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Mumbai take narrow first-innings lead

File photo – Saurabh Wakaskar’s hundred helped Railways take a 127-run lead against Baroda © PTI Mumbai‘s bowlers bowled out Uttar Pradesh for 225 to pick up a slender first-innings lead and end the second day 59 runs ahead in Mysore. A double-strike by Tushar Deshpande (3-66) in the 16th over reduced UP to 45 for 4, after Shardul Thakur had removed overnight batsman Saurabh Kumar in the first over…

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Malan, Nafees heroics help Barisal chase down 164

Barisal Bulls 167 for 3 (Malan 78*, Nafees 65) beat Chittagong Vikings 163 for 3 (Tamim 75, Jahurul 36) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details File photo – Dawid Malan turned the match in Barisal Bulls’ favour with three consecutive sixes in a crucial over © Getty Images Fifties from Dawid Malan and Shahriar Nafees struck fifties to help Barisal Bulls chase down 164 with five balls to spare against…

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Gale unveiled as Gillespie's successor as Yorkshire coach

Andrew Gale won back-to-back Championships as Yorkshire captain. Now he is taking over as coach Sarah Ansell / © Getty Images Andrew Gale, Yorkshire’s captain for their back-to-back Championship victories in 2014 and 2015, has been confirmed as the club’s new first XI coach, following Jason Gillespie’s decision to return home to his native Australia. Gale, 32, made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 2004, and captained the county in…

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Zimbabwe slump to 154 on green Harare pitch

41.3 overs Zimbabwe 154 (Moor 47, Cremer 31*, Gunaratne 3-21) v Sri LankaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Brian Chari was the first batsman out, nicking Suranga Lakmal to second slip © Associated Press Sent in to bat on a green and slightly damp Harare surface, Zimbabwe lasted only 41.3 overs, leaving Sri Lanka a target of 155 to win the opening match of the tri-series. With the surface offering sideways…

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Bayliss hails Rajkot Test as England's best performance in his tenure

Trevor Bayliss on Haseeb Hameed: “He’s one of those batters, a little bit like a Sangakkara, who just loves batting.” © AFP Trevor Bayliss has hailed England’s performance in the first Test against India as “the best since I’ve been with the team.” Appointed just ahead of the 2015 Ashes, Bayliss’ period in charge as coach has seen notable victories over Australia at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, and an impressive…

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Sri Lanka bowl, Mumba makes ODI debut

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl v ZimbabweLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Nuwan Kulasekara returned to Sri Lanka’s ODI attack for the first time since January © Getty Images Upul Tharanga, the 19th ODI captain of Sri Lanka, chose to bowl in his first match in charge, the tri-series opener against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club. The result meant the team winning the toss had sent the opposition in…

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Australia fight, but South Africa still in control

Australia 85 and 2 for 121 (Khawaja 56*) trail South Africa 326 (De Kock 104, Bavuma 74, Hazlewood 6-89, Starc 3-79) by 120 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 00:46 ‘Warner, Khawaja show it can be done’ On the first day, this Test was on some sort of stimulant. On the second day, it swallowed a sedative. And on the third day, it took a mood-stabiliser, as a degree normality resumed….

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Primus' impressive debut headlines T&T's opening win

Roshon Primus decimated Windward Islands’ first innings in a single spell © WICB Debutant Roshon Primus‘ all-round efforts – a match haul of 7 for 68 and a key knock of 36 not out in the first innings – were instrumental in Trinidad & Tobago‘s nine-wicket win over Windward Islands in the opening round of the Regional 4 Day Tournament in Port of Spain. T&T needed only three days to…

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Perth Scorchers fined for salary-cap breach

File Photo – The Scorchers reported the breach to CA © Getty Images Perth Scorchers have been fined for breaching their salary cap ahead of the 2016-17 Big Bash League. The team was $5000 over the salary cap of $1.3 million and were fined $150,000, of which $145,000 was suspended pending no further breach of the cap for five years. Cricket Australia said the Scorchers had reported the breach themselves….

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Australia steady, but still face hefty deficit

Tea Australia 85 and 1 for 54 (Warner 29*, Khawaja 24*) trail South Africa 326 (De Kock 104, Bavuma 74, Hazlewood 6-89, Starc 3-79) by 187 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Play 00:33 ‘De Kock’s consistency fabulous’ South Africa remained firmly on top at tea on the third day in Hobart, after Quinton de Kock’s second Test century earlier set up a 241-run first-innings lead over Australia. Kyle Abbott struck…

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