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A second-half blitz from defending HSBC World Series Sevens champions South Africa has stamped the Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team out of Cup contention on day two in Las Vegas.

The two sides were locked at 12-all at halftime in their Cup Quarter Final, before a costly Australian error from the second-half restart opened the floodgates for South Africa to go on and record a 29-17 victory.

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Australia took a firm grip on the first Sunfoil Test match at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday as the Standard Bank Proteas struggled first to avoid the follow on target and then get anywhere close to the visitors’ first innings total on the second day.

AB de Villiers stood man alone as none of the other specialist batsmen stayed long enough to share a substantial partnership with him. The major damage was done first by the spin of Nathan Lyon and then by the ability of Mitchell Starc to reverse swing the old ball effectively.

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Opener Manjot Kalra produced a sparkling 101 not out as India scored a handsome eight-wicket victory over Australia at the Bay Oval in Tauranga today to become the first side to win four titles at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

The left-hander struck eight fours and three sixes during his 102-ball knock as favourites India coasted to 220 for two in 38.5 overs, much to the delight of Indian supporters who formed the majority of the 3,000-odd spectators who turned out for the day-night match. A combined bowling effort had earlier helped dismiss Australia for 217 in 47.2 overs.

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The Australian National Selection Panel has chosen Victoria and Melbourne Renegades batsman Cameron White as Chris Lynn’s replacement for the Gillette One-Day International Series against England.

The right-hander has been in outstanding limited-overs form with 285 runs at an average of 142.5 and a strike-rate of 115.85 for the Renegades in this summer’s KFC Big Bash League.

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Australian Cricket is celebrating a ground-breaking 12 months, with the game reaching new heights both on and off the field and continuing to take major strides toward becoming the leading sport for women and girls.

2017 proved that women’s sport is in high demand in Australia, with more people attending elite women’s cricket than ever before. The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series marked the first time Cricket Australia had ticketed women’s international matches, with a record 29,158 fans attending the matches across Australia.

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The Australian Men’s Sevens team has won the Fifth Placed Final against Samoa 22-17, to ensure the side finished just outside the top four for crucial Series points in Dubai this morning.

The Aussie 7s fell to a fast finishing English side (19-26) in the Cup Quarter Finals, before bouncing back to defeat Kenya (19-12) and Samoa in the Fifth Place Final.

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The Australian Women’s Sevens team has won the first leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series in Dubai, defeating the USA in the Cup Final 34-0.

Australia accounted for England (29-12) and Canada (25-7) in the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals respectively before putting on a clinical display in the Final, out gunning the Americans six tries to zero.

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