Eoin Morgan hit a six off the final ball to steal a victory for Sydney Thunder over Melbourne Stars and keep the defending champions hopes alive.
The Brisbane Heat’s Chris Lynn and his blistering form with the bat this summer has seen him crowned the KFC Big Bash League player of the tournament.
Middle-order batsman Callum Ferguson has been called into Australia A’s four-day squad to tour India as replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who will now remain in England playing for Yorkshire.
Australian international Aaron Finch will miss the rest of Yorkshire’s season after scans confirmed that the batsman has fractured his fifth metatarsal in his right foot.
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MATCH 26: Australia were expected to beat Afghanistan, but the manner of their victory at the WACA on Wednesday left no doubt they are contenders for this World Cup.
MATCH 2: Aaron Finch (main photo) scored a superb hundred in front of his home crowd as Australia stated their World Cup intent with a crushing 111-run win over England.
Two players from the 2014 LV= County Championship winning side have signed new contracts. Seamer Steve Patterson has signed until December 2016 and England Lions opener Alex Lees has committed his future until December 2019.
Australian internationals Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell have signed for Yorkshire Vikings in the NatWest T20 Blast for 2015.
Steven Smith on Tuesday night became just the tenth player to receive Australian cricket’s greatest individual honour when he was named the Allan Border Medallist for 2015.