Burns surprise inclusion in Australia Test squad

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: Batsman Joe Burns was a surprise addition Sunday to Australia´s 13-man squad for the third Test against India, starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day. The 25-year-old Queensland right-hander was named as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh in the Australian team that defeated India by four wickets in Brisbane on Saturday to take a 2-0 series lead. Burns has yet to play Test cricket, but reached his highest... 

Johnson inspires Australia to Gabba Test victory

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: Mitchell Johnson inspired Australia to a four-wicket win over India to take a 2-0 series-lead on the fourth day of the second Gabba Test on Saturday. The ICC Cricketer of the Year condemned India to defeat with a hostile spell of three for 10 in the space of 11 balls, ripping the heart out of the tourists´ top order in the morning session. Johnson snared four wickets for 61 off 17.3 overs as Australia dismissed... 

Mother arrested for murder of eight children in Australia

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

CAIRNS: Australian police said Saturday they had arrested the mother of all but one of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils were held to mourn the tragedy. Officers have not revealed the cause of death of the children, the youngest of which was a toddler and the oldest a teenager, but said knives were found at the house where the bodies were discovered on Friday morning. “The... 

Smith Johnson make sure day belongs to Australia

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: India were fighting back after Australia gained a 97-run innings lead on the back of another century from new skipper Steve Smith and a wagging tail in the second Gabba Test on Friday. The tourists had cut the deficit back to 26 runs by the close on the third day at 71 for one with Shikhar Dhawan on 26 and Cheteshwar Pujara not out at 15. The day belonged to the Australians, trailing by 187 runs at the start... 

Hazlewood Starc in newlook Australia pace attack

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BRISBANE: Australia will unleash a new-look fast bowling attack with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc named Tuesday to take on India in the second Test in Brisbane. New skipper Steve Smith said Hazlewood and left-armer Starc will play in the game beginning Wednesday, with Ryan Harris suffering a quad strain and Peter Siddle omitted from the team that won the opening Test by 48 runs in Adelaide on Saturday. Starc´s... 

Steve Smith to lead Australia in Clarke’s absence

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: Steven Smith will captain Australia´s test team for the rest of the series against India, with regular skipper Michael Clarke´s career in serious doubt due to persistent injury problems. Batsman Smith, aged 25 years and 195 days, becomes Australia´s youngest test captain since Kim Hughes who was named in 1979 at 25 years and 57 days, and the third-youngest all-time. Smith was in a two-horse race with... 

Australia beat India to finish third in Champions Trophy

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

BHUBANESWAR: Australia defeated hosts India 2-1 to win the bronze medal in the Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. For the winners, Eddie Ockenden scored the first goal in the 18th minute. Later in the 42nd minute, Lalit Upadhyay made a goal to level the score 1-1. However, the world champions Australia emerged victorious after Matt Gohdes netted the deciding goal in the 52nd minute. While the first... 

Lyon’s maiden 10 wkts haul takes Australia to victory

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ADELAIDE: Nathan Lyon bowled Australia to a gripping 48-run victory with Indian skipper Virat Kohli almost conjuring a come-from-behind win with a magnificent century in the first Adelaide Test on Saturday. The off-spinner claimed seven wickets from India´s second innings as he spun the home side to a thrilling triumph after Australia set the tourists 364 runs for victory on a rollercoaster final day. No team has scored... 

India all out for 444 trail Australia by 73

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ADELAIDE: India collapsed to be all out for 444 and trail Australia by 73 runs in the opening Adelaide Test on Friday. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured five for 134 to lead the way as India lost five wickets for 75 runs on the morning of the fourth day. Lyon triggered the initial breakthrough with a brilliant catch off his own bowling to dismiss Rohit Sharma for 43 in the 11th over. That dismissal exposed the Indian tail... 

Australia finish day 2 on 5177 at Adelaide

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ADELAIDE: Captain Michael Clarke defied a back injury and grief over the death of Phillip Hughes to post an inspirational century as Australia took charge of the first Test against India on Wednesday. Clarke, who was supported by Steve Smith´s unbeaten 162, retired hurt on 60 on day one but after painkilling injections he returned to compile 128 in one of his bravest knocks. The skipper´s 28th Test ton, on a rain-disrupted... 
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