Moon of Liberty Cricket – 2nd Test – SL v Ind

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2nd Test Match in Colombo – Sri Lanka v India

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India put 600 on the board for the second game in a row as they continued their domination in Sri Lanka. Cheteshwar Pujara (133) and Ajinkya Rahane (132) both got centuries and four other got 50+ including Ravinda Jadeja who was unbeaten on 70 not out as India declared having put a mammoth total of 622 for Sri Lanka to chase.

The first innings reply was a total collapse by Sri Lanka who were bowled all out for just 183 with Ravichandran Ashwin taking 5 wickets. Sri Lanka put more of a fight up in the second inning after India enforced the follow on. Dimuth Karanaratne hit an impressive 141 and Kusal Mendis also hit a century with 110. The size of the total was too much though with the hosts finally dismissed for 386 with 5 wickets for the excellent Jadeja for a big innings and 53 run victory.

India now only have to avoid defeat in one of the next two games to take their eight test series win in a row.

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2nd Test MatchAt the Sinahlese Spots Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v India

India1st Inns – 629/9 Dec (Pujara 133, Rahane 132, Jadeja 70*, Saha 67, Rahul 57, Ashwin 54, Herath 4-154)

Sri Lanka1st Inns – 183 (Dickwella 51, Ashwin 5-69)

Sri Lanka2nd Inns – 386 (Karunaratne 141, Mendis 110, Jadeja 5-152)

India win by an Innings & 53 Runs

India lead the series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANRavinder Jadeja (India)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 1st Test Match India v Australia

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1st Test in Pune – India v Australia

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Aussie spinners at home on Indian soil

Australia have won a huge victory rolling back the years to a performance that looked like one of past glories as they thrashed India in Pune. Australia’s first innings score of 260 look precarious with Matt Renshaw top scoring with 68 and Umesh Yadav taking four wickets. The bowling star however was to come from the Australians as Steve O’Keefe took India apart taking 6 wickets as India collapsed to 105 all out.

The second innings was almost de ja vous. Steve Smith got a century but there was not much support As Australia added 285 and Ravichandran Ashwin this time took 4 wickets. It was far too much for India as O’Keefe took 6 more wickets and Nathan Lyon joined in the fun0 taking the other four.as the Aussie spinners dominated with India only getting 2 more than their first innings. A huge 333 run win for Australia on a pitch that was later criticised by the ICC. India were very confident going into this series, it will have been dented after this poor batting showing.

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1st Test MatchAt Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India

India v Australia

Australia1st Inns – 260 – (Renshaw 68, Starc 61, Yadav 4-32)

India 1st Inns – 105 – (Rahul 64, O’Keefe 6-35)

Australia2nd Inns – 285 – (Smith 109, Ashwin 4-119)

India2nd Inns – 107 – (Pujara 31, O’Keefe 6-35, Lyon 4-53)

Australia win by 333 runs

Australia Lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANSteve O’Keefe (Australia)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – Test Match India v Bangladesh

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Stand Alone Test Match – India v Bangladesh in Hyderabad

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Batting Masterclass sees India to easy win

India reinforced their status as currently the top Test side in the world easily dispatching Bangladesh in Hyderabad.They took full advantage of the best of the batting conditions as Virat Kohli led the way with 204 with Murali Vijay (108) and Wriddhiman Saha (106 Not Out) all grabbing centuries as India posted a huge 687. Bangladesh replied with 388 and despite the huge deficit captain Mushfique Rahim played a fine innings himself top scoring with 127.India did not enforce the follow on adding another 157 helped by a quickfire 54 not out from Cheteshwar Pujara. Bangladesh fell away in their second innings. The were bowled out for 250 as Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets aiding India to finish the contest with a comfortable 208 run victory. India have won seven of their last eight test matches.

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Test Match Cricket Results

1st Test MatchAt The Rajiv Ghandi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India

India v Bangladesh

India 1st Inns – 687/6 Dec – (Kohli 204, Vijay 108, Saha 106*, Pujara 83, Rahane 82, Jadeja 60*, Islam 3-156)

Bangladesh1st Inns – 388 – (Rahim 127, Al Hasan 82, Hasan 51, Yadav 3-84)

India2nd Inns – 159/4 Dec – (Pujara 54*)

Bangladesh2nd Inns – 250 – (Mahmudullah 64, Ashwin 4-74)

India Win by 208 runs

India Win the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANVirat Kohli (India)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 3rd Test – WI v Ind

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3rd Test Match – West Indies v India

West Indies were always chasing the game in ST Lucia as Inida secured the series win with one match to spare. Centuries from Ravichandran Ashwin (118) and Wriddhiman Saha (104) set India up to put 353 on the board. A superb spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 5 wickets restricted West Indies reply to 225 with Kriagg Braitwiate top scoring with 64. A 78 Not Out from Ajinkya Rahane took the game away from the home side, who unlike in the second test came nowhere near surviving for a draw this time. Inida bowled them out for a mere 108 with with 3 wickets from Mohammad Shami to seal a comfortable win and deserved series victory.

