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Roy record inspires England

Poms down Australia by 5 wkts in ODI opener MELBOURNE, Jan 14, (AFP): Opener Jason Roy recorded the highest-ever one-day international score by an England player as the tourists finally had something to celebrate with a five-wicket win over Australia on Sunday. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they …

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Aussies complete rout of England – Hosts win series 4-0

SYDNEY, Jan 8, (AFP): Australia ruthlessly extinguished England’s resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday. The beleaguered tourists, with skipper Joe Root weakened by a stomach bug and unable to continue batting, …

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Philander blasts S. Africa to victory over India

Tourists bowled out for 135 in 72-run defeat CAPE TOWN, Jan 8, (AFP): South Africa’s fast bowlers, led by Vernon Philander, blasted through India’s batting as the host nation gained a 72-run win on the fourth day of the first Test at Newlands on Monday. Set 208 to win the …

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Kiwis’ Williamson ton sinks Pakistan in Wellington downpour

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 61 runs under Duckworth-Lewis system WELLINGTON, Jan 6, (AFP): Kane Williamson may have been New Zealand’s hero in their dominant win over Pakistan in the opening one-day international in Wellington on Saturday, but he said it was not a game for heroics. “You’re always thinking …

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New Zealand crush West Indies – Lucky Munro blasts record century

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Jan 3, (AFP): New Zealand’s master blaster Colin Munro attributed his record-setting century to sink the West Indies in the third Twenty20 in Mount Maunganui on Wednesday to a hit-andhope philosophy. “I try and go out there and swing from ball one and see what happens,” …

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Disciplined India sweep T20 series vs Sri Lanka

MUMBAI, Dec 24, (AFP): Paceman Jaydev Unadkat led a disciplined attack to set up India’s five-wicket win in the third Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka as the hosts completed a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday. Unadkat returned impressive figures of 2-15 to help restrict the visitors to 135-7. India then achieved …

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Rahul & Chahal hand India big win in 1st Sri Lanka T20

Sharma hails wrist spinners after hosts outplay tourists by 93 runs CUTTACK, India, Dec 20, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma Wednesday lauded the wrist spinners for their wicket-taking abilities after Yuzvendra Chahal powered India to their biggest Twenty20 win, as the hosts outplayed Sri Lanka by 93 runs in the first …

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Rohit leads India to series-levelling win – Lanka lose by 141 runs

MOHALI, India, Dec 13, (AFP): Skipper Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in One-Day Internationals as he powered India to a 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match. Sharma’s unbeaten 208 steered the hosts to an imposing 392-4 and then restricted …

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Lakmal gifts Sri Lanka big ODI win over India – Tourists beat hosts by 7 wickets

DHARAMSALA, India, Dec 10, (AFP): Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal led an inspired pace attack to an emphatic seven-wicket win over India in the first one-day international in Dharamsala on Sunday. Lakmal returned career-best ODI figures of 4-13 to help dismiss India for just 112, with Sri Lanka achieving …

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