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Australia’s first Test win at Lord’s

In 1888, Test cricket was only 11 years old. Only England and Australia used to play Test cricket in that era and England were maintaining a healthy lead over Australia. In the previous four years, England had won 10 Test matches and Australia had managed two. Even in February 1888, …

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Michael Slater and his love for 356

Michael Slater, a New South Wales player, was picked in the Australian Test side for the Ashes series in 1993 in England. In the first Test of the series at Old Trafford, Manchester, Slater made his debut and was joined by another debutant, pacer Brendan Julian. Being an opener, Slater …

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What Australia’s final Ashes squad might look like

The World Cup fervor has died down and the soothing flavour of Test cricket is back with the most iconic Test series of all, The Ashes. After winning the 2017/18 Ashes series in Australia by 4-0, the Aussies arrive in England for the return series.  This series will also mark …

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Ashes 2019: Part 1: Three amazing Ashes knocks that went in vain

Cricket, like every other sport, remembers performances that result in victories while the ones that come in losses die slowly with little reminiscence value. The Ashes, pinnacle of Test series’, is set to unfold yet another time and here we roll the clock back to look at some extraordinary performances. …

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World Cup Flashback: When the Ashes rivals met on the world stage for the first time

The Ashes rivalry between Australia and England has always been intense and it continues to be so, even today. However, another dimension was added to their rivalry with the inaugural edition of the World Cup in 1975. The two sides met in an intense semi-final clash during the tournament. Stakes …

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ICC World Cup 2019: The wrath of the underdog batsmen

From drab one-sided affairs to rain-affected weeks, the ICC World Cup 2019 has taken a turn for the better and how! With Afghanistan running India for their money and West Indies nearly toppling New Zealand at Manchester, the World Cup has exploded into life after an underwhelming start. The anticipations …

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Preview: High-flying Bangladesh take on rampant Australia

After registering a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over the West Indies in the previous match, the Bangladeshi tigers look pumped up for a giant kill as they take on Australia at Trent Bridge, in Nottingham, on Thursday. Australia are also coming into this match on the back of a comprehensive 87-run …

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