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Bogut breaks leg on debut
for Cavs, who lose to Heat
broke his left leg less than one
minute into his Cleveland de-
but and the Cavaliers were
outgunned 106-98 on Mon-
day night by the surging Miami
Heat, who beat the NBA cham-
pions twice in three nights.
Dion Waiters scored 29 points,
Goran Dragic added 21 and the Heat
held off a late rally by the Cavs, who
trimmed a 20-point deficit to 103-
98 in the final minute. It could have
gotten tighter but LeBron James
missed a long 3-pointer before
Waiters banked one in with 12.2
Kyrie Irving scored 32 and James
had 30 points and 17 rebounds as
Cleveland dropped to 26-7 at
Miami has won 19 of 23, includ-
ing victories over Golden State,
Houston and two over Cleveland,
which now has to find another rim
protector after Bogut got hurt.
SPURS 112, ROCKETS 110
WARRIORS 119, HAWKS 111
CLIPPERS 116, CELTICS 102
PISTONS 109, BULLS 95
JAZZ 88, PELICANS 83
HORNETS 100, PACERS 88
NUGGETS 108, KINGS 96
NETS 122, GRIZZLIES 109
BUCKS 112, 76ERS 98
KNICKS 113, MAGIC 105
win's 25th five-wicket haul and a
cracked and uneven pitch propelled
India to a series-leveling, 75-run
win yesterday, when Australia's
batting lineup capitulated chas-
ing a victory target of 188 in the
On momentum-swinging day that
favored the bowlers, 16 wickets tum-
bled on the deteriorating Bangalore
Ashwin snared a match-winning
6-41 and Australia lost its last six
wickets for 11 runs to be all out for 112.
It was the third time India had de-
fended a target of 187 or less in bilat-
eral tests against the Australians, and
will give the hosts a confidence boost
after a crushing 333-run defeat in the
series-opening match at Pune.
The Australians were surprisingly
dominant on a crumbling wicket at
Pune, and were again in control for the
first three days of the second test ---
dismissing India for 189, setting up an
87-run lead by getting 276 in reply and
then having Virat Kohli's team reeling
at 120-4 in the second innings.
But a crucial 118-run fifth-wick-
et partnership between Cheteshwar
Pujara (92) and Ajinkya Rahane (52)
swung the momentum back to India.
Lokesh Rahul's 90 in the first innings
and gritty 51 in the second earned him
the player of the match award.
Kohli said he had become more con-
fident the closer to 200 India's lead got
on the fourth day.
"Pujara and Rahane had a champion
partnership --- the two best test bats-
men we have got, so much character
and technique and heart," Kohli said.
"Can't wait for Ranchi --- we need to
push that momentum further. The team
is not going to look back now."
The Australians rallied again on the
fourth morning, with paceman Josh
Hazlewood leading the way with a
career-best 6-67 and India losing its
last six wickets for 36 --- including four
in deliveries --- en route to being bowled
out for 274.
The Indian bowling attack responded
quickly, though, by exploiting the con-
ditions and ensuring Australia's bats-
men didn't get any traction as wickets
Ishant Sharma (1-28) took the first
wicket when he had Matt Renshaw (5)
caught behind with the Australian total
at 22 in the fifth over.
Ashwin took his first when he had
David Warner (17) adjudged lbw at-
tempting a sweep shot, not long after
lofting the Indian spinner for six, and
Australia slipped to 42-2 in the 10th.
The Australians were 101-6 by tea
after a terrible session, and Ashwin
wrapped up the tail quickly in the
evening session to complete a mem-
It was all over 35 minutes after the
interval, with Ashwin taking three of
the last four wickets.
First, he bowled Mitchell Starc (1) in
the third over after the break and, after
Ravindra Jadeja bowled Steve O'Keefe
(2) at the other end, Indian's foremost
spinner dismissed Peter Handscomb
(24) and accepted a simple return catch
from Nathan Lyon (2) to complete the
It was Ashwin's 25th five-wicket
haul in test cricket, and he is quickest
bowler to achieve this feat by doing so
in 47 Tests. New Zealander Richard
Hadlee achieved 25 five-wicket hauls
in 62 tests.
The third test begins in Ranchi on
March 16, and the Border-Gavaskar
trophy is still on the line.
Many pundits expected India to
sweep the four-test series but its run
of 20 unbeaten tests at home ended
in the upset loss to Australia at Pune.
There have been positives for Australia,
which was swept 4-0 on the last tour
to India, with left-arm spinner Steve
O'Keefe taking 12 wickets in Pune and
veteran offspinner Nathan Lyon snaring
8-50 in the first innings in Bangalore.
The batsmen are still coming to grips
with the conditions.
India's Ravichandran Ashwin, centre, celebrates the dismissal of Australia's
Mitchell Marsh during the fourth day of their second Test match in Bangalore,
India, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bogut grimaces after getting hurt in the
first half of NBA game against the Miami Heat, Monday, in Cleveland.
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