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  • 5th Test: Australia thrash England by 281 runs to win the Ashes series 50 January 5, 2014

    Sydney: Australia completed a 50 Ashes series whitewash with a 281run victory inside three days of the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground as England capitulated to be all out for 166 chasing 448. Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson, whose 37 wickets earned him player of the series, again decimated...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th Ashes Test, Day 3 January 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Australia skittled England for 155 in their first innings and then built a lead of 311 runs on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to edge closer to a 50...
  • Graham Gooch rues England batting failure in Ashes series January 4, 2014

    Sydney: England batting coach Graham Gooch gave a grim assessment of England's performance this Ashes series after yet another top order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground brought the tourists to the brink of a 50 series whitewash. England slumped to 23 for...
  • Australia team to wear 'Baggy Pink' caps in final Ashes Test at SCG December 31, 2013

    Sydney: The Australian team will wear 'Baggy Pink' caps, specially designed by Albion, and unique ASICS playing shirts to be worn throughout the Ashes Pink Test against England starting Jan 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "Thanks to ongoing support from the international cricket community, supporters and friends of the...
  • Tendulkar's wax statue unveiled at Sydney Cricket Ground April 21, 2013

    Amid enthusiastic singing and chanting by his fans, Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue was on Saturday unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), just a few days before his 40th birthday. Tendulkar's waxwork was unveiled at the SCG where he has played some memorable innings. The statue shows Tendulkar, who will...
  • 1st T20: Sri Lanka beat Australia by fiv January 26, 2013

    Sydney: David Warner's unbeaten 90 went in vain as Sri Lanka beat Australia by five wickets in the first Twenty20 International on Saturday to go 10 up in the twomatch series. Shotmaking was not easy on the dropin pitch at Sydney's Olympic Stadium but Warner blasted an unbeaten 62ball 90 in...
  • Special offer for SCG's rainmarred match fans January 21, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) will offer spectators at Sunday night's rainaffected fourth OneDay International against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) a free Australia Day Twenty20 International ticket for each T20 ticket they buy as a thanksgiving gesture for their support. The match between the two sides was abandoned....
  • Glenn McGrath inducted into ICC Hall of Fame January 4, 2013

    Sydney: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath was on Friday inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame, making him its 68th male member. McGrath was formally inducted during the lunch interval of the ongoing third Test between Australia and Sri Lanka here. McGrath joins fellow 201213 inductees West Indian Brian...
  • Jayawardene hits first away halfcentury in 3 years January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Captain Mahela Jayawardene hit his first Test halfcentury on tour in over three years to bolster injuryhit Sri Lanka's first innings in the third Test against Australia. In a welcome return to form after fellow 10,000 Test runscorer Kumar Sangakkara's enforced absence with a fractured finger, Jayawardene led from...
  • Australia aim to bid Hussey farewell in style January 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke vowed to strive for a 30 clean sweep against Sri Lanka in the final Test starting Thursday to give retiring batsman Michael Hussey a fitting sendoff. Clarke has opted for a fourman pace attack after Australia's crushing innings victory against the tourists in last week's...
  • Australia A blunt South Africa quicks on Day 1 November 2, 2012

    Sydney: Two century partnerships helped stymie South Africa's pace attack as Australia A reached 325 for 7 on Friday's opening day of a threeday tour match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Led by the world's No.1 fast bowler, Dale Steyn, the Proteas started strongly, reducing the home side to 44...
  • India a 'rabble', lack respect: Aus media February 27, 2012

    Hobart: An Australian newspaper on Monday slammed the Indian cricket team as a "rabble with no redeeming features" and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar's remonstration at being blocked by Brett Lee in his runout in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A writeup in Daily Telegraph said that the...
  • Obstructions the talking point of SCG ODI February 26, 2012

