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Kohli assault, Rahane ton sink Windies - cricket.com.au

Ajinkya Rahane's third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international at Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.

Replying to the visitors' formidable total of 5-310 in a match reduced to 43 overs per side due to early morning rain and an two-hour delayed start, the hosts were restricted to 6-205 in reply despite a fluent 81 by Shai Hope at the top of the order.

Following the rain-ruined no result at the start of the series at the same venue two days earlier, India now take a 1-0 lead into the next two matches in Antigua next Friday and Sunday.

Rahane's well-paced 103 in another dominant opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan (63) set the tone for the tourists after they were put in to bat in heavily overcast and damp conditions.

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No bull! Mad cow halts play in UK | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

We've all heard of Cow Corner – and aimed a booming slog sweep or two there – but things were taken to a whole new level during a village cricket pitch invasion in the UK over the weekend.

An ill-tempered bovine halted play as it charged across the Clarke Lane outfield during a Cheshire Cricket League match as Kerridge hosted Mossley.

The animal had calmly been spectating beyond the long-off boundary before it cantered onto the pitch in a high-steaks showdown with fielders.

The man positioned at mid-on was forced to take evasive action as the beast charged. And while the square-leg fielder scrambled, an unimpressed umpire refused to budge, or even remove his hands from his pockets, and narrowly avoided locking horns and suffering a calf injury.

The mad cow – or bull, we cannot be certain from the footage provided – continued to enjoy its moment in the sun before eventually heading...


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No deal in sight as cricket pay dispute hits crisis point - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian cricket is on the verge of crisis, with players having taken it as a personal affront that James Sutherland has refused to join pay discussions and fearing they will be unemployed come Saturday.

Players were bewildered on Monday why Cricket Australia chief Sutherland had not intervened in discussions ahead of Friday's deadline for a new memorandum of understanding – a drama that could leave this summer's Ashes series in doubt.

Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue. Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue. Photo: Getty Images

Sutherland has been in England for meetings with the International Cricket Council and attended Monday night's women's World Cup opener, but players have questioned why he has not even joined Australian Cricketers Association chief Alistair Nicholson in discussions via video link.

CA officials, in response, are...


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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup live stream: How to watch Australia's Southern Stars online - Wide World of Sports

The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is upon us, and so is the age of live streaming. 

We at Wide World of Sports are very proud to say that we will be the one place you can live stream every single Australian game of the Women's Cricket World Cup for free in Australia, as well as the finals.

In what should be a terrific tournament, the Southern Stars are enviably placed to deliver their seventh World Cup victory.

Having won the last tournament in 2017, a good sector of that squad are back to once again play for their nation, as well as some recently unearthed stars.

It should be a terrific tournament, so here's the information on how to live stream the Australians during the Women's Cricket World Cup, as well as everything else you'll need to know about the schedule, the times, and the team.

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Toss chaos leaves Lanning fuming - cricket.com.au

Australia's opening Women's World Cup match with West Indies has gotten off to a heated start before a ball was bowled, with a debate between the opposing captains about the result of the toss.

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor correctly called the coin tossed by Australia captain Meg Lanning, telling television host Ian Bishop she would send the Southern Stars in to bat.

"We're going to have a bat, sorry, we're going to have a bowl," Taylor told Bishop.

"We think early on the pitch might do something so we hope we will get the advantage."

But Taylor had already informed Lanning and the match referee David Jukes of her intention for the Windies to bat first.

Lanning and Taylor argue the toss with match referee David Jukes // cricket.com.auLanning and Taylor argue the toss with match referee David Jukes // cricket.com.au
Taylor seeks clarification after muddling her call at the coin toss // cricket.com.auTaylor seeks clarification after muddling her call at the coin toss // cricket.com.au

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Uncapped trio in Proteas Test squad - cricket.com.au

South Africa have named uncapped trio Heino Kuhn, Aiden Markram and Andile Phehlukwayo in their squad for the four-match Test series against England.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has not recovered from the shoulder injury which has sidelined him since the end of 2016 and AB de Villiers is also absent as he continues to take a break from Test cricket.

