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Cricket-Malan savours maiden ton after "fun" battle with pacemen

BRISBANE, Dec 14 Having honed his game against "dibbly dobbly" deliveries in English county cricket, Dawid Malan was thrilled to conquer a hostile Australian pace assault to post his maiden century in the third Ashes test on Thursday.

UPDATE 3-Cricket-Malan inspires England with first ton of series

* Opening day overshadowed by fixing allegations (Adds quotes, details)

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series Australia v England scoreboard

Dec 14 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day in the third Test between Australia and England on Thursday in Perth, Australia England 1st innings A. Cook lbw b Starc 7 M. Stoneman c Paine b Starc 56 J. Vince c Paine b Hazlewood 25 J. Root c Paine b Cummins 20 D. Malan not out 110 J. Bair

Cricket-India's Rohit has the right stuff for limited-overs game

MUMBAI, Dec 14 Rohit Sharma has been unable to cement his place in India's test side but the right-handed batsman continues to show he has the right stuff for limited-overs formats.

Cricket-Stokes finally hits form in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, Dec 14 Banned England cricketer Ben Stokes finally found some form while playing in New Zealand as he smashed 93 in Canterbury's domestic Twenty20 match against Otago in Christchurch on Thursday.

Cricket-Four-day test to have minimum of 98 overs per day

Dec 14 A minimum of 98 overs will be played on each day of the inaugural four-day test between South Africa and Zimbabwe starting later this month in Port Elizabeth.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-No evidence Ashes test under fixing threat, says ICC

* Does not think test compromised (Adds Sutherland quotes, byline)

Cricket-Test Series Australia v England line-ups

Dec 14 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the third Test between Australia and England on Thursday in Perth, Australia England won toss and decided to bat Australia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith (capt), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Craig Overton, James Anderson

Cricket-England win toss, choose to bat in third Ashes test

PERTH, Dec 14 England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the third Ashes test against Australia in Perth on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Rohit smashes third ODI double ton in India's big win

MUMBAI, Dec 13 Opener Rohit Sharma smashed his third one-day international double century to set up India's comprehensive 141-run win against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Mohali on Wednesday.

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