December 19th, 2006

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Canada confirm Pak-India legends match

Confusion over a cricket match between Pakistan and India Legends sides appears to have been slightly eased with the announcement that the match is all set to take place on March 3 at the 60,000-capacity Rogers Center here.

Ben Sennik, the president of the Canadian Cricket Association, confirmed the match was going ahead at a news conference in Toronto. He added that the event has full support of the Canadian board and anticipated a sell-out crowd.

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Pakistan tour was disappointing for me: Gayle

West Indian batsman Chris Gayle admits that the tour of Pakistan was personally disappointing for him but called for the West Indies to have a steady squad for the World Cup to be played in the Caribbean early next year.

Commenting on the just-concluded Pakistan tour, during which the Windies lost both the Test and One-day International (ODI) series, Gayle said conditions in Pakistan were bit cooler unlike India.

“In the last ODI (at Karachi) we came up a bit short defending 238. I think we should have got more runs on the board. It was a flat pitch and Pakistan came out easy in the end with a lot of wickets in hand,” he expressed.

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PCB invite Shoaib, Asif for conditioning camp

Pakistan on Monday announced an extended list of 25 players for a conditioning camp starting from December 26 in Lahore ahead of next month’s tour of South Africa with chief selector Wasim Bari terming it as the “core unit” for the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

Fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, still under a cloud following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision to contest the lifting of their doping bans, were included in the list along with another banned medium pacer Shabbir Ahmed.

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Warne one away from 700 wkts

Cricket’s consummate showman Shane Warne followed the oldest rule in the business on Monday. He left them wanting more.

When Warne bowled Monty Panesar to complete Australia’s 206-run win in the third Ashes Test against England at the WACA Ground, clinching its 3-0 series victory, he had his 699th Test wicket.

It was enough. The fact the Ashes were returning to Australia 15 months after they were lost to England gave Warne, his teammates and more than 12,000 people at the ground plenty to celebrate.

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Sreesanth, Kumble bowl India to historic Test win

Leg-spinner Anil Kumble took three wickets as India completed an historic triumph by beating South Africa by 123 runs on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium here on Monday.

A defiant 97 by Ashwell Prince could not prevent India from achieving their first Test win in three tours of South Africa. Prince and Shaun Pollock, virtually the only South Africans who shone in the match, put on 67 for the seventh wicket, their team’s highest partnership of either innings, to delay India’s victory celebrations.

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Australia win back Ashes

Australia regained the Ashes with a 206-run win following another spectacular English batting collapse on the final day of the third Test at the WACA Ground here on Monday.

The victory gave Australia an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series, with two Tests, in Melbourne and Sydney, remaining. There were jubilant scenes as the Australians atoned for losing the Ashes 2-1 in England in 2005.

Set an unlikely 557 to win after Australia declared at 527 for five late on the third day, England looked to have some hope of at least saving the match, and the series, when they were 336 for five shortly before lunch on the last day, with both Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff at the wicket.

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