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Renshaw continues to impress teammates

Regardless of what transpires in the Test series decider between Australia and India, Matt Renshaw has proven himself a selection masterstroke yet again.

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Unexpected Aussies stand tall in Ranchi epic

This column started as a lament, and finished as a song of praise. When writing began, before play on the final day in Ranchi, few gave Australia a hope of avoiding defeat. India appeared to have gained control of the match and, in all probability, the series.

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Dharamsala’s pacy pitch set to favour Aussies

If Australia could choose a venue for a deciding Test in India, it would likely be Dharamsala.

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Toothless Lyon in serious strife ahead of fourth Test

Nathan Lyon looked tame in the third Test without the footmarks created by injured left-arm quick Mitchell Starc. Now Australia must decide whether they would be better off picking a different bowler for the decider.

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Don’t worry Virat, batting failures happen to the best (Part 2)

In Part 1, I compared Virat Kohli’s lean batting trough in the current series against Australia with Greg Chappell in Tests and ODIs against Pakistan and the West Indies in 1981-82.

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Aussie female cricketers to get massive pay day after historic offer from Cricket Australia

The average wage of Australia’s international female cricketers is set to skyrocket following a historic Memorandum of Understanding offer from Cricket Australia to the Australian Cricketers’ Association.

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Plucky Australia banish demons of 2016

The ‘old’ Australia would today be nursing their wounds after a routine capitulation under pressure in the third Test against India. But that flighty Australian team has not been sighted since the debacle at Hobart in November.

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The Liebke Ratings: India vs Australia third Test

With the four-Test series between India and Australia locked at one game apiece, and with India holding all the precious momentum, according to Newton’s Third Law of Second Test Fightbacks, Australia had only one sensible option to keep themselves in the series.

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Defiant Handscomb and Marsh do Australia proud

Australia will go into the series deciding fourth and final Test on a huge high after Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh had played the innings of their lives yesterday at Ranchi.

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Don’t worry Virat, batting failures happen to the best (Part 1)

India’s captain and master batsman, Virat Kohli with 4497 runs at 49.90 in 56 Tests, is passing through a rough patch against Australia.

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The Test series between Australia and India is evenly poised. What twists and turns are in store ahead of the final Test?

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Australia can still draw this Test

On a day when Indians Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha sought to slowly bat Australia into the dirt, the visiting bowlers showed fantastic resilience, refusing to wilt on day four of the third Test in Ranchi.

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Ranchi will test the mettle of Australia’s batting

Cheteshwar Pujura’s patient double century at Ranchi yesterday has turned the third Test into a match only India can win.

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Australian first innings wasn’t good enough, says Lehmann

Australia’s first innings was when it all started to go wrong in Ranchi, according to coach Darren Lehmann.

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Australia and India set to go down to the wire

Clever tactics and some dynamic pace bowling from Pat Cummins helped Australia keep India at bay on day three of the third Test yesterday.

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Surprise, surprise: It’s the Steve and Glenn show

II still can’t work out what was the bigger surprise; Glenn Maxwell making a maiden Test century or Steve Smith scoring another one.

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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Pat Cummins Cricket 2017

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India's captain Virat Kohli (R) gives instructions to his pacer Varun Aaron

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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Steve Smith celebrates a run out

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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada appeals

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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The Roar of the crowd

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New Zealand vs South Africa: Cricket, second Test – Day 3 live scores

New Zealand have their backs to the wall in the second Test against South Africa but will look to come out firing with the bat and get themselves back into a favourable position on Day 3. Join The Roar for live scores from 9am (AEDT).

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India vs Australia Highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 2

A Steven Smith century and his sterling partnership with comeback man Glenn Maxwell, along with an untimely Virat Kohli injury, put Australia firmly in the driver’s seat after Day 1 of the Ranchi Test against India. Follow all the action of Day 2 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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The rise and rise of Steve Smith

By David Holden, 17 Mar 2017
The rise and rise of Steve Smith

Steve Smith came to the crease in Ranchi yesterday at 1-50. Just over 15 overs later, Australia were 3-89 and at real risk of a poor first-innings score on a wicket that was playing a lot better than expected.

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India vs Australia highlights: Third Test, cricket live scores, blog – Day 1

The JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi will be the setting as India take on Australia in the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. Follow all the action of Day 1 from 3pm (AEDT) here on The Roar.

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Why is Usman Khawaja in India?

By Red Kev, 16 Mar 2017
Why is Usman Khawaja in India?

Why is Usman Khawaja in India? It’s a pretty simple question, and one any of the selectors or Cricket Australia officials would have a great deal of trouble answering to my satisfaction.

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India vs Australia: Third Test full preview, hours of play, squads and more

India finally showed what they’re made of at home with a strong finish in the second Test in Bangalore. They’ll now be out to put Australia to the sword and take a series lead in the third Test in Ranchi.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 2nd Test – Day 1 live scores

With a disappointing draw in the books after an exciting four days of action, both New Zealand and South Africa will be aiming to take the series lead as the sides move to Wellington. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 9am (AEDT).

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Uzzie or The Big Show to replace Mitchell Marsh?

Steven Smith’s men bear a strong resemblance to Allan Border’s side of 1987, defying expectations and succeeding in India. All that could have gone right for them has. Well, almost. The one chink in their armour has been the all-rounder spot.

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Beware the Ides of March? Not if you’re a Test cricket fan

The Ides of March are come. But not gone. And while this is a day for Julius Caesar to beware, for cricket fans it’s a day to celebrate.

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Will we ever see a great left-arm wrist spinner at Test level?

As a young chinaman bowler, I know all too well the struggles of this challenging craft. I completely understand why most left-armers bowl either pace or left-arm orthodox.

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The pros and cons of selecting Glenn Maxwell for the third Test

As Australia ramp up their preparation to take on India in the third Test, at Ranchi, all eyes are on the selectors. Pat Cummins appears a like-for-like swap for the injured Mitchell Starc, but replacing busted all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is less clear-cut.

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The ten problems with Australia’s selectors

By Stephen Vagg, 13 Mar 2017
The ten problems with Australia’s selectors

Feeling a bit down after Australia blew a once-in-a-generation chance to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in India?

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Are our current cricketers being punished for past misbehaviour?

The recently concluded India vs Australia Bangalore Test was a gem as far as the quality of cricket and the swinging fortunes throughout the match were concerned.

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The Windies need results, not excuses

By Mohammed Khaoula, 13 Mar 2017
The Windies need results, not excuses

So here we are again, another new coach and new support staff, and another goal set by the new set-up of automatically qualifying for the World Cup and another failed series.

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Patrick Cummins – the replacement we deserve

Patrick Cummins is the relevant substitute for Mitchell Starc.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 1st Test – Day 5 live scores

Despite difficult batting conditions in the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa, it seems destined for a draw with the match moving slowly and rain likely to interfere. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 in Dunedin from the early time of 8:40am (AEDT).

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Australian batsman David Warner leaves the field

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South African batsman Faf du Plessis

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Shane Warne

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Steve Smith talks to Mitch Starc

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson plays a shot

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Matt Renshaw celebrates century SCG

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Australia's Steve O'Keefe celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane

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Australian captain Steve Smith gestures with umpires

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Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh

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