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Australia seal tense chase against Sri Lanka, lead series 2-1 , Aussies edge past hosts by 2 wickets

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 28, (AFP): Half-centurion George Bailey starred in Australia’s tense run chase as the visitors edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets in the third one-day international and took a 2-1 lead in Dambulla on Sunday. Australia chased down 227 in 46 overs to deny Sri Lankan …

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Mathews helps Sri Lanka level series – Australia’s Faulkner hat-trick in vain

COLOMBO, Aug 24, 2016 (AFP) -Skipper Angelo Mathews Wednesday led from the front with his allround showing to help Sri Lanka register a comprehensive 82-run win against Australia in the second One-Day International to level the series at 1-1 in Colombo. Australia, who were chasing a record 289 for victory …

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Pakistan become number one Test team – England’s Wood backed to be one-day wonder

KARACHI, Aug 22, (AFP): Pakistan supplanted arch rivals India to become the world’s number one Test side on Monday for the first time since the International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced the rankings system in 2003. A waterlogged outfield in Trinidad forced a draw in the fourth and final Test between …

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Australia lose Test crown after Sri Lanka whitewash – India regain No. 1 ranking

COLOMBO, Aug 17, (AFP): Australia lost their crown as the kings of Test cricket Wednesday after another devastating burst of spin bowling from the veteran Rangana Herath helped Sri Lanka clinch an historic series whitewash. Set a formidable target of 324 in their second innings of the third and final …

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India thrash Windies in series-clinching victory

GROS-ISLET, Saint Lucia, Aug 14, (AFP): India routed the West Indies to complete a series-clinching victory by the comprehensive margin of 237 runs just before tea on the final day of the third Test in St Lucia on Saturday. West Indies were set the improbable target of 346 to win …

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Pakistan beat England to draw 4-match series

LONDON, Aug 14, (AFP): Yasir Shah took five wickets as Pakistan marked the country’s Independence Day with a 10-wicket win over England in the fourth Test at The Oval on Sunday. Victory saw Pakistan end the four match series all square at 2-2 on an Oval ground where they won …

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Pakistan’s Hanif Mohammad dies – ‘Little Master’

KARACHI, Aug 11, (AFP): Former Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad, player of the world’s longest Test innings, died Thursday in a Karachi hospital after a prolonged illness, doctors said. The 81-year-old was famous for his dogged batting in Pakistan’s nascent years in international cricket, having opened as a schoolboy for the …

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Sodhi stars as New Zealand sweep Zimbabwe series 2-0 ; Kiwis beat hosts by 254 runs

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Aug 10, (AFP): Ish Sodhi finished with seven wickets in the match as New Zealand wrapped up a 254-run victory over Zimbabwe in the second Test on Wednesday to sweep the series 2-0. Although Zimbabwe showed some fight early on day five when nightwatchman Donald Tiripano and first-innings …

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Ali seals Poms’ crushing victory against Pakistan – England win series by 141 runs

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom, Aug 7, (AFP): Moeen Ali starred with both bat and ball as England beat Pakistan by 141 runs to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Sunday. Victory left England 2-1 up in the four-match series ahead of next week’s concluding Test at The Oval. It also …

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Perera bags 6 wkts as Sri Lanka clinch series – Hosts beat Australia by 229 runs

GALLE, Sri Lanka, Aug 6, (AFP): Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera bagged six wickets to fashion Sri Lanka’s historic series win over Australia Saturday as the world number one side suffered a humiliating 229-run loss inside three days in the second Test in Galle. Australia, chasing a challenging 413 for victory, were …

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