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Dinesh Karthik appointed new skipper of KKR

India’s wicket-keeper, batsman Dinesh Karthik has been appointed as Kolkata Knight Riders’ new Captain & Robin Uthappa as Vice Captain. The announcement was made in the KKR-Star Sports show called Knight Club. Present on the occasion were KKR’s MD & CEO, Mr Venky Mysore, and Dinesh Karthik himself.

Dinesh Karthik who has played 152 games since the inception of IPL said, “It is an honour to represent Kolkata Knight Riders, one of the most successful franchises in the VIVO IPL and I look forward to this new challenge. I am excited about the squad that has been assembled, which has a great combination of experience and youth. I will do my best to represent brand KKR and the millions of KKR fans.”

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Morkel nears 300 club as Australia take lead past 400

Morne Morkel took three of the six wickets he needs in his farewell series to join the 300 club as the Standard Bank Proteas made a creditable fightback on the third day of the first Sunfoil Test match against Australia at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Saturday.

On another day shortened by bad light Morkel took 3/42 in 13.4 overs to take his career total to 297 while Keshav Maharaj took 3/93 in 28 overs to give him eight dismissals in the match. AB de Villliers had another busy day in the slips and has now taken 5 catches in the match.

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New Zealand beat West Indies in last ball thriller

A century by opener Sophie Devine and some calm heads in the field have helped New Zealand to a thrilling one-run win over the West Indies at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln today.

Having been sent into bat in the opening game of the three-match ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) series, the host’s posted 287-9 from their 50 overs, led by a strong showing from the top order.

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Starc, Lyon run through Proteas as Australia take charge of 1st Test

Australia took a firm grip on the first Sunfoil Test match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday as the Standard Bank Proteas struggled first to avoid the follow on target and then get anywhere close to the visitors’ first innings total on the second day.

AB de Villiers stood man alone as none of the other specialist batsmen stayed long enough to share a substantial partnership with him. The major damage was done first by the spin of Nathan Lyon and then by the ability of Mitchell Starc to reverse swing the old ball effectively.

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West Indies survive scare against UAE in World Cup Qualifier

The spin and pace combination of Nikita Miller and Kemar Roach saved the Windies blushes in their ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 warm-up match against the United Arab Emirates when they bowled the two-time former world champions to a 32-run victory at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.

The Windies were heading for an embarrassing defeat when they were spun out for 115 in 33.4 overs after being 31 for no loss at one stage with wrist spinner Imran Haider claiming four for 16, off-spinner Rohan Mustafa bagging two for 10 and left-arm spinner Ahmed Raza snapping up two for 14.

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Maharaj claims vital wickets on Kingsmead debut

Keshav Maharaj celebrated his home ground Test match debut with the key wickets of Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh on the opening day of the Sunfoil Test Series between the Standard Bank Proteas and Australia at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday.

When bad light brought an early close with Australia on 225/5 after 76 overs after the visitors had won the toss on a good, although slow, batting surface, the match was evenly poised.

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South Africa vs Australia: 1st Test Preview

Proteas Test captain, Faf du Plessis, returns to lead the squad for the first Sunfoil Test match against Australia starting at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Thursday. The captain has recovered from the finger injury that side-lined him for the limited-overs series against India.

His return is a welcome boost to the injury-free list, with AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock also making full recoveries ahead of the match. Temba Bavuma has not recovered satisfactorily from the hand fracture, and is not available for selection for the match.

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