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Australia announce 15-member squad for ICC Champions Trophy

Australia on Wednesday declared their 15-member squad for the ICC Champions Trophy to be played in England next month.

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When Shane Watson was floored!

When Shane Watson was floored!

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John Buchanan says move to drop players could be ‘masterstroke’ by Mickey Arthur

Former Australia coach John Buchanan believes that the sacking of four players was a hard-line strategy, which could either make Mickey Arthur an Ashes hero or finish his career as an Aussie coach.

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Centenary Test ends with the result exactly what it was in the first-ever Test match!

March 17, 1977. The Centenary Test ended in a thrilling finale and a result out of fairy tales. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the final day’s cricket of this spectacular sporting occasion.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground hosts first-ever Test

When team of touring English professionals faced a combined eleven comprising of Victoria and New South Wales cricketers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, they did not realise they were playing the first ever Test.

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Dennis Lillee knocks over six Englishmen in the Centenary Test

March 13, 1977. As old English and Australian cricketers assembled from over the world for the match to mark the centenary of Test cricket, Dennis Lillee produces a remarkable spell of bowling that knocked England over for just 95 in the first innings. Arunabha Sengupta recalls the first half of what turned out to be a fascinating game of cricket.

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Jack Hobbs and Don Bradman: A golden link across generations

The Test where Jack Hobbs and Don Bradman both lit up Melbourne.

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England better than Australia on all fronts, reckons Michael Vaughan

It's not just India who are rejoicing Australia's drubbing in the first two Tests but also England as weeks before the Ashes series, former skipper Michael Vaughan declared that the British team is better than Australia in every department.

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Arthur Mailey narrowly misses capturing 10 wickets in a Test innings

February 15, 1921. Arthur Mailey captured nine English wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and could have taken all ten if Patsy Hendren had not been dropped off his bowling. Arunabha Sengupta recalls the inimitable wrist-spinner who bowled like a millionaire.

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Eddie Paynter gets out of hospital bed to score match-changing 83 in an Ashes Test against Australia

Despite running a temperature of 102°F, Eddie Paynter got up from his hospital bed, took a taxi to the ground, got into the dressing room in his pyjamas, changed into his cricketing whites and proceeded to score 83.

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