Kuhn, who has played a handful of T20 internationals, replaces Durham opener Stephen Cook in the squad having made centuries for South Africa A against Hampshire and England Lions recently.

Phehlukwayo, a 21-year-old seamer, impressed during the Proteas' 2-1 T20 series defeat against England and also featured in the one-day series and recent Champions Trophy.

Markram, who also impressed for South Africa A during their tour of England, will provide batting cover for skipper Faf du Plessis, who could miss the first Test at Lord's as his wife is...


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Wasim rises to top of the world | cricket.com.au - cricket.com.au

Champions Trophy winner Pakistan can now boast possessing the No.1 T20 international bowler in the world after Imad Wasim leapfrogged South Africa’s Imran Tahir to take top spot.

Tahir slipped from first to third after he claimed combined figures of 1-75 in two matches in England where the hosts won a three-match T20I series 2-1 to move into outright second spot behind New Zealand in the team rankings.

The leg-spinner’s slide has put Wasim in the prime position with India seamer Jasprit Bumrah in second spot.

Wasim claimed just the two wickets in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph but contributed a handy 25 not out in the tournament final against arch-rivals India.

It’s in the shortest format of the game where Wasim’s left-arm orthodox finger spin has been so effective.

In 19 matches he’s captured 23 wickets while conceding just 5.83 runs per over – a remarkable figure given the...


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Australian Cricketers' Association stands its ground in Cricket Australia pay dispute - ABC Online

The Australian Cricketers' Association is holding its ground in the pay dispute with Cricket Australia.

The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) says it is "extremely likely" there will be no resolution to the cricket pay dispute before the end of this week.

If an agreement is not reached by Saturday, 230 players will be out of contract, putting a cloud over Australia's tour of Bangladesh in August and potentially the Ashes series beginning in November.

ACA president Greg Dyer said Cricket Australia's (CA) latest offer was not sufficient and called on CA chief executive James Sutherland to re-enter talks.

"I think it's fair to say we remain a long way apart," Dyer said.

"The fundamentals of the deal are nowhere near to being resolved. We see the retention of the revenue share model as being fundamental from our perspective.

"The players have been very flexible, they...


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Veteran Voges sparks England match-winner - cricket.com.au

England T20 match-winner Dawid Malan said Australia's Adam Voges gave him the hope of making an international debut he thought would never come.

Malan marked his first senior England appearance with a superb 78 from 44 balls in a 19-run victory against South Africa in Cardiff on Sunday that sealed a 2-1 Twenty20 series win.

It was the highest score made by an England Twenty20 debutant and helped take the edge off criticism of regular captain Eoin Morgan's decision to drop himself in favour of his fellow Middlesex left-hander.

England's new faces sink Proteas, seal series

But it was a conversation with another Middlesex batsman in Voges, who didn't make his Test debut until he was 35, that helped persuade Malan, who turns 30 in September, that he would get a chance to play international cricket.

"I didn't think this day would come," Malan said after a player-of-the-match display at...


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Australia downs West Indies for first blood in Women's World Cup

Meg Lanning 'very happy' after Australia strolls to eight-wicket win (Image: Reuters)
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Skipper Meg Lanning hailed her players after Australia opened its Women's Cricket World Cup campaign against West Indies in ruthless fashion in Taunton.

The defending champions strolled to an eight-wicket win at The County Ground after rolling West Indies for 204 and cruised to their modest target with 11.5 overs to spare thanks to an opening stand of 171 between Nicole Bolton (103 not out) and Beth Mooney (70).

"We started off really well with the ball," Lanning said.

"Although we didn't get as many early wickets as we would have liked we were keeping them under control and then took wickets at crucial times.

"Bolton and Mooney really then set the tone there and put a...


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Women's World Cup: Australia gets an easy win, but what does it all mean?

Australia's Beth Mooney in action against the West Indies at the Women's World Cup on June 26, 2017.
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On paper, it looks like a thumping win for Australia, the perfect first step in a title defence. In person, what do you take away from something as shambolic as the West Indies' performance in the first World Cup hit-out for both teams?

