Cricket

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

A widely-held truth was busted wide open as India delivered a very specific reality check nobody — bar Shane Warne — saw coming.

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Gruelling challenge facing quicks before crucial contest

Australia and India’s quicks will face a tough physical and mental battle before a ball is even bowled in the second Test in Perth, starting Friday.

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Australian captain Tim Paine is backing Mitchell Starc to rediscover his fiery best in the second Test against India in Perth.

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

Nathan Lyon is being praised after almost producing a miracle to get Australia home in the first Test. And it was the result of a little help from his brother

India strikes back in explosive sledge war

India strikes back in explosive sledge war

Just when you thought we were in for a well-mannered summer, a fired up India has come out swinging after claiming victory in the First Test.

Sun 9 Dec 2018

The two innings that should give Australia hope

The two innings that should give Australia hope

The situation is a dire one for Australia heading into the deciding day of the first Test, but they may have their two best men at the crease.

‘Huge error’: Finch’s non-review blasted

‘Huge error’: Finch’s non-review blasted

Under -siege Australian opener Aaron Finch has been slammed for his decision not to use the DRS after being given out on day four of the first Test.

Umpiring howler adds to Aussie frustration

Umpiring howler adds to Aussie frustration

Nathan Lyon has been foiled by the Decision Review System as he toiled away in Adelaide, left shaking his head at a number of howlers from the umpires.

Lyon roars but Aussies staring down barrel of defeat

Lyon roars but Aussies staring down barrel of defeat

India is grinding Australia into the dirt in Adelaide, but Nathan Lyon has given Australia a sniff of hope with a pair of wickets before lunch.

Test quick Starc roasted for lack of fire

Test quick Starc roasted for lack of fire

Australia paceman Mitchell Starc has been criticised for lacking fire by ex-quick Mitchell Johnson.

Sat 8 Dec 2018

Stunning golden girl wows Australia

Stunning golden girl wows Australia

Australia was in awe last night as one of the country’s most ridiculously talented athletes once again managed to blow everyone away.

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Home-town hero leads Aussie resistance

Home-town hero leads Aussie resistance

Australia's middle order crumbled around him but South Australian Travis Head has steered Australia to stumps and within sight of India's first innings total.

UnAustralian: Legends slam meek Aussies

UnAustralian: Legends slam meek Aussies

Australia’s sluggish batting has been branded defensive and lacking intent, with Test legends expressing disbelief at an approach they’d never seen before.

Cowboys move to extend McGuire’s NRL career

Cowboys move to extend McGuire’s NRL career

Josh McGuire says he has no ill will towards former club Brisbane and believes his off-season move to North Queensland will extend his NRL career.

Finch under fire after latest failure

Finch under fire after latest failure

Serious doubts have been raised over whether Aaron Finch is the answer at the top of the Aussie batting order after being bowled for a duck in Adelaide

Classy Khawaja steers Australia to lunch

Classy Khawaja steers Australia to lunch

Usman Khawaja looks in fine touch as Australia eat into India's first innings total in Adelaide, but both openers fell cheaply in a tough opening session.

America loses it over viral Aussie star

America loses it over viral Aussie star

Pat Cummins’ stunning run out caught the attention of Major League Baseball and added “extra zeros” to his next contract, Shane Warne says.

Why maligned all-rounder must be in Test side

Why maligned all-rounder must be in Test side

Mitch Marsh was overlooked for the Adelaide Test but former England captain Michael Vaughan says the only way to unlock his potential is persistence.

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Cummins caps fine day for Aussies

Cummins caps fine day for Aussies

A fighting century from Cheteshwar Pujara salvaged what would have been a disastrous Day 1 for India in Adelaide, as Australia’s bowling attack took control.

Axed Marsh’s rocky downward spiral

Axed Marsh’s rocky downward spiral

When Mitch Marsh joked in the UAE that he would never bat for Australia at No. 4 again, he had little idea there was worse news to come.

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