Cricket: Southern Stars 3-peat a major boost

 

Australia's cricketers celebrate their WT20 triumph (photo: Cricket Australia)

Australia’s cricketers celebrate their WT20 triumph (photo: Cricket Australia)

Australia’s female cricketers returned this week from what was a gutsy and determined World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh – and they returned with silverware.

Throughout the course of the tournament, the quality of the performances was high, and the games enthralling.  Forget that the crowds were small, or that most overseas viewers could not tune in visually until the semi-finals.  Continue reading

Cricket: ICC World Twenty 20: Australia v India Review

Shane Watson grabbed his third man of the match award in as many games as Australia cruised to a nine wicket win against India in Colombo overnight.

Watson scored 72 (including seven sixes) and earlier claimed 3/34 with the ball as Australia tested India with tight bowling and pressure.  Irfan Pathan was India’s highest scorer with 31. Continue reading