned teammates Steve Smith and Cameron Bancroft at a corporate function, insisting his comments were taken out of context.

Earlier this week Starc spoke at a Women in Banking and Finance forum in Sydney  and was quoted appearing to criticise Smith and Bancroft for their initial press conference in Cape Town after being accused of ball-tampering.

Mitchell Starc is in hot water.

Mitchell Starc is in hot water.

“It was such a stressful time in our lives,” writes Starc. “There was strain on relationships both as individuals and as a team. However, the relationships of that group remain very much intact.”

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