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Cricket: Stokes helps fire England to 350-7 in first ODI PUNE: Ben Stokes hit a fiery half-century to help England post their highest-ever one-day international total against India, 350 for seven, in their first match in Pune on Sunday.Coming in at number six, Stokes hit a 40-ball 62 to pulverise the Indian bowling attack in what is Virat Kohli's first game as India's limited-overs skipper.After being put in to bat, England lost Alex Hales early on. But opener Jason Roy (73) and Joe Root (78) added 69 for the second wicket to lay a solid foundation for others to build on.Roy was dropped on 66 by Umesh Yadav at third man but failed to capitalise on the error and was stumped off Ravindra Jadeja seven runs later.Roy's dominating 61-ball knock was laced with 12 boundaries to all parts of the ground. It was his sixth ODI half-century in his 33rd match.Skipper Eoin Morgan, who hit a 26-ball 28, started his ...

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Cricket: England post 350-7 in first India ODI PUNE: England posted a formidable 350 for seven against India in their first one-day international in Pune on Sunday.Jason Roy (73), Joe Root (78) and Ben Stokes (62) scored half-centuries after the visitors were put in to bat by Indian skipper Virat Kohli.Seam bowlers Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets each.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2017 ...

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Cricket: Australia v Pakistan ODI scoreboard MELBOURNE: Scoreboard after the Australian innings in the second one-day international against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. AustraliaU. Khawaja c Sharjeel b Junaid 17 D. Warner c Rizwan b Junaid 16S. Smith b Imad 60M. Marsh c Imad b Amir 0T. Head c Rizwan b Hasan 29G. Maxwell b Imad 23M. Wade b Malik 35J. Faulkner c Asad b Amir 19M. Starc run out (Junaid) 3P. Cummins c Rizwan b Amir 0J. ...

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Cricket: Latham falls for 177 as New Zealand struggle WELLINGTON: New Zealand lost their batting anchor Tom Latham for 177 just before lunch as wickets and records tumbled on the fourth day of the first Test against Bangladesh on Sunday.New Zealand were 402 for six at the break, still 193 runs behind Bangladesh's first innings 595 for eight declared at Wellington's Basin Reserve. Latham, who batted for just under seven hours and faced 329 deliveries, posted his highest Test score and also the highest ...

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Cricket: Four spinners in Australia Test squad for India tour MELBOURNE: Australia called up uncapped Mitchell Swepson to boost the spin contingent for the upcoming India series to four, as Glenn Maxwell returned to the Test fold in the 16-man squad.Australia have not won a Test match in India since 2004, and the four-Test February-March series is expected to be a stern test for skipper Steve Smith and his team."We don't know what pitch conditions we will come up against in each of the venues ...

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Cricket: Australia squad for India Test tour MELBOURNE: Australia's 16-man squad for the four-Test series in India:Australia - Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Jackson Bird, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve O'Keefe, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2017 ...

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Pakistan restrict Australia to 220 in second ODI MELBOURNE: Pakistan restricted Australia to 220 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday in the second of five one-day internationals.Pakistan's opening bowlers Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan were impressive early on.Junaid, brought into the team in place of Wahab Riaz, had two close lbw appeals against the dangerous David Warner turned down before he induced an edge to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan on 16 to leave the Australians 31-1. Junaid soon added the scalp of Usman ...