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A week after rejoicing in the saving of a Test match they had never been in, Tim Paine’s Australians were flattened by the fact they had been beaten out of sight in a game that, at lunch on day one, was theirs for the taking. Through Nathan Lyon’s burst of four wickets in six balls,
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Tasmania 355 (Doolan 115, Wade 72, George 4-76) and 132 (Wade 51, Swepson 3-17, Steketee 3-34) beat Queensland 148 (Peirson 42, Bird 5-35) and 93 (Bird 5-42, Bell 4-17) by 246 runs Jackson Bird celebrates a wicket Getty Images A seam-bowling masterclass from Jackson Bird helped Tasmania rout Queensland in their opening Sheffield Shield clash of
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Australian cricket will hold its collective breath as Usman Khawaja goes for scans on a twisted left knee that prevented him from taking part in any of day three of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Already missing Steven Smith and David Warner due to suspension until April next year, the national team
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Oct 18, 2018 Alex MalcolmESPN Close Alex Malcolm is a Melbourne-based sports journalist and broadcaster. He has been a long-time contributor to ESPNcricinfo and reported for the AFL website for four seasons. He has also worked as a television commentator calling Australian Rules Football, Athletics and Tennis for a number of networks. Western Australia 208
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Tasmania 5 for 257 (Doolan 115, Webster 43, George 3-42) v Queensland Alex Doolan scored his tenth first-class hundred Getty Images Australia coach Justin Langer asked for more centuries in the Sheffield Shield this season and veteran Tasmania batsman Alex Doolan provided the first on a tightly contested opening day against Queensland at the Gabba. Doolan
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Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann has conceded he may have overstayed his welcome as chief mentor of the national team, signing two contract extensions before quitting amid the disgrace of the Newlands ball-tampering scandal earlier this year. “I look back now and I had a fantastic five years coaching Australia,” Lehmann told FIVEaa radio. “But
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Upon completing his batting masterpiece, the second-longest fourth innings in the history of all Tests, Usman Khawaja declared it proof that he was as hard a worker as anyone, having fought perceptions of laziness and weakness in Asian conditions over the course of an Australian career that began in January 2011. As Australia’s captain Tim
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Victoria 274 (White 88, Sandhu 7-56) beat Tasmania 164 (Fekete 2-20, Coleman 2-27, Tremain 2-33) by 110 runs A composed innings from Cameron White and a solid all-round performance from captain Peter Handscomb has helped Victoria claim the JLT Cup title after beating Tasmania by 110 runs at the Junction Oval in Melbourne. White made
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Tasmania captain George Bailey believes that the nation’s cricketers should be playing domestic limited-overs matches more expansively than the current miniature tournament at the very start of the season, which climaxes on Wednesday with the final between the Tigers and Victoria at the Junction Oval. The domestic 50-over competition has been squeezed into a brief
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Former Australia opener Matthew Hayden has suffered fractured vertebrae and torn ligaments in an accident while surfing with his son on Stradbroke Island in Queensland. While saying he had “dodged a bullet,” Hayden, 46, posted a couple of photos on Instagram, including one where he was wearing a neck brace; the other showed lacerations on
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Victoria 332 all out (Handscomb 80, Harris 73, Maddinson 58, Coulter-Nile 3-50) beat Western Australia 269 all out (Inglis 64, Maddinson 4-29) Peter Handscomb works one on the leg side Getty Images Some rollicking batting from Peter Handscomb and Marcus Harris and an allround effort from Nic Maddinson completely outplayed defending champions Western Australia and sent
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