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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

Cricket

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.

Aussie board to probe Clarke selection row

A stand-off between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India remained unresolved after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels.

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.

Why Sachin won't comment on Mudgal report

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday refused to comment on Justice Mudgal Committee's report on the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal.

Srinivasan again the focus in IPL fixing hearing

N Srinivasan's future as a top cricket administrator will be the main focus at Monday's Supreme Court hearing in the IPl spot-fixing case.

Kohli fires first salvo, says India can handle Johnson

Talking tough ahead of the of the Test series against Australia, stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli said that the team is in the right frame of mind and totally equipped to handle the dangerous Mitchell Johnson.

Burnt out Brad Haddin thought of quitting cricket

He could be leading Australia against India in the upcoming Test series if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time from injury but Brad Haddin himself felt so drained physically and mentally not too long back that he contemplated quitting cricket.

We should be allowed back into cricket: Muhammad Asif

Disgraced Pakistan pacer Muhammad Asif is disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being rehabilitated.

Teammates will determine success of my captaincy: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli says his teammates will determine the success or otherwise of his captaincy when he takes charge of India in place of MS Dhoni for the first Test against Australia next month.
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