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India’s reluctance to play pink-ball Test no historical surprise | David Schout

The BCCI have have mastered the art of being late to the party, then reaping the hefty rewardsThere was a sense of déjà vu with last week’s decision by Indian cricket chiefs to stonewall a bid to play the Adelaide Test under lights. The Board of Contro…

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The Guardian view on 100-ball cricket: the sacred and the profane | Editorial

It is depressing to think that the ECB believes that a great game can only be saved by reinvention in a ‘popular’ formThe announcement of a 100-ball form of cricket is yet more mildly depressing evidence that the glorious game is splitting into two for…

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Virat Kohli signs Surrey deal in bid to tune up for India series in England

• India captain wants to adjust to English conditions• Former England batsman Jonathan Trott to retireSurrey have pulled off an almighty coup by signing Virat Kohli, the India captain and cricket’s premier all-format batsman, for the whole of June.Kohl…

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Spin twins run riot as England Women level one-day series against India

• Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell take four wickets each• England win with 21 overs to spare after skittling India for 113Career-best performances from the spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Danielle Hazell carried England to a series-levelling eight…

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Danni Wyatt and England send records tumbling in T20 victory over India

• India 198-4; England 199-3 – England win by seven wickets• Wyatt hits 124 as Heather Knight’s side complete record run chaseDanni Wyatt struck England’s highest ever Twenty20 individual score – and their fastest hundred – as England completed a recor…

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Danni Wyatt and England send records tumbling in T20 victory over India

• India 198-4; England 199-3 – England win by seven wickets• Wyatt hits 124 as Heather Knight’s side complete record run chaseDanni Wyatt struck England’s highest ever Twenty20 individual score – and their fastest hundred – as England completed a recor…

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Virat Kohli may join Surrey to tune up for India’s Test series in England

• County confirm interest in signing cricket’s biggest name• Kohli keen to tune up for English conditions before August TestSurrey have confirmed their interest in signing Virat Kohli on a possible short-term deal before India’s Test series in England …

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Virat Kohli’s passion for Test cricket could be saviour of five-day game | Rob Smyth

India’s captain is the best chance we have of countering the global dominance of T20s and one-day internationalsVirat Kohli knows about pressure. He is Sachin Tendulkar for the Twitter generation, with 23.3 million people hanging on his every…

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Two runs to get, nine wickets in hand, 31 overs left and … umpires call for lunch

• India bemused as lunch break called when on brink of victory• South Africa bowled out for 118 in lowest ODI score on home soilIndia stormed to a nine-wicket victory at Centurion after bowling South Africa out for their lowest one-day international sc…

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The Joy of Six: 10th-wicket partnerships in Test cricket | Nick Miller

An agonising and possibly unjust defeat, a one-handed batting performance and £34 to go towards church funds: six great final-wicket standsThe typical image of the last-wicket partnership is a batsman shepherding a tail-ender and compiling most of the …

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Three memories of cricket in 2017

Continuing on from his reviews of 2014, 2015 and 2016, Gary picks out a few moments to savour from 2017 – including an all-time great batting performanceBy Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkThe three moments belo…

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Sorry celestial Sachin but Virat Kohli has taken command of the space fleet | Barney Ronay

India’s captain is on the verge of becoming the first player to be No1 simultaneously in Tests, ODIs and T20s – a feat that would end debate about his status among the greatsA disturbing thing happened last month. Sachin Tendulkar, the most unapproacha…

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Pollution stops play at Delhi Test match as bowlers struggle to breathe

Sri Lanka say conditions in smog-hit Indian capital left players vomiting, and some of them took to field wearing face masks A cricket Test match between India and Sri Lanka was repeatedly interrupted on Sunday with claims players were “continuously vo…

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Rain thwarts Australia’s hopes of winning T20 series in India

Disappointing tour ends with the deciding 20-over clash washed out in Hyderabad Australia’s hopes of salvaging a T20 series victory in an otherwise disappointing tour of India have been hosed down by a sodden outfield in Hyderabad.While the forecast ra…

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Rock hits Australia’s team bus after T20 win over India

  • Steve Smith’s side level series at 1-1 with eight-wicket victory
  • No one injured after window smashed on team’s way back to hotel

A rock has shattered a window on the Australian cricket team’s bus after their T20 victory over India in Guwahati. No one was injured in the incident which happened as the team was returning to their hotel from the Barsapara Stadium on Wednesday morning AEST.

