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India on the 2nd day of 2nd test v New Zealand struck back to get a slender 7 runs lead in the 1st innings. The Hagley oval pitch, started assisting the Indian seamers, & the Kiwis started losing wickets quickly. Latham was the only one to the 50 mark with 52. India who were on verge of a big lead, their hopes were scorched by a 51 runs stand for the 9th wicket between Jamieson, who missed his maiden fifty in tests by just 1 run & Wagner. Jadeja pulled off an absolute screamer to see the back of Wagner, which left him absolutely stunned. Jadeja put up a goalkeeper dive and brought off one of the best catches, you would ever see in test matches in the outfield. Shami picked up 4 wickets. The pitch also had turn available for the spinners. India in the 2nd innings were 90 for 6 with Boult swinging out 3 Indian wickets. Pant & Vihari at crease at close of play & Jadeja have to get as many runs possible on the 3rd day for the Indians to have a fling at the Kiwis to win the 2nd test. Kohli once again, failed, this time lbw to a indipper from Grandomme for just 14 runs.

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Sri Lanka clean swept the West Indians in the odi series 3 nil with a close win by just 6 runs in the final over. Experienced Angelo Mathews, who last bowled in the year 2015 was the hero picking up all the vital Windies wickets & then in the final over with 13 runs needed & a attacking Fabian Allen at the crease, he nipped his wicket & kept the number 11 batsman Cottrell absolutely quiet. Earlier, Lanka made 301 for 9 with Kusal Mendis topt scoring with 55 & contributions from Karunatne & Perera 44 apiece, Dhananjay De silve 51 & Thisara Perera making 38. Alzarri Joseph got 4 wickets. West Indies in the chase, had the first four batsmen doing well with Hope 72, Ambris 60, Pooran 50 & Pollard 49. Fabian Allen biffed 37 of 15 balls with 2 fours & 3 huge sixes, but Mathews had the last laugh.

Bangladesh started the odi series v Zimbabwe with a real bang as they won by the highest margin of runs 169 in the 1st odi. Liton Das got his 2nd odi ton in a Bangladesh total of 321 for 6. Zimbabwe were never equal to the challenge using wickets at regular intervals. Debutant off spinning all rounder, Wesley Madhevere impressed in the bowling & made the highest score in the innings of 35 of 44 balls with 5 fours. Saifuddin bowled superbly getting 3 wickets & hit 3 sixes in the final over of Bangladesh innings.

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