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Big Bash League Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder:Live Updates

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Adelaide Strikers had a very decent outing here at Adelaide as they were able to get a score of 175 runs for 4 wickets in their 20 overs.

Earlier in the match they won the toss and decided to bat first in a good pitch for batting.

Colin Ingram was the Star player for the Strikers as he scored 75 off just 43 balls he faced

Alex Carey supported him well by scoring 59 runs off just 40 balls.

Daniel Sams was the highest wicket taker for Thunder as he took 2 wickets for  24 runs.

Thunder need 176 runs to win from 120 balls at a run rate of 8.8 runs per over.

It will not certainly be an easy task but with helpful conditions for batsmen we might see another very exciting finish in Adelaide.

Watch whether Thunder will be able to chase this down live on our live score box now.


Are you all ready for the year of worldcup?

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Today is the last day of a wonderful year for cricket lovers.But the year we all were waiting for is waving at us as we look forward to the ICC ODI Cricket Worldcup 2019.

Things are set for the biggest encounter in Cricket world as 10 teams are ready to face each other .

It is scheduled to start on 30 th May and will be hosted by England and Wales for almost one and half months and will be conducted in Round-robin and Knockout formats.

It means there are no any groups divided and one team will play with all the other 9 teams to get on to the Semis.

4 teams that will get the highest ranking on points table will play with each other in semi finals as knock out games.

Host nation England was automatically qualified and seven other teams were qualified based on rankings automatically.They are:

1.Australia
2.Bangladesh
3.India
4.New Zealand
5.Pakistan
6.South Africa
7.Sri Lanka

Two other teams were selected based on ICC Cricket Word Cup Qualifier tournament and the two teams are:

1.Afghan…

Sri Lanka's hopes for a Test win in doubt as Angelo Mathews ruled out of Brisbane Test

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Former Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews played a crucial inning in the 1 st Test against New Zealand to get Sri Lanka a respectable draw.
He was unbeaten in second inning in 1 st match and also in  1st inning of second Test.
But as soon as we all started thinking he is back with proper fitness level ,we all were proved wrong as Hamstring problem of Angelo started troubling him again in second inning which made him retire due to injury.
He could never step back to the crease.
Unluckily for Sri Lankans it will not be the only match that Angelo Mathews will not be seen as he has been advised to stay away from the game for nearly 8 weeks and he will miss the two limited over series and 1 st Test against Australia as per the news.
He was not a part of the limited over side due to his fitness issues highlighted by coaching staff and management and he was ready to come back to New Zealand series with some new inclusion to the squad.
But he was a regular part of the Test team and we expect …

Big Bash League Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers : Match updates

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Hobart Hurricanes showed their dominance here at Aurora Stadium to get their 4 th consecutive win in the season by beating Perth Scorchers.

Hobart Hurricanes were required only  17.3 overs  to get their chase down and they went to their target with only 4 wickets lost.

Alex Doolan was the star performer for the Hurricanes to get the chase on as he scored unbeaten 41 runs off just 36 balls.

D Arcy Short scored 34 runs to assist him in the chase.

Ashton Agar bowled pretty well for Scorchers and was able to take 2 wickets for 19 runs.

Player of the match was Riley Meredith for his 3 wickets for 15 runs for Hurricanes earlier in the match.

Match summary is as follows:

PERTH SCORCHERS                               107-8(20 overs)

Ashton Agar          32                            R.Meredith    3-15

HOBART HURRICANES                          110-4(17.3 overs)

Alex Doolan         41*                            A.Agar          2-19

                           Hurricanes won by 6 wickets��������…

Big Bash League Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers:Innings break analysis

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Hobart Hurricanes had a very decent outing here at  Aurora Stadium  as they were able to limit Scorchers for 107 runs in their 20 overs.
Riley Meredith was the star performer for the Hurricanes as he took 3 wickets for 15 runs in his 4 overs.
James Faulkner and D Arcy Short 2 wickets each for Hurricanes.
For Scorchers Ashton Agar scored a good inning of 32 runs and Hilton Cartwright scored 29 to get them over the to 107.
This score does not look as a challenging score for Hurricanes.But with the strong bowling attack of Scorchers and conditions assisting the bowlers somewhat can make this match exciting.
Watch Whether Hurricanes will be able to chase this down live on our live score box now.

3 rd Test India vs Australia:Match update

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It was a historic Boxing day Test for India as they were able to beat Australia by a margin of 137 runs to make sure they will not loose the Test series.
The match started pretty well for India as they were able to score 443 runs before they decided to declare after loosing 7 wickets.
Australian reply for the 1 st inning was a very short one as they were bowled out for just 151 runs.
But Australia bowled well in their second inning and at one stage India were  44 for 5.
They decided again to declare the inning at 106 after loosing 8 wickets.
Australia got a massive chase of 399 to win and agin Australian top order could not perform well as they let themselves down to be at 135 for 5 at one stage.
But tailenders who got together with Cummins looked like taking Australia closer.But eventually they were bowled out for 261 runs,giving India a massive win by 137 runs.
Man of the match was Jasprit Bumrah for his 9 wickets in the match.
With that 4 th Test has become a must win match for Au…

3 rd Test India vs Australia:Live updates

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After a long break of rain delay match has resumed again here at M.C.G. Overnight batting pair Cummins and Lyon is fighting out in the middle to save or win the match for Aussies.

