Australia beat South Africa by three wickets

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in their fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best ODI total of 104 from 112 deliveries as the Australians passed South Africa´s 267-8 with six balls to spare at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australians were in deep trouble after the top-order collapsed to 98-5 in... 

Dhoni out of first Australia Test Kohli to lead India

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW DELHI: India on Monday named a jumbo 19-man squad for the four match Test series in Australia starting next month even as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out of the opening match due to injury. Batsman Virat Kohli will lead the tourists in the first Test in Brisbane from December 4, with Dhoni returning to the helm for the remaining three games, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement. Dhoni... 

White guides Australia home in T20 series decider against Proteas

Posted by on Nov 09, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SYDNEY: Australia won a thrilling final Twenty20 international against South Africa by two wickets with one ball to spare to take the series in Sydney on Sunday. Cameron White steered the Australians home with an unbeaten 41 off 31 balls to pip the Proteas in a tense decider at Sydney´s Olympic Stadium. The Australians had restricted the South Africans to 145 for six off their 20 overs after winning the toss, but needed... 

Faulkner shines as Australia level T20 series with easy win

Posted by on Nov 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: James Faulkner was the pick of Australia´s fast bowlers as his three wickets helped the hosts to a comfortable victory over South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday to level the three-match Twenty20 series. South Africa, who took the first match in Sydney by seven wickets on Wednesday, won the toss and opted to bat but were restricted to a paltry 101-7 on the MCG pitch, which was offering steep... 

SAfrica set 102 for Australia in 2nd T20

Posted by on Nov 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MELBOURNE: Australia restricted South Africa to 101 for seven off their 20 overs in the second Twenty20 international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. The Proteas, who dominated the Australians in the Adelaide opener on Wednesday winning by seven wickets, were always under pressure after winning the toss. Skipper JP Duminy played a lone hand topscoring with 49 off 51 balls with three fours and a towering six... 

Misbah reckons win over Australia as best ever

Posted by on Nov 03, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq rates the 2-0 series win over Australia as his country´s “best ever” considering his team were without three key bowlers. Ace spinner Saeed Ajmal and frontline pacemen Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz were all missing as Pakistan inflicted a 356-run defeat on Australia — their biggest win in Test cricket — in Abu Dhabi. That gave Pakistan their first series... 

Australia slump after Misbah record

Posted by on Nov 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Misbah-ul-Haq flattened Australia with the equal fastest Test match 100 of all time as Pakistan set Michael Clarke’s beleaguered men an enormous 603 to win in Abu Dhabi. Chris Rogers showed the effects of the Australians’ fruitless hours in the field by complaining of dizziness before falling in the minutes before tea, which arrived at 36 for 2 after Glenn Maxwell had also departed. The series... 

Australia bowled out for 261 in second Test

Posted by on Nov 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Australia were dismissed for 261 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Pakistan took a big 309-run lead in the first innings but did not enforce the follow-on after scoring a big 570-6 declared in their first innings. Mitchell Marsh top-scored with 87 while Michael Clarke made 47. For Pakistan paceman Imran Khan returned with the best figures of... 

Marsh hits fifty as followon looms for Australia

Posted by on Nov 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Mitchell Marsh hit his maiden half century but Australia still face the danger of the follow-on in the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Marsh held one end intact with an unbeaten 75 and with him number 10 Peter Siddle was 23 not out as Australia reached 239-8 at tea on the third day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Australia still need another 132 runs to avoid the follow-on with just two wickets... 

Australia in trouble at lunch on day 3

Posted by on Nov 01, 2014 | Leave a Comment

ABU DHABI: Australia were precariously placed at lunch on day 3 of the second Test match against Pakistan as they reached 120 for the loss off five wickets. Aussie skipper was at the wicket with 34 and M. Marsh was not out on 8. Maxwell played a little cameo of 37 in 28 balls with 2 fours and a six before being bowled by Zulfiqar. Zulfiqar Baber and Rahat Ali have taken 2 wickets a piece so far. Australia trail by 450... 
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