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Test Cricket

3rd Test in Johannesburg – South Africa v Sri Lanka


South Africa secure whitewash with an inning thrashing of Sri Lanka

South Africa secured a 3-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka with an emphatic victory by an innings and 118 runs in Johannesburg. South Africa batted first with Jean Paul-Duminy (155) and Hashim Amla (134) helping South Africa to a total of 426. They then skittled out Sri Lanka for just 131 with Vernon Philander taking 3 wickets for just 28 runs. In a move used less often these days South Africa enforced the follow on ruthlessly exploiting their opponents lack of confidence. Only Dimuth Karunaratne with 50 put up any resistance as South Africa coasted to victory with Wayne Parnell taking four wickets to finish the series in style.

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1st Test Match in Wellington – New Zealand v Bangladesh


Williamson guides New Zealand to victory in run fest

New Zealand secured an extraordinary victory against Bangladesh despite the visitors putting a huge total of 595 on the board. Shakib Al Hasan with 217 and Mushfiqur Rahim with 159 were the catalyst for the huge opening score. New Zealand hit back however, Tom Latham hit 177 and Mitchell Santner supported with 73 as New Zealand scored 539 to put themselves back in contention. Bangladesh then collapsed in their second innings bowled out for 160 with Trent Boult taking three wickets. This gave New Zealand the chance of what looked an unlikely victory and Kane Williamson with a fine 104 not out led the way with support from Ross Taylor (60) to eventually coast home with seven wickets to spare

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Cricket scores

3rd Test MatchAt The New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa v Sri Lanka

South Africa 1st Inns – 426 – (Duminy 155, Amla 134, Pradeep 4-78, Kumara 4-107)

Sri Lanka 1st Inns – 131 – (Mendis 41, Philander 3-28, Rabada 3-44)

Sri Lanka2nd Inns – 177 – (Karunaratne 50, Parnell 4-51)

South Africa win by an innings & 118 runs

South Africa Win the Series 3-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJean-Paul Duminy (South Africa)

1st Test MatchAt The Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand v Bangladesh

Bangladesh1st Inns – 595/8 Dec – (Al Hasan 217, Rahim 159, Haque 64, Rahman 54*, Wagner 4-151)

New Zealand1st Inns – 539 – (Latham 177, Santner 73, Williamson 53, Rabbi 3-87)

Bangladesh2nd Inns – 160 – (Rahman 50, Boult 3-53)

New Zealand2nd Inns – 217/3 – (Williamson 104*, Taylor 60)

New Zealand win by 7 Wickets

New Zealand Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANKane Williamson (New Zealand)



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