This is supposed to be the new big rivalry in women's cricket. Last year, the World Twenty20 final was all about the irresistible energy of the challengers, Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor rolling over the top of what should have been a winning total from a fancied opponent.

A muscular batting line-up and a varied bowling attack promised much from the Caribbean side at this World Cup. But as much as the Australians played well,...


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Heads, you lose: cricket farce - The Sydney Morning Herald

In Cricket Australia versus the players, it is as if they have had a toss, and both decided to bat, and both are out there now, one at each end, tapping their bats on the creases, chins jutting, waiting for a ball that will never come. Both know there needs to be a bowler, but are damned if it will be them.

Worse, both think they will win over the crowd this way, blind to the fact that as a duo they're going about as well as Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten. It won't be long before the crowd gives up and goes off to the footy. They've been doing that for a while now anyway.

Illustration: John Shakespeare Illustration: John Shakespeare 

Consider Friday, D-Day minus seven. CA make it known it will be releasing a statement in the afternoon. Oblivious, the Australian Cricketers' Association issues its own release. So CA pre-releases its release. "Pay talks advance as CA revise MOU offer" trumpets CA's defiantly...


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ABdV's 'final decision' set for August - cricket.com.au

AB de Villiers left South Africa's tour of England saying he would decide his cricket future in August.

One of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, the 33-year-old headed home after captaining the Proteas in a 19-run defeat by England in Cardiff on Sunday that saw them beaten 2-1 in a three-match T20 series.

England's new faces sink Proteas, seal series

They previously lost a one-day international series to England by the same scoreline and then suffered a hugely disappointing first-round exit at the Champions Trophy.

But a Test series against England is the centrepiece of a four-month tour.

However, it has long been planned that de Villiers would miss the four-Test campaign to take a break from the strain of being one of the world's leading players in all three international formats, as well as a man in demand at lucrative domestic T20 events around the world.

Bangladesh are...


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Kohli assault, Rahane ton sink Windies - cricket.com.au

Ajinkya Rahane's third hundred and a blistering assault by captain Virat Kohli took India to a comfortable 105-run victory over the West Indies in the second one-day international at Queen's Park Oval on Sunday.

Replying to the visitors' formidable total of 5-310 in a match reduced to 43 overs per side due to early morning rain and an two-hour delayed start, the hosts were restricted to 6-205 in reply despite a fluent 81 by Shai Hope at the top of the order.

Following the rain-ruined no result at the start of the series at the same venue two days earlier, India now take a 1-0 lead into the next two matches in Antigua next Friday and Sunday.

Rahane's well-paced 103 in another dominant opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan (63) set the tone for the tourists after they were put in to bat in heavily overcast and damp conditions.

WWC17: Well-read Raj smashes paperback, England

"Having...


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Rohrer parts ways with NSW Blues - cricket.com.au

Stalwart batsman Ben Rohrer's decade-long career with the Blues is over after Cricket New South Wales confirmed the veteran would not be offered a contract for coming season.

The 36-year-old will continue to ply his trade with KFC Big Bash League side Sydney Thunder, while he's also been appointed as Tasmania's new State Talent Manager, CNSW confirmed on Monday.

Rohrer made his Sheffield Shield debut in 2007, and hit a century in his maiden first-class outing with 163 against Tasmania.

In 2013, Rohrer made his sole international appearance for Australia's T20 side, a 27-run defeat to the West Indies at the Gabba in 2013.

Rohrer scored 16 in his only T20 international // GettyRohrer scored 16 in his only T20 international // Getty

"Ben is a quality cricketer and person," Cricket NSW chief executive Andrew Jones said.

"He treasured every game he played in the Baggy Blue and was a calm and wise presence in the NSW squad throughout his...


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No bull! Mad cow halts play in UK - cricket.com.au

We've all heard of Cow Corner – and aimed a booming slog sweep or two there – but things were taken to a whole new level during a village cricket pitch invasion in the UK over the weekend.

An ill-tempered bovine halted play as it charged across the Clarke Lane outfield during a Cheshire Cricket League match as Kerridge hosted Mossley.

The animal had calmly been spectating beyond the long-off boundary before it cantered onto the pitch in a high-steaks showdown with fielders.

