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Series remains in balance with India needing 328 to beat Australia in final Test

Day four: Australia 369 and 294; India 336 and 4-0Rain could yet decide result of fourth Test at GabbaAn epic four-Test series between Australia and India will be in the lap of the weather gods on its decisive final day at the Gabba, where the tourists…

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Quarantined tennis players get creative amid Australian Open recriminations

Hotel rooms made into makeshift training centres Anger and frustration permeates lead-up to tournamentCarpet, as it turns out, is not a like-for-like substitute for a hard court. But, as Australian Open competitors are fast learning, surfaces are what …

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day four – live!

Updates from the Aus vs Ind series decider at the Gabba Play starts at 10am in Brisbane, 11am AEDTHave your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.59pm GMT And for some more detail on that extremely fun day, in video / audio form, here’s me and Ada…

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Australia frustrated as unheralded India duo put series decider on a knife’s edge

Australia end day three in Brisbane with a 54-run lead on 21-0Sundar, Thakur share in record stand as India earlier make 336A 21-year-old debutant and a bowler in his second Test have helped India rock Australia’s bid to reclaim the Border-Gavaskar tro…

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Aryna Sabalenka strives to underline her potential on the big stage

The most in-form player in the world bids to improve on a woeful record in grand slam events at the Australian OpenWinning grand slam tournaments was not always the sole objective of being a professional tennis player. Chris Evert, the greatest women’s…

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Australian Open players in stricter Covid isolation say they risk injury if not allowed to train

Some affected players say they they were misled about rules and organisers had promised this situation would not happenAustralian Open tennis players who have been forced into stricter quarantine have said they were misled about the rules for the tourn…

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day three – live!

Live coverage of day three of the final Test of the series from the GabbaBarney Ronay: Why Australia v India is series for these timesHave your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 11.13pm GMT And for those of you who like to see what some of your O…

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day three – live!

Live coverage of day three of the final Test of the series from the GabbaBarney Ronay: Why Australia v India is series for these timesHave your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 11.13pm GMT And for those of you who like to see what some of your O…

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Covid-19 positives on Australian Open flights put 47 players into isolation

Two positive tests among passengers on flight from LAOne Covid-19 positive on another service from Abu DhabiA total of 47 players competing in the Australian Open will be forced to remain in their hotel rooms for 14 days following three positive Covid-…

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Rain frustrates Australia after bowlers put India under pressure

India 62-2; Australia 369No play after Tea due to rainRain has stalled Australia’s push for victory in their series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba, washing out day two’s final session after milestone man Nathan Lyon delivered with bat and ball. Rela…

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Rain frustrates Australia after bowlers put India under pressure

India 62-2; Australia 369No play after Tea due to rainRain has stalled Australia’s push for victory in their series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba, washing out day two’s final session after milestone man Nathan Lyon delivered with bat and ball. Rela…

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day two – live!

Live over-by-over coverage of the final Test of the series Have your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.02am GMT 114th over: Australia 369-9 (Starc 20, Hazlewood 11) Siraj to Starc, who takes a single square. To Hazlewood, bowling a length, tryi…

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Bouncers, sledging and mischief: why Australia v India is series for these times | Barney Ronay

The best sporting contest of the lockdown era has been full of qualities we’ve all needed: endurance, patience, transcendenceEvery man has his breaking point. You and I have one. Navdeep Saini, India’s seventh-choice seam bowler, reached his at The Gab…

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Marnus Labuschagne century revives Australia against injury-hit India

Australia 274-5 after day one of fourth Test at the GabbaDebutant all-rounder Sundar dismisses Smith for 36Marnus Labuschagne’s century has piloted his side to 274-5 at stumps on day one of the series-deciding fourth Test in Brisbane, where India’s unh…

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day one – live!

The Aus vs Ind series decider is underway at the GabbaHave your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.12am GMT “Re bowlers not getting runs scored off. I seem to remember back in 1971 (I was there) Tony Dell didn’t get a run scored off him in the f…

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Australia v India: fourth Test, day one – live!

The Aus vs Ind series decider is underway at the GabbaHave your say via email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 2.12am GMT “Re bowlers not getting runs scored off. I seem to remember back in 1971 (I was there) Tony Dell didn’t get a run scored off him in the f…

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Andy Murray could miss Australian Open after positive Covid-19 test

Scot remains at home but is still hoping to travel Murray in good health and working with tournament directorAndy Murray’s participation in the Australian Open is in doubt after he tested positive for coronavirus. Related: US tennis player Tennys Sandg…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…

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US tennis player Tennys Sandgren flying to Australian Open despite positive Covid test

The American says he first tested positive in November and tournament organisers argue he is therefore not infectious The US tennis player Tennys Sandgren is bound for Melbourne after Tennis Australia reportedly intervened so he could board a charter f…