• Behrendorff's 9 for 37 stuns Victoria
  • Cowan hits century amidst New South Wales collapse
  • We have to be smarter with the bat – Williamson
  • O'Keefe, Smith set up famous Australia victory
  • Zampa six-for scythes through Queensland

Behrendorff's 9 for 37 stuns Victoria

Western Australia 4 for 178 (Wells 70*, Turner 10*) lead Victoria 117 (Christian 39, Behrendorff 9-37) by 61 runsScorecard File photo – Jason Behrendorff returned the second-best figures by a Western Australia bowler in first-class cricket © Getty Images In his first domestic match on return from injury, Jason Behrendorff produced the fifth-best figures in Sheffield Shield history, a sensational 9 for 37, to help Western Australia bowl out Victoria…

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Cowan hits century amidst New South Wales collapse

Tasmania 0 for 40 (Doolan 21*) trail New South Wales 253 (Cowan 115, Henriques 47, Milenko 4-60) by 213 runsScorecard File photo – Ed Cowan built on his form to score another century © Getty Images Ed Cowan‘s 115 proved a lone hand for New South Wales in Wollongong as Tasmania made a bright start to their first Sheffield Shield match since the sacking of coach Dan Marsh. NSW lost…

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We have to be smarter with the bat – Williamson

© Getty Images Kane Williamson has said that New Zealand needed to be better at “sucking up pressure” with the bat and learn to play a smarter game after they crashed to a 159-run defeat in Wellington. Their innings lasted just 32.2 overs with Colin de Grandhomme’s unbeaten 34 the top score. The openers fell cheaply, and though Williamson and Ross Taylor tried to mount a recovery they were squeezed…

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O'Keefe, Smith set up famous Australia victory

Australia 260 (Renshaw 68, Starc 61, Umesh 4-32) and 285 (Smith 109, Ashwin 4-119) beat India 105 (Rahul 64, O’Keefe 6-35) and 107 (Pujara 31, O’Keefe 6-35) by 333 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Steven Smith scored his first hundred in India © Associated Press Fortress India has been sacked. Or should that be SOKed? Not since 2012 had India lost a Test at home, and rarely in that stretch of…

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Zampa six-for scythes through Queensland

File photo – Adam Zampa took his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket © Getty Images Adam Zampa emulated the first-innings feat of Steve O’Keefe in India by snaring six wickets in a strong opening day for South Australia against Queensland in the Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval. Oueensland elected to bat first after winning the toss, but were unable to generate a substantial score as Zampa proved his…

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Mathews ruled out of Bangladesh Tests

File photo – Angelo Mathews is likely to be available for the ODI and T20 series that follow the Tests © AFP Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the Test series against Bangladesh as the hamstring injury that has ailed him since January 22 continues to pose problems. Sri Lanka’s selectors are expected to name the Test squad on Tuesday, and with it, the replacement captain….

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O'Keefe bowls Australia to enormous victory

Australia 260 (Renshaw 68, Starc 61, Umesh 4-32) and 285 (Smith 109, Ashwin 4-119) beat India 105 (Rahul 64, O’Keefe 6-35) and 107 (Pujara 31, O’Keefe 6-35) by 333 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Steven Smith scored his first hundred in India © Associated Press Fortress India has been sacked. Or should that be SOKed? Not since 2012 had India lost a Test at home, and rarely in that stretch of…

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O'Keefe bowls Australia to within sight of victory

Tea India 105 and 99 for 6 (Pujara 31*, O’Keefe 5-33) need another 342 runs to beat Australia 260 and 285 (Smith 109, Ashwin 4-119, Jadeja 3-65)Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Steven Smith scored his first hundred in India © Associated Press Australia have not won a Test in India for 12 years. India have not lost a home Test to anyone for four years. And neither of those things…

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South Africa quicks rout New Zealand for 112

South Africa 271 for 8 (de Villiers 85, de Kock 68, de Grandhomme 2-40) beat New Zealand 112 (de Grandhomme 34, Pretorius 3-5) by 159 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Dwaine Pretoruis finished with stunning figures of 5.2-1-5-3 © AFP AB de Villiers had called on his batsmen to take responsibility for an innings and he showed the way in Wellington as South Africa surged to a crushing 159-run victory. De…

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Smith hundred sets India 441 to win

Lunch Australia 260 and 285 (Smith 109, Ashwin 4-119, Jadeja 3-65) lead India 105 by 440 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Steven Smith scored his first hundred in India © Associated Press Steven Smith‘s 18th Test century – and his fifth in consecutive Tests against India – ensured that Virat Kohli’s men will need to break the all-time record for the highest successful chase in Test history in order to…

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