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2:57 AM   Australia will look for a consolation victory in the limited overs games after losing the Ashes to England.

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England easily beat Stars in women's finale

The Southern Stars  celebrate with the Ashes trophy after the third T20 ended in Cardiff on Monday.

Jesse Hogan 11:13 PM   For the second time this month the winner of an Ashes series has come a cropper at the end.

India need seven wickets to clinch series

India's captain Virat Kohli lunges forward at a delivery as Sri Lanka's wicket keeper Kusal Janith Perera watches.

12:15 AM   India stand seven wickets away from a series-clinching victory after setting Sri Lanka a formidable 386-run target.

Stars relishing links with male counterparts

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 04:  Meg Lanning and Aaron Finch of Australia speaks to the media before an Australian T20 cricket training session at Adelaide Oval on November 4, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan 3:08 PM   Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell says the links between them are growing closer, which is reflected by new men's captain Steve Smith lauding them for winning the women's Ashes.

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Steve Smith says he has no interest in being Australia's T20 captain.

2:57 AM   Australia will look for a consolation victory in the limited overs games after losing the Ashes to England.

Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin 5:17 PM   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

Shane Watson savours Australia return after most of Ashes on sidelines

Watto shotto: Shane Watson takes the aerial route against Ireland last week.

Jesse Hogan 12:27 PM   Returning Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has expressed his delight at earning selection for the one-day series against England after being overlooked for most of the Ashes.

Stoinis to make T20 debut for Australia in Cardiff

Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday.

Jesse Hogan   Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will make his international debut on Monday when Australia begin their limited-overs series against England, in the teams' one-off Twenty20 in Cardiff.

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Ashes-winning Stars want to solve batting stumbles as series ends

Eye on the ball: Jess Cameron plays a shot in the 2nd Twenty20 in Hove

Jesse Hogan   With the women's Ashes won, Southern Stars coach Matthew Mott has turned his attention to fixing the team's stuttering scoring in Monday's series-ending match in Cardiff.

Cardiff clash will start Australia's World T20 preparation

Steve Smith says he has no interest in being Australia's T20 captain.

Jesse Hogan   Australia's biennial focus on fashioning an effective Twenty20 line-up to break their poor record at the World Twenty20 tournaments starts on Monday in Cardiff.

Lanning hails bowlers for defending meagre score in Ashes-sealing win

Megan Schutt of Australia celebrates with Alyssa Healy of Australia after dismissing Katherine Brunt of England.

Jesse Hogan   Triumphant Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning has hailed her bowlers for keeping England to their record-low Twenty20 score of 87 to officially snare the women's Ashes.

Great bowling under pressure delivers Southern Stars another triumph

Rebecca Grundy of England is congratulated after she dismissed Alex Blackwell of Australia.

Jesse Hogan   When Alex Blackwell was recently reflecting on becoming the first Southern Stars player to reach 200 matches one of her fondest memories was successfully defending 8-106 in the 2010 World Twenty20 final, against New Zealand.

Ashes win another endorsement of Lanning's elevation

Plenty to shout about: Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning.

Jesse Hogan   The Southern Stars' triumph in the women's Ashes series was another endorsement for Cricket Australia expediting Meg Lanning's rise to the captaincy.

Ashes-winning bowler Farrell pleads for interview with Karl Stefanovic

HOVE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28:  Rene Farrell of Australia celebrates after getting the wicket of Lydia Greenway of England to win the Ashes during the 2nd NatWest T20 of the Women's Ashes Series between England and Australia Women at BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground on August 28, 2015 in Hove, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan   Rene Farrell just helped her team win the Ashes. Now, she's eyeing another life goal: to be interviewed by Australian TV breakfast-show host Karl Stefanovic.

Magnificent bowling sees Southern Stars snare the women's Ashes

Southern Stars celebrate their win over England.

Jesse Hogan   The Southern Stars scored only 7-107 in the second Twenty20, but their bowlers were able to defend the low total.

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When it comes to cricket, luck really is a fortune

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Malcolm Knox   The biggest taboo subject in sports is luck. For players, to admit that luck dictates results is to surrender control of their destiny.

