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Loss against Pak was exactly what Australia needed ahead of India encounter: Hussey


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 23 (ANI): The loss against Pakistan was exactly what Australia needed ahead of the quarterfinal match against India, says Mike Hussey.Pakistan beat Australia by four wickets to top their ... Read more...

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Ireland moves past Zimbabwe in ICC one-day rankings


March 8th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 8 (ANI): Minnows Ireland have leapfrogged Zimbabwe in the one-day international cricket rankings after their stunning Cricket World Cup win over England.The sensational victory in Bangalore earned Ireland, a second-tier, ... Read more...

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Akmal denies dropping catches, says never accepted a cent to fix matches


March 4th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 4 (ANI): Breaking a six-month silence, Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has hit out at claims that he was involved in fixing the infamous Sydney Test, and added that he had ... Read more...

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Perth ODI: Australia claims 6-1 series rout with 57-run win over England


February 6th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Feb 6(ANI): Australia ended a long and arduous summer of cricket with a comfortable 57-run victory in the seventh and final ODI against England in Perth on Sunday.The dead rubber result ... Read more...

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Shehzad guides Pakistan to rare ODI series win in New Zealand


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton, Feb 3(ANI): Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad's maiden century inspired the visitors to a 41-run win over New Zealand in the fifth ODI played in Hamilton on Thursday.Pakistan now has ... Read more...

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Tait proves fitness, Ferguson added to Oz squad for ODIs against England


February 1st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 1 (ANI): Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait has recovered from his strained buttock muscle and is almost certain to play in Wednesday's sixth one-day match against England at the SCG.Tait's ... Read more...

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Djokovic stuns defending champion Federer to enter Oz Open final


January 27th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 27(ANI): World No.3 Novak Djokovic knocked defending champion Roger Federer out of the Australian Open with a stunning straight-sets win in their semi-final match on Thursday.Djokovic booked his place ... Read more...

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Masur defends Venus Williams shock retirement from Australian Open


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 22 (ANI): Australian tennis great Wally Masur has defended Venus Williams after the former world No.1's shock retirement from the Australian Open on Friday night due to injury.Williams ... Read more...

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Vettori quits as Test captain, will end ODI reign after World Cup


January 20th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Daniel Vettori has announced he will step down as New Zealand cricket captain after the 2011 World Cup.Vettori has captained the Black Caps in 32 Tests since he ... Read more...

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Opener Hughes now a fill-in player for Australia


January 4th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 4 (ANI): Australian and New South Wales opener Phil Hughes is in danger of being left behind as a Test player.Once touted as a wunderkind of Australian cricket, Hughes is ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: Sledging expected to continue


December 25th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 25 (ANI): The war of words between England and Australia's cricketers is expected to continue when the hotly contested Ashes series recommences from Sunday.Despite its image as the 'gentleman's game', ... Read more...

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Injured Anderson ‘looking very, very good’ for Boxing Day Ashes Test


December 24th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 24(ANI): England fast bowler James Anderson is set to overcome injury doubts and play in the Boxing Day Test of the Ashes series in Melbourne.Bowling for the first time since ... Read more...

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Blatter says no gay sex in Qatar during 2022 football World Cup


December 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14(ANI): FIFA President Sepp Blatter has raised eyebrows again by joking that gay people should simply not have sex in Qatar during the 2022 football World Cup to avoid any ... Read more...

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Beer’s selection proves Hilditch has ‘officially lost the plot’: MacGill


December 11th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 11 (ANI): The selection of Michael Beer into the Australian Test team proves that selectors chairman Andrew Hilditch has officially lost the plot, according to former spinner Stuart MacGill.Left arm ... Read more...

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‘Domineering’ England hands Australia their first Ashes innings defeat in 24 years


December 7th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 7 (ANI): England handed Australia their first defeat by an innings in an Ashes Test for 24 years, and claimed a 1-0 lead in the series on the final day ... Read more...

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Johnson, Hilfenhaus under threat as Oz recall Bollinger, Harris for Adelaide Ashes Test


November 29th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 29(ANI): Australia has recalled fast bowlers Doug Bollinger and Ryan Harris for the second Test of the Ashes series, beginning in Adelaide on Friday.Australian bowlers managed to take only wicket ... Read more...

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Gayle to play for WA in KFC Twenty20 Big Bash


November 19th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): West Indies opener Chris Gayle will return to play for Western Australia in the 2010-11 KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition.Gayle, 31, was cleared by the West Indies ... Read more...

