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Sheffield Shield: Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus rattles Queensland Bulls with hat-trick

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A Ben Hilfenhaus hat-trick ensured a Queensland collapse before lunch on day three of the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive.

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Hat-trick for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

Ben Hilfenhaus.

Hat-trick hero reminds selectors he remains ready for Australian duty if a vacancy arises.

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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.

Hobart Hurricanes reach CLT20 semi-finals

The Hobart Hurricanes have reached the semi-finals of the lucrative Champions League Twenty20 tournament following a six-wicket victory over the Barbados Tridents in Mohali.

Mitch Johnson, Peter Siddle set for Pakistan Test series

Left-armer Mitchell Johnson is the only paceman from Australia's last Test, in Cape Town in March, fit to face Pakistan, with Ryan Harris (knee) and James Pattinson (back) still recuperating.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson will be fit to lead Australia's Test bowling attack next month against Pakistan and is highly likely to be supported by a rejuvenated Peter Siddle.

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood on verge of Test inclusion

Ready for the big time: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood.

Chris Barrett If cricketers were permitted to bet, the smart money would be on a towering fast bowler from Tamworth to finally arrive in the big smoke of Test cricket this summer.

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Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal among dozen Pakstanis fined over fitness in lead-up to series

Chloe Saltau with AFP Pakistan, already struggling with the absence of its best bowler and a rushed preparation for next month's series against Australia, has docked a dozen players including star allrounder Shahid Afridi...

Hobart Hurricanes down Northern Knights at T20 Champions League in India

Aiden Blizzard hitting out for the Mumbai Indians in 2011.

A 100-run partnership between Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik has helped the Hobart Hurricanes trounce the Northern Knights by 86 runs at the T20 Champions League in India.

Test debut looms for Mitch Marsh after Shane Watson injury

The Marsh brothers: Mitch (left) and sibling Shaun.

Jesse Hogan The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile injured in IPL

Australian quick Nathan Coulter-Nile could be out for an extended period after injuring a hamstring playing in the Indian Premier League.

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Ashes 2013: Ryan Harris backs George Bailey to be a Test success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 11:  Ryan Harris speaks to the media at an announcement of Cricket Australia's new partnership with Hardys Wines on November 11, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett George Bailey is ready to make the leap from limited-overs sensation to the Test arena, according to Australia's pace leader Ryan Harris.

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Peter Siddle sick of Ashes defeats to England cricket team

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Australia's pace iron man has felt the sting of three consecutive Ashes defeats more heavily than nearly all of his teammates.

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Selectors stick to winning formula

Chloe Saltau, Brisbane Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide.

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Quicks rebuild Test confidence but memory of South Africa looms large

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02:  Ryan Harris of the Bulls looks on during day four of the Sheffield Shield match between the South Australia Redbacks and the Queensland Bulls at Glenelg Oval on November 2, 2013 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau The fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its gruelling second phase, but the selectors still face a dilemma as they seek to avoid a...

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Selectors stick solid with no changes for Adelaide Test

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Chloe Saltau Australia's selectors have named an unchanged squad for the second Test in Adelaide, and the fast bowlers who destroyed England in Brisbane will have relatively fresh legs as the Ashes enters its...

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Shane Watson ruled out of Sheffield Shield games

Shane Watson.

Chloe Saltau Shane Watson won't play in the Sheffield Shield between Tests, despite looking like a man in need of a long hit against a red ball during the first Ashes Test.

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Mitchell Johnson's mojo risin'

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan THREE years before Mitch Johnson dragged Australia back into Ashes contention at the Gabba he was at the same venue at one of his lowest career ebbs.

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Ashes 2013: Doug Bollinger set to provide cover for Australian pace attack

Doug Bollinger.

Daniel Lane Doug Bollinger could be poised to gain his long-desired shot at Ashes redemption with the big-hearted NSW bowler set to be placed on standby for the Perth Test to cover any possible injuries in the...

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Hughes boosts South Australia in clash with Victoria

On the attack: Rob Quiney on his way to an unbeaten 31 in Victoria's second innings.

Sam Lienert Centuries to Callum Ferguson and Phillip Hughes put South Australia in control.

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Australian quicks to step on the gas to reclaim Ashes in Perth

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett Heading to his home ground, Mitchell Johnson's best could still be to come.