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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 Khawaja when he edged to first slip Sharjeel Khan who took a fine catch low to his left.Australia promoted allrounder Mitchell Marsh up the order but the experiment failed as he scooped the first ball he faced from Amir to Imad Wasim at cover to leave the home side 41 for three.Travis Head then joined Steve Smith in the middle and hit five boundaries on his way to 29 before he edged Hasan Ali to ...

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India win toss, bowl in opening England ODI PUNE: New India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss Sunday and elected to bowl against England in Pune in the first of three one-day internationals.Kohli, taking charge after Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished the ODI and Twenty20 captaincy, went in with three pace bowlers and two spinners.Veteran left-hander Yuvraj Singh was included in the India team for his first ODI since 2013.England left out Sam Billings, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Dawson and Liam Plunkett. TeamsIndia: Virat Kohli ...

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Bangladesh 66-3, lead New Zealand by 122 WELLINGTON: Bangladesh were 66-3 at stumps to lead New Zealand by 122 on the fourth day of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday.Mominul Haque was not out 10 while Imrul Kayes retired injured on 24.New Zealand were all out for 539 in their first innings in reply to Bangladesh's 595-8 declared.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2017 ...

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West Indies axes Pakistan tour KARACHI: Pakistan's hopes of hosting international cricket matches suffered another setback on Saturday after the West Indies refused to compete in a short two Twenty20 match series in the South Asia nation over security fears.The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had proposed holding a two-match series in the spring after hosting the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore on March 9.However PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said the potential tour had been axed."The West Indies Board have ...

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South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings JOHANNESBURG: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs on the third day of the third and final Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.South Africa hit 426 in their first innings then bowled out the tourists for 131 and 177 to claim the three-match series 3-0.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2017 ...

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Chappell's criticism 'uncalled for and unbecoming', Misbah hits back Pakistan's Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has lashed out at Australia's great Ian Chappell's criticisms of Pakistan, saying they were "uncalled for and unbecoming" of someone with the latter's stature in the game."The comments do not make any sense or suit a cricketer of his stature," wrote Misbah in his column for cricket.com.au. He asked whether Australia's abysmal recent record in Asia warranted a similar rethink.Australia have lost their last nine Tests in a row in India, ...

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Wade hits last-ball century to guide Australia to 268-9 BRISBANE: Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade hit a run off the last ball to reach a century as Australia scored 268 for nine off their 50 overs in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Brisbane on Friday.Wade saved the Australian innings after the batting top order slumped to 78 for five after winning the toss.Wade, who has been under pressure to score runs after a lean spell, turned the innings in a 82-run stand with all-rounder ...