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Stuart Appleby wins Australian Masters


November 14th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 14(ANI): Australian golfer Stuart Appleby has won the Australian Masters by one shot with the help of a near flawless final-round charge at Melbourne's Victoria Golf Club on Sunday.Appleby ... Read more...

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Injury free Bollinger ready to fight for Ashes spot


October 28th, 2010 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct. 28 (ANI): New South Wales and Australian left-arm quick Doug Bollinger has said that he is ready to fight for his Ashes spot.With scans having cleared him of serious injury, ... Read more...

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Hodge enjoying holidays with family and above average Twenty20 earnings


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 22 (ANI): Victorian batsman is mixing his holidays with scoring hundreds and loving every minute of it.Hodge, 35, is a cricketing soldier of fortune, signing contracts with the Victorian Bushrangers, ... Read more...

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Oz pacer Harris undergoes revolutionary knee treatment to revive Ashes hopes


October 19th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct. 19 (ANI): Injured Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris is now hoping to make an Ashes comeback after revealing how revolutionary fluid injections have saved his arthritic knee.Harris, 31, visited Melbourne ... Read more...

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Lee to play Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand to earn Oz recall


October 18th, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 18 (ANI): To press his claims for an international recall ahead of the 2011 World Cup, Australian fast bowler is all set to play Twenty20 cricket in New Zealand.Lee is ... Read more...

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Former WWE star ‘Luna’ dead


August 28th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Florida, Aug.28 (ANI): Former WWE superstar Gertrude "Luna" Vachon died on Friday morning in Florida. She was 48. Luna wrestled for the WWE from 1993 to 2000 ... and had gained notoriety ... Read more...

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Watson should bat at No.5: Warne


August 25th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 25 (ANI): Australian cricket legend Shane Warne wants opener Shane Watson to bat lower down the order so that the all-rounder's full potential can be realised.Watson has scored 990 runs ... Read more...

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World Cup referee Webb praised After ‘Ugly’ Final


July 12th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): English World Cup referee Howard Webb has been praised after brandishing a record 14 yellow cards and one red in the final.The Yorkshireman was at the centre of ... Read more...

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Australia’s legendary doubles pair ‘Woodies’ inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame


July 11th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jul 11 (ANI): Famous doubles partners from Australia, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, were into inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the United States along with seven ... Read more...

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Waugh, Hayden endorse Clarke’s captaincy of Oz T20 squad


May 13th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Michael Clarke as Australia's Twenty20 captain has been endorsed by former greats despite passing through a poor run of form during the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.Steve Waugh ... Read more...

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Elbow infection can keep Johnson out of crucial tie against Bangladesh


May 5th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 5 (ANI): An elbow infection might keep left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson out of Australia's Group A clash with Bangladesh on Thursday.Johnson left Wednesday's training session to have medical treatment. ... Read more...

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Bollinger, Watson and Harris likely to share one-mn dollar CA pay bonanza


April 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 4 (ANI): Australian cricketers Doug Bollinger, Shane Watson and Ryan Harris will share in a one million dollars pay bonanza as Cricket Australia is expected to announce a 25-man contract ... Read more...

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Tait, Nannes in selection duel for Twenty20 spot against Pakistan


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 3 (ANI): Australian fast bowlers Shaun Tait and Dirk Nannes are fighting for the chance to play against Pakistan in the Twenty20 international at the MCG on Friday night.Both are ... Read more...

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Shahid Afridi voted Australia’s No.1 import for Twenty20 Big Bash series


January 9th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistani power-hitter Shahid Afridi has been voted the No. 1 import to Australia for the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash series, according to a poll conducted by Fox Sports.The ... Read more...

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Australia openers set tone on day one of Boxing Day Test against Pakistan


December 26th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 26 (ANI): Australian openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich fell agonisingly short of centuries, but their side was in a commanding position against Pakistan on the first day of the ... Read more...

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Anderson says England deliberately targeting out of form Hussey


July 11th, 2009 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 11 (ANI): England's fast bowler James Anderson has admitted that they are trying to target Mike Hussey during this Ashes series.Hussey's 150 against the England Lions in Worcester last week ... Read more...

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Indian Eves beat Aussies in World Cup play-off


March 21st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar,21 (ANI): It was double joy for India on Saturday when after men''s team sealed victory in the first Test in Hamilton, the Indian eves beat Australia by three wickets ... Read more...

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ICC women’’s World Cup: Australia has a battle on its hands


March 15th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 15 (ANI): If the Australian women cricket team doesnt resurrect its batting and bowling frailties, it will be eliminated from the women''s cricket World Cup. After its 16-run loss ... Read more...

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