Cricket

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Loss to Strikers delivers BBL wooden spoon to Scorchers

Loss to Strikers delivers BBL wooden spoon to Scorchers

Jon Wells has spanked a half-century to deliver the Adelaide Strikers victory and the Big Bash League wooden spoon to the Perth Scorchers

Tue 5 Feb 2019

Grim reality check for Ponting’s pick

Grim reality check for Ponting’s pick

Things have taken an ugly turn for Australia’s shining light during the Indian series in a development that’s sure to surprise Ricky Ponting.

Trust restored, room for Smith-Warner? Burning questions

Trust restored, room for Smith-Warner? Burning questions

Runs were hard to come by, hundreds even more so, but the sun has set on Australia’s Test summer. Here are five burning questions ahead of the Ashes.

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Starc faster than ever in Aussie annihilation

Starc faster than ever in Aussie annihilation

Mitchell Starc took 10 wickets and almost broke the speed gun as Australia wrapped up a record-breaking win against Sri Lanka in Canberra.

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Khawaja opens up about arrest toll

Khawaja opens up about arrest toll

USMAN Khawaja has opened up about the enormous personal toll his brother's arrest took on him this summer as he celebrated an emotional century in Canberra.

Moment of class after Khawaja sledge

Moment of class after Khawaja sledge

It looked to be getting nasty as Usman Khawaja copped an earful of teasing from behind the stumps, but this simple gesture proved it was all smoke in mirrors.

‘Embarrassing’ England humbled by Windies

‘Embarrassing’ England humbled by Windies

A young West Indian quick played on the morning of his mother’s passing as England embarrassed themselves in Antigua.

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Scary moment brings Test to standstill

Scary moment brings Test to standstill

Truly ugly scenes have taken over the second Test at Manuka Oval with a Sri Lankan star struck in the neck by a nasty bouncer

Australia dominating Sri Lanka in Canberra

Australia dominating Sri Lanka in Canberra

Mitchell Starc has struck late to restrict Sri Lanka to 3-123 at stumps on day two in Canberra, where Kurtis Patterson has scored a maiden Test century

Australia declares after Patterson makes maiden Test ton

Australia declares after Patterson makes maiden Test ton

Newcomer Kurtis Patterson has scored a century in his second Test match, becoming the third Australian to reach three figures against Sri Lanka in Canberra

Aussies piling on the runs in Canberra

Aussies piling on the runs in Canberra

With a maiden Test ton in his sights, Kurtis Patterson haas guided Australia to 5-474 at lunch on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Canberra

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Australia on top but questions remain ahead of Ashes

Australia on top but questions remain ahead of Ashes

It’s a day that Australia should be celebrating after snapping a huge drought, but glaring issues sent a chilling message ahead of the Ashes

Troubled Pucovski released from Australian Test squad

Troubled Pucovski released from Australian Test squad

Test debutant-in-waiting Will Pucovski has been released from the Australian squad as he continues to deal with mental health issues

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Aussie selectors avoid changes

Aussie selectors avoid changes

Australian skipper Tim Paine confirms the squad ahead of the final Test before the Ashes in six months and it’s tough luck for some.

Wed 30 Jan 2019

Waugh weighs in on new-ball shake-up

Waugh weighs in on new-ball shake-up

Calls for Pat Cummins to be handed the new ball ahead of Mitchell Starc have gathered weight after former selector Mark Waugh speculated about a change.

Starc in the spotlight: Aussies who must fire in final Test

Starc in the spotlight: Aussies who must fire in final Test

The Ashes may be six months away but the weight of the looming series will rest heavily on the shoulders of Australia’s players in the second Test against Sri...

Batting paradise: Australia’s best chance to break drought

Batting paradise: Australia’s best chance to break drought

Australia’s faltering batsmen have one last chance to end their Test century drought with the Canberra pitch shaping as the most batting friendly yet.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Aussies cop tough draw for T20 World Cup

Aussies cop tough draw for T20 World Cup

Australia's bid for their first World T20 crown has been made tougher after they drew defending champions West Indies and the No.1-ranked Pakista.

Cut it out: Hayden’s advice to Test rookie

Cut it out: Hayden’s advice to Test rookie

Matthew Hayden has delivered clear instruction on how Marcus Harris can go to the next level after watching him up close at the Gabba.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Country cricketers put on an Australia Day spectacle

Country cricketers put on an Australia Day spectacle

Roma and District Junior Cricket Club have provided on-field entertainment during day three of the First Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.

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