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George Bailey is airborne as he steers the ball on to the off side

Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Stars, BBL semi-final, Hobart

The curse of finishing top in the Big Bash

In six out of the eight editions of the BBL, the team finishing top of the table as fallen at the semi-final. Here's a brief history of the curse of dominating the group stage

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Matthew Wade bowls his first over in first-class cricket

Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 3rd day

Wade takes wicket of centurion Burns

Joe Burns scored his first hundred of the Sheffield Shield season but then became wicketkeeper Matthew Wade's maiden victim as a first-class bowlers as Queensland extended their lead on the third day at the Gabba

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Joe Burns clips to leg

Queensland v Victoria, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 1st day

Burns, Pomersbach guide steady Queensland

Joe Burns and Luke Pomersbach both made half-centuries to help Queensland to 4 for 263 on the first day of their match against Victoria at the Gabba

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Luke Pomersbach scored 61 for Queensland

Western Australia v Queensland, Sheffield Shield, Perth

Pomersbach ton gives Queensland points

Luke Pomersbach's first century at first-class level in more than five years delivered first-innings points to Queensland on a sombre second day in Perth

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Caribbean Premier League news

Pomersbach replaces Chanderpaul in CPL

West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has withdrawn from the inaugural edition of the Caribbean Premier League and will be replaced by Luke Pomersbach in the St Lucia franchise

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Hurricanes v Heat, BBL 2012-13, Hobart

Heat in semis after Pomersbach assault

Luke Pomersbach's brutal assault fired Brisbane Heat to the semi-final of the BBL as they dished out an eight-wicket mauling to Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval

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Strikers v Heat, BBL, Adelaide

Brisbane Heat pull off last-ball heist

Gary Putland was taken for 15 from the final over of the night as Brisbane Heat thrillingly overhauled the Adelaide Strikers in the BBL match at Adelaide Oval

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Australia news

Tait joins Strikers, Gibbs returns for Scorchers

Herschelle Gibbs will play for the Perth Scorchers again this season and Shaun Tait has returned to Adelaide to represent the Strikers, having been a disappointment for the Melbourne Renegades last summer