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Watch: Adam Zampa’s attempt of ‘Mankading’ overturned by third umpire in Big Bash League | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Leg-spinner Adam Zampa's attempt of 'Mankading' Tom Rogers at the non-striker's end has been overturned by the third umpire during a Big Bash League (BBL) match between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.Melbourne Stars skipper Zampa ran out Rogers at the non-striker’s end for taking a run before the delivery was completed but the decision was soon reviewed and the third umpire overturned it since Zampa's arm had gone past the "vertical".Spicy, spicy scenes at the MCG. Not out is the call...debate away, friends! #BBL12 https://t.co/N6FAjNwDO7— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) 1672739472000The reason behind overturning the decision was due to the angle of Zampa’s bowling arm. The third-umpire found the leggie’s bowling arm was beyond t...
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WATCH: Mitchell Starc threatens Theunis de Bruyn with ‘Mankad’ dismissal after batsman crosses the line | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Mitchell Starc threatened South Africa number three Theunis de Bruyn with a 'Mankad' dismissal on Thursday after the batsman wandered way outside his crease at the non-striker's end during the second Test in Melbourne.The run-out dismissal, named after former India all-rounder Vinoo Mankad, is legal but has long generated debate as to whether it is in the spirit of the game.On day four at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as Australia wrapped up a thumping innings and 182-run victory, paceman Starc aborted a ball during his run-up after seeing De Bruyn leave his crease early."Just stay in your crease, it’s not that hard," Starc barked at him."The line's there for a reason, mate."If I was De Bruyn, I will keep doing itBecause it's practically impossible for a fast bowler to mankad...
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2nd Test: Australia thrash South Africa by innings and 182 runs to seal series | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: A depleted Australian attack secured an innings and 182-run victory over South Africa in the second Test on Thursday, wrapping up the series with a match to spare after the visitors' batting woes were rudely exposed once more.Needing 386 runs to make Australia bat again after the hosts had declared on a mammoth 575 for eight, the Proteas were bowled out for 204, with two farcical run-outs hastening their demise before tea on day four at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Australia's win, their fourth in successive Tests in the home summer, shored up top spot in the World Test Championship, while underlining their number one ranking in the format.With all-rounder Cameron Green unable to bowl and Mitchell Starc with an injured middle finger on his bowling hand, Australia showed plent...
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Melbourne Cricket Ground looks into hosting India vs Pakistan Test

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is looking into the possibility of hosting a Test match between India and Pakistan, who have not played each other in the longest format of the game since 2007 with bilateral cricket between the neighbours suspended. Since India hosted Pakistan in a bilateral limited overs series in 2013 the pair have only competed against each other at 20- and 50-overs World Cups and the Asia Cup. The last time they met was at the Twenty20 World Cup in October, where more than 90,000 fans piled into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch India win a last-ball thriller. MCC Chief Executive Stuart Fox said the atmosphere at that match showed there would be no problem filling the venue for a test series between the two. “The atmosphere for that game, I’ve never felt anythin...
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‘The pride of South Australia…Alex Carey is a centurion in Test cricket’: Commentators in awe of Carey’s maiden ton

“Tension builds around the MCG, the slow hand claps…he starts to gather momentum as Marco Jansen approaches the crease, he is through the crease.” “To Carey…it’s wide…he cuts it…Green’s got his hands in the air celebrating before Carey has the opportunity to. Alex Carey, a maiden Test 100, the pride of South Australia…Alex Carey is a centurion in Test cricket.” Australian presenter Mark Howard, who was commentating alongside former South African pacer Morne Morkel, was in total awe of Alex Carey’s maiden Test hundred on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. The century came before Australia declared their innings at 575 for eight, bringing tea early on day three of the second Test with South Africa’s hopes of levelling the series all but gone. Watch: “The pride of South Australia… A...
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Australia vs South Africa, 2nd Test: David Warner’s double century powers Australia to 386/3 on Day 2 | More sports News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Opener David Warner battled through searing heat to hit an epic unbeaten 200 in his 100th Test on Tuesday before retiring in pain as Australia consolidated their advantage against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.On a scorching day, the hosts were 386-3 at stumps on day two of the second Test, leading by 197 after the Proteas were dismissed in their first innings for 189.Travis Head was not out 48 with Alex Carey on nine.Steve Smith (85) and Marnus Labuschagne (14) were the only wickets to fall. But worryingly for Australia, Cameron Green, who took 5-27 in South Africa's first innings, also retired hurt after a nasty rap on the finger from Anrich Nortje.Smith and Warner's 239-run partnership took the game further away from South Africa, whose bowlers toiled in tem...
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David Warner hits century in 100th Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia's veteran opener David Warner roared back to form by slamming a century in his 100th Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The left-handed batsman, who ended his almost three-year century drought, achieved the milestone on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa.In the process, the 36-year-old also became the eighth Australian to complete 8,000 Test runs.David Warner celebrates his 100th Test with a brilliant century 🙌Watch #AUSvSA LIVE on https://t.co/CPDKNxoJ9v (i… https://t.co/fZd7R4ixbQ— ICC (@ICC) 1672109192000It was his first Test century since January 2020 as he proved the doubters wrong with an aggressive 144-ball knock, hitting eight fours.He brought up his 25th century with a boundary, punching the air in celebration.He had insisted before...
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David Warner becomes second batter to score a double hundred in 100th Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia's veteran opener David Warner created history by becoming the second batter after Joe Root to make a double century in his 100th Test. He achieved the milestone on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.But his joy of bringing up third double century of his career ended immediately after he retired hurt due to cramp.David Warner becomes only the second batter to score a double hundred in their 100th Test 🙌Watch #AUSvSA LIVE on… https://t.co/h5qmLSkgWe— ICC (@ICC) 1672119713000Earlier, the left-handed batsman roared back to form as he ended his almost three-year century drought. In the process, the 36-year-old also became the eighth Australian to complete 8,000 Test runs.With this, Warner has become the 10th player to...
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AUS vs SA: South Africa’s batting woes continue in 2nd Test