They are showing a great intent and they have already built a partnership of 46 runs and team score has been extended to 261 runs for 8 wickets.

They need further 138 runs to win and each run here will be crucial to decide the series as we reckon.

Pat Cummins who is playing a gem of an inning has scored 63 and Lyon has scored 7 as per now after 88 overs.

1 wickets here would surely do the trick for Indian bowlers who are bowling pretty well to get a historic Test win.


Big Bash League 2018/19 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades:Match Updates

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It was a very good day for Sixers as they were able to get the second win of the season by beating Renegades by 33 runs comfortably.

Earlier in the day Renegades won the toss and opted to field as usual.

They bowled pretty well to restrict Sixers for just 132 runs by taking 7 wickets in their 20 overs.

Kane Richardson was the star performer again for Renegades as he took 3 wickets for 22 runs.

But in reply Renegades only managed to score 99 runs by loosing 9 wickets in their 20 overs.

Their batsmen never got the momentum and Special bowling of bowlers like Tom curran who took 3 wickets for 18 runs and Abbot,O Keefe and Manenti who got 2 wickets each made their job harder.

Player of the match was Ben Manenti who took 2 wickets for 13 runs in his 4 overs.

Match summary is as follows:

SYDNEY SIXERS                                 132-7(20 overs)

Jordan Silk               30                      K.Richardson    3-22

MELBOURNE RENEGADES                99-9(20 overs)

M.Harvey                …

3 rd Test India vs Australia :4th day analysis

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It was a kind of an even day for both  India and Australia when considering the 4 th day performances.

But surely India is on top by far with Aussies requiring 141 runs to win by only having 2 wickets in hand,

What went wrong for Australia was their poor show in 1 st inning.If not for that it was a game well balanced for both teams.

Earlier in the day India decided to declare their inning at 106 for 8 with an lead of 398.

In reply Australian top order could not show much of a fight as they were 135 for 5 wickets at one stage.

But their tail enders showed a very good fight as they usually do to end the day at a respectable position of  258 for 8 wickets.

Pat Cummins was the real hero behind it as he was unbeaten at the end of day on 61.

Nathan Lyon also did extremely well to stay unbeaten at the end of the day on 6 runs by facing 38 balls.

Upto now Ravindra Jadeja is the highest wicket taker for India as he has taken 3 wickets for 82 runs.

Bumrah and Shami took 2 wickets each.

Match s…

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:4 th day analysis

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Similar to the 1 st Test  many people expected that this Test match could be over by 4 th day assuming based on the situation at the end of 3rd day.

But Century Partnership from Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal helped Lankans to take it to the 5 th day by loosing only 6 wickets.

Sri Lanka was going well until the injury of Angelo Mathews .But the injury to the former Sri Lankan captain who was unbeaten in last 2 innings gave an oppurtunity to get an opening and with that New Zealand managed to take 4 wickets in the day.

Sri Lanka need further 429 runs to win with 4 wickets in hand.

New Zealand bowlers bowled pretty well although wickets were hard to come by .

Neil Wagner is the highest wicket taker as per now in the 2 nd inning as he has taken 3 wickets for 47 runs.

Batsmen at the middle for Lankans are Dilruwan Perera on 22 and Suranga Lakmal on 16.

New Zealand is having the upper hand surely in this match.But still a draw is possible here if Anjelo Mathews can return to the crease…

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:Live updates

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Sri Lanka fighting out their inning slowly but steadily here at Christchurch after New Zealand team offered them a huge chase of 660 runs to win.

Unfortunately Sri Lanka lost their main batsmen Anjelo Mathews due to an injury as he retired.

That helped New Zealand to open up one end and dismiss Chandimal and Dickwella.

Sri Lanka has currently scored 184 runs for 5 wickets and they need further 476 runs to win.

Batsmen at the crease are Roshen Silva who is on 8 and Dilruwan Perera who is on 1.

After a good partnership Dinesh Chandimal was dismissed for 56 by Neil Wagner and Niroshan Dickwella was dismissed for 19 by Tim Southee.

3rd Test India vs Australia:Live updates

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Match is leading upto an exciting end as Australia is on their way to chase the score set by Indians.

Earlier in the day India declared their inning at 106 runs after the loss of 8 wickets to give Australia a huge chase of 399 runs.

In reply Australia has now scored 95 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Batsmen at the middle for Australia are Shaun Marsh on 26 and Travis Head on 16.

They are still behind the Austalian score by 304 runs and at this moment India is have the upper hand in the match.

But chase is still possible for the Australians and all what they need is one steady partnership.

