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Newlands dream goes on for Philander

South African  seamer, Vernon Philander insisted that results were all that mattered after he starred with the ball to leave Sri Lanka on the ropes after two days of the second Sunfoil Test at PPC Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old took 4/27 to move past 150 Test wickets in his 39th match for South Africa as the tourists were bundled out for 110 in 43 overs, before the hosts extended their lead to 317 with all 10 second wickets intact.

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Rabada, Philander destroy Sri Lanka in Cape Town

Kagiso Rabada claimed his 50th Test wicket and Vernon Philander his 150th as South Africa took complete control against Sri Lanka after two days of the second Test at PPC Newlands in Cape Town on Tuesday. The pair shared eight wickets between them to help blast the tourists out for 110 in reply to the hosts’ 392, which they got thanks to Quinton de Kock’s third career century.

The young wicketkeeper struck an impressive 101 (124 balls, 11 fours) that enabled South Africa to add 95 for the final four wickets, before they then replied with an untroubled 35/0 in their second innings – a lead of 317 – to leave the Sri Lankans with plenty to do in order to avoid a series defeat.

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Ranji Trophy Semi-final: Jharkhand takes crucial 18 run lead against Gujarat

Jharkhand gained the upper hand in the Ranji Trophy semi-final as they reduced Gujarat to 100/4 in their second innings after taking a first innings lead with a total of 408 all out on the third day on Tuesday.

Resuming the day at 214-5, Jharkhand were lifted by overnight unbeaten batsman Ishank Jaggi (129), who shared a 97-run seventh wicket stand with Kaushal Singh (53) as the first time semi-finalists moved past Gujarat's first innings total of 390.

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Ranji Trophy Semi-final: Mumbai take 101 run lead against Tamil Nadu

Defending champions Mumbai took a pivotal 101-run first innings lead, after managing 406 on the third day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final against Tamil Nadu at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

For Tamil Nadu, Vijay Shankar scalped four wickets for 59 runs while Baba Aparajith took two wickets. Ashwin Crist, Thangarasu Natarajan and Raju Aushik Srinivas chipped in with one wicket each.

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Australian legend Arthur Morris inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

Former Australia cricketer Arthur Morris was on Tuesday inducted into the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Hall of Fame by ex-skipper Steve Waugh during the tea break on the opening day of the third Test between Australia and Pakistan.

Morris, who became the 82nd player to be inducted into the ICC CRicket Hall of Fame, was given the honour posthumously. His wife Judith Morris received a personalised cap from Waugh, himself an ICC Cricket Hall of Famer. Cricket Australia Chairman David Peever was also present at the occasion.

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