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Starc bags four as Australians wrap up five-wicket win
As in the first innings, there were plenty of starts for the Australian batsmen in their chase of 140, but Peter Handscomb fell for another low score

Travis Dean ton headlines Victoria's day
The visitors piled up 9 for 375 on a free-scoring first day at the WACA

Hendricks' five-for restricts Australians' lead to 109
Ten of the visiting batsmen got to or past 18, but only one - Pat Cummins at No. 8 - went on to score a half-century

No surgery required for Lynn's shoulder injury
The development brightens the chances of Lynn being able to recover in time for the IPL

Australian quicks sound warning ahead of SA Tests
A much anticipated series, at least for fans of fast bowling, kicked off in style as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc began their South African odyssey by knocking over the A team for 220 in only 58.5 overs

Billy Stanlake joins Yorkshire for T20 Blast
Fast bowler qualifies for work permit after being named in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players

Lynn set to miss PSL after suffering shoulder dislocation
Chris Lynn's run of injury misfortune continued during the tri-series final at Auckland, after he suffered a dislocated right shoulder while diving in the field

Australia cruise to tri-series title in low-scorer
Ashton Agar stifled New Zealand with the ball before D'Arcy Short capped an excellent debut series by crunching his second T20I fifty

Lanning back; uncapped Molineux, Carey picked for India tour
Allrounders Sophie Molineux and Nicola Carey will be in line for their international debuts as both were picked for ODI and T20Is

Trans-Tasman rivals brace for final reckoning
Australia and New Zealand meet in the inaugural final of the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series at Eden Park

Warner targets 'obscure fields' for Eden Park's short boundaries
Australia's stand-in T20 captain is going to rely on enterprising leadership as an answer to Eden Park's short boundaries for the tri-series final against New Zealand on Wednesday

Brisbane Heat pull out of Stoinis deal
Melbourne Stars are likely to resume negotiations with the allrounder upon his return from New Zealand following the Trans-Tasman T20 series final

Winter basks in ten-for as South Australia win by seven wickets
The win moves Redbacks up to fourth on the table but they are less than six points behind Queensland, who are place on top of the table with three rounds remaining

Alex Blackwell retires from international cricket
The Australia vice-captain also called time on her state career at age 34. She will, however, continue captaining her Women's Big Bash League side, Sydney Thunder

Winter's five-for puts South Australia on the brink of upset win
A steady half-century from Jake Weatherald and a solid contribution from John Dalton means South Australia are 43 runs away from victory

Milenko, Rogers seal two-and-a-half day Tasmania victory
Tasmania have demolished Western Australia by an innings in two-and-a-half days to boost their chances of making the Sheffield Shield final

Pucovski's 188 headlines run-fest at the MCG
A maiden Sheffield Shield century from Victorian young gun Will Pucovski helped Victoria almost draw level with Queensland in a run feast at the MCG

Victoria face uphill battle after Renshaw and Heazlett tons
Queensland's pace trio of Michael Neser, Luke Feldman and Mark Steketee reduced Victoria to 153 for 3 after the visiting team piled on 452 for 5 declared

Tasmania push towards innings win after Wade's century
Thomas Rogers took four wickets in three overs to effect a stunning first-innings capitulation that put Western Australia in danger of losing inside three days

Perry displaces Raj as top-ranked ODI batsman
The ranking surge capped off a memorable week for the Australia allrounder, coming on the back of her second Belinda Clark award for Australia's women's cricketer of the year

Australia hammer record chase after Guptill's 49-ball ton
Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill's 49-ball hundred to a footnote

ACA cautions against expanded BBL season
With player feedback calling for no compromise on other formats, and travel and training requirements to be factored in, ACA's chief executive calls CA's home-and-away proposal a "significant change over a short space of time"

NZ eye final berth, England need Aussie favour
The side with the most riding on this match is the one not playing: England's chances of squeezing into the final rest on Australia winning then beating the hosts in Hamilton on Sunday

Gloucestershire bring in Australia's Worrall
Gloucestershire have signed Australia fast bowler Dan Worrall for the first half of the 2018 season

Sayers to face up to role model Philander
The fast bowler has found a place in Australia's Test squad for the South Africa tour after a hamstring injury ruled out Jackson Bird

Perry wins second Belinda Clark award
Tasmania's captain, George Bailey, was rewarded for his persistence as the men's domestic player of the year

Smith, Warner win big on Allan Border medal night
David Warner collected the ODI award while Aaron Finch won the award in T20Is. Jhye Richardson, the 21-year-old quick was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year

