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Stokes included in Ashes squad after arrest – Three uncapped players get nod

LONDON, Sept 27, (RTRS): England all-rounder Ben Stokes was named on Wednesday in a 16-man squad for the Ashes tour to Australia after being arrested earlier in the week for an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub. Stokes, England’s highest-profile cricketer and vice-captain of the test team, was held on suspicion …

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Pandya stars in rain-hit India win – Men in Blue lead Australia in 5-match series

CHENNAI, India, Sept 17, (AFP): All-rounder Hardik Pandya starred with the bat and ball to help India defeat Australia by 26 runs in the rain-hit opening one-day international in Chennai on Sunday. Chasing a revised target of 164 in 21 overs, the visitors were frustrated by wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal …

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Pakistan celebrate international revival with victory over World XI – Hosts beat tourists by 20 runs

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 12, (AFP): Pakistan Tuesday took a giant step towards reviving international cricket at home with a 20-run victory over the World XI in a match before excited crowds amid tight security. The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the International Cricket Council, is only the second time …

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‘Aussies will have advantage in India’ – No excuses

NEW DELHI, Sept 12, (AFP): Former skipper Michael Clarke said Tuesday the Australians would likely upstage hosts India in the upcoming one-day series thanks to their stints with the Indian Premier League. The Steve Smith-led side, which lost the Test series 2-1 to India earlier this year, will play five …

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Test-best Anderson bowls England to WI series win – Poms beat Windies by 9 wickets

LONDON, Sept 9, (AFP): James Anderson took the best innings figures of his Test career as England completed a nine-wicket and series-clinching victory against West Indies at Lord’s on Saturday. Anderson followed up his Friday feat of becoming the first England bowler and only sixth in history to take 500 …

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Bangladesh upset Aussies – Warner century in vain

DHAKA, Aug 30, (RTRS): Bangladesh pulled off a fairytale maiden Test victory over Australia on Wednesday as cricket witnessed a second triumph for the underdog in as many days with the Ashes protagonists both on the receiving end of surprise losses. Less than 24 hours after Shai Hope’s second century …

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India survive Akila brillance – Tourists edge Sri Lanka to go 2-0 up

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 24, (Agencies): Akila Dananjaya’s career-best 6-54 was in vain as India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in their second one-day international to go 2-0 up in the five-match series on Thursday. Dananjaya ran through India’s top and middle order but Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Bhuvneswar …

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India power to 9-wkt win over Sri Lanka – Dhawan shines

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 20, (AFP): Opener Shikhar Dhawan’s blazing century and a disciplined effort by the spinners powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Sunday. Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who …

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India smash Sri Lanka to sweep series – Ashwin and Shami shine

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka, Aug 14, (AFP): Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets on Monday as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs inside three days to complete their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil. Off-spinner Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets as Sri Lanka were …

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Ali bows England to SA series win – Poms end home drought vs Proteas

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 7, (AFP): Moeen Ali finished a brilliant campaign with a five-wicket haul as England beat South Africa by 177 runs in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Monday to seal a 3-1 series win. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, also saw …

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