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David Warner last man standing as Australia collapse in South Africa T20 defeat

South Africa level series with 12-run win in Port ElizabethWarner stranded on 67 not out to send series to deciderAustralia’s last man standing in a dramatic T20 collapse, David Warner, was left crushed after South Africa flipped the script on his retu…

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David Warner last man standing as Australia collapse in South Africa T20 defeat

South Africa level series with 12-run win in Port ElizabethWarner stranded on 67 not out to send series to deciderAustralia’s last man standing in a dramatic T20 collapse, David Warner, was left crushed after South Africa flipped the script on his retu…

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England v South Africa: Women’s T20 World Cup – live!

Twenty20 World Cup updates from the game in PerthAustralia bamboozled as India cause upset in openerAnd feel free to email Tom or tweet him @tomdaviesE17 11.18am GMT Both openers gone now. Wyatt lazily slashes Kaka’s indifferent first ball to Lee who t…

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Pressure of Women’s T20 World Cup favouritism looms as Australia’s fiercest foe | Melinda Farrell

There is hope outside the host nation that cracks exposed in recent weeks can be exploited by the weight of expectationPressure does the strangest things. It melts the coolest of heads, obscures the most obvious move or turns the ball to liquid as hand…

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The Spin | World Twenty20: Anya Shrubsole looks to go all the way with England

After five heartbreaking exits, Shrubsole is determined to be playing in the MCG final on International Women’s DayIn 2009 a back injury forced the then-17-year-old Anya Shrubsole out of the World Twenty20. She had already been part of one World Cup-wi…

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Alyssa Healy fails again as Australia sign off T20 World Cup preparations with win

Host nation beat South Africa by four wicketsHealy adds just nine to her 19 runs from last five inningsAlyssa Healy’s run of poor form continued in Australia’s last practice match before the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup. The opener made just nine as Aust…

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Morgan takes control as England chase down South Africa and the T20 series

Third T20: South Africa 222-6; England 226-5, 19.1 oversBairstow and Buttler also weigh in with half-centuriesWhat a series, what a game, what a run chase, what a crick in the neck from repeatedly watching the ball sail through the Centurion skies. And…

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Tri-series exposed Australia’s flaws but lessons can be learned for T20 World Cup | Megan Schutt

It’s better to work on how to fix things now rather than trying to figure it out in the middle of the tournamentOur Twenty20 World Cup uniforms have just arrived and it’s pretty special to be able to read Australia on that shirt. We’ve just come off a …

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South Africa v England: first T20 international – live!

Over-by-over updates from the first of a three-match seriesEngland turn up heat in final T20 series showdownEmail Adam here or tweet @collinsadam 4.04pm GMT 1st over: South Africa 4-0 (Bavuma 2, de Kock 2) Bavuma is off the mark first ball with a singl…

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England turn up heat in South Africa for final T20 series showdown | Barney Ronay

Eoin Morgan’s men end their tour with three T20 games and a chance to assess their options for the T20 World CupAs the afternoon sun began to dip in East London, England’s pace bowlers could be seen taking aim at a selection of cricket boots placed on …

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No-ball technology to be used for first time at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

Third umpire to judge at tournament in Australia Successful trials have been held in India and West IndiesCricket may finally have solved its no-ball problem after confirmation the upcoming women’s Twenty20 World Cup will be the first tournament to fea…

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Australia edge England to advance to women’s T20 tri-series final

Australia 132-7 beat England 116-7 by 16 runsEngland miss out on final against India on net run-rateAustralia secured a place in the women’s T20 tri-series final after dismantling England’s batting order to win their Junction Oval clash by 16 runs.Meg …

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England claim dramatic super over win against Australia in women’s T20

Australia force super over, reaching 156-8 chasing 157 to winSet 9, Knight secured win for England with two balls leftEngland questioned Australia’s ability to cope with the pressure of hosting the women’s Twenty20 World Cup – and then backed it up wit…

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England claim dramatic super over win against Australia in women’s T20

Australia force super over, reaching 156-8 chasing 157 to winSet 9, Knight secured win for England with two balls leftEngland questioned Australia’s ability to cope with the pressure of hosting the women’s Twenty20 World Cup – and then backed it up wit…

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Swardeston’s cricket dream comes true with place in continental league

• English T20 club champions into European Cricket League• Major TV deal in the offing for 16-club competitionLook out Pavel Florin: the English are coming. The England and Wales Cricket Board has granted permission for Swardeston Cricket Club to becom…

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Big Bash League and the importance of putting on a ‘damn good show’ | Jonathan Howcroft

In its ninth season, the competition remains conscious that it cannot rely solely on on-field successWhen the Big Bash League is on in Melbourne nobody pays closer attention than Jarrah Whyte. Not the players, most of whom will only be on the field aro…

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Marcus Stoinis overcomes nerves to hammer unbeaten 147 and break BBL record

Stoinis felt uneasy following last week’s homophobic slur‘It didn’t sit well with my character,’ Stars player saysAfter smashing the highest score in BBL history, Marcus Stoinis says he carried the burden of unleashing a homophobic slur last week. The …

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Matthew Wade caught out by BBL rule change after Renshaw’s boundary ‘assist’

‘A bit of a strange one,’ says Hurricanes batsmanElaborate dismissal on ropes catches players unawareKnowing the rule is one thing, but exploiting it will be another according to Matthew Wade after his impromptu cricket theory lesson at the Gabba. The …

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Thunder’s Chris Green ‘gutted’ by Big Bash ban for illegal bowling

T20 World Cup hopes hit by three-month suspensionBiomechanical tests find spinner’s action is suspectSuspended Sydney Thunder spinner Chris Green is putting his ban for an illegal bowling action into perspective against Australia’s bushfire crisis. The…

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Marcus Stoinis’s homophobic slur came from clash of ‘two alpha males’, says coach

Stars coach David Hussey says exchange went too farStoinis fined for abusive comment during BBL gameMelbourne Stars coach David Hussey claims Marcus Stoinis’s homophobic slur towards Kane Richardson was the result of a battle between “two alpha males” …