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Fired-up Roach stalls South Africa charge PRETORIA: West Indies seamer Kemar Roach was denied the new ball but stormed back to grab two wickets and leave South Africa teetering at 102 for three at lunch on the first day of the opening test at Centurion on Wednesday.Put in to bat, South Africa raced to 57 without loss but were then three wickets down for the addition of no runs as a fired-up Roach produced the line and length the opening bowlers had lacked in overcast conditions that had delayed the start of play by 30 minutes.Proteas captain Hashim Amla, leading the side for the first time at home, will resume after the interval on 25 along with AB de Villiers (16 not out) with the sole intention of rebuilding the innings after a spell of 16 balls ruined what was shaping up to be a dominant morning session for the hosts.Roach, considered West Indies' premier paceman, ...

New Zealand bat in fourth one-day match ABU DHABI: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.New Zealand left out James Neesham, Anton Devcich and Nathan McCullum from the line-up of the third one-day match which they lost by 147 runs in Sharjah, bringing in Daniel Vettori, Adam Milne and Dean Brownlie. Pakistan, who lead the series 2-1, left out fast bowler Wahab Riaz and out ...
Pakistan to go ahead with match despite Peshawar tragedy ABU DHABI: Pakistan cricket officials decided to go ahead with Wednesday's fourth day-night international against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi despite calls to postpone it for a day after the carnage in Peshawar.The Taliban attacks on an army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday left 141 dead, 132 of them school children.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it cannot postpone the one-day international due to broadcast commitments."We tried our best to postpone the 4th ODI but ...
West Indies bowl against South Africa CENTURION: The West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the first Test at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.Rain delayed the toss and start of play by half an hour and play was due to start in heavily overcast conditions.South Africa opted to play four specialist fast bowlers and no spinner, with Kyle Abbott playing ahead of left-arm spinner Robin Peterson. Left-handed batsman Stiaan van Zyl was a new cap for ...
India 311 for 4 at the close in second Test BRISBANE: India were 311 for four at the close of the opening day in the second Test against Australia at the Gabba on Wednesday.Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 75 with Rohit Sharma not out 26 after Murali Vijay hit 144.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Warne says Clarke's surgery a success BRISBANE: Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup.Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an injury cloud given his long history of back complaints.The 33-year-old said after the match that he was unlikely to play any further part in the ...
Vijay leads confident India start to Gabba Test BRISBANE: In-form opener Murali Vijay led the way as India made a confident start after winning the toss on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.Vijay, who scored 53 and 99 in India's 48-run defeat in the first Test in Adelaide last week, kept in the run groove and was nearing his third half-century of the series.The tourists only lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the first session ...


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