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Apr 10, 2015

Australia’s ‘voice of cricket’ Benaud dies at 84

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated ‘voice of cricket’, has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from around the world.

A giant figure in the game both on and off the field, Benaud died in his sleep in a Sydney hospice late on Thursday, his employer Channel Nine reported, citing family.

Apr 10, 2015

Cricket-Australia’s ‘voice of cricket’ Benaud dies at 84

MELBOURNE, April 10 (Reuters) – Former Australia captain Richie Benaud, the celebrated ‘voice of cricket’, has died at the age of 84 after battling skin cancer, prompting a flood of tributes from around the world.

A giant figure in the game both on and off the field, Benaud died in his sleep in a Sydney hospice late on Thursday, his employer Channel Nine reported, citing family.

Mar 31, 2015

Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.

Australia’s attention has turned to dominating with the red ball after storming to their fifth World Cup win on Sunday, and selectors sprung a few surprises in their 17-man squad for the tours to the Caribbean and England in June and July.

Mar 31, 2015

Cricket-Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour

MELBOURNE, March 31 (Reuters) – Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.

Australia’s attention has turned to dominating with the red ball after storming to their fifth World Cup win on Sunday, and selectors sprung a few surprises in their 17-man squad for the tours to the Caribbean and England in June and July.

Mar 30, 2015

Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched hours of sleep, players grinned and sometimes grimaced as their team mates battled to communicate their elation to a relentless MC and a large media throng.

Mar 30, 2015

Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched hours of sleep, players grinned and sometimes grimaced as their team mates battled to communicate their elation to a relentless MC and a large media throng.

Mar 30, 2015

Cricket-Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

MELBOURNE, March 30 (Reuters) – Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia’s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched hours of sleep, players grinned and sometimes grimaced as their team mates battled to communicate their elation to a relentless MC and a large media throng.

Mar 29, 2015

Clarke bows out of one-day cricket with all guns blazing

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia’s successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

But having top-scored for Australia with a 74 to push his team to victory over New Zealand, the 33-year-old bowed out with guns blazing in a fairytale farewell at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Clarke bows out of one-day cricket with all guns blazing

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke had hoped his retirement from one-day international cricket would be a foot-note to Australia’s successful bid for a fifth World Cup.

But having top-scored for Australia with a 74 to push his team to victory over New Zealand, the 33-year-old bowed out with guns blazing in a fairytale farewell at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 29, 2015

Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Steve Smith’s pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team’s campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph.

Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand with the retiring skipper, who bowed out with a team-high 74 after driving Australia to the brink of victory over New Zealand in his final one-day international.

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