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England’s best-known group of travelling fans – the Barmy Army – were planning to pay tribute before the Sydney Test to the cricket-loving group who died in a seaplane tragedy in the city. Richard Cousins, the head of the catering company Compass, was one of five Britons who died, along with the Australian-based pilot, when
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Zimbabwe 30 for 4 (Morkel 3-20) trail South Africa 309 for 9 dec (Markram 125, de Villiers 53, Jarvis 3-57, Mpofu 3-58) by 279 runs Aiden Markram manages a smile after reaching his century AFP Four wickets fell for the addition of 251 runs in the first two sessions. Nine wickets fell in the third session,
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In the revered Australian film Breaker Morant, the titular character explains his practice of shooting prisoners of war by saying he enacted “Rule 303”, in reference to the .303 calibre rifle in use at the time. In this series, Australia have skated to victory in the bare minimum three matches by invoking another simple and
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South Africa’s Test captain Faf du Plessis is in doubt for the inaugural four-day Boxing Day day-night Test against Zimbabwe, as Cricket South Africa opt for a cautious approach to managing his return from injury. Du Plessis has not played any cricket since late October when he hurt his back during the second ODI against
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India 219 for 2 (Dhawan 100*, Iyer 65) beat Sri Lanka 215 (Tharanga 95, Kuldeep 3-42, Chahal 3-46) by eight wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Sri Lanka were spun around in Visakhapatnam so starkly that, if they were a cartoon character, they would have seen little Kuldeep Yadavs and Yuzvendra Chahals dancing in a circle over
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Bengal 269 for 7 (Sudip 83, Writtick 47, Saini 2-45, Manan 2-37) v Delhi Sudip Chatterjee continued his prolific run with a fifty PTI Bengal found themselves in positions of strength on more than one occasion but found ways to squander their advantage every time on the opening day of the semi-final against Delhi in Pune.
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Gary Neville with Paul Scholes and Michael Vaughan at cricket’s Old Trafford © Getty Images Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England defender, believes that his experience of playing in men’s cricket as a youngster was instrumental in giving him the competitive edge to become a top-class footballer.
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Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of West Indies’ limited-overs leg of New Zealand. While Samuels was pulled out due to an injured right hand and Joseph a back strain, Narine – only in the T20 squad – made himself unavailable for personal reasons. Sunil Ambris, who took a blow
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Lunch England 403 (Malan 140, Bairstow 119, Stoneman 56, Starc 4-91, Hazlewood 3-92) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Jonny Bairstow scored his first Test century in 18 months, but Australia fought back strongly in the opening session on day two at the WACA, where they bowled England out for 403. England began the morning
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© Getty Images Each day of the upcoming inaugural four-day Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth will need to have a minimum of 98 overs per day, as per the ICC’s playing conditions. That is, eight overs more must be bowled every day than what is required
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Chris Gayle gave it the full Universe Boss treatment after striking a world-record 18 sixes to turn the final of the Bangladesh Premier League into an affirmation of his talent. Asked by ESPNcricinfo if he would class himself as the Don Bradman of T20s, Gayle banged his own publicity drum after another epic display. “I’m
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Alastair Cook is refusing to look beyond the next game as he prepares for his record-breaking 150th Test. Cook, England’s record Test run-scorer, will on Thursday become the first England player – and the eighth man from any nation – to appear in 150 Tests. But while Cook insisted those who have suggested he was
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Lunch West Indies 221 and 106 for 5 (Chase 32*, Wagner 2-27, Boult 2-38) need another 338 runs to beat New Zealand373 and 291 for 8 dec (Taylor 107*, Williamson 54, Cummins 3-69)Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Neil Wagner roars as he traps Shai Hope with his short-ball ploy Getty Images New Zealand’s pacers set the
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Michael Vaughan has dismissed the behaviour of some members of the England tour party as “just stupid” and suggested senior players should be setting a better example. Vaughan, captain of the England team that won the Ashes in 2005, claimed members of the England squad have been acting “like students” and said the culture of
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1:22 Ross Taylor is emotional as he remembers his mentor, the late Martin Crowe, following his record-equalling day “I’m sure he’d be happy.” So said Ross Taylor at the end of a day when he became New Zealand’s highest century-maker in Tests, drawing level with his captain Kane Williamson and his mentor, the late Martin
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Lunch New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) and 96 for 2 (Williamson 51*) lead West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Dowrich 35, Boult 4-73) by 248 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult nabbed the two remaining West Indies wickets in quick time Getty Images A lively Kane Williamson half-century drove
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