Headaches aplenty for ‘one-dimensional’ Australia

Australia’s batsmen must change their style or the selectors must change personnel to fit the desired game plan. The captain Aaron Finch gave this frank assessment in the knowledge that the national team has only three ODI series left to form cohesive plans for next year’s World Cup, with performances and changing tactics indicating that these are some distance from completion. Chris Lynn’s power game is dangerous against medium pacers but South Africa’s genuine speed had him covered, according to South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. “I do feel he…

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Australia bowl first in decider; both teams unchanged but Lynn set to open

South Africa 5 for 320 (Miller 139, du Plessis 125) v Australia South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis joined the powerful David Miller for the highest partnership in all ODIs between their country and Australia to set the home side a daunting 321 for victory to win the three-match series at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Having lost three early wickets after being sent in by Aaron Finch, du Plessis and Miller provided a model exhibition of how to build a dominant position from modest beginnings, getting well established through steady…

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Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score, AUS vs SA Live Score Online: AUS win toss invite SA to bat

Australia vs South Africa 3rd ODI Live Cricket Score: Australia take on South Africa. (Source: Reuters) Australia vs South Africa Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI Live Streaming: Australia ended a seven-match losing streak in one-day internationals with a seven-run win over South Africa at the Adelaide Oval on Friday to even the three-match series. After Australia was all out for 231 after being sent in to bat, the home side restricted South Africa to 224 for nine, with Marcus Stoinis taking 3 for 35. Alex Carey top-scored with 47 from 72…

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Live Cricket Score – Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, 2018

SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF AUSTRALIA 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 11 Nov, 2018, 07:38 AM Can Australia’s patchy middle-order find a way past Rabada & Co. ? © Getty Decider – Prelude Ting. Ting. Ting. We’re up nice and early. Welcome to the ODI series decider between Australia & South Africa. Who would’ve thought we’d get here when the Aussies were bowled out for 231 in Adelaide! Yet here we are, facing the very real possibility of seeing Australia win a series in 2018. (I.e if you believe that…

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Alyssa Healy’s fireworks set up convincing Australia win

Australia women 165 for 5 (Healy 48, Mooney 48, Riaz 2-25, Sandhu 2-42) beat Pakistan 113 for 8 (Maroof 26, Mir 21*, Schutt 2-13, Wareham 2-18) by 52 runs Alyssa Healy looks for the midwicket boundary Getty Images and Cricket Australia In 21 previous limited-overs meetings over the years, Australia had never failed to beat Pakistan. And despite the fact that Australia weren’t entirely at their best in their World T20 opener, that record remained unblemished, with the gulf between the two sides starkly apparent right through the 40 overs. Ellyse…

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Rabada, Pretorius restrict Australia to 231

AUSTRALIA VS SOUTH AFRICA, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Fri, 09 Nov, 2018, 01:09 PM Kagiso Rabada finished with four wickets to his name © Getty Australia failed to learn from their batting errors at Perth as their inability to extend promising partnerships led them to a sub-par 231 in the second ODI in Adelaide, giving South Africa a chance to win an ODI series in Australia for the first time since 2009. Kagiso Rabada made up for a wicket-less outing in Perth with four in Adelaide, and was at…

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South Africa bowl first; Marsh and Zampa in for Australia

South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl against Australia Faf du Plessis won his second toss of the series and opted to bowl in Adelaide. With rumours of dew in the evening, du Plessis explained his decision by saying that South Africa wanted to keep the pressure on Australia’s top order by asking them to set a total once again. Australia, seven games deep in a losing streak, were rolled over for 152 in the opening ODI in Perth, but their batting will be buoyed by the return…

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Stoinis, Behrendorff called up as Australia rest Test regulars for T20Is

AUSTRALIA T20I SQUAD Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Thu, 08 Nov, 2018, 07:11 AM Marcus Stoinis missed the T20I series against Pakistan in the UAE. © Getty All-rounder Marcus Stoinis and seamer Jason Behrendorff have been named in a 13-man squad for Australia’s forthcoming T20I assignments against South Africa and India. The Aaron Finch-led side has several big name absentees including Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle and Mitchell Marsh with an eye on the Test series against India that follows these four T20 games. Australia’s T20 squad vs SA and…

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Pat Howard pushed out early as Cricket Australia purge continues

Pat Howard and Ben Amarfio, two of Cricket Australia’s most polarising executives, have been jointly ousted by the new chief executive Kevin Roberts amid a significant management restructuring in the wake of a scathing cultural review of the governing body. Howard, who took his role in 2011 in the wake of the Argus review, had indicated he would not renew his contract when it expired next year, but new CA CEO Kevin Roberts has hastened his departure, which will now take place next week. Amarfio was key to the new…

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Women’s football in Australia has come a long way – Lisa De Vanna

FFA CEO David Gallop has announced the #GETONSIDE campaign to help Australia’s bid for the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Matildas star Lisa De Vanna marvels at the progress Australian women’s football has made, as she prepares to face a nation even she hasn’t played against in her lengthy international career. De Vanna, who will turn 34 the day after the Matildas’ second match against Chile, won the first of her 142 caps back in 2004. Well over 10,000 fans are expected at both Penrith’s Panthers Stadium next Saturday and at…

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