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Late Santner blast gets New Zealand to 281-9 WELLINGTON: A late 45 by Mitchell Santner rescued the batting for New Zealand, allowing them to post 281-9 in the second one-day international against Australia in Wellington on Saturday. Santner put on a 61-run partnership with Adam Milne (36) to ensure a respectable total after the home side struggled for runs for most of the innings. Australia need to win in Wellington to send the series into a third-match decider after New Zealand won the opening tie by 159-runs in Auckland on Wednesday.Until Santner's heroics in the final 10 overs, Australia were holding the upper hand. New Zealand again had a Brendon McCullum flurry at the start of the innings but with his early departure the assault on the boundary dried up. McCullum referred to the Westpac Stadium's "run fest" reputation when he won the toss and it lived up to the name during his 12-ball stay as he clouted ...

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Watson goes for $1.4mn in IPL auction BANGALORE: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was drafted for more than a million dollars Saturday as the auctions began for the lucrative Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament.Watson lived up to his billing as one of the most sought-after players in the auction, being sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for 95 million rupees ($1.4 million).The 34-year-old Aussie, who remains one of the top players in limited overs cricket, was sold for more than four times his reserve ...

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India gamble on paceman Shami for World T20 NEW DELHI: India have gambled on the fitness of Mohammed Shami by including the injury-prone paceman in the 15-man squad named on Friday for next month's World Twenty20 tournament on home soil.The 25-year-old Shami has not played international cricket since finishing as India's second most successful bowler at last year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with 17 wickets.Shami underwent surgery on his injured knee after returning from that tournament last March and ...

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Taylor out, Southee back in New Zealand Test squad WELLINGTON: Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of next week's first Test against Australia, putting rising batting star Henry Nicholls in line for his debut.However, leading strike bowler Tim Southee, who suffered a foot injury in the New Year series against Sri Lanka, has been declared fit to resume international duties.The squad announced Friday on the eve of the second ODI against Australia also includes Matt Henry, New Zealand's form bowler ...

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Australia recall Khawaja in bid to save series WELLINGTON: In-form batsman Usman Khawaja has been recalled to the Australian side as the world champions fight to stay alive in their one-day international series against New Zealand on Saturday.Victory for New Zealand at their Westpac Stadium fortress would see them wrap up the series with a game to spare and snap a remarkable run by Australia who have won their last six ODI series and the World Cup over the past two years.Shaun Marsh ...

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Board decides to review ICC's constitution and governance structures KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board considered amendments that had been made to the ICC's constitution in 2014 and agreed that, ICC announced on Thursday."In order to avoid any potential conflicts of interest and to follow best practice principles of good governance, it would seek to re-establish as quickly as possible the independent position of ICC Chairman," world gocverning body announced in a statement.This mean end of era of Big Three which was installed ...

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Luke Wright puts bet on ‘Quetta Gladiators’ England all-rounder Luke Wright, who will feature for ‘Quetta Gladiators’ has praised of PSL and saying that his team has good chances of winning the upcoming tournament.With the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will roll into action with the first clash between ‘Islamabad United’ and ‘Quetta Gladiators’ at Dubai Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Thursday (today).According to local media report, Wright said that he was eager to join the ‘Quetta’-based team and ...