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Rookie's aggression impresses the right people on first tour

Nic Maddinson

Chris Barrett A young Australian's first trip to England more often than not included a couple of nights in a hostel, a loop or two of the London Eye and a few lagers. For

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England eyes win against India in third Test

Moeen Ali is congratulated by Joe Root after taking the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara.

England are closing in on a series-levelling victory in the third Test after reducing India to 4-112 in their second innings.

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India wins battle as ICC allows appeal over Ravindra Jadeja penalty

India's Ravindra Jadeja.

The Indian team has won a political battle with the International Cricket Council by forcing the governing body to hear an appeal against the disciplining of Ravindra Jadeja.

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Jacques Kallis retires from one-day cricket and gives up dream of World Cup farewell

Gerald Imray South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has retired from all international cricket, as one of the game’s greatest all-rounders admitted that a swansong at the World Cup next year was...

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Canberra to host the 2014-15 Big Bash League cricket final

Ryan Carters of the Thunder bats during the Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's big summer of cricket keeps getting bigger.

Ian Bell recaptures form as England punish India

Ian Bell celebrates his century.

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...

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Kevin Pietersen draws big money, regardless of results

Kevin Pietersen in action for Surrey during a T20 match.

Chloe Saltau 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.

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Phil Hughes scores 202 not out in one-dayer

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Phillip Hughes smacked an incredible double century in Australia A's one-day clash with South Africa A in Darwin.

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ICC bans Ali's Gaza wristbands

England's Moeen Ali wears a wristband as he fields during the second day of the third cricket test match of the series between England and India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

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.

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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Double trouble: Australia A's Phil Hughes.

Chloe Saltau On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad leave India in trouble

England's Stuart Broad celebrates after the dismissal of India's Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad each took three wickets to leave India in trouble on 323 for eight, 246 runs adrift of England, after the third day of the third test on Tuesday.

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Peter Siddle puts meat on his bones, not his diet, in bid for pace

Peter Siddle of Australia warms up during an Australian nets session

Chloe Saltau Peter Siddle has already put on a couple of kilograms in search of the kilometres needed to win back his pivotal role in the Australian Test attack.

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Run drought weighs heavily on skipper as England looks cooked

Tim lanke dink

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.

Stoic Cook plays dead bat to Pietersen’s call to quit

Alastair Cook has a chat with James Anderson and Stuart Broad during a nets session in Southampton on Saturday.

Alastair Cook has shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain.

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.

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Battling Alastair Cook and Ballance put England in control

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.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni: We're hurting at Jadeja punishment

India captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, right.

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...

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Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars

Kevin Pietersen.

Rohan Connolly Melbourne Stars have landed their biggest fish yet with the signing of exiled England star Kevin Pietersen for the next two seasons.

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South Africa secure draw to reclaim No.1 Test cricket ranking from Australia

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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.

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Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga out of second Test against South Africa

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.