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Australia will head into the fourth ODI of the series against South Africa hoping to make some kind of an impact. They have just not been their usual self in this series

Hosts South Africa will take on Australia in the first of the five ODIs at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. Although Australia are the defending champions, the Proteas will have the upper hand considering Australia’s inexperienced bowling

Having been whitewashed 3-0 in the Test matches, Australia will be looking to save some face as they take on Sri Lanka in the first one-dayer at Colombo

There was a time when playing at home was Sri Lanka’s biggest strength against the best of opponents

MS Dhoni’s Rising Pune Supergiants began their debut IPL season on a high, overcoming defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the season

Gujarat Lions once again demonstrated why they are one of the strongest teams in IPL 9, chasing down a tough 196 to ensure another victory for their team, this time against Rising Pune Supergiants at Pune, and thus furthering the lead at the top of the points table

This was to be expected. The way Group 2 was stacked up, the last game for at least a couple of teams was going to be the knockout one. And so, in this case it is India and Australia

The route to the semi-final in Group 2 is now rather clear. The India-Australia clash on Sunday will now be a virtual knockout, as whoever wins will progress to the final four, with New Zealand already having made it

It has been a while since the teams contested the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in a bilateral event. So, when the teams come face-to-face at Auckland, it would be a resumption of rivalry of sorts