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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.

Jun 20, 2013

India bowlers restrict Sri Lanka to 181-8 in Cardiff semi-final

CARDIFF (Reuters) – India exploited conditions ideally suited to their impressive pace bowlers on Thursday to restrict Sri Lanka to 181 for eight in the second Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff.

The winners play England in Sunday’s final at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews top-scored with a battling 51 from 89 deliveries after his opposite number MS Dhoni had opted to field under heavy cloud cover with moisture in the air following a 30-minute rain delay.

Jun 20, 2013

India bowlers restrict Sri Lanka in Cardiff semi-final

CARDIFF (Reuters) – India exploited conditions ideally suited to their impressive pace bowlers on Thursday to restrict Sri Lanka to 181 for eight in the second Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff.

The winners play England in Sunday’s final at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews top-scored with a battling 51 from 89 deliveries after his opposite number MS Dhoni had opted to field under heavy cloud cover with moisture in the air following a 30-minute rain delay.

Jun 20, 2013

Cricket-India bowlers restrict Sri Lanka in Cardiff semi-final

CARDIFF, June 20 (Reuters) – India exploited conditions ideally suited to their impressive pace bowlers on Thursday to restrict Sri Lanka to 181 for eight in the second Champions Trophy semi-final in Cardiff.

The winners play England in Sunday’s final at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews top-scored with a battling 51 from 89 deliveries after his opposite number MS Dhoni had opted to field under heavy cloud cover with moisture in the air following a 30-minute rain delay.

Jun 7, 2013

Cricket-West Indies edge Pakistan in low-scoring game

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – West Indies struggled to a nervous two-wicket victory over Pakistan in their opening Champions Trophy Group B match on Friday after dismissing their opponents for only 170 on a good Oval pitch.

Man-of-the-match Kemar Roach was the West Indies’ hero, hitting the winning boundary after ripping through the Pakistan top order once Dwayne Bravo had won the toss and elected to field.

Jun 7, 2013

Misbah stranded four short of maiden one-day century

LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was stranded four short of what would have been his first one-day century in 118 matches on Friday in the Champions Trophy Group B 50 overs match against West Indies at the Oval.

Misbah, who could have been out twice before he had scored, struck three sixes in his 96 not out before Pakistan were finally dismissed for a modest 170 with two overs to spare after being asked to bat.

Jun 7, 2013

Cricket-Misbah stranded four short of maiden one-day century

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was stranded four short of what would have been his first one-day century in 118 matches on Friday in the Champions Trophy Group B 50 overs match against West Indies at the Oval.

Misbah, who could have been out twice before he had scored, struck three sixes in his 96 not out before Pakistan were finally dismissed for a modest 170 with two overs to spare after being asked to bat.

May 28, 2013

Lions retain romantic appeal in commercial age

LONDON (Reuters) – A special romance still accompanies the British and Irish Lions on their four-yearly pilgrimages across the equator despite an annual schedule of rugby union tests fast approaching saturation point.

One factor is the rarity of a Lions’ visit at a time when the world’s top teams play each other on a regular basis. This year’s trip to Australia is part of a 12-year cycle during which the Lions visit the three southern hemisphere giants in turn.

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