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Cricket: Australia prepares for sleepless nights

Cricket: Australia prepares for sleepless nights

Australian cricket fans prepared themselves for one final decent night's sleep before seven weeks glued to television sets deep into the small hours watching the Ashes series beamed around the world from Europe.

Cricket: Brilliant Younus guides Pakistan to series win

Younus Khan's epic unbeaten 171 guided Pakistan to their highest successful run chase, the tourists easing to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to clinch the three-match series by a 2-1 margin.

Cricket: Johnson fired up for Ashes opener

Cricket: Johnson fired up for Ashes opener

Eighteen months after battering the confidence of English batsmen, Mitchell Johnson has been fine-tuning his preparations for this week's Ashes opener in Cardiff by peppering his Australian teammates in the nets.

Cricket: Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top

Cricket: Masood, Younus centuries put Pakistan on top

Pakistan's Shan Masood struck his maiden test century and Younus Khan his 30th to fuel their spirited chase for a daunting 377-run victory target in the series-deciding third and final test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.

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