Australia to change tack for World Cup - Lehmann
After 12 months of poor ODI results, the Australia coach has conceded the team will need a fresh, more aggressive approach to be able to contend for World Cup 2019 in England

Short wants to keep T20 opening spot
Having shown plenty of promise in all three of his international appearances so far, Short has declared he wants to keep the opening spot alongside David Warner

Buttler focused on chance for Australia revenge
While England are waiting to find out the seriousness of the injury to captain Eoin Morgan which ruled him out of the T20 in Melbourne, stand-in captain Jos Buttler hoped a change of scenery would help them revive their tri-series campaign when they cross

Bird injured as Queensland close in on top position
A hamstring strain has given Jackson Bird an injury scare ahead of the South Africa tour, even as Queensland took strong steps towards beating Tasmania

Mackin, Kelly share 10 wickets to set up WA win
Thirteen wickets fell on the third day at the WACA Ground where the hosts prevailed by chasing down 169 and grabbed 7.15 points against New South Wales

Winter five-for helps SA build lead after White's 149
Jake Weatherald's 62, coupled with an unbeaten 48 from Alex Ross, bolstered South Australia's lead to 216 after Cameron White struck his 21st first-class hundred

All-round Australia sweep into tri-series final
Australia suffocated England with the ball and hammered them with the bat to register three Twenty20 wins from three games and secure a place in the triangular series final

Ricky Ponting eyes Australia T20 job
The former Australia captain assisted coach Darren Lehmann in the ongoing triangular series, and said he was open to a role with the national T20 side

Head hopes to push Test claims with Worcestershire deal
Head will be available for the majority of the season, apart from when Australia tour for the limited-overs matches in June and the tail-end of the County Championship

Western Australia falter after Cartwright 78
New South Wales restricted Western Australia to a first-innings lead of only 11 but lost early wickets of their own to leave the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA Ground intriguingly poised

Australia look for winning end to home season
A loss would leave England with very little margin for error when the tournament enters its New Zealand leg

Richardson picks Test dream over IPL
The fast bowler has revealed his impending wedding, which is scheduled for April, and a desire to focus on the Sheffield Shield, were the reasons behind his sitting out this year's IPL auction

ICC clears Ashes after corruption probe
The ICC has found no evidence of corruption following an investigation stemming from a newspaper story in The Sun on the eve of the Perth Ashes Test

Feldman stars with bat and ball to boost Queensland
The No. 11 struck a career-best 47 off 41 balls and hauled Queensland from 183 for 9 to 255 before dismissing Tasmania opener Alex Doolan

Mitchell Marsh's four-for skittles New South Wales for 204
After dismissing the NSW line-up cheaply, WA lost a pair of their own early wickets in reply and were 187 runs behind at stumps

Nielsen's debut ton resurrects South Australia
The son of former South Australia wicketkeeper Tim Nielsen scored a memorable 105 on his Shield debut to take his side past 350 after they lost early wickets

Wade fined for BBL final frustration
An act of annoyance after being run out for a diamond duck in the BBL final - his second offence in the last 12 months - has earned the wicketkeeper-batsman an A$6000 fine

Maxwell's big show powers Australia home
An outstanding allround display by Glenn Maxwell drove Australia to two wins from as many matches in the T20 triangular series

Buoyant England enter Trans-Tasman fray
England have Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Chris Jordan fit to select from as they get started in the tri-series following Australia's emphatic opening win

Zampa joins the legspin influx
Essex have secured Adam Zampa for the entire T20 Blast season - their second Australian signing this week

Essex bring in Siddle for Championship defence
Essex have brought in Australia Test quick Peter Siddle for the first five games of their Championship title defence

Stanlake looms large for England opener
Billy Stanlake caught the eye during the opening match of the tri-series and Dawid Malan says England have been doing their homework on the 6ft 7in fast bowler

Bollinger retires as Sheffield Shield resumes
Having played 12 Tests and 39 ODIs for Australia, the 36-year old fast bowler decided to quit a few days before the resumption of Sheffield Shield, as New South Wales look to younger quicks

Short eyes the long game after two month 'rollercoaster'
D'Arcy Short can transform himself from an explosive T20 batsman into a Test player in a similar vein to David Warner, according to Hobart Hurricanes captain, George Bailey

Weatherald ton seals Strikers' maiden BBL title
Weatherald clubbed the Hurricanes bowlers to all corners of the Adelaide Oval, ensuring that the Strikers did not feel the absence of Rashid Khan and Billy Stanlake

