Headingley

  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka in control, England on the mat June 24, 2014

    Leeds: Sri Lanka took control of the second Test after Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets on day four to reduce England to 57 for 5 on Monday, needing an unlikely 293 more runs to win at Headingley. Sri Lanka were earlier dismissed for 457, setting England an imposing total of 350....
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene, Sangakkara lead SL fightback at Headingley June 23, 2014

    Leeds: Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both made half-centuries on Sunday as Sri Lanka built a delicate lead of 106 runs over England after finishing day three of the second Test on 214 for 4. Jayawardene was unbeaten on 55, with Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on 24, in a 38-run...
  • Stuart Broad takes historic hat-trick for England June 21, 2014

    Leeds: Stuart Broad became the first England player to take two Test hat-tricks as he struck across two overs in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. He dismissed Kumar Sangakkara for 79 when the batsman sent the ball to Ian Bell at gully with the final delivery of Broad's...
  • Headingley ground set for major revamp June 6, 2014

    London: English county Yorkshire have announced a 20-year redevelopment plan for their Headingley stadium in a bid to ensure they continue staging international cricket. Headingley has struggled to keep pace with major renovations at Edgbaston and Old Trafford as well as the emergence of the Rose Bowl, Chester-le-Street and Sophia Gardens...
  • England beat rain and New Zealand in 2nd Test to sweep series May 28, 2013

    Leeds: England overcame the rain and New Zealand at Headingley on Tuesday, winning the second Test by 247 runs on the last day and the series 2-0. After a second break for rain, the English picked up the last two wickets to dismiss the Kiwis for 220 in mid afternoon. Spinner Graeme...
  • Live Updates: Williamson ends obdurate opening stand May 26, 2013

    England resumed day three at 337 for 7, with Matt Prior (38) and Graeme Swann (21) at the crease. CLICK HERE for Live Updates from Day 3 of the Headingley Test. Day 2 round-up: Joe Root made the second Test worth waiting an extra day for as he notched his maiden Test...
  • 2nd Test: Root's ton gives England control on day two May 25, 2013

    Leeds: Joe Root made the second Test worth waiting an extra day for as he notched his maiden Test century on his Headingley home turf in leading England to 337 for 7 against New Zealand on day two Saturday. In scoring 104, Root exceeded the Yorkshire Cricket Club's marketing of the...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 2 May 26, 2013

    A maiden Test century by Joe Root and a fine half-century from Bairstow helped England post 337 for 7 at stumps on Day 2. CLICK HERE for Live Updates from Day 2 of the Headingley Test after rain washed out the opening day's play. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Nick Compton,...
  • As it happened: England v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 May 24, 2013

    Stumps: The first day's play of the second Test between England and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. TOSS DELAYED: It's raining in Leeds, and even if it stops right now, we are in for an at least 90-minute delay. But the rain doesn't look like relenting at the moment,...
  • New Zealand opt for all-pace attack in 2nd Test May 24, 2013

    Leeds: Spinner and former skipper Daniel Vettori ruled himself out of the second Test at Headingley, ensuring New Zealand will take on England with an all-pace attack from Friday. Vettori's decision to put the team first rather than play a 112th Test and become the sole New Zealand record-holder for...
  • New Zealand bowler Wagner wants to get under England's skin May 23, 2013

    Leeds: New Zealand's Neil Wagner said on Wednesday he wanted to make England batsmen "hate him" and "get in their face" as the Black Caps look to square the Test series with victory at Headingley. England won the first Test of this two-match campaign with a commanding 170-run success, achieved...
  • 2nd Test: England look to seal series against New Zealand May 23, 2013

    London: Buoyed by Stuart Broad's match-winning burst at Lord's, England will look to seal a series win over New Zealand in the second and final Test starting at Headingley on Friday before turning their attention to Australia in July. Broad's seven-wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test bowled...
  • England's Joe Root hopes to build on Lord's success May 22, 2013

    Leeds: Joe Root said on Wednesday that England would look to carry on from where they left off against New Zealand at Lord's during the second and final Test at his Headingley home ground. England skittled out New Zealand for just 68 at Lord's on Sunday to secure a 170-run...
  • New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling ruled out of Headingley Test May 22, 2013

    Leeds: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling was ruled out Wednesday of the second and final Test against England at Headingley starting Friday. Watling injured his knee during New Zealand's 170-run first Test defeat at Lord's last week. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who deputised behind the stumps at Lord's, will keep...
  • Headingley Test ends in a draw August 7, 2012

    Leeds: Kevin Pietersen enjoyed rare success as a bowler and Stuart Broad took five wickets, as England gave South Africa some anxious moments before the second Test ended in a draw at Headingley on Monday. The result means South Africa go into the third and final Test at Lord's on...
  • Pietersen batted like Lara: Donald August 5, 2012

    London: Former South African fast bowling great Allan Donald compared Kevin Pietersen to West Indian legend Brian Lara after the England batsman hit his team back into the game with a spectacular century on the third day of the second Test at Headingley on Saturday. Pietersen launched a savage assault after...
  • 2nd Test: SA 262-5 at stumps on Day 1 August 3, 2012

    Leeds: Alviro Petersen hit his fourth Test century at Headingley on Thursday to steer South Africa to 262 for 5 at stumps on day one of the second Test against England. Petersen's unbeaten 124 came from 266 balls with 16 fours, while Graeme Smith hit 52, from 93 balls with four...
  • 2nd Test: SA eye top spot with Eng win August 1, 2012

    Headingley: South Africa will dethrone England as the top-ranked Test side if they beat the hosts at Headingley in the second Test starting on Thursday when the tourists' bowling coach Allan Donald says his side will try to land a knockout blow. "There's no way we are going to sit back...
  • Smith to rejoin team for the second Test July 30, 2012

    London: South Africa captain Graeme Smith is to rejoin his team-mates in time for the second Test against England after jetting home to attend the birth of his first child. Smith returned to Cape Town last week after steering the Proteas to an innings victory against the hosts at The...
  • Final ODI between England-West Indies washed out June 22, 2012

    Headingley (Leeds): The third and final ODI of the three-match NatWest series between England and West Indies scheduled at Headingley is washed out due to unrelenting downpour. England have won the series 2-0 lead as they won by 114 runs, under the Duckworth/Lewis method, at Southampton last weekend and Tuesday's eight-wicket...