SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

  • Match called off as rain keeps India alive in Tri-series 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    The one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play. After being put into bat, India were 69 for 2...
  • 4th Test: India manage a nervous draw, Australia win series 2-0 January 10, 2015

    It seemed the Adelaide nightmare will return to haunt India in the final session of the Sydney Test as well, but some sensible batting by Ajinkya Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar allowed the hosts to overcome a five-wicket loss post tea to secure a nervous draw but lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy...
  • Australia captain Steven Smith breaks Don Bradman's record January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Steven Smith's record-breaking spree continued after the Australian skipper eclipsed one of Donald Bradman's longest standing marks against India on day four of the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Friday. According to foxsports.com.au, Smith's incredible run of form continued as he passed Bradman's record...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 January 9, 2015

    (For Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century and Virat Kohli his fourth of the series as India reached 342 for 5 at stumps on Day 3. Kohli, who was appointed captain when MS Dhoni suddenly retired after the third...
  • 'Big relief!' says KL Rahul after burying Melbourne ghosts January 8, 2015

    Sydney: Criticised for failing in his debut Test in Melbourne, young Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul was relieved to score his maiden century in his second game to help India stay afloat on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia on Thursday. The 22-year-old Karnataka batsman could...
  • Virat Kohli's captaincy criticised by Clarke, says Ian Chappell January 7, 2015

    Sydney: India's new Test skipper Virat Kohli's captaincy came under the scanner with former Australian captain Ian Chappell and injured regular skipper Michael Clarke criticising his decisions during the second day of the fourth Test here on Wednesday. Kohli switched the field around far too often for the Australian duo's liking...
  • Pacers working on consistency, says India bowling coach January 6, 2015

    India's young attack is still a work in progress and more time is needed to iron out its deficiencies, Indian bowling coach B Arun said on Tuesday after Australia piled up 348 for 2 on the opening day of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. Openers David Warner and Chris...
  • Kohli promises analytical, positive approach for SCG Test January 5, 2015

    Thrust back into the India captaincy after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock decision to retire from Tests last week, Virat Kohli hopes to put right some of the mistakes he made in his first match in charge against Australia. The aggressive right-handed batsman had deputised in the injured Dhoni's absence in the...
  • Starc in, Johnson out of Australia's XI for Sydney Test against India January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Mitchell Starc will replace injured allrounder Mitchell Johnson in the only change to Australia's lineup for the fourth Test against India starting at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Captain Steve Smith confirmed Australia's match XI Monday, saying Johnson has a slight hamstring strain and probably would have been considered...
  • Mitchell Johnson ruled out of Sydney Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been ruled out of the fourth and final Test against India with hamstring soreness, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. Johnson, 33, who bowled long spells during the first three Tests against India, had some right hamstring soreness during the Boxing Day Test and had...
  • Mitchell Johnson in doubt for Sydney Test January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is in doubt for the fourth Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground because of soreness in his left hamstring. Johnson did not train with the Australian team on Saturday and his condition will be further assessed in the lead-up to the final Test...
  • Brad Haddin prepared for India's short-ball attack January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has said India is welcome to continue the short-ball attack on him in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) Jan 6-10. India's quickies have bombarded the veteran Aussie gloveman with the short stuff in the past two Tests to mixed success....
  • David Warner claps on seeing Abbott's bowling figures on scoreboard December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: While he was leaving his imprint as a prolific scorer with yet another Test ton, David Warner also showed his support for Sean Abbott when the opener clapped after seeing the New South Wales (NSW) pacer's bowling figures on the Adelaide Oval scoreboard on Friday. Abbott's bouncer to Hughes in...
  • Sean Abbott takes two wickets on return to SCG December 9, 2014

    Australian paceman Sean Abbott took two for 53 for New South Wales on Tuesday as cricket returned to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) two weeks after Phillip Hughes was fatally injured in freak accident during a match. Abbott, whose bouncer hit Hughes on the back of the head and caused the...
  • SCG retires pitch No.7 following Phil Hughes death December 5, 2014

    Sydney: Sydney Cricket Ground's Pitch No.7, the 22-yard strip on which Phillip Hughes fell after being fatally struck by a bouncer on head, has been retired. The wicket square at the SCG has 10 pitches. Hughes received his fatal blow on pitch No 7 and fell face-forward. He succumbed to the blow...
  • Sean Abbott to decide whether to return to SCG after Phillip Hughes shock December 5, 2014

    Sean Abbott alone will decide whether he wants to return to first class cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, two weeks after his short-pitched delivery felled Phillip Hughes at the same wicket, according to his state team. The talented 22-year-old all-rounder, who made his international debut in October, returned...
  • Sydney Cricket Ground puts out 63 bats to pay tribute to Phillip Hughes December 3, 2014

    Sydney: The outpouring of emotions over the tragic death of Phillip Hughes continues and the Sydney Cricket Ground, where the youngster was fatally struck on his head, paid its tribute by putting out 63 bats inside the stadium as a mark of remembrance to his final score. The ground, where Hughes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 5th Ashes Test, Day 2: Australia 140/4 at stumps, lead by 311 runs against England January 4, 2014

    Sydney: 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 series whitewash. Chris Rogers (73 not out) scored his fourth halfcentury of the...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless 115 and a 128run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Pietersen fit, Michael Carberry set for Ashes debut November 13, 2013

    England opener Michael Carberry looks set to make his Ashes debut next week after being included in the team to face an Invitational XI in a warmup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. As expected, batsman Kevin Pietersen was also included in the team for the fourday match despite...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play final Ashes warmup after knee jab November 12, 2013

    Sydney: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen is poised to play in England's final Ashes warmup match on Wednesday after having treatment following the recurrence of a knee injury. The 33yearold underwent a scan on his troublesome right knee this week and had a cortisone injection, but team director Andy Flower was...
  • Wax figure of Sachin Tendulkar unveiled at SCG April 20, 2013

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar has made an unscheduled appearance at the Sydney Cricket Ground as a lifesized wax figure of the Indian batsman was unveiled in front of a throng of cricket fans. Local Indian fans, known as the Swami Army, cheered and sang Indian chants as the "Little Master" was unveiled...
  • Tendulkar's wax statue to be unveiled at SCG on Saturday April 19, 2013

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue will be unveiled at his favourite Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday before being displayed at a museum in the city ahead of his 40th birthday on April 24. Tendulkar's waxwork will be first unveiled at the SCG, where he had played some memorable innings, courtesy Madame...
  • Rain forces abandonment of 4th AusSL ODI January 20, 2013

    Sydney: Rain forced the abandonment of the fourth oneday cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, gifting Sri Lanka an unbeatable 21 lead in the series with a match to play. Sri Lanka were 14 without loss in the fourth over of their innings,...
  • Australia, Sri Lanka remember Tony Greig January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australian and Sri Lankan players paid their respects to Tony Greig in a moving farewell to the former England captain before start of play in the third Test on Thursday. A minute's silence was observed by players and fans in honour of Greig, who died at the weekend aged...
  • SCG flags at halfmast in memory of Tony Greig December 30, 2012

    Sydney: Flags flew at halfmast on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground while officials made plans to honor former England captain and Australian television commentator Tony Greig during the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka. The South Africanborn Greig was also honored with a moment's silence at an Australian domestic...
  • 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...