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  • Missing jet MH370: Australia spots 2 objects in southern Indian Ocean March 20, 2014

    Nearly two weeks after the Malaysian Airline MH370 went missing with 239 people on board, there seems to be a possible breakthrough into its whereabouts. Australia has spotted satellite images of two objects in southern Indian Ocean which may be related to MH370. However, Australia says that speculation must be...
  • Objects sighted may be from MH370, but yet to be verified: Australia March 20, 2014

    Sydney: Australian search aircraft are investigating two objects spotted by satellite floating in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing with 239 people on board, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday. "I can confirm we have a new lead," Malaysian Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein...
  • Australian press conference on missing Malaysian plane: As it happened March 20, 2014

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. ...
  • Satellite finds 2 objects possibly from Malaysian jet MH370: Australia March 20, 2014

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday satellite imagery had found two objects possibly related to the search for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner missing since March 8 with 239 people on board. "New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search ... in the south Indian...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • Four years with Sehwag has made Warner a better player: Finch March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Australian batsman Aaron Finch feels that his opening partner David Warner has become a better batsman having played alongside Virender Sehwag for four years in the IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils. "Four years with Virender Sehwag at Delhi Daredevils certainly made David Warner a better batsman and helped his game a...
  • Australia attack potent enough without Johnson: Bailey March 18, 2014

    Australia will miss injured paceman Mitchell Johnson but their bowling attack remains potent enough to help them win a maiden World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, captain George Bailey said on Tuesday. The left-arm quick has been in the form of his life, bowling Australia to an Ashes whitewash of bitter rivals...
  • Australia: George Bailey & Co in shape despite Johnson blow March 18, 2014

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 is already underway, and all 16 teams are geared up for the second most important tournament in the ICC cricket calendar. And Australia will be hoping to break their World Twenty20 hoodoo having picked a strong squad for the tournament in Bangladesh....
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage March 17, 2014

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as...
  • Injured Mitchell Johnson out of World Twenty20 March 16, 2014

    Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson was on Sunday ruled out of the ICC World Twenty20 due to an infected toe and has been replaced by Doug Bollinger in the squad. Johnson suffered a cut on his right big toe after the 3rd Test against South Africa which became infected when...
  • Lehmann casts doubt on Johnson's World T20 participation March 16, 2014

    Mitchell Johnson's hopes of playing in the Twenty20 World Cup looked to be fading on Sunday when Australia coach Darren Lehmann cast doubt on whether the paceman would be fit enough to travel to Bangladesh. Johnson, whose quick bowling fired Australia to a 5-0 Ashes sweep and a 2-1 Test series...
  • BCCI commits to CA, no plans to expand IPL for 8 years March 16, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has revealed that he feared international cricket being "left behind" by the IPL given its growing popularity but the BCCI allayed his apprehension by promising not to expand the T20 event's schedule for the next eight years. "There was a very real chance that India...
  • Australia a threat at World T20, says Du Plessis March 15, 2014

    Centurion: South African captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia's strong batting line-up will have a significant impact in the World Twenty20 which starts in Bangladesh next week. "They've got a powerhouse batting attack," said Du Plessis after Australia cruised to a six-wicket win over his team at SuperSport Park on...
  • Australia beat South Africa by 4 wickets to clinch T20 series 2-0 March 15, 2014

    Centurion: Australia outlined their World Twenty20 credentials as they chased down South Africa's target in just 15 overs to win the third and final T20 international by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Where South Africa had made the pitch appear stodgy and batting seem difficult, Australia proved conditions were not...
  • 'Burnout' not depression caused Ashes return, says Trott March 14, 2014

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental "burnout" was behind his sudden withdrawal from England's Ashes tour of Australia and he is now eager to resume his international career. Trott left the tour after England were thrashed in the first Test in November with what was reported to be a...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I March 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl first. The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion. The match will also...
  • PCB announces itinerary for 'home' series against Australia March 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday announced the final itinerary for its 'home' series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. A PCB official said that the series had been finalised after consultations with Cricket Australia who have agreed to play in the UAE. "We have no option right...
  • 3rd T20: South Africa, Australia in battle to decide series March 14, 2014

    The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion, but the rain-marred series is expected to finish on a damp note with rain in the air. The match will also draw curtains on...
  • Toe injury puts Johnson in doubt for World Twenty20 March 14, 2014

    Sydney: Mitchell Johnson is struggling to be fit for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh with the Australian fast bowler suffering a toe infection stemming from a cut he picked up in South Africa. Cricket Australia said the pace spearhead was receiving treatment and it may mean a late arrival for the...
  • Mitchell Johnson has toe ailment, T20 status in doubt March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a right toe infection and his availability for the World Twenty20 tournament is in question. Cricket Australia said on Thursday a final decision on his inclusion in the squad is yet to be made and that his scheduled departure on Sunday to Bangladesh may...
  • Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in 2nd T20 March 13, 2014

    Durban: Veteran Brad Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs a side in Durban on Wednesday. After Australia won the toss, South Africa piled up 80 for 1 and looked to...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I March 13, 2014

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to...
  • Rain threat looms over second South Africa-Australia T20 March 12, 2014

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to be...
  • Australia pacer Ryan Harris out for six months after surgery March 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia paceman Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, will be out for six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Cricket Australia said on Wednesday. The 34-year-old has suffered a series of injuries throughout his Test career but played a...
  • World Twenty20 2014: Format and points system explained March 11, 2014

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will for the first time see sixteen teams in the fray, with the competition divided into two rounds. FORMAT: The first round will see two groups (A and B) of four teams each divided according to their seeding. Each team will play the other...
  • Defiant Ryan Harris says he's not done yet March 11, 2014

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, is hoping knee surgery will prolong his Test career through the 2015 Ashes at least. The 34-year-old has been plagued by injuries since his debut in 2010 but was able to put...
  • Rain washes out South Africa-Australia 1st Twenty20 March 9, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia were denied potentially useful preparation for the World Twenty20 tournament when the first of their three-match series was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday. Rain fell throughout the morning at St. George's Park. Although it halted briefly around the time that the Twenty20...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20 March 9, 2014

    Persistent showers forced the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa at Port Elizabeth to be called off. South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 March 8, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of 20-overs games would not normally have much more than entertainment value, but for both teams...
  • Graeme Smith the greatest Test captain ever, says Gary Kirsten March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Graeme Smith has received an enormous compliment from former India coach Gary Kirsten, who called the just-retired South African legend the "best captain that has ever lived" in Test cricket. The South African called time on his international cricket career after a successful run that saw him being handed...