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Piyush Chawla‘s nine-for gave Gujarat a bonus-point win as they beat Jammu and Kashmir by an innings and 64 runs in Surat. Sixteen wickets fell on the day where the hosts bundled J&K out for 130 in their second innings, with contributions from Harshal Patel (5 for 49) and Chawla (4 for 38), after getting
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The highlight of the drawn match between Central Districts and Northern Districts was Brad Schmulian‘s record 203, the highest score by a New Zealand batsman on first-class debut. Schmulian’s double-hundred surpassed the previous record of 175 held by Canterbury’s George Watson in the 1880-81 season, and single-handedly anchored Central Districts to a first-innings total of
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Sarfraz Ahmed was relieved and scared in the aftermath of being the target of an allegedly corrupt approach. The Pakistan captain reported the approach last week and though the PCB did confirm a player was approached with a fixing offer, it refrained officially from revealing the identity of the player at the time. It had
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Sri Lanka Cricket is placing a renewed focus on provincial cricket, as part of broader plans to revamp the country’s ailing domestic cricket structure. A new domestic format will see the first-class season conclude with a four-team Super Provincial Tournament, in which some of the best players in Sri Lanka will compete. District teams will
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India 232 for 4 (Dhawan 68, Karthik 64*) beat New Zealand 230 for 9 (Nicholls 42, de Grandhomme 41, Bhuvneshwar 3-45) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details play 2:08 India beat New Zealand by six wickets to level the three-match ODI series 1-1 in Pune New Zealand won the first ODI at the Wankhede Stadium
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Sussex have confirmed the departure of their head coach, Mark Davis. While the club insisted the decision was reached by “mutual consent”, it is clear Davis paid the price for Sussex’s failure to achieve Championship promotion and an over-reliance upon imported players. It is also understood that Davis lost the confidence of some senior figures
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Offspinner Jalaj Saxena claimed all six wickets to fall in Rajasthan‘s first innings, putting Kerala in command in Thiruvananthapuram. It was Saxena’s third conseuctive five-wicket haul in Thiruvananthapuram, having also taken 11 wickets in the opener against Jharkhand. Rajasthan finished the second day struggling at 134 for 6 in response to Kerala’s first-innings total of
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Play 02:33 Agarkar: Would have been sad for fans if match was cancelled The BCCI has suspended Pandurang Salgaoncar, the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) curator, who was captured in a sting operation allegedly promising to manipulate the Pune pitch which is hosting the second ODI of the India-New
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Michael Papps and Luke Woodcock put on 432, the biggest opening partnership in New Zealand’s first-class history, as Wellington ran roughshod over Auckland in a three-day finish at the Basin Reserve. Auckland, who saw Wellington blast 553 for 3 declared after being shot out for 66, fared slightly better in the second innings, but it
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Graeme Cremer, the Zimbabwe captain, rued his team’s batting failures after West Indies completed a 117-run win in the first Test in Bulawayo. Zimbabwe collapsed from 91 for 1 to 159 all out on the second day at Queens Sports Club, and crumbled again in similar fashion on the fourth day. Cremer suggested “we couldn’t
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After a quiet tour of England, Devendra Bishoo revelled in the added responsibility of spearheading West Indies’ attack with nine wickets in their 117-run win over Zimbabwe in the first Test at Queens Sports Club. Bishoo bowled just 42 overs across two Tests in England. Against Zimbabwe, he bowled 56 overs, and wrapped up the
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10:49 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN After suffering big-margin defeats in the Tests and ODIs in South Africa, the Bangladesh team has a lot to put right on and off the field in the next 12 months. Leading that process should be four of their most experienced cricketers and a coach who is considered the most
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Bangladesh A 106 for 2 (Shanto 41*, Shadman 24, Dockrell 1-23, Chase 1-32) beat Ireland A 103 (Balbirnie 52, Getkate 23, Hider 3-29) by eight wicketsScorecard Andy Balbirnie hits one over the infield on the off side Associated Press Bangladesh A took a 2-0 lead against Ireland A after their eight-wicket win in the third unofficial
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Australia’s captain Steven Smith has taken the responsibility for New South Wales’ (NSW) contentious decision to drop last season’s leading Sheffield Shield run-maker Ed Cowan, stating that he wished to see more of the younger left-hander Daniel Hughes ahead of the international season. While not an official NSW selector, Smith said he had involvement in
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