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Aussie women match Ponting-era record with 21 straight wins

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The Australian women’s team beat New Zealand by 232 runs Wednesday to record its 21st consecutive win in one-day international cricket and equal a world mark set by Ricky Ponting’s Australian men’s team in 2003.

The Australian women haven’t been beaten in an ODI since losing to England on Oct. 29, 2017. The winning streak started in India in March 2018 and also included series wins over Pakistan, England, West Indies, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

Regular captain Meg Lanning, who missed Wednesday’s game because of a hamstring injury sustained while scoring an unbeaten century in Australia’s series-clinching win on Monday, said her team wanted to cap off the Rose Bowl series and reach the milestone 21 with an emphatic win.

“It’s nice to finish off with a big win today,” Lanning said as she accepted the trophy. “It’s a really special effort, especially over a

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How this Aussie gift store pivoted successfully during coronavirus

He was in his mid-twenties when he got back into helping his dad, who is now retired (and very proud). The Tourgelis family must have retail in their DNA – Chris’s sister Irene is store manager. He is now Group CEO, but his email signature reads “gift guru” and he still works on the floor at least every Saturday, greeting locals and trying to guess what they might be popping in to buy. His face is a familiar fixture for anyone who lives in the area – or, in fact, anyone who might be in the market for a cheeky birthday card pun, a decadent hand cream or a wind-up toy poo emoji.  

Almost immediately after taking over the business, Chris launched an online store. That was back in 1998 when e-commerce was still quite novel and he did almost everything himself, including the photography. The bricks-and-mortar store has always

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