Live Report: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Report Updates, analysis and colour from the fifth day of the fourth Test Welcome to our live report of the fifth day of the Australia-India Test from Brisbane. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local. 9.03am We head into the last day…

January 18, 2021
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India selection preview: Kohli, Ishant likely to return for England series

News New panel will meet on Tuesday to pick a squad for the first two Tests of the home series Ishant Sharma and Virat Kohli are likely to be back in the Test squad to face England   Even before the ink on India’s glorious and eventful tour of Australia dries, the selection committee is set to pick a squad for the first two Tests of home series against England….

January 18, 2021
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Security 'was a concern', but focus firmly back on cricket for de Kock

News “We landed here, we saw the security that was going on and everyone became calmer” South Africa’s touring squad are quarantining in Pakistan ahead of the first Test on January 26   “Those sharks are everywhere at the moment.” Quinton de Kock was not talking about the security arrangements or the lurking spin threat from a Pakistan squad that has been bulked up with slower bowlers, but about a…

January 18, 2021
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Bangladesh confirm DRS availability despite technician difficulties

News Henry Ellison is currently in quarantine, but the BCB is confident he can work the system remotely if needed It was touch and go for a while but the Bangladesh-West Indies series will have DRS   The first ODI between Bangladesh and West Indies will go ahead with DRS in place, despite its technician, Henry Ellison, currently being currently in quarantine in Dhaka. The BCB has been busy trying…

January 18, 2021
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Simi Singh hits fifty, takes 5 for 10 as Ireland demolish UAE by 112 runs

Report Singh’s 5 for 10 was the third-most economical bowling spell in ODI history Ireland 228 for 6 (Campher 56, Singh 54*, Zahoor 3-35) beat United Arab Emirates 116 (Farid 28, Singh 5-10) by 112 runs Allrounder Simi Singh hit a half-century and then delivered one of the most economical five-wicket hauls in ODI history as Ireland demolished UAE by 112 runs in the fourth ODI in Abu Dhabi. Ireland’s…

January 18, 2021
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Mohammad Amir: Only available for Pakistan 'once this management leaves'

News Last week, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq accused Amir of making up the circumstances around which he announced his retirement Mohammad Amir has said he would “only be available” for Pakistan “once this management leaves”   Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has left the door ajar for a possible return to international cricket, but reiterated he would “only be available once this management leaves”. Amir, who last month retired from…

January 18, 2021
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Thunderstorms predicted for Tuesday, overnight rain might delay start of play

January 18, 2021

News There’s a 60% chance of thunderstorms and a 51% chance of precipitation on Tuesday The weather at The Gabba on Tuesday could be the deciding factor in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. There’s a 60% chance of thunderstorms – probably in the afternoon for an hour – and a 51% chance of precipitation, according to the Accuweather website. The BBC predicts heavy rain overnight too in Brisbane, which could lead to…

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McDermott's thrilling 96 seals it for the Hurricanes

January 18, 2021

Ben McDermott uses the long handle © Getty Images Hobart Hurricanes 4 for 181 (McDermott 96, Malan 42, Sangha 2-45) beat Sydney Thunder 5 for 177 (Billings 50, Hales 29, Boland 4-41) by six wickets Ben McDermott struck a scintillating 96 as Hobart Hurricanes trounced Sydney Thunders by six wickets at Manuka Oval. On their way, the Hurricanes also pocketed the Bash Boost point to leapfrog from seventh to fourth…

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WTC final scenario: How the Gabba Test result will affect India and Australia

News New Zealand will keep one eye on the final day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and how the next month pans out Going into the final day of the series, not only is the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on the line but so are the prospects for a place in the final of the World Test Championship. Currently, Australia – on 73.8 percentage points on the WTC table – and India –…

January 18, 2021
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New roles for Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar in West Indies ODIs

Shakib Al Hasan will eased back into the thick of things in his comeback series. He will bat in the middle order, and not at No. 3, where he scored two centuries and five fifties at the 2019 World Cup. That spot will now be taken by Najmul Hossain Shanto, a young left-handed batsman who is trying to establish himself in the side. Since the World Cup, Bangladesh have played…

January 18, 2021
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