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Dec 9, 2014

Cricket-Australia captain Clarke injures back, retires hurt

ADELAIDE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke suffered a lower back injury and was forced to retire hurt before tea on the opening day of the first test against India in Adelaide on Tuesday.

The injury puts a question mark over his participation in the remaining three matches of the series as well as Clarke’s ability to lead Australia into the 50-over World Cup early next year.

Dec 9, 2014

Clarke retires hurt after Warner’s stirring ton

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke retired hurt shortly before tea on day one of the first test against India on Tuesday, dampening the mood at the Adelaide Oval after opener David Warner had thrilled the crowd with a stirring century.

The opening match of the four-test series was originally scheduled in Brisbane but was delayed and switched to Adelaide to give players time to mourn batsman Phillip Hughes, who died almost two weeks ago after being hit on the back of the head during a domestic match.

Dec 9, 2014

Cricket-Clarke retires hurt after Warner’s stirring ton

ADELAIDE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke retired hurt shortly before tea on day one of the first test against India on Tuesday, dampening the mood at the Adelaide Oval after opener David Warner had thrilled the crowd with a stirring century.

The opening match of the four-test series was originally scheduled in Brisbane but was delayed and switched to Adelaide to give players time to mourn batsman Phillip Hughes, who died almost two weeks ago after being hit on the back of the head during a domestic match.

Dec 9, 2014

Warner scores emotional century in Adelaide

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Opening batsman David Warner celebrated cricket’s resumption in Australia nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’s death by compiling a glorious, emotion-tinged century after lunch on the opening day of the first test against India on Tuesday.

The pugnacious 28-year-old tore into India’s hapless paceman from his first delivery, crunching 14 boundaries at a sun-baked Adelaide Oval after the match began on a solemn note following tributes to batsman Hughes.

Dec 9, 2014

Cricket-Warner gets Australia off to flying start, Hughes remembered

ADELAIDE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Opening batsman David Warner blasted a quickfire half-century to drive Australia to 113-2 at lunch on day one of the first test against India, firing up an emotional Adelaide Oval crowd after solemn tributes to Phillip Hughes on Tuesday.

Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and gladly sent his team to bat, and though India’s pacemen captured two early wickets, Warner put Australia in a solid position to exploit the flat pitch in the afternoon.

Dec 9, 2014

Warner tears into India pacemen as fans applaud bouncer

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Pugnacious opening batsman David Warner celebrated cricket’s resumption in Australia nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’s death by tearing into India’s hapless paceman in the opening overs of the first test in Adelaide on Tuesday.

After solemn tributes to commemorate Hughes at the batsman’s home Adelaide Oval, Warner bolted onto the pristine field and crunched an imperious cover drive for four off the first delivery he faced from Varun Aaron.

Dec 9, 2014

Cricket-Warner tears into India pacemen as fans applaud bouncer

ADELAIDE, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Pugnacious opening batsman David Warner celebrated cricket’s resumption in Australia nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’s death by tearing into India’s hapless paceman in the opening overs of the first test in Adelaide on Tuesday.

After solemn tributes to commemorate Hughes at the batsman’s home Adelaide Oval, Warner bolted onto the pristine field and crunched an imperious cover drive for four off the first delivery he faced from Varun Aaron.

Dec 8, 2014

South Australia prepares tributes for adopted son Hughes

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Australia’s summer of cricket resumes in earnest on Tuesday nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’ shocking death, but the grieving will continue in his adopted state long after the hosts and India wrap up the first test match at Adelaide Oval.

Hughes was lethally injured when struck by a ball at Sydney Cricket Ground and his funeral was attended by thousands in his home-town of Macksville, New South Wales.

Dec 8, 2014

Cricket-South Australia prepares tributes for adopted son Hughes

ADELAIDE, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Australia’s summer of cricket resumes in earnest on Tuesday nearly two weeks after Phillip Hughes’ shocking death, but the grieving will continue in his adopted state long after the hosts and India wrap up the first test match at Adelaide Oval.

Hughes was lethally injured when struck by a ball at Sydney Cricket Ground and his funeral was attended by thousands in his home-town of Macksville, New South Wales.

Dec 8, 2014

Expect the unexpected, says India skipper Kohli

ADELAIDE (Reuters) – Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines.

Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first test against Australia in Adelaide starting on Tuesday and wasted little time in differentiating himself from the under-pressure wicketkeeper.

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