World Cricket News and Events Thread - 2015

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    Australia lead West Indies by 459 runs at the end of Day 3 in the 2nd Test at Melbourne
    Australia 3 for 551 declared and 3 for 179 (Smith 70*, Khawaja 56) - West Indies 271 (Bravo 81, Brathwaite 59, Lyon 4-66, Pattinson 4-72)
     
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    New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the 2nd ODI in Christchurch
    New Zealand 118 for 0 (Guptill 93*) - Sri Lanka 117 (Henry 4-33, McClenaghan 3-32)
    Another calamitous Sri Lanka collapse gave way to a spectacular 30-ball 93 by Martin Guptill
     
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    Australia beat West Indies by 177 runs in the 2nd Test at the MCG
    Australia 3 for 551 dec (Khawaja 144, Smith 134*, Burns 128, Voges 106*) and 3 for 179 dec (Smith 70*, Khawaja 56) - West Indies 271 (Bravo 81, C Barthwaite 59, Lyon 4-66, Pattinson 4-72) and 282 (Holder 68, Ramdin 59, Marsh 4-61, Lyon 3-85)
    Australia lead the three match series 2-0
     
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    Azhar Ali has agreed to continue as Pakistan's ODI captain after a request by him to resign, over the presence of Mohammad Amir at the training camp in Lahore for the national team, was rejected by the PCB.
     
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    Australia captain Steven Smith and India offspinner R Ashwin have finished 2015 as the ICC's top-ranked Test batsman and bowler respectively. Ashwin finished as the No. 1 ranked Test allrounder as well, for the second time in three years. While Smith leapfrogged Kane Williamson, Joe Root and AB de Villiers to the top, Ashwin achieved the No. 1 rank by unseating Dale Steyn, who could only bowl 3.5 overs in the second innings of the Durban Test against England.

    Smith was ranked No. 4 at the start of Australia's Boxing Day Test against West Indies but surged to the top following unbeaten scores of 134 and 70. No one had more Test runs than him this year - 1474 from 24 innings at an average of 73.70 with six centuries and five fifties.
    Ashwin finished 2015 as top-wicket taker with 62 scalps in nine matches. He started the year ranked 15 but rich hauls on India's tour to Sri Lanka (21 wickets in three matches) and in the home series against South Africa lifted him to the No. 1 spot. Of his 62 wickets, 31 came in the four-match Test series against South Africa, where his performance ensured India swept the series 3-0.
     
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    Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the 3rd ODI in Nelson
    Sri Lanka 277 for 2 (Dilshan 91, Thirimanne 87*, Gunathilaka 65) - New Zealand 276 for 8 (Williamson 59, Santner 38, Chameera 2-38)
    NZ lead the 5 match series 2-1
     
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    Brendon McCullum scores the fastest ever Test hundred off 54 balls in his final Test match.

    Incredible stuff.

    My favourite cricketer: no doubt
     
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    What a great way to end his test career - Roy of the Rovers stuff
     
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    Australia with 9 1st innings wickets standing trail New Zealand by 313 runs at the end of Day 1 of the 2nd test at Christchurch
    Australia 57 for 1 (Burns 27*) - New Zealand 370 (McCullum 145, Anderson 72, Watling 58, Lyon 3-61)
     
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    Well batted!!
     
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    Australia with 6 1st innings wickets still standing, only trail New Zealand by seven runs at the end of Day 2 in Christchurch
    Australia 363 for 4 (Burns 170, Smith 138, Wagner 2-85) - New Zealand 370 (McCullum 145, Anderson 72, Watling 58, Lyon 3-61)
     
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    New Zealand, with just 6 2nd innings wickets left, still trail Australia by 14 runs at the end of Day 3 of the 2nd Test in Christchurch
    New Zealand 370 and 121 for 4 (Williamson 45*, Pattinson 3-29) - Australia 505 (Burns 170, Smith 138, Wagner 6-106)
     
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    Australia with 9 wickets left need another 131 runs to beat New Zealand going into the final day of the 2nd Test at Christchurch
    Australia 505 and 70 for 1 (Burns 27*) - New Zealand 370 and 335 (Williamson 97, Henry 66, Watling 46, Bird 5-59)

    Australia in the driving seat, but 2 or 3 quick wickets in the morning and you never know
     
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    United Arab Emirates entered the main draw of the Asia Cup after a convincing 71-run win against Oman in Dhaka. UAE won all three of their qualifying matches to finish first on the points table and book their berth
     
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    Australia beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in the 2nd Test at Christchurch
    Australia 505 (Burns 170, Smith 138, Wagner 6-106) and 201 for 3 (Burns 65, Smith 53*, Khawaja 45) - New Zealand 370 (McCullum 145, Anderson 72, Lyon 3-61) and 335 (Williamson 97, Bird 5-59, Pattinson 4-77)
    Australia win series 2-0
     
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    Australia now top the ICC Test Rankings

    Australia 43 4823 - 112
    India 32 3535 - 110
    South Africa 34 3703 - 109
    Pakistan 28 2977 - 106
    England 45 4610 - 102
    New Zealand 39 3755 - 96
    Sri Lanka 35 3123 - 89
    West Indies 33 2504 - 76
    Bangladesh 22 1026 - 47
    Zimbabwe 10 53 - 5
     
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    Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has pleaded guilty to dissent after swearing during day four of the second Test against New Zealand.

    It was a poor decision, but you can't react like he did
     
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    India beat Bangladesh by 45 runs in the Asia Cup at Mirpur
    India 166 for 6 (Rohit 83, Pandya 31, Al-Amin 3-37) - Bangladesh 121 for 7 (Sabbir 44, Nehra 3-23)
     
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    Sri Lanka beat UAE by 14 runs in the Asia Cup in Mirpur
    Sri Lanka 129 for 8 (Chandimal 50, Javed 3-25) - UAE 115 for 9 (Patil 37, Malinga 4-26)
     
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    Pakistan have received government clearance to travel to India and participate in the World Twenty20, bringing to an end a period of uncertainty about their involvement in the tournament.
    The trip will involve Pakistan's first matches on Indian soil in more than three years, and comes after the Pakistan Cricket Board had raised security concerns with the ICC.
     
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