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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

India beat England by 5 wickets, clinches grudge series by 3-1

A rejuvenated India clinched the one-day series against England as the hosts rode on the batting heroics of Rohit Sharma (83) and Suresh Raina (89 not out) to fashion a comfortable five-wicket victory in the penultimate game and take an unassailable 3-1 lead in Mohali on Wendesday.

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs to level ODI series

Moises Henriques and Xavier Doherty took three wickets each to capitalize on Phil Hughes' unbeaten century Wednesday as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs and share the five-match limited-overs series 2-2.

Despite an aggressive 38 off 39 balls by Mahela Jayawardena and a defiant 67 from Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka could manage just 215 in its chase of Australia's 247 and just a second series win on Australian soil.

Spinner Doherty (3-21) sparked something of a top-order collapse with the dismissal of Jayawardene in the seventh over, while allrounder Henriques (3-32) closed down the tailend.

Earlier, Phil Hughes smashed an unbeaten century to lead Australia to 247-5.

New Zealand beat South Africa by 27 runs

New Zealand beat South Africa in the second one day international here to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson's superb unbeaten career best 145 saw the tourists to a total of 279-8 while the hosts were all out for 252 in their reply to lose by 27 runs yesterday.
New Zealands victory goes some way towards putting behind them their 2-0 test series defeat by the South Africans. Williamson's knock was only the second century for New Zealand on their tour of South Africa and saw him bounce back from a disappointing Test series with a confident, stroke-filled innings.

Ross Taylor named in New Zealand XI to play England

Sacked New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will play England in two Twenty20 warm-up matches at the start of its tour here next month.
Taylor was dumped as New Zealand's captain during its tour to Sri Lanka in November and chose to miss its current tour to South Africa while he considered his future. Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has also been named in the side. New Zealand-born Ronchi, who played four one-day and three Twenty20 internationals for Australia, has now qualified residentially to play for New Zealand.