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Top five cricket tournaments in 2018

2018 is all set to bring an action-packed season to the viewers with the big sides fighting for world dominance across all the three formats. With Virat Kohli and co. spending most of their season away from home conditions, things are bound to be interesting both on and off the field.
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Ashes 2017 | Talking Points from Day 3 of Perth Test

Steven Smith’s invincible form continued on the third day in Perth as he reached 1000 Test runs in a calendar year for the fourth successive year. Though England made amends by dismissing Shaun Marsh early in the day, they couldn’t get a single wicket in the remaining sessions conceding 346 runs.
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Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of Perth Test

England’s middle and lower batting order couldn’t survive Australian bowlers’ onslaught early on Day 2, losing six wickets in 35 runs to end their first innings at 403 after a promising first day. Australia responded well, ending the day at 203/3, with Steve Smith scoring an unbeaten 92 runs.
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Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the Perth Test

England ended the day in a seemingly comfortable position of 305/4 thanks to an eye-catching century by Dawid Malan (110*) and half-centuries by Jonny Bairstow (75*) and Mark Stoneman (56). However, the day will also be remembered for the Australian pace troika’s perseverance and WACA’s bounce.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the second Test

England’s struggles with the balls continued for a second Test in a row as Australia saw off the new ball with relative ease in the first ever Day-Night match in the Ashes. The hosts ended the day with 209/4, thanks to Usman Khawaja (53) David Warner (47), in a rain delayed day at the Adelaide Oval.
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Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 4 of the first Test

Despite Joe Root’s fifty, and contributions from Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow, on Day 4, England could only manage a score of 195 in their second innings in Brisbane. In reply, the Australian openers, David Warner (60*) and Cameron Bancroft (51*) have put Australia on the brink of victory.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 3 of the first Test

After ending two days in England’s shadow, Day 3 well and truly belonged to Australia thanks to a brilliant unbeaten 141 by Steve Smith who was well assisted by Pat Cummins (42). After taking a slender lead, Australia managed to restrict England to 33/2 by the end of the day’s play in Brisbane.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 2 of the first Test

After ending Day 1 with a score of 196/4, David Malan (56) and Moeen Ali (38) added 50 runs, before the former perished to bring an end to the 83-run stand. In the second innings, the Australian top order collapsed for 76/4 before Steve Smith (64*) and Shaun Marsh (44*) guided the hosts to 165/4.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Ashes 2017 | Talking points from Day 1 of the first Test

Joe Root won the toss to kick off the 2018 Ashes and opted to bat first on a surface that could have been a tricky one. Despite losing Alastair Cook as early as the third over, James Vince (83) and Mark Stoneman (53) ensured that the visitors finished Day 1 with a commendable 196/4 on the board.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Ashes 2017 | How England can tame the Australian beast Down Under

It was a warm afternoon on Day 3 of the Sydney Test in the 2013/14 Ashes series Down Under and the SCG had ‘turned pink’, celebrating another year of the McGrath Foundation. The home crowd had more reasons to celebrate as Australia completed a 5-0 whitewash over England, with the wicket of Rankin.
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