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Gilly and Junior: the accidental openers

Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh reflect on the unlikely beginnings - and rocky start - to their time as Australia's one-day openers

Denly, Maddinson hit EIGHT consecutive fours

An astonishing sequence of hitting saw Joe Denly blast back-to-back boundaries, before Nic Maddinson struck all six balls of James Faulkner's next over for four


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Gliding Gulbis gobbles up glorious one-hander

Melbourne Stars allrounder Evan Gulbis took a catch Ricky Ponting reckons is "as good, if not better" than Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald's effort the previous night


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Maddinson hits monster six to the moon

Sydney Sixers opener Nic Maddinson hit Melbourne Stars fast bowler Daniel Worrall for one of the biggest sixes of the summer, an absolute monster!


2:59 Maxwell-sees-through-niggles-in-BBL-blitz-still

Maxwell sees through niggles in BBL blitz

Despite battling conjunctivitis and a suspected pinched nerve in his side, Maxwell overcame both to post his highest-ever BBL score for the Melbourne Stars


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Recalled Quiney cracks quick-fire 36

Rob Quiney, a late replacement for the injured Kevin Pietersen, struck two sixes in a 64-ball 119-run partnership with Melbourne Stars teammate Glenn Maxwell


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Silk taken from field with collarbone injury

Sydney Sixers batter Jordan Silk had to be accompanied off the field and receive medical attention after hurting his collarbone in the KFC BBL


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Maxwell puts Abbott over rope, then into safe seat

Melbourne Stars dynamo Glenn Maxwell got going with back-to-back sixes off Sydney Sixers quick Sean Abbott early in his innings at the SCG


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Dwarshuis does Dunk with slower ball peach

Australia T20 call-up Ben Dwarshuis continued Melbourne Stars opener Ben Dunk's woes against left-arm pace, with the Sixers quick bowling him with a gem


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Pope spins a web to skittle England at World Cup

Defending a modest target of 127, flame-haired leg-spinner Lloyd Pope chanelled Shane Warne in the '99 World Cup to spark the Aussies to victory


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Captain Sangha produces stunning trio of catches

Lloyd Pope was the hero of Australia's thrilling win over England in the Under-19 World Cup, but captain Jason Sangha certainly played a role in the field


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Sangha serves lone hand for the Australia U19s

Australia suffered a shocking top order collapse before a half century from No.3 Jason Sangha helped the U19's to 127 in their World Cup quarter-final


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KP Masterclass: Playing spin bowling

In the latest of his feature Masterclasses for the Cricket Network, England and T20 great Kevin Pietersen explains how best to combat spin bowlers


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Friends and foes describe Waugh's perfect day

It's one of the most famous moments in Australian cricket, hear what it was like to have a front row seat for Steve Waugh's 2003 ton at the SCG


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The long and the short of the Ashes legend

Dean Jones reckons he knows exactly what Australia and England are playing for, some of his former teammates and opponents aren't convinced...


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Mike Hussey Masterclass: The Leave

One of Australia's greats offers his advice on how to execute the perfect leave. Watch more expert masterclasses on the Optus Sport app



Standings
M
P
1. NSW
5
24.94
2. QLD
5
21.42
3. TAS
5
19.64
4. WA
5
17.56
5. SA
5
16.06
6. VIC
5
13.11