Join with us again for further updates!

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:Live updates

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Another day and another good comeback by Sri Lankan batsmen as two of their relatively experienced batsmen Kusal Mendis and Dinesh Chandimal was able to build another century Partnership to add on some respect to the score board.

But eventually Kusal Mendis threw his wicket for 67 runs to a ball of Neil Wagner,

Now Sri Lanka are 128 for 3 wickets and 532 runs away from their target.

Batsmen in the middle Dinesh Chandimal scored  very good half century and Anjelo Mathews who just came to the crease is on 2.

Target still looks so far away from Sri Lanka and they will need a very special inning of atlest 200 plus runs from one of their batsmen to get this chase down.

1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Match analysis

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It was a short Test match to start a very exciting series but nevertheless a very good one.It was always expected to be a game between 2 best bowling line ups and they did not dissapoint us.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first on a seamer friendly pitch and could not get a very big score on board as they were bundle out for 181 .

But Pakistan bowlers bowled well and did put lots of pressure on South African batsmen to start up with.But contribution from tail enders of South Africa helped them to get very important 42 runs lead.

In second inning Pakstan got a good Start and looked like they are ready for a big inning with half century from Imam.But they dissapointed the expectators by getting out again for 190.

The chase of 149 was not a very big task for South Africa as they slowly and steadily acheived the target by having 6 wickets still in hand.

It was a great game of cricket for Bowlers from both teams and we expected more spicy contest over next month and for that Pak…

Peter Handscomb's hopes on Test Comeback

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Peter Handscomb showed up a special performance at Big Bash League yesterday after he was kept out from the test team due to his poor form in Tests.

Not only that Australian Cricket board was keen to add another Seaming allrounder to the team so they decided to add Mitchelle Marsh instead of Handscomb.

But Handscomb was not frustrated over the decision and he said :

''Team balance was a big thing for the squad and we have seen we really need Mitch Marsh to bowl those overs''

He has scored only one 50 in last 15 innings and he said he is  trying to get away from his Poor form and has talked about it with their head Coach.

There were some talks about taking Handscomb back to the test team for 4 th Test.But Handscomb believe Mitch will be preferred over him if pitch is flat and Spinning.

He admitted that it is hard to comeback on back to Test Squad but he is determined to put his hands up and work on getting back to the side.

1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Live updates

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South Africa are 84 runs away from winning the 1 st Test here at Super Sports Park with 9 wickets still in hand.

This match seems like ending up as a very short Test match with indifferent conditions.

South Africa got a chase of 149 runs to win after Pakistan were bowled out for 190 runs yesterday for their second inning.

Pakistan got a good start when Aiden Markram was bowled out for a duck by Hasan Ali.

But the current pair at the crease has built on 65 runs partnership to get South Africa closer to a win.

Current pair at the crease are Hashim Amla on 34 and Dean Elgar on 27.

Pakistan will have to show something really special to get a win here and it is not still impossible if they can get an opening.

3 rd Test India vs Australia :Live updates

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India managed to bowled out Australia for 151 runs to get a huge 1 st inning lead of  292 runs going into the second inning.

Jasprit Bumrah was the main wicket taker who helped them to get a big lead as he took 6 wickets for just 33 runs.

But India did not enforce the follow on and decided to bat again and extend their lead before they put Australia to bat again.

Playing in the second inning India has now scored 26 for no wickets

Batsmen batting at the crease are Hanuma Vihari on 12 and Debutant Mayank Agarwal on 14

India has incresed their lead upto 318 runs and any lead over 400 would surely be a huge task for Australia as we reckon.

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:Live updates

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New Zealand did finally decided to declare their inning after a very dominant display of batting in their second inning.

They managed to score 585 runs for 4 wickets before they decided to declare and put Sri Lanka into bat.

New Zealand only managed to score 178 runs in their 1 st innings but bowled well to restrict Sri Lanka for 104 runs.

With the 1 st inning lead New Zealand now has set a very big chase of  660 runs to the Sri Lankans.

In New Zealand second inning Tom Latham scored another beautiful inning of 176 runs and Henry Nicholls scored 162.

Lahiru Kumara was able to take 2 wickets for Sri Lanka.

Watch whether Sri Lanka will be able to chase this down live on teamdfacto.com

3 rd Test India vs Australia :Live updates

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India is dominating Australia here at Melbourne Cricket Ground as they were able to send 6 top order batsmen to the dugout after their huge 1 st inning score of 443 for 7 wickets.

Australia has currently scored 133 runs for 6 wickets and trailing India's score of  310 runs .

Batsmen at the middle for Australia are Tim Paine on 19 and Pat Cummins on 13.

India played a very slow inning when they were batting but slowly built up the score by valuing the wickets more.

Australian low order will have to do something similar here as we reckon to come back again to the match.

Join with us again for further updates.


Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars:Match update

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Finally Melbourne Stars managed to get their 1 st win in the tournament by beating Sixers today very comfortably here at Sydney.

