Cricket-Gabba curator Mitchell to pull up stumps after Ashes

Published on: Sunday, 20 August 2017 //
MELBOURNE, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test.

Cricket-Sri Lanka coach Pothas seeks free hand to lead revival

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Aug 21 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday.

Cricket-Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka

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DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 20 (Reuters) - India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals on Sunday.

Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v India scoreboard

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Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday in Dambulla, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Innings Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Jadhav 64 Danushka Gunathilaka c Rahul b Chahal 35 Kusal Mendis b A. Patel 36 Upul Tharanga c S. Dhawan b Jadhav 13 Angelo Mathews not out 36 Chamara Kapugedera run out (Kohli) 1

Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v India line-ups

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Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday in Dambulla, Sri Lanka India won toss and decided to bowl Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (capt), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Akshar P

Cricket-Bangladesh series step towards Asian conquest, says Smith

Published on: Saturday, 19 August 2017 //
DHAKA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Australia have an opportunity to improve their record in Asia when they meet Bangladesh in a two-test series starting next Sunday, captain Steve Smith has said but refused to state outright if his side were favourites to win.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Anderson, Roland-Jones make Windies suffer in day-nighter

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) - England were inspired by James Anderson and Toby Roland-Jones as they forced an outclassed West Indies side to follow on before closing in on the easiest of victories in the landmark day-night test match at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Cricket-England's Anderson and Roland-Jones dominate Windies

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 19 (Reuters) - James Anderson took three wickets and pulled off a fine run-out as England tightened their grip on the day-night test match by reducing the West Indies to a sorry 145 for eight at lunch on the third day on Saturday.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

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Aug 19 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the third day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Saturday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings 514 for 8 decl (A. Cook 243, J. Root 136, D. Malan 65; R. Chase 4-113) West Indies 1st innings (Overnight: 44-1) K. Brathwaite c Bairstow b Anderson 0 K. Powell run out (Anderson) 20 K. Hope c Stokes b Anderson 25 S. Hope b Roland-Jones

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Anderson strikes for England after Cook makes 243

Published on: Friday, 18 August 2017 //
BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - James Anderson struck an early blow after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 as England dominated the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Cook passes 200 as England turn screw on Windies

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook completed a fine double century as England advanced smoothly to 449 for four at lunch on the second day of the first test against West Indies at Edgbaston on Friday.

Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

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Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Friday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings A. Cook not out 213 M. Stoneman b Roach 8 T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8 J. Root b Roach 136 D. Malan c Blackwood b Chase 65 Extras (lb-1

Cricket-Australia captain Smith backs Khawaja for recall

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MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith has backed discarded batsman Usman Khawaja for a recall and a "big" home summer against England after he was overlooked for the test series in India.
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