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    Steve Smith's gritty century was the highlight of a day that saw Australia salvage themselves from a precarious 209/7 to finish with a 26 run lead over England's first innings total of 302. AP

    Steve Smith's gritty century was the highlight of a day that saw Australia salvage themselves from a precarious 209/7 to finish with a 26 run lead over England's first innings total of 302. AP

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    The day began with Australia resuming their innings at 165/4, but lost Shaun Marsh, who made a patient half-century, pretty early in the day. A flurry of wickets followed as Tim Paine and Mitchell Starc returned to the pavilion in quick succession. AFP

    The day began with Australia resuming their innings at 165/4, but lost Shaun Marsh, who made a patient half-century, pretty early in the day. A flurry of wickets followed as Tim Paine and Mitchell Starc returned to the pavilion in quick succession. AFP

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    However, Australian skipper Steve Smith notched up yet another century to take his team past England's first innings total of 302. This was his 21st century in 57 matches. AFP

    However, Australian skipper Steve Smith notched up yet another century to take his team past England's first innings total of 302. This was his 21st century in 57 matches. AFP

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    Smith was ably supported by Pat Cummins who exhibited his batting ability in a quality innings of 42(120). The pacer stood in the middle for over two hours adding invaluable runs to the Australian total before being dismissed by Chris Woakes. Australia ended their first innings scoring 328, with an overall lead of 26. AFP

    Smith was ably supported by Pat Cummins who exhibited his batting ability in a quality innings of 42(120). The pacer stood in the middle for over two hours adding invaluable runs to the Australian total before being dismissed by Chris Woakes. Australia ended their first innings scoring 328, with an overall lead of 26. AFP

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    Former England captain Alastair Cook had yet another poor show with the bat as he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the fourth over. Cook managed just nine runs in the Test match. AFP

    Former England captain Alastair Cook had yet another poor show with the bat as he was dismissed by Josh Hazlewood in the fourth over. Cook managed just nine runs in the Test match. AFP

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    Australia's Josh Hazlewood added the scalp of first innings hero James Vince in his very next over to leave England tottering at 17-2 in the sixth over of the Brisbane Test. AP

    Australia's Josh Hazlewood added the scalp of first innings hero James Vince in his very next over to leave England tottering at 17-2 in the sixth over of the Brisbane Test. AP

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    England captain Joe Root and opener Mark Stoneman played out the rest of the day adding 16 more runs in ten overs to close the day on 33/2. AFP

    England captain Joe Root and opener Mark Stoneman played out the rest of the day adding 16 more runs in ten overs to close the day on 33/2. AFP

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    Cricket fans cool off in a pool on the third day of the first cricket Ashes Test between England and Australia in Brisbane. AFP

    Cricket fans cool off in a pool on the third day of the first cricket Ashes Test between England and Australia in Brisbane. AFP




World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 5 4 1 0 8
New Zealand 4 3 0 1 7
England 4 3 1 0 6
India 3 2 0 1 5
Sri Lanka 5 1 2 2 4
West Indies 4 1 2 1 3
South Africa 5 1 3 1 3
Bangladesh 4 1 2 1 3
Pakistan 4 1 2 1 3
Afghanistan 4 0 4 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254

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