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Nathan Coulter-Nile, D'Arcy Short impress as Australia romp home
Shaiman Anwar and Mohammad Naveed impressed for UAE but they couldn't prevent Australia from picking up a morale-boosting win ahead of their T20Is against Pakistan

Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner complete 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan
The pair made explosive half-centuries to lift Australia to 324, a total Pakistan never threatened to surpass

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood continue build-up to Australia return
The pace bowling duo will turn out for ACT Comets in the Futures League as they work towards the one-day series against South Africa

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh
Former Australia selection chairman said that there was no doubt that the pressure to win in South Africa had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win
Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123

Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes
The low quality of Australia's batting, particularly in the first innings of both Tests, reflected a wider pattern, not only for the national team but also the domestic system beneath

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win
The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

Chris Tremain's five-wicket haul gives Victoria innings win
The fast bowler picked up 5 for 100 as Western Australia were bowled out for 251 in their second innings despite Josh Philippe's maiden century

Jackson Bird sends Queensland crashing to 93 all out
The fast bowler bagged his fourth ten-wicket match haul in first-class cricket as Tasmania began their season with a 246-run victory

Injured Usman Khawaja in doubt for India Test series
Scans have confirmed that the batsman has suffered a meniscal tear in his left knee and could require surgery

Siddle's decade of toil amid batting decline
Australia have already underestimated Siddle's value in helpful conditions once, and to do so again would be to pay scant regard to the bowler who has had to cope with far many more average teams around him

Rain delays Victoria's push for victory
Western Australia's Josh Philippe scored an unbeaten 83 with 14 boundaries to further dent the visitors' chances

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win
The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory
Australia were left with needing 491 runs more with two full days of Test cricket still to go

UAE to play their first T20I against Australia in Abu Dhabi
It will precede Australia's three-T20I series against Pakistan starting October 24

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule
Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Wade, seamers put Tasmania in control on rain-hit day
After the wicketkeeper-batsman's 72* swelled their total to 355, Queensland slid to 74 for 5

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance
Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test match after they increased their lead to 281 runs with eight wickets still in hand

Fakhar Zaman: 'Changed my game because of the situation'
He was brought in to inject positivity, but Pakistan gladly took his strike rate of 47.47 during the course of his debut 94

Queensland strike back after Alex Doolan century
Peter George picked up three wickets as Tasmania slumped from 1 for 188 to 4 for 195 before ending the day at 5 for 257

Marnus Labuschagne's incredible juggle sets scene for Australia
He used hands, body and knee before clasping the ball to his chest to take an extraordinary catch at short leg in the third over of the Test

Darren Lehmann says he stayed too long as Australia coach
The former Australia coach said spending 300 days on the road had taken its toll

Abbas strikes after Fakhar, Sarfraz rescue act
Fakhar and Sarfraz added 147 to revive Pakistan from the pits of 57 for 5 to 282 before Abbas struck late in the day to make it even-stevens

Australia seek desert glory; Fakhar eyes Test cap
If Dubai was anything to go by, Australia have shown they're up for a fight. For a bruised Pakistan, nothing but a win will do

Unsatisfied by draw, Tim Paine chases series win
While hugely encouraged by the efforts of his side to salvage an unlikely draw in Dubai, Australia's captain is mindful of the need to view the result in perspective

Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch's success as openers could push Matt Renshaw down the order
Coach Justin Langer says Renshaw's numbers have been brilliant and it was only lack of time in the middle that kept him out of the first Test

Dubai miracle can be this team's Hobart '99 - Justin Langer
Australia coach reckons that the performances of Usman Khawaja and Tim Paine have entered the same career-changing territory he shared with Adam Gilchrist against Pakistan in 1999

Mystery lung condition puts John Hastings' career on hold
The fast bowler has undergone multiple tests, but doctors are yet to determine the cause of the condition, which is causing bleeding in his lungs every time he bowls

Usman Khawaja's masterpiece puts perceptions to rest
The Australia batsman declared his match-saving 141 proof that he was a hard worker as anyone, having fought perceptions of laziness and weakness in Asian conditions

