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West Indies openers fall after good start on day 3 Open in new window
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CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Seamer Vernon Philander struck twice in two overs for South Africa to stall a reasonable start by the West Indies to its first innings on day three of the first test at Centurion on Friday.Philander...

WI openers fall after steady stand Open in new window
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West Indies, depleted and lacklustre in the field over the first two days, assembled determined resistance on the third morning in Centurion only to lose two wickets on an extended morning as they fell foul of a debatable third umpire decision

New Zealand choose to bat in series decider Open in new window
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Kane Williamson won successive tosses in Abu Dhabi and decided to bat in the series decider on the same surface on which New Zealand had edged Pakistan in the fourth ODI

Smith pats his 'tail' after handsome lead over India Open in new window
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More than his hundred on debut as captain Steven Smith was happy that Australia putting up 500 runs on the board on Day 3 of the second Test against India.

Live: Abbott helps restrict Renegades Open in new window
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SEAN Abbott continued his good form with the ball as Melbourne Renegades set Sydney Sixers 155 to win at the SCG. FOLLOW IT LIVE!

Johnson again proves he is not just a tail-ender! Open in new window
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With a batting average of just a shade under 30, the pugnacious Mitchell Johnson plundered the Indian bowling to register his ninth Test fifty and give Australia a fighting chance in the second Test at the Gabba.

Smith ready to lead at World Cup Open in new window
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STEVE Smith’s instant success as Test skipper presents Australia with the perfect opportunity to go one further and put him in charge at the World Cup.

Kevin Pietersen tells England?s selectors his ?phone is on? ahead of World Cup Open in new window
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? Batsman says he would take a call if contacted on Friday? England?s World Cup squad to be announced on Saturday? Pietersen hits 66 off 46 balls for Melbourne Stars in Big BashKevin Pietersen insisted he would listen to any offer to return as England selectors met on Friday to decide which players are set for World Cup duty.The batsman?s international career looks to be over after he was ditched from the England set-up following last winter?s heavy Ashes defeat, and went on to write a controversial autobiography.?@MattWabe: The @ECB_cricket selectors meet today. Get @Eoin16 as captain and a little man called Kevin @KP24 into the side.? Phone is on! Continue reading...

Golden boy lives up to the hype Open in new window
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STEVE Smith has been splashed across television screens this week as Australian cricket’s new golden-haired boy - and he lived up to the hype.

PHOTOS, Day 3: Smith, tail-enders inspire Australia's fightback Open in new window
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India lost the crucial wicket of opener Murali Vijay after Steven Smith led Australia's fightback with a magnificent century on his captaincy debut. He received able support from Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc, who both scored half-centuries. At close of play on Day 3 in the second Test , India were 71 for one in their second innings. Check out some images from the day's play.

Malik denies allegations of his marriage being on the rocks Open in new window
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- 'I and Sania have a strong relationship and we knew before we got married it would not be easy'

They didn't have an answer for Johnson - Smith Open in new window
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Steven Smith's 133 put him in elite company, for prior to him only Monty Noble, Clem Hill, Lindsay Hassett and Greg Chappell had reached triple figures in their first innings as Test captain

Indians seduced by Gabba bounce Open in new window
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INDIA may yet win this Test match but they have fallen into the Gabba trap of bowling too many bouncers and letting the Aussies wriggle off the hook.

Bailey focused on T20 as World Cup looms Open in new window
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GEORGE Bailey says he hasn’t thought about leading Australia into this summer’s World Cup, but would be ready if required.

Cricket-Johnson starts Australia's tail wagging in Brisbane Open in new window
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Dec 19 (Reuters) - Mitchell Johnson has always had a pretty good case for being described as a pace-bowling all-rounder rather than a tailender but rarely has his batting prowess been more significant for Australia than it was in Brisbane on Friday.

Ben Hilfenhaus and Vernon Philander sign for Nottinghamshire Open in new window
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? South Africa?s Philander to play six Championship games? Australia?s Hilfenhaus to replace him on 5 June? County cricket fixtures 2015: Yorkshire start at WorcestershireNottinghamshire have announced the Australia and South Africa internationals Ben Hilfenhaus and Vernon Philander as their overseas players for 2015.The county confirmed the pair on Friday morning, with the all-rounder Philander available for six Championship and three T20 matches, while Hilfenhaus will arrive on 5 June to replace the South African. Continue reading...

Steve Smith gives Australia the edge against India | Second Test, day three report Open in new window
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? Australia 505 all out; India 408 all out & 71-1? Smith hits century in first match as Australia captain? Hosts? tail wags to provide first-innings lead? Australia v India: day three ? as it happenedSteve Smith hit 133 in his first match as Australia?s Test captain as the hosts took what could prove to be a vital 97-run lead in the first Test against India at Brisbane.Australia were bowled out for 505, with Smith leading the way, while the lower order provided much frustration for the Indian bowlers. Continue reading...

Aussies ahead thanks to tail tonking Open in new window
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STEVE Smith’s captain’s knock and some big hitting by Australia’s lower order helped the hosts take charge of the second Test against India.

Rangana Herath to miss first Test Open in new window
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Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's first Test against New Zealand by the hamstring tear he suffered last week

Herath expected to miss 1st NZ-Sri Lanka test Open in new window
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath is expected to miss the first match of Sri Lanka's two-test series against New Zealand because of a groin injury.The Sri Lanka team arrived in Christchurch on Friday,...

Van der Gugten wants wickets at home Open in new window
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TIMM van der Gugten has an international seven-wicket haul, but it's a Big Bash League debut for the Hobart Hurricanes he covets.

Peshawar terrorist attack: Why PCB didn't show solidarity? Open in new window
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When they could postpone a day's play in the third Test against New Zealand after the sad demise of Australian, Phil Hughes, this was a much bigger tragedy.

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