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HindustanTimes Thu,27 Nov 2014

Cricket

Hughes’ death: Why cricketers resist innovations in helmets

Phil Hughes' sickening injury from the Sean Abbott bouncer was a stark reminder of the inherent dangers faced by batsmen confronting bowlers propelling a five-and-a-half ounce ball at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour.

Shikha Pandey helps India level series against South Africa

A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore on Wednesday.

Class of 2011 not making the big chance count

This time, the inter-state one-day tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy had added significance. Players had extra motivation as it was a platform to stake claim for a World Cup berth.

Karnataka crush Punjab by 156 runs, defend Vijay Hazare title

Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, at Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

India batsmen put up decent show in Australian tour game

India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an all-round performance as the two-day match ended in a draw in Adelaide.

Phil Hughes continues to fight for life, still critical

Australian batsman Phil Hughes continued to fight for life as he remained in a critical condition after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Aussie board to probe Clarke selection row

Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland will grill Michael Clarke and national team selectors after a bizarre breakdown in communication over the injured captain's availability for the first Test against India next week.

Phil Hughes critical after emergency surgery

Australian batsman Phil Hughes was in critical condition following emergency surgery on Tuesday after he was knocked out by a bouncer in a freak incident which shocked cricket.

Don’t presume you have got clean chit, SC tells Srinivasan

The Supreme Court rapped suspended BCCI chief N Srinivasan on Monday over conflict of interest for owning an IPL team while remaining at the helm of the cricket establishment and warned the sports body against 'killing the game'.

Australia's Michael Clarke to miss vital India Test lead-up game

Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke said on Monday that he will miss a vital lead-up game, raising fresh doubts about his chances of playing in next month's first Test against India.

India bowl out Cricket Australia XI on first day of tour game

India's fast bowlers made full use of seamer-friendly conditions as they dismissed Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture in Adelaide on Monday.

Injury setback for Steve Smith ahead of Tests

Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting December 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced on Monday.

Injured Michael Clarke in squad for first Test against India

Australia have named Michael Clarke in the squad for the first Test against India starting in Brisbane next week, but the hamstrung captain must first prove his fitness in a tour match.

Australia edge South Africa in final ODI to go top of rankings

James Faulkner hit the winning boundary with five balls to spare to give Australia a thrilling two-wicket victory over South Africa on Sunday and push them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings.

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