Sydney Sixers cruise to second straight WBBL title
Sydney Sixers dominated Perth Scorchers from the start to lift their second Women's Big Bash League title in three seasons, drawing inspiration from the exemplary bowling of Sarah Coyte

Langer lashes out at 'bundling' accusers
The Scorchers coach also lashed out at Cricket Australia for releasing D'Arcy Short, Travis Head and Alex Carey from the national team squad to play in Sunday's BBL final

We weren't able to soak up early pressure - Taylor
New Zealand were too slow to adjust to the nature of the Sydney pitch according to Ross Taylor who thought a total of 140 would have given them a fighting chance

Sangha leaves World Cup with treasured memories
Although Australia were beaten in the final, their captain is grateful for the friendships he's made and the lessons he's learnt from the Under-19 World Cup

WBBL ready to go alone - Villani
The Perth Scorchers captain hopes CA will make WBBL a standalone event as the women's team is looking forward to the challenge of creating their own brand ahead of the World T20 in 2020

Stanlake and Lynn leading opening-night rout of New Zealand
Australia launched the inaugural T20 Tri-series with an emphatic victory over New Zealand at Sydney, hunting down a rain-reduced target of 95 in 11.3 overs

Manjot Kalra leads India Under-19 to World Cup glory
The opener smashed an unbeaten 101 off 102 balls to steer a chase of 217 and give the side an unprecedented fourth Under-19 World Cup title

CA won't set BBL player availability rule
The BBL chief commented after Travis Head, D'Arcy Short and Alex Carey were released to take part in Sunday's competition decider in Adelaide, the day after Australia's opening Twenty20 triangular series match in Sydney

Laughlin laughs last despite 'stinky' finale
Adelaide Strikers death bowler Ben Laughlin has described his final, match-winning delivery as "stinky" and admitted he "got lucky" when Kieron Pollard swung hard and missed

Australia attempt BBL reboot against New Zealand
New Zealand will arrive for their first T20 in Australia since 2009 looking to put one over on an inexperienced home line-up

Strikers hold nerve to set up title bout at home
Ben Laughlin defended three off the last ball against Kieron Pollard as Adelaide Strikers made it to their first ever BBL final

Willey stars with bat and ball as England stroll to victory
David Willey stated his case to bat higher up the order in England's T20 side by hammering 79 from 36 balls - which included taking 34 runs off an over from Nathan Lyon - as the tourists cruised home

Untested India favourites as teams tussle for title
With India possessing in-form openers, a healthy mix of allrounders and an injury-free squad, Australia have more questions to answer ahead of the big final

Gardner, Aley power Sixers into third straight final
Ashleigh Gardner took flight with the bat before Sarah Aley ushered a staggering collapse with the ball as Sydney Sixers set up a final clash with Perth Scorchers again

Perfect game vaults Hurricanes into BBL contention
Captain Dan Christian agreed the Hurricanes had been able to play with clear minds and full hearts given the weight of expectation heaped on the Scorchers by their formidable BBL record and home fixture

Scorchers bow out after Hurricanes pile up 210
The Hurricanes had lost their last three matches, lost their leading scorer D'Arcy Short to international duty, dropped Tymal Mills, but they still managed to dethrone the defending champions

Plan is to expose India's middle, lower order - Harris
The Australia head coach also heaped praise on India's pace attack and brushed aside lingering effects of that opening game loss to India

Top order, King fire Scorchers into WBBL final
Perth Scorchers made the most of their fortuitous home semi-final, jumping Sydney Thunder at the start and then bowling tigerishly to successfully defend 148

Hurricanes hope expectation weighs heavy on Scorchers
Hobart's Tim Paine hopes Perth Scorchers will be burdened by the expectations of a sell-out crowd of more than 50,000 spectators for their Big Bash League semi-final

'We must see ourselves as World Cup favourites' - Bayliss
England's 4-1 series win in Australia means they have now lost just three ODIs out of 22 in the past 12 months

Steven Smith questions 'risky' England ODI mode
The Australia captain said that in high-pressure tournaments like the World Cup, England's ultra-aggressive approach to ODI batting could backfire

Dual World T20s shoot for crowd records
In scheduling the women's final at MCG, organisers are hopeful of topping the record for a women's cricket match

Australia, England, New Zealand tri-series in television split
The tournament is split across free-to-air and pay television broadcasters, highlighting Australian cricket's wide open broadcast rights future

