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By Arunabha Sengupta The bat scythed across in a revolting arc, forsaking finesse for ancient agricultural strain. The ball was hit with a clunk, and riding on fortune rather than technique it sailed away, all the way over the widish midwicket fence. Thousands of pairs of eyes followed its flight int...
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While Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly became demi-gods in a cricket crazy nation, VVS Laxman never quite attained the same status. Despite doing the near impossible a number of times, a question mark always remained over his head after a failure or two. Nishad Pai Vaidya attempts to...
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South Africa’s selectors have expressed confidence in the players that won the Test series in New Zealand 1-0 and named an unchanged squad for the tour of England in July and August. South Africa, the No. 2 Test side, can claim the No 1 spot from England by winning the three-match series. Graem...
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The south-west monsoon allowed only 6.2 overs of play in the third ODI between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium, leaving the series level at 1-1. There were early warning signs that the match could be a stop-start affair as a brief shower forced the groundstaff to bring on the covers...
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Australia’s captain Michael Clarke does not believe the nation’s cricketers are making unreasonable demands of Cricket Australia in their ongoing pay negotiations. Clarke and his one-day side flew out for England on Thursday with the looming possibility that their Memorandum of Understand...
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Australia’s cricketers will fly out for a one-day tour of England and Ireland on Thursday knowing that time is running out for a new pay deal to be signed. Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) were due to resume negotiations on Thursday as they aim to find co...
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The India A team on tour in the Caribbean has struggled to produce strong batting performances in the two unofficial Test matches against a relatively inexperienced West Indies A bowling attack. In the second match in St. Vincent, India A’s batting line-up, which contains several India players,...
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The Sri Lanka Premier League has undergone a significant structural change, adopting a franchise system, with teams coming under private ownership instead of the SLC’s control, and a draft system for those franchises to pick their players. The changes were announced on Wednesday by Sri Lanka Cr...
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Australia and Pakistan could ask the ICC for permission to stage the longest bilateral Twenty20 international series ever played later this year. The two countries are due to meet for a series of five ODIs and three T20s in August, but finding a suitable venue has proven difficult for Pakistan, espec...
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England secured their first win of the year and ensured they would start the summer on top of the world rankings as they defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the second Test. Chasing 94 to end a four-match losing streak, England did not allow memories of their fourth-innings capitulation for 72 aga...