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5:05pm Phillip Hughes smacked an incredible double century in Australia A's one-day clash with South Africa A in Darwin.
Chloe Saltau with AAP 6:03pm On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own.
Kyle Papworth 8:23pm World-class fast bowler Nicola Browne has chosen club and career over country, turning down the opportunity to represent New Zealand to re-sign with the ACT Meteors.
FLETA PAGE 3:58pm Canberra’s big summer of cricket is set for an even earlier start, with Ireland and Afghanistan to play the ACT Comets in September and October as a warm-up to their World Cup campaigns.
CHLOE SALTAU 3:12pm Kevin Pietersen will put bums on seats, dollars in the bank and nightclubbers with smartphones at the ready. He might even win the Melbourne Stars a few games of cricket; that will be a bonus.
10:15am Ian Bell returned to form in spectacular fashion with a superb 167 and debutant Jos Buttler also shone to help England strengthen their dominant position over India on the second day of the third test on Monday.
7:44am England batsman Moeen Ali is being investigated by the International Cricket Council after wearing wristbands that featured the slogans 'Save Gaza' and 'Free Palestine' during the second day of the third test against India at Southampton.
8:13pm England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday.
South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.
Rohan Connolly Melbourne Stars have landed their biggest fish yet with the signing of exiled England star Kevin Pietersen for the next two seasons.
India were hurting at the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja 50 percent of his match fee after the row with England's Jimmy Anderson, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Saturday.
Under-fire captain Alastair Cook made a courageous 95 and Gary Ballance struck a fine century to put England in control at 247 for two on the first day of the third test against India on Sunday.
Sri Lanka have set South Africa a target of 369 to win the second Test in Colombo and reclaim the number one Test ranking from Australia.
ACT Rockets players Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros in Australian indoor cricket team for World Cup
LEE GASKIN ACT's Vinesh Bennett and Matthew Floros selected in Australian men's indoor cricket team for World Cup.
Alastair Cook has shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain.
TIM LANE That this time last year England was two-nil up, on the way to a third straight Ashes series win, now feels like a trick of the memory.
South Africa batted cautiously to reach three for 98 in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Friday as it tried to preserve its 1-0 lead in the series.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee after being found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game".
Abhaya Srivastava The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday.
Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event.
TOM DECENT Australian captain Michael Clarke has spent his off-season reflecting on Australia's meteoric rise to the top of cricket's world rankings and says he does not regret anything from infamous "Homework-gate" scandal in India last year.
Alastair Cook has been reconfirmed as captain for the third test against India despite England losing seven of its last nine Tests.
England seamer James Anderson is facing a ban of up to four Tests over his clash with India's Ravinda Jadeja at Trent Bridge earlier this month.
Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts.
JESSE HOGAN Peter Siddle will this week begin a training regimen focused on regaining his pace, and with it his fast-bowling berth in the Test team, for the October series against Pakistan and the home-summer series against India.
WILL BRODIE England cricketers have been spooked by ghosts at their team hotel. An historical survey of such events reveals that they only occur to teams in steep decline.
JESSE HOGAN The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery
GEOFF BOYCOTT England must show guts to end this misery. They made the wrong choice in Cook and now need top man to be brave enough to force change
JESSE HOGAN The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain has urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win.
England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second test at Lord's.