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Published: Saturday | December 7, 2013 Comments 0
Australian captain Michael Clarke
Australian captain Michael Clarke

  • Under-19s lose first ODI
CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (CMC):

West Indies Under-19s failed to capitalise on an advantage and lost to Bangladesh Under-19s by 104 runs in the first Youth One- Day International here yesterday.

Bangladesh recovered from a precarious slump to eventually score a formidable 222 for nine in their 50 overs and bowled out West Indies for 118 in 44.5 overs at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

The homeside plunged to 84 for six in the 31st over, in danger of being skittled out for a low score after winning the toss and electing to bat.

A 119-run stand between Mosaddek Hossain (77) and Saeed Sarkar (83) boosted the score beyond 200.

West Indies captain Ramaal Lewis was the most successful bowler taking 3 for 24, while Gudakesh Motie and Allen picked up two wickets apiece.

  • Aussies in control

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP):

Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin scored centuries as Australia ran rampant before declaring at 570-9, then Mitchell Johnson produced the fastest spell of the Ashes series to bowl Alastair Cook and bother the other England batsmen in a fiery finish to Day two Friday in the second Test.

After all the talk of a low and slow Adelaide Oval pitch, Johnson repeatedly bowled in excess of 150 kph (93 mph) in his first two overs and beat captain Cook (3) for pace and late swing to knock out his off stump at 9-1.

Michael Carberry (20) and Joe Root (9) navigated the remainder of the 21 overs before stumps to help England reach 35-1, narrowly avoiding a run out and an lbw decision in the last two balls.

Australia set up a dominating day when Clarke (148) and Haddin (118) shared a 200-run sixth-wicket stand, starting with 116 runs in the morning session after Australia resumed at 273-5.

  • Ferdinand to work for BBC at World Cup

LONDON (AP):

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand will assess his former England teammates' performances during the World Cup next year.

The BBC said Ferdinand will be part of its punditry team in Brazil, alongside former England players Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Phil Neville.

Ferdinand has 81 caps with England. He was called up for England's qualifiers in March, but later withdrew from the squad and retired from international football.

Ferdinand, who will also have a role with social-media content during the tournament, said, "I'll be cheering on England, especially with quite a few of my clubmates involved. But there'll be a great array of Premier League players on display throughout the tournament and I'm excited to see how they all perform on the big stage".

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