Australia bat against England in first ODI

Posted by on Sep 03, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Southampton, United Kingdom: Australia captain Steven Smith won the toss and elected to bat against England in the first one-day international at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday. England, who beat Australia in both a five-Test Ashes series and Monday´s lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff, brought back James Taylor at number three, moved Moeen Ali down to number seven and played Chris Woakes as a seam-bowling all-rounder... 

Morgan leads England to T20 win against Australia

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring in a five-run win over Australia in the lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Monday. Morgan made 74 and shared a third-wicket stand of 135 with fellow left-hander Moeen Ali (72 not out) in a total of 182 for five after England, sent into bat, had slumped to 18 for two. His innings was a vindication of the month´s break Morgan had... 

Ali Morgan steer England to 1825 against Australia

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CARDIFF: England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring with a dashing 74 as his side made 182 for five against Australia in the lone Twenty20 international at Cardiff´s Sophia Gardens on Monday. Moeen Ali (72 not out) and fellow left-hander Morgan put on 135 in just 75 balls for the third wicket. They came together after England, sent into bat, had lost openers Alex Hales (three) and Jason... 

England give Topley debut in Australia T20

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CARDIFF: England gave an international debut to left-arm seamer Reece Topley in their lone Twenty20 match against Australia in Cardiff on Monday. Australia captain Steven Smith won the toss and elected to field at Sophia Gardens, having already confirmed an international debut for Victoria all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. This was the first match in any format between the two sides since England completed a 3-2 Ashes series... 

Revived Morgan ready for Australia T20 clash

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan believes he is “twice the man” after taking several weeks off ahead of Monday´s match against Australia in Cardiff. The lone Twenty20 international at Sophia Gardens will be the Middlesex batsman´s first competitive fixture since August 1. Morgan was struggling for runs at domestic level, averaging 26 in Twenty20, 10.16 in first-class cricket and just 6.66... 

Australia regain Women´s Ashes

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Australia regained the women´s Ashes with a 20-run win over England in the second Twenty20 international at Hove on Friday. Victory gave Australia an unbeatable 10-4 points lead in the multi-format series, which concludes with a now ´dead rubber´ Twenty20 in Cardiff on Monday. England captain Charlotte Edwards elected to field after winning the toss and then saw her side restrict Australia to a seemingly... 

Australia end Cook´s lengthy vigil

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Australia captain-elect Steven Smith ended England skipper Alastair Cook´s marathon resistance as the tourists eyed a consolation win in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Saturday. At stumps on the third day, England, following-on, were 203 for six — still 129 runs behind Australia´s first innings 481, which featured Smith´s 143. It looked as if left-handed opener Cook would bat until... 

Cook stands firm against Australia

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: England captain Alastair Cook led his side´s resistance as they battled to avoid an innings defeat by Australia in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Saturday. At tea on the third day, England, following-on, were 123 for three in their second innings — still 209 runs behind Australia´s first innings 481, which featured captain-elect Steven Smith´s 143. Left-handed opener Cook was 54 not... 

Duck for Smith as Australia draw

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Steve Smith was out for a duck in his first innings since being named Australia´s next captain as the tourists warmed up for the final Ashes Test with a draw against Northamptonshire. Smith, 26, who will replace Michael Clarke at the helm of Australia after the end of next week´s fifth Test against England, was caught behind off Maurice Chambers in only the 12th delivery of the last day of the rain-hit three-day... 

Australia to tag sharks but rules out cull

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Sydney: Australia´s most populous state said Friday it will boost the monitoring and tagging of sharks off its beaches but ruled out culling great whites after a spate of attacks left one surfer dead and two seriously hurt. Locals from the tourist hub of Ballina, some 750 kilometres (450 miles) north of Sydney, have pleaded with the New South Wales government for help, saying visitor numbers to the coastal region have... 
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