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Monday, 18 March 2013

New one-day rules have slow bowlers in a spin: Shahid Afridi

Karachi: The new rules in one-day international cricket have made it difficult for slow bowlers, Pakistan's experienced legspinner Shahid Afridi said on Monday.

The former Pakistan captain has 348 victims in 352 one-dayers but is without a wicket in the first three games in South Africa who lead the five-match series 2-1 going into the fourth contest in Durban on Thursday.

Michael Clarke not certain to play Delhi Test

Mohali: Michael Clarke's participation in the fourth and final Test against India is shrouded in uncertainty due to his sore back, which has opened up the possibility of Shane Watson taking over the mantle in case the regular skipper misses out.

This Aussie team not weakest ever to tour India, says Sunil Gavaskar

New Delhi: Legendary Sunil Gavaskar does not believe that the present Australian team is the weakest to have toured India, but feels the Michael Clarke-led outfit is undoubtedly the most inexperienced side to have visited the Indian shores.

India Monday recorded a six-wicket victory in the third cricket Test against Australia to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match series, and many experts, including former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, feel that the present side from Down Under is the weakest to have toured India.

De Villiers praises team for 'fighting' win over Pakistan in Johannesburg ODI

 Captain AB de Villiers has lauded his players' performance during their hard-fought 34-run win over Pakistan in the third one-day at Johannesburg on Sunday.

South Africa has taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match one-day series after winning the first match in Bloemfontein, Sport24 reports.

Shane Watson to rejoin Australia for fourth test in India

Suspended vice-captain Shane Watson will rejoin the Australian squad for the final test against India, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday.

Watson was dropped from the Australian squad for the third test in Mohali after failing to present three ideas on how the team could improve following their defeats in the first two tests.

Wellington Test between New Zealand, England drawn after rain washes away final day's play

The second Test match between England and New Zealand ended in a draw after the final day's play was washed out due to persistent rains and the three-test cricket series between thee two teams will go to a deciding match in Auckland, starting on Friday.

India beats Australia by 6 wickets in Mohali Test to win Border-Gavaskar Trophy 3-0

India won the third Test match against Australia here by six wickets on the fifth and final day of play.

The win ensured that the hosts regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 3-0 score line and one match remaining in Delhi, starting from March 22.