Earlier in the day Melbourne stars won the toss and decided to put Sixers into bat first.

But Sixers could not get somewhere even closer to a Par score as they could only get 130 in their 20 overs by loosing nine wickets.

Coleman and Sandeep Lamichhane bowled pretty well  for Stars by taking 3 wickets and 2 wickets respectively to restrict Sixers for 130.

In reply Melbourne Stars reached the targt in just 14.5 overs with 5 wickets still in  hand.

Peter Handscomb who recently joined Stars showed his worth by scoring 70 runs off just 35 balls and  received a well deserved Man of the match title.

Match summary is as follws:

SYDNEY SIXERS                                         130-9(20 overs)

Jordan Silk           41                                  J.Coleman      3-18

MELBOURNE STARS                                   132-5(14.5 overs)

P.Handscomb       70      …

1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Live updates

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It is the second day 3 rd session here at Super Sport Park as Pakistan is fighting out their second inning at 130 for 3 wickets.

Earlier in the day South Africa managed to end up at 223 for all 10 wickets and  got a valuable 42 runs lead in this pitch.

In reply Pakistan batsmen are showing much more application and intent and showing a much better performance here.

Pakistan are currently leading by 88 runs and we think any lead above 240 here would certainly give them a good chance of winning this one.

Batsmen batting at the middle for Pakistan are Shan Masood on 48 and Asad Shafiq on 6.

Earlier in the inning Imam Ul Haq scored 57 runs to get Pakistan the start they needed before he was bowled by Oliver.

Surprisingly Oliver has taken all 3 wickets in the inning upto now  for just 32 runs and he is seriously edging over his senior partners Steyn and Rabada.


1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Live updates

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It is the morning session of second day here in Super Sport Park as South Africa is building up their reply to the Pakistan 1 st inning score of 181.

South Africa has currently scored 146 runs for 6 wickets and trail Pakistan score still by 35 runs.

Batsmen at the middle are Temba Bavuma on 47 and Quinton De Kock has just joined him after the wicket of  Dale Steyn who was just out to a ball of Hasan Ali.

Both teams look even in their performances upto now as both teams struggled in batting and both teams bowled pretty well in conditions favouring to bowlers.

Only Bavuma and De kock can be the difference between 2 teams and even the 40 odd runs lead could be very crucial for South Africa if they can get that.

In Pakistan point of view they should try to get another opening here and attack lower order to get a 1 st inning lead.

Watch the live score now on our score box and we will come back again with further updates!

3 rd Test India vs Australia:Live updates

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Australia managed to take 3 wickets for 68 runs after the massive partnership between Pujara and Kholi.

However Kholi who was aiming up another 100 here could not reach there as he was dismissed by Mitchelle Starc for 82 runs.

Pujara was also  dismissed by Pat Cummins for 106 runs and Rahane was dismissed finally by Nathan Lyon who is bowling pretty well  but who could not take a wicket earlier due to poor fielding by Aussies.

India has currently scored 369 runs for 5 wickets and batsmen at the middle are Rohit Sharma who is on 30 and Pant who is on 2.

Another 50 to 60 runs here will surely put India in a strong position and sometimes we would even see a declaration after 400 as we assume it as a good score here on this pitch and as we are already closing up to the end of second day .


2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand :Live updates

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It is the 3 rd session of the second day here at Christchurch as New Zealand are leading towards a dominant position by extending their lead upto 226 runs now.

In reply to New Zealands 1 st inning of 178,Sri Lanka were only able to add 104 runs to the scoreboard and gave New Zealand a lead of 74 runs.

With that confidence in hand,New Zealand batsmen came to the crease and executed themselves well to take the game on from 1 st ball.

They have currently score 152 runs in the second inning for just 1 wicket and Batsmen at the middle are Tom Latham on 49 and Kane Williamson on 23.

Dilruwan Perera was able to dismiss Jeet Raval earlier for 74 runs.

3 rd Test India vs Australia:Live Updates

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Cheteshwar Pujara gets another century in the tournament as he gets his 17 th  hundred in his Test Career.

The century from Pujara(104*) and 71* from Kholi has now extended their 1 st inning score to 280 runs for 2 wickets and has started taking India into a dominating position.

This looks like a very good pitch for batsmen by seeing the way these 2 are able to dominate the bowlers but we are expecting more assistant for  bowlers going into the end of the test.

Anything above 400 here will give India the upper hand and Australia will surely have to show something really special to get back into track again.




3 rd Test India vs Australia:Live updates

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India is having a very good time here at Melbourne as they have been able to extend the score upto 247 runs for 2 wickets as per now after 105 th overs of the inning.

The two batsmen at the middle  Pujara who is on 83 and Virat Kholi on 61 has been able to show their dominance to Australian bowlers by playing a steady inning.

India is moving well for a 400 plus score here and in a pitch where average 1 st inning score is 309 ,It would be a very competitive score if India can acheive it.

