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Cricket: Australia stifle England, eye ODI series win

Australia put the brakes on England, restricting the tourists to 243-9 as they seek to wrap up the one-day series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat, but despite some promising starts no one went on to make a big score. Irish-born Eoin Morgan made the highest total with 54 while tailender Tim Bresnan smashed 41 off 29 balls. Australia started with a new look bowling attack of James Faulkner and James Pattinson and Cook took advantage of the absence of his Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson.

CRicket: New Zealand XI v West Indies scorecard

Scoreboard at stumps on day one of a three-day tour match between a New Zealand XI and the West Indies in Lincoln on Wednesday: New Zealand XI 1st innings: P. Fulton b S. Cottrell 1 H. Rutherford c Walton b Tugaga 61 D. Brownlie lbw b Gabriel 6 T. Latham c Walton b Wells 27 B. McCullum b Cottrell 22 D. de Boorder b Wells 4 M. Craig c & b Johnston 24 T. Astle lbw b Gabriel 30 A. Verma not out 31 J. Baker not out 7 Extras (lb 8, nb 6) 14 Total (for 8 wickets dec, 56.2 overs) 227

Cricket: England v Australia 4th Test scoreboard - 2nd update

Scoreboard at stumps on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Chester-le-Street on Friday: England 1st Innings A. Cook lbw b Bird 51 J. Root c Haddin b Watson 16 J. Trott c Khawaja b Lyon 49 K. Pietersen c Haddin b Lyon 26 I. Bell c Harris b Lyon 6 J. Bairstow lbw b Lyon 14 M. Prior lbw b Siddle 17 T. Bresnan not out 12 S. Broad c Warner b Harris 3

Cricket: Broad escape angers Australia

Australia were left fuming as England's Stuart Broad enjoyed a massive slice of luck on the third day of the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge on Friday. Broad, on his Nottinghamshire home ground, had made 37, with England then 297 for seven in their second innings, when he edged teenage debutant spinner Ashton Agar. The ball clipped wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's gloves and then flew to Australia captain Michael Clarke at first slip. Australia appealed for the catch but leading Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar ruled in the batsman's favour as Broad stood his ground.

Cricket: England v Australia 1st Test scoreboard - 2nd update

Scoreboard at tea on the second day of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday: England 1st Innings 215 (P Siddle 5-50; J Pattinson 3-69) Australia 1st Innings (overnight: 75-4) S. Watson c Root b Finn 13 C. Rogers lbw b Anderson 16 E. Cowan c Swann b Finn 0 M. Clarke b Anderson 0 S. Smith c Prior b Anderson 53 P. Hughes not out 81 B. Haddin b Swann 1 P. Siddle c Prior b Anderson 1 M. Starc c Prior b Anderson 0 J. Pattinson lbw b Swann 2 A. Agar c Swann b Broad 98

Cricket: Ton-up Clarke puts Aussies on top

Australia captain Michael Clarke scored his first century of the tour to leave the visitors well-placed at stumps on the third day of four against Worcestershire in their final Ashes warm-up match at New Road on Thursday. Clarke, who had been suffering from a recurrence of his longstanding back injury during the early stages of the tour, got in touch for next week's first Test against England at Trent Bridge by making 124 off just 98 balls.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Debutant Abbott leaves Pakistan reeling

(Updates at close) By Nick Said PRETORIA, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Debutant paceman Kyle Abbott left Pakistan in tatters with seven first innings wickets as South Africa bowled out the tourists for 156 on the second day of the third test at Centurion on Saturday. Abbott took seven for 29, the best-ever test bowling figures at Centurion, to force Pakistan to follow-on after South Africa had amassed 409 in their first innings.

Cricket-South Africa v New Zealand, first ODI scoreboard

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Scoreboard after the first one-day international between South Africa and New Zealand at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday. New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first South Africa innings H. Amla lbw b Mills 13 G. Smith lbw b McClenaghan 7 C. Ingram c N. McCullum b Williamson 29 Villiers lbw b McClenaghan 7 F. du Plessis c Nicol b Williamson 57 Kock c N. McCullum b Franklin 18 R. McLaren c B. McCullum b Williamson 33 R. Peterson lbw b McClenaghan 0 R.
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