Lasith Malinga

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Lasith Malinga leads Sri Lanka to nine-run T20 win over England

World champions Sri Lanka held off an England fightback to win by nine runs in a Twenty20 international at the Oval on Tuesday helped by an explosive innings from Thisara Perera and superb bowling...

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The BBL title hopes of Melbourne Stars have been dealt a blow by the call-up to the Sri Lankan team of paceman Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga.

Chloe Saltau Stars hopeful paceman will be allowed to return to Australia before the semi-final.

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Lasith Malinga returns for Melbourne Stars

Lasith Malinga

Star Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga has been granted permission to return to the Melbourne Stars lineup in time for their BBL semi-final against the Hobart Hurricanes.

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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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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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Tillakaratne Dilshan shines in Sri Lanka ODI win

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has starred with both the bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer to draw the three-match series level at 1-1.

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Sri Lanka reach T20 final after hailstorm in Mirpur

Sri Lanka sailed into the World Twenty20 final after bad weather literally poured cold water on West Indies' title defence in a rain-ruined contest on Thursday.

Michael Hussey makes disappointing Mumbai debut

Miserable Mumbai start: Mike Hussey pictured during his stint with the Sydney Thunder.

Michael Hussey has made a disappointing debut for the Mumbai Indians, going out for three as his new side suffered a crushing 41-run loss to the Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening Indian Premier...

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Sri Lanka hammers England to level one-day series

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (L) looks on as as England's Ravi Bopara (R).

Sri Lanka's bowlers ripped through a fragile England batting line-up to win the second one-day international in Durham by 157 runs to level the five-match series 1-1.

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Dilshan could be target of BBL teams

Tillakaratne Dilshan comforts his wife, Manjula Thilini, after she broke down when he announced his retirement from Test cricket in Colombo.

Jesse Hogan Tillakaratne Dilshan has re-emerged as a Big Bash League target.

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Hafeez stars as Pakistan gets better of Lanka

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Mohammad Hafeez demonstrates his all-round skills to guide Pakistan to a convincing win.

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Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars crush Sydney Sixers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 29:  Nic Maddison of the Sixers leaves the field after being dismissed during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Melbourne Stars at SCG on December 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

David Sygall The stage was set for a bit of rock and roll cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday night. A perfect December evening, a 20,000-plus crowd and the lower concourses of the renovated M.A.

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Maxwell dominates as Stars smash Sixers

Glenn Maxwell hammers a ball to the mid-wicket boundary.

Sydney Melbourne Stars crush Sydney Sixers by 77 runs to move to the top of the ladder.

Live Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars

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Tom Decent Follow all the action from the Sydney Thunder's New Year's Day clash with Melbourne Stars at ANZ Stadium.

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Melbourne Stars' pace attack gets boost in lieu of spin

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Jesse Hogan Melbourne Stars will boast a bolstered pace attack when they face Melbourne Renegades.

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Big Bash League: Cameron White dominates in Melbourne Stars' victory

Cameron White

Jesse Hogan The script was familiar, eerily so for Melbourne Stars. Aaron Finch, often so tortured with a red ball, was in a red uniform and was back to inflicting torture on his green-clad rivals in a Melbourne...

Strikers still hopeful of BBL success this season: coach

Jesse Hogan Adelaide coach Darren Berry says his team's "humiliating" eight-wicket mauling at the hands of the Melbourne Stars on Thursday night has not dashed his hopes of Big Bash League success this season.

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Big Bash League: Melbourne Stars thrash Adelaide Strikers

Glenn Maxwell.

Jesse Hogan If this match at the MCG was a boxing bout the referee would have halted it before the end of the first round.

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Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer says Melbourne Stars are beatable

Simon Katich of the Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League.

Brad Elborough Justin Langer does not see the Perth Scorchers final KFC Big Bash clash against the unbeaten Melbourne Stars as 'mission impossible'.

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Back on the radar

In both forms of the game, the best of Mitch Johnson is something to shout about.

Chloe Saltau Mitch Johnson says he is bowling as fast as ever, and with more control.

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