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Australia 87 for 3 (Bancroft 24*, S Marsh 10*) trail South Africa A 220 (de Bruyn 46, Cummins 4-32, Hazlewood 3-40) by 133 runsScorecard Pat Cummins hits his delivery stride Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images A much anticipated series, especially for fans of fast bowling, kicked off in style as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc
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Imagine you were a professional cricketer. Now imagine you had to share your dressing room with… your father. And, on top of that, your dad is a legend of your sport. A lot to handle? Doesn’t quite seem to be the case with Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who shares the Guyana dressing room with his father Shivnarine.
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Yorkshire have signed fast bowler Billy Stanlake as an overseas player for the T20 Blast. The club anticipate the Australian should be available for at least 12 matches in the competition – he could miss the first couple if he is included in the Australia squad for their tour of Zimbabwe – alongside New Zealander
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Derbyshire have signed Duanne Olivier as an overseas player for the first half of the 2018 season. The 25-year-old South African seamer should, subject to final clearance from Cricket South Africa, be available for the county’s first seven County Championship matches and the entire Royal London One-Day Cup campaign. “We identified new-ball bowling as an
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Chris Lynn‘s run of injury misfortune continued during the tri-series final at Auckland, after he suffered a dislocated right shoulder while diving in the field during New Zealand’s innings. Lynn, who left the field midway through the ninth over, suffered the injury while attempting to intercept a clip through midwicket from Ross Taylor. Sprinting to
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Big picture South Africa are less than 24 hours away from what could become groundhog day. After having conceded the ODI series, South Africa will lose the T20I series too if they don’t win at SuperSport Park, and they will be no closer to the answers to their questions about team balance and candidates for
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Something has to give and Trevor Bayliss is happy for it to be him. Building on his argument that T20 internationals should be jettisoned from an unsustainably hectic schedule, the England coach has endorsed his deputy Paul Farbrace to take over from him in the shortest form of the game ahead of the timeline he
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Craig Overton has been drafted into England’s one-day squad for the forthcoming ODI series against New Zealand, after Liam Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury. Overton, 23, was selected for his Test debut against Australia during the Ashes, and made a strong impression in two appearances before being ruled out of the series
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Alex Blackwell, the Australia vice-captain, has announced her retirement from international and state cricket at age 34. She will, however, continue captaining her Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) side, Sydney Thunder. The announcement comes a day after Blackwell, Australia’s most-capped international player with 251 international appearances, struck a near run-a-ball 76 for her state team
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India 203 for 5 (Dhawan 72, Dala 2-47) beat South Africa 175 for 9 (Hendricks 70, Behardien 39, Bhuvneshwar 5-24) by 28 runs On a flat pitch, in the thin air of the Highveld, and against a South African attack missing a number of its biggest names, India’s batsmen piled up 203
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New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl against EnglandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details England are pointless in this tri-series yet still have a chance of reaching the final against Australia. They are facing a New Zealand side still shellshocked from events at Eden Park where they failed to defend 243. The home side
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