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Lloyd Pope took two wickets against Zimbabwe

Australia v England, Under-19 World Cup quarter-final, Queenstown

Wizard's spell makes for compelling sight

Lloyd Pope triggered an England collapse with a spectacular spell to propel Australia into the semi-finals of the Under-19 World Cup, but he will not want this to be the summit of his career

Steven Smith inspects the pitch

Australia news

Hohns flags Australia ODI reinvention

The chairman of selectors wants Steven Smith at No. 4, more power-hitters and bowlers with sharper, short-form skills

Steven Smith looks back after edging to Jos Buttler

Australia v England, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Smith calls for end of 'soft signal' rulings

Though he had calmed down somewhat after the match, Steven Smith was far from impressed when given out caught behind at a vital phase of Australia's innings

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann was in relaxed mood in Australia's practice session ahead of the Melbourne Test

England in Australia 2018

Australia's ageing game plan badly executed

Australia will need to sort out their 2015 World Cup configuration before next year's World Cup, otherwise their incumbent head coach will usher in a successor needing to do exactly what he had prescribed after their Champions Trophy exit

Arjun Nair aced the levitation act after sniping out two Sydney Sixers wickets

BBL 2017-18

Arjun Nair suspended for suspect action

At the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, Nair bowled with an action "markedly different" from the one he used in the BBL match, which incurred an automatic ban for 90 days

Alex Hales notched a half-century

Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Brisbane

All-round Root stars as England take 2-0 lead

England's spinners - including Joe Root - played a starring role to help set-up victory before half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales launched the chase

Mark Wood bounced out David Warner at the MCG

Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Brisbane

'Off-guard' Australia spurred by MCG - Warner

David Warner also echoed the comments of captain Steven Smith who said England were setting the style to follow in one-day cricket although Jonny Bairstow added it was easier said than done to copy

Nathan Lyon bowled an economical spell for three wickets

Australia news

Lyon bids for World Cup spinner's berth

A match haul of 3 for 18 in the Big Bash on Tuesday was a reminder that the Australia offspinner can be valuable in limited-overs cricket as well