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 – One Day Internationals

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2nd ODI in Cuttack – India v England

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Singh’s 150 ensures India had enough to spare

India have ensured a one days series win over England after big hitting in Cuttack. The key for India was an excellent 150 from Yuvraj Singh and a classic 134 with six sixes from Indian captain MS Dhoni. This enabled them to put a huge 381 on the board in their 50 overs despite the best efforts of Chris Woakes who took four wickets but he had little support with the ball. England gave the chase a good go, opener Jason Roy scored 82 and  Moeen Ali kept England in it with a 55 just as England looked like they were struggling. Needing 27 off 10 balls England Captain Eoin Morgan on 102 was their best chance, he was run out at that point which effectively sealed India’s win. England batted out the overs but India had 15 runs too many in the end sealing the series win with one game still to go.

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3rd ODI in Perth – Australia v Pakistan

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Captain Smith powers Australia home

Australian Captain Steve Smith supported by Peter Handscomb made light work of a target set by Pakistan to ensure Australia re-take the lead in their one day series. Pakistan batted first, Babar Azam top scored with 84 but they never truly got going as Josh Hazlewood took three wickets at key times to disrupt the rhythm. Their total of 263 never looked enough and so it proved. Handscomb hit 82 and Smith was there at the end with 102 not out as the two put on a partnership of 183. The Aussies were always ahead of the run chase and it was fitting that Smith got his century at the end to seal victory. The sides meet in two more contests so it is not over yet, but Pakistan will need to bat better to keep it alive.

Full report (Cricbuzz)

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Cricket scores

ODI Game 2 At Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, India

India v England

India381/6 – (50 Overs) – (Singh 150, Dhoni 134, Woakes 4-60)

England366/8 – (50 Overs) – (Morgan 102, Roy 88, Ali 55, Ashwin 3-65)

India win by 15 runs

India Lead the series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANYuvraj Singh (India)

ODI Game 3At The WACCA, Perth, Western Australia

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan 263/7 – (50 Overs) – (Azam 84, Khan 50, Hazlewood 3-32)

Australia265.3 – (45 Overs) – (Smith 108* Handscomb 82)

Australia win by 7 wickets

Australia Lead the series 2-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANSteve Smith (Australia)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – One Day Internationals

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ODI Game 1 – India v England in Pune

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Kohli and Jadhav set up India in monster run chase

India completed a huge chase of 350 to take the first ODI against England in Pune. England may have thought they had a winning score on the board with Jason Roy Joe Root and Ben Stokes all making half centuries. However the fact nobody went on to make a hundred ultimately left them short. In reply Virat Kohli hit his 27th ODI hundred with 5 sixes and Kedar Jadhav hit 120 scoring his half century off only 29 balls to put India in contention. England did not take enough wickets and Handik Pandya with 40 not out was there at the end to finish off what Kohli and Jadhav had set up, hitting a six to win it with 11 balls to spare and continue India’s run as England are yet to beat India at any level on tour so far.

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ODI Game 2 – Australia v Pakistan in Melbourne

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Hafeez takes advantage of poor Australian batting

Pakistan have made a fist of their ODI series against Australia with victory in Melbourne. Australia never had enough on the board with only Steve Smith getting a half century in a total of 220. Mohammad Hafeez played the key knock of 72 to keep Pakistan ahead of the run chase and they got home with 14 balls to spare. The first win in a contest of any sort for Pakistan on this tour which will be a confidence boost for the rest of this series.

Full Report (Cricbuzz)

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Cricket scores

ODI Game 1At Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, India

India v England

England350/7 – (50 Overs) – (Root 78, Roy 73. Stokes 62)

India356/7 – (48.1 Overs) – (Kohli 122, Jadhav 120, Ball 3-67)

India win by 3 Wickets

India Lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANVirat Kohli (India)

ODI Game 2 At The MCG, Melbourne, Victoria

Australia v Pakistan

Australia220 – (48.2 Overs) – (Smith 60, Amir 3-47)

Pakistan 221/4 – (47.4 Overs) – (Hafeez 72)

Pakistan win by 6 Wickets

Series Tied 1-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANMohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – Aus v Pak 1st & 2nd Tests

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1st Test Match – Australia v Pakistan

1st Inning centuries set the tone in thriller

1st Innings centuries from Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb set the tone for Australia to take a 1-0 lead against Pakistan at the Gabba. Superb bowling spells from Jackson Bird and Josh Hazlewood then ensured Pakistan collapsed to 142 all out and despite a spirited fight in the 2nd innings including a century from Sharfraz Ahmed, They fell just 39 runs short of an incredible comeback and what would have been a record final inning total.

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2nd Test Match – Australia v Pakistan

Smith and Warner put Pakistan’s bowling to the sword

Despite scoring over 400 in their first innings and a double century from Azhar Ali, Pakistan could not stop the power of Australia as Steve Smith (165 not out) continued his brilliant for to hit another century aided by David Warner (144) and Mitchel Starc (83) as the Aussies hit 624. Starc then delivered with the ball with four wickets to help bowl Pakistan out for a mere 163 to take a 2-0 lead and a win by an innings and 19 runs.

