Alastair Cook

Optus Stadium: WACA chief executive Christina Matthews says new venue’s drop-in pitch won’t be lifeless like the MCG

The WACA boss had promised life from Perth’s newest wickets, despite the trouble in Melbourne.

International Cricket Council

The ICC Under-19 World Cup players who later became Star Seniors!

The ICC under-19 world cup is held every two years. After the first ever under-19 world cup in 1988, as Youth World Cup the second edition of the …

Hashim Amla

England give James Vince another chance in Test squad for New Zealand series, with Ben Stokes also named

James Vince has been given another opportunity to establish a Test career after he was named in the squad for the New Zealand series with England keeping faith in the majority of their Ashes players.<p>Lancashire’s Liam Livingstone has been called up for the first time in a Test squad replacing Gary …

James Vince

Would Australia have regained the Ashes without Steve Smith?

When a series scoreline reads as one-sided as Australia’s 4-0 Ashes triumph does, and when the player of the series discussion must’ve been one of …

Sport (Australia)

Root in IPL dilemma after declining T20 down-time

Test captain turned down Trevor Bayliss' offer of rest and could put name forward for IPL auction on January 27-28.

Cricket

Incredible Smith, misfiring England

6:05 AM ET<p>As beatdowns go, this 4-0 Ashes drubbing by Australia was a pretty comprehensive one. They averaged 51 with the bat to England's 29, took …

Cricket

Vince, Stoneman deserve another chance - Bayliss

4:57 PM ET<p>England's coach Trevor Bayliss has added his weight to the belief that James Vince and Mark Stoneman should have the chance to prove their …

Cricket

The Ashes

One needs to compliment the Australian cricket team, ably led from the front by its captain Steve Smith, for its dream run in the Ashes. No one …

Australian Cricket

Series ratings: The rare shining lights in a summer of disappointment for England

ENGLAND’S horror Ashes is, mercifully, over.<p>And although England were in the contest in at least three of the five matches, the final 4-0 scoreline …

Sport (Australia)

What is the highest Test score by an England batsman in Australia?

8:00 PM ET<p><b>Was Alastair Cook's innings in the Boxing Day Test England's highest score in Australia?</b> <i>asked George Robinson from England</i> <br>Alastair Cook's …

Cricket

Cricket: Cook becomes sixth batsman to score 12,000 test runs

SYDNEY (Reuters) - England's Alastair Cook became the sixth batsman to score 12,000 test runs with a single off his pads after lunch on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes test against Australia on Sunday.<p>The 33-year-old, who scored 244 not out in the fourth test in Melbourne last week, received an …

Ricky Ponting

Lyon ready to roar against broken Poms

Lyon has already claimed two wickets — dismissing Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan — and will thrive on the deteriorating SCG wicket.<p>England captain Joe …

Dawid Malan

Australia close on victory in Sydney test

SYDNEY: Australia were closing on an innings victory with England fighting a desperate rearguard on 93 for four at stumps on the fourth day of the …

Shaun Marsh

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World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Josh Hazlewood

Australia hit back with late wickets in Sydney

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia stunned England with two late wickets, including that of Joe Root for 83, to leave the tourists wobbling on 233 for five at the end of the rain-disrupted opening day of the fifth and final Ashes test on Thursday.<p>A day that started with rain washing out the first session …

Josh Hazlewood

What we learned: Mitchell Starc’s pace drain should worry Aussies and Usman Khawaja brings back scary memories

FROM the outset on Thursday you could tell what Mitchell Starc brought to the attack — and also what it had missed so badly at the Melbourne Cricket …

Sport (Australia)

Australia snare Cook on review to rock England in 5th Ashes Test

Australia claimed the big wicket of Alastair Cook to take the early ascendancy on the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney on Thursday.<p>Cook, …

Mark Stoneman

Australia gain edge after late England wickets scupper Joe Root’s Ashes revival

• England 233-5 v Australia • Australia gain edge after removing Root and Bairstow with new ball<p>Joe Root set out in search of his inner Steve Smith on a sunlit Sydney evening. But he could not quite find him. He was England’s best batsman by a margin but yet again that major innings eluded him. …

Dawid Malan

Ashes: Australia hit back with late wickets in Sydney on rain-disrupted opening day

Australia stunned England with two late wickets, including that of Joe Root for 83, to leave the tourists wobbling on 233 for five at the end of the …

Josh Hazlewood

The Ashes: Joe Root misses out after leading England's fight against Australia on day one of SCG Test

Late wickets on day one have robbed Joe Root of an Ashes century and dragged England down in its bid to win the final Test of the series.<p>England's …

Dawid Malan

Nightwatchman: Key moments you missed on day one of the fifth Test including another James Vince failure

Joe Root was busy achieving a foothold for England in the rain-delayed fifth Ashes Test after choosing to bat first at the SCG.<p>The tourists, bidding for a consolation success here to reduce the series outcome to 3-1, reached 160 for three following an hour of the extended evening session.<p>Root and …

James Vince

England batsman Alastair Cook: One day I might wake up and think ‘I’m done’

Alastair Cook has suggested he will continue his England career beyond the current Ashes series.<p>Ahead of the third Test in Perth – his 150th for …

Ashes 2018: Aussies strike late to turn Day 1 on its head

Australia have claimed two wickets in the final two overs to ruin what looked like being a dominant day for England at the SCG.<p>Hobbled spearhead …

Dawid Malan

England come undone at stumps

January 4, 2018 4:33PM<p>HOBBLED spearhead Mitchell Starc has struck late on day one of the Ashes series finale, denying Joe Root a century and reducing …

Dawid Malan

Talking points from day one of Fifth Ashes Test at the SCG

DAY One of the Fifth Ashes Test took fans on a rollercoaster of drama as Australia fought back to turn the contest on its head.<p>England dominated …

Sport (Australia)

Aussies go bang-bang to save the day

AUSTRALIA will look to wrap up a successful Ashes with a victory at the SCG, starting today, to claim a 4-0 series win.<p>Mitchell Starc, who missed …

Dawid Malan

#Ashes England claim big Warner wicket to peg back Aussies

SYDNEY – England claimed the big wicket of David Warner to have Australia two down in their chase after the tourists’ first-innings 346 on day two of …

Sport (South Africa)

Australia hit back England with late wickets after Joe Root’s 83 in 5th Ashes Test

Australia stunned England with two late wickets, including that of Joe Root for 83, to leave the tourists wobbling on 233 for five at the end of a …

Sports (India)

Late strikes leave England tottering at 233-5 on Day 1

Cricket

The Ashes: Australia strike back after Joe Root, David Malan dominate for England

Joe Root feels the agony after losing his wicket 17 runs short of a century during England's first innings in the fifth Ashes test in …

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