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Smith slams 164 in Australia SYDNEY: Skipper Steve Smith smashed 164 Sunday, the highest one-day international score at the Sydney Cricket Ground, to lead Australia to 324 for eight against New Zealand.Smith struck 14 fours and four sixes in his seventh ODI century after winning the toss in the first match of the Chappell-Hadlee Series.Smith's swashbuckling knock surpassed South African AB de Villiers 162 at the SCG during last year's World Cup.‑Reuters  Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016   ...

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Australia win toss and bat against New Zealand in 1st ODI   SYDNEY: Australia won the toss and chose to bat in the opening Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day international against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday.The top-ranked Australians, who lost their last ODI series 5-0 in South Africa in October, left out all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner.The Black Caps, ranked third, will give fast bowler Lockie Ferguson his ODI debut and left out paceman Tim Southee.Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (capt), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Mitchell ...

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Maxwell fined for SYDNEY: Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell was Saturday fined by his team for his "disrespectful" comments about teammate Matthew Wade on the eve of their opening one-day international with New Zealand in Sydney.Maxwell said on Thursday he felt as though batting below Wade at No.6 for Victoria in the domestic Sheffield Shield cricket hurt his selection chances for Australia's third Test against South Africa in Adelaide last week. Captain Steve Smith and Australia's leadership party fined Maxwell for what they termed his ...

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Hafeez eager to don green shirt Pakistan's all rounder Muhammad Hafeez got the much needed green signal for bowling action from the ICC, now Pakistan’s former T20 Captain wishes to don the green shirts once again.Hafeez who was talking to media at Karachi’s National Stadium, informed that he was offered to play for Bangladesh Premier League, but declined the offer as representing Pakistan was more important to him.“Playing for Pakistan is important for me,” said Hafeez, reported local media“All these leagues are second priority for me, ...

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Pakistani cricketers enjoy day out before Aussie encounter After an exhausting tour of New Zealand, it was time for much-needed day-long break for Team Pakistan as they went on a tour to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.The Pakistani squad had a fun time boating along the world’s biggest wonder of nature, days ahead of their grueling test against the hosts begins.Home to thousands of species, the Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions, but has undergone a severe bleaching recently thanks to pollution and global ...

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Pakistani women cricketers eye Asian crown against India Pakistan women cricket team achieved a major landmark after they reached the finals of ACC Women's Asia Cup T20, beating Thailand by 5 wickets on Saturday. The Pakistani women will meet arch rivals India in Final tomorrow (Sunday). India has remained unbeaten throughout the tournament, winning all its five matches in the league stage of the Women’s Asia Cup.Coming to the Pakistan Thailand encounter, Pakistan experienced bowling attack played their cards right with skipper Sana Mir who was also the ...

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‘Disrespectful’ Maxwell in deep trouble Australia’s hard hitting batsman Glenn Maxwell was in hot waters after his "very disrespectful" comments about being demoted in Victoria's batting order to come in behind wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.Aussies captain Steve Smith, informed that outspoken Maxwell had been hit with an undisclosed fine by the team leadership group after his comments about his Victorian captain Wade.“I was disappointed in his comments and I’ve expressed that to him myself,” Smith said, reported the Australian Associated Press.“I spoke to the team and one ...