Full Report (Cricbuzz)

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1st Test Match – At The Gabba, Brisbane, Queensland

Australia v Pakistan

Australia1st Inns – 429/10 – (Smith 130, Handscomb 105, Renshaw 71, Amir 4-97)

Pakistan 1st Inns – 142/10 – (Ahmed 59*, Hazlewood 3-22, Bird 3-23)

Australia 2nd Inns – 205/5 Dec – (Khawaja 74, Smith 63)

Pakistan2nd Inns – 450/10 – (Shafiq 137, Ali 71, Khan 65. Starc 4-119)

Australia win by 39 Runs

Australia Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Steve Smith (Australia)

2nd Test Match – At The MCG, Melbourne, Victoria

Australia v Pakistan

Pakistan1st Inns – 443/9 Dec – (Ali 205*, S Khan 65, Shafiq 50, Hazlewood 3-50)

Australia 1st Inns – 624/8 Dec – (Smith 165*, Warner 144, Strac 84, Handscomb 54, S Khan 3-131)

Pakistan2nd Inns – 163-10 – (Ali 43, Ahmed 43, Starc 4-36)

Australia win by an Innings & 18 runs

Australia Lead the Series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANSteve Smith (Australia)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – SL v Aus – ODI Game 1 & 2

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ODI Game 1 – Sri Lanka v Australia

In a low scoring game in Colombo Australia fought back from the whitewash test series to take the lead in the 5 game ODI series. Dinesh Chandimal top scored for Sri Lanka with 87 Not Out as they posted 227 for Australia to chase.An excellent performance from James Faulkner taking four wickets kept the pressure on Sri Lanka. A pivotal innings of 58 from Steve Smith kept Australia ahead of the chase. opener Aaron Finch got 56 as the Green and Golds got home with 19 balls to spare.

ODI Game 2

On a slow pitch Sri Lanka posted what proved to be a score that was far too much for Australia to chase down. Kual Mendis hit 69, Angelo Mathews walloped two big sixes in his 57 as Sri Lanka set a target of 288. Australia got nowhere near it in reply as a superb bowling spell from Amila Aponso taking 4 Wickets for just 18 runs kept the pressure on. Thisara Perera took the key wicket of Matthew Wade (76) and the hosts eased to an 82 run win to level the series at 1-1.

Reports – Game 1 (Cricbuzz)  Game 2 (Firstpost.com)

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ODI Game 1At The R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka227/8 – 50 Overs – (Chandimal 87*, Mendis 67, Faulkner 4-38)

Australia228/7 – 46.5 Overs – (Smith 58, Finch 56, T Perera 3-48)

Australia win by 3 Wickets

Australia Lead the Series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANJames Fulkner (Australia)

ODI Game 2At  R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka288/10 – 48.5 Overs – (Mendis 69, Mathews 57, K Perera 54, Zampa 3-42)

Australia206/10 – 47.2 Overs – (Wade 76, Aponso 4-18)

Sri Lanka win by 82 Runs

Series Tied 1-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANKusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 3rd Test SL v Aus

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3rd Test Match – Sri Lanka v Australia

Rangana Herath took 13 wickets in the match including 7 wickets in the key second innings helping Sri Lanka whitewash Australia 3-0 in the series. The first innings suggested a good tight contest, Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva getting Centuries for Sri Lanka with Shaun Marsh and and Steve Smith responding for Australia to give the visitors a small 24 run lead. Kaushaul Silva hit 115 while de Silva’s 65 Not Out put the pressure on Australia setting a target of 324 to win.With a pitch increasingly friendly to the spin of Herath, the Green and Gold’s got nowhere near the target being bowled out for 160. Only David Warner with 68 put up any sort of resistance, but it was Herath’s day and series as Australia never coped with the conditions throughout.

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3rd Test MatchAt The Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v Australia

Sri Lanka – 1st Inns – 355/10 – (Chandimal 132, de Silva 129, Starc 5-53)

Australia – 1st Inns – 379/10 – (S Marsh 130, Smith 119 M Marsh 53, Herath 6-81)

Sri Lanka – 2nd Inns – 347/8 Dec – (Silva 115, de Silva 65*, Lyon 4-123)

Australia 2nd Inns – 160/10 – (Warner 68, Herath 7-64)

Sri Lanka win by 163 Runs

Sri Lanka Win the Series 3-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MANRangana Herath (Sri Lanka)

Moon Cricket – Aus V WI

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Steve Smith leads Australia to big win

Australia have wrapped up the series against the West Indies by taking a 2-0 lead after a masterclass of batting in the first innings saw four players pick up centuries. Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith and Adam Voges all got into 3 figures as Australia piled on 552-3 in there first innings. The side from the Caribbean never recovered being bowled out for 271 as James Pattison and Nathan Lyon took four wickets each.

Australia did not enforce the following on hitting a quickfire 179-3 before declaring with Smith scoring another excellent 70 not out, ensuring he hit over 200 runs in the two innings being not out on both occasions. Jason Holder and Denesh Ramdin got half centuries in the second innings but the target was too much with Australia winning by 177 runs and sealing the series with a game to spare as a result.


 

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2nd Test at The MCG, Melbourne

West Indies V Australia

Australia 552-3 Dec (Khawaja 144, Smith 134*, Burns 128, Voges 106*)

West Indies 271-10 (Bravo 81 Braithwaite 59 Lyon 4-56 Pattison 4-62)

Australia 179-3 Dec (Smith 70*, Khawaja 56)

West Indies 282-10 (Holder 68 Ramdin 59 Marsh 4-61)

Australia win by 177 runs – Australia lead the series 2-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN – Steve Smith (Australia)