Australia routs Pakistan 61 to stay top of Pool A

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ANTWERP: Australia with a 6-1 win over Pakistan at the Hockey World League on Wednesday maintained their top spot in the Pool A. Jake Whetton scored Australian hockey team’s first goal in the ninth minute of the first quarter. However, Pakistan levelled the scores in the 13th minute courtesy captain Muhammed Irfan’s deflection on a penalty corner. The score line remained 1-1 until the end of 2nd quarter.... 

Japan beat Dutch 21 set up Australia clash

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Vancouver: Saori Ariyoshi and Mizuho Sakaguchi scored to put defending champions Japan through to a quarter-final showdown with Australia by beating the Netherlands 2-1 at the Women´s World Cup on Tuesday. The Japanese controlled their last-16 game from the outset with defender Ariyoshi scoring her first goal for the “Nadeshiko” after 10 minutes and midfielder Sakaguchi getting the second after 78 minutes. Kirsten... 

Billings keen to press Test claims against Australia

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MANCHESTER: England´s Sam Billings is eager to show he is more than just a one-day player by starring for Kent in the first official match of Australia´s tour of England later this week. The 24-year-old rising star featured in all five matches the thrilling recent 3-2 series one-day international series victory over New Zealand — his first taste of senior England cricket — and made a valuable 41 in Saturday´s... 

Australia won’t cross sledging line vows Clarke

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted his side “won´t overstep the mark” when it comes to the vexed question of ‘sledging’ during the upcoming Ashes series. England and New Zealand have just completed an enthralling Test and one-day international campaign where both sides have shown it is possible to play bold and aggressive cricket without resorting to ‘sledging’... 

Australia crush West Indies by 277 runs in second Test

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KINGSTON, Jamaica: Australia demolished hapless West Indies on the fourth day of the second and final Test at Sabina Park on Sunday, routing the home side for 114 to win by 277 runs and take the series 2-0. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon formalised the result with the wickets of Kemar Roach and Jerome Taylor off successive balls early in the afternoon session. That was after Mitchell Johnson had ended the resistance of Denesh... 

Britain beat Australia for first time in 17 years

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

LONDON: Great Britain upset the odds in spectacular fashion to beat world champions Australia for the first time since 1998 with a 3-1 victory in a one-off Test in London on Saturday. Sam Ward, Alastair Brogdon and Iain Lewers were all on target for the hosts at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in east London. Jamie Dwyer did equalise following Ward´s seventh-minute opener but Australia could not make the most... 

Tonup Smith leads Australia to 2584

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KINGSTON: Steve Smith´s ninth Test century in 28 matches anchored Australia´s 258 for four at stumps on the opening day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park on Thursday. Needing victory to square the series after a comprehensive nine-wicket loss inside three days in the first Test in Dominica, the Caribbean side did not help their cause after early strikes by Jerome Taylor with the... 

Australia romp to victory over sorry West Indies

Posted by on Jun 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Roseau, Dominica: Australia completed a comprehensive nine-wicket victory just before stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica on Friday after the home side´s second innings resistance crumbled. A 144-run fourth-wicket partnership between Shane Dowrich and Marlon Samuels frustrated the visitors, who led after the first innings by 170 runs. However Dowrich´s... 

Dowrich and Samuels defy Australia

Posted by on Jun 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ROSEAU, Dominica: Shane Dowrich and Marlon Samuels battled grittily to defy Australia as the West Indies reached 97 for three in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica on Friday. Despite a fourth-wicket partnership that has so far managed 60 runs — the best of the match so far for the home side — there is still much work to be done heading into... 

Voges debut century puts Australia in command

Posted by on Jun 05, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ROSEAU, Dominica: Adam Voges made his belated Test debut a memorable occasion with a composed, unbeaten hundred which put Australia in command at stumps on the second day of the first Test against West Indies in Dominica on Thursday. His 130 not out proved the cornerstone of Australia´s revival to 318 all out in their first innings at the Windsor Park Stadium after leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo had reduced them to 126... 
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