World Cricket News and Events Thread - 2015

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    I'll post regular updates on here of news / events in World Cricket - please feel free to comment / add anything as we go along <cheers>
     
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    New Zealand are 429 for 7 at the end of the 1st Day of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka at Christchurch
    New Zealand 429 for 7 (McCullum 195, Neesham 85, Willliamson 54)
    Brendon McCullum KO-ed Sri Lanka on Boxing Day with the fastest century in New Zealand's Test history. Not content with that, he nearly broke the world record for the quickest double-hundred, but fell five runs short - for 195 off 134 deliveries.
     
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    Australia are 5 for 259 at the end of the 1st day of the 3rd Test against India at the G
    Australia 5 for 259 (Smith 72*, Rogers 57, Watson 52)
    Joe Burns debuts for Australia (out for 13) and Lokesh Rahul for India
     
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    South Africa are 260 for the loss of 2 wickets at the end of Day 1 on the 2nd Test against the West Indies at Port Elizabeth
    South Africa 260 for 2 (Elgar 121, du Plessis 99*)
     
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    India with 2 1st Innings wickets standing trail Australia by 68 runs at the end of Day 3 in Melbourne
    India 8 for 462 (Kohli 169, Rahane 147) - Australia 530 (Smith 192, Harris 74, Shami 4-138)
     
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    Sri Lanka (f/o) with 5 2nd innings wickets remaining still trail New Zealand by ten runs at the end of the 3rd Day of the 1st Test at Christchurch
    Sri Lanka 138 and 293 for 5 (Karunaratne 152, Mathews 53*, Boult 3-62) - New Zealand 441
     
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    Australia lead India by 326 runs at the end of Day 4 at the MCG
    Australia 530 and 7 for 261 (Rogers 69, Marsh 62*) - India 465 (Kohli 169, Rahane 147, Harris 4-70)
     
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    New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the 1st Test at Christchurch
    New Zealand 441 (McCullum 195, Neesham 85) and 107 for 2 - Sri Lanka 138 (Boult 3-25, Wagner 3-60) and 407 (Karunaratne 152, Boult 4-100, Southee 4-91)
     
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    West Indies trail South Africa by 142 runs at the end of the 4th day of the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth
    West Indies 275 for 9 (Brathwaite 106, Samuels 101, Morkel 4-69) - South Africa 417 for 8 dec
     
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    Australia drew with India in the 3rd test at Melbourne
    Australia 530 (Smith 192) and 9 for 318 dec (Marsh 99, Rogers 69) - India 465 (Kohli 169, Rahane 147, Harris 4-70) and 6 for 174 (Kohli 54)
    This was the first drawn test at the MCG for 17 years!
    Australia lead the 4 match series 2-0 with one test to play
     
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    MS Dhoni has retired from Test cricket with immediate effect following the drawn Test against Australia. Virat Kohli will take over as India captain for the final Test of the series, which India have already lost, in Sydney.
     
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    Future tour dates: Details of forthcoming international series
    Ireland & Scotland v Afghanistan (in UAE) (January 2015)
    England & India in Australia (January-February 2015)
    Pakistan in New Zealand (January-February 2015)
    England women in New Zealand (February 2015)
    ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up games (February 2015)
    ICC Cricket World Cup (February-March 2015)
    England in West Indies (April-May 2015)
    New Zealand in England (May-June 2015)
    The Ashes: Australia in England (June-September 2015)
    Women's Ashes: Australia in England (July-August 2015)
    England in South Africa (December 2015-February 2016)
     
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    The second Test between South Africa and West Indies finished in a draw after no play was possible on the final day in Port Elizabeth because of rain.
    Having won the first Test South Africa will take a 1-0 lead into the final match of the series in Cape Town on 2 January.
     
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    Australian Dav Whatmore has been named as the new coach of Zimbabwe.
    The Sri Lanka-born 60-year-old has agreed a contract until the end of the World Cup in March 2015
     
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    On a green pitch in Wellington, with 5 wickets lost Sri Lanka trail New Zealand by 143 runs at the end of the 1st Day of the 2nd Test.
    Sri Lanka 78 for 5 (Sangakkara 33*, Bracewell 3-23) - New Zealand 221 (Williamson 69, Pradeep 4-63, Lakmal 3-71)
     
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    Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara has become the fastest player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket - and only the fifth to reach the landmark.
    The 37-year-old achieved the feat in his 224th Test innings, during his side's second Test in New Zealand. India's Sachin Tendulkar and Australia's Ricky Ponting both needed 247 innings to surpass the mark
     
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    New Zealand trail Sri Lanka by 113 runs at the end of the 2nd day of the 2nd test in Wellington
    New Zealand 221 and 22 for 0 - Sri Lanka 356 (Sangakkara 203, Chandimal 67, Neesham 3-42)
    This was Sangakkara's 11th score over 200! One behind Australia legend Don Bradman's all-time record.
     
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    South Africa trail West Indies by 102 runs at the end of Day 2 of the 3rd Test in Cape Town
    South Africa 227 for 3 (Amla 55*, de Villiers 32*) - West Indies 329 (Johnson 54, Blackwood 56, Ramdin 53, Steyn 4-78)
     
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    With 8 second innings wickets remaining West Indies trail South Africa by four runs at the end of the 3rd day in Cape Town
    West Indies 329 (Steyn 4-78, Harmer 3-71) and 88 for 2 (Johnson 37*) - South Africa 421 (De Villiers 148)
     
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    With 5 second innings wickets remaining, New Zealand lead Sri Lanka by 118 runs at the end of Day 3
    New Zealand 221 and 253 for 5 (Williamson 80*) - Sri Lanka 356
    A target in excess of 160 could be hard to get batting last on here
     
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