Smith lambasts batsmen after another collapse

Smith lambasts batsmen after another collapse

MELBOURNE: Australia captain Steve Smith has accused his batsmen of “panicking” under pressure and demanded they show more starch after another collapse against India saw the side thrashed by 50 runs in the second one-day international in Kolkata on Thursday.

India set Australia 252 to chase at Eden Gardens and defended it with

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Jonny Bairstow century guides England to routine ODI win over West Indies

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• First ODI: West Indies 204-9; England 210-3
• Yorkshireman makes unbeaten 100 from 97 balls

Jonny Bairstow in his latest role as a one-day international opening batsman – and wizard boundary fielder – shepherded his side to the simplest of victories in the first match of the series. England cruised home by seven wickets on the nearest we are lik

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Danny Cipriani’s hopes of England recall ended by knee ligament tear

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• Cipriani out for eight to 12 weeks with injury suffered against Harlequins
• Wasps No10 at best fifth in Eddie Jones’s fly-half pecking order

 Danny Cipriani may be out of action until December after sustaining a medial knee ligament tear in Wasps’ Premiership defeat by Harlequins. He is not expected to resume playing for between eight and 12

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