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Wade to carry Hughes with him forever

Victorious Bushrangers captain explains genesis of tattoo for his late friend Phillip Hughes

Finch happy to grind out some runs

After a run of low scores, Australia opener Aaron Finch says he was happy to capitalise on some good form in the nets with an innings of 81 against India at the SCG

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Pup queried on 'tremendous sex'

There was an awkward moment in MIchael Clarke's press conference after Australia beat India, but he fended it off beautifully - to his wife

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Clarke not surprised at Smith success

Australia captain Michael Clarke says the work Steve Smith puts in at training, behind the scenes and out in the middle is the reason why he's had such success at No.3

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Everybody rose to the occasion: Dhoni

MS Dhoni refuses to rule out another World Cup while speaking to the media after India's semi-final loss to Australia at the SCG

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Is this the review of the World Cup?

Australia have pulled off one of the great reviews to break a dangerous Rahane-Dhoni partnership in their World Cup semi-final against India

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Smith's golden run continues at the SCG

Steve Smith has notched his first World Cup century, capping off what has been a remarkable six months for the 25-year-old

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Watson's close call and Haddin's drop

India had some close calls early in their innings as they set about chasing 329 to defeat Australia in the World Cup semi-final at the SCG

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Smith century steers Aussies into final

A brilliant Steve Smith century and some dynamic work in the field has propelled Australia into the Cricket World Cup final

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Nervous energy to drive Aussies: Maxwell

Allrounder Glenn Maxwell says Australia are full of nervous energy and are ready to take India in the second World Cup semi-final

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Kohli praises Starc, Maddinson

Enemies on the field this summer, Virat Kohli says he's looking forward to linking up with Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Mitchell Starc and other Australians in the IPL this year

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Maxi takes you into Australia's inner sanctum

Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has interviewed some key behind-the-scenes staff that work hard off the field to help the team perform on the field

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Warne bowls in nets as Australia eye final

Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne rolled the arm over in the SCG nets as Australia and India put the finishing touches on their semi-final preparations

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