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Sri Lanka stage great escape to draw first Test

Posted by bluecricket on May 15, 2006

Sri Lanka negotiated one of the great escapes on Monday by batting through the final day to draw the first Test against England at Lord's. Read the rest of this entry »

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Raina adds steel to improving India

Posted by bluecricket on May 15, 2006

Teenager Suresh Raina likes to remind himself of the first-ball duck on his India debut to ensure the adulation he attracts as the country's latest batting sensation does not go to his head. Read the rest of this entry »

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Miandad unhappy at appeals plan

Posted by bluecricket on May 15, 2006

Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad has criticised the International Cricket Council's plan to allow players to make appeals to the third umpire. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ganguly in talks with Northants

Posted by bluecricket on May 13, 2006

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is in talks with English county Northamptonshire about playing for them for five weeks from June, it was reported on Friday.

“There is a possibility of me playing for Northamptonshire this season, but nothing has been finalised,” Ganguly was quoted as saying. “Something may materialise soon,” he added.

Northants official Mark Tack confirmed the county was seeking the left-handed batsman as a replacement for Chris Rogers who has been called up for duty with the Australian ‘A’ team.

“We are in talks with Ganguly and his agent,” Tack told. “We are looking for a replacement for Rogers. A final decision will be made in a week’s time,” he added. If a contract is finalised, Ganguly will play county cricket for five wickets from the end of June, Tack said.

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Mahmood rips through Sri Lanka (First Test b/w England vs SL)

Posted by bluecricket on May 13, 2006

SAJID Mahmood marked his debut by taking three quick wickets as England powered into a commanding position in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s overnight.

At stumps, on the second day, Sri Lanka had collapsed to 91 for six, still a huge 460 behind England’s first innings 551 for six declared and needing a further 261 to avoid the follow-on target of 352.

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India-West Indies series live on Ten Sports

Posted by bluecricket on May 13, 2006

Ten Sports will have live and exclusive coverage of India's cricket tour of the West Indies, which includes five one-day internationals and four Test matches.

The ODI series, which features only day matches, starts on May 18 and the first two games will be played in Jamaica. The third will take place at St. Kitts while the last two would be staged in Trinidad.

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Raina prepares for WI tour on cement pitches!!

Posted by bluecricket on May 13, 2006

Young star Suresh Raina has prepared himself for the West Indies tour by practising on cement pitches and plastic balls to adjust to the pace and bounce he expects to encounter there.

"I want to play well on the bouncy pitches in the Caribbean and have practised on cement pitches with plastic balls at the Lucknow Sports Hostel," Raina told PTI. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sehwag to curb strokeplay

Posted by bluecricket on May 13, 2006

Dashing Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag said he would try and curb his natural aggression in a bid to provide the team with a solid start in their upcoming tour of the West Indies.

"I will be looking to spend some time at the wicket. As you saw in the last game [against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi] I spent some time at the wicket, but still scored at a good rate. I made 73 from 83 balls, which I think is a good strike rate for a one-day game. I was looking to apply myself by not taking too many risks," he told reporters in Mumbai. Read the rest of this entry »

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Muralitharan magic spells threat to England

Posted by bluecricket on May 11, 2006

HE earliest Test match played in England, starting at Lord’s against Sri Lanka at 11 o’clock this morning, presents the home team — and Andrew Flintoff in particular — with a great opportunity.Via (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,426-2174827,00.html)

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Does Indian cricket risk burnout?

Posted by bluecricket on May 11, 2006

What is common between Shane Warne, Shahid Afridi, Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag? They are all part of the long list of cricketers who are concerned about playing too much cricket and possible burnout, as a result. Read the rest of this entry »

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