Australia Dedicates Cricket World Cup Win to Late Teammate

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Australia captain Michael Clarke dedicated his team’s Cricket World Cup victory to the memory of teammate Phillip Hughes, who was killed during a match in November.

“I think for everybody in Australian cricket it’s been really tough few months,” Clarke said, according to the BBC. “Tonight is certainly dedicated to our little brother and our teammate Phillip Hughes.”

Hughes was struck in the head by a ball and was rushed to a hospital for emergency surgery. He remained a medically-induced coma for two days before his death. He was 25.

Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the World Cup final on Sunday. It was a record fifth World Cup victory for the Australians, and their fourth in the last five tournaments. No other country has won more than twice.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s test career—in five charts (Immediate Retirement from Test Cricket)


Mahendra Dhoni has announced his immediate retirement from Test Cricket.

Originally posted on Quartz:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led India to its first cricket world cup victory in 28 years, its first T20 world cup victory and the top spot in the game’s one-day international and test rankings, has announced his retirement from test cricket.

Dhoni’s decision to move away from the longer form of the game comes amid the Indian team’s tour of Australia, with one test match remaining in the series. He will, however, continue to play in other formats of the game.

Although India’s most successful test captain with 27 wins, the 33-year-old has struggled to maintain his record in recent years, particularly in overseas test encounters.

These five charts capture Dhoni’s test cricket record.




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