Positive India will play for win at Sydney: Ashwin

Kohli will seek to lead India to their first win of the series. — AP

SYDNEY (Agencies): Encouraged by the perfect batting conditions and armed with a positive mindset, India will chase their first win of the series once Australia set them a target on the final day of the fourth Test, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said on Friday. Australia, 2-0 up in the series, have already taken an overall 348-run lead in the final ...

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New Zealand tearaway Milne wins battle for World Cup spot

Adam Milne. — AFP

WELLINGTON (Reuters): Fast bowler Adam Milne won the battle for the final pace bowling spot in New Zealand’s cricket World Cup squad named on Thursday. Milne’s selection in the final 15-man squad had been signalled during New Zealand’s second test against Sri Lanka in Wellington when he joined the team for sessions with bowling coach Shane Bond. With head coach ...

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Smith joins greats as Australia pressure India

Australia's Mitchell Starc (R) reacts after he dismissed India's Murali Vijay (L) for a duck. — Reuters

SYDNEY (AFP): Steve Smith joined the greats Wednesday with his fourth century of the series as India hung in after the shock loss of an early wicket on the second day of the final Test in Sydney. The Aussie skipper became only the third batsman along with Don Bradman and Jacques Kallis to score tons in four consecutive Tests in ...

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Warner honours Hughes memory with ton as Aussies punish India

Warner batted for 180 minutes with 16 fours, pulling Mohammed Shami to the boundary to bring up his ton off 108 balls with 16 fours. — Reuters

SYDNEY: David Warner kissed the ground in Phillip Hughes’s memory to lead an Australian run spree with an emotional century on the opening day of the final Test against India on Tuesday. The dynamic opener posted his third ton of the series and 12th in Tests as he honoured the memory of his fallen friend Hughes, who was fatally struck ...

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Family returns to SCG to honour Hughes

The parents of Australian cricket batsman Phil Hughes, father Greg (C) and mother Virginia (2nd R) with other family members leave St. Vincents Hospital in Sydney on November 27, 2014.— AFP/file

SYDNEY (Agencies): The heartbroken family of late Test Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes will pay an emotional tribute to their lost son by attending this week’s Test between Australia and India here at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes lost his life in November last year after being struck on the back of his head by a Sean Abott bouncer during a ...

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