England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day
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Proteas captain AB de Villiers became the fastest batsman to 9000 ODI runs with a four in South Africa's match against New Zealand at Wellington | Feb 25, 2017
49.6 TA Boult to WD Parnell, 1 run, out, full on leg stump, heaves it to deep midwicket, they go for two and have they made it? The third umpire will confirm this, and Paul Reiffel sees that though Parnell is well past his crease, his bat is in the air | Feb 25, 2017
49.5 TA Boult to WD Parnell, 4 runs, comes down the track, preempting the yorker and though he mistimes the slash over cover, he beats the two men up inside the circle and then onto the boundary. Calculated strike. Parnell's doing really well | Feb 25, 2017
48.3 TG Southee to AB de Villiers, 4 runs, overpitched and it's smashed over mid-off. Misses his mark by a few inches and that's more than enough for most batsmen, let alone one of de Villiers' class. | Feb 25, 2017
49.1 TA Boult to AB de Villiers, 4 runs, what a strike! He manages to sweep an overpitched delivery one bounce to the square leg boundary. You just cant time a cross-bat shot when it's that full and yet somehow those laws don't apply to AB de Villiers | Feb 25, 2017
49.2 TA Boult to AB de Villiers, out, caught at the boundary, Neesham pulls off another superb grab, timing his jump perfectly | Feb 25, 2017
47.1 TA Boult to AB de Villiers, 4 runs, shot! He knows Boult will go yorker, so he moves across outside off, gets down low for the scoop and when it is a low full toss, it makes things all the more easier. Finds the gap to the left of long leg | Feb 25, 2017
46.1 TG Southee to AB de Villiers, 6 runs, fly away, you beauty. Brings up the fifty partnership and what a shot it is too. Drives at a back of a length ball and manages to get enough wood on the shot to clear cover | Feb 25, 2017
44.1 LH Ferguson to AB de Villiers, 2 runs, excellent shot through square leg to bring up his half-century. The 51st of his career, and extremely vital to South Africa today. On a slow pitch, he's managing to maintain a strike-rate in the high 80s without breaking into a sweat | Feb 25, 2017
How AB de Villiers went from being a slow starter to absolutely smash the record for the fastest batsman to 9000 ODI runs
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Ben Stokes, Tymal Mills, Pat Cummins feature in the hits, while Ishant Sharma misses out on an IPL contract this season
A look at the uncapped players who attracted the highest bids in the 2017 IPL auction
Ben Stokes fetched the highest bid of the day and his compatriots were not far behind as the England players were in high demand this auc...
After Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan attracted bids in the IPL auction, Ajit Agarkar and Gaurav Kalra talk about what these players will b...
Team-wise breakdown and top buys from the 2017 IPL auction in Bangalore