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Haddin weighs up playing future

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is yet to decide whether he will continue his Test career.

Lee Gaskin   Brad Haddin says he will take a couple of weeks to decide his playing future.

India players in demand for WBBL

Cricket ACT is disappointed at Cricket Australia's decision to overlook a Canberra-based team for the national one-day competition.

Jesse Hogan   Cricket Australia is hopeful the inaugural season of the women's Big Bash League will feature something conspicuously missing from the men's competition - players from India.

Nagging injury not sapping enthusiasm of late-bloomer Beams

Kristen Beams is a reluctant tweaker, having adopted the notoriously difficult craft when her stunted growth thwarted her ambition to be a dangerous seamer.

Jesse Hogan   Launceston is rightfully proud of punching above its weight when it comes to cricketers.

NSW Coroner to hold inquest into death of Phillip Hughes

Tragedy: Phillip Hughes died after being struck by a cricket ball on the back of his head.

Chris Barrett   The circumstances surrounding the former Australian batsman's passing after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG are to be examined.

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Southern Stars eager to guarantee Ashes victory

The Southern Stars hope to wrap up the Ashes in the second Twenty20 match.

Jesse Hogan   Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell is not daunted by England's strong start to the Twenty20 component of the women's Ashes.

Smith unfazed by tense ODI win

Mixed day: Steve Smith watches the ball off the bat.

‚ÄčAustralia have avoided the embarrassment of a loss to world No.10 Ireland in Steve Smith's full captaincy debut following a tense, rain-affected one-day clash in Belfast.

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Southern Stars hoping Perry promotion to opener helps solve T20 quirk

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03:  Meg Lanning and Elyse Perry of Australia Ladies Cricket pose in London on August 3, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images) sport pics supplied by Cricket Australia of Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning and allrounder Ellyse Perry

Jesse Hogan   As the Southern Stars seek to make amends for squandering their first chance to seal the women's Ashes, by taking their second chance against England on Friday night, they are also trying to solve the quirk in Ellyse Perry's dazzling recent batting record.

Starc wants to play in one-dayers, says Smith

No rest: Mitchell Starc wants to plough through the one-day series

Mitchell Starc's upcoming workload is expected to be monitored by Cricket Australia, but newly-installed skipper Steve Smith admits he'll struggle to force the paceman to have a well-earned rest.

Live cricket: Ireland v Australia ODI at Belfast

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29:  Steve Smith of Australia bats during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Live coverage of the One Day International being held between Australia and Ireland in Belfast.

Lanning downplays effect of losing toss as England strike back

Meg Lanning searches for answers in the first Twenty20 against England

Jesse Hogan   Southern Stars captain Meg Lanning says England's ability to outperform them in all facets was a bigger factor than losing the toss as her team missed their first opportunity to seal the women's Ashes, on Wednesday night in Chelmsford.

England win first Twenty20 to maintain hope of retaining women's Ashes

Sarah Taylor of England

Jesse Hogan   A welcome return to form from England's two elite batters, Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor, delivered them a clinical seven-wicket win to end the Southern Stars' Twenty20 winning streak and their hope of securing the women's Ashes at the first opportunity.

Burns to debut in one-dayer against Ireland

Joe Burns

Australia will field a full-strength line-up for their one-day clash with Ireland with debutant Joe Burns set to open the batting.

Twenty20 tyro Grace Harris savouring late Southern Stars call-up

Grace Harris in action for Queensland last year.

Jesse Hogan   An injury to Grace Harris' Queensland teammate, and fellow Twenty20 thrasher, Delissa Kimmince has resulted in the 21-year-old no longer spending the winter working in her hospital job and doing pre-season training and instead joining the Southern Stars' squad in England for the women's Ashes.

Steve Smith ready to lead Australian cricket into a new era

Baton change: Steve Smith and Michael Clarke watch the presentation following the final Ashes Test.

Joe Barton   New skipper Steve Smith says he is ready to lead the charge in Australia's new era.

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England, we need to take a break

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When it comes to candidates there may be no-one smashing the door down, but many who warrant consideration.

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