3rd Test

  • 3rd Test: Ryan Harris bowls Australia to South Africa series win 05-03-2014 11:04 PM

    Australia's Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 03-03-2014 10:25 PM

    Cape Town: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three on Monday at Newlands. While Johnson combined pace and aggression to raise his series tally to 19...
  • 3rd Test: Clarke hundred leads Australia to 494 for 7 on Day 2 02-03-2014 09:48 PM

    Cape Town: Only the rain could stop Australia captain Michael Clarke on day two of the third Test against South Africa as the tourists reached a commanding 494 for 7 on Sunday. Clarke reached his 27th Test century in the morning, then spent the afternoon converting it into an unbeaten...
  • South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: as it happened 02-03-2014 01:57 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: David Warner thumped a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and final Test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands on Saturday. The wicket was flat and the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 1 01-03-2014 01:43 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Crushing victories for either side in the first two matches have set up a potentially thrilling decider when South Africa host Australia in the final Test at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. The tourists blazed their way to...
  • Clarke disappointed over Warner's comments 28-02-2014 10:41 PM

    Cape Town: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Friday criticised David Warner over comments that earned the opening batsman a fine from International Cricket Council match referee Roshan Mahanama. Warner was fined 15 per cent of his match fee for "inappropriate comments" when he suggested South African wicketkeeper AB de Villiers...
  • Shane Warne factor big as Australia seek answers 28-02-2014 07:00 PM

    Cape Town: Shane Warne's vast Test experience has been well utilised by the Australian squad in the lead-up to the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday. Captain Michael Clarke says the veteran of 145 Test matches and arguably the greatest legspinner of all...
  • Newlands Test the biggest of my career: Michael Clarke 28-02-2014 05:37 PM

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that the decider of the three-Test series against South Africa starting Saturday at the Newlands in Cape Town is the biggest Test of his decade-long career. Clarke said it was special to win the Ashes 5-0 at home and a series win in South...
  • Shane Watson declared fit for decisive third Test against South Africa 27-02-2014 11:36 PM

    Cape Town: Australia are expected to recall allrounder Shane Watson for the third Test against South Africa as they attempt to bounce back from their first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world's top-ranked side. The tourists were made to pay for going into...
  • Dale Steyn backs Morne Morkel to make Australia suffer again 27-02-2014 11:18 PM

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn, the world's number one Test bowler, says his team-mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third Test starting at Newlands on Saturday. Steyn tore through the Australian batting on Sunday to drive his side to a...
  • No panic in Australia camp before final Test, says Ryan Harris 27-02-2014 11:17 PM

    Cape Town: Ryan Harris says there is no panic in the Australian camp before the series-deciding third Test against South Africa starting in Cape Town on Saturday. Australia lost the second Test by 231 runs on Sunday after failing to cope with the Proteas pace attack that took nine wickets...
  • Selection posers for victorious South Africa 25-02-2014 09:22 AM

    Cape Town: South Africa face a selection dilemma ahead of the decisive third Test against Australia, starting at Newlands Saturday, despite a convincing 231-run second Test win in Port Elizabeth, At least two changes seem likely, and the uncertainty of the selectors about their final eleven was indicated by their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 20-01-2014 10:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 4 19-01-2014 10:16 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 round-up: Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka. The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291 for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 18-01-2014 11:06 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 round-up: Dilruwan Perera and captain Angelo Mathews just missed centuries before Sri Lanka declared their first innings at a strong 428 for 9 against Pakistan on the second day of the decisive third Test on Friday. Pakistan...
  • 3rd Test: Pakistan keen on helpful pitch to level Sri Lanka series 15-01-2014 02:26 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan will be desperate to get a helpful pitch for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test starting in Sharjah on Thursday. Captain Misbah-ul Haq was frustrated over the two unresponsive pitches, the first in Abu Dhabi where Sri Lanka batted resolutely to salvage...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies to win series 22-12-2013 08:22 AM

    Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton. Williamson, who had resumed after the break at Seddon...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand on top after bowling out WI for 103 21-12-2013 11:10 AM

    Hamilton: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the chance to secure a rare series win. In the face of Boult's aggression,...
  • 3rd Test Day 3, NZ vs WI: as it happened 21-12-2013 02:02 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 20-12-2013 10:40 AM

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 20-12-2013 01:56 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test...
  • Don't 'drink and tweet' says contrite Harris 18-12-2013 01:02 PM

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke pledged to celebrate first and worry about white-washing England later after winning back the Ashes on Tuesday, and his team did their skipper proud at a party at a Perth casino hosted by Shane Warne. Already well lubricated following their 150-run triumph at the WACA...
  • Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson 18-12-2013 10:37 AM

    Wellington: West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson. New Zealand hold a 1-0 lead...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief 18-12-2013 08:54 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test...
  • 3rd Ashes Test: Smith's 103 helps Australia recover to 326 for 6 13-12-2013 04:03 PM

    Perth: Steven Smith posted his first hundred on home soil to help Australia recover from another stuttering top-order performance and reach 326 for 6 at stumps Friday on day one of the third Ashes Test. After winning the toss and batting for the third consecutive Test, Australia slumped to 143...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame 13-12-2013 02:17 PM

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist into its Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the ongoing third Ashes Test at the WACA here. Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards, in front of a...
  • As it happened: 3rd Ashes Test, Day 1 13-12-2013 07:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Australia look poised to seal one of the great turnarounds in Ashes history needing to win just one more Test to take a series-winning 3-0 lead. The Aussies went into...
  • McGrath hails Australia's 'mongrel' approach 12-12-2013 01:27 PM

    Perth: Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia's rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past. Australia are 2-0 up in the five-match series against England and could take an unbeatable lead if they win the...
  • Clarke warns raw pace alone will not win Ashes 12-12-2013 10:35 AM

    Parth: Skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday warned the Perth Test against England will not be won by raw pace alone, with bowlers needing to be smart in the forecast searing heat as Australia close in on the Ashes. A win for the home side in the match starting on Friday...
  • Captains Cook, Clarke to reach the 100 Test mark together 11-12-2013 02:24 PM

    Perth: In a stat among stats for a sport which places extraordinary value on centuries and numbers, opposing captains Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook will each earn their 100th Test caps in the third Ashes match of the series. Clarke's Australian team leads the five-Test series 2-0 and is hoping...