Cricket

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Aussie legend Ricky Ponting has made a tough call on four Ashes heroes, identifying just seven players as “locks” for the First Test of the summer.

Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

premium_icon Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

Tim Paine is “thrilled” to be taking the urn home, but a drawn series and the over-reliance on a few key individuals leaves room for improvements.

The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

premium_icon The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

Steve Smith left the field at The Oval to the standing ovation his talent and resolve deserved.

Ashes ratings: Best since Bradman, worst in history

premium_icon Ashes ratings: Best since Bradman, worst in history

From the superhuman efforts of a genuine great, to the supersub who became a Test lock via a sub-par collective effort from an entire top order.

Australia’s incredible 113-year low

Australia’s incredible 113-year low

AUSTRALIA'S Ashes finished on a bittersweet note and one problem area throughout the series was brutally exposed again at The Oval.

Warner debacle officially worst ever

Warner debacle officially worst ever

DAVID Warner hit an unprecedented low Test cricket has never seen before as the Aussie opener finished the Ashes on a disastrous note.

Smith moment shows everything’s changed

Smith moment shows everything’s changed

Steve Smith started the English summer as a villain but he finishes it a hero, as one heartwarming moment in the final Ashes Test proved.

Spoils shared but no love lost in final Ashes conflict

premium_icon Spoils shared but no love lost in final Ashes conflict

Mathew Wade and Jofra Archer spiced up The Oval with an ongoing war of words, as England won a late battle despite Australia retaining the Ashes.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

‘Shut him up’: Legend’s scathing whack

‘Shut him up’: Legend’s scathing whack

Cricket legend Ian Chappell has issued a stunning rebuke to Australia’s cricketers for their incessant chatter and sledging.

‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

premium_icon ‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

Frustrations surfaced at the Oval with some tense exchanges but both teams were adamant nobody crossed the line.

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

In his final ever Test commentating for Sky Sports, an England legend made the cardinal sin of not realising his microphone was still on.

Paine explains shock Ashes decision slammed by Warnie

Paine explains shock Ashes decision slammed by Warnie

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne shredded Tim Paine over one decision in the final Test that handed the Poms a big advantage.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Warner photo sparks Ashes conspiracy

Warner photo sparks Ashes conspiracy

Controversy erupted on day two of the final Ashes Test with fans and pundits split over a crucial moment involving Aussie opener David Warner.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

‘Most of Australia hate me, hopefully I win them over’

premium_icon ‘Most of Australia hate me, hopefully I win them over’

Mitchell Marsh is not every Aussie fan’s first pick for the side. And he knows it. But a stunning display of swing bowling proved the wisdom of his selection.

Ironman Cummins outlasts and outclasses the field

premium_icon Ironman Cummins outlasts and outclasses the field

In six injury-blighted years after his 2011 debut fears were raised about Pat Cummins' endurance. Now he’s not just our best bowler, but also our most durable.

Paine’s big gamble pays off in the end

premium_icon Paine’s big gamble pays off in the end

With England at 3-170 after Tim Paine elected to field, the knives were out for the Australian skipper. Then it all changed.

Marsh, Cummins strike down Poms after false start

premium_icon Marsh, Cummins strike down Poms after false start

England briefly threatened but things swung in Australia's favour thanks to the familiar excellence of Pat Cummins and Mitch Marsh justifying his recall.

‘Lack of respect’: Aussies’ shock move

‘Lack of respect’: Aussies’ shock move

The cricket world was taken aback by Tim Paine’s decision in the final Ashes Test and one legend suggested it was because he didn’t think much of England.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Poms want to win at least one Smith battle

premium_icon Poms want to win at least one Smith battle

He hasn’t been able to do anything about it as yet but that won’t stop Joe Root from seeking a solution to his Steve Smith problem in the fifth Ashes Test.

‘Gutted’ Pom reacts to Ashes axeing

‘Gutted’ Pom reacts to Ashes axeing

England has tinkered with its XI for the fifth and final Ashes Test — perhaps proving that their experiment with one batsman is done.

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