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India thump Australia to end home season in style

Hosts secure series from tourists 2-1 after 8-wicket romp DHARAMSALA, India, March 28, (RTRS): India opener Lokesh Rahul’s elegant fifty and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s quickfire 38 not out secured a series-clinching eightwicket romp in the fourth and final test against Australia on Tuesday. Wrapping up the win appeared a …

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India close in on win after Jadeja’s allround brilliance – Australia 137 all out in second innings

DHARAMSALA, India, March 27, (RTRS): Ravindra Jadeja shone with bat and ball to put India in a commanding position to secure a series-clinching victory over Australia in the fourth and final Test on Monday. After two days of fluctuating fortunes at the end of a tight series which is level …

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Poly Pirates lift IDAK Cricket trophy – Eastern Eagles take women’s title

KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Fighting all odds, Poly Pirates sprung a surprise at the IDAK Cricket Tourney 2017 to lift the Cricket title and zoomed ahead in the points table of ‘IDAK Sports & Games Championship 2016-17’. Although they did not manage to win any of their league matches, the …

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Aussies deny India, series remains level – Handscomb, Marsh defy hosts with century stand

RANCHI, India, March 20, (RTRS): Resolute rearguard action by Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh helped Australia escape with a remarkable draw against India on the final day of the third Test on Monday. Having conceded a 152-run first innings lead, the tourists were reeling when skipper Steve Smith departed, leaving …

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Ashwin grabs six as India level series – Australia all out for 112

BENGALURU, March 7, (RTRS): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up six wickets to lead India to a dramatic 75-run victory over Australia in the second Test on Tuesday, the win enabling the hosts to level the fourmatch series at 1-1. On a M. Chinnaswamy Stadium pitch offering unpredictable bounce for the …

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‘Great’ Du Plessis gives South Africa series win – Proteas beat NZ by six wickets

AUCKLAND, March 4, (AFP): South Africa hailed a battling Faf du Plessis Saturday after whipping New Zealand in the final one-day international to win the series and reclaim the world number one slot. “He’s a wonderful player who has turned into a great player over the past few years,” captain …

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Zampa spins Australia to victory, avoid Sri Lankan ‘series sweep’ – Klinger shines in Aussies 41 runs T20 win

ADELAIDE, Australia, Feb 22, (AFP): Leg-spinner Adam Zampa claimed three wickets to bowl Australia to victory and avoid a Twenty20 series wipeout against Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Wednesday. Man-of-the-match Zampa, who was left out of the previous match as the Sri Lankans won to clinch the three-match series, captured …

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India thrash Bangladesh, win Test – Men in Blue issue battle cry to Australia

HYDERABAD, India, Feb 13, (AFP): India issued a battle cry to Australia Monday after wrapping up a comprehensive 208-run victory over Bangladesh with a devastating display of spin bowling by Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Chasing 459 for victory on the final day of their first Test on Indian soil, …

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Du Plessis hits 185 as S. Africa ‘win’ 4th ODI – Proteas beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs

CAPE TOWN, Feb 8, (AFP): A career-best innings by Faf du Plessis trumped a thrilling century by Upul Tharanga as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs in the fourth one-day international at Newlands on Tuesday. Du Plessis hit 185, only three short of the South African ODI record, …

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India guard against Bangladesh complacency – Kohli’s side looking to set new milestone

HYDERABAD, India, Feb 7, (AFP): India have been warned against complacency as they look to extend their record-breaking unbeaten run to 19 matches when they host Bangladesh in a Test for the first time this week. Following their recent demolition of England in all formats, Virat Kohli’s side will be …

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