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South Africa insisted that the uneven and excessive bounce and seam movement at the Wanderers in the third Test was not part of their request for helpful pitches. Though South Africa admitted to asking for surfaces that would assist their attack, they maintained that all they wanted was pace and bounce, and not the lateral
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Not for the first time in their recent ODI history, England’s power-packed batting line-up came a spectacular cropper in the fourth ODI against Australia at Adelaide. After losing the toss and batting first, they ran headlong into Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins at their most incisive. Here’s how ESPNcricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary team covered the carnage
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Toss Pakistan chose to bat v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Ahmed Shehzad walks back to the dressing room after being dismissed Getty Images Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed decided to bat at Eden Park in a bid to draw level in the T20I series. The visitors are trailing New Zealand 1-0 in the three-match contest,
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Following an extensive revamp in women’s cricket administration, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has picked former Pakistan men’s fast bowler Jalal-ud-Din as the head of the women’s selection committee which had been disbanded following Pakistan’s exit from the Women’s World Cup last year. The PCB also confirmed the full-time, two-year appointment of Mark Coles as
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1:30 Sydney Thunder’s Big Bash League season was over after they fell agonisingly short of chasing down the Melbourne Renegades’ target Melbourne Renegades 6 for 189 (Harris 64, Sandhu 2-37) beat Sydney Thunder 180 (Rohrer 48, Nair 45, Richardson 4-22) by nine runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Melbourne Renegades put one foot in the Big Bash
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India chose to bat v South AfricaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details 3:13 India won the toss for the first time in the series, and decide to bat at the Wanderers India resisted the temptation of bowling on a green pitch with moisture retained from overnight rain; after winning the toss for the first time in
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Sam Curran could follow his older brother Tom into the England side after winning a call-up for the T20 squad for the triangular tournament against Australia and New Zealand. Curran steps in as a replacement after Joe Root was rested out of the tournament and Ben Stokes announced his arrival in New Zealand would be
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It was a forgettable shot, one that his captain Harry Brook described “out in a silly kind of way.” Little would have Tom Banton realised when he looked to reverse sweep legspinner Lloyd Pope that Australia would be able to crack open the game. Up until then, England were fairly comfortable at 71 for 3
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Ben Stokes has confirmed that his England comeback will be deferred after he was given a date of February 13 to appear before Bristol Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of affray. That date coincided with the first of England’s T20 fixtures in New Zealand, when Stokes had initially been scheduled to make his return
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