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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Aus vs Ind: India 0-283 against Australia in 3rd Test

Australia's bowling attack was again cut to ribbons on Saturday as Shikhar Dhawan blazed his way to 185 not out, the highest score by an Indian batsman on Test debut.
India raced to 0-283 from 58 overs at stumps on day three in reply to Australia's first innings of 408.
The day was made even more painful for Australia's Steve Smith (92) and Mitchell Starc (99), who both fell narrowly short of scoring their maiden Test hundreds.

Duncan Fletcher lucky to get contract extension: Sunil Gavaskar

New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that Duncan Fletcher is lucky to have been handed an extension as no Indian coach would have been able to survive after losing 10 Test matches. "If he were an Indian, probably he would not have got an extension. If you look at the past, every time an Indian coach didn't do well in a series, he was removed," he said.

Ed Cowan hits back at Ian Chappell for questioning his opening spot

Mohali: It seems that Australian opener Ed Cowan had been waiting for an opportune moment to hit back at his critics as after his 86-run knock against India here, he said he did not care about the likes of former captain Ian Chappell questioning his Test credentials.

Sri Lanka 18-1 in reply to Bangladesh's

Sri Lanka were 18-1 in their first innings at stumps in reply to Bangladesh's 240 on the opening day of the second and final Test in Colombo on Saturday.

Mominul Haque top-scored for Bangladesh with an impressive 64, while left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took five wickets for Sri Lanka.

New Zealand 77-1 after England enforce follow-on

New Zealand were 77 for one in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the second Test against England, 134 runs in arrears after being forced to follow on.

Peter Fulton was not out 41 with Kane Williamson on 16.

New Zealand were dismissed for 254 in their first innings in reply to England's 465.

Ricky Ponting to be first international player to play in Caribbean T20 league

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been selected to take part in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and will be the first international player to take part in a West Indies Twenty20 series.

Ponting, who retired from international cricket in December 2012, will be heading toward West Indies for the T20 tournament in late July, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Mohammad Irfan leads Pakistan to six-wicket victory

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan took four wickets in a devastating opening spell to set up a six-wicket win in the second one-day international against South Africa on Friday.

Tall left-armer Irfan took a career-best four for 33 in seven overs as South Africa were bowled out for 191 in a match reduced to 44 overs a side.