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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Australia v Bangladesh: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at Trent BridgeTalking points after the first half of the tournamentAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 10.29am BST Morning all! Or other times of day depending where you are. It’s morning at Trent Bri…

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Australia should cut loose and make Steve Smith captain again | Russell Cunningham

Smith is a cricketer, not a criminal; he broke the Laws, not the law. So now the man who has been described as the new Don Bradman is back, he should be leading the sideWhen, or perhaps if, summer returns to England, I fancy wearing one particular cap….

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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Unpredictable Glenn Maxwell gives turbo-charged Australia extra boost

Quickfire 46 helps keep Sri Lanka at arm’s length as Australia top World Cup standingsIn Australian cricket, one of the most intriguing games is Maxwellball. It leaves some spectators thrilled, some frustrated, many both in varying measures.Glenn Maxwe…

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Aaron Finch and Mitchell Starc power Australia to victory over Sri Lanka

• Australia 334 for 7; Sri Lanka 247• Australia go top of World Cup tableOn a mild, grey, agreeably boisterous day at the Oval Australia took a decisive step towards the knockout stages of the World Cup with an 87-run defeat of Sri Lanka.It was a victo…

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Sri Lanka v Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the match at the OvalListen to our new podcast, The Spin, and a new episodeAny thoughts? Email Jonathan or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.44am BST Mel Jones has had a look at the pitch for Australian TV and she likes what she sees. …

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Mitchell Starc thunders in to save Australia’s misfiring batsmen again

David Warner and Aaron Finch lay platform for a huge score but middle order’s failure to capitalise leaves Starc with work to doFor the second time in two World Cup wins, Mitchell Starc was the saviour for Australia. At Taunton on Wednesday, Pakistan h…

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David Warner wins redemption battle with Amir but cricket must do better

Australia opener’s century and mad axeman’s charge lights up a fine game but the World Cup has not been designed to thrillThe rain was interrupted by a cricket match on Wednesday, rather a good one actually, and played right through without the umpires…

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Mitchell Starc sinks Pakistan’s pursuit of Australia after David Warner century

• Australia 307; Pakistan 266• Successful review against Wahab Riaz sets up 41-run win• Full scorecard from TauntonThe rehabilitation of David Warner continues apace – as does the World Cup after the deluge. At a mercifully dry Taunton Warner struck hi…

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Australia v Pakistan: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from the game at the County Ground, TauntonAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.43am BST The hair, the tache, the chain, the cut shot… a hero growing up https://t.co/kcB26AckPAYes! The first cricketer I ever properly emulated with the y…

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Smith and Warner will not be jeered by Pakistan fans, says Sarfaraz Ahmed

• Australian pair were heckled during World Cup loss to India• Marcus Stoinis injury gives Australia selection headacheIf Australia’s World Cup team are looking for positives to offset a thrashing by India in London and a mixed weather forecast for the…

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David Warner’s caution and Usman Khawaja’s demotion stump Australia | Geoff Lemon

The World Cup defeat by India shows things are clearly amiss with Australia’s batting and their returning championWhat – and I cannot stress this enough – the hell was that all about? A common narrative during this World Cup has been that Australia are…

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India’s Shikhar Dhawan leaves Australia with a mountain too high to climb

• India 352-5; Australia 316; India win by 36 runs• Australia’s Alex Carey goes on attack but runs out of partnersAlex Carey, batting at No 7, gave India some concern but Australia’s attempt at a record World Cup chase of 353 fell short by 36 runs.Stev…

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India v Australia: Cricket World Cup 2019 – live!

Updates from the game at the OvalListen to the Spin podcast | World Cup tableAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.48am BST 4th over: India 11-0 (Rohit 7, Dhawan 3) Starc looks to be nearing his rhythm, sending down a classic one-two combination …

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Australia training halted at Oval after net bowler taken to hospital

• Shot by Australia’s David Warner hits net bowler on head• ICC spokesman said bowler was ‘conscious when he left’ OvalThe Australia captain, Aaron Finch, said David Warner was “shaken up” after his drive hit a net bowler in the head as they prepared f…

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Steve Smith dismissed by incredible boundary catch in Australia’s win over West Indies – video

Mitchell Starc starred with the ball, taking five wickets, as Australia beat West Indies by 15 runs at Trent Bridge to get their Cricket World Cup campaign off to a winning start. Steve Smith scored 73, before being dismissed by a barely-believable cat…

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Nathan Coulter-Nile steps out of shadows to play starring role for Australia | Geoff Lemon

There was no reward with the ball, but a knock of 92 proved the difference against the West IndiesNo one thinks of Nathan Coulter-Nile first. When Australian cricket supporters woke up on the morning of their World Cup match against the West Indies, no…

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Mitchell Starc mauls West Indies in gutsy World Cup win for Australia

• Australia 288, West Indies 273-9• Steve Smith and Nathan Coulter-Nile also star in 15-run winIn the late sun of a long, sweet summer day, a match that had passages as intense as any Test, twists and turns as silly as any game of T20, finally finished…