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O’Keefe 12-wicket haul helps Australia crush India by 333 runs in Pune Test

PUNE: Australia beat India by 333 runs on Saturday in an outstanding victory that ended the hosts' winning streak of 19 Tests in the opening match of the series in Pune. Chasing a daunting 441, the world's top side crashed to 107 all out early in the final session after left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe's match haul of 12 wickets, handing number-two ranked Australia the upset win inside three days. O'Keefe's heroics enabled Australia to register their first Test win on Indian soil since 2004 as they took a 1-0 lead in the…

Smith ton helps Australia set India 441 to win

PUNE: Steve Smith on Saturday cracked his maiden century in India to help Australia set the hosts a daunting 441 to win the first Test in Pune. The visitors, who resumed day three on 143-4, were bowled out for 285 in an extended morning session which ended with the wicket of Steve O'Keefe (6) and lunch was called. Skipper Smith dominated play to take his overnight score of 59 to 109 as he tackled India's bowlers with aplomb till he fell to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin…

O’Keefe takes six as Australia skittle India for 105

PUNE: Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe picked up six wickets in 24 deliveries, including three in an over, to trigger a spectacular collapse and help Australia bundle out India for 105 in their first innings on the second day of the opening test on Friday. Replying to Australia's 260, world's top-ranked side India, unbeaten in their previous 19 tests, lost their last seven wickets for 11 runs as O'Keefe ran through their batting to finish with figures of 6-35, his maiden five-wicket haul. Australia took a first innings…

Paceman Umesh Yadav takes four as India restrict Australia

PUNE: Paceman Umesh Yadav claimed four wickets on a pitch that offered big turn to help India restrict Australia to 256 for nine after the touring side had made a solid start on the opening day of the four-match series on Thursday. Paceman Mitchell Starc, who would be expected by Australia to play a role similar to that of Umesh with the ball, smashed an unbeaten 57 to frustrate the hosts and take his team past 250. Earlier, David Warner made 38 and added 82 for the first wicket with Matt Renshaw after captain Steve…

Kohli, Jadhav hundreds help India chase 351 against England

PUNE: Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit centuries and combined in a 200-run stand to help India comfortably chase down a steep target of 351 against England and win the first one-day international by three wickets on Sunday. India's chase seemed over when England reduced them to 63-4 in the 12th over but captain Kohli and local boy Jadhav turned the match on its head with the hosts reaching the target with 11 balls to spare to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The touring side, who lost a five-match test series…

New IPL teams unveiled after fixing scandal

MUMBAI: Teams from the western cities of Pune and Rajkot won an auction Tuesday to compete in cricket's Indian Premier League, replacing two franchises that were banned over a corruption scandal.