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Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann has conceded the national team will need a fresh, more aggressive approach to be able to contend for next year’s 50-over World Cup in England, following 12 months of poor results for the ODI set-up. As the Twenty20 team shows the benefits of fresh bodies and minds in the current triangular
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Gerhard Erasmus‘ resilient half-century resurrected a faltering Namibia chase, lifting them from 65 for 7 to a thrilling two-wicket win in their pursuit of 166 against Oman at the Wanderers Sports Club. Oman seemed well on course to victory as Bilal Khan cut through Namibia’s batting order with his maiden List A five-for. But Erasmus
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Brisbane Heat have tabled a major offer to the Australian allrounder Marcus Stoinis in an effort to lure the out-of-contract 28-year-old away from the Melbourne Stars. In a proposed multi-year deal believed to be worth about AUD 200,000 (USD 156,000 approx) a season, Stoinis would join Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum among the Heat’s roster
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Western Australia 215 (Cartwright 78, Stobo 3-32, Copeland 3-42, Lyon 3-59) and 6 for 172 (S Marsh 39) beat New South Wales 204 (Hughes 49, M Marsh 4-50) and 179 (Cowan 55, Mackin 6-43, Kelly 4-25) by four wickets Simon Mackin celebrates a wicket Getty Images Thirteen wickets fell on the third day at the WACA
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Innings: Bangladesh 110 and 0 for 0 need 339 runs to beat Sri Lanka 222 and 226 (Roshen 70*, Taijul 4-76, Mustafizur 3-49)Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Roshen Silva punches through the off side AFP The overnight pair of Suranga Lakmal and Roshen Silva added 26 to Sri Lanka’s score before a Taijul Islam double strike
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2:02 An analysis of how Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have combined to take 21 of the 28 South Africa wickets in the ODI series so far Big picture India only need one more win to seal the one-day series against South Africa and they have three matches to do it. Ideally, they would like
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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that an IPL-style T20 tournament in Sri Lanka is in the offing, with the board stating that plans are underway to resurrect the Sri Lankan premier league later this year. SLC, meanwhile, is looking at next month’s Nidahas Trophy as a testing ground of sorts for maximising Sri Lankan
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Canada 108 for 2 (Kumar 53*, Gunasekera 46) beat Oman106 (Ilyas 46, Dutta 3-11, Dhindsa 2-19) by eight wicketsScorecard Cecil Pervez goes into fist pump mode after claiming Sultan Ahmed with an lbw appeal Peter Della Penna Canada’s medium-pacers vindicated captain Nitish Kumar‘s decision to bowl first by ripping through the Oman line-up for 106 to
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0:52 Glenn Maxwell survived when the TV umpire ruled Jason Roy hadn’t got his fingers under a catch, a decision that was questioned by Michael Clarke Australia 5 for 161 (Maxwell 103*, Short 30, Willey 3-28) beat England 9 for 155 (Malan 50, Maxwell 3-10, Agar 2-15) by 5 wickets An outstanding allround display by
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2:22 Apart from preparing to face the 204 cm tall Billy Stanlake, England will also hope their own bowlers are fit for the match Big Picture The tri-series began with something of a whimper, though Australia certainly roared to victory in between the Sydney showers. A team packed with Big Bash talent pinned New Zealand
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Afghanistan 158 for 9 (Nabi 45, Chatara 3-20) beat Zimbabwe 141 for 5 (Raza 40, Burl 30, Mujeeb 2-21) by 17 runs A smiling Mohammad Nabi walks back after steering Afghanistan to victory AFP Afghanistan completed a 2-0 series win in Sharjah after beating Zimbabwe – for the second time in two nights – by 17
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Rashid Khan‘s whirlwind career will blow him into Hove for the T20 Blast. Rashid, the Afghan legspinner who has become one of the hottest properties in T20 cricket and lifted the stature of Afghanistan cricket in the process, will play for Sussex for the first half of the tournament. Rashid will join Sussex with confidence
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