Michael Holding And The Power Of The ‘Wuw’

“WUW”. He wouldn’t use it very often during a day’s play. And there really was no need to say anything more when he did. For, every time Michael Holding exclaimed “Wuw”, you knew something major had transpired. Something that had impressed him. Something that demanded your attention.

T20 Blast: Jordan Cox Stars To End Kent’s Title Drought

Kent lifted their second T20 Blast title – first in 14 years – with an outstanding all-round show in the finale against Somerset, beating them by 25 runs on Saturday. Jordan Cox was the star with the bat, hitting a brutal 58 not out at the fag end of their stuttering innings to propel them to a defendable 167 before pulling off some acrobatic catches in the field to make it a night to remember.

Davey Brilliance Powers Somerset To Finals With Come-from-behind Win

Somerset stunned Hampshire in a two-wicket heist in the first semifinal of the T20 Blast to march into the final after a game that ebbed and flowed like no other. Both teams had their shortcomings with the bat, but it was Somerset’s Josh Davey, whose three-ball 11 at the backend, helped his side progress to the summit clash with two balls to spare.

Steven Taylor Special Show Floors Clumsy Nepal

USA ended their seven-game losing streak in the ICC World Cup League 2 by a thumping six-wicket victory over Nepal. Albeit chasing only 175, USA cantered home with 123 balls to spare on the back of a whirlwind 92 off 63 balls from their destructive opening batsman Steven Taylor. Debutant fast bowler Kyle Phillip (3 for 43) and captain Saurabh Netravalkar (4 for 29) rattled Nepal with timely strikes to have them capitulate sensationally from 140 for 4 to 175 all out. Phillip, known to bowl over 90 mph, a luxury at associate level, kept steaming in throughout the day as Netravalkar applied the choke with his nagging length.

Bell-Drummond, Stevens Hand Kent Final Berth

No one’s perhaps ageing better than Darren Stevens. Coming into the side for Adam Milne who’s off to the IPL, the 45-year-old all-rounder put in another fine batting performance, scoring an unbeaten 47 off only 28 balls and adding important runs alongside Daniel Bell-Drummond (82 off 51) to help Kent beat Sussex by 21 runs and book a place in the T20 Blast final against Somerset.