Paine, Khawaja the heroes in Australia's great escape
The visitors hung on by two wickets to draw the Dubai Test, as Pakistan applied immense pressure in the final hour

I would have picked Maxwell for the UAE tour - Mark Waugh
The former selector has backed Maxwell as a good player of spin who could take the attack to the bowling side

Abbas three-for puts Pakistan seven wickets away from victory
Having set Tim Paine's men 462 to win, Pakistan's Mohammad Abbas landed three body blows to the Australian aspiration of seeing out the 137 overs they need to survive

White and Handscomb carry Victoria to JLT Cup title
Tasmania's Gurinder Sandhu claims a hat-trick in a losing cause

Justin Langer tutorial highlights Australia shortcomings against Bilal Asif
Australia coach Justin Langer took his team's left-hand batsmen for a debrief and discussion on how to handle a spinning pitch after the touring team were flattened on day three

Bailey calls for second domestic 50-over window
The JLT Cup has been squeezed into a brief window around September and October for the past five years, coinciding with Australia's drop from first to sixth in ODI rankings

Bilal's six-for gives Pakistan the grip despite late blows
Australia lost 10 for 60 after a solid 142-run opening stand to concede the advantage on a platter to Pakistan

Australia name Bolton, Jonassen for Women's World T20
The 15-member squad will take on Pakistan in three T20Is in Malaysia before heading to the Caribbean for the World T20

Haris Sohail's maiden Test ton sets Australia uphill task
Asad Shafiq made 80 as Pakistan posted 482 in their first innings. Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja then saw out the last 13 overs of the day

Matthew Hayden 'dodges bullet' in surfing accident
The former Australia opener suffered a fractured spine and torn ligaments in an accident while surfing in Queensland

Handscomb, Harris, Maddinson propel Victoria to final
The hosts knocked defending champions Western Australia out and progress to take on Tasmania in the final on Wednesday

Mohammad Hafeez, Imam-ul-Haq grind Australia in the Dubai heat
Pakistan's openers added a double-century stand before the visitors fought back with late wickets

(Hand)shaken, not stirred?
One of the first things Tim Paine did after finding himself cleaning up the mess post-Newlands was to make it a point for his team to shake hands with the opposition

Bowlers take ownership of reverse swing after Newlands
Taking care of the ball, this time by legal means, will no longer be the purview of Australia's batsmen

Bowlers, Bailey and Milenko lead Tasmania into JLT Cup final
After Queensland were dismissed for 177, the two batsmen secured the chase with fifties in an unbroken 128-run stand

Pakistan seek respite as Australia pick three debutants
The Tim Paine-led side is more decidedly second-favourite than Australia have ever been against Pakistan

Warne slams Ponting's decision to bowl first at Edgbaston 2005
The legspinner called it "the worst decision made by any captain I've played under" and said it was based on past numbers rather than current reality

Spearhead Starc faces new reality in the desert
Well rested and injury free, the fast bowler says he'll be looking at playing more of a support role to the spinners in the UAE

Perry, Molineux and Healy destroy New Zealand
Perry and Molineux took seven wickets between them to consign New Zealand to 103 all out, before Healy smashed a 44-ball 67 in an easy chase, as Australia swept the series 3-0

Labuschagne, Neser likely to be among four debutants for Australia
The Queensland duo is looking increasingly likely to join Aaron Finch and Travis Head for debuts in the first Test against Pakistan

Chris Lynn back for Australia; two vice-captains named for T20Is too
Alex Carey and Mitchell Marsh to assist captain Aaron Finch in the three T20Is against Pakistan; Nathan Coulter-Nile also back from injury

How Matt Renshaw turned out at the Bull Ring on Red Bull
The Australia opener went out of the side as his form dropped, but he was back - and running on energy drinks - as the ball-tampering saga dramatically flared up

Victoria progress to semi-finals after washout
Victoria finished higher than New South Wales on the table by a net run rate difference of 0.02 and thus progressed to face Western Australia

Smith named in PSL draft; Warner turns down offer
Smith has been classified as a Platinum Player - the highest-paid category - alongside the retired South Africa batsman AB de Villiers

