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South Africa, India battle for top spot again

DURBAN: South Africa and India will vie for the world number one ranking again when they meet in a six-match one-day international series, starting at Kingsmead on Thursday.  The one-day games start just five days after India retained their top ranking in Tests, although second-placed South Africa closed the points gap by winning the series 2-1. South Africa are on top of the International Cricket Council one-day rankings by a slender one point from India. With the points adjusted after each match, there is the…

Fluent Liverpool beat West Brom but miss out on top spot

LIVERPOOL: A fluent Liverpool moved second in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday but will rue missing the prize of top spot a larger margin of victory would have secured. Victory by at least two goals would have put Juergen Klopp's side ahead of Arsenal and when Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho scored in the first half it looked good for the rampant Reds. Mane volleyed in Roberto Firmino's perfectly flighted pass after 20 minutes and with Liverpool attacking in waves Coutinho…