Riding a wave of emotion provided by a festive crowd at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Cameron Green claimed his best bowling figures of his nascent international career as Australia bowled South Africa out for 189 on the opening day of the second Test. Pace bowler Green (5-27) gave the enthusiastic fans something to cheer about by triggering a late-order collapse of five wickets for 10 runs as the 23-year-old claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket on Monday. Leading the three-match series one-nil, Australia reached 45-1 at stumps before a crowd of 64,876. David Warner was unbeaten on 32 with Marnus Labuschagne on five, leaving the home side 144 runs behind with nine wickets in hand, after Usman Khawaja fell caught behind for one to Kagiso Rabada. A proper day of Test cricket co...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days.Australia won the Brisbane Test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a "below average" rating by the International Cricket Council.Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue.Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing body had no control over MCG curator Matt Page and his work on the pitch but would engage with him in the lead-up to the Test starting Monday."We expect our cur...
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MCG under pressure to deliver contest after Gabba let-down

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is under pressure to produce a pitch that delivers a fairer contest between bat and ball in the Boxing Day test between Australia and South Africa after the series-opener at the Gabba was over within two days. Australia won the Brisbane test by six wickets as batters struggled on a green-top pitch that was criticised by South Africa captain Dean Elgar and earned a “below average” rating by the International Cricket Council. Along with fans denied action lasting up to five days, broadcasters also lost out on advertising revenue. The Gabba pitch has received one demerit point under the ICC Pitch and Outfield monitoring process. Details ⬇️https://t.co/Y40BXAc23n — ICC (@ICC) December 20, 2022 Cricket Australia operations chief Peter Roach said the governing bo...
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Vettori stumped as Warner delivers wrong’un with Bali joke | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia opener David Warner may have lost form with the bat but showed on Tuesday his sense of humour remains intact as he sent officials scrambling with a social media post suggesting he was holidaying in Bali in the lead-up to the 'Boxing Day' Test. Warner posted pictures of himself and his children on a plane with the caption: "My current situation. Bali here we come". Australia bowling coach Daniel Vettori was asked by reporters whether a trip to the Indonesian tourist destination was the ideal preparation for the second Test against South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealander Vettori grinned and asked: "Is that true?" Another team official was quick to express doubt about the trip but said he would find out. Warner, who managed only three runs in Austra...
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Kagiso Rabada calls for patience with ‘inexperienced’ South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Pace bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa's inexperienced squad needs time to adapt to playing on the international stage after they suffered a six-wicket loss to Australia within two days in the first Test in Brisbane. South Africa were bowled out for 152 in the first innings and routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. "I've played in a team in a star-studded line-up, where you are literally playing with greats of the game," Rabada said. "I don't think that happens quite frequently. "Now, the situation that we're faced with, there's a whole lot of players who have come in, who have the ability but need to get used to the international circuit." Captain Dean Elgar is the most-capped player in the team...
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3rd ODI: Travis Head, David Warner hundreds help Australia whitewash England | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia, fuelled by hundreds from Travis Head and David Warner, crushed England by 221 runs in the third one-day international to sweep the series in front of largely empty stands at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. Head and Warner forged a 269-run stand, the highest opening partnership at the MCG, as Australia amassed 355-5, the highest total at the venue, after two rain interruptions had reduced the game into a 48-overs-a-side affair. When they returned, spinner Adam Zampa (4-31) led England's rout as the visitors, chasing a revised target of 364 under the Duckworth-Lewis method, were bundled out for 142 in 31.4 overs suffering their heaviest defeat in the 50-overs format. On a day when batting records tumbled at the MCG, only 10,406 fans were present at the...
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Fans celebrate at MCG after England win second T20 World Cup title | Latest Videos – Times of India VideosTweets by TimesLitFestDelTweets by timeslitfestkol ►

