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Australia v South Africa fourth ODI: The Liebke Ratings

Australia and South Africa headed to the MCG, with the hosts a chance to seal the series, while the visitors needed to win to keep the series alive.

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Party-pooping Richie’s comeback to cricket

Yes, I am questioning Richie Benaud’s possible return to commentary for the Sydney Test, and yes, I know I’m going to hell for saying this.

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Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland could see something was clearly wrong as he stared out at the MCG on Friday.

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Cricket Australia insist marketing has absolutely nothing to do with a likely Test squad announcement on Monday.

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Smith ton lifts Aussies to ODI series win [video]

Steve Smith’s career-best one-day knock helped Australia wrap up a series win over South Africa with a dramatic three-wicket triumph at the MCG.

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What cricket is the best cricket?

With another cricket season well under way, the problem of which of the crickets deserve our eyeballs rears its ugly head.

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ICC say McKay is our second-best ODI bowler, so where is he?

Clint McKay is ranked by the ICC as the 11th best bowler in ODI cricket – that’s Australia’s second best, behind only Mitchell Johnson.

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Mixed news for Michael Clarke

Hopes remain Michael Clarke will be fit for the first Test against India, but the reality is the Australian captain’s chronic hamstring injury is a ticking time bomb that could threaten his career at any moment.

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Form has Josh Hazlewood in contention for a Test debut, while fitness has the 23-year-old convinced he is ready for cricket’s big stage.

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Aaron Finch believes fierce competition for World Cup berths is helping Australia, as they seek to complete a series win over South Africa in Melbourne on Friday.

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No Clarke but no surprises for the Gabba Test

Australia copped a hiding in the two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE, but there is no chance they will suffer the same fate at home against India.

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Doug Walters picks his best ever World XI

Doug Walters was the ultimate batting excitement machine when he burst onto the Test scene in 1965 at 19 years of age.

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Australia v South Africa third ODI – The Liebke Ratings

After Australia and South Africa left Perth with the One Day series tied at one game apiece, they headed to Canberra’s Manuka Oval, home of the famous Manukan Wave, for the third game. Here’s how everything of importance in the match rated.

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Buoyed by recent events in the Caribbean, Cricket Australia (CA) is confident the West Indies will take part in next year’s World Cup.

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Paceman Peter Siddle expects his latest match-winning feat to be rewarded by Test selectors.

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He’s back – sort of. Hard-marking Queensland quick Ryan Harris has surprisingly claimed he is still not ready for Test duty despite a stirring Sheffield Shield comeback.

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VB's cricket watch

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Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann ponder Australia's fortunes during the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval (AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK).

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Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket of South Africa's Alviro Petersen, during the 4th day of the first test match between South Africa and Australia at SuperSport Park in Centurion on February 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Long time comin': Chris Rogers celebrates his debut ton (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is Smith Australia’s answer at number 3?

In a recent interview querying Australia’s possibilities for their troublesome three position, Australian captain Michael Clarke declared “Steve Smith is a rising star, but he’s not a Test No. 3 just yet.”

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Perth Scorchers win big with James Muirhead trade

The trade deadline is one of my favourite times of the NBA season for no other reason than I look forward to seeing what sort of crazy deals teams manage to pull together.

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Big teams, big names, small crowds: Where are the fans for the ODI series?

There has been some amazing cricket in the first four one day internationals between Australia and South Africa.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs South Africa: 4th ODI cricket highlights, live scores

Match recap Australia have won by three wickets, and the series 3-1.

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Network scores a perfect Ten as Cricket Australia lauds Big Bash coverage

Network Ten‘s coverage of the 2013-14 Big Bash season has trumped rival broadcasters to claim the Australian Sports Commission award for best coverage of a sporting event. But was it a deserving winner?

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The Leftorium World XI

By Daniel Gray, 21 Nov 2014
The Leftorium World XI

I love lefties. Batsmen and bowlers, that is. There’s just something about a cover drive played by a left-handed batsman.

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Canberra shines, but only in solo events

By Tom Storey, 21 Nov 2014 Video
Canberra shines, but only in solo events

Manuka Oval did a tremendous job in staging the latest ODI between Australia and South Africa and rightly was complemented across the media. However, the success of the event in the city should not mean that Canberra is entitled to more international events.

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The message is muddy but the outcome is clear: If Clarke’s fit he should play

On Thursday morning, Australian cricket team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris explained to the waiting media that Michael Clarke will not miss the whole Test series against India, nor is in danger of missing the World Cup due to his current injury.

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South Africa struggling to chase totals

By gavjoshi, 21 Nov 2014
South Africa struggling to chase totals

The five-letter word starting with ‘c’ and ending with ‘e’ keeps haunting South Africa during major tournaments. Yup, South Africa can’t chase.

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Why do we sledge the Aussies more than the South Africans?

Australia played just their second ODI at the beautiful Manuka oval on Wednesday night. It was a great chance for Canberrans to enjoy some fantastic weather while getting behind the mighty Australian cricket team against the big fast bowlers and immaculate stroke-players of the Proteas.

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Watto we going to do with this all-round problem?

Back in 2005 Australia were smote by and smitten with Freddy Flintoff. Not long after, our love affair with Shane Watson began.

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Balancing youth and experience in our World Cup squad

Once every four years one day cricket becomes important again thanks to the World Cup.

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What we learnt from the Queensland vs New South Wales Sheffield Shield match

Fans were treated to four fascinating days of first-class cricket at the Gabba this week, as Queensland beat New South Wales and the weather in the Sheffield Shield.

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A nervous time to be an Australian cricket fan

By Sam Aldridge, 20 Nov 2014 Video
A nervous time to be an Australian cricket fan

Growing up watching the likes of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Warne, and Glenn McGrath dominate all forms of cricket gave the Australian cricket public a golden era.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs South Africa highlights: 3rd ODI live scores, blog

With the series tied at 1-1, Australia and South Africa head off to Canberra to feature in a crucial third game of the series. Join The Roar for live coverage of game from the Manuka Oval starting at ​2:20pm (AEDT).​

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Time to rethink the approach to T20 cricket

Love it or hate it, T20 cricket is here to stay. While I don’t have any specific problem with this format of the game, I do have an issue with the way teams approach it.

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Australian batsman Aaron Finch celebrates after scoring a century, during the One Day International cricket match against South Africa in Harare Zimbabwe Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The two teams are competing in a triangular ODI series with Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

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Mitch Marsh impressed with the bat in  the second ODI, but he was at a loss for any help. (Photo: AAP images).

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Australia's batsman Alex Doolan

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Australian captain Michael Clarke celebrates in front of England captain Alastair Cook

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Australian cricketer Steve Smith. AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australia's Shane Watson celebrates reaching his hundred during play on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London on August 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

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Usman Khawaja one of the Boxing Day casualties

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Cameron White of Australia

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