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  1. Dale Steyn's bowling caused West Indies to collapse to a heavy defeatRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Wandsworth Guardian

    Dale Steyn claimed a six-wicket haul as South Africa tore through West Indies' batting order to secure victory in the opening Test by an innings and 220 runs. The tourists began day four at Centurion still 275 runs adrift of their opponents first-innings' score, having been bowled out for 201 in response to South Africa's total of 552 for five declared.

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  2. Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba curatorRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Rediff.com

    Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions. "The practice wickets are fine.

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  3. 'Sledging Johnson not too wise on India's part'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Rediff.com

    Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets in the morning session of day four as India lost the Test by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. "It probably isn't too wise, is it? It was just outstanding the way Mitchell Johnson came out and batted in the first innings and took the bowlers on.

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  4. Steyn steamrolls West IndiesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Ananova

    South Africa needed just 16 overs on day four to polish off West Indies and win the first Test at Centurion by an innings and 220 runs. Dale Steyn pocketed 6-34 to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in Test cricket as the Proteas bowled out the tourists, who were 76-2 overnight, for 131 inside 43 overs.

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  5. Eoin Morgan tipped to be captain fantastic by ex-skippers Sir Ian Botham and Nasser HussainRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

    ... in Eoin Morgan and I would give him the one-day captaincy full time. "He's a match-winner with the bat with a sharp cricket brain and also very calm under pressure - all qualities a good captain needs." England's 2003 World Cup skipper Nasser ...

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  6. Alastair Cook had been on a wretched run of form in one-day cricketRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Times-series.co.uk

    Alastair Cook admitted he was "gutted" to be omitted from England's World Cup squad after being replaced as one-day international captain by Eoin Morgan. The decision to remove Cook as leader of the 50-over side inevitably overshadowed the announcement on Saturday morning of England's 15-man squad for next month's tri-series and then the World Cup which begins on February 14. All-rounder Ben Stokes is also a notable absentee from that group, while the included Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance would appear to be a major beneficiary of Cook's axing, a choice that has created shockwaves in the last 24 hours and one that has left the left-handed opener reeling.

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  7. Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise, says Australian captain Steve SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | DNA India

    Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended in Brisbane on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets in the morning session of day four as India lost the Test by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series.

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  8. Shikhar Dhawan's backing out unsettled Indian dressing room, says Indian skipper MS DhoniRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | DNA India

    The Indian dressing room's calmness went for a toss much before the batsmen capitulated against Australia on Saturday, revealed skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said the "unrest" caused by Shikhar Dhawan's backing off affected the team's performance in the lost second cricket Test here. Dhawan had to delay resuming his overnight innings on Saturday after being hit on the wrist during a net session, forcing Virat Kohli to come in at a very short notice.

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  9. Jonathan Trott named England Lions captain for South Africa tour as ...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    The 33-year-old batsman, who came home from last winter's Ashes tour after suffering a stress related illness, has not played international cricket since November 2013. But his success with Warwickshire, where he scored three centuries in the last month of the season, has encouraged him and the ECB to believe he is capable of touring again - and also leading the side.

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  10. Ballance in England World Cup squadRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... also including India as a warm-up for the World Cup, which starts in February. Ballance has not played one-day cricket for England since the end of last summer, but hit 64 to help beat Sri Lanka at The Oval in May. Durham all-rounder Stokes and ...

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  11. Smith, Johnson and tail give Australia edgeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Central Chronicle

    Skipper Steve Smith scored a controlled 133, Mitchell Johnson a game-changing 88 and Australia's tail wagged vigorously as the hosts barged their way back into the second test against India on day three in Brisbane on Friday. Australia took a first innings lead of 97 after being dismissed for 505 to bring up tea and India had shaved 71 runs off the deficit by the close of play for the loss of one second innings wicket.

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  12. Benn shows up in body and spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Cricketer International

    ... by the work demanded of him and his miserly rate of 2.72 runs an over in moderate bowling teams on modern Test cricket's unhelpful pitches. His attributes are his cricketing acumen and the bounce his 6ft 7" inches height affords him. As South ...

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  13. De Kock ruled out of the WI seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Cricketer International

    ... the job before de Kock debuted in Sri Lanka, was handed the gloves and will keep them for the rest of the series. Cricket South Africa said a player "to act as cover will be announced in due course." That would likely mean a Test debut for the only ...

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  14. Cook gutted at World Cup omissionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Hampshire Chronicle

    In Cook's absence, England will be led by Eoin Morgan during the tri-series against Australia and India and in the global 50-overs tournament. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the switch on Saturday morning, after news of the change at the top first emerged on Friday evening.

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  15. Batting collapse cost us dear: DhoniRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Nerve News

    Six Indian wickets in the morning session on the fourth day caused the visitors' downfall in the second Test, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said here Saturday. India collapsed from 71 for one to 224 all out in the first session.

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  16. Glamorgan aiming to honour HughesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... to be one of the host venues for two global events in '17 and '19 I think is a great coup for us. "India is a great cricket country; whenever India play cricket the amount of eyeballs that are on television sets in the sub-continent is just ...

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  17. Ballance makes World Cup squadRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    ... He told Sky Sports News HQ : "With Ballance probably coming into the squad late on, how is he going to get enough cricket to really stake a case for himself? "I would see in the tri-series Ballance and Ian Bell as the reserve batsmen and possibly ...

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  18. Butch: Big win for SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    Steven Smith is the first Australian to score a ton on his debut as captain since Graham Yallop in 1978 Steven Smith has eliminated any doubts over his captaincy credentials by guiding Australia to victory over India in the second Test at The Gabba, says Mark Butcher. Smith stood in as skipper for the injured Michael Clarke and as well as leading his side to a four-wicket triumph also plundered his second century of the four-match series.

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  19. Morgan named England ODI captain, Cook dumpedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will remain as Test captain, had widely been expected to lose the one-day captaincy but would have had hopes of retaining his place in the squad, which will be named later on Saturday.

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  20. 50-50 calls not going India's way: DhoniRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sify

    Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday. The tourists, who are against using the decision referral system in the four-match series, had another contentious umpire's call with the dismissal of Ravichandran Ashwin in India's second innings.

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