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Clarke leads the way

Michael Clarke top scored for Australia as they set England a solid target of 250 runs to win the fifth Commonwealth Bank Series clash at the Gabba.
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McIntosh has his day

Tim McIntosh has been criticised for not batting quickly enough at times but he showed his one-day mettle when his 121 not out from 132 balls carried Auckland to a seven-wicket win over Otago at Colin Maiden Park on Sunday.
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Lessons for NZ to ponder

Pakistan bowler Umar Gul may have been on the outer in terms of World Cup thinking for his side but he showed against New Zealand in Christchurch on Saturday that he was not a bowler to be under-estimated.
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Pup eyes all options

Michael Clarke admits he's looking for answers and so desperate he is to find them, he was willing to fly back to Sydney to play a grade match for Western Suburbs.
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Tendulkar wants Cup

Sachin Tendulkar hopes India will draw on their achievement of becoming the No.1 Test nation as they try to capture the ICC World Cup.
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Time to stop tinkering?

Is it time for New Zealand to stop experimenting and front with their No.1 team?
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Pakistan crush NZ

New Zealand's rejigged rotation policy came unstuck and Ross Taylor's cameo captaincy crumbled in the third One-Day International with Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday.
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Bracken calls it quits

Former Australian quick Nathan Bracken has been forced into retirement due to ongoing injury problems.
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Woodcock to debut

Wellington left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock was handed his One-Day International debut as New Zealand made three changes and sent Pakistan into bat on a green Christchurch wicket on Saturday.
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Spinner to miss cut

Hamish Bennett will be thrown the new ball and either Nathan McCullum or debutant-in-waiting Luke Woodcock are likely to carry New Zealand's drinks against Pakistan on Saturday.
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England: We can win series

England paceman Chris Tremlett believes England can win the one-day international series against Australia, despite facing three more must-win games in order to achieve it.
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Taylor the succesor

Ross Taylor wants to be top dog. Saturday's third One-Day International against Pakistan in Christchurch is a chance to solidify his future rise in rank.
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Smith tips India

South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes India will be hard to beat for the ICC World Cup starting on the sub-continent next month.
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Kolkata venue stumped

The International Cricket Council has decided Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium will not be ready to host its first World Cup game in 2011.
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Williamson finds form

Kane Williamson took heed of the national selectors' advice in Northern Districts' thrilling one-day draw with Otago at Cobham Oval, Whangarei, on Thursday.
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Williamson told to lift

Seen as New Zealand cricket's most promising batsman, Kane Williamson is about to embark on a 'steep learning curve'.
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How's tough task

Jamie How has been guilty of not grasping opportunities, but a belter innings in Christchurch could thrust the fringe batsman into World Cup reckoning.
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Clarke: 300 too much

Australian skipper Michael Clarke conceded England's total of 8-299 was too big a target to chase in match four of the Commonwealth Bank One Day series at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday as Australia fell 21 runs short.
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Bennett to open?

There's a clash of interests brimming around who should open the New Zealand attack.
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Vettori makes way

Rotation spares no man. Ross Taylor will skipper New Zealand in the third One-Day International against Pakistan in Christchurch on Saturday as the revolving selection door moves into full swing.
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