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SL vs ENG, 1st Test: Sri Lanka Batsmen Show Resistance After Joe Root Double Century On Day 3 | Cricket News

Joe Root completed his fourth double century for England on Saturday but insisted it will mean nothing if his side cannot overcome a defiant Sri Lanka in the first Test. The England captain made 228 of his team's 421 all out -- 26 runs short of his brilliant 254 career best against Pakistan at Old Trafford in 2016. But Lahiru Thirimanne led Sri Lanka's stubborn resistance, hitting an unbeaten 75 while Kusal Perera made 62 as the home team reached 156/2 in their second innings. After their disappointing 135 in the first innings, they need another 130 to reach England's total.Root's 321 ball innings with a six and 18 fours dominated the day. It took l...
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Darth Vader, Stormtroopers Steal the Show at Gabba as Rain Halts India-Australia Test

Even though the second day of the ongoing fourth Test match between India and Australia failed to resume after the tea break at The Gabba due to heavy rain at Brisbane, but part of Australian crowd managed to make the news.A social media post shared by the official handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) captured an army of Star Wars character stormtroopers and Darth Vader.The crowd certainly managed to be the highlight of the match that could not be played. Captioning the photograph, ICC wrote that the best dress up award on day two of the fourth Test match definitely went to the home country’s crowd.The appearance of Star Wars characters at Brisbane also prompted some wild reactions from netizens all over the world.ABC commentator also posted a picture of the impressive sigh...
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AUS vs IND: SCG Probes Alleged Abuse Of Indian Fan By Security Guard During Third Test, Says Report | Cricket News

While Indian cricketers were allegedly facing racial abuse at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in the third Test against Australia, an India supporter has now said that he was racially profiled and abused by a mid-ranking security officer in the stands. The operators of the SCG have launched an investigation into alleged claims by an Indian cricket supporter who was told by the security officer to "go back to where you belong". According to a report in The Sydney Morning Herald, Krishna Kumar, who lives in Sydney, was accompanied by a solicitor as he met Venues NSW legal personnel on Thursday to lodge an official complaint, telling them he felt "stri...
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AUS vs IND: “T Natarajan Looks Like A Bright Prospect” As He Understands His Bowling Really Well | Cricket News

Rohit Sharma on Saturday said that fast bowler T Natarajan understands his bowling and it is something that the Indian bowling line-up really needs. India bowled out Australia for 369 in the first innings, with Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan and Washington Sundar scalping three wickets apiece. Natarajan dismissed Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne and Josh Hazlewood. "Natarajan is a bright prospect for us, he showed a lot of discipline when he played for India in the white-ball format. He was coming off a good IPL and he carried that confidence into the white-ball series against Australia. Then to have a Test match like that, first spell he bowled was ve...
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India vs Australia 4th Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Score: | Cricket News

IND vs AUS Live: T Natarajan picked two wickets on Day 1 to bring India back in the game.© AFP Riding on Marnus Labuschagnne's century, hosts Australia scored 274 for five on the opening day of the fourth and final Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. Australia skipper Tim Paine was unbeaten on 38 runs, while all-rounder Cameron Green was batting on 28 runs. Marred by a hosts of injuries, the visitors were forced t...
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IPL Auction 2021: Franchises Must Complete Retention Process By January 20 | Cricket News

With the mini-auction ahead of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) inching closer, franchises looking to retain players must complete the process by January 20. Indian players who don't have a contract and wish to be a part of the auction will need to fill the player auction agreement and submit it online by February 4 (5pm IST). The originals can be sent by post till February 12. In a mail sent to the state associations, accessed by ANI, IPL COO and interim BCCI CEO Hemang Amin explained the whole process through which an Indian player (whether capped or uncapped) may register to be able to play in the 2021 edition of the cash-rich ...
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AUS vs IND: Washington Sundar Wishes Navdeep Saini “Comes Back And Bowls First Over Tomorrow” | Cricket News

Injury concerns mounted further for India as fast bowler Navdeep Saini was taken for scans after complaining of groin pain on the opening day of the fourth Test between Australia and India at The Gabba, but spinner Washington Sundar wishes to see the pacer bowling the first over on Saturday. Saini limped off the field due to groin pain and was taken for the scans. Vice-captain Rohit Sharma then completed Saini's over. With an inexperienced Indian bowling attack deployed for the fourth Test, Washington, who picked the important wicket of Steve Smith, said he hopes to see Saini fully fit on the second day of the final Test."To be honest I have no idea...
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4th Test Brisbane Weather Report: Rain Expected To Play Spoilsport In Series Decider | Cricket News

Brisbane will host the fourth and final Test between Australia and India, starting Friday.© Twitter Rain is expected to play spoilsport during the fourth Test match between Australia and India, starting in Brisbane on Friday. According to the weather predictions, rain will start making its presence felt from Day 2 onwards and we might witness a lot of stoppage in play as the match moves forward. There are 49 ...
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England’s Oldest Men’s Test Cricketer Don Smith Dies At 97 | Cricket News

Don Smith played three Tests for England, having made his debut at Lord's against West Indies.© Twitter England's oldest men's Test player Don Smith has passed away at the age of 97. An all-rounder who opened the batting, Smith played three Tests for England during West Indies' tour of 1957, making his debut at Lord's. He later went on to coach Sri Lanka before settling in Adelaide. "The ECB is saddened to le...
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AUS vs IND: Marcus Harris Will Play If Will Pucovski Not Fit For Gabba Test, says Justin Langer | Cricket News

Australia head coach Justin Langer on Wednesday said that he is hopeful to see opening batsman Will Pucovski playing the fourth and final Test against India. Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday had confirmed that Pucovski suffered a shoulder subluxation injury in the Sydney Test and his participation in the fourth and final Test against India hangs in the balance. "We will probably know tonight I reckon, whether he will be right to go. It will either be a quick turnaround and he is back up and into it, or it might be a few weeks. He is a young guy, he has just played his first Test," Langer said in a virtual press conference on Wednesday. So mentally ...