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A George Bailey half-century has helped Australia set South Africa a target of 295 in the first one-day international in Centurion.

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Starc lifts the lid on gruesome injury details

Injured paceman Mitchell Starc could ‘see the bone’ in his leg following a training mishap two weeks ago, but says he’ll be fit for the Australian international summer.

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Rug-less Doug: Bollinger goes bald… again

He’s been known best for his notorious head of totally genuine *cough* hair, but Doug ‘The Rug’ Bollinger has now decided to rejoin the horde of the bald.

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Rest in peace Max Walker, a legend on the field and off it

Most of the best batsmen in the world during the 1970s had trouble facing Australian fast-medium paceman Max Walker.

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Cricket legend Max ‘Tangles’ Walker passes away

The cricket world is mourning the death of former Australian fast bowler and commentator Max Walker, who has passed away after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 68.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile hit by yet another injury setback

Western Australia coach Justin Langer says star all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile is hurting after having his Test dreams dashed for another summer.

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Say it ain’t so! AB de Villiers ruled out of Australian tour

Australian cricket fans keen on seeing an enthralling series against South Africa have been dealt a blow with the news that Proteas skipper AB de Villiers has been ruled out of the tour.

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Australia cruise past Ireland in ODI

No Australian needed runs like Usman Khawaja, and the under-pressure batsman has delivered in the country’s nine-wicket thrashing of Ireland in Benoni, South Africa.

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South Africa have suffered a huge blow with skipper AB de Villiers ruled out of home one-day internationals and away Test series against Australia due to an elbow injury.

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Medium-pacer Daniel Worrall will make his international one-day debut for Australia on Tuesday in the one-off clash with Ireland in South Africa.

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#GiveShaneAGo: A modern day Romeo and Juliet

Shane Warne and Emily Ratajkowski. One is perhaps the sexiest person of the 21st century. The other is Emily Ratajkowski.

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Australia land in South Africa with worst-ever pace attack

Australia have arrived in South Africa with their weakest-ever ODI pace line-up. On Tuesday they kick off their tour with a quartet of pace bowlers who are not even among the ten best 50-over quicks in the country.

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Australia’s worst-ever pace attack to debut in South Africa

Australia have arrived in South Africa with their weakest-ever ODI pace line-up.

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Rogers’ retirement another break from the fading past

By the time you read this, the County Championship trophy will have been decided.

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WATCH: This ambidextrous bowler has the cricket world salivating

We’ve seen ambidextrous spin bowlers become YouTube famous before, but pace bowlers that can bowl with both arms are a rare breed.

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Star man Starc hospitalised in training accident

Mitchell Starc has been taken to hospital in an ambulance after cutting his leg in a training mishap in Sydney.

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Steve Smith not happy

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The Barmy Army are out of England's tour of Bangladesh.

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South African captain Graeme Smith. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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George Bailey of Australia

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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Glenn Maxwell of Australia ducks under a short ball

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Glenn Maxwell hits a six

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South Africa vs Australia highlights: 1st ODI scores, blog

Australia kickstart their tour of South Africa with the first of five ODIs at SuperSport Park in Centurion as the two teams look to shrug off their inexperience and begin with a win. Join The Roar for our live blog and scores from 9:30pm (AEST).

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International Cricket, 1st ODI live scores

After a dismal T20 series, the West Indies will try to turn their fortunes around on tour in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan who are strong favourites for the three-match one day series. Join The Roar for live scores of the first match at Sharjah from 9pm (AEST).

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India vs New Zealand: International Cricket, 2nd Test – Day 1 live scores

India will be looking to wrap up their series in straight sets against New Zealand after a dominant display in the first Test that saw them take a massive win. Join The Roar for live scores of the first day’s play in the second Test from 2pm (AEST).

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Dennis Lillee: The bowler Australia was meant to have

The Boxing Day when Dennis Lillee foiled Viv Richards with the last ball of play was listened to in gardens, on beaches, and in cars with the windows all the way down and the sound all the way up.

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Do Kohli’s strange captaincy decisions undermine his strengths?

Congrats Team India and Virat Kohli for a comprehensive win in the first Test of the Home series versus New Zealand. Virat has now won eight out of 15 Tests, with two losses and five draws.

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Revisiting India’s first ever win against Australia

With India having played their 500th Test match at Green Park in Kanpur, the time is apt to relive a significant result achieved by them at this venue more than half a century ago.

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Pakistan vs West Indies highlights: International Cricket, 3rd T20 scores

With the T20 series already wrapped up in straight sets, Pakistan look to continue dominating and build more momentum for the upcoming One Day and Test series, while the West Indies look to pick up their first win of the tour. Join The Roar for live scores from 2am (AEST).

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Australia vs Ireland highlights: International Cricket, warm-up ODI scores

An undermanned Australia begin what is being seen as a squash One Day tour of South Africa that they will struggle in with a warm-up match against Ireland in Benoni. Join The Roar for live scores from 6pm (AEST).

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India vs New Zealand: International Cricket, 1st Test – Day 5 live scores

Heading into the final day of the first Test, India find themselves in a position where they virtually can’t lose the match, while the best New Zealand can hope for is some rain and a draw. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 from 2pm (AEST).

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It’s taken 80 years for one of the longest-standing records in world cricket to be challenged.

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India vs New Zealand highlights: International Cricket, 1st Test – Day 4 live scores

With a strong top order effort in their second innings, India have moved themselves into a dominant position in the first Test against New Zealand who will need a massive turnaround after a poor finish yesterday. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 4 from 2pm (AEST).

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International Cricket, 2nd T20 live scores

After the first match ended in an upset, with Pakistan beating world champions the West Indies in dominant style in Dubai, the players return just 24 hours later with the series victory on the line. Join The Roar for live scores of the second T20 from 2am (AEST).

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Best tail-order batsmen in Test cricket

By Ritesh Misra, 25 Sep 2016
Best tail-order batsmen in Test cricket

Very often in Test cricket we see excellent bowling dismissing the top half of the batting line-up, but then there is a dour rearguard action by the lower order batsmen. Nothing can be more frustrating to the bowling side.

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India vs New Zealand: International Cricket, 1st Test – Day 3 live scores

After the second day of the Test was ended by rain, things have become a bit more even in this match between India and New Zealand as we prepare for Day 3. Join The Roar for live scores from the third day of the Test at Kanpur, beginning from 2pm (AEST).

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International Cricket, 1st T20 live scores

The West Indies look to build on their World T20 victory when they kick off a long tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with three Twenty20 matches, the first of which will be in Dubai. Join The Roar for live scores from 2am (AEST).

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Matador Cup 2016-17 preview

By Ryan Hartwig, 24 Sep 2016
Matador Cup 2016-17 preview

Always a great introduction to the Australian cricket season is the one-day domestic competition.

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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Allan Border in his XXXX jacket and with a bit of beard.

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

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Portrait of West Indies cricket coach Viv Richards during his playing career. AAP Photo/Alan Porritt

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New Zealand's Kane Williamson plays a shot

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Australia's greatest ever batsman, Sir Don Bradman

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Starc celebrates a wicket

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Australian women's cricket captain Meg Lanning, left, and England women's cricket captain Charlotte Edwards pose with the trophy ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup final match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP Photo)

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Unhurried: The enduring appeal of Mark Waugh

By james hughes, 18 Sep 2016
Australian batsman Mark Waugh falls to the ground after being hit by a bouncer from West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

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