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Australian seamer Jackson Bird claimed two crucial wickets just before rain stopped play on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan at the MCG on Monday.
Cricket Australia high-performance manager Pat Howard has previously said Australia should embrace the prospect of two teams being in action nearly simultaneously.
Rain is forecast to hit Melbourne on each of the remaining day's play.
Pakistani stalwart Azhar Ali has been given medical clearance after he suffered a blow to his helmet while fielding at short leg during the second Test in Melbourne.
The succession of rain delays frustrated Pakistan, who are 1-0 down in the series and desperate to win at the MCG after their late Gabba heroics. A drawn series would be enough for them to retain the nameless trophy after winning in the Middle East in 2014.
The Test victory in Brisbane came with a pink ball which softened faster than the traditional red, and did not provide the same reverse swing Starc is so good at extracting.
Nic Maddinson has yet to fire with the bat in his Test career.
Wade was also under pressure, bringing scores of four, seven and one not out since his recall in the dead rubber test against South Africa in Adelaide.
"I know I've missed out in a couple of games but I'm not too stressed about it".
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Mentally, I think the Steelers need to nail the coffin shut on the regular season, so to speak, and put another win together. The other was a Chiefs win over Denver, but now KC is in either way. "We just went into attack mode", Roethlisberger said.
"It's a lot greener than I've seen it in the past couple of years", Smith said.
Opener Azhar Ali had led the way with an outstanding 139 and Mohammad Amir was 28.
With players now competing regularly in three formats of the game, managing their workloads has become increasingly tricky. "We had a chat as well that he wanted to score a century and that he wanted his name on the board at the MCG".
"They've actually blunted that attack quite well".
As things stand, for me, he is still the single best spin bowling option Australia has available to it.
On 99, though, Azhar glanced two runs down the leg-side off Maddinson to bring up the milestone, giving a little hop of joy before embracing Shafiq in celebration.
Wasim told the Express Tribune: "Pakistan needed to strike with the new ball - if you don't get quick wickets, you will always struggle to control the scoring rate".
He and Amir are likely to come out with all guns blazing in the morning to add quick runs and then send Australia in to bat.
The Jewish priests, among them Judah the Hammer, revolted against the Syrians and expelled them from the temple", Goldstein said. When they're planning their holiday gifts, they decide which ones will be for Christmas and which ones for Hanukkah .
San Francisco's season from hell will conclude next Sunday, when the Seattle Seahawks travel to Levi's Stadium. "It's disgusting . But numerous young players feel like the game Saturday provided an example that will follow them throughout their careers.
Ties between the US and Israel remain strained and Israeli officials are ramping up their criticism of the Obama Administration. Netanyahu holds Obama personally responsible for the USA abstaining from the Security Council vote, The Jewish Press reported.
On Tuesday, the Russian, Turkish, and Iranian defense ministers will meet in Moscow to discuss Aleppo and the situation in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 60 buses were sent to pick up 3,000 gunmen and civilians remaining.
Campaigns have been launched and protests are scheduled to try and deny Trump the 270 votes he needs to win outright. So far, the only GOP elector who has gone public with his decision to vote his "conscience" is Christopher Suprun .
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Blount scored two touchdowns, but was otherwise stuffed on nearly every other attempt he had, at just 20 carries for 50 yards. Presumably, the Patriots will face better quarterbacks in the postseason than Petty or his replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick .
The center also said citing those evacuated by the last convoy that all those wishing to leave eastern Aleppo were able to do so. A plan for the safe passage out of combatants and civilians had failed to materialise on Wednesday.
Ravens have won four straight and six of seven in series. 1 Games in which the Minnesota Vikings have gained 100 yards rushing. Rivalry or not, there's a lot at stake. "The Pittsburgh and Ravens rivalry is pretty fierce, pretty intense, hard-hitting".
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With nothing to play for in Week 17 against the New York Jets, the Bills will also start a different quarterback on Sunday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start against the Bills, backed up presumably by not-ready rookie Christian Hackenburg.
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The Salvation Army in Manitowoc County was at only 50 percent of its Red Kettle Campaign goal for 2016 before the donation. The Salvation Army donation kettles have become a popular sight among most shoppers.
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A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Green is not expected to play in the regular-season finale against Baltimore. LaFell has six touchdown receptions this season, one shy of the career high he set with New England in 2014.
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Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth will be calling the game from the booth, and Heather Cox will serve as the sideline reporter. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants and can end their chances at a division title with a win.
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They went on sale this month but are in very short supply, so if you order them now you won't get them in time for Christmas. This means that if you recycle them in the traditional way by meshing them you will get a fire at your recycling factory.
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On 1989, Gabor was accused of slapping the face of a Beverly Hills police officer when he stopped her for traffic violation. Gabor lost as much as $10 million to Bernard Madoff's huge Ponzi scheme, her lawyer, Chris Fields, said in January 2008.
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Winston has cut down on his mistakes in year two and has benefited from a healthy and productive wide receiver in Mike Evans . Under that scenario, the Redskins would finish, at worst, 9-6-1, while the Bucs and Packers could get to only 9-7.
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Justin Forsett - who was signed off the street earlier in the week - paced the team in rushing attempts and rushing yards. It is more hard to run the table in the regular season, as the Patriots did in 2007, than it is to win a Super Bowl.