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Friday, 15 March 2013

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan wrecks South African top order

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan took four wickets in a devastating opening spell in the second one-day international against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Friday.

Aus vs Ind 3rd Test: Australia 273/7 at stumps on day 2

Australia ended day two of the third cricket Test against India at 273 for seven at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Friday.

Duncan Fletcher gets one year extension as India coach

Duncan Fletcher's contract as India's cricket coach was today extended by one more year despite a below-par track record, setting to rest the intense speculation on his future.

The decision to renew the 64-year-old Fletcher's contract, which was due to end at the end of this month, was taken by the BCCI's Working Committee which met here today.

I played my part in team's cause today: Ed Cowan

Mohali: Ed Cowan's answer to Australia coach Mickey Arthur's demand for preparing a presentation on how to improve team performance was not a 10-slide power-point outline, but a desire to "bat for as long as one could."

Shane Watson may return to play the fourth Test in Delhi

Melbourne: Australia vice captain Shane Watson is likely to return to India for the fourth Test in Delhi next week and will also make himself available for the Ashes. Herald Sun, quoting sources close to Watson, said he has "cooled on retirement threats" and "will take the first steps towards atonement by considering a return to India next week to prepare for the final Test in Delhi".

South Africa bat in second ODI against Pakistan

South Africa won the toss and decided to bat in the second one-day international against Pakistan at SuperSport Park on Friday.

Shane Watson rethinks retirement after becoming first time dad

Australian all rounder Shane Watson has downplayed his retirement talks and is considering making himself available for the final Test match in Delhi as well as Ashes after becoming father for the first time.

Eng vs NZ: New Zealand 66 for three at stumps

New Zealand were 66 for three at stumps on day two of the second Test at the Basin Reserve Friday in reply to England's first innings total of 465.

Kane Williamson was unbeaten on 32 and Dean Brownlie on eight not out. England's Stuart Broad has taken two wickets for 18 runs.

Michael Clarke says can't accept Oz to stay third-best in Test cricket

Michael Clarke has claimed he can't accept Australia to stay third best in Test cricket, adding he would take every possible step to help his men reach the summit even if it requires taking hard decisions.

De Villiers confident of sustained ODI success for Proteas in future

AB de Villiers is confident his South African one-day team would consistently get success in the fifty-over format in future ahead of their second match against Pakistan at Centurion on Friday.

Cricket ticket sales in South Africa surpasses 1m mark for first time

Cricket sales in South Africa have shown a momentous increase this season, surpassing the one million for the first time, according to Cricket South Africa (CSA).