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England win toss, bat against Australia BIRMINGHAM: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in their Champions Trophy Group A opener at Edgbaston on Saturday.England made one change from the side that beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the third and final one-day international at Trent Bridge on Wednesday, with James Anderson, rested in midweek, replacing fellow paceman Steven Finn.England were without Graeme Swann, their premier off-spinner, after he suffered back spasms, with fellow spinner James Tredwell -- who played on Wednesday -- retaining his place.Australia, winners of the last two editions of the Champions Trophy, retained the same side that were bowled out for just 65 during a 243-run warm-up defeat against India in Cardif on Tuesday.They remained without captain Michael Clarke, still sidelined with a recurrence of a longstanding back injury.Twenty20 skipper George Bailey continued to lead the team in Clarke's absence.This was the first match in ...

Misbah angry at Ramdin over 'catch' LONDON: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq slammed West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin for wrongly claiming a catch during Friday's gripping Champions Trophy clash at The Oval.Misbah scored a career-best 96 not out in his side's two-wicket defeat in south London but thought he was out for nought when Ramdin claimed a catch off man-of-the-match Kemar Roach.Australian umpire Steve Davis gave Misbah out but, following the intervention of English official Nigel Llong at square leg, the decision was ...
Pakistan 170 all out against West Indies LONDON: Pakistan, after losing the toss, were dismissed for 170 by the West Indies in their Champions Trophy Group B opener at The Oval on Friday.Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq top-scored with 96 not out, his highest score in 118 one-day internationals, with Nasir Jamshed (50) the only other batsmen to get past double figures.Kemar Roach (three for 28) and Sunil Narine (three for 34) led West Indies' attack as Pakistan were dismissed with two overs of ...
Clarke ruled out of England match LONDON: Australia captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side's opening Champions Trophy match with England on Saturday due to a back problem, Cricket Australia announced on Friday.Clarke, 32, has already missed Australia's warm-up games with the West Indies and India, raising concerns about his participation in the Ashes series later this year."Michael is making steady progress in his recovery from the recent lower back injury but is yet to return to training," ...
West Indies win toss, field against Pakistan LONDON: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan in the teams' Champions Trophy Group B opener at The Oval on Friday.West Indies left out Test skipper Darren Sammy, with fellow all-rounder Kieron Pollard preferred instead.Kemar Roach, Ravi Rampaul and Sunil Narine, the world's top-ranked ODI bowler, were the only specialist bowlers chosen.Pakistan's seamers were all left-armers: Irfan, Junaid and Wahab Riaz. Saeed Ajmal and Shoab Malik and Mohammad ...
Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 43 runs in first ODI DHAKA: Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 43 runs in the first one-day international at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.Scores: Bangladesh 265 all out in 49.5 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 90, Naeem Islam 84; J. Neesham 4-42, T. Southee 3-34) and New Zealand 162 all out in 29.5 overs (G. Elliot 71, Rubel Hossain 6-26)Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013 ...
IPL team owner told not to leave India NEW DELHI: Police in New Delhi investigating a spot-fixing cricket scandal on Thursday ordered the owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) team not to leave India, an officer told AFP.Raj Kundra, husband of actress Shilpa Shetty and one of the owners of Rajasthan Royals, was ordered to hand over his passport to a police team trying to establish a link between corrupt players and organised crime syndicates."As Kundra is part of our investigations, he ...


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