3rd Test: Clarke five-for helps Aus beat WI by 75 runs

Roseau, Dominica: Australia won the third and final Test against West Indies by 75 runs on Friday to secure a 2-0 series victory despite a valiant second-innings effort from the home side. Set a daunting target of 370, West Indies resumed on 173 for five and were bowled out for 294 shortly before lunch on the fifth and final day. Australia captain Michael Clarke finished with five wickets for only the secon ...

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Misbah to stay on as captain: Zaka Ashraf

“As far as people calling my batting too defensive is concerned, I play according to the situation. I’m the captain and I have an added responsibility.” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Zaka Ashraf has reiterated that he has no plans of changing Misbah-ul-Haq as the captain of the national team. “We have not decided about the selection of the captain,” a local newspaper quoted him, as saying. Ashraf’s ...

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South Africa turns down Bangladesh tour request

By Reuters JOHANNESBURG: South Africa have turned down a request from Bangladesh to play a limited over series in May primarily because of a hectic schedule, the country’s cricket board said on Wednesday. The Bangladesh Cricket Board, after their brief Pakistan tour this month was postponed following a court order, had approached Cricket South Africa (CSA) with a proposal to play one-day and Twenty20 intern ...

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Sachin Tendulkar, 39 and going strong

Let's make it simple as he enters the 40th year of a life lived more for others than himself. Let's spare this day from putting expectations on his shoulders - something he never refused to take and we never stopped giving. Let's just simply say 'Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar' and feel the relief he enjoys on his special day, with nothing left to be achieved and nothing left to be conquered, just the lov ...

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CSA refuses Bangladesh series

South Africa have declined a proposal from Bangladesh to play three ODIs and five Twenty20 matches in May. Cricket South Africa (CSA) met with the South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday and they decided that the international schedule for 2012 would not allow for the series to take place. "As much as we would like to help another cricket country, it is not going to be possible," Jacques Fau ...

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