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Voges, Khawaja tons put Australia on top vs. New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Adam Voges continued his golden summer, notching his fourth century in consecutive innings and lifting his test batting average beyond 100 as Australia batted New Zealand out of the first test on day two Saturday. Voges batted throughout the second day and was 176 not out at stumps, Peter Siddle was 29 not out and Australia was 463-6 in its first innings...
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February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Australia leads NZ by 147 runs at tea on day 2, 1st test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Usman Khawaja made 140 and Adam Voges approached his third century in consecutive test innings as Australia reached 330-5 at tea Saturday, the second day of the first test against New Zealand. Voges was 91 not out at tea, maintaining the rich streak of form which saw him post 269 not out and 106 not out in his most recent tests against the West Indies...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

England captain Morgan: Door is shut on Pietersen return

JOHANNESBURG (AP) England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan says the door is ''completely shut'' on a return for Kevin Pietersen for the World Twenty20 next month. Pietersen has become a T20 specialist since his acrimonious departure from the England setup following the 2013-14 Ashes series, and the batsman has returned some impressive performances in the South African and Australian...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Watson bought by Bangalore for $ 1.4 million at IPL auction

BANGALORE, India (AP) Australia allrounder Shane Watson was the costliest buy at the Indian Premier League auctions Saturday as he was picked up for $1.4 million by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Watson went for five times his base price and will join the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle who have been retained by Bangalore. Watson, who struck an unbeaten 124...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Watson ton in vain as India completes 3-0 T20 whitewash

SYDNEY (AP) Australia captain Shane Watson struck the second-highest Twenty20 international score ever but his 124 not out went in vain as a combined batting effort helped India score a thrilling last-ball victory to complete a 3-0 whitewash on Sunday. Opener Rohit Sharma (52), Virat Kohli (50) and Suresh Raina (49 not out) helped India reach 200-3 in reply to Australia's 197...
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January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Shane Warne to close charitable foundation

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Australian cricket great Shane Warne says he is closing the charitable foundation that bears his name after ''unwarranted speculation'' over its financial management. Warne announced the foundation's closure on his Facebook page on Friday. Warne said ''in response to recent, unwarranted speculation about The Shane Warne Foundation and its distribution...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Mascarenhas steps down as New Zealand bowling coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Former England international Dimitri Mascarenhas is stepping down as bowling coach of the new Zealand cricket team. Mascarenhas, who replaced Shane Bond in the role last March, on Friday said he will leave at the end of the season to spend more time with his family. Head coach Mike Hesson said he was sorry to be losing Mascarenhas but ''we understand...
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January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad called into England ODI squad for South Africa series

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) England has included pace bowler Stuart Broad in its one-day squad for the five-match series in South Africa next month. Broad was named Friday as a replacement for Liam Plunkett, who has a thigh strain. Plunkett himself was supposed to be traveling to South Africa as an injury replacement for Steven Finn, who sustained a side strain in the third test...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Plunkett to replace Finn on England's tour of South Africa

LONDON (AP) Pace bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of the remainder of England's tour of South Africa because of injury and will be replaced by Liam Plunkett for the one-day and Twenty20 squads. The England and Wales Cricket Board says Finn ''felt discomfort on day two of the third test and scans revealed a left side strain.'' Finn will stay in South Africa as a spectator until...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Shaun Tait recalled to Australia squad for India T20s

SYDNEY (AP) Fast bowler Shaun Tait has been recalled by Australia after an absence of almost five years for the three-match Twenty20 series against India later this month. The 32-year-old Tait last played for Australia at the World Cup in India in 2011, but has earned his recall after taking 10 wickets in eight matches for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. Uncapped...
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January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad 6-17 as England surges toward series victory in SA

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Stuart Broad sent England surging toward a series victory in South Africa with a devastating spell of five quick wickets on Saturday, blasting the Proteas out for 83 in their second innings and leaving their era as the No. 1-ranked team all but officially over. Broad ripped through five of South Africa's top six, including AB de Villiers for a duck and Hashim...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Broad takes England surging toward series victory in SA

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Stuart Broad sent England surging toward a series victory in South Africa with a devastating spell of five quick wickets on Saturday to leave the Proteas reeling at 71-8 in their second innings and their era as the No. 1-ranked team all but officially over. Broad ripped through five of South Africa's top six, including AB de Villiers for a duck and Hashim Amla...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

