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Queensland 6 for 282 (Renshaw 67, Labuschagne 61, Steketee 3-48) beat Cricket Australia XI 7 for 279 (Bryant 60, Pengelley 53) by 4 wickets Marnus Labuschagne shapes up to play through the off side Getty Images Marnus Labuschagne helped steer Queensland to a four-wicket win, but also became the first fielder penalised under cricket’s new rule
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Big Picture Amid the swirling controversy and slooshing rain on Wednesday night, England won a one-day series. Sandwiched between England’s Ashes squad announcement and further revelations about Ben Stokes’ night out in Bristol, the Oval ODI deserves to be remembered for the individual efforts of Evin Lewis and Alzarri Joseph, even though they weren’t enough
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South Africa 298 for 1 (Elgar 128*, Markram 97, Amla 68*) v Bangladesh Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Aiden Markram used his strong bat-swing to good effect against Bangladesh Gallo Images/Getty Images Dean Elgar‘s hundred headlined the first day of the Potchefstroom Test, even as Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and South Africa opener Aiden Markram may
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Toss Australia chose to bat v India Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details The coin landed flat on the pitch and didn’t flip even once, which is certainly not how the relaid Bangalore pitch plays nowadays. The par score in IPL has reduced by close to 50 runs, and the dryness of the surface perhaps explained
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Umpire is the Boss Umpires can now report misbehaviour against players for incidents like Excessive appealing to physical voilance Umpires will be empowered to penalise from awarding 5 runs to removal of player for few overs or even for the entire game. Guidelines on Bat’s Batsmen will not be allowed to use a bat which
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Parthiv Patel has been called-up to the India A squad ahead of the second unofficial Test against New Zealand A in Vijayawada. He’s been brought in as cover for Rishabh Pant, who has a fever. Pant has been advised rest, but his illness isn’t very serious, according to a BCCI official, and the decision to
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Pakistan’s women’s team has been rocked by the refusal of its highest-profile player – Sana Mir – to attend a training session and fitness camp along with the rest of the team. In an email to her fellow players, which was leaked to social media, Mir stated, “I won’t be coming to the camp or
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For the 98 players selected across seven squads for Australia’s domestic limited-overs competition, the sight of an underperforming national team being carved up by India in the ongoing ODI series, after an early Champions Trophy elimination in June, preceded by a series defeat in New Zealand earlier in the year, essentially means one thing: opportunity.
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Middlesex 18 for 3 trail Somerset 236 (Byrom 56, Patel 7-81) Somerset’s gamble on producing a turning surface could backfire after a dramatic day in Taunton ended with officials considering whether the pitch was appropriate for first-class cricket. While Somerset, going into the encounter 16 points behind Middlesex and desperate for a victory to preserve
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A fractured finger for left-arm spinner Ashton Agar is another setback for Australia after the tourists surrendered their ODI series 3-0 to India in Indore with two matches remaining. Agar broke the digit as Steven Smith’s team were unable to defend 293 against India’s rampant batsmen. He spent time off the field and, though he
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10:29 AM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna In one of the first tangible representations of progress in the
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