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Cricket-India have much better bowlers, says Patel

MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - The lack of sting in England's bowling on Thursday raised doubts about whether the Wankhede Stadium pitch has eased up in favour of the batsmen but India wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel feels the difference was due to the quality of the hosts' attack.

Cricket-England batsman Buttler wants more control from bowlers

MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - England batsman Jos Buttler has called on the team's bowlers to be more disciplined in their line and length to put pressure on India's batting in the fourth test at the Wankhede Stadium.

Lions finish strongly after Rashid stars for Afghanistan

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Ben Foakes passed another searching examination from Afghanistan's exciting legspin talent, Rashid Khan, to set up a fascinating fourth-day finish in Abu Dhabi

Parthiv Patel claims India's bowlers are better than 'lucky' England

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Parthiv Patel has made a scathing assessment of England's spinners after India reached 146 for 1 on day two on a pitch that offered ample help for them

Smith, Williamson endorse context for ODIs

3 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Steven Smith and Kane Williamson have endorsed the push at ICC level for leagues for international cricket, after the Chappell-Hadlee series concluded in front of a small crowd

TN eye quarter-final berth after Gandhi ton

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

A round-up of all the Group A matches from the penultimate day of the final round of Ranji Trophy matches

Vinay leads Karnataka's rout of Maharashtra

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

A round-up of all the Group B matches from the penultimate day of the final round Ranji Trophy of matches

County nomad Philander makes Sussex stop No. 5

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Vernon Philander has made Sussex his fifth county on a short-term deal in 2017

Pakistan quicks thrive, but batsmen stumble

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The Pakistan fast bowlers completed the demolition job they had begun on the first night, dismissing Cricket Australia XI for 114, but their batsmen stumbled once again

Saini, Harshal help Haryana storm into quarter-finals

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

A round-up of all the Group C matches from the penultimate day of the final round Ranji Trophy matches

Cricket-Umpire Reiffel misses rest of Mumbai test following concussion

MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Australian umpire Paul Reiffel will not officiate in the remainder of the ongoing fourth test between India and England after suffering concussion following a blow to the back of his head on Thursday.

BCCI-Lodha hearing put off once again

6 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The BCCI-Lodha Committee hearing in the Supreme Court has been put off for the second time in a week

Cricket-Warner blasts year's seventh ODI ton against New Zealand

MELBOURNE, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Opener David Warner's red-hot form has continued, with the pugnacious left-hander smashing his seventh one-day international century of the year to push Australia to 264 for eight in the third and final match against New Zealand on Friday.

Cricket-One Day International Australia v New Zealand scoreboard

Dec 9 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard in the third and final One Day International between Australia and New Zealand on Friday in Melbourne, Australia Australia Innings D. Warner run out (Boult) 156 A. Finch c Nicholls b Boult 3 S. Smith c Nicholls b Boult 0 G. Bailey c Santner b de Grandhomme 23 M. Marsh b de Grandhomme 0 T. Hea

Cricket-Ashwin takes six as England all out for 400

MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took his 23rd five-wicket haul as England were all out for 400 in their first innings on the second day of the fourth and penultimate test at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Cricket-Buttler fifty pushes England close to 400 in Mumbai

MUMBAI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten half-century to push England close to the 400-run mark in their first innings on the second morning of the fourth and penultimate test against India at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.

Cricket-Test Series India v England scoreboard

Dec 9 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the fourth Test between India and England on Friday in Mumbai, India England 1st innings (Overnight: 288-5) A. Cook st P. Patel b Jadeja 46 K. Jennings c Pujara b R. Ashwin 112 J. Root c Kohli b R. Ashwin 21 M. Ali c Nair b R. Ashwin 50 J. Bairstow c U. Yadav b R. Ashwin 14 B. Stokes c Kohli b R. A

Buttler, Ball boost England over 350

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Jos Buttler's sixth Test fifty and Jake Ball's longest first-class innings helped England gain firm control of a Test they have to win to stay alive in the series

Steyn, Smith differ on South Africa's captaincy debate

11 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Dale Steyn has endorsed AB de Villiers as South Africa's permanent Test captain, but Graeme Smith felt it was more important for de Villiers to first regain full match fitness as soon as possible

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