Australia

3:00 AM ET Australia women 241 (Haynes 67, Devine 3-32) beat New Zealand women 9 for 236 (Satterthwaite 92, Jonassen 4-43) by five runs Australia clung on for a five-run victory in the opening match of the Rose Bowl series as New Zealand let slip a golden opportunity despite Amy Satterthwaite‘s 92. Jess Jonassen enjoyed
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2:56 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Alyssa Healy has had a memorable season and now she has added a world record to her list of accolades after claiming the highest catch of a cricket ball. The feat, released to mark tickets going on sale a year out from the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, took
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3:54 AM ET Alex Malcolm It seems appropriate that a Big Bash League venue is sponsored by the Marvel franchise. A place where the “League of Heroes” can show off their super-human hitting ability in an indoor stadium purpose-built for fan engagement. (Full disclosure: Marvel and ESPNcricinfo are both part of the Walt Disney family.)
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8:24 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Nathan Coulter-Nile will undergo tests after suffering vertigo during Perth Scorchers’ BBL match against Adelaide Strikers. Coulter-Nile showed discomfort after bowling the penultimate ball of his fourth over. He managed to deliver his final ball but was then in considerable distress as he was attended to by the physio and
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6:13 AM ET Alyssa Healy swept the honours at the Australian Cricket Awards as she won the Belinda Clark Award alongside the T20I and ODI player of the year titles. Healy was instrumental in Australia’s victorious World T20 campaign in West Indies where she scored 225 runs at 56.25 to be named player of the
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3:11 AM ET Former Australian Test greats such as Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath and Simon Katich can expect high paying short stints as consultants for the national team in the wake of assistant coach David Saker’s sudden resignation. Such flexibility is necessary, said the Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts, in light of
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3:24 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Fast bowlers have taken giant strides in the recent Test rankings, with Australia’s Pat Cummins and West Indies captain Jason Holder reaching their career-best rankings following their dominating performances in series wins against Sri Lanka and England respectively. While Cummins leapfrogged James Anderson to No. 2 after picking 14 wickets
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