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Australia wins by innings and 48 runs, sweeps Pakistan 2-0

Adelaide, Australia, (AP/UNB) — Nathan Lyon had never taken a five-wicket haul against Pakistan. The veteran off-spinner hadn’t taken a wicket in the day-night test until the fourth day. Then they tumbled. He took two wickets in the first session Monday and three in the second before Australia finished off a victory by an innings and 48 runs under lights ... Read More »

England into RWC semis after record-tying win over Australia

Oita (AP/UNB) — The strains of English rugby anthem “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” were already triumphantly swirling around Oita Stadium when Anthony Watson intercepted a long pass out wide and bounded over for England’s fourth try that clinched a record-tying win over Australia. A 40-16 victory. A place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals. An unprecedented seven straight wins over ... Read More »

Malinga back to lead Sri Lanka for Australia T20s

Colombo (AP/UNB) — Lasith Malinga will return to lead Sri Lanka in a three-match Twenty20 cricket series against Australia but many players from the young team that performed well on the tour of Pakistan have retained their places. Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella were the other senior players included in a 16-man squad announced by Sri Lanka Cricket ... Read More »

U.S. and Australia — joined at the hip

By John Menadue Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants us to join with the U.S. in tackling the problems which Donald Trump created with Iran and presumably to soften us up to host missiles to protect the U.S. marines and port facilities in Darwin, writes John Menadue. Read More »

Australia plans to censor extremist online content

Australia plans to block websites to stop the spread of extreme content during “crisis events”, the country’s prime minister has said. Speaking from the G7 in Biarritz Sunday, Scott Morrison said the measures were needed in response to the deadly attack on two New Zealand mosques in March. The live-streamed murder of 51 worshippers “demonstrated how digital platforms and websites ... Read More »

Australia branded leading ’emissions exporter’

Australia is the world’s third-largest emissions exporter, with more than a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide shipped abroad each year in the form of coal and liquefied natural gas, a think tank study showed today. The left-leaning Australian Institute reported that Australia’s energy exports rank behind only oil giants Russia and Saudi Arabia in terms of emissions potential. “Australia makes ... Read More »

Australia offers climate funding to Pacific islands

Australia on Tuesday announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific island countries, which have been increasingly vocal in demanding their powerful neighbour curb its carbon emissions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding, drawn from Australia’s existing international aid budget, would help Pacific island nations invest in renewable energy and climate change resilience. The climate-sceptic leader ... Read More »

England march into final beating Australia

Dhaka – England marched into the final of the ICC Men’s World Cup for the fourth time, defeating defending champion Australia by eight wickets at Edgbaston on Thursday. Before England, New Zealand knocked India out of the World Cup to book a spot in the finals for the second successive time. None of the finalists won a World Cup before. ... Read More »

Australia elect to bat against New Zealand

Dhaka – Australia won the toss and chose to bat first against New Zealand in the trans-Tasman battle of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup at The Lord’s on Saturday. Australia have already secured their spot in the knockouts with 12 points from 7 matches while New Zealand have earned 11 points from as many matches. But the Kiwis need ... Read More »

Australia beat England to reach World Cup semi-finals

London, June 25, 2019 – Australia captain Aaron Finch hit a hundred before left-arm quicks Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine wickets as the reigning champions thumped England by 64 runs at Lord’s on Tuesday to book their place in the semi-finals of the World Cup. Finch made exactly 100 in a total of 285-7 before England slumped to ... Read More »

Australia post 285 against England

Dhaka- Defending champions Australia posted 285 runs for seven wickets against England on Tuesday at Lord’s, featuring a splendid century by captain Aaron Finch. England won the toss and opted to bowl first but Australia added 123 runs in the opening stand. David Warner and Finch were aggressive from the start and passed the 100-run mark in 18 overs. The ... Read More »

Tigers lose a spirited large target battle against Australia

Dhaka, June 20 – Bangladesh showed a spirited performance before conceding a 48-run defeat to Australia who left the Tigers in record chase, compiling a hefty 381-5 thanks to an epic 146-ball 166 from David Warner at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Thursday. The Tigers finally were bundled out for 333, their highest total in ODI cricket history, eclipsing 330-6 ... Read More »

Soumya takes three as Australia post mammoth 381

Dhaka – Defending world champions Australia posted a massive total of 381 for five in the ICC World Cup match against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Bangladesh conceded as many or more runs in the World Cup for another time (386 against England on June 8). Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. David Warner was the ... Read More »

Upbeat Tigers take on Australia tomorrow

Dhaka – Bangladesh are heading into Thursday’s match against defending champions Australia to keep their semi-finals dream alive. Losing the game at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, will almost end their chance of securing a place among the top four teams after the league stage. While Australia have so far secured eight points, Bangladesh have five. It means the Tigers not only ... Read More »

Australia concerned about Bangladeshi batting line-up

Dhaka – Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey believes that Bangladesh can stun them when they meet at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, on Thursday. According to Carey, it is Bangladesh’s batting line-up that is causing concern for the defending champions. Australia have won four out of five matches that they have played in the World Cup so far. Their only setback came against ... Read More »

ICC WC: Australia post 334 against Sri Lanka

Dhaka – Defending champions Australia posted a mammoth total of 334 runs for 7 in 50 overs against Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup at Kennington Oval on Saturday thanks to Aaron Finch’s 153 runs, the joint-highest individual knock in this World Cup with Joe Root of England. Australia, who scored 237 for 2 in 40 overs, added ... Read More »

Australia beat Pakistan by 41 runs

Dhaka – Defending champions Australia advanced to the 2nd slot in the 10-team ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 beating former champions Pakistan by 41 runs at the Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton on Wednesday. Replying to Australia’s 307 runs, Pakistan were all out for 266 runs in 45.4 overs to concede their 2nd defeat to remain at their previous ... Read More »

Warner’s ton propels Australia to 307 against Pakistan

Dhaka – Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir registered his first five-wicket haul on Wednesday to restrict defending champions Australia to a moderate total of 307 all out despite a century by David Warner (107) in their ICC Cricket World Cup match at the Cooper Associates County ground in Taunton featuring on Wednesday. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted ... Read More »

Australia beats West Indies by 15 runs at CWC

London (AP/UNB) – Australia made it two wins from two games at the start of its Cricket World Cup title defense by eking out a 15-run win over West Indies. Chasing 289 to win at Trent Bridge, West Indies had half-centuries from Shai Hope (68) and captain Jason Holder (51) but was restricted to 273-9 – mainly because of Mitchell ... Read More »

Australia all out for 288 vs West Indies

London (AP/UNB) – Nathan Coulter-Nile stroked a career-best 92 off 60 balls after Steve Smith led Australia’s recovery from 38-4 as the defending champions reached 288 all out against West Indies at the Cricket World Cup. Coulter-Nile, a fast bowler, made the highest score by a No. 8 in World Cup history by hitting eight fours and four sixes in ... Read More »