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A sensational century from Rajat Patidar powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 14-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League eliminatorPatidar smashed 12 fours and seven sixes on Wednesday in his knock of 112, off 54 balls, to help Bangalore post a commanding total of 207.He only joined Bangalore as a replacement midway into the IPL after missing out in the original draft.
Justin Langer has hit out at the "bull**** politics" within Cricket Australia, taking particular aim at interim Cricket Australia chairman Richard Freudenstein.Langer quit as coach of Australia in February after being offered an insulting six-month contract extension despite guiding the team to T20 World Cup and Ashes glory.
Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan took 2-38, including the key wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne, to restrict Sri Lanka to 4-210 at lunch on day three of the second cricket Test.Captain Karunaratne was bowled on 80 when Shakib spun a delivery sharply past the bat as Sri Lanka slipped to 4-164.
Australia's cricketers have raised ethical concerns about touring Sri Lanka but will support a decision from officials to proceed with next month's tour.Australia are due to fly out to Sri Lanka next week, with the island country in the midst of an economic crisis and political unrest.
Matthew Wade's Gujarat Titans team have reached the final of the Indian Premier League in their debut season thanks to David Miller's blistering half-century.Needing 16 off the final over from Prasidh Krishna, Miller smashed three sixes in a row to secure a seven-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals in Tuesday's qualifier in Kolkata.
Matthew Mott says he was interviewed as an option to replace Justin Langer, before he later decided the time was right to leave Australia's world-champion women's team and take up the white-ball role in England's men's program.Mott announced last week he had finished up as Australia's women's cricket coach, after a seven-year tenure that netted four Ashes and three World Cup wins.
Former New Zealand Test spinner Daniel Vettori will make a full-time switch to Australia's cricket set-up after being appointed as one of Andrew McDonald's two new assistant coaches.Vettori and Victorian Andre Borovec have been confirmed as part of Australia's new-look coaching panel and will begin their roles next month in Sri Lanka.
Andrew Symonds' life will be celebrated by former teammates with a no-jacket, no-tie memorial service in Townsville on Friday, almost two weeks after the cricket star's death.Symonds family confirmed on Monday that a public memorial would take place for the former Test and limited-overs star close to his home in North Queensland.
Mushfiqur Rahim's unbeaten 175 helped Bangladesh move into a strong position in the second Test against Sri Lanka, despite a fightback led by visiting captain Dimuth Karunaratne late on Day 2.Mushfiqur and Liton Das (141) scored all but 49 of Bangladesh's runs in its total of 365, combining for a record sixth-wicket partnership of 272 runs.
Nathan Ellis took 3-40 as Punjab Kings notched a consolation five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last Indian Premier League match of the season.Aussie pace bowler Ellis and left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar (3-26) restricted Hyderabad to 8-157 in their 20 overs on Sunday.
New interim coach Shelley Nitschke says she will likely pursue the top job for Australia's all-conquering women's cricket team long-term as she prepares to head up a crucial on-field transition period.Nitschke admitted she was caught off guard last week when predecessor Matthew Mott told her he would leave the role after seven years to take up a job as England's men's white-ball coach.
The Indian Premier League campaign of Ricky Ponting's Delhi Capitals is over after Tim David's power hitting sent them to defeat to bottom-of-the-league Mumbai Indians.The loss meant joy for Glenn Maxwell and Josh Hazlewood as their Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise took the final playoff spot instead.
The Australia women's cricket team have lofty expectations of their new coach, with captain Meg Lanning saying they must not rest on their many laurels.While Australia will send the same squad of 15 to the Commonwealth Games as the combination that won the World Cup last month, coach Matthew Mott's resignation means they are now in a period of change.
Virat Kohli has rediscovered his scoring touch, smashing 73 off 54 balls and lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to an eight-wicket win against Gujarat Titans.Glenn Maxwell also thrashed an unbeaten 43, off just 18 balls, as Bangalore cruised to 2-170 with eight balls to spare.
England bowler Jofra Archer has suffered another major injury setback and is facing an indefinite lay-off after a stress fracture of the lower back.World Cup winner Archer has been sidelined for over a year by a persistent elbow problem that has required two operations but was targeting a comeback for Sussex in the Vitality Blast later this month.
Sri Lanka have recovered from early trouble on the fifth and final day of the series-opening Test to hold out for a draw in Bangladesh.Sri Lanka were 6-161 in their second innings about halfway through the middle session on Thursday, leading by 93 runs, and were saved by Dinesh Chandimal (39 not out) and Niroshan Dickwella (61no).
South African Quinton de Kock and India's KL Rahul have recorded the highest opening partnership in Indian Premier League annals, their stand of 210 firing Lucknow Super Giants to the playoffs with a two-run win over the Kolkata Knight Riders.De Kock scored an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and captain Rahul scored 68 not out from 51 balls as they became the first opening pair to bat all 20 overs in an IPL innings on Wednesday.
He's already won two T20 World Cups, plus a 50-over global crown too - and now English cricket is backing Matthew Mott to do for their men's white-ball team what he did for Australia's women.Nasser Hussain has led the chorus of approval in England over the appointment of a 46-year-old coach who he believes moulded one of the greatest teams in sport in his seven years at the helm of the all-conquering Australian women's side.
Australia's all-conquering women's cricket team is searching for a new coach with Matthew Mott accepting an offer to lead England men's white-ball side.Mott will join Brendon McCullum in trying to turn around the flagging fortunes of England after the former New Zealand star was last week appointed Test coach.
Uncapped duo Harry Brook and Matthew Potts have been called up for the first Test of England's new era, but leg-spinner Matt Parkinson must once again wait for his chance.The pair of 23-year-olds have been named in a 13-man squad for next month's Lord's clash against New Zealand, decided by a revamped selection panel chaired by director of men's cricket Rob Key and featuring input from recently appointed captain Ben Stokes and incoming head coach Brendon McCullum.
Tim David has smacked 46 off 18 balls for Mumbai Indians but just failed to inspire a rare win for the Indian Premier League's bottom side.Mumbai, featuring Australians Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith as well as Australian-Singaporean David, fell three runs short of Sunrisers Hyderabad's 6-193 at the Wankhede Stadium.