Pitch did not assist Aussie bowlers much as they expected and they will surely have to take few quick wickets here to stop India take the game away from them.

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand:Live updates

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Fist hour of the second day was filled with action as New Zealand were able to bowled out Sri Lanka for just 104 runs by taking 6 quick wickets.

When the day started Sri Lanka were having 6 wickets in hand with a deficit less than 100 but  they could not get any momentum to their inning after they lost Roshen Silva when the score was 94.

Last 5 wickets of the inning were taken for just 10 runs courtesy of remarkable bowling by Tim Southee and Trent Boult.

Trent Boult was able to take 6 wickets for 30 runs while Southee took 3  wickets for 35 runs.

Anjelo Mathews was able to saty unbeaten at 33 and he was the highest scorer for Sri Lanka.

New Zealand team is currently playing their second inning at 36 for no wickets and the current lead has now extended upto 110 runs for New Zealand.

Watch the live score now on teamdfacto.com now .

1 st Test South Africa vs Pakistan:Live updates

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South African bowlers are doing pretty well here at Super Sports Park as they have been able to send 6 Pakistan batsmen to the dugout back for 87 runs.

Batsmen at the middle are Babar Azam on 10 and Mohammad Amir on 1 and they are having great responsibility in their shoulders to take Pakistan to a respectable score.

Average 1 st inning score at Super Sports Park is 334 and Pakistan are so far away from that.

But if they can atleast get onto 200 from here they might be able to challenge South Africa to make a game out of it.

Watch whether Pakistan will be able to get somewhere closer live on teamdfacto.com now

1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Live updates

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Good morning everyone from Super Sport Park we are here providing you the live action of Pakistan vs South Africa 1 st Test.

Earlier in the day Pakistan won the toss and chosen to bat first and in some kind of a concirn right now as they lost 2 early wickets.

They are currently batting at 38 for 2 after 11 overs and trying to build sime kind of a strong platform to build on .

Batsmen at  the middle are Azhar Ali on 12 and Shan Masood on 14.

Average 1 st inning score here at Super Sports Park is 334 and pitch does not look bad for batting so Pakistan will have to atlease get a score around 300 to stay competitive.

Watch the live score now on our score box now and join with us again for further updates!


3rd Test India vs Australia: Live updates

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Indian opener Mayank Agarwal and one down  batsmen Pujara has been able to build a very good platform for the rest of the batsmen to come as per now as they have now added 113 runs for 1 wicket here in Melbourne.

50 overs are already over here in the Boxing day and India seems like they are planning a slow progress toward 300 runs mark that can let them possible to put pressure on Australia.

Mayank Agarwal is playing a great hand here for the progress of the Indian 1 st inning score as he has added on 66 not out as per now.

Pujara who is on the other end has added 33 runs at the moment and looks like both batsmen are very comfortable in the middle.

Australia will surely need a wicket or two quickly as possible to stop India take the game away from them.

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand :Tea Break analysis

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The second session looked even in performances for both teams as New Zealand were able to add 100 runs odd in the session while Sri Lanka was able to get few wickets and at the end of session score board showed 175 for 8..

Looking at the overall match we can say Sri Lanka still are on top of the game as pitch seems like it has become more helpful for batsmen and look like it is easing up a bit with some of the shots played by New Zealand tail enders.

But Sri Lanka could have get all the wickets of New Zealand for even less than 100 or 120 odd but they could not stop the flow of runs and it swung the momentum back to New Zealand.

But few wickets at end helped Lankans to get the momentum which they lost by giving free runs.

Average score here in 1 st inning is 308 and  from here New Zealand should look at a score around 250 to stay alive in the game .

In Sri Lanka's point of view they should try to take other 2 wickets quickly as possible as they can minimize the score as much as p…

3 rd Test India vs Australia:Lunch break analysis

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It was a good first sesssion for India after choosing to bat first as they were able to ended up with minumum damage and was able to get 57 runs on board.

At the end of the session India are 57 for 1 wicket and Hanuma Vihari was the batsmen who got out to a short ball by Cummins for 8 runs.

Being new to this level Mayank Agarwal applied himself well and was able to be stay unbeaten on 37 at the end of session as Pujara is in the other end on 10.

Pitch looks good for batting and anything around 300 would give India a good chance to compete well in this match.

Watch the live action after the break on our website.

2 nd Test Sri Lanka vs New Zealand :Live updates

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Sri Lanka is completely dominating New Zealand here at Christchurch as New Zealand is struggling to get any kind of momentum to their inning infront of powerful Sri Lankan pace attack.

They are currently 72 for 6 wickets and  batsmen at the middle are BJ Watling on 19 and Tim Southee on 2.

Sri Lanka has gone with 3 different kind of Pacers in Lakmal,Kumara and Chameera for the test and Suranga Lakmal has become the main Weapon for the Lankans as per now as he has taken 4 wickets for 28 runs in their 15 overs.

Lahiru Kumara has got the other wicket and Ross Taylor was run out.

