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Cricket Headlines: 12/18/2018

Cricket Headlines: 12/18/2018

  • India collapse on day 5 morning, lose 5 for 28 to crash to a 140 run trouncing as Australia win the first ever Test match in Perth Stadium. Nathan Lyon was awarded Player of the Match for his bag of eight wickets.
  • Australia retain their squad for the Boxing Day Test, Mitchell Marsh looks likely to replace Peter Handscomb in the third Test as both the teams will tussle for a 2-1 lead at Melbourne.
  • “We never thought about a spin option,” Kohli says defending the team selection after crushing loss on the Perth pitch where Nathan Lyon emerged the most successful bowler.
  • Broadcast clips show heated feud between substitute fielder Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma in between overs on day 4.
  • Kusal Mendis and Angelo Matthews keep New Zealand bowlers at bay with unbeaten centuries on a wicketless day at the Basin Reserve. They will resume on day 5, trailing by 24 runs.
  • Alastair Cook likely to be honored with knighthood for his consistent service of excellence towards English cricket.
  • IPL Auction 2018: Yuvraj Singh goes unsold in his fifth time under the hammer. Uncapped rookies Shivam Dubey and Varun Chakravarthy bag 5 cr and 8.4 cr INR respectively.
  • Mumbai Indians appoint ex-India star, local and former player Zaheer Khan as Director of Cricket Operations ahead of the auction.
  • Lasith Malinga finds his own homecoming too, as he gets picked by Mumbai Indians for base price 2 cr INR. Despite not being picked last year, he remains one of the most prolific bowlers in IPL history.
  • Eighth edition of the KFC Big Bash League to kick off tomorrow; “Bash Brothers” Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum to star for Brisbane Heat as they take on reigning champions Adelaide Strikers.
  • Nicole Bolton smashes 15 runs in Super-Over as Perth Scorchers beat Hobart Hurricanes in thrilling Women’s Big Bash League clash.

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