Sports News Update, what you need to know.
CRICKET – Explosive allrounder Mitchell Marsh plundered an unbeaten 86 off 51 balls to spearhead a crucial 62-run bonus point win over South Africa and book Australia’s place in the one-day tri-series final.
RUGBY LEAGUE – South Sydney hooker Issac Luke had a dangerous contact charge thrown out by the NRL judiciary after claiming he lashed out at Michael Ennis because he feared his neck would be broken – but Brisbane’s Sam Thaiday wasn’t so lucky.
BASKETBALL – Australia beat world No.4 Lithuania 82-75 in a crucial basketball World Cup clash, Joe Ingles the star for the Boomers with 18 points.
SOCCER – Robbie Kruse, who missed the World Cup after undergoing a knee reconstruction, says he will ready if called upon by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou for Thursday’s clash against Belgium despite having not yet returned to competitive football.
CYCLING – Two-time Tour of Spain winner Alberto Contador has taken the overall lead in this year’s edition, with Colombian rider Nairo Quintana losing the leader’s red jersey after he fell during the individual time trial while adjusting his shoe.
CRICKET – India crushed England by nine wickets to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston, taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after chasing down the hosts’ total of 206 with more than 19 overs to spare.