New Zealand will have to try at get anything around 150 to 200 here in this green pitch and hopes they can bowl as equal as Sri Lanka to get their momentum back

Watch the live score now on teamdfacto.com.



1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Match preview

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Another testing series for Pakistan is coming back as they are all set to meet South Africa in their home tracks.

Lots of cricket lovers are eagerly waiting for the Boxing day test and we thought of giving you the idea about possible team xi's with the news coming up from dugouts.

At first Pakistan will miss the service of  Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan as we mentioned in posts earlier so the 4 bowlers that is likely to play for tommorow's test will be Mohammed Amir,Shaheen Afridi,Hasan Ali and Yasir Shah as we expect Pakistan will go with 7 to 4 ratio of batsmen and bowlers tommorow.

Fakhar Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq is expected to play as openers tommorow and the possible playing xi for Pakistan is as follws:

1. Fakhar Zaman
2.Imam ul Haq
3.Azhar Ali
4.Haris Sohail
5.Asad Shafiq
6.Babar Azam
7.Sarfraz Ahmed 
8.Hasan Ali
9.Yasir Shah
10.Mohammad Amir
11.Shaheen Shah Afridi

South Africa is likely to go with same combination in bowling attack as they will use 3 Pacers and service …

Three changes in India's playing xi as they prepare for Boxing day test

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Three changes are expected to happen in India's starting xi for the Boxing day Test after their defeat to Australia in the second test.

Indian openers did not have a very good time at the crease in first two tests and was not even close to the expectation as they rarely spent few minutes at the crease.

So forced change has happen in the side and India has decided to test two completely new openers for the 3 rd Test.

They are Mayank Agarwal who is yet to make his debut and Hanuma Vihari who played in middle order in the second test.

Also Rohit Sharma is set to play for the third test in the middle order in the position which Hanuma Vihari played earlier.

India went with all pace in second test and that did result in a failure.This time they have decided to play Ravindra Jadeja in place of  a pacer to add another perspective to their attack.

Playing xi for India is as follows:

1.Mayank Agarwal
2.Hanuma Vihari
3.Cheteshwar Pujara
4.Virat Kholi
5.Ajinkya Rahane
6.Rohit Sharma
7.Risha…

All rounder returns for Boxing day Test

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Australia has named their playing xi for the Boxing day test and has made one change in the team by replacing an all rounder for Peter Handscomb who is a pure batsmen.

They have included Mitchelle Marsh and as per the captains view this move has been done due to need of strengthening their pace attack and inorder to manage the workload of the bowlers by getting an additional bowling option included.

But captain Tim Paine hinted a possibility of including Handscomb again for the 4 th test by saying Sydeney pitch would be much helpful for the spinners and Handscomb is one of their best batsmen wo can play spinners pretty well.

Australia xi named for the 3 rd Test is as follws:

1.Aaron Finch
2.Marcus Harris
3.Usman Khawaja
4.Shaun Marsh
5.Travis Head
6.Tim Paine
7.Mitchelle Marsh
8.Pat Cummins
9.Mitchelle Starc
10.Nathan Lyon
11.Josh Hazlewood



Mohammad Abbas ruled out of Boxing day test

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Sad news for Pakistan team before Boxing day test as one of their main players Mohammad Abbas is likely to be ruled out from the 1 st Test against South Africa.

He has been suffering from a Shoulder injury during the New Zealand series and was not able play the 3 rd Test.

Pakistan were hoping him to recover for the South African series but he has not able to recover from it yet.

Also Shadab Khan is also not available for the first test due to an injury .

But Fakhar Zaman is fit again after missing few tests and expected to play the first Test against South Africa.

With absence of Abbas Shaheen Afridi,Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali will be the options in fast bowling department as per our view and we expect them to play 1 spinner and Yasir Shah is the most likely option as we guess.

Big Bash League:Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder:Match updates

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Another day and another win for Thunder as they were able to get their second consecutive win in the tournament by beating  Sixers by 21 runs.

Earlier in the day Sixers won the toss and opted to field first as most of the teams did upto now.

But Thunder grabbed their oppurtunity by both hands and was able to add 169 runs for 9 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

In reply Sixers could only reach 148 runs for 9 wickets at the end of their 20 overs.

Jos Buttler was the the main man for  Thunder as he was able to score 63 runs off just 37 balls and played shots all around the park.

He was judged as Player of the match and rightly so.

For Sixers Tom Curran showed a special performance by hitting 62 runs off just 40 balls and was able to get 3 wickets for 24 runs.

Match summary is as follows:

SYDNEY THUNDER                             169-9(20 overs)

Jos Buttler              63                             Tom Curran 3-24

SYDNEY SIXERS                                   148-9(20 overs)

Tom Curra…

Big Bash League Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars:Match updates

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Hurricanes got their second win in the tournament by beating Stars comfortably by 6 wickets.

Earlier in the day Stars were only able to add on 155 runs by loosing 5 wickets which was always a below par Score in this pitch as we said earlier.

