AUSTRALIA

  • TriSeries, 1st Match: Australia hammer Zimbabwe by 198 runs August 25, 2014

    Harare: Australia made their mark in their first game in Zimbabwe in a decade as they racked up a groundrecord score in a huge 198run win over the home team on Monday to open the triangular oneday series. Some brutal hitting by Australia's batsmen powered them to 350 for 6 ...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, TriSeries, 1st Match August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl at Harare Sports Club. George Bailey will lead Australia as an injured Michael Clarke sits out. While Zimbabwe have gone in with three changes. Teams: Zimbabwe: Tino Mawoyo, Sikandar Raza,...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again August 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the lefthander to have had a better preseason campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener August 25, 2014

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's middleorder batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his legspin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the triseries in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacific August 24, 2014

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1,500 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. The 17yearold hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas...
  • Michael Clarke prepared to travel alone to avoid injury August 24, 2014

    Michael Clarke may opt to alter his travel plans for future overseas tours as the Australia captain races against time to recover from a hamstring injury for Monday's first oneday international against Zimbabwe. Clarke, who has had a fivemonth layoff since leading Australia to a 21 Test series triumph in South...
  • Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Australia's Zimbabwe opener August 23, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's training in Harare and is doubtful for their first oneday international against Zimbabwe on Monday. Clarke, who has had a fivemonth rest since leading Australia to the 21 Test series triumph in South Africa, experienced pain in his left hamstring...
  • Australia will not tone down aggression against India: Ryan Harris August 22, 2014

    Melbourne: India's tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Harris has declared that the Australians would seek...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years August 22, 2014

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke August 20, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a twoweek series that also involves South Africa Australia's first international...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops August 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular oneday series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14man squad to Harare for a twoweek series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • Things pretty bad for India, lots of problems to solve: McGrath August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels that India will have a tough time during their upcoming tour of Australia at the end of this year after their disastrous show in England. "I think Indians are going to have a very tough time in Australia. Last time, when the two...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continenthopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limitedovers series. Next stop after...
  • Phil Hughes celebrates recall with second double century August 17, 2014

    Phil Hughes celebrated his recall to the Australia oneday squad with a second unbeaten double century in a month against South Africa in an A team fixture on Sunday. The lefthander hit an unbeaten 243 from 440 balls with 26 fours and one six in a drawn fourday match at Townsville...
  • Shane Watson out of Zimbabwe tour, replaced by Phil Hughes August 16, 2014

    Cricket Australia says allrounder Shane Watson sprained his right ankle after stepping on a ball in training on Saturday and will be replaced by toporder batsman Phil Hughes on the team's limitedovers tour of Zimbabwe. Team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Watson damaged an ankle ligament that ruled him out of the...
  • Australia appoint Greg Blewett as fielding consultant August 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Australian allrounder Greg Blewett was on Thursday appointed by Cricket Australia (CA) to work with the national team as a fielding consultant for the upcoming tours of Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CA executive general manager team performance Pat Howard said Blewett's appointment followed recent work he...
  • Australia's most wanted terrorist posts picture of boy holding decapitated head, PM calls it barabaric August 13, 2014

    Sydney: The photograph of a young boy holding the decapitated head of a slain Syrian soldier and published in Australian media on Monday underscored the barbarity of Islamist State militants, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. The image was posted on Twitter and showed the boy, believed to be the son...
  • No ruling on whether Putin will be banned from G20: Tony Abbott August 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said that it was too early to decide whether Russian President Vladimir Putin should be barred from 2014's G20 summit to be held this November in Brisbane. Abbott said the G20 summit was still three months away and hoped that Russia would wake...
  • Sushma Swaraj meets counterparts from China, Australia August 9, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday held seven bilateral meetings, including with her Chinese counterpart, on the sidelines of the 12th ASEANIndia Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sushma Swaraj held meetings with her counterparts from Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson...
  • People power in Australia: Do Indians need to learn a lesson? August 7, 2014

    More than 50 of commuters in the Australian city of Perth on Wednesday pushed against train carriages to help free a passenger who had slipped and became trapped between the platform and the train. CNNIBN takes views from across country over this heartwarming story and asks whether Indians need to...
  • Dozens of Australians tilt an entire train to free a man trapped between a carriage and the platform August 6, 2014

    Dozens of Australians tilted a train Wednesday to free a commuter whose leg was trapped between a carriage and a platform, with authorities praising their efforts as an example of "people power". The man was boarding in the Western Australia city of Perth when he slipped and became jammed in the...
  • World Cup players Gamboa, Davidson join West Brom August 6, 2014

    West Bromwich: Costa Rica right back Cristian Gamboa and Australia left back Jason Davidson have signed for West Bromwich Albion, weeks after playing for their countries at the World Cup. Gamboa moved from Norwegian side Rosenborg on a threeyear deal after the English Football Association's appeal panel approved his workpermit application....
  • Mark Vermeulen returns to Zimbabwe training squad August 5, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe recalled batsman Mark Vermeulen to their cricket squad on Monday, six years after he was cleared of arson on psychiatric grounds after setting fire to the national union's headquarters and an academy building. Vermeulen was cleared in a court in 2008 despite admitting setting fire two years earlier to...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarkeled Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international triseries also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14man limitedovers squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vicecaptain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • CWG 2014: India men's hockey team lose to Australia, settle for silver August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Reminiscent of the 2010 Games' final, India again lost to Australia in men's hockey final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games but this time the margin was halved to 04 and settled for the silver medal at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre on Sunday. India were impressive in their...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 32 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 32 in the hockey semifinals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 02 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • India A beat Australia A by 4 wickets to clinch quadrangular series August 2, 2014

    Darwin: Rishi Dhawan (56) and Akshar Patel (45) put up a splendid rearguard action under pressure as India A clinched the Quadrangular series trophy with a narrow fourwicket win over Australia A on Saturday. Chasing 275, India A were in a spot of bother after losing their toporder for a...