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  • Jailed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Egypt for Australia 5 hours 35 minutes ago

    Cairo: Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste left Egypt for his native Australia on Sunday after serving 400 days in a Cairo prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, security officials said. There was no immediate word on the fate of his two Al Jazeera colleagues - Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy...
  • Tri-Series: Nice to put up a good all-round performance, says Glenn Maxwell 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    Perth: Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team's dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday. Maxwell scored 95 in Australia's total of 278 and then...
  • Tri-Series: Disappointing to lose in this manner, says Eoin Morgan 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    Perth: English skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday expressed disappointment in the manner his side surrendered in the cricket tri-series final to Australia by 112 runs here but said that they will come back stronger in the World Cup beginning on February 14. England were bowled out for just 166 while chasing...
  • Injury scare for James Faulkner 9 hours 19 minutes ago

    Perth: Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA on Sunday. Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed...
  • Australia clinch tri-series as Glenn Maxwell fires England down 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Glenn Maxwell scored 95 and took 4 for 46 on Sunday to spur Australia to a 112-run win over England in the final of the one-day international tri-series. Maxwell led Australia to 278 for 8 as they batted first after losing the toss, then had the opportunity of a hat trick...
  • Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 jinx 11 hours 50 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia opener and coach Geoff Marsh has said Australia's thorough preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup will help avoid a repeat of the shock exit his side suffered in 1992. Australia failed to progress past the group stage the last time the World Cup was held in...
  • Team India down but not out for the count 13 hours 9 minutes ago

    In the past, Indian teams overseas have donned haunted, hunted visages. They have looked shell-shocked, uncertain, hesitant, weighed down by one defeat after another. They have shunned eye contact with people beyond their cocoon of despair and negativity, bogged down by their incapacities, racked by self-doubt. To travel overseas, the...
  • Michael Clarke brightens World Cup chances with a fifty 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    Michael Clarke, the Australia captain, on Saturday took a giant leap towards meeting the February 21 deadline issued by Cricket Australia for his participation in the 2015 World Cup. Clarke made a patient half-century for Western Suburbs against Gordon in a grade match at the Chatswood Oval in Sydney. Clarke,...
  • 'Self-belief' helped us beat India in 2003 WC final, says Damien Martyn 15 hours 10 minutes ago

    Perth: Notwithstanding India's good showing en route to the 2003 World Cup final, former batsman Damien Martyn said that it was Australia's 'self-belief' that helped them in outplaying the Sourav Ganguly-led side in the title clash. Put into bat, the defending champions rode on a 234-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership between Ponting...
  • World Cup 2015: The bowlers who can run amok 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    We are just days away from the biggest extravaganza of cricket - the World Cup. The mega event, to be played in Australia and New Zealand , should give bowlers a lot of hope on friendly tracks, something they - especially the pacers, sorely missed during the 2011 edition hosted...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Tri-Series final 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly...
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter booed at Asian Cup final Yesterday

    Sydney: FIFA chief Sepp Blatter often talks about being the head of the "football family" but if the boos that greeted his appearance at the Asian Cup final on Saturday are anything to go by, he is not too popular with his Australian cousins. The Swiss, who is expected to win...
  • Australia beat South Korea 2-1 to win maiden Asian Cup Yesterday

    Sydney: Substitute James Troisi scored halfway through extra time to give tournament hosts Australia their maiden Asian Cup title with a 2-1 victory over South Korea in a pulsating final on Saturday. South Korea's Son Heung-min scored in stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes to send the match into...
  • West Indies arrive for World Cup campaign Yesterday

    Sydney: A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup. They arrived to a warm reception from fans and well-wishers Friday following a 12-hour flight from South Africa and are expected to get right down to their preparation ahead of the start...
  • Not surprised at India's ouster, says George Bailey Yesterday

    Perth: Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing. India failed to win any of their matches against Australia and England,...
  • Wickets rather than containment is best way forward: Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    It is all very well to try and tell yourself captaining your country in an ICC Cricket World Cup is the same as captaining at any other time - but it is not. True, there is still the toss of the coin and the decisions to be made about tactics,...
  • Tri-series: Australia, England look for bragging rights ahead of WC Yesterday

    Perth: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly start as overwhelming favourites with a fit-again...
  • Michael Clarke en route to recovery before World Cup Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke made his comeback from injury Saturday, scoring 51 and batting for almost three hours in a Sydney club match before slamming media reports of a rift with teammates and Cricket Australia. Clarke made a rare appearance for his Western Suburbs club side on the first day...
  • Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian team-mates Yesterday

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with team-mates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup. Speaking as he returned to the field for a grade cricket match, Clarke said the six-and-a-half weeks he had spent recuperating from hamstring surgery had not driven...
  • MS Dhoni did look short of ideas at Perth, feels Sunil Gavaskar 2 days ago

    Perth: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" in Friday's loss against England at Perth. Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3/33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said:"You have...
  • James Taylor delighted to score in a pressure situation 2 days ago

    Perth: Ecstatic to have scored in a pressure situation, England batsman James Taylor on Friday said he derived a lot of satisfaction after his side pulled off a win against India from a tricky position to secure a place in the ODI tri-series final against Australia. Chasing a modest target of...
  • Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson set to return for tri-series final 2 days ago

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final against England on Sunday. Johnson said the break was a much needed one, specially after the "tough" tour in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Joe Burns not keen on playing Indian Premier League 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia batsman Joe Burns said on Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game. "Test cricket is my priority and I am not too keen to go to the IPL," Burns...
  • Tri-Series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England 2 days ago

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here. England booked a berth in the final of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia, courtesy a three-wicket win over India at the WACA. "When we started batting, I...
  • England keep India winless to enter tri-series final 2 days ago

    Talking of momentum, India will have none such thing going into their World Cup title defence as they remain winless after more than two months on tour in Australia. England inflicted the latest wound on the world champions, throwing them out of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series with a three-wicket win...
  • Michael Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke sustained the latest in a long line of hamstring injuries while fielding in the first test against India in...
  • Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough dies at 77 2 days ago

    Sydney: Internationally acclaimed Australian author, Colleen McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, died on Thursday aged 77. The best-selling writer passed away in hospital on Norfolk Island, which lies in the remote waters off Australia's eastern coast, her publisher said in a statement. HarperCollins Australia...