South Africa vs England 3rd Test Day 1: England hold edge after South Africa batsmen fail to convert starts

None of South Africa's batsmen were able to press on after making an encouraging start

None of South Africa’s batsmen were able to press on after making encouraging starts

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England secured a slight advantage on the first day of the third Test in Johannesburg as a result of South Africa’s batsmen failing to convert their starts into bigger scores.

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Teams constantly think that we are ‘vulnerable against spin’, says George Bailey

"Teams still think that we're vulnerable against spin"

“Teams still think that we’re vulnerable against spin”

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Australia ODI captain George Bailey has announced that teams constantly prepare spin-friendly pitches when playing against his side since they constantly think that the Baggy Greens are “vulnerable against spin”.

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ECB cannot take disciplinary action against Pietersen over autobiography

Pietersen doesn't need permission to play in tournaments like the BBL since he is a free agent

Pietersen no longer needs permission to play in tournaments like the BBL since he is a free agent

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cannot take disciplinary action against former batsman Kevin Pietersen over his autobiography, KP: The Autobiography, which will be launched on October 9.

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Australia’s limited overs tour of India is ‘meaningless’, says Ian Chappell

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“Agreeing to this meaningless ODI tour of India so close to an Ashes series is evidence that Cricket Australia is more concerned with dollars than sense”

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has branded the national team’s limited overs tour of India as “meaningless” since he believes they should be more concerned about being prepared for the second leg of the Ashes series against arch-rivals England in November.

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Fourth Investec Ashes Test: Dismal Australia hand England 3-0 lead

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Broad’s 11 wickets left Australia down for the count

After England retained the Ashes in less than impressive circumstances, with rain virtually wiping out the final day of the third Test to end it as a draw, more salt was rubbed in Australia’s wounds as they faltered in their chase of 299 to hand England an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.

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West Indies vs Pakistan 2nd ODI: Sensational Narine spins West Indies to victory

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Narine’s four wickets helped the West Indies tie the series

After suffering their largest loss to Pakistan and recording their lowest total at home during the first ODI, the West Indies were hungry for redemption and they got it thanks to the outstanding effort of spinner Sunil Narine.

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Andrew Strauss backs England to win Ashes

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Strauss wants England to take full advantage of Australia’s troubles

Former England captain Andrew Strauss has become the latest cricketer to join the ‘England are going to win the Ashes’ bandwagon after he himself noted that Australia are struggling to pick themselves up after the numerous amount of controversies the side have been involved in over the past six months.

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