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Australia reclaims Ashes with crushing victory in third Test

PERTH: Australia won back the Ashes after bowling England out cheaply despite rain delays and a pitch controversy to secure an innings win on the final day of the third Test in Perth on Monday. Having confirmed his status as the world's best batsman with a match-winning double century, Steve Smith added victorious Ashes captain to his ever-expanding resume as England were dismissed for 218 in their second innings in the last Ashes Test to take place at the WACA Ground. That gave the home side an innings-and-41-run win…

Cricket: Sri Lankan players try out face masks to combat Delhi pollution

It happened for very 'first time' in international cricketing history that players were seen wearing face masks to combat air pollution on field.  Sri Lankan players on Sunday were seen with masks during the third Test match against India at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. The play was halted for more than 10 minutes after the visiting team lodged a protest at hazardous pollution inside the stadium. The sight of seeing Sri Lankan cricketers donning face masks on the field bothered commentators Sanjay…

Kohli double century powers India to 500-5 in third Test

NEW DELHI: Skipper Virat Kohli cracked his second successive double century to compound Sri Lanka's misery as India took lunch on 500 for five on day two of the third Test on Sunday. Kohli, batting on 225, was not in his element after starting the day on 156, battling a back problem while getting regular help from the physio. But nevertheless Kohli combined with overnight partner Rohit Sharma, who scored 65, to put on 135 runs for the fifth wicket. Sri Lanka got some relief when Sharma was caught behind off left-arm…

Dominica Test: West Indies 152-4 at tea in third test against Pakistan

ROSEAU, Dominica: Azhar Ali's part-time leg-spin broke a stubborn fourth-wicket partnership as the West Indies reached 152 for four in reply to Pakistan's first innings 376 at tea on the third day of the third and final Test on Friday. Having batted grittily for almost three hours at Windsor Park in Dominica, Shai Hope mistimed a drive off the very last ball of the afternoon session to be caught for 29, ending a 55-run partnership with Roston Chase. Chase will resume in the final session on 41 with Vishaul Singh…

Third Test: Pakistan to play series decider against Windies today

ROSEAU: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan will play the last Test of their illustrious careers in the series decider against West Indies set to get underway on Wednesday (today) in Dominica. Windsor Park will host only the fifth Test in its history and will be the stage on which the West Indies will seek to prove that their last week win in Barbados was no fluke. The home side has won only one test, lost two and drawn remaining in the brief playing history of this ground. The Test will be the big…