In reply Hurricanes  showed a very strong performance by acheiving their target in just 18.4 overs and with 6 wickets still left in the hand.

Hurricanes got into a good start and was able to continue their momentum with the help of Mathew Wade who scored 52 and D Arcy Short who scored 34.

Talented Sandeep Lamichhane from Nepal was able to get 3 good wickets for Stars by giving only 24 runs in his 4 overs.

Player of the match was D Arcy Short.

Match summary is as follows:

MELBOURNE STARS                                155-5(20 overs)

Glenn Maxwell           47                          Jofra Archer    3-25

HOBART HURRICANES                             156-4(18.4 overs)

Mathew Wade             52                          S.Lamichhane  3-24

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Little fighter included in Australian Test Squad for Boxing day test

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The ongoing test series between Australia and India is becoming one of the most exciting test series a fan can ever Witness.

It was filled with aggressiveness and so much exciting moments in last 2 tests.But what we are going to say now will be very emotional if you are cricket fan who loves the spirit of the game.

Australia has named a new member to their squad who is a leg spinner from Adelaide to strengthen their side.

Speciality of him is he is just 7 year old who had a dream to captain Australia one day.

His name is Archie Schiller and he is all set to make his debut for Australia in the Boxing day test just after Christmas.

The little fellow is  suffering from a heart ailment but his dream to play for the country could not be stopped by that.

Little Archie has got to know about his inclusion in the test squad over a phone call by Australian Coach Justin Langer.

He has already started his practise session with Australian squad and he will captain Australia along with Tim Paine i…

Big Bash League Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars:Innings break analysis

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It is the Christmas Eve here in Hobart as Hurricanes takes on Stars for their initial meet up in the season.

Earlier in the match Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and said they will field first.

Putting into bat first Stars were not able to get a very big score on the board as they scored 155 runs for 5 wickets.

Captain Maxwell scored highest score for the Stars as he was able to play a good inning of 47 runs off  just 31 balls.

Nick Larkin gave him a great support by scoring 45 runs off  just 33 balls.

But it was still not enough for Stars as we reckon because we think 170 is the par score here in supportive pitch for batsmen.

Jofra Archer once again proved his worth to Hurricanes by executing a terrific spell of 3 wickets for 25 runs in his 4 overs.

Hurricanes will need 156 runs to win in 120 balls at a run rate of 7.8 runs per over.

Watch whether Hurricanes will be able to chase this down live on our website now.

Shakib Al Hasan and Carlos Brathwaite rise up in the rankings

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Bangladesh Captain had a very good T20 series with West Indies team despite of his team loosing the series by 2 matches to 1 margin.

With 103 runs in the series including 42 runs in the second T20 which helped them to win the match has helped him to move upto the 37 th position in T20 batsmen rankings.

Not only in batting but also in bowling rankings he has been able to increse his rank upto 7 th position with points gain from 8 wickets in the series of 3 matches.

Shakib is known as one of the best all rounders in current era and ranked at No 1  and No2 position in Test and ODI rankings currently.

With this performance in T20 series he has been able to ensure his position at No 2 now in latest T20I all-rounder rankings.

The opposition captain Carlos Brathwaite has been able to improve his bowling ranking by  8 places to be the 22 nd in the rankings.

But both West Indies and Bangladesh teams are ranked at No 7 and No 10 respectively without any change in positions of  the rankings aft…

New Zealand Super Smash 2018-19:Otago vs Canterbury:Match updates

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Otago was able to get their first points on the board in the 1 st match of the season as they were able to beat Canterbury in a thriller match.

Cantebury who won the toss decided to bat earlier in the day and was able to get a strong score of 184 runs for just 5 wickets in their 20 overs.

But the reply from Otago was even greater as they were able to chase it down in 19.3 overs with 5 wickets still in hand.

Hamish Rutherford led the chase with  an aggresive 54 runs from just 29 balls by hitting the bowlers all around the park.

Match summary is as follows:

CANTERBURY                                                     184-5(20 overs)

Stephen Murdoch          54                                C.Viljoen     2-13

OTAGO                                                                   188-5(19.3 overs)

H.Rutherford                 54                                 K.Jamieson  2-40

                                      Otago won by 5 wickets

England Pacer rules out of the season due to injury problems

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It is not very good news if you are a Hobart Hurricanes fan as  one of their main overseas player Tymal Mills  will not be seen in action due to an Injury.

He has been ruled out due to a Hamstring injury and could be out of game for about 2 months as per the news.

He has had the Hamstring problem for few years and he has injured himself again in the practise match he played for Hurricanes while preparing for the tournament.

The young Pacer has played 5 International matches for England national team and played a vital role in Royal Challengers Bangalore Franchise in Indian Premier League.

He is famous for his change ups and he got a very effective variations within himself and specialized for bowling death overs specially in T20s.

He has had these injury problems over the time from 2015 and was advised to manage his workload being a pacer.

