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Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

Chloe Saltau James Sutherland will be watching the pink ball as closely as the most astute batsmen this week.

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Vic openers halt Bulls' charge to shield final

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Unbroken century opening partnership from Rob Quiney and Dean Russ dents Queensland's hopes of winning through to Sheffield Shield final.

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Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch in hot form as Australia beats New Zealand in World T20 warm-up game

Australia's Dave Warner plays a shot during the cricket T20 International cricket match against South Africa in Durban, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Fatullah, Bangladesh Australia's early onslaught in its World Twenty20 warm-up victory over New Zealand is only a taste of things to come, says coach Darren Lehmann.

Clarke backs openers to fire in ODI series

David Warner

Australia's openers Matthew Wade and David Warner admit their shot selection hasn't been great of late, but skipper Michael Clarke is confident they'll fire in Friday night's second one-day...

One for the real openers, this ton simply a knock to behold

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Richard Hinds This was a red letter day for opening batsmen, both accomplished and bog ordinary. Those for whom the only tempting drive is to the nets, and runs are a desirable, but not necessarily obligatory,...

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NZ remove Indian openers in first Test

Wellington New Zealand claimed two key scalps to make a promising start to the first cricket Test against India in Hyderabad.

Openers smash Qbn to big win

Openers smash Qbn to big win

Queanbeyan openers Mark Higgs and Jono Dean took their first steps towards securing a Twenty20 Big Bash League contract, producing a devastating batting display to beat Eastlake last night.

Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke wants results from Australia's ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Rangana Herath takes four more as Sri Lanka edges towards victory

Rangana Herath celebrates a wicket in Colombo.

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath captured four more Pakistan wickets to take his match tally to a career best 13 as Sri Lanka edged closer to victory in Mahela Jayawardene's farewell test on Sunday.

Rampant England seals series in style as India collapses

The England cricket team celebrate their 3-1 series win with champagne.

England ripped out India for 94 to win the fifth test by a crushing innings and 244 runs at The Oval on Sunday and clinch the series 3-1.

Phil Hughes still on the fringe of Australian team

Phil Hughes.

Jim Morton There are no guarantees for Phil Hughes in his latest international comeback despite Australia being without their two leading one-day openers for the tri-series in Zimbabwe.

Stuart Broad runs through India as England take charge in fourth Test

Stuart Broad celebrates after dismissing India's Gautam Gambhir during the fourth Test.

Manchester: England fast bowler Stuart Broad took six wickets to skittle out India for 152 and the hosts finished on 113 for three in reply to take control on an absorbing opening day of the fourth...

South Africa set to chase Australia's top Test ranking

Key man: South African cricket captain Hashim Amla.

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.

De Kock, De Villiers centuries steer South Africa to series win

Quinton de Kock scored a classy century for South Africa.

Outstanding centuries from Quinton de Kock and captain AB de Villiers helped South Africa coast to a series-clinching 82-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day international on...

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India A take lead against Australia A

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India A have taken a 78-run first innings lead against Australia A after another ton to prolific wicketkeeper/batsman Naman Ojha at Allan Border Field on Tuesday.

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NSW-born Angus Robson makes his mark in England

Talented player on the rise: Angus Robson.

Tom Decent There's a fair chance you've never heard of Angus Robson, the Eastern Suburbs cricketer who plundered a tour match hundred against India for Leicestershire a week ago.

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NZ beat Windies in first Twenty20

Brendon McCullum

Captain Brendon McCullum has guided New Zealand to victory over the West Indies by 12 runs in a weather-affected first Twenty20 international in Dominica.

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Kumar Sangakkara reaches milestone as Sri Lanka build lead

Kumar Sangakkara scored a world record equalling half century as Sri Lanka reached 214-4 at the end of the third day to leave the second test against England delicately poised on Sunday.

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Windies on top of New Zealand in Third Test

West Indies bowler Sulieman Benn is hugged by captain Denesh Ramdin, while celebrating the wicket of New Zealand's batsman Jimmy Neesham.

Sulieman Benn's five-wicket haul gives the West Indies the initiative as New Zealand were dismissed for 293 on the opening day of the third Test in Barbados.

Rain stymies New Zealand during third Test against West Indies

Hard slog: New Zealand seamer Tim Southee.

The Black Caps toiled hard for little reward after persistent rain prevented play for most of the afternoon on Friday's second day of the third Test against the West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados.