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New-look Aussies 'copped a lot', says Lehmann ADELAIDE: Australia coach Darren Lehmann said his players "copped a lot" of criticism before they emphatically halted a run of Test defeats against South Africa, adding that he'd love to keep his new-look team together.Lehmann said he was delighted for the experimental side, which featured five changes including three debutants, as Australia's selection gamble paid off in the third Test against South Africa.The Australians ended a five-Test losing streak with a commanding seven-wicket victory over the Proteas, after being well beaten in the previous two games of the three-Test series."Well, we won," he said, when asked what the difference was compared to the first two Tests, which left Australia on the verge of their first ever home Test series whitewash."I'm just pleased for the players. The players have copped a lot over the last few weeks and they've responded really well. Obviously a change of players as well. "You feel ...

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India secure 134-run lead in third England Test MOHALI: India's first innings saw four half-centuries as the hosts secured a commanding 134-run lead against England on day three of the third Test in Mohali on Monday.India, 271-6 overnight, were bowled out for 417 in the afternoon session, prompting the umpires to call for early tea at the Punjab Cricket Association ground.Ravindra Jadeja top-scored with a dominant 90 while Jayant Yadav's 55 -- his maiden fifty in only his second game -- gave the ...

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Hafeez woes continues, comeback unlikely Pakistan All-Rounder Mohammad Hafeez is not likely to grab a spot in the national squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia i.e. set to begin next month.According to the Dawn, Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Pakistan cricket chief selector has decided not to make any changes to the Test side that is playing against the New Zealand in their ongoing tour.Hafeez did not mint enough runs in the ongoing Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship to please ...

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Focused Taylor helps set Pakistan big target HAMILTON: Ross Taylor shrugged off his eye problems to score a superb unbeaten century as New Zealand set Pakistan a formidable 369-run target to win the second Test on Monday.Taylor finished 102 not out despite only being cleared to play two days before the Test after scarring on his left eye threatened his vision. He was due to have surgery on Wednesday.New Zealand declared late on the fourth day in Hamilton at 313 for 5 ...

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Jadeja fifty puts India ahead against England MOHALI: Ravindra Jadeja hit a fluent half-century to help India open up a first innings lead on day three of the third Test against England in Mohali on Monday.India, who resumed on 271-6, took lunch at 354 for seven with Jadeja (70) and Jayant Yadav (26) at the crease. The hosts lead by 71 runs.Overnight batsman Ravichandran Ashwin was dismissed for 72 but Jadeja, who started the day on 31, and Yadav put on an ...

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Pakistan 1-0, need 369 to beat New Zealand HAMILTON: Pakistan were one without loss at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test against New Zealand after being set a target of 369 to win in Hamilton on Monday.New Zealand declared late in the day at 313 for 5 with Ross Taylor not out 102. Tom Latham made 80.Pakistan faced three overs before stumps with Sami Aslam scoring one run.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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India 354-7 at lunch in third England Test MOHALI: India were 354 for seven at lunch on day three of the third cricket Test against England in Mohali on Monday.India, who resumed on their overnight score of 271-6, lead by 71 runs in their first innings with Ravindra Jadeja (70) and Jayant Yadav (26) at the crease.Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes have claimed three wickets each in the innings so far.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...