Cricket


“Big Bash” dispenses with coin toss; will flip bat

Cricket Australia’s so-called Big Bash League is set to dispense with the traditional toss of a coin to determine which team gets to choose whether to bat or bowl first at the start of the game....

December 12, 2018, Wednesday


Kohli hails Pujara, quicks after Adelaide cliffhanger

Virat Kohli hailed the impact of man-of-the-match Cheteshwar Pujara in India’s breakthrough first test victory over Australia yesterday and paid tribute to his pace attack for staying patient with the...

December 11, 2018, Tuesday


Australia axes vice captain Marsh for 1st India test

Australia vice captain and allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been dropped for the first test against India as selectors backed the team’s three specialist seamers to bowl a full workload at Adelaide Oval....

December 6, 2018, Thursday


Khawaja’s brother arrested over fake terror ‘hit list’

The brother of Australia test cricketer Usman Khawaja was charged by police yesterday with framing a love rival for a “hit list” that sparked a major counter-terrorism investigation....

December 5, 2018, Wednesday


Gayle wins US$221,000 in defamation payout

West Indies star Chris Gayle yesterday won a 300,000-Australian dollar (US$221,000) payout from an Australian media group which claimed he exposed his genitals to a massage therapist....

December 4, 2018, Tuesday


Clarke denies Aussie culture soured under his watch

Michael Clarke has branded a prominent Australian sports journalist a “headline-chasing coward” in a rant on social media after the broadcaster linked the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal with cultural...

November 30, 2018, Friday


Shah spins Pakistan to innings victory over NZ

Legspinner Yasir Shah’s rich match haul of 14 wickets earned Pakistan victory against New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs in the second test in Dubai, UAE, yesterday....

November 28, 2018, Wednesday


England seals historic test series sweep in Sri Lanka

Skipper Joe Root hailed England’s “complete team-effort” yesterday after his team sealed a tense victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final test to record its first overseas series sweep in 55 year...

November 27, 2018, Tuesday


Cricket Australia sets strict terms for players in IPL

The participation of Australia’s top cricketers in the next Indian Premier League season will be heavily restricted for anyone selected in the World Cup squad or involved in the Sheffield Shield domestic...

November 16, 2018, Friday


Kiwi pair’s batting record

Two New Zealand batsmen have combined to set a world record by hitting 43 runs, including six sixes, from a single over in a domestic one-day cricket match....

November 8, 2018, Thursday




 

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