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Cricket-Smith, Warner give Australia strong start after Renshaw loss

DHARAMSALA, India, March 25 Steve Smith continued his prolific run with the bat and David Warner capitalised on an early reprieve to give Australia a strong start on the opening day of the fourth and final test on Saturday.

Cricket-Test Series India v Australia scoreboard

March 25 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the first day in the fourth and final Test between India and Australia on Saturday in Dharamsala, India Australia 1st innings D. Warner not out 54 M. Renshaw b U. Yadav 1 S. Smith not out 72 Extras (lb-4) 4 Total (for 1 wickets, 31 overs) 1

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UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series New Zealand v South Africa scoreboard

March 25 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day in the third and final Test between New Zealand and South Africa on Saturday in Hamilton, New Zealand South Africa 1st innings D. Elgar b de Grandhomme 5 T. de Bruyn c Latham b Henry 0 H. Amla b de Grandhomme 50 J. Duminy c Patel b Henry 20 F. du Plessis not out 33 T. Bavuma

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UPDATE 2-Cricket-Rain ends first day's play in third NZ-S.Africa test

* Rain expected for entire test (Updates after play abandoned)

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Cricket-Unchanged Australia bat against India sans Kohli in decider

DHARAMSALA, India, March 25 Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat against an Indian side missing their inspirational skipper Virat Kohli through injury in the fourth and final test on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup, 9:30am IST

Cricket-Test Series India v Australia line-ups

March 25 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the fourth and final Test between India and Australia on Saturday in Dharamsala, India Australia won toss and decided to bat India: Lokesh Rahul, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav Australia: David Warner, Matt Renshaw, Steven Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Steve

Cricket World Cup, 9:25am IST

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Injured Kohli misses final test against Australia

DHARAMSALA, India, March 25 India captain Virat Kohli was ruled out of the fourth and final test against Australia shortly before the start of the match on Saturday with a shoulder injury he had suffered in the previous match in Ranchi.

Cricket World Cup, 9:07am IST

Cricket-Injured Kohli out of final test against Australia - India batting coach

DHARAMSALA, India, March 25 India captain Virat Kohli will miss the fourth and final test against Australia with a shoulder injury he had suffered in the previous match in Ranchi, batting coach Sanjay Bangar said before the start of the match on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup, 8:51am IST

Cricket-Henry grabs two as NZ hold advantage in third test

WELLINGTON, March 25 Matt Henry grabbed two wickets to give New Zealand the upper hand on the first day of the third test against South Africa on Saturday as the tourists went into an early lunch on 71 for three at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Cricket World Cup, 6:14am IST

Cricket-South Africa win toss, elect to bat in third test v NZ

WELLINGTON, March 25 South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat in the third test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.

Cricket World Cup, 3:51am IST

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.