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David Warner has stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad in the wake of his role in the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa. Steven Smith, who was also involved in the pre-meditated plan to tamper with the ball, had already resigned as captain of Rajasthan Royals on Monday.
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With Darren Lehmann likely to speak publicly on Wednesday – for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal broke – former Australia captain Allan Border has thrown his support behind the under-fire coach. An investigation led by Cricket Australia’s head of integrity, Iain Roy, had found that Lehmann had been unaware of plans made on
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David Warner and Cricket Australia may be headed the same way as Kevin Pietersen and the ECB, with the vice-captain increasingly isolated as the instigator of the ball-tampering incident that has blown up into a perfect storm. In reference to the view within the team that Warner had hatched the idea and delegated it to
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Queensland 516 (Hemphrey 77, Wildermuth 73, Neser 58, Webster 3-83) and 1 for 128 (Renshaw 81*, Burns 41) beat Tasmania 477 (Wade 108, Silk 76, Rainbird 57, Doggett 5-101) and 1 for 166 dec (Doolan 82*, Silk 74) by nine wicketsScorecard Queensland joyfully accepted a desperate declaration and charged to their first Sheffield Shield title
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Tasmania 477 (Wade 108, Doggett 5-101) & 0 for 10 trail Queensland 516 (Hemphrey 77, Wildermuth 73, Webster 3-83) by 28 runs Queensland is within sight of its eighth Sheffield Shield trophy after a satisfying day of graft against Tasmania at Allan Border Field. Any local nerves in the morning, when the Bulls resumed 244
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Australia’s captain for now, Tim Paine, believes his team must forge a new and better identity out of the wreckage of Newlands, where the infamy of the ball-tampering fiasco was rounded off by the humiliation of an abject 322-run defeat. South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia’s ball tampering at Newlands was a more
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An ICC suspension from the final Test against South Africa may be just the start of sanctions for Australia’s captain Steven Smith, who alongside his deputy David Warner faces anything up to a life ban for cheating under Cricket Australia’s code of behaviour. While Australia slid towards their heaviest defeat to South Africa since readmission,
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South Africa 311 (Elgar 141*, de Villiers 64, Cummins 4-78) and 373 (Markram 84, De Kock 65, De Villiers 63, Philander 52*, Cummins 3-67, Hazlewood 3-69, Lyon 3-102) beat Australia 255 (Bancroft 77, Morkel 4-87, Rabada 4-91) and 107 (Morkel 5-23) by 322 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details South Africa might have won the Test, but
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Hours after Cricket Australia said it would investigate the actions of the Australian team’s leadership in relation to the ball-tampering confession in the Cape Town Test, the Australian government has asked the board to remove Steven Smith as captain. The country’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has also called the incident a “shocking disappointment”. “We all
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A match and series slipping away and a ball that could not get past the bats of South Africa’s batsmen drove Australia’s captain Steven Smith to an orchestrated attempt to cheat by tampering with the ball, a task carried out by the team’s youngest member Cameron Bancroft with the use of adhesive tape to try
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Tasmania 6 for 360 (Wade 92*, Silk 76, Bailey 51, Milenko 50, Doggett 3-83) v QueenslandScorecard Matthew Wade plays a flick during his half-century Getty Images A typically gritty performance from Matthew Wade steered Tasmania to an encouraging position in their quest to wrestle the Sheffield Shield trophy from Queensland. After the match started with a
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Personal abuse directed by Newlands spectators at the Australian side during the third Test has been labelled “disgraceful” by the coach Darren Lehmann, as Cricket South Africa responded to a written complaint from Cricket Australia following taunts they said were largely directed at the partners and families of Steven Smith’s team. David Warner’s post-dismissal exchange
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When Steven Smith confirmed an unchanged team for Australia’s Newlands bout with South Africa, his matter-of-fact tone belied that this had been a far from straightforward decision. Mitchell Starc had been hampered by a calf problem and Mitchell Marsh by a groin strain, and both had to pass bowling fitness tests in front of the
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As he prepares for his third Test in Cape Town, Nathan Lyon cannot have more conflicting memories of any other venue in the game. In 2011, he was playing the fourth match of his career when he top-scored at No. 11, amid Australia’s razing for 47 on an incomprehensible second day. In 2014, he had
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Australia’s spearhead Mitchell Starc will need to bowl at the touring team’s main training session on Tuesday to prove his fitness for the pivotal third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. He was a notable absentee from centre wicket net practice as Australia resumed preparations at Newlands following a week’s break. While Mitchell Marsh
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A “patchy” Josh Hazlewood has admitted he needs to improve with the new ball against South Africa, ahead of Test matches in Cape Town and Johannesburg likely to offer more conventional assistance for fast bowlers after the reverse-swing-oriented conditions of Durban and Port Elizabeth. The Australians reconvene on Monday to train at Newlands after four
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Queensland 243 (Burns 97, Copeland 5-74) & 3 for 315 (Labuschagne 134, Hemphrey 101, Copeland 4-94) beat New South Wales 402 (Maddinson 87, Neser 3-45) & 243 (Nevill 53, Maddinson 34, Neser 3-43) by 36 runs Michael Neser in his follow through Getty Images Queensland will head into the Sheffield Shield final full of confidence after
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Western Australia 355 (Inglis 86, Cartwright 83, Turner 79, Worrall 5-72) and 7 for 370 dec (Cartwright 111*, Agar 86, Short 66, Winter 4-90) beat South Australia 201 (McInerney 51, Guthrie 4-59) and 243 (Ferguson 92, Weatherald 62, Agar 3-41, Paris 3-52) by 241 runs Callum Ferguson pushes the ball to leg Getty Images A lower-order
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