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Australia chasing 9 wickets on final day to complete clean sweep

Pakistan need 410 more runs to win after reaching 55-1 in their second innings on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday. Australia has previously declared their second innings closed at 241-2 on the penultimate day after deciding not to enforce the follow-on.

Azhar Ali (11) and nightwatchman Yasir Shah (3) were at the crease when umpires ended the day's play.

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Abbott, Rossouw choose Hampshire over South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today that the national contracts of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw have been terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect. This follows the recent confirmation by Abbott and Rossouw that they have committed to take up a Kolpak contract at the start of the forthcoming England season.

Neither player will henceforth be considered for any future national selection.

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Pakistan veteran Younis Khan sets amazing new record

Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan on Thursday became the first player in Test cricket to score centuries in 11 countries that have hosted the longest format of the game. He has scored centuries in 10 countries and one at United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is currently Pakistan's home venue for international matches. Opponent countries refuse to play in Pakistan owing to security reasons.

The 39-year-old slammed his 34th century on the third day of the third Test match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

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17 year old Prithvi Shaw's debut ton takes Mumbai to Ranji Trophy final

Riding on debutant Prithvi Shaw's brilliant century, defending champions Mumbai cruised into the final of the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy after defeating Tamil Nadu by six wickets in the semi-final here on Thursday.

Mumbai, the 41 times champions, will now take on Gujarat in the final at Indore's Holkar Stadium from January 10.

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Pakistan stutter to 271-8 on Day 3 of Sydney Test

Pakistan reached 271/8, still trailing Australia by 267 runs on the rain-affected third day of the third Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Thursday.

Younis Khan (136) and Yasir Shah (5) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.

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