Weekly cricket video highlights – January 6 to January 12

Welcome to the cricket highlights of the week. Without further ado, let the action begin

Australia win the Ashes

Australia reclaimed the coveted urn after thrashing England in the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney to win the series 4-0.

Pandya gets it done with the bat and ball

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya saved his side on the second day of the first Test in Cape Town as he scored a sensational 93 before taking two wickets.

Nabi makes his presence felt

Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Mohammad Nabi was named Man of the Match for his superb performance against the Melbourne Stars as he smashed a brilliant 52 and took a wicket.

Hundred number 10 for Williamson

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson starred in the first ODI against Pakistan as he struck a glorious century.

Khawaja goes big

Australia batsman Usman Khawaja silenced his critics with a sensation knock of 171 on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

Shaun Marsh makes his presence felt

Australia batsman Shaun Marsh also tormented England as he struck a breathtaking 156.

Mitchell joins in too

Mitchell Marsh was with his brother at the crease when he brought up his second hundred of the series.

A hilarious moment in Ashes history

Upon scoring his century, Mitchell Marsh hugged his brother. However, he had to tell Shaun to get back to his crease to avoid being run out. No doubt a moment to remember!

Hard work pays off

England debutant Mason Crane was initially denied his first Test wicket due to a no-ball. However, he finally got the reward he was looking for when Khawaja was stumped off his bowling.

Cook joins elite club

England opener Alastair Cook etched his name in the record books as he became just the sixth player in history to score 12,000 Test runs.

Root fights through illness

Despite being hospitlaised overnight, England captain Joe Root managed to make an unbeaten 58.

Billings comes up short

Sam Billings gave the Hobart Hurricanes a mighty scare in their BBL clash, but his knock of 61 was not enough to lead the Sydney Sixers to victory.

Cooper puts on a show

Melbourne Renegades all-rounder Tom Cooper had a huge impact with the bat against the Perth Scorchers as he scored a brilliant 57.

White also gets the job done

Cameron White continued to shine in the BBL as he batted exceptionally with Cooper and went on to make an unbeaten 68.

Willey fires at the top

Scorchers opener David Willey took the attack to the Renegades as he hammered a 41-ball 55.

Turner guides the Scorchers to victory

Ashton Turner took over after Willey’s dismissal and walloped a 32-ball 70 to help the Scorchers win off the penultimate ball of the match.

Turning back the clock

Brad Hogg may be 46, but there’s plenty of life in the veteran yet!

A career-best for Philander

South Africa pace bowler Vernon Philander dazzled the crowd in Cape Town on the fourth day of the first Test as he ripped through India’s batting line-up and led his side to victory with career-best figures of 6-42.

Maxwell lights up the Adelaide Oval

Melbourne Stars all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored his second fifty in three games after clubbing a 39-ball 60 against the Adelaide Strikers.

Head leads Strikers’ reply

Strikers captain Travis Head led by example in the match against the Stars as he slammed an entertaining 53.

Carey finishes the job

Opening batsman Alex Carey batted brilliantly with Head and finished things off as he remained undefeated on 59.

Guptill shines in the rain

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill brushed aside a rain delay to smash an unbeaten 86 in the second ODI against Pakistan.

Short continues to impress

Hobart Hurricanes opener D’Arcy Short’s sublime form with the bat continued as he hammered a record-breaking 122 not out in his side’s victory against the Brisbane Heat.

Archer takes a blinder

Hobart Hurricanes seamer Jofra Archer took a jaw-dropping return catch off his own bowling. Warning: You might need to watch this a few times to believe what you’re seeing!

What a save! 

Will Bosisto pulled off an unbelievable leaping save at the boundary to deny Ben Rohrer a six.

Khawaja starts with a bang

Despite going from the Ashes to the BBL, Usman Khawaja put on a show as he walloped an incredible 85 to lead the Sydney Thunder a nail-biting win over the Perth Scorchers.

Cartwright answers back

After a shoddy start from the Scorchers, Hilton Cartwright began to up the ante, but his unbeaten 65 ended up going in vain

Bancroft suffers the same fate

Like Cartwright, Bancroft also took the attack to the Thunder, but despite scoring 75 not out, it was not enough to get his side over the finish line.

Pietersen rolls back the years

Kevin Pietersen produced a sparkling knock of 74 to help the Melbourne Stars beat the Melbourne Renegades and snap their winless streak.

Maxwell snags a stunner

Glenn Maxwell pulled off an incredible catch at point. Sometimes the video speaks louder than words!

KP gives Maxwell a run for his money

Shortly after Maxwell’s magnificent grab, Pietersen took one of his own!

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