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Australia 87 for 3 (Bancroft 24*, S Marsh 10*) trail South Africa A 220 (de Bruyn 46, Cummins 4-32, Hazlewood 3-40) by 133 runsScorecard Pat Cummins hits his delivery stride Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images A much anticipated series, especially for fans of fast bowling, kicked off in style as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc
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India and Tamil Nadu opener M Vijay is confident of accomplishing his “dream” of winning the Ranji Trophy for his state before he quits the game. That said, he was “hurt” by the manner in which he was left out of the Tamil Nadu side after he “failed to report” for the Vijay Hazare Trophy
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Derbyshire have signed Duanne Olivier as an overseas player for the first half of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old South African seamer should, subject to final clearance from Cricket South Africa, be available for the county’s first seven County Championship matches and the entire Royal London One-Day Cup campaign. “We identified new-ball bowling as an
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Mithali Raj has identified spin bowling and lower-order batting as key areas of improvement as India build towards the Women’s World T20 in November. India go into the tournament seeking a change of fortunes, having suffered first-round exits in each of the last three editions, although they did make the semi-finals in 2009 and 2010.
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Toss New Zealand chose to bat v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson chose to try and set Australia a target they couldn’t chase after winning the toss in the tri-series final at Eden Park. Five days on from Australia’s record pursuit of 244 on this ground, New Zealand were batting first again. David
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Big picture South Africa are less than 24 hours away from what could become groundhog day. After having conceded the ODI series, South Africa will lose the T20I series too if they don’t win at SuperSport Park, and they will be no closer to the answers to their questions about team balance and candidates for
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Big Picture England’s coach Trevor Bayliss may be of the opinion that there’s no place for T20 internationals in a crowded calendar, but try telling that to the combatants in Wednesday’s final of the inaugural T20 tri-series in Auckland. Or indeed to the Eden Park crowd, who were treated last Friday to an astonishingly run-laden
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Something has to give and Trevor Bayliss is happy for it to be him. Building on his argument that T20 internationals should be jettisoned from an unsustainably hectic schedule, the England coach has endorsed his deputy Paul Farbrace to take over from him in the shortest form of the game ahead of the timeline he
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Alex Blackwell, the Australia vice-captain, has announced her retirement from international and state cricket at age 34. She will, however, continue captaining her Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) side, Sydney Thunder. The announcement comes a day after Blackwell, Australia’s most-capped international player with 251 international appearances, struck a near run-a-ball 76 for her state team
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New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl against EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details England are pointless in this tri-series yet still have a chance of reaching the final against Australia. They are facing a New Zealand side still shellshocked from events at Eden Park where they failed to defend 243. The home side
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Big Picture What just happened? That was the overriding sentiment, you imagine, in the New Zealand dressing room after Friday night’s pongo-fest. At the halfway stage of the game at Eden Park, Martin Guptill’s hundred looked to have put the hosts on the way to sealing their spot in the tri-series final; when Aaron Finch
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