Bangladesh belittled by CA after Dhaka win
A new book has revealed team performance chief Pat Howard's disparaging comments about the Bangladesh side Australia had lost to in Dhaka last year

Australia turn focus on playing the long innings
Coach Langer wants his team to "be prepared to bat for a long, long time". That goal was on show in the tour game, which could define the Test XI

Kevin Roberts unveiled as CA chief executive
Internal experience was cited by CA's chairman David Peever as the reason to choose Roberts as James Sutherland's successor

Jon Holland's five-for caps Australia's 'perfect preparation'
The left-arm spinner cut through Pakistan A's middle order before the game ended in a draw

Marsh brothers, Head punish Pakistan A on third day
A Pakistan A side with no specialist spinners was made to toil on the third day as the Australians went 216 ahead on the back of Mitchell Marsh's 162 and nineties from Shaun Marsh and Travis Head

Healy and Villani make it 2-0 Australia
The pair struck fifties after Megan Schutt restricted New Zealand to a below-par total, sealing the T20I series with a game to play

Warne on old rift with Waugh: 'Felt totally let down when he dropped me'
In detailing the breakdown in their relationship from 1999, the legspinner also tagged his former captain "the most selfish player" he ever played with

Matt Renshaw 'in good spirits' after blow to helmet
After he was substituted out of the rest of the game, Aaron Finch and the Marsh brothers made fifties to shore up the Australians

Kevin Roberts back as front-runner to succeed James Sutherland
Roberts was CA's lead negotiator in the pay-dispute negotiations with the Australian Cricketers Association last year

Callum Ferguson's century studs South Australia win
South Australia bowlers overcame a 125-run stand between Victoria's Cameron White and Peter Handscomb to take their side to victory after three successive losses

Nathan Lyon's five-for troubles Pakistan A
The offspinner finished with figures of 36-5-87-5, walking the talk from last week when he said he will bowl ugly if need be to put his team on top

Lanning, Haynes star as Australia take series lead against NZ
The captain and her understudy hit fifties to lead Australia's comeback after they were reduced to 4 for 45 in a chase of 163

Aaron Finch, Travis Head lined up for Test debuts as Australia name warm-up XI
Aaron Finch and Travis Head likely starters for Pakistan Tests, with Michael Neser also making a strong case, according to captain Tim Paine

McDermott century swings low-scoring scrap Tasmania's way
The 23-year-old opener struck his second List A century in three matches, providing nearly half the runs his team needed to win the JLT One-Day Cup game against South Australia

Marsh, Hazlewood elected Test deputies to Paine
The appointments marks the end of a formal examination that sought to avoid the continuation of a long pattern of failed leadership duos, including the banned Steven Smith and David Warner

Usman Qadir declares intent to play for Australia
He wants to emulate his father Abdul Qadir by playing international cricket. Not for Pakistan, the land of his birth, but for Australia

Pakistan's spinner-free squad for Australia tour game raises eyebrows
Pakistan A take on Australia in a four-day game starting on Saturday in Dubai

'Sledging doesn't have to be offensive' - Moeen Ali
'Osama' investigation closed, but doesn't rule out possibility of facing unnamed abuser in next year's Ashes

Chris Lynn century powers Queensland past South Australia
There were contrasting fifties for openers Max Bryant and Sam Heazlett too, as Queensland rushed to their target of 281 in a mere 35.3 overs

No action taken over Moeen Ali's 'Osama' allegations
A CA investigation has found no evidence for further pursuit of the claim that an Australian player used a racial taunt against the England allrounder during the 2015 Ashes series

McDermott, Silk, Milenko star in Tasmania's 317 chase
Lynn and Hemphrey carried Queensland to 316, but a hundred from McDermott and fifties from Silk and Milenko ensured the Tigers overhauled it

Steven Smith, David Warner return to Sydney grade cricket
Warner scored a 98-ball hundred while Smith made a 92-ball 85 after underwhelming T20 stints in the Global T20 Canada and CPL

