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Smith, Dinda star in Pune Warriors’ win against Mumbai Indians


April 6th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Pune Warriors started their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a 28-run win over title favourites Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here Friday. Asked to ... 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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Pitch made it a low-scoring affair: Katich


October 2nd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Praising Steve Smith and Ben Rohrer for their match-winning 73-run partnership for the sixth wicket, New South Wales Blues skipper Simon Katich said the pitch ... Read more...

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Blues squeeze out second win


October 2nd, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) New South Wales recovered brilliantly from 28 for five to beat Mumbai Indians by five wickets for their second win in the Nokia Champions League ... Read more...

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Copeland, Lyon new faces in Australia’s squad for Sri Lanka series


July 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 26 (IANS) Speedster Trent Copeland and off-spinner Nathan Lyon are the new faces in Australia's 15-man squad for the three-match Test series in Sri Lanka next month.The squad, ... Read more...

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Ganguly fifth time lucky, Pune get him for injured Nehra (Lead)


May 3rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is fifth time lucky. He will play for Pune Warriors in the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ... Read more...

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Kochi Tuskers keen on Ganguly if Jayawardene leaves


April 20th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) debutants Kochi Tuskers Kerala indicated Wednesday they could opt for former India captain Saurav Ganguly, who remained unsold in the players' ... Read more...

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Oz all rounder Smith out of IPL with ankle injury


April 15th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr.15 (ANI): Australian cricketer Steve Smith will miss the remainder of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) this season as he has to fix an ankle injury.Smith, 21, was turning out for ... Read more...

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Oz selectors will need to decide on Katich, Hussey’s future in national squad


March 30th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar. 30 (ANI): How many ageing batsmen can Australian cricket carry as it seeks to regenerate itself after consecutive Ashes losses and the World Cup. That will be the question uppermost ... Read more...

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Oz WC campaign deeply flawed, time for the next generation to come in: Roebuck


March 26th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 26 (ANI): Noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck feels that Australia's 2011 World Cup campaign was deeply flawed, and believes that even before the quarterfinal exit to India, the writing was ... Read more...

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We don’t have batsmen to match India’s: Herald Sun


March 25th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 25 (IANS) A day after the champions crashed out of the World Cup, an Australian analyst said Friday that Australia simply did not have the batsmen to match ... Read more...

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CA divided over Ponting as captain after World Cup


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 22 (IANS) Ricky Ponting's nine-year tenure as Australia's captain might end after the World Cup as Cricket Australia (CA) is divided over retaining him as skipper for next ... Read more...

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Chappell backs Ponting’s on field tantrums


March 19th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 19 (ANI): Greg Chappell came out in support of under attack skipper Ricky Ponting for his tantrum on the field against Canada.Ponting has faced the rough end of the ... Read more...

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Akhtar says ‘fading’ Oz World Cup team has lost ‘its aura of invincibility’


March 19th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 18(ANI): Ahead of the crucial Pakistan-Australia World Cup game, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has said that the current Ricky Ponting-led side is a shadow of the ruthless sides that ... Read more...

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‘Frustrated’ Ponting asks struggling Oz spinners to deliver against Pak


March 18th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Bengaluru, Mar 18 (ANI): Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is frustrated with his struggling spinners as they are not able to put pressure on the batsmen and check the flow of runs.Jason Krejza ... Read more...

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Oz Test legend Walters wants Ponting axed as skipper after World Cup


March 18th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 18 (ANI): Australian Test legend Doug Walters wants Ricky Ponting to be axed as skipper after the World Cup after the latter lost his temper for the second time during ... Read more...

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Ponting appears to be aging suddenly


March 17th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Sydney Morning Herald columnist Robert Craddock believes that Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tantrum throwing incident in a World Cup match against Canada on Wednesday, suggests that he is ... Read more...

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Ponting apologises for ball throwing tantrum in Oz-Canada tie


March 17th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 17 (ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has apologized for losing his temper during his team's World Cup match against Canada here on Wednesday.Ponting's irritation at his team's inability to dismiss ... Read more...

