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Windies, Australia to renew ODI rivalry


July 22nd, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 22 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies will renew their rivalry with Australia when they head Down Under for a five-match One-Day International series next February 2013.The tour will be ... Read more...

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We will have a couple of tricks up our sleeve: Arthur


March 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Adelaide, March 7 (IANS) Australia coach Micky Arthur Wednesday promised that his team will have some tricks up its sleeves to defeat Sri Lanka in Thursday's tri-series decider.The South African ... Read more...

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Warner ton gives Australia narrow win over Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 4th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, March 4 (IANS) Explosive opener David Warner blasted his maiden One-day hundred and guided Australia to a 15-run win over Sri Lanka in the first final of the ... Read more...

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India fall 51 short of target set by Sri Lanka (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 21 (IANS) India fell 51 runs short chasing 290, losing wickets at inopportune moments, against Sri Lanka in the eighth match of the cricket tri-series here Tuesday.India ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka set India 290-run target (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 21 (IANS) Lahiru Thirimanne and captain Mahela Jayawardene scored fine fifties in Sri Lanka's 289 for six against India in the eighth match of the tri-series here ... Read more...

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Forrest, Hussey guide Australia to 288/5 (Lead)


February 19th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 19 (IANS) Peter Forrest and Mike Hussey struck fifties in Australia's daunting 288 for five against India in the seventh match of the ODI tri-series here Sunday.Forrest ... Read more...

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Jaded Ponting cannot be rested, says Arthur


February 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur said Saturday that fatigued Ricky Ponting cannot be rested with Michael Clarke injured.The 37-year-old Ponting has played all six of Australia's Tests ... Read more...

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Bailey replaces Clarke for Sunday’s ODI against India (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke will miss Sunday's ODI against India in Brisbane and has been replaced by George Bailey in the 14-member squad announced by Cricket ... Read more...

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Clarke to miss Sunday’s clash against India


February 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 17 (IANS) Australian skipper Michael Clarke may have to miss Sunday's ODI against India in Brisbane as well.Clarke injured his hamstring in Adelaide last week and had to ... Read more...

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Clarke praises injury-prone Harris


January 12th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian captain Michael Clarke backed rejuvenated fast bowler Ryan Harris to fire on a bouncy WACA track here and considers the injury-prone bowler equal to Glenn ... Read more...

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Australia may unleash Harris on a bouncy WACA track


January 5th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Australa will be unleashing fast bowler Ryan Harris in a four-pronged pace battery in next week's third Test against India on a bouncy WACA track in ... Read more...

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Big Bash: Quiney guides Stars to eight-run win over Heat


December 20th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Dec 20 (IANS) Former Rajasthan Royals batsman Rob Quiney smashed 97 runs off 60 balls to help Melbourne Stars register an eight-run victory over Brisbane Heat at the Gabba ... Read more...

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Five African countries’ handicrafts coming to Dilli Haat (With Images)


December 18th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Eighteen African craftswomen from five African countries will participate in Dastkari Haat Samiti's annual crafts bazaar, starting at Dilli Haat Jan 1. They are expected ... Read more...

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Starc,Pattinson likely to play India in Boxing Day Test


December 7th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 7 (IANS) Promising Australian fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, both 21, look all set to be in the team that will play India in the Boxing ... Read more...

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Dan Christian gets Australia call-up for second Test


December 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) All-rounder Daniel Christian in place of injured fast bowler Ben Cutting was the only change in the 12-man Australia squad announced Monday for the second cricket ... Read more...

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Warner credits Sehwag for Test berth


November 29th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) Explosive Australian batsman David Warner is all set to make his Test debut after playing his first limited overs game almost three years ago. And ... Read more...

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Ryder smashes record 16 sixes against Australia A


November 27th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, Nov 27 (IANS) New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder made a mockery of his critics who ridiculed him for being too fat to play cricket by smashing a world ... Read more...

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John Buchanan says Australian team vulnerable


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 22 (IANS) New Zealand's director of cricket John Buchanan believes that the re-building of the Australian team has left it vulnerable.Buchanan feels there are surprises in store for ... Read more...

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Five Oz players available for Sheffield Shield, Ryobi Cup selection


October 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 6 (IANS) Former skipper Ricky Ponting and experienced bastsman Mike Hussey are among five members of the Australian squad for the South Africa series who will be available ... Read more...

