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Ben Stokes Adopts Simple Mantra as England Flay South Africa

Ben Stokes celebrates after scoring the second-fastest double ton in Tests. © Reuters Cape Town: Ben Stokes’ reaction to his record-breaking day with the bat was almost as nonchalant as his approach in scoring 258 to help England to a stunning 629 for six declared in the second Test against South Africa on Sunday.(Stokes Breaks Sehwag’s Record) “See ball, hit ball is the only way to describe it,” he told…

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Sydney Test: Carlos Brathwaite Stars on Rain-Marred Day 2 for West Indies

Carlos Brathwaite in action vs Australia in Sydney during his 69 off 71 balls. © AFP Sydney: Carlos Brathwaite provided some fireworks in a lively cameo as rain washed out all but 11.2 overs of the second day of the third Australia-West Indies Test on Monday.(Scorecard) The Barbados all-rounder clouted two massive sixes off one James Pattinson over on his way to a dynamic 69 after lunch at the Sydney…

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Pranav Dhanawade, Mumbai School Cricketer Re-Writes Record Books

Pranav Dhanawade faced 199 balls during his record innings. © NDTV Mumbai school cricketer Pranav Dhanawade etched his name into the record books when he slammed an unbeaten 652 runs off 199 balls during H.T. Bhandari Cup inter-school cricket tournament organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). (Click here for latest Cricket stories) Representing KC Gandhi School, Kalyan, Dhanawade smashed Arya Gurukul School bowlers all over the park to surpass…

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WBBL strides into the limelight

The Women’s Big Bash League has exceeded all expectations in its inaugural season © Getty Images Two years ago, Australia and England played a fiercely contested Ashes series, the second leg of a back-to-back marathon between the two countries. The home side was highly fancied as the better team with the added benefit of home advantage. But, despite Australia’s best efforts and some outstanding performances, they were outgunned by an…

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Australia Floats Ashes Day-Night Test Prospect

The first ever day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand was hailed as a great success. © AFP Sydney: England’s next Ashes series in Australia may have a day-night Test match, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland said on Monday. (Smith McCullum Hail Day-Night Test as Great Success) Sutherland said his organisation was negotiating with Pakistan and South Africa about the possibility of staging day-night Tests on their touring schedules later…

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Hashim Amla Leads South Africa Fightback Against England in Second Test on Day 3

South African Hashim Amla acknowledges the crowd after reaching his century during the second Test against England in Cape Town. © AP Cape Town: South Africa showed some fight in the second Test on Monday with Hashim Amla’s 157 not out helping cut England’s lead to 276 as the home team reached 353 for three at stumps on the third day. (Cape Town Test: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers Join…

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Edwards in the runs until injury strikes

England women skipper Charlotte Edwards’ form continued for Perth Scorchers in the Women’s Big Bash League until an injury stopped her in her tracks. The 36-year-old, having recently struck 61 in both victories over Melbourne Stars, showed her class again as she moved into third place in the competition’s run charts with 366. She carried her bat for a destructive unbeaten 88 off just 66 deliveries against top-of-the-table Sydney Thunder…

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Board of Control for Cricket in India Set to Summon SGM to Discuss Lodha Panel Recommendations

Justice RM Lodha said the panel’s recommendations would be a role model for rest of world cricket. © AFP New Delhi: Shaken by Justice RM Lodha committee’s recommended reforms toa its governance structure, a cautious Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to call a Special General Meeting (SGM) within the next two weeks to discuss the implications of the report. (Lodha Panel to BCCI: One-State-One-Vote Policy; No…

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Cape Town Test: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers Join Elite List

Hashim Amla scored his 24th Test hundred. © AFP Hashim Amla roared back to form with a masterly century while AB de Villiers continued his consistent run by scoring his 39th fifty as they joined an elite club on the third day of the second Test against England. (Scorecard) Amla’s century helped him get past 7000 runs while De Villiers’ fifty helped him get past 8000 runs. Amla’s ton was…

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Brathwaite shines before showers

Carlos Brathwaite completed his second half-century in as many Tests in the 11.2 overs made possible by rain on another wet day at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Resuming on a run-a-ball 35, the 27-year-old smashed three fours and two sixes off James Pattinson before the fast bowler got his revenge in the next over by bowling him for an entertaining 71-ball 69. Brathwaite, whose stand with Denesh Ramdin was worth…

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