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Aussies raring to play big games; target Pakistan (Sidebar)


March 17th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 17 (IANS) Title holder Australia has set its sights on bigger games ahead in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and vowed to give a tough fight to ... Read more...

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Aussies may review batting order ahead of clash with Canada


March 15th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar. 15 (ANI): Australia may shift out-of-form batsman Cameron White up the order for Wednesday's World Cup Group A match against Canada in Bangalore.Skipper Ricky Ponting said that White's poor form ... Read more...

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Defending champions Australia in quarters with 60-run win over Kenya (Roundup)


March 14th, 2011 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 13 (IANS) Defending champions Australia cruised into the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a comfortable 60-run win over Kenya in a Group A match here Sunday.The ... Read more...

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Clarke, Hussey take Australia to 324/6 against Kenya (Lead)


March 13th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 13 (IANS) Michael Clarke and recalled Mike Hussey hit crucial half-centuries to take Australia to a formidable 324 for six in 50 overs against Kenya in a Group ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka-Australia match called off due to rain


March 5th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 5 (IANS) The World Cup Group A match between Sri Lanka and Australia here Saturday was called off due to rain.Sri Lanka were 146 for three in ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka elect to bat against Australia


March 5th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in a Group A cricket World Cup match at the R. ... Read more...

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WC 2011: Siddle the ideal choice to replace injured Bollinger, says Clark


March 5th, 2011 - 10:16 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar. 5 (ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Stuart Clark believes that Victorian fast bowler Peter Siddle would be the ideal replacement for injured Doug Bollinger in the Australian World Cup side, ... Read more...

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Smith braces for Lankans attacking his tweakers


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 3 (ANI): Leg spinner Steve Smith believes that the form of Australia's pace attack of Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Mitchell Johnson could prompt Sri Lanka to have a guarded ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan spinners will come hard at me: Steve Smith


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 2 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Steve Smith knows the Sri Lankan batsman would come hard at him when the two teams clash in a World Cup match here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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World Cup: Australia to bat against Zimbabwe


February 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Australian skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe in a World Cup Group A match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here Monday. ... Read more...

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Australian team is worse than crisis-stricken Pakistan: Ganguly


February 20th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 20 (ANI): Taking a swipe at Australia ahead of their World Cup opener against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has labeled Ricky Ponting's side worse than crisis-stricken ... Read more...

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Have to bowl differently against every team: Kreza


February 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 18 (IANS) Australian spinner Jason Kreza said variation will be the key for tweakers on the sub-continent pitches during the cricket World Cup.Kreza has been working hard with the team ... Read more...

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Tait aims to win World Cup for second time to relive ‘indescribable fun’


February 18th, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 18 (ANI): Australian pacer Shaun Tait has that he would like to win the World Cup for second time, as it's hard to describe how much joy winning the trophy ... Read more...

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Australia’s dependence on pacers to win World Cup is risky ploy: Waugh


February 13th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Former skipper Steve Waugh, who captained Australia to World Cup victory in 1999, has said that relying on pacers to retain World Cup in the Indian subcontinent ... Read more...

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Short ball worries for beleaguered Ponting during World Cup


February 11th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 11 (ANI): Riding high on the expectation of fans, India captain MS Dhoni refused to say whether his fast bowlers would target Ricky Ponting with short balls during the World ... Read more...

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Injured Hussey, Hauritz out of Australia’s World Cup squad


February 8th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) Australia's World Cup campaign suffered a blow with injured batsman Michael Hussey and off-spinner Nathan Hauritz ruled out of the mega event beginning in the subcontinent Feb 19.Cricket ... Read more...

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Injured Ponting, Haddin and Smith progressing well, says Oz team physiotherapist


February 8th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 8(ANI): Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris has said that key members of the 15-man squad for the World Cup who had been under slight injury clouds were progressing well."Ricky Ponting ... Read more...

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