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Lyon’s ‘screamer’ removes one-Test wonder

Test cricketer Nathan Lyon is widely-known for his superb fielding, particularly off his own bowling. However, the GOAT pulled off a one-handed “screamer” on Tuesday which arguably ranks as his best catch on a cricket field. Facing South Australia in the Sheffield Shield, the New South Wales Blues were searching for early wickets after posting 373 in the first innings at Bankstown Oval in Sydney. Watch LIVE coverage of the

Port Macquarie tips: Acoustix to hit high note

Newcastle trainer Nathan Doyle has a habit of getting horses off other trainers and making them win as soon as he races them and Gironde is another one. The three-year-old is looking to make it three-straight wins for Doyle on Thursday at Port Macquarie in a Benchmark 58 Handicap (1200m). He won first-up at the track two starts ago then was successful at Taree over 1312m last start when winning

Sky beating BBC in tug-of war for Andrew Flintoff

Sky beating BBC in tug-of war for Andrew Flintoff to be the face of their Hundred television coverage Andrew Flintoff has largely kept his distance from cricket since his retirement Ex-England all-rounder has focused on building a new career in entertainment With Hundred to be aimed at a younger audience, his services are in demand The BBC are battling Sky Sports to secure Andrew Flintoff as the face of their

Top chaser Un De Sceaux retired by trainer Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins has said legendary chaser Un De Sceaux will be 'impossible' to replace after he was retired just 11 days before the start of the Cheltenham Festival. The 12-year-old was being prepared for his sixth run at the meeting, but the trainer called time on his career due to injury. During his seven years on the track in Britain and Ireland, he gained many fans for his bold front

Cricket phenom snares ‘unbelievable’ catch

All rounder Ravindra Jadeja has pulled off one of the greatest outfield catches in living memory to dismiss New Zealand’s Neil Wagner in Christchurch. The Indian team were itching to end the Black Caps innings on day two, a late resurgence from the tailenders pushing the hosts towards a first innings lead. Wagner was on 21 when he attempted a pull shot off paceman Mohammad Shami during the afternoon session

‘Shut the f*** up’: King Kohli erupts

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has fired up at New Zealand’s spectators, sending a pointed message to members of the crowd in Christchurch. Kohli is known to occasionally lose his temper on the field — he’s a passionate cricketer, and sometimes lets his emotions get the better of him. And the New Zealand spectators evidently got under Kohli’s skin on Sunday, the roaring crowd in full voice during the second

New Zealand crush India to sweep Test series

New Zealand have romped to a seven-wicket victory over India in the second Test in Christchurch for an emphatic 2-0 series sweep of the world's top-ranked side. The Black Caps dismissed the tourists for 124 in the first hour of day three before chasing down their 132-run victory target with the loss of just three wickets. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Kiwi captain Kane Williamson chat after New Zealand’s comprehensive

Kembla Grange tips: It’s time to Go For Gold

Trainer Mark Newnham is optimistic Shadow Hero can protect his unbeaten second-up record against a crack field in the Group 1 $1 million Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Newnham’s confidence soared after Shadow Hero produced a rousing gallop at Warwick Farm trackwork on Monday morning. Shadow Hero, ridden by Josh Parr, worked from the 1200m mark on the course proper and was clocked to run a tick

Women's T20 World Cup: Shashikala Siriwardene stars as Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh

Media playback is not supported on this device Sri Lanka finished their T20 World Cup campaign with their first victory of the tournament against Bangladesh. In a match between two sides already eliminated, it was Sri Lanka who dominated – winning by nine wickets and with 27 balls to spare. Victory was set up by Shashikala Siriwardene’s 4-16 in her final match before retirement as Bangladesh mustered just 91-8 after

India accused of dodgy, deceitful tactic

Desperate to avoid its first series whitewash in eight years, India’s Test team has been accused of resorting to dodgy tactics in the second match against New Zealand. Having set New Zealand a small target of 132, India needed early wickets at Christchurch and the touring team seemingly did not care too much about how they came. Watch the QANTAS Tour of South Africa LIVE & On-Demand with no ad-breaks