News International – HOVE, United Kingdom: Marcus Stoinis’s hundred laid the platform for victory as Australia beat Sussex by 57 runs at Hove on Thursday in their first match since the ‘ball-tampering’ tour of South Africa.

Summary

  • HOVE, United Kingdom: Marcus Stoinis’s hundred laid the platform for victory as Australia beat Sussex by 57 runs at Hove on Thursday in their first match since the ‘ball-tampering’ tour of South Africa.
  • Stoinis’s 110 was the cornerstone of Australia’s 277 for nine after they lost the toss.
  • Finch’s exit, however, sparked a collapse that saw the world champions lose four wickets for 13 runs in 31 balls.But a target of 278 under the floodlights proved beyond Sussex, coached by former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie.
  • Meanwhile, Cameron Bancroft, who applied sandpaper to the ball, was banned for nine months, with Australia losing the four-match series 3-1.
  • Finch and the uncapped D’Arcy Short put on 74 for the first wicket.But left-arm spinner Danny Briggs struck with his third ball to have Short lbw for 21 on his way to figures of two for 42.


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