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Australia v England: Tourists hold nerve to take 2-0 series lead

England opener Jonny Bairstow top scored with 60 to put his side on top from the start of their chase Second ODI, Brisbane Australia 270-9 (50.0 overs): Finch 106, Root 2-31 England 274-6 (44.2 overs): Bairstow 60, Hales 57, Root 46*, Starc 4-59 England won by four wickets Scorecard England held their nerve to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series with a four-wicket victory over Australia at Brisbane. Set 271 to win after Aaron Finch hit 106, the tourists eased to 119-1 only to be checked by…

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Tim Groenewald: Somerset seamer extends deal until end of 2019

Tim Groenewald has taken 362 first-class wickets Somerset seamer Tim Groenewald has extended his contract until the end of the 2019 season. The 34-year-old South African has taken more than 150 wickets across all three formats for the Taunton side since joining from Derbyshire in June 2014. “I’m really happy to be staying. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Somerset and I wouldn’t want to play for anyone else,” he told the club website. “It’s an ambitious club and no one is happy to settle for second best.” Source link

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Ireland beat Scotland to clinch tri-series after 24-run victory in Dubai

Paul Stirling top-scored with 74 for Ireland as they piled on the runs in Dubai One-day international tri-series, Dubai Ireland 331-6 (50 overs): Stirling 74, N O’Brien 51; Whittingham 3-58 Scotland 307-9 (50 overs): Jones 74, Leask 59, MacLeod 58; Dockrell 2-43 Ireland won by 24 runs Scorecard Ireland clinched victory in the triangular one-day series in Dubai after beating Scotland by 24 runs in a high-scoring contest on Thursday. Paul Stirling top-scored with 74 for the Irish as Niall O’Brien hit 51. Andrew Balbirnie (47), Kevin O’Brien (46), Simi…

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Ben Stokes ‘extremely delighted’ to rejoin England squad

Ben Stokes made his England debut in 2011 England all-rounder Ben Stokes says he is “extremely delighted” to be available for selection again for the tour of New Zealand. The 26-year-old has not played since an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September and has now been charged with affray. Earlier on Wednesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced it would consider Stokes for selection again. “Can’t wait to get back out with the Three Lions on my chest,” he tweeted. “Representing my country is one of the greatest…

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Nathan Lyon: Nottinghamshire considering Australia spinner

Nathan Lyon has taken 290 wickets in 74 Tests for Australia Nottinghamshire are considering Australia spinner Nathan Lyon as their overseas player for the upcoming season, reports BBC Radio Nottingham. The 30-year-old played county cricket for Division Two champions Worcestershire in 2017 and took six wickets in four Championship matches. Lyon was an integral part of the Australian side that reclaimed the Ashes 4-0 earlier this month. The off-spinner took 21 wickets at an average of 29.23. Lyon is understood to be one of a number of overseas options Notts…

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Joe Mennie: Lancashire sign Australian pace bowler

Joe Mennie played one Test-Match and two One Day Internationals for Australia against South Africa in 2016. Lancashire have signed Australian pace bowler Joe Mennie for the 2018 season as the club’s overseas player. The 29-year-old, who currently plays for South Australia and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash, has taken 200 first-class wickets in 53 matches. Lancashire head coach Glen Chapple said: “It was really important that we brought in a high-quality overseas player to the club. “Joe will be involved in all three competitions throughout the season.” Mennie,…

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Arjun Tendulkar: How Sachin’s son is making a name for himself in cricket

Arjun is the only son of Sachin Tendulkar, who also has a older daughter named Sara What’s the best way for the son of India’s most famous batsman to carve a career for himself? Becoming a bowler is probably a sensible start. Sachin Tendulkar remains the most revered sportsman in India. The highest runscorer in both Test matches and one-day internationals, he amassed 34,357 international runs and his every move was scrutinised in adoration by a country where cricket for generations has been regarded as a religion. For “Son of…

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Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets in one-day tri-series

Balbirnie continued his good form after hitting a century in Ireland’s win over the UAE on Saturday One-day international tri-series, Dubai Scotland 219 (49.2 overs): Jones 87, Rankin 3-49 Ireland 223-4 (34.5 overs): Balbirnie 67, N O’Brien 55 Ireland won by six wickets Scorecard Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets to extend their winning run in the triangular one-day series in Dubai. Michael Jones hit 87 in Scotland’s total of 219 as Boyd Rankin claimed 3-49. Ireland skipper William Porterfield fell for a duck but Andrew Balbirnie’s 67 and Niall…

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