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Smith stars with ton as Australia down South Africa to take series MELBOURNE: Steve Smith hit a thrilling century to propel Australia to a three-wicket victory over South Africa to clinch the five-game one-day international series in Melbourne on Friday.Man-of-the-match Smith cracked 104 off 112 balls as Australia stormed home to overhaul South Africa's 267 for eight to win with an over to spare.The victory wrapped up the ODI series 3-1 over the Proteas ahead of Sunday's final game in Sydney.The Proteas looked in control for most of Australia's innings, reducing the home side to 98 for five in the 25th over, before Smith turned the tide with a ground record 121-run sixth-wicket stand with wicketkeeper Matt Wade.As Smith and Wade accelerated the scoring rate the South African bowling and fielding became ragged under pressure and in the end the Australians were an irresistible force surging to victory.When Wade was brilliantly caught in the outfield by a diving Ryan McLaren for 52 ...

Boult's double set up exciting finish DUBAI: Paceman Trent Boult grabbed two wickets off six balls to jolt Pakistan as the second Test heads for an exciting finish on the fifth and final day in Dubai on Friday. Boult had opener Shan Masood (40) and then had the prized scalp of skipper Misbah-ul Haq (nought) to leave Pakistan on 114-4 at tea with all three results a possibility.Pakistan, set 261 in 72 overs, need 147 more runs to win or bat ...
Pakistan 114-4 at tea, chasing 261 DUBAI: Pakistan, set a target of 261, reached 114-4 at tea on the fifth and final day of the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Friday.They now need 147 more runs in a possible 28 overs while New Zealand need six wickets for a series-levelling win at Dubai International cricket stadium.Younis Khan (30) and Asad Shafiq (11) were at the crease after Trent Boult brought New Zealand back in the game with two ...
Australia restrict South Africa to 267 in ODI MELBOURNE: Skipper AB de Villiers hit a masterful 91 before South Africa's innings stalled and finished at 267 for eight in the fourth one-day international against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.De Villiers was in typical free-scoring form, hitting six fours in his 88-ball knock to put the Proteas in sight of a big score after winning the toss on a flat MCG wicket.But after de Villiers departed in the 43rd over with the score at ...
Pakistan vs New Zealand 2nd Test scoreboard DUBAI: Scoreboard after New Zealand's second innings on the fifth and final day of the second Test against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket stadium on Friday:New Zealand 1st innings 403 (T. Latham 137, M. Craig 43; Zulfiqar Babar 4-137)Pakistan 1st innings 393 (Sarfraz Ahmed 112, Azhar Ali 75, Younis Khan 72; T. Southee 3-67)New Zealand 2nd innings (overnight 167-6)T. Latham c Shafiq b Shah 9B. McCullum lbw b Babar 45K. Williamson c Umar b Babar ...
South Africa 267 for 8 in Australia ODI MELBOURNE: Skipper AB de Villiers guided South Africa to 267 for eight after winning the toss in the fourth one-day international against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.De Villiers top-scored with 91 off 88 balls to put the Proteas in position to attack the Australians in their innings under lights.Australia lead the best-of-five series 2-1.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Australia forced to chose team early 'for marketing' SYDNEY: Australian selector Mark Waugh says his panel will name the team for next month's opening Test with India early "for marketing purposes".The former Test batsman made the admission during a cricket television show on Fox Sports late Thursday where he was asked why the first Test squad was being picked almost two weeks before the December 4-8 series opener.The scheduled squad announcement comes a day before a round of four-day Sheffield Shield matches that ...


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