The man positioned at mid-on was forced to take evasive action as the beast charged. And while the square-leg fielder scrambled, an unimpressed umpire refused to budge, or even remove his hands from his pockets, and narrowly avoided locking horns and suffering a calf injury.

The mad cow – or bull, we cannot be certain from the footage provided – continued to enjoy its moment in the sun before eventually heading...


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Read more: No bull! Mad cow halts play in UK - cricket.com.au

No deal in sight as cricket pay dispute hits crisis point - The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian cricket is on the verge of crisis, with players having taken it as a personal affront that James Sutherland has refused to join pay discussions and fearing they will be unemployed come Saturday.

Players were bewildered on Monday why Cricket Australia chief Sutherland had not intervened in discussions ahead of Friday's deadline for a new memorandum of understanding – a drama that could leave this summer's Ashes series in doubt.

Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue. Australian vice-captain David Warner has been a strong voice for the players' desire to protect their share of revenue. Photo: Getty Images

Sutherland has been in England for meetings with the International Cricket Council and attended Monday night's women's World Cup opener, but players have questioned why he has not even joined Australian Cricketers Association chief Alistair Nicholson in discussions via video link.

CA officials, in response, are...


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Read more: No deal in sight as cricket pay dispute hits crisis point - The Sydney Morning Herald

ICC Women's Cricket World Cup live stream: How to watch Australia's Southern Stars online - Wide World of Sports

The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is upon us, and so is the age of live streaming. 

We at Wide World of Sports are very proud to say that we will be the one place you can live stream every single Australian game of the Women's Cricket World Cup for free in Australia, as well as the finals.

In what should be a terrific tournament, the Southern Stars are enviably placed to deliver their seventh World Cup victory.

Having won the last tournament in 2017, a good sector of that squad are back to once again play for their nation, as well as some recently unearthed stars.

It should be a terrific tournament, so here's the information on how to live stream the Australians during the Women's Cricket World Cup, as well as everything else you'll need to know about the schedule, the times, and the team.

Live stream information

9Now is the only place in Australia you can live stream the games for...


Read full article on Sports GN Cricket


Read more: ICC Women's Cricket World Cup live stream: How to watch Australia's Southern Stars online - Wide...

Toss chaos leaves Lanning fuming - cricket.com.au

Australia's opening Women's World Cup match with West Indies has gotten off to a heated start before a ball was bowled, with a debate between the opposing captains about the result of the toss.

West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor correctly called the coin tossed by Australia captain Meg Lanning, telling television host Ian Bishop she would send the Southern Stars in to bat.

"We're going to have a bat, sorry, we're going to have a bowl," Taylor told Bishop.

"We think early on the pitch might do something so we hope we will get the advantage."

But Taylor had already informed Lanning and the match referee David Jukes of her intention for the Windies to bat first.

Lanning and Taylor argue the toss with match referee David Jukes // cricket.com.auLanning and Taylor argue the toss with match referee David Jukes // cricket.com.au
Taylor seeks clarification after muddling her call at the coin toss // cricket.com.auTaylor seeks clarification after muddling her call at the coin toss // cricket.com.au

The confusion became apparent when Lanning was interviewed,...


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Read more: Toss chaos leaves Lanning fuming - cricket.com.au

Uncapped trio in Proteas Test squad - cricket.com.au

South Africa have named uncapped trio Heino Kuhn, Aiden Markram and Andile Phehlukwayo in their squad for the four-match Test series against England.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn has not recovered from the shoulder injury which has sidelined him since the end of 2016 and AB de Villiers is also absent as he continues to take a break from Test cricket.

Kuhn, who has played a handful of T20 internationals, replaces Durham opener Stephen Cook in the squad having made centuries for South Africa A against Hampshire and England Lions recently.

Phehlukwayo, a 21-year-old seamer, impressed during the Proteas' 2-1 T20 series defeat against England and also featured in the one-day series and recent Champions Trophy.

Markram, who also impressed for South Africa A during their tour of England, will provide batting cover for skipper Faf du Plessis, who could miss the first Test at Lord's as his wife is...


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