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Sheffield Shield to be played under twilight


August 17th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 17 (IANS) Eight Sheffield Shield matches will be played in twilight time slots as per Cricket Australia's (CA) new domestic cricket schedule released Wednesday. In what is seen ... Read more...

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Steve Rixon appointed Australia’s fielding coach


June 28th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Former wicket-keeper Steve Rixon was Tuesday appointed as the Australian cricket team's fielding coach.Rixon, who played Test and one-day cricket for Australia during the late 1970s ... Read more...

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SCG management resists pressure to install drop-in pitches


May 4th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 4 (ANI): The Sydney Cricket Ground will fiercely resist continuing AFL pressure to install drop-in pitches.SCG Trust chairman Rodney Cavalier described the AFL's push to remove the pitch for the ... Read more...

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Hilditch, Nielsen could lose jobs under CA shake-up


February 9th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.9 (ANI): Australian cricket's chief selector Andrew Hilditch and national team coach Tim Nielsen may lose their jobs in the wake of the Ashes series defeat to England.One of the biggest ... Read more...

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CA should dump ‘vapid AB Medal fashion show’, not Shield final: Roebuck


February 8th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 8(ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck reckons that if Cricket Australia is going to cancel anything, it ought to be the infernal Allan Border Medal and not the Sheffield Shield ... Read more...

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Boos from small minority can’t undermine Clarke’s popularity with Oz public: CA


February 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 1 (ANI): Cricket Australia has backed Michael Clarke by saying that he did not have an image problem, and dismissed the jeers the stand-in captain received at the Gabba as ... Read more...

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Ex-Test star Walters, pacer Hastings back Clarke to answer critics boos


January 31st, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): Former Test great Doug Walters and fast bowler John Hastings have backed stand-in Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke to silence his critics after responding well to what they called ... Read more...

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Pietersen shocked, disappointed by hoax bid on Queensland flood fundraiser


January 31st, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.31 (ANI): England middle-order batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed both shock and disappointment over a cruel hoax that foiled his attempt to help flood victims in Queensland.Pietersen had offered his Ashes ... Read more...

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Fans treatment of Clarke ‘un-Australian’: Hogg


January 31st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg has termed the fans who booed stand-in captain Michael Clarke as "un-Australian".Clarke's was welcomed to a smattering of applause; punctuated with derisive ... Read more...

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Clarke desperate to play grade cricket to overcome form slump


January 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 30 (ANI): To overcome his form slump, Australia's stand-in skipper Michael Clarke has been desperate to play grade cricket for western suburbs in Sydney.Clarke raised the idea of turning out ... Read more...

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Trott not guilty of obstructing the field, says S. African umpire


January 29th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Jan.29 (ANI): Umpires taking part in the ongoing one-day series between Australia and England have found nothing wrong with middle-order batsman Jonathan Trott's determination to protect his wicket at all costs.The ... Read more...

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Smith backs run-choked Clarke to fire in remaining ODIs against England


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 28(ANI): Australian all-rounder Steve Smith believes that struggling stand-in captain Michael Clarke will come out stronger in the remaining matches of the ODI series against England.Clarke has made only 70 ... Read more...

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Trott stars as England win Adelaide ODI against Australia to stay in series


January 26th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Jan 26(ANI): England batsman Jonathan Trott scored a century on Wednesday to guide his team to a 21-run win in the fourth ODI against Australia in Adelaide.Trott's 102 from 126 balls ... Read more...

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Ponting should give up captaincy to regain form like Tendulkar: Hussain


January 20th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Former England captain Nasser Hussain has said Ricky Ponting can still make runs and regain his lost form like Sachin Tendulkar if he gives up Australia's captaincy.Ponting ... Read more...

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Warne wants legends cricket match to raise money for Queensland flood victims


January 13th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 13 (ANI): Australian spin legend Shane Warne wants to play a cricket match to raise money for the Queensland flood victims, and has made prominent use of the social networking ... Read more...

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Getting Hussey early key to England winning New Year Ashes Test: Swann


January 1st, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 1(ANI): England off-spinner Graeme Swann believes his team can win the New Year Test of the Ashes series if they dismiss Australian middle-order batsman Mike Hussey early.Hussey has scored 525 ... Read more...

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