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Afghanistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI Date: 25th December 2015 Series Info: Five Match ODI Series Venue: Sharjah We haven’t seen much of Team Afghanistan at the International stage. While unfortunately the country has been in midst of war and other turbulent phases but that hasn’t affected the spirits of the players. Expect some fireworks from Team Afghanistan. Zimbabwe on the other hand, would take this series very seriously as they need to clock some wins in their International calendar. What else would be better than taking the inexperienced Afghanistan team for a ride? TEAM ANALYSIS Afghanistan For them they have…

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West Indies’ Tour of Australia 2015 The Boxing Day Test is like an excitement of its own. Played traditionally in Australia, this time it’s West Indies who have the series on stake for them. They lost the first Test badly and are now looking for a sweet revenge. Can they end their tour on a high? EVENT Game: Australia vs. West Indies, 2nd Test Date: 26th to 30th December 2015 Series Info: Australia lead by 1-0 Venue: Melbourne TEAM ANALYSIS AUSTRALIA- With Steven Smith injured, Australia need not press the panic button. Their bowlers are doing well and batsman even…

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Hamilton: Sri Lanka had their chances, infact many of them, but New Zealand covered it with their all-round performance to seal the series 2-0. On the fourth day, they required just 47 runs to win and had as many as five wickets. Kane Williamson emerged as the hero, hitting a scintillating century to take the Kiwis home in the 55th over. Kane Williamson also became the no.1 batsman in ICC World Test Ranking. MATCH SUMMARY Stumps, Day 4 SRI LANKA          1st Innings 80.1 Overs     292 A Mathews          77 (125)     T Southee       3-63 M Siriwardana     62 (81)      T Boult             2-51…

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Hamilton: New Zealand bowlers came out with a stupendous bowling performance to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 133 runs in their second innings to set up an achievable 189 runs target to win the match. In the morning, Sri Lanka took the final wicket of New Zealand’s second innings to clean them up for 237 runs and take a handy first innings lead of 55 runs. But the test match went in for a roller-coaster ride as Sri Lanka got off to a rollicking start of 71 runs opening stand before coming apart like a deck of cards. Tim…

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Match Venue: Vitality Stadium Match Date: 26 December 2015 Team Analysis Crystal Palace A win over the Stoke gives the eagles an advantage to tie up with Tottenham and Manchester United on the league table. Palace now had a back to back win after a draw match result against Everton. Meanwhile Palace coach Alan Pardew hails the player for sealing a victorious win on the said campaign. The eagles were led by Connor Wickham, and the last goal comes from the substitute Lee Chung-Yong. Lee Chung-Yong’s goal was his first in the Premier League since April 2011. Palace edge over…

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Match Venue: Stadio Alberto Braglia Match Date: 20 December 2015 Team Analysis Juventus After struggling in the opening of the season, Juventus proves that they can actually change their faith by climbing up the fourth spot on Serie A ranking table. Beating the Fiorentina with the final score of 3-1 last weekend give the Juve a six winning streak. The three goals were secured by Cuadrado, Mandzukic and Dybala. Now that the team shows a non-stop impressive performance in their previous matches it will absolutely be easy for them to seal a win on their upcoming match. Carpi A total…

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Southampton vs. Tottenham Match Date: 19 December 2015 Match Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium Team Analysis Southampton After a twelve winning streak against Crystal Club from the previous season a new record was made as the Eagles beat the Saints on the recent match this weekend, ending it with 1-0. The struggle continuous as the Southampton now had a record of 4 losing streak, one of the result was considered as draw. A total of 21 field goals were recorder, leaving the Saints on the twelve spot on the league table. Meanwhile Jose Fonte the center of the Saints stated that,…

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Hobart: This storyline was expected, but by this margin certainly not. Steven Smith’s Australia came down heavily on the inexperienced West Indies side to crush them by an innings and 212 runs. The defeat, one of their biggest highest in Tests, made the game look like a one-horse race as the match ended in a predictable manner. Neither did West Indies manage to match up with Australia’s mammoth first innings total of 584-4 declared, nor did they come up with an improved performance in their second innings. All they did were, fall apart like a bunch of cards, even without…

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Hobart: The Hobart Test unfolded as expected as Australia grabbed the early advantage and seem to be in the driver’s seat in the game after scoring a mammoth 583 runs in their first innings. Had it been any other full-strength team, Australia would have looked to continue but Steven Smith chose to declare the innings in order to push for a victory. Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Australia’s openers Joe Burns (33) and David Warner (64) were off to decent start, making 75 runs for the first wicket. West Indies hit back strongly and reduced them to…

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Match Venue: Camp Nou Match Date: 12 December 2015 Team Analysis Deportivo A secured game had been made if Deportivo just tried to tighten their defense against their rival Sevilla last weekend, the match ended with a 1-1 score resulting to draw. Meanwhile Deportivo’s manager Victor Sanchez is the primary reason why the team secured the sixth spot on the ranking table, with a total of 22points overall in their 14 matches. Lucas Perez the striker of the team is expected to help the club to reign against their upcoming match with the top leading league Barcelona. Barcelona Front runner…

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