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In this bonkers simulated universe we all now occupy, the India versus Australia series was off to a decider.
And that’s all she wrote, folks. A series that was never meant to be even close ended up being a thriller, but with Australia’s eight-wicket loss in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is headed back to India.
India have come away with a match win, series win, and reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar trophy on Day 4 at Dharamsala, easily reaching the target 106 inside the first session.
The Border-Gavaskar Trophy slipped out of Australia’s grasp in the space of one manic session yesterday in the fourth Test in Dharamsala.
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Expect a lot of runs in the future from the new-look Glenn Maxwell.
Steve Smith appeared to accuse Murali Vijay of cheating after the India fielder claimed a grounded catch during the Test series decider in Dharamsala.
David Warner hardly fired a shot on Australia’s tour of India – and it might have been a result of craving success too much.
Australia will almost certainly hand the Border-Gavaskar trophy back to India on day four of the Test series decider, with the hosts 0-19 after being set a victory target of just 106 runs in Dharamsala.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has published a video of an on-field verbal stoush involving Ravindra Jadeja and two Australians, which took place when the Test series decider was in the balance.
Shaun Tait, one of the fastest bowlers to play for Australia, has retired from cricket due to a chronic elbow injury.
A remarkable spell from off-spinner Nathan Lyon helped Australia into a strong position at stumps on day two of the final Test in India yesterday.
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Australian skipper Steve Smith has a serious decision to make to retain Matt Renshaw in the slips.
Day 2 at Dharamsala was another good, absorbing day of Test cricket. The intensity never dropped and where it takes us to is India 52 behind Australia with four first-innings wickets left.
Australia yesterday wasted a gilded opportunity to bat themselves into a dominant position in the fourth Test on the fastest, bounciest pitch of the series at Dharamsala.
Cricket Australia couldn’t afford to pay Steve Smith enough for his value to the Australian team.
The first day of the Test ad Dharamsala was a tale of two players, Steven Smith and Kuldeep Yadav – and with supporting actors to assist both.
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Test result: India have sealed a thrilling Test series against Australia 2-1 after winning the fourth and final test by eight wickets on Day 4.
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It has been ten years since the ninth edition of the Cricket World Cup, which began in the Caribbean on 13th March, 2007 and featured a record 16 teams.
New Zealand might hold the upper hand in the third Test against South Africa, but they will need to make things happen in a hurry when the fourth day gets underway in Hamilton if they are to fight off the threat of a draw. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT).
Nathan Lyon’s four-wicket haul stalled the hosts’ progress after tea and brought parity to a see-sawing Test between Australia and India in Dharamsala. Follow all the Day 3 action from 3pm (AEDT) right here on The Roar.
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As a teenager, I am often questioned by people about my love of Test cricket.
New Zealand will look to build on a strong start to their first innings and be hoping the weather holds off, with South Africa finding themselves in a potentially difficult situation. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 3 from 8:30am (AEDT).
A strong tone of temperance has characterised discussions about Australian cricket of late.
Day result: Day 2 at Dharamsala was another good, absorbing day of Test cricket. The intensity never dropped and where it takes us to is India 52 behind Australia with four first-innings wickets left.
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This Australia–India Test series is clearly one of the most absorbing series of recent times, regardless of what happens in Dharamsala.
Result: The first day of the Test ad Dharamsala was a tale of two players, Steven Smith and Kuldeep Yadav – and with supporting actors to assist both.
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New Zealand will look to bounce back and salvage a draw from their Test series against South Africa who dominated to take the lead last time out. Join The Roar for live scores of the third Test in Hamilton from 9am (AEDT).
We are going to get a decider! Unbelievably, the series is locked at one game each, with three different results setting up a one-Test shootout for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia in beautiful Dharamsala.
Almost to the day, 154-years after Emperor Napoleon’s dreams of conquering the world were shattered on the once beautiful fields of Waterloo, Garry Sobers’ West Indian cricket team faced their own little Waterloo in the picturesque ground of Sion Mills in Ireland.
“Righto, fellas. One of the top six has got to get a big one today if we are any chance of chasing this down.”
David Warner’s supposed ‘golden run’ in 2016 appears to be over, with the fiery left hander showing that big matches aren’t his forte.
Few would have given Australia any chance of salvaging a draw heading into the last day of the third Test in Ranchi.
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