We wish him a speedy recovery and hopes to see him back soon

Big Bash League:Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades:Match updates

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It was a great encounter and thriller match at Adelaide as Renegades were able to get the second consecutive win of the season by beating defending Champions Strikers at their own Fortress.

In reply to a very good score by Adelaide,Renegades got into an aggresive start and was able to continue the momentum throughout the inning .

But it was not so easy as it is said because at one point Renegadesh were 82 for 5 wickets after 11 overs.But fall in wickets did not matter a lot for the strong Renegades batting order as Former Afghan captain Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian was able to built 94 runs partnership for the 6 th wicket to get Renegades over the line.

Daniel christian scored unbeaten 49 runs while Nabi got together with him and scored unbeaten 48 runs.

Stanlake and Rashid Khan was able to take 2 wickets each for Strikers.

Player of the match was Daniel Christian.

With that Renegades ensure that they are at top of the points table.

Match Summary is as follows:

ADELAIDE STRIKERS…

Big Bash League:Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades:Innings break analysis

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It is the innings break here at Adelaide as Strikers ended up at a score of 174 runs for 5 wickets at the end of their 20 overs.

Earlier in the match Renegades won the toss and opted to field first .

Putting into bat first Strikers lost their opener Alex Carey for 5 runs  and were 63 for 3  in the 9 th over of the inning.

But 104 runs patnership from Matthew Short and Jonathan Wells helped them get over to a respectable score of 174 runs.

Highest scorer for Strikers was Matthew Short who scored 65 runs for his team.

Kane Richardson bowled pretty well for Renegades by taking 2 wickets for 39 runs.

Renegades will need 175 runs to win from 20 overs at a run rate of 8.75 runs per over.

Watch the Renegades chase live on our website now.


We get good starts more often than not-Windies captain on series win

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Windies managed to get a series win finally over Bangladesh Yesterday by winning the series decider T20 by 50 runs .

Windies Captain Carlos Brathwaite was very excited after the series win and expressed his view on series after the match by saying;

''I am very happy.We wanted to be aggresive and we wanted to be positive .In all three matches we have batted really well''

He also did not forget to say''We made 80 odd runs in two T20 matches in the power play.So,if we show intent,we can get a very good start more often than not.''

Not only that he also praised his young fast bowler Keemo Paul for his magnificent effort of 5 wickets for 15 runs in Yesterday's match.

Not only him but also Shakib Al Hasan ,Bangladesh captain praised his bowlers for coming back strong in the last few overs of the match yesterday to limit windies for 190 runs,

He also did not forget to say that'' So many players stood up in the series,Liton with the bat and Mehidy …

Women's Big Bash League:Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars:Match updates

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Adelaide Strikers were able to get their second win on the board today with a magnificent all round performance over Melbourne Stars.

In reply to the Strikers inning of 172 runs ,Stars were only able to add on  153 runs by loosing 9 wickets.

Sophie Devine had one of the best matches in her life time as she was able to take a fifer in additon to the 95 runs she scored off 60 balls while she was batting.

She was named as the player of the match without any doubt for her 95 runs and 5 wickets for 41 runs.

Stars chase started pretty well to be honest but 172 was always too much for them with lost of regular wickets and at the end they were short by 19 runs.

Match summary is as follows:

ADELAIDE STRIKERS                                  172-3(20 overs)

Sophie Devine               95                          A.Sutherland     1-17

MELBOURNE STARS                                     153-9(20 overs)

M.Du Preez                   33                          S.Devine            5-41

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Women's Big Bash League:Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars:Live updates

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It was a very good batting effort by the Adelaide Strikers to get themselves on top after being  put into bat first here at Adelaide.

Starting with considerably aggresive start they lost 2 early wickets for just 31 runs even befor the end of 5 th over of the match.

But Sophie Devine and Bridget Patterson was able to build on a big partnership of 131 runs to get Strikers on to a respectable score of 172 runs.

Sophie Devine scored magnificent 95 off just 60 balls and went at a very high strike rate of 158.33

Bridget Patterson scored unbeaten 51 off 42 balls to give Devine the freedom to score.

Sutherland,Erin and Hancock took 1 wicket each for Stars.

Stars need 173 runs off 120 balls at a required run rate of  8.65 runs per over to win the match.

Join with us again for further updates!

UAE Seamer retires from International cricket

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Amjad Javed who has take 42 International wickets for United Arab Emirated in just 37 matches has decided his time is up to give others a chance to play in the Team.

38 year old has announced his retirement by a Official Tweet by saying;

''Never easy but it 's time to take retirement from UAE cricket and enjoy watching it as a fan''

He has also thanked Emirates Cricket,Asian Cricket Council and International cricket council for providing a platform to lead and represent UAE at highest level.

Javed played his final International match against Nepal in year 2017.

He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in year 2008 and made his T20I debut against Netherlands in 2014.

He was not only playing the role of a bowler but he recognize himself as an all rounder who averages 19.91 in ODIs and 18.06 in T20s.

We wish him all the best for his life after retirement from teamdfacto.com