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Hazlewood set for place in elite 200-club, says McGrath

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Pace legend Glenn McGrath has said Australia's latest fast bowling sensation, Josh Hazlewood, will join the country's exclusive 200-wicket club in due course of time.


Sidhu's convoy attacked by stone-pelters in Jammu

Jammu, Dec. 18 : Unknown assailants on Thursday attacked former cricketer and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's convoy here, pelting the cars with stones.


Proteas keen to get back to five-Test series post long ODI spree

Johannesburg, Dec 18 : South Africa is reportedly keen on getting back to the long format of game following an ODI spree that has kept the squad busy for the past year-and-a-half.


Oz trail India by 187 with six wickets remaining after bad light ends play on day two

Sydney, Dec 18 : Australia trail India by 187 runs with six wickets remaining after game was suspended on the second day of the second Test at Brisbane cricket ground due to bad lighting.


Ashley Giles says Cook's form big worry for England ahead of WC

London, Dec 18 : England's former coach Ashley Giles has said that current captain Alastair Cook's form is a big worry ahead of the World Cup, that would be hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand next year.


Ex PCB chief Ashraf blames negligence for Ajmal, Hafeez's 'chucking' suspension

Johannesburg, December 18 : Former Pakistan cricket boss Nasim Ashraf laments that a failure to have a proper system to deal with bowlers having suspect actions had led to the loss of ace spinners Saeed Ajmal and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.


India are in front: Ashwin

Brisbane, Dec 18 : After piling up 408 in their first innings, India reduced Australia to 221 runs for four at stumps on day two of the second cricket Test and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin Thursday said the visitors had an upper hand going into the third day.


Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Slater

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said Thursday all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position.


Plan of bowling fuller worked perfectly: Hazlewood

Brisbane, Dec 18 : After serious questions were asked of them on the first day of the second cricket Test, the Australian bowlers struck back impressively in the morning of Day Two by picking up the remaining six Indian wickets for barely 97 runs -- with the hero of the fightback 23-year old debutant pacer Josh Hazlewood saying the team's plan of bowling fuller worked to perfection.


Proven formula proposed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Dubai, Dec.18 : The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recommended that the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 follow the successful formula of the 2013 event with The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff being the venues proposed.


Lord's set to stage record fifth ICC Cricket World Cup final

Dubai, Dec.18 : The Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019 - and will also host the ICC Women's World Cup final in 2017.


Williamson ton helps Kiwis to level series with Pak 2-2 in dramatic finish

Johannesburg, December 18 : Kane Williamson smashed an impressive ton as New Zealand triumphed over Pakistan in the fourth international by seven runs to level the five match ODI series 2-2 in a nail-biting finish in Abu Dhabi.


Shane Warne says outcome of Michael Clarke's surgery 'better than expected'

Johannesburg, December 18 : Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has admitted that Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had the best result, indicating a possibility that Australian skipper could make a comeback at the World Cup.


Income from fourth Pak-Kiwi ODI to be donated to Peshawar terror victims families

Karachi, Dec 18 : The income from the fourth ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand, that was held on Wednesday, would be donated to the families of the children who were martyred in a terrorist attack in Peshawar, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced.


Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day two, second Test

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Scoreboard on day two of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Thursday.


Hazlewood stars but Umesh gives India edge (Day Report)

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Debutant Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood's five-for might have grabbed all the headlines but Indian quickie Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets to restrict Australia to 221 runs for four, in reply to India's first innings score of 408 at stumps on the second day of the second Test here Thursday.


Umesh takes three to peg Australia to 221/4

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Indian pacer Umesh Yadav picked up three wickets to restrict Australia to 221 runs for four, in reply to India's first innings score of 408, when bad light stopped play on the second day of the second Test here Thursday.


Shane Warne clarifies 'soft' comment on Starc

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Spin legend Shane Warne has claimed he never called Australia pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", and has clarified comments he made during Channel Nine's day one coverage of the second Test here.


South African Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean tournament

Castries (St. Lucia), Dec 18 : Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed.


