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The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016



The Northern Territory news Sat 26 Nov 2016

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 2016 SPORT 51 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Smiths run-out a blow for Aussies RICHARD EARLE VICTORIAN medium-pacer John Hastings says hes shocked over his selection snub for next months one-day international series against New Zealand. I was very disappointed. I was initially pretty shocked to be honest, Hastings said yesterday. Hastings was named in a 12man squad for Victorias topof-the-table Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia starting today at the MCG. The big pace bowler has missed the first three Shield games after suffering a broken finger at training on October 20. He says his one-day international record of 29 wickets in 2016, equalled only by Englands Adil Rashid, should count for something. I thought my performances over the last 12 months would have probably stacked up, he said. In my mind Im 100 per cent fit. I know I havent played a lot of cricket. Hastings stung by omission from side I was very disappointed not to be in that side. I had a broken finger just before the Matador Cup. Ive been working really hard for the last five weeks. Everything has come along nicely. Im catching balls and hitting balls and everything now. The return of new-ball pair Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood, who were rested for last months one-day series in South Africa, has counted against Hastings. Hastings said interim chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns told him the bad news this week by phone. He just said you havent really been playing much and the big boys were back, Hastings said. The inclusion of fast bowler Pat Cummins also made it hard to squeeze Hastings into the squad. Ive taken the most oneday international wickets in the world this year so obviously Im disappointed not to be there, Hastings said. GREG BUCKLE Steve Smith leaves the field after getting run out yesterday Picture: MORNE DE KLERK / GETTY IMAGES IT was the mad mix up that deprived Australia of the counter-blow its lacked in series failure against South Africa. Massive partnerships matter and Steve Smith was on course for the ton that would underpin Australias great rebuild before a mid-pitch calamity with Usman Khawaja. Third-wicket pair Smith and Khawaja had put on 137 before running aground. The Aussies had neutralised impressive but tiring Kagiso Rabada after Kyle Abbott removed debutant opener Matt Renshaw (10) and No.3 David Warner (11) with the helping hands of Dean Elgar. Smith had called hard for a single but Khawaja stopped in his tracks, leaving the skipper to turn around when Vernon Philander swooped and returned the ball to keeper Quinton de Kock. Australia has stumbled at key junctures this series, losing clumps of wickets in Perth and Hobart losses. Smiths exit would have raised more tension in a dressing room which heated when Warner was off the field too long receiving treatment to open on Thursday night. JP Duminy (141), Dean Elgar (127) and keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (104) had delivered match-winning tons in Perth and Hobart while skipper Faf du Plessis (118 not out) posted a fourth Proteas ton of the series in Adelaide. South Africa has cashed in supremely when on top of Australia this series. Duminy and Elgar combined for a decisive 250-run stand followed by de Kocks 118 run union with Philander in Perth. De Kocks 144-run stand with Temba Bavuma crushed Australia in Hobart. Super 8 challenge to provide exciting finale for Barra Cup tournament Those outfits will include the Robinson River Brumbies, Bushrangers (made up of Darwin and Katherine players) and the Timber Creek Dingoes. Four teams participated in the secondary school T20 tournament on Thursday, and the same format was used yes terday, with eight sides in the primary school competition. Teams will participate in a round-robin Super 8 format for the Barra Cup. That means everyone will get a bowl and bat. NT Cricket game and market development manager, Mitch Farnell, sees this carni val as another important stepping stone to the annual Imparja Cup held in Alice Springs each February. The Barra Cup provides an opportunity for cricketers from across the eastern Top End to get involved in cricket, he said. And enjoy a celebration of two strong cultures, community and family ahead of the Imparja Cup in Alice Springs. Id like to see as many Top End teams represented in February and we will do whatever we can to support the cricket aspirations of these players. Meanwhile, Dexter Barnes ran down Devils Marbles 5-145 in the Tennant Creek T20 competition. Jeff Blow smashed 90 off 68 deliveries for Devils Marbles, but Jay Singh (53 off 38) and Taki Shioji (36 not out off 37) got the Dexter Barnes home. Dexter Barnes take on Rovers Spitfires, and Devils Marbles play BOBS today. 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