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South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Desperation drove Australia to cheat - Smith

Mar 24, 2018: Australia's captain said it was the decision of the team's 'leadership group' to try and rough up the ball in an effort to get it to reverse, and that the coaches had nothing to do with it

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Bancroft, Smith admit to ball-tampering

Mar 24, 2018: Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft has admitted to trying to change the condition of the ball using a foreign object on the third day of the Cape Town Test against South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Cameron Bancroft at centre of alleged ball-tampering row

Mar 24, 2018: A small, yellow object was seen in Bancroft's hands after he had worked on the ball, and he was also captured taking it from his pocket and seeming to place it down his trousers

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa tighten grip as ball-tampering row erupts

Mar 24, 2018: Cameron Bancroft worked on the ball in an incident, which overshadowed the third day's play in Cape Town, where the hosts stretched their lead towards 300

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia tour of South Africa 2018

We'll use Philander tweet on the field - Bancroft

Mar 19, 2018: The Australia opener is sure the "hacked" tweet will be brought up at some stage during the Newlands Test to get under the opposition's nerves

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 3rd day

Troubling patterns emerge for Australia

Mar 11, 2018: As the series nears its halfway mark, the home side seems rejuvenated by the deeds of AB de Villiers while the visitors have begun showing worrying signs of top-order frailty

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Give me time to improve - Bancroft

Mar 3, 2018: In a bid to keep on improving, the young Australia opener spoke at length with the seasoned David Warner about "an array of topics", including their respective approaches to the game

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 1st day

Warner counsels Bancroft after 'soft' dismissal

Mar 1, 2018: Australia's vice-captain David Warner revealed a heart-to-heart conversation with his embattled opening partner Cameron Bancroft after the younger man's swift dismissal on the first morning of the Durban Test match

Daniel Brettig at Kingsmead

Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2017-18, Perth

Voges guides Scorchers to top of BBL table

Jan 25, 2018: In the last-ever BBL game at the WACA, the Perth Scorchers ran down a small total to clinch a win over the Adelaide Strikers in the last over

The Report by Alex Malcolm

Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2017-18, Perth

Turner, Bancroft fifties move Scorchers to top spot

Jan 20, 2018: Scorchers went top after winning their sixth-straight game at the WACA, this time against third-placed Hurricanes - and Jofra Archer was exciting IPL observers once more

The Report by Geoff Lemon

Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers, BBL 2017-18, January 11, 2018

Thunder stay afloat after surviving late Bancroft-Cartwright blitz

Jan 11, 2018: Usman Khawaja, fresh off his return from the Ashes, smacked 85 in the first innings to lift the Thunder to 175

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Smith bats for Bancroft after Ashes win

Jan 8, 2018: Steven Smith also spoke about the importance of keeping Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins together when the Ashes were up for grabs

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Khawaja, Bancroft contrast on village day

Jan 5, 2018: The 22nd day of Ashes combat in this series stretched the mental reserves of both teams, but some players coped better than others

Daniel Brettig at Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Crane to debut as England seek sign-off win

Jan 3, 2018: England have one more chance to secure their first Test win in Australia for seven years while there are places to play for in both teams

Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Ashes Test, Sydney

Bancroft seeks progress after long Ashes duel

Jan 2, 2018: "I'm becoming a better player and becoming closer to the player I want to be and I think right now I'm very confident with what I'm doing," says Australia opener

Daniel Brettig

County news

Bancroft seeks county fulfilment at Somerset

Dec 22, 2017: Cameron Bancroft might be part of Australia's Ashes-winning squad but his early forays in county cricket have caused a headache or two

David Hopps

The Ashes 2017-18

Cameron Bancroft builds his own identity

Dec 11, 2017: Australia's new opener has spent many hours looking over the methods of others while building a reputation as a hard worker, but now finds comfort in his own skin as he takes on Test cricket

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes

Which kind of headbutt was Bairstow's?

Nov 28, 2017: England say there was no headbutt, Australia say there was. So we have put our heads together to investigate the world of the sporting headbutt

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Bairstow the butt of joke but England must avoid siege mentality

Nov 27, 2017: The circus around Jonny Bairstow's bizarre "headbutt" greeting to Cameron Bancroft risks destabilising England's Ashes campaign

George Dobell

Australia v England, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone

Nov 27, 2017: The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series

Brydon Coverdale
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