Liam Badkin

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Preview | 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy – Second Test

AUSTRALIA will be eager to produce a significant response ahead of the second test against India, which kicks off on Friday afternoon. The host nation delivered a masterful performance in the opening match, completely dismantling the Australian batting lineup before going to work at the crease in a dominant showing in all facets of the […]

Sydney brings the Thunder to down ‘Gades

SYDNEY Thunder rallied behind opener Matthew Gilkes to claim an eight-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Thursday night. Chasing quite a low total of 143, the Thunder had no problems getting the job done in the second innings, securing the win with nine balls to spare, much to the dismay […]

Smith’s special Strike slams Sixers past Adelaide

THE ARRIVAL of Steve Smith to the Sydney Sixers had entertainment written all over it, and Tuesday night’s win over the Adelaide Strikers emphasised that, with the all-time great reaching triple figures in Coffs Harbour. Smith came out firing and racked up the first ever ton by a Sixers player in the men’s side, smacking […]

Renshaw ensures Heat still in the hunt

THE BIG Bash League has produced some absolute classic contests of late, and that trend continued on Monday night, when the Brisbane Heat claimed a nail-biting three-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars at the MCG. The Stars looked in control of the match for much of the game, but Heat opener Matthew Renshaw delivered a […]

Sixers hold on in Smith and Lyon’s return

SUNDAY night in the Big Bash League saw the Sydney Sixers hold off a serious fightback in the first innings from the Perth Scorchers to claim a thrilling six-wicket win at the SCG. Dan Christian was the hero for the winning side, coming in for a crucial spell in the penultimate over to ensure the […]

Stars keep season alive; strike down Adelaide

THE MELBOURNE Stars remain alive in BBL | 12 after claiming a convincing nine-wicket victory against the Adelaide Strikers at the MCG on Thursday night. The Strikers started the game in thumping fashion, but not much went right after the first over as the Stars took complete control to completely bowl out Adelaide’s batting lineup, […]

Perth Scorches Brisbane to stay at the top

THE PERTH Scorchers continued to roll in the Big Bash League, with their latest scalp coming in the form of the Brisbane Heat, romping home to the tune of eight wickets at the Gabba on Wednesday night. Perth has been in ripping form and currently sit at the top of the table in the BBL, […]

Lynn launches again as Adelaide strike Renegades

BIG BASH League veteran Chris Lynn has become just about must-watch TV this season, a claim that was further emphasised after he smashed another 69 (not out) for the Adelaide Strikers to help lead his side to victory against the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday night. Lynn has been in ripping form of […]

Sixers steal the chocolates in Sydney Smash

IN THE always entertaining clash between the two Sydney-based sides in the Big Bash League, the Sixers have claimed a seven-wicket win over the Thunder at Sydney Showground Stadium on Sunday night. Pace bowler Sean Abbott helped the Sixers rip through the opposition batting order, claiming stunning figures to hold the opposition to less than […]

Thunder storm past Scorchers as Richardson injury piles on pain

SYDNEY Thunder finished strong in their Big Bash League (BBL) clash against the Perth Scorchers, claiming a six-wicket victory when the two sides faced off at Perth Stadium on Wednesday night. The Thunder were given a boost by the performance of the Davies’ brothers with both bat and ball, as debutant Joel joined brother Oliver […]

Hurricanes hold on in heave-fest

DESPITE an outstanding knock from veteran Chris Lynn, the Adelaide Strikers could not make it past the Hobart Hurricanes, falling by seven wickets at Blundstone Arena on Monday night. The Hurricanes entered the match on the bottom of the Big Bash League (BBL) ladder, in dire need of a win to get going after letting […]

2022/23 Sheffield Shield stats look – Mid-season break

THE SHEFFIELD Shield has been up and running for the past couple of months, showcasing some of the best first-class cricket Australia has to offer. The big guns have been out and firing to start the fixture, with some of the higher-profile players stepping up for their respective states. There has been no shortage of […]

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