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Unwrapping the riddle of Usman Khawaja

Both on the field and off, Australia's No.3 has been on an extraordinary journey since moving to Queensland five years ago, and it has all helped shape a man who looks set for a career-defining Ashes

Day four highlights: CA XI v England

A marathon four-and-a-half stand from unheralded CA XI pair Jason Sangha and Matt Short has denied England a final-day tour match win in Townsville.


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Short's long stand ends in unbeaten ton

CA XI captain Matt Short has ended a marathon knock at the crease with an unbeaten 134 in Townsville as England's final pre-Magellan Ashes tour match ended in a draw.


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Sangha joins Tendulkar with England ton

Eighteen year-old CA XI batsman Jason Sangha joins rarefied air after becoming the second-youngest player to score a first-class century against England since the great Sachin Tendulkar.


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Aussies aiming for T20I clean sweep

Australia swing bowler Megan Schutt says the hosts are not content with just retaining the Women's Ashes, they want to finish the campaign off in style


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Townsville groundsman takes a classic catch

This member of the Riverway Stadium groundstaff moved quickly to take this brilliant diving catch - losing his sunnies in the process - in England's tour match against the CA XI


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Crane counts drops after another catch goes down

England's Mason Crane showed he was keeping a close count of how many dropped catches there'd been off his bowling after Mark Stoneman put one down in their tour match


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Marsh speaks on Ashes call-up

Recalled batsman Shaun Marsh speaks about receiving his Magellan Ashes call-up from selector Trevor Hohns and his feelings in the lead-up to the first Test at the Gabba.


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Aussie fans, PM urge women to #BeatEngland

Australian cricket fans, including the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have a simple message for Rachael Haynes' side for the final two T20 matches of the series...


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Healy plucks a screamer in North Sydney

Australia wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy took a stunning catch off Ellyse Perry's bowling to earn the Commonwealth Bank Highlight of the Day


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Match wrap: Stars align to seal Ashes win

A devastating knock from Beth Mooney and four-wicket haul to Megan Schutt in the first innings has seen Australia retain the Ashes in front of 4,000 fans at North Sydney Oval.


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Magnificent Mooney knock breaks Australian record

Australian opener Beth Mooney breaks the record for the highest individual women's T20 score in Australia with 86 runs as she carries her bat in Australia's big T20 win.


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Mooney seals Women's Ashes with winning runs

A powerful cover drive from recalled opener Beth Mooney's 86-run knock brings up the winning runs Australia needed to retain the Women's Ashes at North Sydney Oval.