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Steven Smith ducks under a bouncer early on the third day of the Gabba Test against India
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Mark Nicholas: Australia's new captain has shown more responsibility in his batting without shedding his youthful bravado

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Ricky Ponting: The new stand-in captain has the makings of a long-term leader

Rick Darling: bouncer magnet

Sidharth Monga meets the former Australia batsman and realises how perilous batting was back in the day

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Ian Chappell: Who will replace the worn-down Clarke? And can Kohli curb his emotions enough to be a good captain?

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Rob Steen: Two courageous cricketers who, when faced with extreme tragedy, understood that the show must go on

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All Sehwag's children

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Steven Smith ramps the ball over the slips
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Steven Smith pulls
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Mitchell Marsh was bowled shouldering arms
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Steven Smith ducks under a bouncer
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Tim Ludeman carved out the fastest fifty in the Big Bash League
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Kevin Pietersen, batting with a helmet camera, struck a half-century
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 Australia 301/6
Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg at Sydney
Dec 19, 2014 (19:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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