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Klaasen, Mulder in Test squad to face Australia

South Africa have picked wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen and allrounder Wiaan Mulder in their squad for the first two Tests against Australia.Squad Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean...

Henriques puts New South Wales in command

Stumps New South Wales 5 for 392 (Henriques 116*, Larkin 85, Rogers 3-78) v TasmaniaScorecardMoises Henriques whips one to the leg side Getty ImagesAn unbeaten century from Moises Henriques helped New South Wales put Tasmania to the sword on day...

Auckland claim the Ford Trophy after Central Districts lose 5 for 7

Just over a month after a batting collapse cost them the Super Smash title, Central Districts lost 5 for 7 in the Ford Trophy final and fell for a total they could not defend at Pukekura Park. Auckland chased...

Williamson confident of no T20 hangover

Kane Williamson is confident that New Zealand's recent problems in T20 won't damage their confidence in the one-day game as they prepare for the marquee white-ball section of the season.Until the second T20I against Pakistan at Eden Park, New...

A return to 50-over strengths after T20 troubles

Big PictureNeither of these two teams hit their straps during the T20 tri-series, a win apiece with New Zealand edging into the final then underwhelming with the bat. But this series is a meeting between two confident 50-over outfits....

Lahore collapse spectacularly around Junaid’s hat-trick

Multan Sultans 179 for 5 (Sangakkara 63, Malik 48) beat Lahore Qalandars 136 (Zaman 49, Junaid 3-24, Tahir 3-27) by 43 runsIn a nutshellThe third edition of the PSL began as inauspiciously for Lahore Qalandars as the first two,...

Stokes’ England return likely in Hamilton ODI

Ben Stokes has a strong chance of resuming his England career in Hamilton on Sunday, 155 days after he last put on the shirt, barring any reaction to his bowling workloads in training over the last few days.When Stokes...

Hendricks’ five-for restricts Australians’ lead to 109

South Africa A 220 and 55 for 0 (Hamza 25*, Malan 27*) trail Australians 329 (Cummins 59*, Bancroft 45, Hendricks 5-83) by 54 runsPat Cummins brings out a copybook defence Matt King - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty ImagesA five-wicket haul from Beuran...

Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup Qualifiers

Sean Williams and Cephas Zhuwao have been included in Zimbabwe's squad for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in a bid to strengthen the side following their 1-4 series loss to Afghanistan in UAE earlier this month.Williams and Zhuwao, who...

BCCI power struggle puts day-night Test plans on hold

The BCCI's plans to stage India's first-ever day-night Test in October is mired in a power struggle between the two power centres that currently run the board. A sharply worded mail from Vinod Rai, chief of the Committee of...

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