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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.

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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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Sheffield Shield goes day-night just for openers

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

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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.

Clarke backs openers to fire in ODI series

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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,...

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.

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Glenn Maxwell stars in Indian Premier League

Glenn Maxwell hitting out for Australia.

Big-hitting Glenn Maxwell has starred in a match full of Australians, hitting 89 off just 45 balls.

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World T20: Consolation win for Australia

Australian opener Aaron Finch plays a drive during his knock of 71 that earned him the man of the match award.

Australia signs off its disappointing World Twenty20 campaign with a consolation victory over Bangladesh.

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Sri Lanka reach T20 final after hailstorm in Mirpur

Sri Lanka sailed into the World Twenty20 final after bad weather literally poured cold water on West Indies' title defence in a rain-ruined contest on Thursday.

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Paceman Josh Bennett stars in evenly poised Queanbeyan-Wests/UC grand final

Career best: Queanbeyan's Josh Bennett on his way to 6-27 against Wests at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin Queanbeyan paceman Josh Bennett starred with a six-wicket haul, but defending Douglas Cup champion Wests/UC is refusing to hand over its crown quietly.

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McCullum lifts Black Caps to second win

New Zealand have beaten the Netherlands by six wickets to set up a do-or-die final group game against Sri Lanka at the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.

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World T20: Abject England humiliated by the Netherlands

Netherlands bowler Mudassar Bukhari (centre) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of England batsman Michael Lumb.

Chittagong England slumps to an embarrassing 45-run defeat at the hands of the Netherlands.

India ease past West Indies to inch closer to semi-finals

Rising star: Virat Kohli scored 54 to guide India towards victory.

Amlan Chakraborty India inched closer to a World Twenty20 semi-final spot after half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli secured a seven-wicket victory over holders West Indies in a super 10 stage match on...

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Sri Lanka defeats Pakistan to take out Asia Cup

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Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit a magnificent century to help Sri Lanka thump Pakistan by five wickets to regain the Asia Cup one-day cricket title in Dhaka on Saturday.

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Bulls poised to take first-innings points

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Queensland are poised to establish a healthy first-innings lead over Victoria in their Sheffield Shield clash at the MCG.

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Netherlands easily beat UAE in World Twenty20

The Netherlands eased to a six-wicket win against first-timers United Arab Emirates in the opening round of the World Twenty20 at Sylhet Stadium on Monday.

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South Africa's Test cricket leadership dilemma

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Jesse Hogan Nothing can prepare a cricket team for losing a total of 281 Tests' experience in the space of nine and a half weeks.

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Pink ball fails to swing for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

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Chloe Saltau Ben Hilfenhaus struggled to swing the pink ball as Victoria hunted its first win since November.

South Africa v Australia, Third Test Day 1

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David Sygall Full, live coverage of the series-deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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