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Sangakkara reclaims top spot in Test rankings


July 5th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has reclaimed the No.1 batting spot from the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test Rankings.Sangakkara struck ... Read more...

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Harbhajan Singh signs for Essex


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) India discard off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been signed up by English county club Essex for the second half of the county season.The 31-year-old, who ... Read more...

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Factfile on jailed Pakistani cricketers, bookie


November 3rd, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) The following is a factfile on Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, and bookie Mazhar Majeed, who have been jailed in England on ... Read more...

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It’s only a matter of time for Andrew: Trott


July 17th, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott has backed his captain Andrew Strauss and hoped that the opening batsman would come good in the four-match Test series against India ... Read more...

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India opposes umpire decision review in England Tests


June 10th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) The Indian cricket board has reportedly sent an official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board, opposing the use of the Umpire Decision ... Read more...

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Kaneria wants justice from PCB


May 4th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan's discarded Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has sought the help of top authorities to get "justice" after being snubbed by the country's cricket chiefs "without any ... Read more...

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Ex-Test stars slam Oz selectors repeated snub of Hodge


January 16th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.16 (ANI): Former Australian Test stars have called on the selectors to explain their treatment of Victorian Brad Hodge as he faces the prospect of being snubbed for the World Cup.The ... Read more...

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Statistics of Sachin Tendulkar’s Test career


December 20th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Centurion, Dec 19 (IANS) Following is the country-wise break up of Sachin Tendulkar's Test career. Tendulkar Sunday became the first batsman in Test history to score 50 centuries. Opponents ... Read more...

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Tendulkar’s 50th Test ton halts Proteas victory march (Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Centurion, Dec 19 (IANS) India's Sachin Tendulkar reached the milestone of 50 Test centuries Sunday, delaying the South African victory march on the fourth day of the the first cricket Test. ... Read more...

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Dravid pips Lara to become third highest scorer in Test history


December 17th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (ANI): Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid has overtaken former West Indian captain Brain Lara as the third highest run-getter in the history of Test cricket.Dravid achieved this feat after ... Read more...

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Inspired England bowling in Ashes opener hardest I’ve ever had to face: Haddin


November 28th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 28(ANI): Australia's centurion in the Ashes opener in Brisbane, wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin, has said that England's bowling on day three was the toughest he has ever had to face in ... Read more...

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Hussey, Haddin tons put Australia in command against England in Ashes opener


November 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 27(ANI): Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin hit centuries on Saturday to lift the hosts to a commanding 221-run first-innings lead over England on day three of the first ... Read more...

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Smith not ready to replace Hauritz as Australia’s No 1 Test spinner” Muralidaran


November 11th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 11 (ANI): Spin legend Muttiah Muralidaran has said that all-rounder Steve Smith is not ready to replace under-pressure Nathan Hauritz as Australia's Test spinner.Hauritz's position in the Test team came ... Read more...

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Vettori wants to be a better Test bowler


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 3 (IANS) New Zealand cricket captain Daniel Vettori will become the second player after Stephen Fleming to play 100 Tests for his country when he takes the field in ... Read more...

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Haryana to make driving licence system tougher


September 18th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Concerned at the rising number of accidents and deaths on its roads, Haryana Saturday announced a stricter licensing system to ensure that more skilled drivers are behind the ... Read more...

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Sangakkara takes Sri Lanka to a strong position (Lead)


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) Skipper Kumar Sangakkara struck a valuable 75 as Sri Lanka made 293 for four in the first innings at the close of the first day's play against ... Read more...

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Prefer equal battle between bat and ball, rather than dull India-Lanka draw: Benaud


August 1st, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.1 (ANI): Former Australian cricket captain and noted television commentator Richie Benaud has said that he would prefer a Test match where the battle between bat and ball is on an ... Read more...

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Muralitharan to retire after Galle Test against India


July 6th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Sri Lanka's spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan will retire after the first cricket Test against India beginning July 18 at Galle. Muralitharan, 38, is the leading wicket taker ... Read more...

