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Australia vs New Zealand 2nd Test ends in a draw – Pace ace Johnson retires after losing hunger

PERTH, Australia, Nov 17, (AP): Mitchell Johnson took two wickets in his last Test innings, briefly giving Australia hope of an unlikely victory before the second Test against New Zealand ended in a high-scoring draw. Set an unlikely target of 361 from 48 overs to level the series, New Zealand …

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Ton-up Hales leads Poms to 95-run victory over Pakistan – England level four-match series to 1-1

ABU DHABI, Nov 13, (AFP): Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred and Chris Woakes ended his wicket drought with four victims as England beat Pakistan by 95 runs to win the second one-day international on Friday. Hales’s 109 was the cornerstone of England’s challenging 283-5 before Woakes — wicketless in …

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Hafeez hundred helps Pakistan thump Poms – Pak beat England by 6 wickets

ABU DHABI, Nov 11, (AFP): Mohammad Hafeez hit a sparkling century to help Pakistan beat England by six wickets in the first day-night international at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The 35-year-old finished with an unbeaten 130-ball 102 to steer Pakistan to the …

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Pakistan overcome Poms to take lead – Bowlers wear down England resistance

DUBAI, Oct 26, (AFP): Pakistan’s bowlers wore down tough resistance from England’s tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin in Dubai on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-53) shared the bowling honours as …

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Herath the hero as Sri Lanka win series vs WI – Tourists all out for 171, lose by 72 runs

COLOMBO, Oct 26, (Agencies): Rangana Herath picked up four wickets while spin partner Milinda Siriwardana took three as Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by 72 runs on the fifth day of the second and final test on Monday to win the series 2-0. West Indies, who lost the first test …

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Big-scoring S. Africa thrash India to win ODI series – De Kock, Du Plessis and De Villiers hit centuries

MUMBAI, Oct 25, (AFP): Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers all hit centuries as South Africa thrashed India by 214 wins on Sunday to clinch the five-match one-day international series. The Proteas batted first at a sweltering Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and made an awesome 438-4, …

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Indian activists storm BCCI over Pak talks – ICC exploring cricket inclusion in Olympics 

MUMBAI, Oct 19, (AFP): Dozens of activists stormed the Mumbai offices of India’s cricket board on Monday to disrupt planned talks on resuming matches against Pakistan, the latest protest by hardline Hindu activists in the city. Around three dozen supporters of the Shiv Sena party barged into the headquarters of …

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De Kock and Morkel power Proteas to 2-1 lead in India – SA win by 18 runs

RAJKOT, India, Oct 18, (AFP): Quinton de Kock hit 103 and Morne Morkel claimed four for 39 as South Africa brushed aside India by 18 runs in the third oneday international in Rajkot on Sunday. De Kock, the 22-year-old lefthanded opener, took advantage of a flat pitch to notch up …

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Women’s Taylor to make history – Men’s cricket

LONDON, Oct 16, (AFP): England international Sarah Taylor will make history this weekend when she becomes the first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia. The 26-year-old wicketkeeper will represent Northern Districts against Port Adelaide in South Australia’s premier men’s competition. “I had no idea that I would be …

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Cook hits marathon double as England thwart Pakistan – Test in Abu Dhabi heads for draw

ABU DHABI, Oct 16, (AFP): Alastair Cook played the third longest innings in Test cricket as he scored a monumental 263 to help his team into the lead over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The skipper batted for 836 minutes to guide England to 569-8 at …

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