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Philander primed for Test return

19 minutes agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Vernon Philander has recovered from a slight ankle impingement and is expected to take his usual place in South Africa's Test squad, which departs for New Zealand in the weekend

Waiting to bat was the most challenging - Renshaw

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Matt Renshaw said that he felt bad leaving the field as he knew he could be letting the team down and that Steven Smith was understanding once he knew the predicament

Cricket-Paceman Umesh swings it for India on turning track

PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - India's Umesh Yadav proved quality fast bowlers can thrive even on turning pitches by claiming four wickets to peg back Australia after the touring side's strong start in the opening test on Thursday.

Australia showed good application - Bangar

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Indian batting coach said the pitch was par for Test cricket and rewarded those who were willing to apply themselves on the first day

Cricket-Australia's Renshaw shows stomach for fight on India debut

PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australian opener Matt Renshaw enjoyed an eventful maiden innings in India on Thursday after being forced from the field with an upset stomach only to return to complete a half-century that propped up his team on the first day of the four-test series.

Use This Wrap Up Fielding Drill to Ensure High Spirits and Direct Hits

6 hours agoSports / Cricket : Harrowdrive

I am continuing the throwing theme today with a funky fielding drill that encourages fielders to take calculated run out risks and rewards a group who work together to achieve a series of direct hits! It's a top "wrap up" drill thatShow More Summary

Taylor talked about as one of the greats - Hesson

7 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Even though Mike Hesson avoided talking about Ross Taylor's position in the T20 team, the New Zealand coach spoke highly of Taylor as an ODI batsman

Cricket-Australia make solid start but lose Warner before lunch

PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australia made a strong start to their four-match series in India, reaching 84 for the loss of opener David Warner at lunch on the opening day of the first test on Thursday.

Renshaw retires hurt with upset stomach

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Matt Renshaw walked off the field because of an upset stomach as soon as David Warner was bowled by Umesh Yadav

Cricket-Test Series India v Australia scoreboard

Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the first day in the first Test between India and Australia on Thursday in Pune, India Australia 1st innings M. Renshaw retired hurt 36 D. Warner b U. Yadav 38 S. Smith not out 1 S. Marsh not out 1 Extras (lb-2 nb-6) 8 Total (

Cricket-Dumped Maddinson to return for NSW after taking break

SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Dumped test batsman Nic Maddinson is poised to return to first-class cricket after being named in the New South Wales squad for a Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania.

Cricket-Australia opt to bat against spin-heavy India in Pune opener

PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat against a spin-heavy India in the first match of the four-test series between the top two teams in the world on Thursday.

Cricket-Test Series India v Australia line-ups

Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between India and Australia on Thursday in Pune, India Australia won toss and decided to bat India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman...Show More Summary

Openers, Jason Smith lead Cobras to first win

12 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Cape Cobras posted a strong total of 319 for 6 after opting to bat and earned four points after bowling Warriors out for 262 in 44.2 overs

Australia bat on Pune's debut, pick two spinners

12 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

On a pitch that looks like it's aged quite prematurely, Australia gained a significant advantage by winning the toss and batting first

Suryakumar Yadav picked for Vijay Hazare after tendering apology

23 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The former Mumbai captain was pulled up for retweeting a tweet that questioned his exclusion from the recently concluded inter-state T20 tournament

Haseeb withdraws from MCC squad

Haseeb Hameed will miss MCC's season curtain-raising fixture against the Champion County, Middlesex, next month, to undergo a sinus operation

Farhad and Naeem centuries deny South Zone victory

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Australian spin faces up to economic crisis

For Australia to find any success in India, their spinners will have to keep their economy rates in check, a fact backed up by the past 20 years of Australian visits to India for Tests

'I think pitch will take spin from ball one' - Smith

Steven Smith's Australia are mulling playing three spinners on an "incredibly dry" Pune track

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