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West Indies bowl against South Africa CENTURION: The West Indies won the toss and sent South Africa in to bat in the first Test at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.Rain delayed the toss and start of play by half an hour and play was due to start in heavily overcast conditions.South Africa opted to play four specialist fast bowlers and no spinner, with Kyle Abbott playing ahead of left-arm spinner Robin Peterson. Left-handed batsman Stiaan van Zyl was a new cap for South Africa.The West Indies included left-arm spinner Suleiman Benn and picked three fast bowlers - Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor and Sheldon Cottrell.Teams:South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott, Morne Morkel.West Indies: Denesh Ramdin (captain, wkt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devon Smith, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine Blackwood, Kemar Roach, Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn, Sheldon ...

India 311 for 4 at the close in second Test BRISBANE: India were 311 for four at the close of the opening day in the second Test against Australia at the Gabba on Wednesday.Ajinkya Rahane was unbeaten on 75 with Rohit Sharma not out 26 after Murali Vijay hit 144.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...
Warne says Clarke's surgery a success BRISBANE: Michael Clarke's hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup.Clarke badly tore his right hamstring on Saturday during the first Test against India in Adelaide, a match he went into under an injury cloud given his long history of back complaints.The 33-year-old said after the match that he was unlikely to play any further part in the ...
Vijay leads confident India start to Gabba Test BRISBANE: In-form opener Murali Vijay led the way as India made a confident start after winning the toss on the opening day of the second Test against Australia in Brisbane on Wednesday.Vijay, who scored 53 and 99 in India's 48-run defeat in the first Test in Adelaide last week, kept in the run groove and was nearing his third half-century of the series.The tourists only lost the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the first session ...
Hazlewood debut puts dad's mates in the money: report BRISBANE: Australian cricketer Josh Hazlewood's Test debut Wednesday is set to bring joy to a group of punters who placed a 500-1 bet on him playing such a game when he was still a teenager, reports said.Friends of Hazlewood's dad Trevor reportedly placed a Aus$100 (US$82) wager with British bookmakers almost nine years ago that Josh would become a Test player.They now look set to win Aus$50,000 each (US$41,500) after he took the field for ...
Australia v India 2nd Test scoreboard BRISBANE: Scoreboard at tea on the opening day of the second Test between Australia and India at the Gabba on Wednesday:India 1st inningsM. Vijay not out 73S. Dhawan c Haddin b M. Marsh 24C. Pujara c Haddin b Hazlewood 18V. Kohli c Haddin b Hazlewood 19A. Rahane not out 13Extras (b4) 4Total (3 wickets, 52 overs) 151Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Dhawan), 2-100 (Pujara), 3-137 (Kohli)Bowling: Johnson 10-2-36-0, Hazlewood 12-5-21-2, Starc 9-0-38-0, M. Marsh 6-1-14-1, Lyon ...
Pakistan look to clinch New Zealand one-day series ABU DHABI: Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi is hoping Pakistan can maintain their winning momentum and seal the series against New Zealand in the fourth one-day match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.Pakistan lead the five-match series 2-1 after winning the first match in Dubai and the third in Sharjah.New Zealand won the second game, also played in Sharjah.Afridi, leading the side in the absence of Misbah-ul Haq who injured his hamstring and was ruled out of ...


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