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Michael Vaughan says England players may not make Ashes tour if families are barred

Former Test captain warns of potentially farcical series Calls on Australian government to issue travel exemptions Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has warned that the upcoming Ashes series in Australia could descend into farce if the fam…

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Australia v West Indies ODI called off due to Covid scare moments before first ball bowled

Non-playing member of West Indies staff tests positiveAustralia were ready to bat before abrupt postponementAustralia’s second one-day international against the West Indies in the Caribbean has been postponed in bizarre and dramatic circumstances befor…

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England’s famous win over Australia: the most consequential match of all | Matthew Engel

The 1981 Ashes win at Headingley, 40 years ago today, was inspired by Ian Botham and reverberated through the decadesI was there, you know. On the world’s most famous cricket ground on the day of England’s most famous Test win. In the old Lord’s press …

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England’s famous win over Australia: the most consequential match of all | Matthew Engel

The 1981 Ashes win at Headingley, 40 years ago today, was inspired by Ian Botham and reverberated through the decadesI was there, you know. On the world’s most famous cricket ground on the day of England’s most famous Test win. In the old Lord’s press …

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Australia fall again to West Indies despite solid start in final T20 international

West Indies 199-8; Australia 183-9 | West Indies win by 16 runsHosts underline dominance as they take series 4-1West Indies batsman Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as the Twenty20 world champions defeated Australia by 16 runs in the fifth game …

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Australia fall again to West Indies despite solid start in final T20 international

West Indies 199-8; Australia 183-9 | West Indies win by 16 runsHosts underline dominance as they take series 4-1West Indies batsman Evin Lewis blasted 79 runs off 34 balls as the Twenty20 world champions defeated Australia by 16 runs in the fifth game …

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West Indies v Australia: fifth T20 international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series in Saint LuciaPlay at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground starts at 9:30am AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.53am BST Bowled! First ball of Zampa’s night, in the Powerplay, and the leg-spinner has d…

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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Mitchell Marsh stars with bat and ball as Australia salvage some pride in West Indies

Australia 189-6; West Indies 185-6; Australia win by four runsMitch Marsh (75) and Aaron Finch (53) provide base for winMitchell Marsh produced his career-best T20 international batting and bowling figures to help Australia to a drought-breaking four-r…

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West Indies v Australia: fourth T20 international – live!

Updates from the penultimate match of the series in St LuciaStart time at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground is 9:30am AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.46am BST 3rd over: Australia 21-1 (Finch 9, Marsh 1) Finch does find the middle against…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…

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Chris Gayle reaches 14,000 T20 runs as West Indies wrap up series against Australia

Gayle blasts 67 from 38 balls including seven sixesWest Indies take unassailable 3-0 lead in five-match seriesAustralia suffered a fourth straight Twenty20 international cricket series loss after Chris Gayle returned to form for the West Indies in St L…

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West Indies v Australia: third T20 international – live!

Updates from the third game of the Twenty20 series in St LuciaAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 1.15am BST 10th over: Australia 72-2 (Finch 29, Carey 7) Pooran wants another spin option so he turns to the casual off-spin of Chris Gayle. Fin…

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Australia collapse again in second T20 international loss to West Indies

Defeated by 56 runs, Wade (0) and Finch (6) gone in four oversMarsh scored 54 but Hetmyer-Bravo partnership lifted hostsAustralia have produced another batting collapse as they lost by 56 runs to fall 2-0 behind to West Indies in their five-match T20 c…

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West Indies v Australia: first T20 international – live!

Updates from the first of the five-match Twenty20 seriesStart time for the cricket in Saint Lucia is 9:30am AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.21am BST DAN CHRISTIAN IS BACK!Yes, that’s worth Caps Lock. One of the most respected and a…

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West Indies v Australia: first T20 international – live!

Updates from the first of the five-match Twenty20 seriesStart time for the cricket in Saint Lucia is 9:30am AESTAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 12.21am BST DAN CHRISTIAN IS BACK!Yes, that’s worth Caps Lock. One of the most respected and a…

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Steve Smith and David Warner missing from Australia’s white ball tours

Pair among big names to miss West Indies and Bangladesh toursInjured Smith to focus on recovering ahead of T20 World CupAustralia will take a depleted squad to the West Indies and Bangladesh after several big names, including David Warner, Pat Cummins …

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Bowling coach calls on Cricket Australia to release ball-tampering report

‘Then maybe the questions might stop,’ says David Saker Report into sandpaper scandal has been kept secret since 2018David Saker, the coach in charge of Australia’s bowlers during the sandpaper Test match in Cape Town in 2018, has called on Cricket Aus…

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Cricket Australia should have opened sandpaper wound and flushed it out | Geoff Lemon

Bancroft’s small comment only became so big because there is still little clarity on Cape Town and the suspicion preceding itIt was telling that it took so little. A few vague words, a verbal half-shuffle that wasn’t evasive enough, and the whole story…

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Australian bowlers and Cameron Bancroft ‘clear the air’ over ball tampering

Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc and Lyon speak to Bancroft‘Everyone’s looking forward to moving on,’ says Tim PaineThe four Australia bowlers who played in the Cape Town Test match in 2018 have been in touch with Cameron Bancroft to “clear the air” following…