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  • Record crowd at fourth Ashes Test December 26, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia's Boxing Day Test has drawn a world record Test crowd of 90,831 to the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the opening day of the fourth Ashes contest between Australia and England on Thursday. The bumper attendance at the 100,000-seat stadium exceeded the 90,800 recorded for the second day of the...
  • 4th Ashes Test: Battered England seek solace on Boxing Day December 25, 2013

    Melbourne: An Ashes series that promised so much has all but fizzled with Australia taking an unassailable 3-0 lead, but Melbourne's Boxing Day Test offers some intrigue as to whether England will continue to self-destruct or salvage some pride from a turbulent campaign. Arriving as comfortable winners of the northern Ashes...
  • Ashes not welcome at the Melbourne Cricket Ground December 15, 2013

    Melbourne: Sports fans appear to have taken Melbourne Cricket Ground's (MCG) status as an Ashes venue quite literally last month by smuggling in the mortal remains of loved ones to scatter on its turf during an open day. The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) does not allow the scattering of ashes at...
  • India start 2015 ICC World Cup campaign against Pakistan July 30, 2013

    India will launch their title defence against traditional rivals Pakistan in Adelaide, while New Zealand face Sri Lanka in Christchurch and Australia meet England in Melbourne on the opening day of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March...
  • Liverpool warmed by the love and largesse on Asian tour July 23, 2013

    Melbourne: Liverpool's exile from Champions League football has punched a hole in their finances and disappointed fans across the globe, but has not stopped Asia's diehards from opening their wallets to see their touring Premier League heroes. A crowd of up to 95,000 is expected to flock to the Melbourne Cricket...
  • Sri Lanka seek winning start to ODI series in Aus January 10, 2013

    Sydney: Sri Lanka are banking on the return of slinging paceman Lasith Malinga to give them a fresh start in the one-day series against Australia, starting in Melbourne on Friday. The explosive Malinga, whose unusual 'slingshot' action makes him difficult to face, was keenly missed by Sri Lanka in their...
  • Australia will give their 100 per cent: Moody March 1, 2012

    Former Aussie allrounder Tom Moody talks about the crucial last league match of the CB series between Australia and SL. ...
  • Watson to captain Aus if Clarke sits out March 1, 2012

    Melbourne: Shane Watson is likely to lead Australia in Friday's crucial and last league match of the tri-series against Sri Lanka as regular skipper Michael Clarke is still doubtful after missing batting practice on Thursday. "Clarke jogged laps of the MCG but was the only batsman in the Australia squad not...
  • Victoria wants 2015 WC final for MCG February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Premier of Victoria state of Australia Ted Baillieu Wednesday announced that his government will be working hard to secure the 2015 Cricket World Cup final for the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Baillieu said Melbourne was the sporting and cultural capital of Australia and had in the past been voted...
  • Don't judge 50-over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the Australia-Sri Lanka ODI at Perth, in contrast to the Big Bash final which sold out in a record 16 minutes, but Cricket Australia says it should not be understood as a sign of a dwindling...
  • India hope to avoid second whitewash February 2, 2012

    Melbourne A Test series whitewash and a Twenty20 loss later, India are back in Melbourne – from where things started getting awfully wrong for the visitors since the Boxing Day Test. Still licking the wounds inflicted by five embarrassing defeats in Australia so far, India will strive for their first...
  • The more things change... January 10, 2012

    ...The more they stay the same. Indian fans will certainly be feeling that way, having watched India suffer their sixth successive away Test defeat – three of which were by an innings – after yet another abject performance. The last time the team went on such a miserable run was...
  • Ed Cowan likely to get CA contract January 8, 2012

    Sydney: Ed Cowan could be rewarded handsomely by Cricket Australia for his impressive Test debut against India as the opener looks set to sign a USD 100,000-plus national contract if he plays in the third Test in Perth starting on Friday. Cowan, who won his baggy green in the Boxing Day...
  • Quitting T20 made me a better player: Clarke January 7, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says his decision to retire from T20 cricket at the start of 2011 has made him a better player in the longer formats of the game. Clarke had a dream Sydney Test, scoring a monumental 329 not out, taking the prized wicket of Sachin Tendulkar and...
  • Clarke shines, Dhoni's aura fades January 7, 2012

