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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

Handscomb stands up for Stars with fifty

Promoted to open, Melbourne Stars wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Handscomb crunched 57 from 44 balls, including seven boundaries, in an impressive knock at the MCG

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Aussies need to go back to basics: Starc

Spearhead Mitchell Starc says Australia need to focus on getting the fundamentals right in order to overcome their 0-2 deficit against England in the Gilette ODI series

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Hollywood star Will Smith arrives at the 'G

Hollywood star Will Smith chatted to the Network Ten team before prior to the Thunder v Stars BBL clash, revealing the match would be his first cricket experience

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Ferguson chase ends in injury concern

Not good signs for Thunder batsman Callum Ferguson, who pulled up sore while on the microphone after giving chase to a Pete Handscomb boundary

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Villani vaults Scorchers to big victory

Scorchers skipper Elyse Villani kept the home fans entertained during her player-of-the-match knock of 70no from just 48 balls against the Hurricanes

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Brash Bolton gives Scorchers a fast start

Scorchers opener Nicole Bolton scored 34 from just 25 deliveries - and scored a handy maximum - to get the Perth chase off to a rapid start at the WACA

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Joyce leads from the front with fast fifty

Stand-in Hobart Hurricanes skipper Isobel Joyce led the way for her team against the Scorchers, scoring an unbeaten 52 from 47 deliveries

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Brilliant Brunt's brutal double strike

Hobart Hurricanes made a positive start at the WACA before Katherine Brunt stopped them in their tracks with two wickets in as many balls

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Super over: Stars v Renegades highlights

Catches, run outs, boundaries, an overthrow pressure - the Super Over between the Stars and Renegades had a bit of everything

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Match Highlights: Thunder defeat Strikers to top table

The Thunder were simply too good for the Strikers in Wagga, with Rachel Priest starring with the bat and Sam Bates doing the job with the ball

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Bates claims crucial triple strike

Thunder bowler Sam Bates did the damage with the ball, removing Strikers stars Suzie Bates, Bridget Patterson and Megan Schutt in Wagga

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Super Satterthwaite forces a Super Over

The Renegades needed six runs off the final ball at the MCG to force a Super Over against the Stars and Amy Satterthwaite delivered the goods

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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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