Moon Cricket – 3rd ODI in Sydney – Australia v England

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3RD ODI AT THE SCG, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

England 302/6 (50) (Buttler 100* Woakes 53*)

Australia 286/6 (50) (Finch 62 Stoinis 56 Marsh 55)

ENGLAND WIN BY 16 RUNS

ENGLAND LEAD THE SERIES 3-0

England showed they have batting strength in depth to turn around a poor start to claim a series victory against Australia in Sydney. The visitors were struggling at 189-6 and a competitive total was looking unlikely. However a partnership of 113 between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes got ensured England got above 300 to post 302. Buttler got his century off the last ball of the innings. His 100 Not Out included four sixes, Woakes ended on 53 Not Out.

With a good total on the board England’s bowlers remained disciplined. Aaron Finch again top scored for Australia but was out for 62 when he was given out leg before wicket to Adil Rashid’s bowling. For Australia to win someone else would need to set up and get a big score. While there were decent contributions from Macus Stoinis (56) and Mitchell Marsh (55) nobody could go on and get a big century. With key wickets falling at important moments Australia fell behind the run rate and in the end they were 16 runs short of the target.

There are two more contests to go but the win means England have already won the series and can now try and pursue a whitewash. What a turnaround from the Test Series where Australia won 4-0 to the one day series with England 3-0 up.

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Jos Buttler (England)

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Moon On Sunday Cricket – 1st ODI Australia v England

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England Tour of Australia

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1ST ODI AT THE MCG, MELBOURNE,VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

Australia 304-8 (50) (Finch 107 Stoinis 60 M Marsh 50)

England 308-5 (48.5) (Roy 180 Root 91*)

ENGLAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS

ENGLAND LEAD THE SERIES 1-0

England put their test disaster behind them to remind the world they are a serious force in the one day game. Australia batted first with Aaron Finch getting a century (107) supported by Marcus Stoinis (60) and Mitchell Marsh (50) as the hosts posted 304. Opener Jason Roy set about the chase hitting 5 sixes in his brilliant 180 to put England right in contention. Joe Root backed it up with 91 Not Out to lead the visitors home with 7 balls to spare. It’s clear the One Day series will be much more for a contest than the Ashes was and the Barmy Army finally have a win to cheer.

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Jason Roy (England)

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Moon Cricket – The Ashes 5th Test

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5TH TEST – ENGLAND TOUR OF AUSTRALIA

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5TH ASHES TEST MATCH – AT THE SCG, SYDNEY< NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

England 346 (Root 82, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80) & 180 (Root 58*, Cummins 4-39)

Australia 649-7 (Khawaja 171, S Marsh 156, M Marsh 101, Smith 83, Warner 56)

AUSTRALIA WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 123 RUNS

AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES 4-0

Australia completed their demolition of England with a crushing win in Sydney. Joe Root top scored with 82 as England put 346 on the board which never looked enough on a flat pitch good for batting. Australia then put England to the sword, Usman Khawaja hit a superb 171 with the Marsh Brothers, Shaun with 156 and Mitchell 101 piling on the pain as Australia declared on 649.

The lead was far too much but England’s capitulation summed up the series. Only Root put up any resistance but he had to retire suffering from de-hydration. The wickets then continued to fall as Pat Cummins led the attack, taking four wickets in each innings. England were finished off for a miserable 180, a fitting climax to a one sided series as Australia celebrated winning back the urn. They also have won nine out of the last ten Ashes matches on Australian soil.

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Pat Cummins (Australia)

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Moon Of Liberty Cricket – 1st Test Match Eng v WI

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1st Test at Edgbaston – England v West Indies

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The first ever day-night test in England proved a straight forward affair for the hosts as West Indies totally collapsed as the games was a one sided affair. England put a big total of 514 on the board with Alaistair Cook scoring a brilliant 243 and captain Joe Root piling on the misery with a 136 of his own. Royston Chase took four wickets for the visitors whose problems were only just starting.

England bowled them all out for 168 with Jermaine Blackwood’s 79 Not out the only resistance. England enforced the follow on and the West Indies second innings was even worse as Stuart Broad took three wickets and nobody scored more than 40. The visitors collapsed to 137 all out as England took 19 wickets in a single day. With two more tests a whitewash already looks on the cards in what appears on this evidence a total mismatch.

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Test Match Result

1st Test MatchAt Edgbaston, Birmingham

England v West Indies

England1st Inns – 514/8 Dec – (Cook 243, Root 136, Martin 65, Chase 4-133)

West Indies1st Inns – 168 – (Blackwood 79*, Anderson 3-34)

West Indies 2nd Inns – 137 – (Braithwaite 40, Broad 3-34)

England win by an innings & 209 runs

England Lead the series 1-0

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Alaistair Cook (England)

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Moon of Liberty Cricket – 4th Test Match Eng v SA

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4th Test Match – England v South Africa at Old Trafford

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Moeen Ali was the hero for England as they wrapped up a 3-1 series victory over South Africa. England batted first and put enough on the board to leave South Africa chasing. Jonny Bairstow fell one short of his century top scoring as England set up their win with a total of 362. In reply nobody made a half century for the visitors as the collapsed to 202. James Anderson took four wickets to help England to a commanding first innings lead.

