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The Australian Women's Sevens side have defeated Spain 19-5 to claim bronze at the HSBC Kitakyushu Sevens and maintain their lead on the World Series ladder.

The side’s first task was the Cup quarter final against Fiji who topped their pool on day one.  The Aussies coming out far more clinical on day two and after a tight first seven minutes, they piled on the points in the second half to finish 31-7 winners.

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The Australian Men’s Sevens side have finished fifth at the Commonwealth Games after accounting for Kenya and Scotland on the final day.

Australia started brightly on Sunday as they brushed aside Kenya 33-5 in front of a sold out crowd at Robina Stadium. Scotland were then no match for Andy Friend's side as Australia shut out the Scots 26-0 to send the coach out on a high.

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The Australian Women’s Sevens side have claimed Silver at the Commonwealth Games following an epic Final against New Zealand on Sunday.  The two great rivals were locked at 12-all at the end of regular time before an 80 metre effort from New Zealand well into extra-time sealed the Gold.

It was a remarkable display from Australia who, already without co-captain Sharni Williams, lost star playmaker Charlotte Caslick in the first-half after she was removed for a HIA test.

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Vernon Philander needed just three overs to complete the double of 200 career Test wickets and 50 wickets against Australia before completing a quick-fire demolition with career-best figures of 6/21 on the final morning of the fourth Sunfoil Test match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday.

The day’s play lasted little more than an hour as the Proteas achieved the huge winning margin of 492 runs, the biggest ever in South Africa’s history. It completed a 3-1 series win, giving the Proteas their first home Test series win over Australia.

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South Africa had to overcome stubborn Australian resistance as they ground out a 400-run overall lead on the third day of the final Sunfoil Test match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

The Proteas first ran into opposition from the overnight batting pair, captain Tim Paine and Pat Cummins, who put on 99 for the seventh wicket before the last three wickets fell relatively quickly to give the home side a huge lead of 267 runs on the first innings. Remarkably, this one major partnership was Australia’s biggest of the entire series.

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Morne Morkel came agonisingly close to his first ever 10-wicket haul as he spearheaded South Africa to their second successive four-day victory over Australia at PPC Newlands on Sunday.

He took 5/23, including two wickets off successive balls, to go with his 4/87 in the first innings to give him a career-best 9/110 in the match. It was the first time he had taken 9 wickets in a Test match. He was named Sunfoil Man of the Match.

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Cricket Australia provided an update in light of events with the Australian Team in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland said, “Following discussions with Steve Smith and David Warner they have agreed to stand down as Captain and Vice-Captain respectively for the remainder of this Test match. This Test match needs to proceed, and in the interim we will continue to investigate this matter with the urgency that it demands. As I said earlier today, Cricket Australia and Australian cricket fans expect certain standards of conduct from cricketers representing our country, and on this occasion these standards have not been met.

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