Australia's fearlessness too much for Afghanistan's nerves
Jason Sangha was thrilled with the way his batsmen overcame the challenge posed by Afghanistan's spinners in the semi-final in Christchurch

Australia halt Afghanistan's run in semi-finals
Three-time champions Australia will now face the winner of the second semi-final, to be played between India and Pakistan on Tuesday

Smith, Warner at heart of Australia ODI woes
Australia are set to take a long, hard look at their one-day set-up after the series defeat to England showed how far they have to go ahead of the World Cup

Australia brace for Afghanistan mystery spin
The threat of Mujeeb Zadran and Zahir Khan is substantial but captain Jason Sangha has reiterated that he wants his players to concentrate on their game

Curran's five-for steals thrilling win for England
A shattering spell of reverse swing by Tom Curran foiled Australia's chase of a modest total as England took the one-day series 4-1

Cooper, Short fifties move Renegades into semi-finals
An exceptional display of catching from Melbourne Renegades has ended Brisbane Heat's season and breathed life into Hobart Hurricanes, who narrowly scrape into the BBL semi-finals despite a loss to Melbourne Stars

Pietersen smacks match-winning 46 in last BBL game
A Kevin Pietersen cameo in his last appearance for the Melbourne Stars left the Hobart Hurricanes' semi-final hopes in the hands of other teams

Final ODI marks start of new era for Perth
International cricket will arrive at the new Perth Stadium as the one-day series draws to a close with Australia looking to narrow the margin to 3-2

Woakes-led revival 'not ideal' - Cummins

'England are tottering like aunty on the gin'
England slumped to an abject 8 for 5 after being asked to bat first at Adelaide. Here's how the carnage unfolded

Head's 96, Cummins four-for sets up consolation win
Travis Head fell short of a hundred but his efforts helped guide Australia to a first victory since September after Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins had filleted England's top order

Voges guides Scorchers to top of BBL table
In the last-ever BBL game at the WACA, the Perth Scorchers ran down a small total to clinch a win over the Adelaide Strikers in the last over

'We're not as far off as the results say' - Lehmann
Glenn Maxwell is back in Australia's ODI squad for the first time since last year's India tour but it is perception, not personnel or tactics, that is dragging down the team's limited-overs set-up, according to coach Darren Lehmann

Frazzled Australia look to halt English rampage
England are on a roll but Australia have never been whitewashed at home in an ODI bilateral series. Australia will lack in-form Aaron Finch and Liam Plunkett is an England absentee

Richardson's four-for knocks Thunder out
Melbourne Renegades moved to third, but were not yet assured of play-off qualification, after their nine-run victory at the Manuka Oval

Australia must raise ODI tempo - Maxwell
As Australia arrived in Adelaide for the ODI on Friday, fast bowler Josh Hazlewood said that more attention needed to be paid to the way bowlers transitioned between formats

Maddinson, Denly help Sixers finish season in style
Nic Maddinson combined with Joe Denly for a rapid 108-run stand to ensure Sydney Sixers chased down 190 and secured their fourth successive win

'I'm still shaking, it's quite unbelievable' - Pope
A shy-looking Pope could hardly put words to his thoughts and said he was not used to being surrounded by cameras, after his "surreal" spell

Pope's 8 for 35 lifts Australia into semi-finals
Lloyd Pope's 8 for 35, the best figures in the history of the Under-19 World Cup, sent England crashing from 47 for 0 to 96 all out chasing a target of 128

Ingram blasts Strikers into home semi-final
The South African batsman smashed 68 off 36 balls to launch the Strikers to a strong total after a slow start, and their bowlers gave the Renegades barely a sniff in their chase

Hohns flags Australia ODI reinvention
The chairman of selectors wants Steven Smith at No. 4, more power-hitters and bowlers with sharper, short-form skills

From Queensland to Queenstown: Australia, England set for U-19 showdown
After a series of one-sided encounters between the senior teams over the last three months, the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final is expected to be a battle of equals

Jhye Richardson in for SA Tests, no room for Maxwell, Sayers
The selectors have retained both Cameron Bancroft and Peter Handscomb despite underwhelming displays during the Ashes series.

Smith calls for end of 'soft signal' rulings
Though he had calmed down somewhat after the match, Steven Smith was far from impressed when given out caught behind at a vital phase of Australia's innings

Buttler's blast sets up England to seal series
Jos Buttler's stunning century and a composed all-round effort with the ball helped England clinch the ODI series with two matches to play

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