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Jul 18, 2013

Harris strikes twice on opening day of second test

LONDON (Reuters) – Ryan Harris celebrated his return to the Australia colours on Thursday with two wickets in five balls after his team appeared condemned to a long, fruitless day in the field on the opening day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

Harris dismissed England opener Joe Root lbw for six after a lengthy review which finally confirmed the ball had brushed the bat but had first hit the pad. Kevin Pietersen fell in the same over caught behind for two pushing forward to a full delivery.

Jul 18, 2013

Cricket-Harris strikes twice on opening day of second test

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Ryan Harris celebrated his return to the Australia colours on Thursday with two wickets in five balls after his team appeared condemned to a long, fruitless day in the field on the opening day of the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

Harris dismissed England opener Joe Root lbw for six after a lengthy review which finally confirmed the ball had brushed the bat but had first hit the pad. Kevin Pietersen fell in the same over caught behind for two pushing forward to a full delivery.

Jul 17, 2013

Clarke parries questions over rift in Australia side

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke played an impeccable straight bat on Wednesday to a barrage of questions about the abrupt dismissal of former coach Mickey Arthur and suggestions of a rift in the touring side.

Arthur, who was sacked 16 days before the first test at Trent Bridge, has claimed substantial damages, and leaked documents in Australia allegedly said he had described Clarke’s former vice-captain Shane Watson as “a cancer” in the side.

Jul 17, 2013

Cricket-Clarke parries questions over rift in Australia side

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke played an impeccable straight bat on Wednesday to a barrage of questions about the abrupt dismissal of former coach Mickey Arthur and suggestions of a rift in the touring side.

Arthur, who was sacked 16 days before the first test at Trent Bridge, has claimed substantial damages, and leaked documents in Australia allegedly said he had described Clarke’s former vice-captain Shane Watson as “a cancer” in the side.

Jul 17, 2013

Heat is on for Australia to level series at Lord’s

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia will be greeted by blazing sunshine and a venue where they lost only once last century when they arrive at Lord’s on Thursday for the second Ashes test against England determined to level the five-match series.

Britain is engulfed in a heatwave which is forecast to last throughout the match and conditions for the first test at Trent Bridge were reminiscent of the Indian sub-continent.

Jul 17, 2013

Cricket-Heat is on for Australia to level series at Lord’s

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Australia will be greeted by blazing sunshine and a venue where they lost only once last century when they arrive at Lord’s on Thursday for the second Ashes test against England determined to level the five-match series.

Britain is engulfed in a heatwave which is forecast to last throughout the match and conditions for the first test at Trent Bridge were reminiscent of the Indian sub-continent.

Jul 14, 2013

Gay delivers further body blow to troubled sport

LONDON (Reuters) – Former double world sprint champion Tyson Gay delivered a further body blow to his troubled sport on Sunday when he pulled out of next month’s Moscow world championships after failing an out-of-competition dope test.

Tyson has run the fastest three 100 meters of the year and his clash with Jamaica’s Olympic 100 and 200 champion Usain Bolt would have been the highlight of the championships.

Jul 8, 2013

Clarke leads from front in Ashes challenge

LONDON (Reuters) – Since celebrating his test debut with a dazzling century, Michael Clarke has combined the brash self-confidence of his native Sydney with a purity of style allied to fluent footwork in the finest Australian tradition.

Last year the Australia captain added a Bradmanesque appetite for test runs, accumulating 1,595 at an average of exactly 106, including three double centuries and a triple. He was selected as the leading international cricketer for 2012 by the Wisden almanack.

Jul 8, 2013

Cricket-Clarke leads from front in Ashes challenge

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – Since celebrating his test debut with a dazzling century, Michael Clarke has combined the brash self-confidence of his native Sydney with a purity of style allied to fluent footwork in the finest Australian tradition.

Last year the Australia captain added a Bradmanesque appetite for test runs, accumulating 1,595 at an average of exactly 106, including three double centuries and a triple. He was selected as the leading international cricketer for 2012 by the Wisden almanack.

Jun 20, 2013

Cricket-India outplay Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy semi

CARDIFF, June 20 (Reuters) – World champions India outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments of the game on Thursday to advance to the final of the Champions Trophy against hosts England.

After restricting Sri Lanka to 181 for eight from their 50 overs under the floodlights on a gloomy Cardiff day, India eased to an eight-wicket victory with 15 overs to spare.

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