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Australia slump to 373-run defeat and surrender series to Pakistan

Pakistan’s Abbas takes 10 for 95 to secure second Test victoryBatting collapse condemns Australia to fourth worst Test defeatAustralia slumped to a 373-run defeat in the second Test against Pakistan after seamer Mohammad Abbas secured a match haul of 1…

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Shaun Marsh departs early as Australia face second Test defeat to Pakistan

• Day three: Pakistan 282 & 400-9d; Australia 145 & 47-1• Marsh out early after Australians were set 538 to win In the early evening Abu Dhabi sunlight, in a wash of warm mango colour that lit up the grass and the grandstands of the Sheikh Zaye…

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Abbas takes five to leave Australia lagging in second Test

• Day two: Pakistan 282 & 144-2; Australia 145• Abbas takes career-best five for 33End of the line, terminus approaching. Australia may have dodged what looked like an inevitable flattening in Dubai, but met the full brunt of a collision on the sec…

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Australia and Pakistan join hands for Abu Dhabi rollercoaster ride

Pakistan 282; Australia 20-2Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth-highest wicket takerTest cricket is all about momentum shifts and contrasts. None more so than this. After the long slow unfolding of the first Test’s classic draw, the second Test betw…

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Australia and Pakistan join hands for Abu Dhabi rollercoaster ride

Pakistan 282; Australia 20-2Nathan Lyon becomes Australia’s fourth-highest wicket takerTest cricket is all about momentum shifts and contrasts. None more so than this. After the long slow unfolding of the first Test’s classic draw, the second Test betw…

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From living-room commentary to buying radio rights for Australian Tests | Adam Collins

Along with Geoff Lemon, we share a love for radio cricket commentary and a belief that it is special and necessary“What are you blokes up to now?” When explaining to friends and colleagues that I had decided to purchase the radio rights for Australia’s…

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Australia refocus after epic draw against Pakistan | Geoff Lemon

Tim Paine’s team are desperate for victory in Asia, a region where they have not won a series since 2011A few days on from the feats of resistance by Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine in Dubai, some of are still digesting the significance of that draw. Micha…

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Australia cling on at the death to deny Pakistan victory in first Test

Pakistan 482 & 181-6 dec; Australia 202 & 362-8Khawaja sets up draw with epic 141 in 542 minutes at the creaseThere’s no way to play down how extraordinary this was. The longest time spent batting by any Australian in the fourth innings of a Te…

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Form of Finch and Khawaja opens testing debate for Australia selectors

• Pakistan 482 & 181/6dec, Australia 202 & 136-3• Temporary opening pair surpass themselves in DubaiIn a Test where plenty of strange things have happened, during an era for Australian cricket when plenty of strange things have happened, the me…

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Form of Finch and Khawaja opens testing debate for Australia selectors

• Pakistan 482 & 181/6dec, Australia 202 & 136-3• Temporary opening pair surpass themselves in DubaiIn a Test where plenty of strange things have happened, during an era for Australian cricket when plenty of strange things have happened, the me…

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Form of Finch and Khawaja opens testing debate for Australia selectors

• Pakistan 482 & 181/6dec, Australia 202 & 136-3• Temporary opening pair surpass themselves in DubaiIn a Test where plenty of strange things have happened, during an era for Australian cricket when plenty of strange things have happened, the me…

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Australia collapse leaves Pakistan in control of first Test

• Pakistan 482 & 45-3 | Australia 202• Tourists lose 10 wickets for 60 runs as Asif takes sixIn the modern era, the spectre of the batting collapse has haunted the Australian Test team like the ghost of Christmas past. It’s not just the Cape Town 4…

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Labuschagne makes impact with the ball but Sohail puts Pakistan in control

• Pakistan 482 | Australia 30-0• Debutant batsman makes key breakthrough in DubaiDo you ever get the feeling you’ve seen something before? The second day of the Dubai Test looked and felt very much the same as the first. The same slow unfolding in flat…

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Cricket great Matthew Hayden suffers spinal injuries while surfing in Queensland

Former Test opener ‘dodged a bullet’ and is recovering from head and neck injuries Former Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden admits he’s lucky to have survived after suffering head and spinal injuries while surfing on a family holiday in Queensland….

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Australia dismiss Mohammad Hafeez in late bid to stop Pakistan onslaught

• Dubai Test (day one of five): Pakistan first innings 255-3• Peter Siddle lifts Australia by halting Hafeez on 126In many ways Australia’s October Test in Dubai is the closing bookend to their March Test in Johannesburg. Tim Paine, their captain, woul…

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Australia name three debutants for Pakistan Test with Renshaw out

Marnus Labuschagne, Aaron Finch and Travis Head inMatthew Renshaw misses out after recent head injuryAustralia will unveil three new faces in the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai with skipper Tim Paine confirming a debut for Queenslander Marnus Lab…

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Pakistan series a tough test of ‘new-look’ Australian cricket team

The Tim Paine era begins with potentially four new faces, but ‘continuity with change’ for Cricket AustraliaAfter a long winter, Australian Test cricket is ready to wake from hibernation. Upcoming in a new spring season is a tough assignment: Pakistan …

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Cricket Australia ends investigation into Moeen Ali’s claim he was called ‘Osama’

• Governing body unable to find new additional evidence• Moeen alleged comments were made during 2015 seriesCricket Australia has closed its investigation into Moeen Ali’s claim he was called ‘Osama’ during the opening Test of the 2015 Ashes series aft…

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David Warner starts slow rebuild with instant coffee and a rapid hundred

Steve Smith joined his disgraced teammate in returning to Australian cricket in lowly surroundingsSydney grade cricket is strong. Its 20 clubs produce players for New South Wales, which in turn feeds the Australia team. It is the same across the land. …

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Starc and Finch could hold key to Australia’s UAE tour, Paine

Potential Test debut for 31-year-old Aaron FinchMitchell Starc workload management key Tim Paine will resist temptation to ensure Australia get the most bang for their buck out of Mitchell Starc against Pakistan.The left-arm quick will return from a le…