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Miller leads South Africa past Australia in epic run chase – Proteas pull off four-wicket triumph over Aussies

DURBAN, South Africa, Oct 6, (AFP): David Miller hit a sensational century as South Africa pulled off the second highest ODI run-chase of all time on Wednesday in a four-wicket triumph over Australia at Kingsmead. Miller hit 118 not out off 79 balls as South Africa chased down what had …

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India reclaim top Test spot after series victory over NZ – Bowlers the heroes

KOLKATA, Oct 3, (AFP): India’s bowlers propelled the hosts to a comprehensive 178-run win over New Zealand in the second Test Monday, to clinch the series and reclaim the top spot in the world rankings. Chasing 376 runs for victory, New Zealand were bowled out for 197 in the final …

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Pakistan beat Windies to take series – Fast-rising Babar Azam cracks 2nd straight ton

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 2, (AFP): Fast-rising Babar Azam cracked a second successive hundred to guide Pakistan to a dominant 59-run win over the West Indies in the second one-day international in Sharjah, gaining an unbeatable 2-0 lead in three-match series. Azam’s brilliant 126-ball 123 formed the cornerstone of …

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Bangladesh ‘crush’ Afghanistan to clinch three-match series 2-1 – Ton-up Tamim lead hosts to 279-8

DHAKA, Oct 1, (AFP): Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed a brilliant century as Bangladesh crushed Afghanistan by 141 runs in the third one-day international (ODI) to clinch the three-match series 2-1 in Dhaka on Saturday. Tamim helped Bangladesh reach 279-8 with 118 in as many balls, his seventh ODI century — …

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De Kock hits 178 as S Africa cruise past Aussies – Proteas won by six wickets

CENTURION, South Africa, Sept 30, (AFP): Quinton de Kock hit a dazzling century to lead South Africa to a six-wicket win in the first one-day international against Australia at SuperSport Park on Friday. The left-handed De Kock thrashed 178 off 113 balls, with 16 fours and 11 sixes, as South …

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Afghanistan stun B’desh – 3-match series levelled at 1-1

DHAKA, Sept 28, (AFP): Afghanistan skipper Asghar Stanikzai top-scored 57 runs as his side shocked Bangladesh by claiming a two-wicket victory in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka Wednesday. Bowlers set up the win for Afghanistan as leg-spinner Rashid Khan took 3-35 and Mohammad …

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Khawaja, Smith peerless, Australia ‘thrash’ Ireland – Aussies win by 9 wickets

BENONI, South Africa, Sept 27, (AFP): Usman Khawaja and captain Steve Smith shared an unbeaten 126-run partnership as Australia romped to a nine-wicket win in a one-day international against Ireland at Willowmoore Park on Tuesday. Khawaja made 82 not out and Smith an unbeaten 59 as Australia chased down a …

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India celebrate their 500th Test in ‘style’ – Men in Blue thump NZ

KANPUR, India, Sept 26, (RTRS): India celebrated their 500th Test in style when they overcame New Zealand’s final dogged resistance with mesmeric spin and masterful swing to claim the series opener by 197 runs on Monday. New Zealand were always going to do well to manage anything more than delaying …

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Kuwait U-19 team all set for Cricket World Cup qualifier – Young players set to face top grade teams

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Kuwait Cricket’s National U 19 team is all set to take up the challenge of facing top grade teams of the Asian zone as they arrive at Malaysia to participate in the ICC U 19 CWC Asia Qualifier Division 2, 2016, being hosted by Malaysian Cricket …

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Dilscoop inventor gets set for parting shot – India court quashes criminal proceedings against Dhoni

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Sept 5, (AFP): Retiring “Dilscoop” inventor Tillakaratne Dilshan has a last chance to showcase the audacious shot that bears his name when Sri Lanka play Australia in two Twenty20 internationals this week. The Sri Lankan’s cheeky ramp shot, in which he goes down on one knee and …

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