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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Australia v South Africa: Steve Smith, David Warner bans, Matthew Renshaw | Cricket Bats | Cricket Bat News

MATTHEW Renshaw, Joe Burns and Peter Handscomb are three batsmen desperate for Test recalls, who finally got their chances in Johannesburg. But it could prove to be a poisoned chalice. The trio have, in some ways, been fighting for the same spot as either one of the six best batsmen in the country – or […]

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Australia v South Africa: Steve Smith, David Warner bans, Matthew Renshaw | Cricket Bats | Cricket Bat News

MATTHEW Renshaw, Joe Burns and Peter Handscomb are three batsmen desperate for Test recalls, who finally got their chances in Johannesburg. But it could prove to be a poisoned chalice. The trio have, in some ways, been fighting for the same spot as either one of the six best batsmen in the country – or […]

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Bee-stung de Kock misses Shaun Marsh stumping | Cricket Bats | Australia

Quinton de Kock missed a stumping late on the second day of the ongoing Wanderers Test, but he had a good reason. De Kock was stung by a bee as he attempted to collect the ball and let Shaun Marsh, who was on 15 at the time, off the hook. Marsh had come down the […]

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Lanning’s 88* powers Australia to tri-series title | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia 209 for 4 (Lanning 88*, Villani 51, Gunn 2-38) beat England 152 for 9 (Sciver 50, Wyatt 34, Schutt 3-14, Gardner 2-20) by 57 runs Meg Lanning crunches a sweep AFP The highest women’s T20I total – 209 for 4, most fours in a T20I innings in men’s or women’s cricket – 32, and the […]

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Bavuma firm as South Africa power ahead | Cricket Bats | Australia

Lunch South Africa 400 for 7 (Bavuma 61*, Philander 6*) v AustraliaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Temba Bavuma calls loudly as he scampers a run AFP A half-century from Temba Bavuma helped South Africa push their total to 400 on the second day in Johannesburg, where Australia picked up only one wicket in the opening session. […]

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Hales to replace Warner for Sunrisers | Cricket Bats | England

Notts Outlaws batsman Alex Hales has been signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for David Warner. The former Australian vice-captain was set to captain the franchise, but resigned and was then banned by the BCCI from playing in the tournament for his part in the ball-tampering scandal that emerged in South Africa this week. […]

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Warner ‘resigned’ to the fact he may never play for Australia again | Cricket Bats | Australia

David Warner has taken full responsibility for his actions in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town, following Cricket Australia’s decision to suspend him from cricket for one year, and also ban him from captaincy for life. Warner made a public admission on Saturday in Sydney, “apologising unreservedly” for the ball-tampering plan – executed by Cameron […]

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Bairstow hundred takes England to 303 | Cricket Bats | England

Innings break England 307 (Bairstow 101, Wood 52, Southee 6-62, Boult 4-87) v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details 290 for 8 to complete a satisfactory fightback in the first innings of the second Test. Bairstow, who had resumed on 97 not out, clipped a single off Trent Boult in the fifth over of the […]

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Disgraced Australian cricket team begins rehab and manages to avoid cheating on day one in Johannesburg | Cricket Bats | Cricket Bat News

“Once you get the baggy green you don’t want to give it back, do you? I’m proud as punch to be wearing Australian colours.”  It was an innocent sort of statement made to ABC radio by Chadd Sayers, Australia’s newest Test cricketer, after the first day of the fourth Test at Johannesburg. Sayers is the […]

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Australia women seek first T20 series win in three years | Cricket Bats | Australia

Big Picture If the Ashes-retaining campaign had been “a good starting point” for Australia to stage a turnaround after relinquishing their world titles in both limited-overs formats, captain Meg Lanning’s return to international cricket now awaits commemoration in the form of a double series triumph. A T20 series victory for the first time in nearly […]

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