New South Wales undone by the two Jakes as South Australia earn bonus point
Jake Weatherald and captain Jake Lehmann added 171 for the third wicket as South Australia cruised to their target in the 39th over

John Harnden, John Warn duel to replace James Sutherland
Cricket Australia could name its new chief executive next week as the race to replace the outgoing James Sutherland heats up

Tim Paine, Australia plotting for war of attrition
The Australia captain says patience, not aggression, will be a "real key" in the upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE

Matthew Wade's blazing hundred floors Victoria
Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson all made starts in their chase of 322, but they fell short by 65 runs

Ashton Turner's 70* guides Western Australia home
Earlier, Andrew Tye and Cameron Green picked up three wickets each to bowl New South Wales out for 204

Moeen Ali did not want 'Osama' claims escalated - Trevor Bayliss
The England coach raised the issue with Darren Lehmann during 2015 Cardiff Test but some of Moeen's team-mates wanted it taken further

Glenn Maxwell finishes his losing week a winner
After being dumped from the Test squad, he responded with 80 in seam-friendly conditions to set up Victoria's slim victory

'Australian player called me Osama' - Moeen Ali alleges racial abuse during 2015 Ashes
Moeen Ali has intensified the focus on Australian player behaviour after claiming that he was subjected to a racial taunt

Moeen Ali: 'Rude' Australia only team I disliked
In an interview with the Times, Moeen was critical of the way the Australia team carried themselves prior to the ball-tampering scandal

Cricket Australia settles case with woman sacked over abortion comments
A woman sacked by Cricket Australia after she criticised a Tasmanian politician's policy on abortion access in the state has reached an out of court settlement with the board

How Justin Langer slipped up on centuries statistic
The Australia coach had cited players' century counts to justify Glenn Maxwell's omission from the Test squad, but ended up counting international hundreds twice

Mitchell Johnson gears up for motorsport debut
From a tearaway fast bowler to motor racing, Mitchell Johnson can't quite free himself from his addiction for speed

Lynn rediscovers fearlessness as World Cup beckons
"Langer has given me clear idea just to go out there and bang the door down and not give the selectors any reason for them not to pick me," Lynn said

Bonus points system may determine Shield final
Described by CA as a one-year trial concept, the change to the final was the most significant of numerous recommendations

Smith, Warner leadership failure leads to defining vice-captain's role
Selectors will interview the interested players for the role of vice-captain and make a decision before the first Test against Pakistan on October 7

Australia pick uncapped teenagers Wareham, Vlaeminck for NZ T20Is
Duo were part of the national performance squad programme over the winter; Jess Jonassen misses out due to knee injury

Maxwell confirms mixed selection messages
Axed batsman disappointed he missed opportunities to score the runs that the selectors want by being asked not to play county cricket and then being left out of Australia A

'I've been batting probably the best I have been' - Head
Although Australia A lost the second Test in fading light, Head got the news of his inclusion in the Test squad at lunch, while he was in the middle of a rescue job with the bat

Ricky Ponting slams Maxwell's exclusion from Test squad
The former captain said he did not understand why Maxwell had been left out of the A tour of India and not been given a chance to claim a Test spot

Backing of Justin Langer gave Peter Siddle belief
The pace bowler pushed thoughts of an Australia recall to the back of his mind as he battled form and fitness

India A square series with last-gasp win
After toiling for long periods through the day and about 45 minutes left in the day, India wrapped up the Australia tail and chased down 55 in under seven overs

Brettig: 'Get hundreds' no simple task for unwanted Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell was asked to make more runs, but then passed over for others who were given the opportunity to score while he wasn't

Maxwell, Handscomb dumped for Tests against Pakistan; Finch, Siddle recalled
The Queensland trio of Labuschagne, Neser and Doggett were also named in the 15-man squad. The first Test begins on October 7 in Dubai

Tremain focuses on how to take wickets in trying conditions
The fast bowler is on his third trip to India and found some similarities between the pitches in Karnataka and the MCG

Justin Langer's Test team to be forged out of chaos
Performers on the 'A' tour of India and the Victorian duo of Siddle and Finch find themselves in the frame for Pakistan series








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