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Joe Root, the England captain, was admitted to hospital in Sydney, suffering from severe dehydration, amid doubts as to whether he would be fit to resume his rearguard in the fifth and final Test at the SCG. In the end, Root did appear during the morning session, batting for an hour and taking his overnight
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James Vince has been given the chance to convert his fluent but unfulfilled Test form into the 20-over format, after being handed a recall for the T20 Tri-series against Australia and New Zealand that gets underway in February. Vince was singled out for criticism by England’s assistant coach, Paul Farbrace, following an Ashes campaign in
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Melbourne Renegades 4 for 159 (Nabi 52, Finch 43, Hastings 2-24) beat Melbourne Stars 4 for 157 (Dunk 47, Pietersen 40) by six wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Melbourne Renegades jumped to the top of the BBL points table, while Melbourne Stars hit rock bottom after suffering their fourth straight loss. The Renegades’
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Toss Pakistan chose to bat v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson have a chat AFP Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, elected to bowl in windy conditions, on a Wellington pitch with a smattering of grass on it. Pakistan made no changes to the side that won the only tour game
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Sri Lanka Cricket have hired the services of performance psychologist Dr. Phil Jauncey on a short-term basis, at the behest of new head coach Chandika Hathurusingha. Jauncey has previously worked with Hathurusingha on the Bangladesh national team, completing at least two stints in Dhaka. His work with the Sri Lanka side began on Wednesday, and
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Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of New Zealand’s first two ODIs against Pakistan with a hamstring problem. The 27-year-old fast bowler had only just returned from a hiatus of nearly a year in the recently concluded series against West Indies, playing five out of six limited-overs matches to pick up six wickets. On Wednesday,
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Toss New Zealand chose to bat v West IndiesScorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult ran through West Indies’ top order Getty Images Kane Williamson won the toss for New Zealand and elected to bat in the third and final T20I of the series in Mount Maunganui. The hosts made one change, with Trent Boult coming in
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England’s best-known group of travelling fans – the Barmy Army – were planning to pay tribute before the Sydney Test to the cricket-loving group who died in a seaplane tragedy in the city. Richard Cousins, the head of the catering company Compass, was one of five Britons who died, along with the Australian-based pilot, when
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1:30 Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn made light work of the Melbourne Stars attack at the MCG Brisbane Heat 1 for 144 (Lynn 63*, McCullum 61, Bowe 1-21) beat Melbourne Stars 7 for 141 (Maxwell 50, Pietersen 30, Swepson 3-14) by nine wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details The Bash Brothers – Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum
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