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South Africa set to chase Australia's top Test ranking

Sri Lanka have set South Africa a target of 369 to win the second Test in Colombo and reclaim the number one Test ranking from Australia.

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South Africa secure draw to reclaim No.1 Test cricket ranking from Australia

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South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

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Moeen Ali puts India in a spin as England level Test series

Moeen Ali celebrates after dismissing India's Mohammed Shami

Liam Morgan Southampton: Spinner Moeen Ali claimed six wickets to inspire England to a crushing 266-run win over India on Thursday to level an absorbing series at 1-1 with two matches to play.

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Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin laughs off Kevin Pietersen's comments about Canberra ahead of Big Bash League final

Brad Haddin is excited about the prospect of playing his first international match in Canberra.

Lee Gaskin Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has laughed off Kevin Pietersen's derogatory rants about Canberra and is excited at the prospect of playing his first international at Manuka Oval.

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Australia batsman Shaun Marsh suffers another major injury blow

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery.

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James Faulkner best with the bat for Australia A

James Faulkner.

Australia A captain falls just short of his maiden first-class century on the opening day of the four-day match against India A.

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India A take lead against Australia A

Naman Ojha.

India A have taken a 78-run first innings lead against Australia A after another ton to prolific wicketkeeper/batsman Naman Ojha at Allan Border Field on Tuesday.

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Mitchell Marsh, Sam Whiteman save Australia A v India A

Mitchell Marsh of Australia A celebrates his century. There was far more to come.

A 371-run partnership between Western Australian teammates Mitchell Marsh and Sam Whiteman lifted Australia A to 9-522 at stumps on Tuesday's third day of their four-day match against India A in...

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England, India and Australia's power grab at the ICC is the worst thing that has ever happened to our sport

Scyld Berry On Thursday, the Full Council of the International Cricket Council is poised to rubber-stamp the worst thing that has ever happened to cricket, and nobody thereafter can do anything about it.

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Australia still backing suspended Indian cricket supremo for ICC role

N. Srinivasan.

Chloe Saltau Australia is standing by the man it backed for world cricket's top job, no matter how much squeamishness that might cause among those who prefer their supremos without conflicts or scandals.

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Cricket Australia gives Siddle mid-July deadline on playing with Nottinghamshire

Peter Siddle

Fast bowler Peter Siddle will leave English county club Nottinghamshire next month, recalled by Cricket Australia ahead of a one-day series in Zimbabwe.

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Sydney Cricket Ground poaches traditional Australia Day one-dayer from Adelaide Oval

Australia's one-day team celebrates winning the one-day international series against England at the Adelaide Oval on Australia Day earlier this year.

Chris Barrett Sydney has pinched the rights for Australia Day cricket this summer from Adelaide, with Michael Clarke's team to host India in a one-day international at the redeveloped SCG on the January public...

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Dennis Lillee and Cricket Australia part ways over pay demands

Dennis Lillee

Chloe Saltau Dennis Lillee, the Australian fast bowling legend who helped rejuvenate Mitchell Johnson, has walked away from his role with Cricket Australia after demanding significantly more money for his...

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Rene Farrell gets Cricket Australia contract

Rene Farrell.

David Polkinghorne Rene Farrell continues her cricket renaissance, with Cricket Australia naming her as one of 15 contracted Southern Stars on Wednesday.

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Canberra to host Australia and South Africa in ODI cricket

It's understood that Canberra has been given the all-clear to host a match between two of world cricket's heavyweights in mid-November as part of a five-game ODI series.

Jon Tuxworth International cricket is poised to return to Canberra this summer.

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Australia's 2015 Ashes tour fixtures released

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Jesse Hogan Australia's campaign to win their first away Ashes series in 14 years and four attempts will again begin in Cardiff, after England confirmed the fixtures for mid-next year.

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David Warner out of Australia's tour of Zimbabwe

Expecting: Candace Falzon and David Warner.

Chris Barrett David Warner will put family first and sit out Australia’s next overseas assignment in Zimbabwe due to the impending birth of his child with ironwoman Candice Falzon.

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Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants cricket cleaned up

Chris Cairns denies being corrupt.

Chris Dutton Australia coach Darren Lehmann has implored International Cricket Council officials to "clean the game up" and send a strong message to the world as international match-fixing scandals engulf the...

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Cricket Australia imports Indian soil to conquer spin demons

India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's Nathan Lyon during the first cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 28, 2011.   REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Chloe Saltau If Australia is to stay at No.1, it will have to get better at playing spin, and Cricket Australia is going to great lengths to make that happen.

Australia receives spoils of number one ranking

Michael Clarke

 Australian Cricket captain, Michael Clarke got his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace on Wednesday, proof that his side is the number-one ranked Test side in the world.