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3rd Test MatchAt The Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia

West Indies v India 

India1st Inns – 353/10 – (Ashwin 118, Saha 104, Rahul 50, Cummins 3-54)

West Indies1st Inns – 225/10 – (Braithwaite 64, Kumar 5-33)

India – 2nd Inns – 217/7 Dec – (Rahane 78*, Cummins 6-48)

West Indies – 2nd Inns – 108/10 – (Bravo 59, Shami 3-15)

India win by 237 Runs

India Lead the Series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)

Moon Of Liberty Cricket – Test Match – SL v Aus

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2nd Test Match – Sri Lanka V Australia

Sri Lanka have sealed a series victory over the number 1 test side Australia who could not handle the conditions perfect for classic Sri Lankan spin bowling. Kusal Mendis top scored in Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 281 with Mitchell Starc, the only Australian to come out of this match with any real credit, taking 5 wickets. 4 wickets each from Rangana Herath (Including a hat trick) and Dilruwan Parera restricted Australia to just 106. Perera then top scored with 64 the bat in the second innings with Starc taking 5 more wickets to make it 10 for the match. Perea then matched the 10 wicket hall by taking 6 more wickets to demolish Australia to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with just one game to go.

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2nd Test Match – West Indies v India

West Indies showed some real character to fight for a draw in a game that looked lost against India in Jamaica. West Indies batted first with Jermaine Blackwood top scoring with 62 and Ravichandran Ashwin taking 5 wickets as the home side struggled to 196. India then took the game away with centuries from opener Lokesh Rahul (158) and Ajinkya Rahane (108) contributing to 500-9 declared Roston Chase took five wickets and would become the hero with the bat saving the game. With India in control, Chase came to the crease and his knock of 137 not out supported by Shane Dowrich (74) and Jason Holder (64 not out) enabled the West Indies to bat out time and earn an unlikely draw. India still elad the series 1-0.

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2nd Test MatchAt Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka – 1st Inns – 281/10 – (Medis 86, Mathews 54, Starc 5-44)

Australia – 1st Inns – 106/10 – (Warner 42, Perera 4-29, Herath 4-35)

Sri Lanka  – 2nd Inns – 237/10 – (Perera 64, Starc 6-50)

Australia  – 2nd Inns – 183/10 – (Warner 41, Perera 6-70)

Sri Lanka  win by 229 Runs

Sri Lanka Lead the Series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Diluwan Perera (Sri Lanka)

2nd Test Match At Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

West Indies v India

West Indies – 1st Inns – 196/10 – (Blackwood 62, Ashwin 5-52)

India – 1st Inns – 500/9 Dec – (Rahul 158, Rahane 108, Chase 5-121)

West Indies  – 2nd Inns – 388/6 – (Chase 137*, Dowrich 74, Holder 64*)

Match Drawn

India Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Roston Chase (West Indies)

Moon Of Liberty Cricket – Eng v Pak, WI v Ind

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England v Pakistan 2nd Test Match

An imperious batting display from Joe Root and Alastair Cook led England to level their test series with Pakistan at Old Trafford. Cook got a century but it was Root’s brilliant 254 the was the star turn in putting 598 on the board. Chris Woakes then took three wickets as Pakistan were dismissed for just 198 with Misbah Ul-Haq top scoring with 52. Cook and Root then added another 147 between them to take the game away. Woakes and Jimmy Anderson with three wickets each polished off Pakistan for a huge 330 run victory.

West Indies v India 1st Test Match

India thrashed West Indies in the first test in Antigua with a double century from captain Virat Kohli and an all round performance with bat and ball from Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin added 113 to Kohli’s 200 to help India establish a total of 566. Kevin Braithwaite top scored with 74 as West indies could only score 243. India enforced the follow on and Ashwin took 7 second innings wickets to seal the victory for India by an Innings and 92 Runs.

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2nd Test MatchAt Old Trafford, Stretford, Greater Manchester

England v Pakistan

England 1st Inns – 589/8 Dec – (Root 254, Cook 105, Woakes 58, Riaz 3-108)

Pakistan 1st Inns – 198/10 – (Ul-Haq 52, Woakes 4-67)

England 2nd Inns – 173/1 Dec – (Cook 76* Root 71*)

Pakistan 2nd Inns – 234/10 – (Hafeez 42, Woakes 3-41, Anderson 3-41)

England win by 330 Runs

Series Ted 1-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Joe Root (England)

1st Test MatchAt The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua

West Indies v India 

India 1st Inns – 566/8 Dec – (Kohli 200, Ashwin 113, Dhawan 84, Mishra 53, K Braithwaite 3-65)

West Indies 1st Inns – 243/10 – (K Braithwaite 74, Dowrich 57, Yadav 4-41, Shami 4-66)

West Indies 2nd Inns – 231/10 – (C Braithwaite 51, Samuels 50, Ashwin 7-83

India win by An Innings & 92 Runs Runs

India lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Ravichandran Ashwin (India)