Australia to tour Bangladesh this year

Posted by on Aug 02, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Australia will head to Bangladesh to play two Tests in October, the first such series between the nations since 2006, the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced on Sunday. The Aussies will arrive on September 28 to play a three-day warm-up match against the Bangladesh Cricket Board´s XI at Fatullah outside the capital. Bangladesh will host Australia in the coastal city of Chittagong for the first Test from October... 

Australia admits We need to talk about Michael

Posted by on Aug 01, 2015 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Another insipid display by a once great cricketer as his side slumped to an embarrassing defeat to go 2-1 down in the Ashes series had Australian pundits questioning whether captain Michael Clarke was in terminal decline on Saturday. It remains highly unlikely that Clarke’s reign as Australia captain will end with him dropped for next week’s fourth Ashes test against England but it would have been... 

England win third Test against Australia lead Ashes 21

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Birmingham: England beat Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test at Edgbaston on Friday with more than two days to spare as they took a 2-1 lead in the five-match Ashes series. England, set a target of 121 to win on the third day, finished on 124 for two after lunch. Ian Bell wax 65 not out and Joe Root 38 not out. This victory represented a remarkable turnaround from England´s 405-run defeat in the second... 

Australia 1687 against England lead by just 23 runs

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Birmingham: Steven Finn took England to the verge of a stunning victory in the third Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday and a 2-1 Ashes series lead. At the close of a remarkable second day, Australia were 168 for seven in their second innings — a lead of just 23 runs with three wickets standing and three days left to play. Fast bowler Finn, recalled for his first Test since 2013, had taken five wickets... 

Anderson takes six as Australia collapse

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment

BIRMINGHAM: James Anderson took six wickets as Australia slumped to 136 all out against England after winning the toss on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. Anderson took six for 47 in 14.4 overs, including a spell of four for seven in 10 balls after lunch, as Australia were dismissed inside 37 overs. It was an impressive turnaround after the 32-year-old Lancastrian had gone wicketless with... 

Recalled Finn rocks Australia in third Test

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Birmingham: England fast bowler Steven Finn marked his first Test appearance in since 2013 with two key wickets as Chris Rogers held firm for Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. At lunch, Australia were 72 for three in 19 overs after rain stopped play for 29 minutes midway through the session. Rogers, given the all clear following the dizzy spell at Lord´s that forced him off the field on the... 

Rogers returns to Australia squad

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DERBY: Australia opener Chris Rogers was back with the tourists´ Test squad on Friday and will undergo further medical assessment to determine his fitness to play in next week´s third Ashes Test against England at Edgbaston. The 37-year-old left-hander succumbed to a sudden bout of dizziness during the second Ashes Test at Lord´s on Sunday. There were concerns that Rogers was a victim of delayed concussion, having... 

Johnson leads Australia to 405run rout of England

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Mitchell Johnson led Australia´s attack as they thrashed England by 405 runs to win the second Ashes Test at Lord´s on Sunday to level the five-match series at 1-1. England, set what would have been a new fourth-innings record of 509 for victory, collapsed to 103 all out after tea on the fourth day. Left-arm fast bowler Johnson took three for 27 as England were dismissed in a mere 37 overs. It was only the... 

Watson faces axe as Australia seek to level Ashes

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Australia, reeling from the late withdrawal of wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, are reportedly set to drop Shane Watson for the second Ashes Test at Lord´s on Thursday as they bid to level the five-match series at 1-1. Watson was twice out lbw cheaply in all-too familiar fashion as England, against many pre-series predictions, won the first Test in Cardiff by the crushing margin of 169 runs with more than a day to... 

Australia optimistic on Starc for Lords

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: Paceman Mitchell Starc took pain-killing injections for his strained ankle to bowl through Australia’s opening Ashes defeat in Cardiff but is confident he will be fit for the second match at Lord’s, captain Michael Clarke has said. Starc, named player of the tournament at this year’s World Cup, played through the pain in Australia’s 169-run loss after straining his right ankle, finishing... 
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