    Sydney: On the day he became the first overseas cricketer to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sachin Tendulkar was in the middle of a controversial dismissal that reignited the spirit of cricket debate. The incident occurred during the seventh over of India's chase,...
  • Tendulkar approaching one year without 100 February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th international century continues after he was run out for 14 in India's innings against Australia in the tenth match of the ongoing triseries on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Tendulkar, run out by David Warner, was blocked during his run by bowler Brett...
  • Australia vs India, Match 10 February 26, 2012

    Peter Forrest turns to see he is bowled for 7 runs by Praveen Kumar. (AP Photo)Ravichandran Ashwin runs out Michael Hussey for 10 runs. (AP Photo)Suresh Raina, left, takes a catch of David Warner just before colliding with teammate Irfan Pathan. (AP Photo)
  • Sachin gets honorary life membership of SCG February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday. Presenting the award, New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell said, "Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it's only appropriate we honour him with life...
  • Sydney to have 'Warner's Corner' for 1st T20 January 19, 2012

    Sydney: Dashing opener David Warner's popularity has increased to such an extent that there were high level talks about whether a section of the Sydney stadium could be renamed 'Warner's Corner' for the first T20 International between Australia and India on February 1. According to The Daily Telegraph, "officials were so...
  • 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...
  • Drop Laxman in favour of Kohli, say explayers January 8, 2012

    Mumbai: VVS Laxman should be the first veteran head to roll in a batting revamp if India are to secure their future in Test cricket, several former players have said in the wake of a second crushing defeat in Australia. India, who surrendered their world number one Test status during...
  • 'Personal success 'hollow' without win' January 8, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says he never gets carried away by personal milestones because if such landmarks don't contribute to the team's cause, he is left with nothing but a "hollow feeling." Clarke scored an unbeaten 329 in the second Test against India in Sydney, which Australia won by an...
  • 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 20 series lead. Except the conditions were somewhat different. In 200708, it was Clarke's parttime spin that reaped three wickets in the final over of an ugly incidentmarred Test and delivered Australia...
  • Clarke mulls allpace attack for Perth January 6, 2012

    Sydney: Ecstatic after taking an unbeatable 20 lead over India, Australia captain Michael Clarke said he might field an allpace attack in the third Test to bounce the visitors out of the series at the dreaded Perth track. Australia beat India by 122 runs and an innings and 68 runs in...
  • No time for blame game, says Dhoni January 6, 2012

    Sydney: India must avoid blaming individuals and shoulder the burden of turning their fortunes around collectively after a crushing defeat to Australia, says captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The tourists were bowled out for 400 on Friday's fourth day of the contest to fall to their second defeat in two weeks...
  • Injured Pattinson out of India Tests January 7, 2012

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler James Pattinson has been ruled out for the remainder of the Test series against India with a foot injury. Mitchell Starc has been included in the squad for the next Test in Perth, starting on January 13, as Australia's selectors opted for an allpace attack. Ryan...
  • Yuvraj to be fit for Australia triseries January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: India's oneday specialist Yuvraj Singh has said he will be fit for next month's triseries in Australia after recovering from a nonmalignant lung tumour. "I have completely recovered and have been training for the last two weeks. There is absolutely no problem with my fitness," the allrounder told the...
  • Fans dismayed with India's Sydney loss January 6, 2012

    Indians fans express their disappointment after yet another Test loss, this time in Sydney to Australia. ...
  • Firstsession collapse cost us the match: Dhoni January 6, 2012

    Sydney: A downcast India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his team's shambolic firstsession batting collapse and the monumental triple century by his Australian counterpart Michael Clarke for the humiliating inningsand680run defeat in the second Test at the SCG on Friday. India found themselves buried under the weight of Australia's 659/4 declared...
  • Australia hammer India, lead series 20 January 6, 2012

    Sydney: What started as a day of high anticipation ended up in smoke for MS Dhoni's men as India lost the second Test against Australia by an innings and 68 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, after Sachin Tendulkar once again missed out on an opportunity to get to his...