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Australia have powered to clean sweep the Rose Bowl against New Zealand, defending 7-149 to win by 21 runs in a rain-affected third ODI.Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval was soaked by rain on Saturday before umpires gave the go-ahead for a 25-over contest.
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has begun with an upset after Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore, helped by a decent contribution from new boy Glenn Maxwell, stunned champions Mumbai Indians by two wickets.Maxwell, who was picked up by the Challengers for INR 14.
Joe Root has been eclipsed by his younger brother Billy as Glamorgan took charge against Yorkshire in the county championship at Headingley.The England captain's first outing in the championship for two years - and his first knock on home soil after a long winter on the sub-continent - saw him fall for just 16 on Friday.
The mayor of London wants to bring Indian Premier League cricket matches to the British capital.Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is working with London-based county team Surrey about the feasibility of getting IPL franchises to play in London, saying the city has benefited from having NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB teams come across the Atlantic for games in recent years.
West Australian paceman Jason Behrendorff has secured a late deal to replace Test star Josh Hazlewood at Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.Left-armer Behrendorff will play Sunday's Marsh One-Day Cup final for Western Australia against New South Wales in Sydney before linking up with Chennai.
Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar has returned home after nearly a week in a Mumbai hospital with coronavirus.The 47-year-old Tendulkar, Test cricket's all-time leading run-scorer, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 27 and was hospitalised last Friday.
South Australia's summer of cricket hell is over with their Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup teams failing to win a domestic game in 2020-21.In a battle of two Marsh Cup stragglers, Victoria prevailed over SA by 21 runs on Thursday, handing the Redbacks a 0-5 record to end their season.
Western Australia have cruised into the final of the Marsh Cup, comfortably seeing off Tasmania in Perth and securing the bonus point needed to make Sunday's final against NSW.The Warriors posted 307 all out and needed to keep Tasmania to a score of less than 245 to pass Queensland on the table.
A dressing-room spat between Brisbane Heat players was part of the catalyst for Queensland's rise to women's cricket power, according to Jess Jonassen.Details of a post-match verbal from the opening round of the WBBL04 season were made public on Wednesday night, in the documentary The Heat Repeat.
Opener Fakhar Zaman has smashed his second century in as many matches as Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs in the third and final one-day international to clinch the series 2-1.Fakhar followed up his scintillating 193 on Sunday with 101 as Pakistan posted 7-320 in their 50 overs having been sent into bat in Pretoria on Wednesday.
The Twenty20 World Cup is still on course to be held in India later this year despite a huge spike in the country's COVID-19 cases, with the International Cricket Council insisting there is no cause to accelerate contingency planning.Daily infections broke the 100,000 mark for the first time earlier this month, having previously dipped below 20,000 in January, inviting major concerns with just six months to go before the scheduled start of the competition.
Cricket star Daniel Sams has tested positive to COVID-19 and is in isolation at a designated medical facility in India, according to the Australian allrounder's IPL franchise.Sams tested negative upon arriving in India to link with the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this month, but a second test on Wednesday came back positive.
England star Sarah Taylor will make her cricket comeback in the inaugural edition of The Hundred - and one of the key attractions for her return is the chance to play alongside Meg Lanning, the Australian captain she so admires.The former national team wicketkeeper-batter has signed up for Welsh Fire in the innovative new 100-ball-a-side competition which English cricket is so excited about.
Australian T20 allrounder Sean Abbott has signed for Surrey in the County Championship where he will replace West Indian Kemar Roach.The 29-year-old New South Welshman, who has two ODI caps for Australia and also made seven T20 appearances for his national team, will link up with the Surrey squad in time for the championship visit of Gloucestershire to The Kia Oval, starting on May 27.
Josh Inglis entertained with a quickfire half-century and injured Joel Paris batted bravely but a spot in the Sheffield Shield final proved elusive for Western Australia.Requiring a win to make the decider, WA instead endured a loss as Tasmania beat the home side by 175 runs on Tuesday.
Henry Hunt scored a century as South Australia salvaged something from another trainwreck Sheffield Shield season when they hung on for a draw against Victoria.When play was called off in the second session of the final day at Junction Oval, South Australia were 9-329 with Daniel Worrall (8) and Daniel Grant (5) the not out batsmen.
The Sheffield Shield final could be a spin-off with Mitch Swepson and Nathan Lyon going head-to-head again as Queensland locked in a decider against NSW.Swepson (4-60), returning early to cricket after a neck injury, was a constant menace in the second innings against the Blues before bad weather in Wollongong saw their final-round match fade out to a draw.
Western Australia will need to mount the second-best chase in Sheffield Shield history if they're to take part in the final.The home side finished the penultimate day of their clash with Tasmania at 1-11, still needing another 469 runs to beat the Tigers.
Henry Hunt battled hard for South Australia but the Redbacks will do well to dodge a winless Sheffield Shield season after Victoria took control of their final-round clash.At stumps on day three at Junction Oval, the Redbacks were 5-151 in their second innings with Hunt (73) and Jake Lehmann (8) the not out batsmen.
Queensland and NSW looked set to repeat while Marnus Labuschagne and Nathan Lyon stayed best in class as their Sheffield Shield clash remained in the balance.At stumps on day three at Wollongong's North Dalton Park the Blues were 2-49, trailing the Bulls by three runs.
Fakhar Zaman's scintillating 193 proved not enough for Pakistan who lost the second one-day international to South Africa by 17 runs at The Wanderers as the hosts levelled the three-game series.Fakhar was left to do it all on his own on Sunday as Pakistan reached 9-324 in reply to South Africa's 6-341.
Western Australia's Sheffield Shield final hopes are on a precipice after Tasmania all but batted the home side out of their final-round clash at the WACA.At stumps on day two, WA were 0-46 in response to the Tigers' 514.
Victoria were all start but not much finish as they struggled to match South Australia's first innings 333 in their Sheffield Shield clash.At stumps on day two at St Kilda's Junction Oval, Victoria were 7-201 with Sam Harper (25) and Mitchell Perry (4) the not out batsmen.
Marnus Labuschagne settled in for the afternoon but Queensland and NSW's Sheffield Shield final status remained unresolved after a tense day two of their clash in Wollongong.The Bulls moved to 2-184 by stumps in response to the Blues' 381 at North Dalton Park in a match both sides will be keen to win to ensure a spot in the final.
Megan Schutt and Alyssa Healy have powered Australia to a world record 22nd straight ODI win, crushing New Zealand by six wickets and setting a new benchmark for dominance of the sport.In Mount Maunganui on Sunday, Meg Lanning's side eclipsed the 21-match winning streak of Ricky Ponting's 2003 World Cup winners to become the holders of the longest winning streak in any format of international cricket.