Alec Paton

Alec Paton

Recent articles by Alec Paton

England v West Indies 3rd ODI

Third ODI at Bristol: England (369-9) beat West Indies (245) by 124 runs. David Franklin at Guerilla Towers. A hard-hitting 94 from Chris Gayle briefly threatened England's monumental 369-9 at Bristol on Sunday – but once he was run out by a lightning throw from Adil Rashid, the game petered out to a comfortable England win. Gayle spent much of the innings as a reluctant runner between the wickets, preferring to deal in sixes – and lofting the ball hansomely into the flats behind the sightscreen on several occasions.

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ENG v SA 2nd Test day 3: England face a long climb with no oxygen

ENG v SA 2nd Test day 3 Trent Bridge. Morning session. The morning started with both teams knowing what was needed. England needed to induce a catastrophic collapse from the visitors in the mold of the 2015 Ashes test. South Africa needed only to prevent that happening. Of the two, du Plessis' boys were likely the happier by lunch. Anderson and Broad opened the bowling and in spite of a few moments of concern, the two overnight batsmen continued more or less untroubled, save a snorting ball from the home-town boy, who induced a nick from Amla that was heard by the keepers and the slips, but crucially neither the bowler nor the umpire noticed it and Root continued his indifferent form with the DRS by failing to review.

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