The Moeen Ali took over, first with the bat scoring 79 not out as England added 243 to set a target of 380 for South Africa to win. Rain took the game into the fifth day and the only real question was could England take the wickets. Haseem Amla put up resistance with 83 but Ali took the key wicket and went on to take 5 second innings wickets to seal the win and the series for England against what has been a depleted South African side.

England will now move on to face the West Indies in their final test series before heading to Australia in the winter for the Ashes.

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4th Test Match – At Old Trafford, Stretford, Trafford

England v South Africa

England1st Inns – 362 – (Bairstow 99, Stokes 58, Root 52, Rabada 4-91)

South Africa1st Inns – 226 – (Bavuma 46, Anderson 4-38)

England2nd Inns – 243 – (Ali 79*, Morkel 4-41)

South Africa2nd Inns – 202 – (Amla 83, du Pleesis 61, Ali 5-69)

England win by 177 runs

England Win the series 3-1

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN Moeen Ali (England)

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Moon of Liberty Sportsround – 08 August 2017

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Sportsround – Sports News Digest on 08 August 2017 at 7.20pm

tvnz – Canterbury Crusaders win the Super Rugby crown defeating the Lions in the final

Tennis.com – Alexander Zvarev beats big serving Kevin Anderson to win the Washington Open

BBC Sport – American Torie Bowie takes the women’s 100m, Favourite Elaine Thpmoson fails to medal.

The Elitist – Rugby League round-up from both sides of the World

Cricbuzz – Moeen Ali the hero as England wrap up 3-1 series win over South Africa at Old Trafford

pdc.tv – Dave Chisnall wins round 18 of the Players Darts Championship, his first title of 2017.

pdc.tv – Austrlaian Kyle Anderson claims maiden title in round 17 of the Players Darts Championship

The Elitist – India put 600 runs on the board again to thrash Sri Lanka and go 2-0 up

New Vision Uganda – Uganda thrash Zimbabwe in the final round of the African Gold Cup Rugby Union tournament

Sports Star Live – Sam Querry claims Los Cabos ATP title in Mexico

BBC Sport – Netherlands claim the Women’s Euro 2017 soccer title beating Denmark 4-2 

BBC Sport – GB’s Callum Hawkins an excellent fourth Kenya’s Geoffrey Karui wins the men’s marathon.

BBC Sport – Arsenal win the Community Shield beating Chelsea on penalties

Running Magazine – Ethiopia’s Almaz Anaya dominates the Women’s 10000m

Eurosport – Luvo Manyonga wins the Long Jump title for South Africa

BBC Sport – Notts beat the T20 Powerplay record

BBC Sport – Justin Gatlin stuns the world to beat Usain Bolt

The Elitists Echo – Saturday Soccer round up of the #MoonSoccer13. Opening day wins for Forest, Southport & Queen of the South

The Sun – Burnley friendly abandoned after crowd trouble

BBC Sport – Mo Farrah wins the first medal of the 2017 World Championships

Nottingham Post – Notts County manager Kevin Noaln calls his team ‘rabbits in headlights’ after opening day loss to Coventry

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Moon of Liberty Soccer – Women’s Euro 2017 Semi-Final – Netherlands v England

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Women’s Euro 2017 Semi-Final – Netherlands v England

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England’s dream of Euro championship glory was decimated emphatically by the hosts the Netherlands who ran out easy 3-0 winners. The inexperience at center back of Millie Bright, who up until now had done a superb job, was exploited as she got caught under a cross from the outstanding Jackie Groenen for Vivianne Miedema to head home and give the hosts the lead to the delight of the majority of the 30,000 crowd.

The partnership of Jordan Nobbs and Jill Scott had been important during the tournament, Scott was suspended for this and it showed as the Netherlands dominated the midfield area and Groenen terrorised England down the flank all night. The game was effectively sealed as Scott’s replacement, Fara William’s horror back header allowed Daniëlle van de Donk a clear strike to make it 2-0. As England pushed forward, the Netherlands became dangerous on the break and in the final moments they broke again with Millie Bright putting through her own net to complete England’s miserable night.

The Netherlands did the basics of keeping their shape, executing their game plan and most importantly, passing the ball well. Unusually for England, they did not do these basics well and the game showed up England’s lack of strength in depth which many thought was greater than it clearly is at the highest level. 

The Netherlands will try and claim the trophy in their home tournament against Denmark in the Final on Sunday.

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International Soccer Result

Women’s Euro 2017 Semi Final

Netherlands (1) 3 (Miedema, van de Donk, Bright {OG})England (0) 0At De Grolsche Vesta, Enschede, Netherlands

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR WOMANJackie Groenen (Netherlands)

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