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2:16 India 76 for 4 (Pujara 26*, Ashwin 12*, Philander 1-14, Rabada 1-15) trail South Africa 286 by 210 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details (Viewers in the Indian subcontinent can watch highlights of the Test here) “His veins were about to pop as he celebrated.” Normally the bowler who draws that statement is Dale Steyn.
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Lunch Australia 3 for 277 (Khawaja 132*, S Marsh 2*) trail England 346 (Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80) by 69 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Usman Khawaja scored his first Ashes century, and his first Test hundred at the SCG, as Australia continued to chip away at England’s first-innings total on the third day.
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England supporters had waited all series but finally, in Sydney, Mason Crane became the youngest specialist spinner to play for England for 90 years. England’s record for producing legspinners is an abysmal one as Andrew Miller reflected in his round-up of the Not-so-Famous Five who have plugged a gap or two in the past half-century.
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0:29 South Africa 107 for 3 (De Villiers 59*, du Plessis 37*, Bhuvneshwar 3-39) v IndiaLive Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Bhuvneshwar Kumar began his tour of South Africa with three wickets in his first three overs. This after India were asked to bowl. But was much as they exploited helpful conditions, they may also have
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Australian cricket is on course to top two million spectators at matches this summer, as the expected success of the Ashes series and the limited-overs marches that follow combines with the continuing growth of the Twenty20 Big Bash League. Including day one of the SCG Test, total Ashes attendance has now reached 729,527, putting the
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An expanded Big Bash League will stretch into mid-February next summer as Cricket Australia seeks to make the finals of the tournament a more significant climax for broadcasters in the looming round of television rights negotiations. James Sutherland, the CA chief executive, said that the governing body had indicated a desire to make a bigger
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India left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja could be a doubtful starter for the first Test against South Africa, which begins on Friday in Cape Town. Jadeja has been suffering from “viral illness” for the last two days, according to a BCCI release. He will be taken to hospital for treatment, and is expected to recover fully
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