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Pink ball fails to swing for Tasmania's Ben Hilfenhaus

Ben Hilfenhaus

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

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

Ben Hilfenhaus

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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Alex Doolan misses CA contract as Johnson, Warner and Haddin the big winners

CENTURION, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 10: Alex Doolan looks on during an Australian nets session at Centurion Park on February 10, 2014 in Centurion, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Australian selectors have given an indication of their top-order intentions by including Shaun Marsh and Phillip Hughes in a compressed 18-man central contract list but excluding incumbent No.

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David Warner will only be satisfied by a series win

David Warner.

Jesse Hogan On day four Warner became only the 15th Australian to score a century in each innings

Victoria held to draw by Tasmania in Sheffield Shield

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Xavier Doherty and Luke Butterworth of the Tigers walk off after the end of day four of the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 6, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau It was a demoralising day to sum up Victoria's season.

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Sixers pip Hurricanes by seven runs

Sixers captain Steve Smith plays a lofted shot during his knock of 52 which earned him the Man of the Match award.

Sydney Sixers captain Steve Smith stars with bat and helps team move up to joint second.

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Australian bowlers may be given break after demanding Test in South Africa

A tired Ryan Harris walks back to his mark on day four of the second Test.

Jesse Hogan Australia unlikely to play same fast-bowling attack in the third Test in Cape Town.

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Australian Test opener David Warner vows to go to the next level

Fine balance: David Warner will respect the Proteas bowlers, but will still punish anything loose and in his zone.

Jesse Hogan Dynamic opener David Warner is taking a leaf or two out of the Chris Rogers playbook.

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Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Mitchell Johnson.

Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

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Sydney Sixers top Hobart Hurricanes in final-over thriller

Steve Smith

Andrew Wu Brett Lee lost the war of words but had the last laugh after the Sydney Sixers came back from the brink of defeat to beat the Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League thriller on Wednesday night.

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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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Mitch rejoicing

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Mitch Johnson's stunning comeback, from cricket despair to finding '11 out of 10' happiness.

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The Ashes: Nathan Lyon has grounds to believe Australia could be on a roll

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates dismissing Ian Bell of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia's...

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Ashes 2013: Doug Bollinger on ice for possible Test comeback

Australian captain Ricky Ponting (L) talks to paceman Doug Bollinger (R), who is pushing for a position in the Australian team after fellow paceman Mitchell Johnson was dropped from the team during the final training session for the second Ashes cricket Test match against England in Adelaide on December 2, 2010.  Mitchell Johnson, who is Australia's leading active wicket-taker with 166 wickets in 39 Tests, was left out of the squad with a decision on a final eleven to be made December 3.    IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ? STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE  AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Chris Barrett National priorities have prevailed in an arm wrestle for the services of Doug Bollinger with the resurgent left-armer to be rested from next week's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.

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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.

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The stars come out to play for a festive bash

The Heat

Michael Chammas Michael Chammas assesses the chances of the eight teams in this year’s Big Bash.

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Let the willow wielding commence

Luke Wright of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Stars

Jesse Hogan Here is your comprehensive analysis of each Big Bash League team along with individual strengths, weaknesses and season predictions.

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Hilfenhaus the hero in Hobart's record BBL chase

Ben Hilfenhaus of the Hobart Hurricanes is embraced by his teammates after taking his team to victory over the Brisbane Heat.

Brisbane Former Test seamer silences the Brisbane crowd to seal a record win for the Hurricanes.

Heat lose James Hopes to injury

James Hopes.

Adding injury to insult, Brisbane Heat will need to bounce back from Saturday night's three-wicket loss to Hobart Hurricanes without their skipper James Hopes.