Nov 13, 2022, 21:05 ISTSource: TIMESOFINDIA.COMEngland claimed the 2022 T20 World Cup title with a five-wicket win over Pakistan at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Here's a special report by TimesofIndia.com from Melbourne as England have become the second team after West Indies to win two T20 World Cup titles.Read More Source link
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Ben Stokes redeems himself six years after West Indies nightmare | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Ben Stokes earned redemption six years after his horror show at the 2016 World Cup final with an unbeaten half-century that secured England's second global title in T20 with victory over Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. While famous for his heroics at the 50-over World Cup final against New Zealand in 2019, Stokes's previous T20 decider ended in ignominy as Carlos Brathwaite smashed him for four successive sixes in a final over onslaught to fire West Indies to victory. While not "eaten up" by the memory, Stokes spoke of using it as motivation in the lead-up to this World Cup and he duly delivered on Sunday as he scored 52 not out, a personal best in T20Is, to guide England to victory with six balls to spare. The ultimate redemption.#T20WorldCup https://t.co...
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Jos Buttler lauds Ben Stokes as ‘one of the greats’ as England win T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: England skipper Jos Buttler hailed Ben Stokes as "a true match-winner" on Sunday after the allrounder unbeaten 52 helped steer them past Pakistan to win the T20 World Cup. In the process they became the sport's first dual white-ball champions, holding both the 50- and 20-over titles. Buttler's side restricted Pakistan to 137-8 in front of a partisan 80,462 fans at a heaving Melbourne Cricket Ground, with player-of-the-match and tournament Sam Curran bagging 3-12 and Adil Rashid chipping in with 2-22. In reply, England stuttered to 49-3 in the sixth over as they struggled to get any momentum against a fiery pace attack, with boundaries hard to come by. But Stokes and Moeen Ali (19) used their experience and cool heads to guide England to 138-5 with six balls to spare, climaxin...
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WATCH: Pakistan, England eye second T20 World Cup triumph – Times of India

Some might call the game of cricket a bat-and-ball game. While the definition may have worked back in the 16th century when it was first played in South-East England, it may receive unfavourable support now. We are now living in the 21 st century, and as things have undergone changes, evolution so to speak, the gentleman’s game too has evolved into becoming something bigger. Though initially stated to be a children’s game by historians, the game has only gone on to become sophisticated and technical, and hence no longer just a game of bat-and-ball. In order to celebrate what we have currently, we ought to honour the past as well. And to take a little walk down the line in regard to the game of cricket, we go to England in the old days. Although cricket now attracts money from all corne...
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1992 the flavour as Pakistan looks to repeat history and England seeks to rewrite it

The teams will draw inspiration from their semifinal exploits that came after gut-wrenching defeats in the Super 12s The teams will draw inspiration from their semifinal exploits that came after gut-wrenching defeats in the Super 12s The sun seemed a marginal presence and there is a forecast for rain and yet this Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground could well be a leap back in time. The rivals are the same — Pakistan and England — and at the same venue back in the 1992 50-over World Cup final, Imran Khan’s men got past Graham Gooch’s troops.The Pakistani fans expect nothing less than a repeat act. Meanwhile, England will try and avoid past mistakes and after having busted India’s party, is itching to do the same to the neighbour across the Wagah border. The ICC Twenty20 World Cup f...
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T20 World Cup: England and Pakistan could be crowned joint winners in case of a washout | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: England and Pakistan could share the T20 World Cup trophy as rain threatens to play spoilsport in the summit clash on Sunday as well as the reserve day at the MCG here. Currently there is a 95 per cent chance of rain in Melbourne on Sunday, with up to 25mm predicted to fall. "Very high (near 100%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe, with heavy falls possible," a report in 'ESPNCricinfo' quoted the Bureau of Meteorology as saying. Unfortunately, the forecast for Monday -- the designated reserve day -- is similar with 95 per cent chance of rain and falls between 5 and 10mm. Tournament rules for the final state that at least 10 overs a side are needed to constitute a knockout stage match. If rain prevents play on both days then England and Pakistan ...