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Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood shared seven wickets between them as Australia bowled out South Africa A for 220 runs and managed to post 87 runs with the loss of three wickets before stumps on day one of the warm-up game in Benoni on Thursday.
Ashton Agar picked a three-wicket haul while D'Arcy Short slammed a quick fifty as Australia managed to beat New Zealand by 19 runs by DLS method in the rain-hit Twenty20 International Tri-Series final in Auckland.
Openers David Warner and D'Arcy Short scored half-centuries while Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch made valiant contributions down the order as Australia chased down the highest score in Twenty20 Internationals against New Zealand with five wickets in hand in the 19th over in the fifth game of the tri-series in Auckland.
Each IPL auction brings a bagful of surprises along with it. It turns some players to superstars overnight while it pushes others in a corner. If you are Ben Stokes, a bid of 12.5 crores does not shock you anymore as you had already been given a fat paycheck of 14.5 crores the previous year. But this isn't the case with others.
Uncapped fast bowler Chadd Sayers has been confirmed as the replacement for injured pace bowler Jackson Bird in the squad for Australia's upcoming tour of South Africa that consists of four-match Test series.
For scoring a 103-run majestic knock and also claiming three wickets in the second game of the Twenty20 International tri-series against England in Hobart, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is named the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye shared seven wickets between them as Australia restricted New Zealand to 117 for nine and later chased down the revised target of 95 runs in the 12th over with seven wickets in hand to win the rain-hit first Twenty20 International in the Tri-Series in Sydney.
David Willey picked three wickets and followed it with a 79-run knock as England registered a comfortable eight-wicket win chasing 137 against Cricket Australia XI in the warm-up game of the Twenty20 International Tri-Series in Canberra.
Jonathan Merlo picked a four-wicket haul while Jack Edwards followed it with a 72-run knock as Australia went on to beat Afghanistan by six wickets at Hagley Oval to reach the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup.
Hobart Hurricanes' chances of progressing to the play-off now will depend on the result of the final game of the league as they succumbed to a three-wicket defeat to Melbourne Stars in the 39th game of the Big Bash League in Melbourne.
Pat Cummins' four for 24 followed by Travis Head's 96 runs knock inspired Australia to sidestep a brilliant fightback from England to secure a consolidatory three wicket win at Adelaide during the fourth One-Day International match on Friday.
Marcus Harris scored a determined 64 while Kane Richardson followed it with a four-wicket haul as Melbourne Renegades managed to edge out Sydney Thunder by nine runs in the 37th game of the Big Bash League in Canberra on Wednesday.
Joe Denly and Nic Maddinson scored fluent 72 and 61 respectively as Sydney Sixers chased down 190 against Melbourne Stars in the 18th over with five wickets in hand in the 36th game of the Big Bash League in Sydney.
The International Cricket Council has sanctioned a 40 percent fine of match fees on Australia skipper Steven Smith following his team's poor over-rate in the recently concluded third One-Day International against England in Sydney.
Jos Buttler scored an 83-ball century to take England to 302 following which a collective effort from the bowlers saw them keep Australia down to 286 for six in the chase in the third One-Day International in Sydney to take the series 3-0.
Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been given a chance to redeem himself in the limited overs format for Australia after he was named the captain of the Prime Minster's XI team to take on England in the tour game in Canberra.
A collective batting effort from England saw them extend their dominance in the limited overs format as they chased down 271 against Australia in 44.2 overs with four wickets in hand in the second One-Day International in Brisbane to claim a 2-0 lead in the series.