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Cricket officials discuss replacing Clarke with Smith

Chris Barrett 8:09 AM   Senior Australian cricket figures have discussed the option of appointing Steven Smith as the country's permanent captain beyond the World Cup.

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Smith, Abbott rewarded at Border Medal

Man of the moment: Steve Smith and his partner Dani Willis before the presentations on Tuesday.

David Sygall 2:24 AM   Sean Abbott, the bowler the Australian cricket community rallied around after the Phillip Hughes tragedy, was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year at the Allan Border Medal ceremony in Sydney on Tuesday night.

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Smith sets sights on improving leg-spin

Can bat, wants to bowl: Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu   Steve Smith is set on getting his leg-spin up to scratch so he can become a genuine international-class all-rounder after his hot form with the bat earned him comparisons to Ricky Ponting.

VicSpirit desperate for T20 title

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Jesse Hogan   The VicSpirit's failure to capitalise on their top spot in the women's 50-over competition has strengthened their resolve to salvage their season by claiming the Twenty20 title on Wednesday over arch rivals the NSW Breakers.

Breakers chasing women's Twenty20 title

Meg Lanning will be crucial to Victoria's chances of winning.

Lee Gaskin   The NSW Breakers are aiming collect the last women's Twenty20 title on offer in state cricket before the women's Big Bash takes over next summer.

Why Canberra deserves T20 final

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Jon Tuxworth   The Big Bash final has given the Canberra bashers another free swing, as the rest of the country gnash their teeth over the capital being given the showpiece game. 

Pakistan cricketer stumped by ghost in room

Spooked: Haris Sohail is reportedly traumatised.

Melanie Kembrey   A touring Pakistani cricketer is reportedly recovering after claiming a supernatural presence visited his hotel room in New Zealand.

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Brett Lee's grand finale almost a miracle moment

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Daniel Lane 11:24 PM    The Sydney Sixers' legendary pace bowler Brett Lee was forced to dig deep for the final time of his illustrious career when he was called upon to tame the Perth Scorchers in the final over of Wednesday night's Big Bash League grand final at Canberra  and he almost worked a miracle.

Scorchers scrape home in final thriller

Brett Lee nearly took the Sixers into a Super Over with late wickets.

Lee Gaskin 11:14 PM   The key moments from the Perth Scorchers' thrilling last-ball victory against the Sydney Sixers.

Big Bash lights up the nation's capital

From left, Owen McCaughan, 9, Ryan McCaughan, 12 both of Conder and Trent Rogers, 12 of Gordon.

David Polkinghorne 11:04 PM   "Fire up Canberra" the big screens implored, the Big Bash circus is in town. And fire up it did.

Big Bash League final: Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

One last time: Brett Lee plays his final game of cricket in the Big Bash final.

Lee Gaskin 11:01 PM   Follow our live coverage as the defending champions the Perth Scorchers take on the Sydney Sixers in Canberra.

Broad tells the poor to stay humble

Outspoken: Stuart Broad.

9:48 PM   Millionaire cricketer tells England minimum wage earners they are some of the richest in the world.

Berry takes leave as SA cricket coach

9:16 PM   Darren Berry has taken personal leave from his role as South Australia's cricket coach.

Captain Alex Blackwell steers NSW Breakers to historic double

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Daniel Lane 6:10 PM   Weeks after quitting her job as a genetics counsellor to become a professional cricketer, NSW Breakers captain Alex Blackwell laid the foundations for a historic Twenty20 victory at Canberra's Manuka Oval when she hammered a whirlwind 72 off Victoria's attack.

Smith credits IPL for rise in one-day cricket form

On fire: Australian batsman Steve Smith.

Andrew Wu 6:03 PM   Steve Smith believes his involvement in the Indian Premier League has been a major factor in his rise from One Day International fringe dweller to match-winner.

Oh no my captain

Tough way to end: Brett Lee after his side's final-ball loss to the Perth Scorchers.

David Polkinghorne 11:18 PM   Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques owes Brett Lee a beer.

Akram backs Starc to lead Australia to World Cup glory

Not-so secret weapon: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

Andrew Wu 5:45 PM   Wasim Akram says Mitchell Starc is more important to Australia's World Cup campaign than Mitchell Johnson and has the ability to bowl the country towards a fifth world title.

WACA pitch invader charged after Big Bash trespass

A pitch invader made his way on to the WACA pitch following the Scorchers' semi-final win in the BBL

4:57 PM   A 25-year-old man has been charged with trespass after he allegedly ran onto the WACA pitch after the Twenty20 clash and hugged players.

Berry takes leave as SA cricket coach

Darren Berry.

12:31 PM   Darren Berry has taken personal leave from his role as South Australia's cricket coach.

Hogg in no rush to follow 'young' Lee into retirement

Brad Hogg continues to be a match-winner nearing his 44th birthday.

David Polkinghorne   Evergreen tweaker Brad Hogg wants to squeeze every last leggie out of his career, and he admits to being a little bitdisappointed his former Australian teammate Brett Lee has pulled the pin on his career at such a young age.

Smith named ODI player of the year

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Australian Test captain Steve Smith has been named Australian Cricket's One-Day International player of the year.

Gilchrist's top 10 highlights of the Big Bash League

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David Polkinghorne   Australian legendary keeper-batsman  Adam Gilchrist revolutionised the modern game and his explosive batting was a precursor to the  invention of Twenty20 cricket.

Shane Watson goes into bat for motor neurone disease

Good cause: Shane Watson with motor neurone disease sufferer and activist Dr Ian Davis.

Chris Barrett   Shane Watson has more reasons than most to score a bagful of runs in this World Cup.

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Advantage Sixers with Canberra hosting the Big Bash final

Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques and Perth Scorchers skipper Adam Voges with the Big Bash League trophy at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin   Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques says his side is hoping to make the most of having the Big Bash League final in Canberra rather than in Perth.

Sydney Sixers' Nic Maddinson shapes as Big Bash X-factor

Nic Maddinson swings a ball to the boundary during his match-winning innings.

David Polkinghorne   Adam Gilchrist and Damien Fleming back Sydney Sixers batsman Nic Maddinson to be the X-factor in the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval on Wednesday, while stand-in Aussie captain Steve Smith believes Maddinson should watch his last innings over and over again.

Fare Lee well, Binga

Brett Lee and Nathan Lyon share a joke ahead of Wednesday night's BBL final against the Perth Scorchers at Manuka Oval.

Lee Gaskin   Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee is aiming for a fairytale ending when the Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League final at Manuka Oval on Wednesday night.

Patience the key for cricket star Steve Smith

In fine form: Steve Smith

Stand-in Australian cricket captain Steve Smith says patience has been the key to his golden summer.

Johnson to be unleashed in ODI final

Mitchell Johnson will be licking his lips at being unleashed on a pace-friendly WACA deck, says George Bailey.

Australia have enjoyed a seamless summer and still have an ace up their sleeve in the form of bowling talisman Mitchell Johnson.

Rain washes out Australia v India ODI

The wicket remains covered at the SCG as the weather put paid to hopes of play in the one-day match.

Persistent rain washes out tri-series match between Australia and India in Sydney.

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