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England lose to Australia in Cricket World Cup at Lord’s

England lose to Australia in Cricket World Cup at Lord’s

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Media playback is not supported on this device ICC Men's Cricket World Cup, Lord's, LondonAustralia 285-7 (50 overs): Finch 100, Warner 53, Woakes 2-46England 221 all out (44.4 overs): Stokes 89, Bairstow 27, Behrendorff 5-44Australia won by 64 runsScorecard; Table; ScheduleEngland's World Cup hopes hang in the balance after a demoralising defeat by Australia at Lord's. The 64-run loss means they might need to win their last two games, beginning with India at Edgbaston on Sunday, in order to make the last four. Much will depend on the results of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, who ca...
Australia 3-2 Brazil: Matildas fight back from 2-0 down to claim first win

Australia 3-2 Brazil: Matildas fight back from 2-0 down to claim first win

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Media playback is not supported on this device Australia battled back from 2-0 down to beat Brazil in an extraordinary five-goal thriller and inflict a first group-stage defeat on the South Americans in 24 years.The Matildas suffered a surprise loss to Italy in their opening game and their campaign looked in serious trouble when they trailed to a Marta penalty and Cristiane's fourth strike in two matches.But the Matildas levelled through Caitlin Foord's poked finish and Chloe Logarzo's cross-shot either side of half-time, with Marta needing to be withdrawn with a knock at the interval, h...
England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

England v Australia warm-up: Steve Smith hits ton as Aaron Finch’s side earn narrow win

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Media playback is not supported on this device World Cup warm-up, SouthamptonAustralia 297-9 (50 overs): Smith 116, Warner 43, Plunkett 4-69England 285 (49.3 overs): Vince 64, Buttler 52, Behrendorff 2-43Australia win by 12 runsScorecardEngland fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith's first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal.Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9.James Vince and Jos Buttler struck fine fifties to seemingly put Englan...
2019 Australia election: Vote count under way in eastern states

2019 Australia election: Vote count under way in eastern states

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Voting in Australia's closely-fought general election has closed in the country's eastern states, where counting is now under way.Early exit polls suggest a victory for the opposition Labor party, although polling in Western Australia continues until 1800 local (1000 GMT).A win for Labor would make its leader Bill Shorten the next PM, succeeding centre-right Liberal Scott Morrison.Australia has mandatory voting and a record 16.4 million enrolled voters.Live updates: Australia heads to the pollsBoth leaders were out early at polling booths on Saturday, in a last-ditch pitch for votes.Shortly after polls in the east shut, a Nine-Galaxy poll showed Labor beating the incumbent Liberal coalition 52-48, with a parliamentary majority. T...
Ancient relative of the blue-tongued skink found in Australia

Ancient relative of the blue-tongued skink found in Australia

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May 1 (UPI) -- Paleontologists in Australia have unearthed the complete skeleton of an ancient lizard, an early relative of modern blue-tongued and social skinks. Analysis of the remains -- the most complete lizard fossil yet discovered in Australia -- suggests the 15-million-year-old reptile was remarkably similar to modern lizards. Scientists described the new species, Egernia gillespieae, this week in the journal Vertebrate Palaeontology. "This creature looked like something in-between a tree skink and a blue-tongued lizard," Kailah Thorn, PhD student at Flinders University, said in a news release. "It would have been about 25 centimeters long, and unlike any of the living species it was equipped with robust crushing jaws." Scientists conducted DNA and anatomical analysis of ancient ...