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Tag Archives: Boxing Day Test

Confident South Africa aim for series win

CAPE TOWN: After a crushing victory in the Boxing Day Test, hosts South Africa will look to begin their 2019 on a high with a series-clinching win against a demotivated Pakistan side. The Boxing Day Test brought joy for South Africa , who beat Pakistan in every aspect of the ...

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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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Smith’s Ton Ensures Boxing Day Test Draw

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith again proved the immovable obstacle for England as he posted another century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Saturday, denying the tourists their first win of the series. The Australia skipper stonewalled the English bowling attack to remain ...

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Boxing Day Test: Lyon rocks Pakistan in last-day tussle

Younis Khan drives off the back foot, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, 5th day, Melbourne, December 30, 2016 MELBOURNE: A trio of wickets to Nathan Lyon gave Australia a glimmer of hope for victory over a bedraggled Pakistan as the Boxing Day Test veered into the home stretch on day ...

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Misbah mulls pace change as Pakistan seek series leveller

MELBOURNE: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq hinted Sunday that Sohail Khan may come in to break up Pakistan’s three-man left-arm pace attack in the second Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne. The tourists are not expected to tinker with their batting after a heroic effort which took them within 40 runs of ...

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Bruised Amir set for Boxing Day Test: Grant Flower

MELBOURNE: Mohammad Amir, the Pakistani paceman, is expected to be fit for the Boxing Day Test starting on Monday (December 26) despite “feeling a bit stiff” after a bruising encounter in Brisbane. On the opening day of the first Test, Amir was taken off the field on a motorised stretcher ...

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Aamir Sohail warns Pakistan of upcoming Sydney Test

ISLAMABAD: The miraculous near-win Pakistan almost pulled off in the first Test against Australia means that the confidence in the camp is supposed to be high, but former captain Aamir Sohail has warned the players to not be overconfident and tread lightly. After being completely outplayed in the first three ...

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Aussies call up Zimbabwe-born all-rounder

BRISBANE: Australia called up uncapped, Zimbabwe-born all-rounder Hilton Cartwright on Tuesday as cover for their fast bowlers after the gruelling first Test win over Pakistan. Cartwright, 24, joins the squad for next week s second Test in Melbourne as Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Jackson Bird recover from their exertions in ...

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Shaun Marsh unlikely for Boxing Day Test

ADELAIDE: Shaun Marsh is not expected to be in contention for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan, which could offer another opportunity for Nic Maddinson. Marsh broke a finger during Australia’s loss to South Africa at the WACA in the first Test of the summer, and Cricket Australia’s team performance ...

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