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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: 9 million in India watched final, 5.4 billion 'viewing minutes' for the tournament
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: 9 million in India watched final, 5.4 billion 'viewing minutes' for the tournament

A whopping 9.02 million fans in India watched India women's team take on Australia in the ICC World T20 final, breaking all viewership records across TV as well as digital platforms.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia-India final sets new attendance records with 86,174-strong turnout at MCG
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia-India final sets new attendance records with 86,174-strong turnout at MCG

Women's cricket changed forever on Sunday as a record 86,174 fans checked into the iconic MCG to watch India take on Australia in the final of T20 World Cup

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Alyssa Healy's six-hitting prowess to Shafali Verma's dismissal, moments where India lost the final
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: From Alyssa Healy's six-hitting prowess to Shafali Verma's dismissal, moments where India lost the final

Once Healy was done with her pyrokinetic adventures, Mooney stayed put till the end to prevent a batting collapse, for that was the only way India could have come back into the match

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Australia show why they are the numero uno side with fifth title triumph
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ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Australia show why they are the numero uno side with fifth title triumph

Australia's exceptional win and their domination of the women's game is a testimony to the kind of talent at their disposal and the supreme skill levels of their players.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Brett Lee backs Australia for final but says India's maiden title triumph could start a major breakthrough

Brett Lee said Australia women will have to look for ways to counter India's in-form 16-year-old Shafali Verma.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says forced eight-day break has affected their preparations ahead of final
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur says forced eight-day break has affected their preparations ahead of final

A forced eight-day break has affected India's preparations going into the Women's T20 World Cup final on Sunday but the team is ready to rise to the occasion in front of a record crowd at the MCG, said skipper Harmanpreet Kaur.

ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia's Ellyse Perry feels record crowd at final would be great push for women's sport
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ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020: Australia's Ellyse Perry feels record crowd at final would be great push for women's sport

Australia's Ellyse Perry has smashed a slew of records in a sparkling cricketing career and now hopes to play a part in another by helping draw the biggest crowd to a women’s sporting event at next month’s T20I World Cup final.

Australia vs New Zealand: All Blacks star Jordie Barrett ejected from MCG for 'behaviour' issue, claims report
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Australia vs New Zealand: All Blacks star Jordie Barrett ejected from MCG for 'behaviour' issue, claims report

Barrett, among thousands of travelling fans at the MCG for the Black Caps’ first Boxing Day Test at the ground in 32 years, was led out by security staff with another spectator on day three on Saturday

Cricket Australia to develop 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid climate change fears
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Cricket Australia to develop 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid climate change fears

Cricket Australia will look to finalise a 'sustainability strategy' in 2020 amid concerns that extreme heat brought by climate change is risking players’ safety and could lead to major disruptions to summer playing schedules.

Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says Sourav Ganguly's idea of 'ODI Super Series' is innovative
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Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says Sourav Ganguly's idea of 'ODI Super Series' is innovative

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts has termed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly's idea for a four-nation 'ODI Super Series' as innovative but stopped short of giving any commitment.

Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith constructs unbeaten fifty to take hosts to 257/4 on opening day of Boxing Day Test
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Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith constructs unbeaten fifty to take hosts to 257/4 on opening day of Boxing Day Test

Under some pressure after a modest home summer, Smith thwarted a largely disciplined New Zealand attack to thrill a festive crowd of nearly 80,000 at a venue where he now averages a stratospheric 148.83 from his seven matches.

Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith hopes MCG will produce a 'good wicket' for Boxing Day Test despite worries over pitch
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Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith hopes MCG will produce a 'good wicket' for Boxing Day Test despite worries over pitch

A Sheffield Shield match at the MCG was abandoned on Sunday because of a dangerous pitch with several Western Australia batsmen sustaining blows to the body from deliveries that reared up at them.

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to lead visitors in three T20Is; Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dikwella also named in squad
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Australia vs Sri Lanka: Pacer Lasith Malinga to lead visitors in three T20Is; Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dikwella also named in squad

Sri Lanka's T20 skipper Lasith Malinga, who skipped the recent Pakistan tour citing security fears, was on Thursday included in a 16-man squad to play against Australia.

Tickets for 2020 Women's World T20 to go on sale from Thursday; ICC CEO confident of big turnouts
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Tickets for 2020 Women's World T20 to go on sale from Thursday; ICC CEO confident of big turnouts

Tickets for next year's ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia will go on sale to the public from Thursday, coinciding with one-year countdown of the tournament.

India vs Australia: Yuzvendra Chahal spins web around hosts before MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav guide visitors to series-clinching win at MCG
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India vs Australia: Yuzvendra Chahal spins web around hosts before MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav guide visitors to series-clinching win at MCG

Master finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni eased India to a seven-wicket victory to clinch their one-day international series against Australia in Melbourne on Friday.

India vs Australia: Aaron Finch, Aussies bank on MCG success as Virat Kohli and Co look to end tour in style
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India vs Australia: Aaron Finch, Aussies bank on MCG success as Virat Kohli and Co look to end tour in style

After Test series win, India would be looking to end the tour in style with an ODI series trophy while Australia, buoyed by their good record against India in ODIs at the MCG would be looking to inflict an upset.

India vs Australia: Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake included in hosts' playing XI for ODI series decider at MCG
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India vs Australia: Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake included in hosts' playing XI for ODI series decider at MCG

Australia included leg spinner Adam Zampa and fast bowler Billy Stanlake in their playing XI for the ODI series-decider against India on Friday.

India vs Australia: For Virat Kohli, maiden series win Down Under more emotional than 2011 World Cup victory
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India vs Australia: For Virat Kohli, maiden series win Down Under more emotional than 2011 World Cup victory

Virat Kohli said that Hanuma Vihari's dogged resistance against the new ball in an unfamiliar opening position was as critical as a century or big knock.

India vs Australia, Sydney Test Report Card: Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant come out on top; Shaun Marsh, KL Rahul flunk
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India vs Australia, Sydney Test Report Card: Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant come out on top; Shaun Marsh, KL Rahul flunk

India registered their first ever series win Down Under and will take home a load of positives from the final Test despite the draw at Sydney. Here is our report card from the fourth and final Test of the series.

India vs Australia: Humdinger in Adelaide, resurgence in Melbourne and carnage in Sydney, how India won a historic Test series
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India vs Australia: Humdinger in Adelaide, resurgence in Melbourne and carnage in Sydney, how India won a historic Test series

There was patience, aggression, and banter on display right through the series. We take you through the exhilarating ride that was India vs Australia 2018-19.