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Ponting inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

MELBOURNE: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been recognised with a lap of honour at the MCG as part of his induction into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. Ponting was announced as the 25th Australian in the Hall of Fame earlier this year and was officially recognised on ...

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Pakistan fight back after Olivier takes six

CENTURION: Pakistan fought back after being bowled out for 181 as bowlers dominated on the first day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. Duanne Olivier took six for 37 as the hosts subjected Pakistan to an onslaught of aggressive, short-pitched bowling. South Africa struggled ...

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Debutant Agarwal shines as India dictate play on Boxing Day

MELBOURNE: Mayank Agarwal, India’s 295th Test cap, scored a 161-ball 76 to end India’s opening woes and help them retain control on day one of the Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The visitors ended the day at 215/2, with Cheteshwar Pujara (68*) and skipper Virat ...

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Southee, Lakmal star on 14-wicket first day

CHRISTCHURCH: Suranga Lakmal and Tim Southee vied for early honours as 14 wickets fell on day one of the deciding second Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Wednesday. Lakmal produced a career-best 5-54 as New Zealand crumbled to be all out for 178 in 50 overs ...

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Cameron Bancroft confirms David Warner asked him to tamper with ball

LONDON–Press Association 2018: Cameron Bancroft has revealed David Warner was the one to suggest he should tamper with the ball during Australia’s notorious Test match in South Africa that saw him handed a nine-month ban. Bancroft’s attempt to manipulate the ball in Cape Town with what was later revealed to ...

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Sarfraz praises Yasir Shah ahead of South Africa Test

CENTURION: For all the things this away tour is for Pakistan, one thing it is not is timely. They take on, in South Africa, the opponents they have only beaten two times in 12 attempts on away soil, the side that, for the overwhelming part of the past dozen years ...

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We’ve always found a way to win: McMillan

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand have trounced West Indies 2-0, squeezed past England 1-0, snatched a series away from Pakistan 2-1 in the UAE, and now the series against Sri Lanka comes down to one Test in Christchurch. With the chance to go 4-0 in terms of Test series in the last ...

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Ashwin doubt as India coach demands openers step up

MELBOURNE: Ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin remains an injury doubt for the third Test against Australia, India coach Ravi Shastri said Sunday as he demanded his opening batsmen step up to ease pressure on Virat Kohli. Ashwin was sidelined with an abdominal strain for the second Test in Perth and was ...

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Dhoni recalled to India T20I squad

ICC: India have announced the squads for their ODI series against Australia and New Zealand and for the T20I series against New Zealand. Former India captain MS Dhoni has been included in both squads. He has not played a T20I since June, and has been criticised for scoring too slowly ...

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Battered finger won’t stop me playing, insists Finch

MELBOURNE (AFP):Australian opener Aaron Finch said Sunday that the only way he would miss his home Test in Melbourne beginning Wednesday was if someone were to “cut off” his battered finger. Finch was on 25 in Australia s second innings during the second Test in Perth when his right index finger ...

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