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Dean Jones: Australia loses a sporting hero far too soon | Geoff Lemon

The swashbuckling former player, who has died aged 59, batted like he had seen it all before and could not wait to do it all againIt is not supposed to unfold like this. Some scraps of information filtering through the internet late on a Thursday eveni…

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Dean Jones, brilliant attacking batsman and punchy character | Vic Marks

The Australian, who has died at 59, averaged over 46 in Tests and revolutionised one-day cricket, as well as being a no-nonsense coach and punditDean Jones, who died suddenly in Mumbai where he had been doing media work on the IPL, was never one of tho…

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Dean Jones, former Australia cricketer, coach and commentator, dies aged 59

Jones had been working on IPL commentary in MumbaiStar Sports confirms Jones suffered a heart attackDean Jones, the former Australia batsman, cricket coach and broadcaster, has died of a heart attack in Mumbai at the age of 59.Indian TV network Star Sp…

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Steve Smith shows no sign of concussion as he returns from head knock in IPL six-fest

Australian batsman makes 69 from 47 ballsThirty-three sixes hit as Royals beat Super KingsSteve Smith allayed any lingering concern about concussion with a match-winning performance in his first match of the new Indian Premier League season.The Rajasth…

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Anatomy of a masterpiece: Glenn Maxwell innings leaves cricket craving more | Geoff Lemon

Science cannot quantify it but the human heart knows a Maxwell innings creates more joy than an equal number of runs from anyone else“I don’t understand how I’m able to hit sixes.” Glenn Maxwell said that in an interview. It sounds strange, because so …

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‘Cricket has won’: Chris Silverwood upbeat despite England’s ODI defeat

Coach thanks all involved with staging cricket in lockdownPlayer burnout is potentially an issue with IPL starting soonSo the World Cup winners were humbled with two balls to spare and they lost a home series of one-day internationals for the first tim…

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England’s home run ends but Jonny Bairstow’s brutal brilliance goes on | Andy Bull

The Yorkshireman’s relentless ODI form saw him compile a 10th century in the format in which he is one of England’s finestThe England men’s last match of the summer started with a slash, a catch, a cuss and a quick apology. Jason Roy threw his bat at M…

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England v Australia, third one-day cricket international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the decider in the ODI seriesSteve Smith eyes return for deciderWhy not email Tanya or send her a tweet 12.56pm BST Something to throw into the mix: because of the position of the pitch, there is an extremely short boundary on…

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England v Australia, third one-day cricket international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the decider in the ODI seriesSteve Smith eyes return for deciderWhy not email Tanya or send her a tweet 12.56pm BST Something to throw into the mix: because of the position of the pitch, there is an extremely short boundary on…

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Jofra Archer fires back at Holding and insists England cricket supports BLM

Sky pundit criticised England for stopping ‘taking a knee’Bowler says ‘no one here has forgotten Black Lives Matter’Jofra Archer insists England have not forgotten the spirit of the Black Lives Matter movement and Michael Holding had not done his resea…

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Woakes and Archer set up Australia collapse and an unlikely win for England

Second ODI: England 231-9 beat Australia 207 by 24 runsAustralia lose four wickets in 21 balls chasing modest targetEoin Morgan had his bowlers to thank after a stunning heist at Old Trafford that saw Australia blow their chance to seal the ODI series …

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Woakes and Archer set up Australia collapse and an unlikely win for England

Second ODI: England 231-9 beat Australia 207 by 24 runsAustralia lose four wickets in 21 balls chasing modest targetEoin Morgan had his bowlers to thank after a stunning heist at Old Trafford that saw Australia blow their chance to seal the ODI series …

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England v Australia: second ODI – live!

Over-by-over updates from the match at Old TraffordSmith cleared to return against England after concussion scareHow Cricket Australia’s $1bn TV mirage has cost the game dearEmail Daniel with any thoughts | Tweet @DanielHarris 1.33pm BST 6th over: Engl…

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Australia’s Steve Smith cleared to return against England after concussion scare

Smith missed one-day international win after being hit in netsBut bowler Mitchell Starc a doubt with upper-leg injury Steve Smith has been cleared to return for Australia in Sunday’s second one-day international against England following the concussion…

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England fumble pursuit of Australia after Josh Hazlewood’s magic spell

First ODI: Australia 294-9 beat England 275-9 by 19 runsSam Billings’ 118 not enough to save world championsA chilly September evening at an empty Old Trafford felt no way to stage a World Cup reunion party and sure enough England’s night fell flat, wi…

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England v Australia: first one-day international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the match at Old TraffordThe Spin: Ian Bell the prodigy who finally came of ageGet in touch! Drop Tim an email or tweet @TimdeLisle 1.27pm BST 6th over: Australia 29-1 (Finch 10, Stoinis 9) Archer puts the plug in. These two m…

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Michael Holding condemns England and Australia for not taking a knee

Gesture dropped for forthcoming one-day international seriesHolding says excuses from teams are ‘lame’ and ‘flimsy’Michael Holding has criticised England and Australia for making “lame” and “flimsy” excuses over not taking a knee for the Black Lives Ma…

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Eoin Morgan and England preparing for off-road action against Australia

Captain wants to be ready for tournaments in IndiaMorgan praises Adil Rashid: ‘In as fine form as I’ve seen’After four years spent manhandling teams on flat pitches en route to last year’s World Cup win Eoin Morgan is hoping for a switch to more challe…

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Roles reversed with England as Australia set out on road to next World Cup | Geoff Lemon

Unlike five years ago, Australia are the ones who now have to move on from a limp World Cup exitFor the longest time, England did not beat Australia at one-day cricket. In the general sense, not the specific. There were matches along the journey that w…

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Australia ease past England in third T20 and take top spot as consolation prize

Third T20: England 145-6, Australia 146-5; Aus win by 5 wktsEngland win series but tourists reclaim No 1 spot in T20 rankingsAustralia now travel to Old Trafford comforted by their first victory of the tour. Their target of 146 was none too demanding a…