Windies sweating on Roach injury

Centurion, Dec 18 : West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa here.


Tea Scoreboard: India vs Australia, Day Two

Brisbane, Dec 18 : The following is the scoreboard at tea on the second day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Thursday.


Yadav, Ashwin peg back Australia to 121/3 (Tea Report)

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Two wickets from Umesh Yadav and one from Ravichandran Ashwin helped India reduce Australia to 121 for three at tea on day two of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday.


Australia reach 121/3 (Tea Report)

Brisbane, Dec 18 : Australia posted 121 runs for three at Tea in reply to India's first innings score of 408 on the second day of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday.


Lunch Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day two

Brisbane, Dec 18 : The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Thursday.


Hazlewood takes fifer as India bowled out for 408 (Lunch Report)

Brisbane, Dec 18 : A fifer for debutant pacer Josh Hazlewood helped Australia bowl out India for 408 at lunch on day two of the second Test at the Gabba here Thursday.


India bowled out for 408

Brisbane, Dec 18 : India added just 97 more runs to their overnight score before being bowled out for 408 at the stroke of lunch on day two of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Thursday.


ECB proposes Lord's as venue for 2019 world cup final

London, Dec 17 : Lord's Cricket Ground in London has been proposed as the venue for the ICC Cricket World Cup final when the tournament is staged in England and Wales in 2019.


ECB proposes venues for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

London, Dec 17 : The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has proposed The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff as the venues for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, following the successful formula of the event staged last year.


Ranji: Vinay bowls Karnataka to victory, Haryana beat Maharashtra

New Delhi, Dec 17 : Medium pacer R. Vinay Kumar's six for 34 helped Karnataka bowl out Bengal for 227 runs and win the match by nine wickets on the fourth day of a Ranji Trophy match at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata while hosts Haryana rode on Mohit Sharma's five-wicket haul to beat Maharashtra by 53 runs in Rohtak Wednesday.


Ian Chappell wants Smith as Oz captain in place of Clarke if performs well in India series

Sydney, December 17 : Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that the new stand-in skipper Steve Smith could be appointed as the team's full time Test captain if he performs well, suggesting that injured Michael Clarke should be selected as a batsman if he returns.


Darren Gough brands England squad 'bunch of schoolboys' post Lanka series loss

Sydney, Dec 17 : Former England pace spearhead Darren Gough has branded the current lot of players as a bunch of schoolboys and has slammed the selectors and captain Alastair Cook for their series loss against Sri Lanka.


Scathing Warne slams lethargic Starc over 'nonchalant' approach

Sydney, December 17 : Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has slammed paceman Mitchell Starc for showing a nonchalant approach in the second Test against India at Brisbane.


Warner says late Hughes will always remain in his memories

Sydney, Dec 17 : Australian batsman David Warner has stated that late batsman Phillip Hughes would always be in his memories.


Lara brands Wasim Akram 'fastest, best bowler' he ever faced

Karachi, Dec 17 : West Indies legend Brian Lara has branded former Pakistani bowling great as the fastest and the best bowler he ever faced during his illustrious international career spanning 17 years.


Misfiring Cook in 'dilemma' over England's ODI captaincy post Lanka drubbing

London, December 17 : England skipper Alastair Cook has said that he has to wait and see whether he would remain as team's captain after incurring fourth one-day series loss under his leadership.


Amla believes Proteas well equipped to continue winning during 'transition' period

Johannesburg, Dec 17 : South Africa cricket captain Hashim Amla believes that his team has been well equipped to continue winning matches as they go through a 'transition' period.


Murali Vijay's ton guides India to 311/4 at end of day 1 of Brisbane Test

Sydney, Dec 17 : India amassed a massive 311 runs for the loss of four wickets at the draw of stumps on the first day of the second Test in Brisbane against Australia, thanks to opener Murali Vijay's splendid ton.


Dhoni backs India to perform well on fast wickets in ongoing Oz Test series

Johannesburg, Dec 17 : India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who returned from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test against Australia, has backed his team to perform well on fast wickets on likely lively pitches.


