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Australia plan Twenty20 expansion

Cricket Australia plan to double the number of Twenty20 Big Bash matches after a successful opening season which ended on Saturday.

Cricket Australia plan to double the number of Twenty20 Big Bash matches after a successful opening season which ended on Saturday.

"Our plan is to play one international match a season and expand this (domestic) competition," said chief executive James Sutherland.

"Each state has only hosted one home match apart from the final and we will look at doubling that next year."

Brad Hodge hit the first Twenty20 ton in Australia to set up a 93-run win for Victoria over NSW in Saturday's final.

Cameron White's decision to bat was rewarded as Victoria dashed to 233-7.

Hodge, who captained English county side Leicestershire to Twenty20 Cup victory in 2004, smashed 106 from 54 balls, with seven sixes.

New South Wales openers Craig Simmons and Jarrad Burke put on 64 in reply but the Blues lost all 10 wickets for 76 to be bowled out for 140.

source - bbc.co.uk
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