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India v Australia: first Test, day two – live!

Live updates from the series opener in PuneEmail Adam with your thoughts or tweet him 7.39am GMT 38th over: India 101-8 (Jadeja 2, Yadav 2)India’s hundred is up, if you’re looking for good news for the blue-hat team. A c ...

Guardian Friday, 24th February 2017, 7:39AM - Read article


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Delhi belly bathroom break: cricketer Matt Renshaw caught short

Renshaw’s innings interrupted when he retired hurt 15 minutes before lunch because of a stomach bug during the first Test against India in PuneWhen you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go.Matt Renshaw’s ill-timed bathroom bre ...

Guardian Friday, 24th February 2017, 3:25AM - Read article


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How Australia and India produced the second tied Test in cricket history | Steven Pye

Australia are currently in India for a four-Test series, but it is hard to imagine any of their matches being as dramatic as their meeting in Madras in 1986By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian S ...

Guardian Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 12:26PM - Read article


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Renshaw leads Australian resistance against India in Pune Test

Australia 256-9 after day one of the first Test against India in PuneMatt Renshaw and Mitchell Starc score contrasting half-centuriesMatt Renshaw showed an unprecedented level of subcontinent experience beyond his years ...

Guardian Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 11:28AM - Read article


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India v Australia: first Test, day one – live!

Live updates from the series opener in PuneEmail: russell.jackson@theguardian.com | Tweet: @rustyjacko 4.59am GMT 15th over: Australia 40-0 (Warner 20, Renshaw 15)Reader Ned Hurley is throwing his weight behind the Marsh ...

Guardian Thursday, 23rd February 2017, 4:59AM - Read article


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India looms as a severe examination of Australia’s relationship to spin | Sam Perry

Australia appear to have made notional strides towards better meeting their Asian opponents, but the Everest of India could still prove insurmountableThe image still burns. Looking like a weary uncle concocting his own d ...

Guardian Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 7:00PM - Read article


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Retiring Sidebottom 'humble'

Yorkshire bowler Ryan Sidebottom has declared himself “delighted and humble” to have enjoyed such a long career in cricket.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 12:36PM - Read article


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Australia salvage some pride with win over Sri Lanka in final Twenty20

Australia 187-6; Sri Lanka 146 (from 18 overs) | Australia win by 41 runsEarlier at Adelaide Oval Southern Stars fall to New Zealand to lose series 2-1Legspinner Adam Zampa and allrounder James Faulkner both claimed thre ...

Guardian Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 12:34PM - Read article


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Hameed out of season opener

England opener Haseeb Hameed has withdrawn from Marylebone Cricket Club's XI for the Champion County match against Middlesex next month to have sinus surgery.

Sky Sports Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, 12:33PM - Read article


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Sidebottom's career highs

The 2017 summer will be Ryan Sidebottom's last as a professional cricketer, calling to an end a career spanning two decades and 22 Tests with England.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 7:21PM - Read article


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Australia must follow Steve Smith's example to stand a chance in India | Russell Jackson

Australia’s Test tour promises little in the way of genuinely competitive cricket, as a rock-solid home batting line-up meets a fledgling oneFirstly, an announcement for viewers at home: playing the role of Glenn McGrath ...

Guardian Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 7:00PM - Read article


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Sam Curran in line for England ODI place against Ireland on back of IPL absentees

• Selectors keen to see Surrey’s 18-year-old all-rounder close up• Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will stay with franchises and miss May seriesSam Curran could be a surprise beneficiary of the recent English success in the ...

Guardian Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 6:59PM - Read article


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Thangarasu Natarajan’s Punjab deal the latest product of IPL’s dream factory | The Spin

A bowler who honed his craft with a tennis ball and has played only four T20 games for his state side offers the latest example of the IPL’s capacity for fairytalesThe village of Chinnappampatti, 20 miles from Salem, 200 ...

Guardian Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 11:27AM - Read article


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Junaid returning to Lancashire

Lancashire have announced the return of Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan for this summer's NatWest T20 Blast.

Sky Sports Tuesday, 21st February 2017, 8:00AM - Read article


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With the IPL’s millions, this is surely the best time to be a top-level cricketer|Vic Marks

After Tymal Mills went for £1.4m in the latest Indian Premier League auction, what price would Ian Botham or Denis Compton in their pomp have reached?On Tuesday night every cricketer who has played for England has been i ...

Guardian Monday, 20th February 2017, 6:11PM - Read article


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Trott extends Warwickshire deal

Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott has committed his future to the county until at least the end of the 2018 season after signing a contract extension.

Sky Sports Monday, 20th February 2017, 11:30AM - Read article


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IPL auction: Ben Stokes sets record as highest-paid international player

• England T20 specialist Tymal Mills earns lucrative deal of his own• Stokes lands £1.7m after being signed by Rising Pune SupergiantsBen Stokes, the England all-rounder, has become the highest paid overseas cricketer in ...

Guardian Monday, 20th February 2017, 8:24AM - Read article


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Indian Premier League player auction 2017 – live!

Live updates from the event at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in BengaluruEmail: geoff.lemon@theguardian.com| Tweet: @GeoffLemonSport 7.27am GMT Australia’s lower tier of bowlers is being passed over. Billy Stanlake Ben Laughlin ...

Guardian Monday, 20th February 2017, 7:27AM - Read article


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Outstanding Asela Gunaratne does for Australia in final-ball T20 thriller

Australia 173; Sri Lanka 176-8 | Sri Lanka win by two wickets Southern Stars fall to defeat to New Zealand in Geelong double headerAllrounder Asela Gunaratne blasted Sri Lanka to a stunning two-wicket T20 win over Austra ...

Guardian Sunday, 19th February 2017, 12:29PM - Read article


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Joe Root’s smooth succession leaves only small matter of winning games

Rarely in English cricket history can there have been a captaincy transition with so little turmoil but how this translates into on-field success is unclearThe Joe Root inauguration week is finally over. His elevation to ...

Guardian Saturday, 18th February 2017, 10:00PM - Read article


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