Dilshan shines as Lanka clinch ODI series 5-2 over England

London, December 17 : Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an impressive ton and claimed three wickets as they inflicted a crushing 87- run defeat on the visitors to clinch the seven match ODI series 5-2 in Colombo.


Clarke sympathises with India over umpire's 'howler decision' to dismiss Pujara

Sydney, Dec 17 : Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's dismissal after a Josh Hazlewood delivery brushed his helmet caused an explosion on Twitter in cricket-loving India, with even Australian skipper Michael Clarke sympathizing with the visitors.


SC reserves verdict on plea for Srinivasan's ouster from BCCI

New Delhi, Dec 17 : The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the plea for barring N. Srinivasan from seeking re-election the Indian cricket board president and for terminating IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK), owned by his company India Cements Limited, on the grounds of conflict of interest.


India outplayed us, says Darren Lehmann

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Australian coach Darren Lehmann rued injuries to his fast bowlers but admitted that his team was outplayed by India on Day One of the second cricket Test at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Michael Clarke aiming for 2015 World Cup return

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Australia captain Michael Clarke is aiming to be fit for the 2015 cricket World Cup, the team's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Wednesday.


Moment of Hughes' death will stay with me forever: David Warner

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Australian batsman David Warner has said the moment Phillip Hughes fell at the Sydney Cricket Ground Nov 25 after being hit on the head by the bouncer still replays in the back of his head and "always will".


Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography to be published in 8 languages

Pune, Dec 17 : Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography "Playing It My Way", initially published in English, will be printed in eight Indian languages, starting with Marathi, over the next six months, a top official said Wednesday.


Vijay's stylish ton gives India a bright start (Day Report)

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Murali Vijay's stylish 144 helped India amass 311 for four by stumps on day one of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Scoreboard: India vs Australia, day one, second Test

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Scoreboard at the end of play on the first day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Murali Vijay's 144 takes India to 311/4 on day one

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Opener Murali Vijay's (144) fifth century lifted India to 311 for four at the end of the first day's play in the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Curtly Ambrose cautions against writing off Windies

Centurion, Dec 17 : Caribbean bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has cautioned against writing off the West Indies, who begin a three-match Test series against South Africa here Wednesday.


Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh leaves field injured

Brisbane, Dec 17 : In a setback for Australia, all-rounder Mitchell Marsh limped off the field with a right hamstring injury just moments after lunch on day one of the second Test against India at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Tea Scoreboard: Australia vs India, day one, second Test

Brisbane, Dec 17 : The following is the scoreboard at tea on the first day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Vijay battles on as India lose Pujara, Kohli (Tea Report)

Brisbane, Dec 17 : Opener Murali Vijay (batting 73) continued to impress but India suffered a few setbacks to reach 151 for three at tea on day one of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Lunch Scoreboard: Australia vs India, day one, second Test

Brisbane, Dec 17 : The following is the scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Vijay impresses as India reach 89/1 (Lunch Report)

Brisbane, Dec 17 : A 56-run partnership for the opening wicket between Murali Vijay (batting 46) and Shikhar Dhawan (24) helped India reach 89 for one at lunch on day one of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Wednesday.


India reach 89/1 at lunch on day one of second Test

Brisbane, Dec 17 : India were 89 for one at lunch on day one of the second Test against Australia at the Gabba here Wednesday.


India elect to bat against Australia in second Test

Brisbane, Dec 17 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second Test at the Gabba here Wednesday.


Jason Gillespie feels ICC should raise Ireland's Test status 'sooner rather than later'

London, Dec 16 : Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie has called for Ireland to be elevated to Test-cricket status, as he believes the move would reward the nation's performances in limited-overs internationals and provide a necessary boost to the long format of the game.


Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Jacques Kallis

Brisbane, Dec 16 : South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.


Kohli is Indian dressing room clown when cameras are turned off

Sydney, Dec 16 : India's star batsman Virat Kohli may be a combative warrior with a sharp tongue and a feisty attitude, but when the cameras are not their he turns into the clown of the Indian dressing room.


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