England's Stuart Broad fined for comments to umpire

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) England bowler Stuart Broad has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for twice telling umpire Aleem Dar to ''just get on with the game'' when Dar issued a warning for him kicking the pitch in the second test against South Africa. The ICC says the incident happened during Tuesday's fourth day at Newlands. Broad had forced South Africa's Temba Bavuma...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cook says 'looking good' for Anderson to play 2nd test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) England captain Alastair Cook says it is ''looking good'' for pace bowler James Anderson to play in the second test against South Africa. England's leading wicket-taker missed the big test win in Durban with a right calf strain, but appears ready to return to give the tourists another boost in the Cape Town game starting Saturday. Cook says that Anderson...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Broad, England rattle South Africa in 1st test

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) Stuart Broad rattled South Africa with three wickets as England had the world's top-ranked team 137-4 in the first test at Kingsmead on Sunday. After England posted 303 all out in its first innings, Broad removed opener Stiaan van Zyl and South Africa captain Hashim Amla early in the home team's reply. He returned to claim the prize wicket of AB de Villiers...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Smith, Voges push Australia to 473-3 in 2nd test vs W Indies

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Steven Smith and Adam Voges were untroubled while bringing up their half centuries Sunday as Australia cruised to 473-3 at lunch on day two of the second test against the West Indies and toward a likely declaration. Smith was batting on 90 with Voges on 75 at the break while sharing a 145-run partnership. The West Indies never looked like making a breakthrough...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

England 12-1 as rain stops play in 1st test in South Africa

DURBAN, South Africa (AP) Alastair Cook was out for a duck and England was 12-1 when rain stopped play on the first morning of the first test against top-ranked South Africa on Saturday. The England captain fell to an edge to the slips off fast bowler Dale Steyn after the tourists were put into bat in tough batting conditions. Cook's opening partner Alex Hales was 10 not out...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Broad still a consideration for England limited-overs teams

Fast bowler Stuart Broad was still in the minds of the England selectors even though he was not picked for the limited-overs series against South Africa, coach Trevor Bayliss said on Wednesday. Broad has not represented England in one-day internationals since the Cricket World Cup, and in Twenty20s since the 2014 World T20, where he captained England. He's made it known he's keen...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

1st test: Voges, Marsh set 4th-wicket record, Aussies 583-4

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges brought up his first double century and Shaun Marsh added 182 runs to combine for a world-record fourth-wicket partnership as Australia reached a formidable 583-4 at lunch Friday on the second day of the first test against the West Indies. The 36-year-old Voges went to lunch on 269 not out after he and Marsh shared a 449-stand. That eclipsed...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Voges, Shaun Marsh put Australia in charge vs West Indies

HOBART, Australia (AP) Adam Voges and Shaun Marsh scored unbeaten centuries and combined for a 317-run partnership to lead Australia to a commanding 438-3 on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies on Thursday. Voges, who resumed on 9 after lunch and reached his century before tea at Bellerive Oval, was unbeaten on 174 at the end of play. Fellow Western Australian...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Voges puts Australia in control of 1st test vs West Indies

HOBART, Australia (AP) Middle-order batsman Adam Voges smashed a run-a-ball century shortly before tea Thursday to guide Australia 257-3 on the opening day of the first test against the West Indies. Voges, who resumed on 9 after lunch and was 100 not out at tea at Bellerive Oval, and Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 42 as the pair denied the West Indies a wicket in the second session...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

McCullum stands by evidence given in Cairns court case

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum said Wednesday he stands by the evidence he gave at the recent perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns, despite Cairns' acquittal raising questions over whether he was believed by a Crown Court jury. McCullum was the prosecution's leading witness in the trial of Cairns, the former New Zealand allrounder...
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NZ Cricket backs McCullum over Cairns trial evidence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand Cricket says it will support captain Brendon McCullum should he face a backlash over testimony he gave to the perjury trial of former teammate Chris Cairns. Cairns was acquitted on Monday on charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice after a nine-week trial at the High Court in London, where McCullum was one of the leading...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NZ cricket captain Cairns cleared in fixing perjury case

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns was cleared Monday of perjury and perverting the course of justice during a libel action about match-fixing but said he believes his career in the sport is over. The London jury cleared the retired cricketer of all charges at the end of a nine-week trial at Southwark Crown Court. ''It's been hell for the last five or...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cairns in limbo as perjury trial heads into 9th week

LONDON (AP) Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns must wait until Monday at the earliest to learn the result of his perjury trial after jurors failed to reach a verdict following a second day of deliberations. The 45-year-old Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi, and is facing charges of perjury and perverting...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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