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Paine and Finch to lead, Marsh and Lyon recalled | Cricket Bats | Australia

ODIs: Tim Paine (capt & wk), Aaron Finch (vice-capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye T20Is: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey (vice-capt & wk), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, […]

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Rick McCosker to lead review into Australian team culture | Cricket Bats | Australia

Former batsman Rick McCosker will lead a review of issues relating to culture and governance of the men’s national team, and set out a charter for improved on-field behaviour, in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test that has rocked Australian cricket. McCosker, 71, played 25 Tests and 14 ODIs for […]

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Elgar and du Plessis build SA lead on stop-start morning | Cricket Bats | Australia

Lunch South Africa 488 and 202 for 3 (Du Plessis 81*, Elgar 59*) lead Australia 221 by 469 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details The umpires check the light even as groundstaff brings the covers on AFP First, do no harm. That appeared to be the mindset of Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar on the fourth […]

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Paine battles fractured thumb to lead Australian fightback | Cricket Bats | Australia

Lunch Australia 201 for 7 (Paine 47*, Lyon 4*) trail South Africa 488 by 287 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Tim Paine cops one in the mid-riff AFP Pat Cummins and Tim Paine fought hard to produce Australia’s biggest partnership of the series as South Africa struggled to finish off Australia’s tail on the third day […]

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Ben Stokes fights, but New Zealand eke closer to series lead | Cricket | Cricket Bats | England

Tea: England 217 for 6 (Stokes 26*) trail New Zealand 427 for 8 dec. by 152 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details © Getty Images Ben Stokes defied New Zealand with an atypical, but necessary display of staunch defense on the final afternoon at Eden Park. However, such was New Zealand’s […]

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Markram steady as South Africa extend lead | Cricket | Cricket Bats | Australia

Pat Cummins made the breakthrough with the new ball © Getty Images Lunch South Africa 311 and 65 for 1 (Markram 36*, Amla 15*) lead Australia 255 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 4-91) by 121 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details South Africa strengthened their already solid grip on the […]

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Morgan to lead World XI in fundraising T20I | Cricket Bats | England

Eoin Morgan, England’s white-ball captain, will lead the World XI in a T20I against West Indies at Lord’s on May 31. The match will raise funds towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year. In particular, the proceeds will go towards restoring the cricket grounds […]

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De Villiers’ 126* propels South Africa lead to 139 | Cricket Bats | Australia

Lunch South Africa 382 (De Villiers 126*, Elgar 57, Amla 56, Cummins 3-79) lead Australia 243 (Warner 63, Rabada 5-96) by 139 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details AB de Villiers scored his first Test century in more than three years, and one of the finest of his Test career, as South Africa extended their lead […]

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Five-star Starc builds on M Marsh 96 to secure big lead | Cricket Bats | Australia

South Africa 162 (De Villiers 71*, Starc 5-34, Lyon 3-50) trail Australia 351 (M Marsh 96, Smith 56, Warner 51, Maharaj 5-123, Philander 3-59) by 189 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details This was the reason South Africa picked an extra batsman. Australia’s attack, led by Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon, systematically dismantled South Africa’s batting order […]

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South Africa show fight but Australia’s lead crosses 400 | Cricket Bats | Australia

Australia 351 and 213 for 9 (Bancroft 53, Morkel 3-42, Maharaj 3-93) lead South Africa 162 by 402 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details It was a long shot that South Africa could significantly improve their situation on the third day at Kingsmead, and long shots rarely get up. They fought hard, took wickets, fielded well, kept […]

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