The rock left a large hole in a window towards the back of the bus. The seat next to the window was unoccupied at the time. Australia opener Aaron Finch tweeted a picture of the broken window. “Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way back to the hotel!!” Finch said.

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Rohit Sharma’s 125 guides India to seven-wicket ODI win over Australia

• Australia 242-9 (50 overs); India 243-3 (42.5 overs)
Full scorecard from Nagpur

The opening batsman Rohit Sharma smashed 125 to guide India to a convincing seven-wicket win against Australia in the fifth and final one-day international in Nagpur on Sunday, for a 4-1 series victory.

Chasing 243, the hosts cantered to their target with more than seven overs remaining as Australia’s listless bowling attack failed to pose any serious challenge.

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India v Australia: fifth one-day international – live!

  • Updates from the final match of the series in Nagpur
  • Get in touch with Jonathan on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft

9.21am BST

5th over: Australia 21-0 (Warner 10, Finch 11)

Warner’s into the boundaries now as well. After three very tight overs India’s bowlers have shown there is no margin for error on this surface. Anything slightly short has been seized upon, most recently Warner flicking off his hip towards midwicket.

9.17am BST

4th over: Australia 14-0 (Warner 5, Finch 9)

Finch releases the shackles with the first boundaries of the innings. Bumrah drops short twice and the Australian opener is on both like a flash, pulling well in front of square for the first four, just behind for the second. The first was beautifully timed, the second not so much, but the outfield is like a runway.

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David Warner hundred for Australia sets up timely win over India

A David Warner century inspired Australia to a victory in the fourth one-day international against India, restoring some pride for the tourists with the series already lost.

Warner’s 124 in his 100th match helped his side set India 335 to win, a target that the hosts fell 22 runs short of after some classy bowling at the death from Australia.

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India v Australia: fourth one-day international – live!

  • Live updates from the penultimate match of the series in Bengaluru
  • Get in touch with Adam on email or via Twitter @collinsadam

12.53pm BST

Allo.

Thanks to JPH for keeping me up to speed as I raced around London this morning. Caught the last few overs and especially enjoyed his Randy Macho Man Savage “OOOOH YEEEAH!” directed at Marcus Stoinis when flogging a massive one at the death. Adam Collins taking the baton now for India’s chase of 335 for a four-zip series lead.

12.37pm BST

Australia eventually reached a total they’ll feel confident of defending after once again threatening to throw away a strong position. David Warner and Aaron Finch put on 231 for the opening wicket in quick time, but after Warner fell for 124 in his 100th ODI, Finch (94) and Steve Smith (3) followed soon after.

Peter Handscomb (43) and Travis Head (29) regrouped for Australia and some late boundaries for Marcus Stoinis (15*) took the total to a score just above par you’d think on a small ground with a lightning outfield and a venue India are used to winning on.

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India v Australia: third one-day international – live!

  • Live updates from the game at Holkar Stadium in Indore
  • Get in touch with Jonathan on email or via Twitter @JPHowcroft

10.50am BST

26th over: Australia 137-1 (Finch 66, Smith 25)

Bumrah back into the attack and just two runs come from the opener’s bowling.

10.46am BST

25th over: Australia 135-1 (Finch 65, Smith 24)

Aaron Finch is feeling the heat out there, as you might expect from almost two hours of batting in searing heat containing plenty of quick singles.

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