    Michael Clarke had been here before. A victory over India at the SCG to deliver Australia an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Except the conditions were somewhat different. In 2007-08, it was Clarke's part-time spin that reaped three wickets in the final over of an ugly incident-marred Test and delivered Australia...
  • Indian batsmen under fire after MCG debacle December 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The Indian media on Friday lashed out at the country's famed batting line-up for letting the team down in the opening Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Chasing a 292-run target on Thursday, India failed to cope with Australia's pace attack as they were shot out...
  • No changes to line-up for SCG, hints Arthur January 1, 2012

    Sydney: Australia coach Mickey Arthur has hinted at retaining the same bowling attack for the second Test against India, starting on January 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), almost ruling out that the hosts could go in with four fast bowlers. Fit-again pacer Ryan Harris, who was selected in the...
  • Aus pacers have the upper hand: Arthur December 31, 2011

    Sydney: Australia coach Mickey Arthur has thrown down the gauntlet to India's famed batsmen by claiming that they have "chinks in their armour" and that his team's young pace attack has inflicted "psychological blows" on them for the remainder of the ongoing Test series. "They all have chinks in their armour....
  • Pattinson impresses with all-round show December 30, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's new fast bowling star James Pattinson continued his meteoric rise with a Man-of-the-Match all-round performance in the first Test thrashing of India in Melbourne on Thursday. Pattinson, just 21, has made a huge impression in his three Tests this season and picked up his second Man-of-the-Match award with six...
  • Australian pacers exposed Indian batting: Tom Moody December 30, 2011

    Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody analyses India's loss in the Boxing Day Test, but backs the visitors to bounce back in Sydney. ...
  • Ganguly praises Clarke for faith in seniors December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia skipper Michael Clarke's faith in his under-fire senior pros Ricky Ponting and Mike Hussey went a long way in securing his team's crushing 122-run win over India in the first Test in Melbourne on Thursday, feels former India captain Sourav Ganguly. "The captain is so important and Clarke has...
  • Australia find bowling line-up to stick with December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: After two years of experimentation, disappointment and unfulfilled promise, Australia may finally have found a bowling line-up they can stick with. Pace bowlers James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus stamped their authority over one of cricket's most experienced batting line-ups when Australia beat India by 122 runs on the...
  • 'Need to find a way to dismiss the tail' December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: India skipper MS Dhoni admitted India must find a way to run through the lower-order quickly, in the aftermath of the 122-run loss to Australia in the first Test at the MCG on Thursday. The visitors' inability to polish off the tail had a telling effect on the outcome of...
  • Consistent umpires better than DRS: Dhoni December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the on-field umpires should be more consistent with their decisions, rather than relying on the content_cnious Decision Review System (DRS). The lack of DRS went in India's favour in the first Test against Australia with some of the decisions going their way, especially in...
  • McDermott hailed for 'great job' with Aus pacers December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australian Test fast bowler Craig McDermott was hailed for the great job he has done with the pace battery since taking over in May as the bowling coach. The results were evident in the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the Australian pacers picked up 19 of...
  • Clarke takes plenty of positives from MCG win December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: The tailenders' gritty show was among the many positives that Australia skipper Michael Clarke listed after his team's crushing 122-run victory over India in the first Test in Melbourne on Thursday. "The most pleasing aspect was to see the tail wag and get critical runs in both the innings....
  • 'Happy to beat a quality Indian side' December 29, 2011

    Melbourne: James Pattinson is relishing the success against a star-studded Indian batting line-up as his superb bowling effort resulted in Australia's comprehensive 122-run win in the first Test in Melbourne on Thursday. The youngster returned match figures of six for 108 and also scored critical 18 and 37 runs in the...
  • Indian batting came up short: Bhogle December 29, 2011

    CNN-IBN Cricket Analyst Harsha Bhogle says the failure of the Indian batting after Virender Sehwag's dismissal is worrisome. ...