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Finn should not get carried away by recent success: Benaud


May 30th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Richie Benaud has warned England fast bowler Steven Finn that he should not get carried away by his recent success as there are the Australians waiting ... Read more...

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Career-best performances by Guptill, McCullum puts New Zealand in command


February 16th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 16 (ANI): Career-best performances by Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum at Seddon Park has put New Zealand in command in the one-off cricket test against Bangladesh.Guptill hit 189, his maiden ... Read more...

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Guptill, McCullum fall just shy of new world sixth wicket Test record


February 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Hamilton (New Zealand), Feb.16 (ANI): Batsman Mark Guptill and wicket-keeper batsman Brendon McCullum fell just short of setting a new world record for the sixth wicket in Test cricket, as New Zealand ... Read more...

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Oz’s opening “Odd Couple” developing on formidable lines


January 2nd, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.2 (ANI): Simon Katich and Shane Watson have developed into a formidable opening combination for Australia. This was never supposed to last and was supposed to be a stop-gap solution until ... Read more...

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Pakistan push New Zealand to doors of defeat, sets 405 to win in final test


December 5th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 5(ANI): The Pakistan team is eyeing a series-levelling victory against New Zealand after setting a target of 405 runs and again having the New Zealand team on the back ... Read more...

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India 535/4 at lunch on second day in Kanpur Test


November 25th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kanpur, Nov 25 (IANS) India were 535 for four at lunch on the second day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Green Park here Wednesday. Rahul Dravid (144) was ... Read more...

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Miandad is now PCB’s batting consultant


August 13th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Thursday appointed former captain Javed Miandad as its batting consultant following the national team's disastrous tour of Sri Lanka this summer.PCB ... Read more...

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England cricket chief asks supporters not to jeer at Ponting


August 5th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Giles Clarke, chairman of the England and the Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has said that he will plead with the fans not to jeer at Australian captain Ricky ... Read more...

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Ponting could achieve the rare dubious record of losing two Ashes series in UK


August 1st, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug.1 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting may have become his country's highest scorer in Tests, but he faces the rare prospect of being the second Kangaroo skipper to lose ... Read more...

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Ponting wants Ashes specialist spinner


March 23rd, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.23 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has appealed to the national selectors to provide him with a specialist spinner for the Ashes series. The appeal has gone ... Read more...

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A B de Villiers expresses pity for hapless Oz debutant McGain


March 23rd, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.23 (ANI): Having scored a rapacious 163 for South Africa in the third and final Test against Australia here, middle order bat A B de Villiers while ... Read more...

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Hughes may get 500,000 dollars windfall


March 15th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town (South Africa), Mar.15 (ANI): Australian opener Phil Hughes'' phenomenal entry to Test cricket could translate into a 500, 000 dollar windfall. The NSW dynamo became the youngest player in Test ... Read more...

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Ponting to ensure Hughes stays grounded


March 12th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 12(IANS) Young Australian opener Philip Hughes, who impressed everyone with his batting prowess in the second Test against South Africa, is being watched over by skipper Ricky Ponting to ensure ... Read more...

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Johnson, Hughes move up in ICC Test rankings


March 12th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 12 (ANI): Australias two most exciting prospects for Ashes 2009 series, Mitchell Johnson and Phillip Hughes, have made big impressions in the latest ICC player rankings.Johnson, the new pace ... Read more...

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Hughes likened to Sir Don, but its water of a duck’’s back for him


March 12th, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Durban, Mar.12 (ANI): Australias new opener Phil Hughes is already being compared to Sir Donald Bradman after scoring two centuries in the Durban Test. Though he is not the Don, the similarities ... Read more...

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Hughes youngest to hit two centuries in a Test


March 9th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9(IANS) Australia opener Phillip Hughes has become the youngest batsman in Test history to hit two centuries in the second Test against South Africa in Durban. The banana farmer's son from ... Read more...

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Younis’ triple ton takes Pakistan closer to draw (Lead)


February 24th, 2009 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 24 (IANS) Younis Khan celebrated his ascent to Pakistan captaincy with a brilliant triple century to take his team close to a draw in the first cricket Test against Sri ... Read more...

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