Cricket-Sri Lanka's Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconduct

Feb 21 Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday.

FACTBOX-Cricket-India v Australia test series

NEW DELHI, Feb 21 Factbox on the four-test series between India and Australia, which starts at Pune on Thursday:

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PREVIEW-Cricket-India keen to take down Australia for perfect end to season

NEW DELHI, Feb 21 The Indian test juggernaut, with Virat Kohli at the wheel, has crushed almost everything in its path over the last 18 months and Australia will have to conjure up something special if they are to upset the hosts in their four-match series.

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Cricket-No Samuels in Windies ODI squad for England series

Feb 20 West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been left out of their 15-man squad for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) series against England.

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UPDATE 1-Cricket-England's Stokes hits jackpot in IPL auction

BANGALORE, Feb 20 England's Ben Stokes fetched a staggering $2.17 million in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) player auction on Monday, with the Rising Pune Supergiants splashing out in a frenzied bidding war to land the explosive all-rounder.

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Cricket-Pakistan's Afridi retires from international cricket

Feb 20 Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from international cricket, but said he wants to play in his country's domestic league for two more years.

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Cricket-Gunaratne inspires Sri Lanka to series victory over Australia

Feb 19 All-rounder Asela Gunaratne struck a superb 84 off 46 balls to inspire Sri Lanka to a dramatic two-wicket victory over Australia in the second Twenty20 International in South Geelong, Victoria on Sunday.

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Cricket-Smith replaces Dhoni as Pune skipper, Starc pulls out of IPL

NEW DELHI, Feb 19 Australia skipper Steve Smith will replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the Rising Pune Supergiants captain in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Cricket-Calm De Villiers leads South Africa to win over NZ

* South Africa captain guides his side to victory (Adds quotes)

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UPDATE 1-Cricket-One Day International New Zealand v South Africa scoreboard

Feb 19 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between New Zealand and South Africa on Sunday in Hamilton, New Zealand New Zealand Innings D. Brownlie c Behardien b Morris 31 T. Latham lbw b Morris 0 K. Williamson b Shamsi 59 R. Taylor c&b Morris 1 N. Broom c Behardien b Morris

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Dhoni: the legacy of a cricket champion

When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.