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  • Michael Clarke fined for sledging James Anderson November 25, 2013

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has been fined 20 percent match fee for using offensive language against England paceman James Anderson during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Clarke was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct relating to "using language...
  • Mitchell Johnson vows to continue bowling shortpitched November 25, 2013

    Brisbane: Mitchell Johnson on Sunday vowed to continue his fearsome shortpitched bowling through the Ashes series after his manofthematch performance in Australia's emphatic win over England at the Gabba. The leftarm speedster was the difference between the sides with his intimidatory bowling and he finished with nine match wickets for 103,...
  • England look scared, says centurion David Warner November 23, 2013

    Brisbane: After hitting the England bowlers all around the Gabba compiling his first Ashes century, David Warner saved a few shots at the opposition for after stumps. "Our bowlers are bowling fast at the moment. England are on the back foot," he said in a provocative poststumps news conference on Saturday....
  • As it happened: Aus vs Eng, 1st Ashes Test, Day 3 November 23, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 2 Roundup: Pacemen Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris combined to skittle England for 136 on Friday, and openers David Warner and Chris Rogers compounded the misery for the tourists on day two of the Ashes series with an unbroken...
  • Dressingdown fired Aussies, says Brad Haddin November 23, 2013

    Brisbane: Australia's Brad Haddin revealed how a sharp dressingdown sparked one of England's biggest Ashes collapses after an inspired Mitchell Johnson terrorised their batting lineup. Haddin said with England on 55 for 2 at lunch on day two, bowling coach Craig McDermott had stern words for what was shaping up as...
  • Australia vs England, 1st Test, Day 2: As it happened November 22, 2013

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Day 1 Roundup: Stuart Broad took five wickets to put England in charge on the first day of the first Ashes Test despite a battling Australian rearguard that kept the hosts alive at 273 for 8...
  • Fivestar Stuart Broad unconcerned by Aussie abuse November 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Stuart Broad picked up a copy of the local tabloid to take into his news conference, just for a laugh after day one of the Ashes. In the week leading up to the first Test at the Gabba, the newspaper had launched a campaign targeting Broad and batsman Kevin Pietersen...
  • Atherton hails Broad as Warne and Waugh bemoan Aussie batting November 22, 2013

    London: Michael Atherton said Stuart Broad had thrived on his 'public enemy' status after bowling Ashesholders England into a strong position on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Broad, jeered by home fans at the Gabba following his refusal to 'walk' in the first Ashes Test...
  • As it happened: The Ashes, 1st Test, Day 1 November 21, 2013

    England were relieved to have wicketkeeper Matt Prior back fit as hosts Australia began their bid to reclaim the Ashes by opting to bat first in the opening Test at Brisbane. George Bailey makes his Test debut for Australia while offspinner Nathan Lyon has edged James Faulkner to retain his place...
  • England wait on Matt Prior fitness decision on eve of Ashes November 20, 2013

    Brisbane: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior trained with his teammates on Wednesday as England delayed a decision on whether he will play in the opening Ashes Test against Australia. Prior has been treating a calf strain since the Australia A tour game in Hobart two weeks ago, but indications are that he has...
  • IndianAmerican woman murdered in US, exhusband arrested October 16, 2013

    Washington: A 49yearold IndianAmerican women has been murdered in the US and police have arrested her former husband and and his current wife in connection with case. Baldeo Taneja, 62, his wife, Raminder Kaur, 63, were arrested in Nashville in connection with the slaying of Preeta Paul Gabba, who was...
  • Amla, Kallis guide SA to 255/2 against Australia on Day 1 November 9, 2012

    Brisbane: Hashim Amla showed he wouldn't be intimidated by Australia's mind games, scoring an unbeaten 90 to guide South Africa to 255 for 2 at stumps on Friday after a seriesopening day dominated by the batsmen. Amla surpassed 5,000 career runs and shared partnerships of 136 with Jacques Kaliis (84 not...
  • Aussie mind games don't bother us: Graeme Smith November 8, 2012

    Brisbane: South Africa captain Graeme Smith has brushed off any impact of any potential psychological jabs the Australians may attempt on his team, as a result of a leaked dossier which highlighted individual plans for targeting the opposition batsmen. On Wednesday, the CourierMail reported it had a twopage document which...
  • Australia plan to welcome SA with short stuff November 8, 2012

    Sydney: Australia's pace bowlers would be pushing the boundaries of acceptable aggression with a barrage of short bowling at South Africa's batsmen in this week's first Test against the Proteas, captain Michael Clarke has said. South Africa come into the threematch series as the topranked team in Test cricket with...
  • I expect to play Gabba Test, says Ponting November 7, 2012

    Brisbane: Senior batsman Ricky Ponting plans to step up sprint work to prove his fitness from a hamstring injury ahead of Friday's opening Brisbane Test against South Africa. Ponting withdrew during last week's Sheffield Shield game for Tasmania with hamstring tightness, but said he was feeling better two days out...
  • South Africa to play Australia at The Gabba July 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa will play their first Test at Brisbane's The Gabba ground in nearly 50 years when they take on Australia in the opener of a threeTest series beginning November 9, part of a 201213 home schedule that also includes Sri Lanka and West Indies. Cricket Australia said on Thursday...
  • NZ media blasts team after Brisbane loss December 5, 2011

    Wellington: New Zealand's media savaged the national side's batting lineup on Monday following Australia's crushing ninewicket win in the first Test in Brisbane. "Disgrace at the Gabba", ran the headline in Wellington's Dominion Post after New Zealand's hopes of claiming their first Test victory on Australian soil since 1985 were shattered...
  • Pattinson wrecks NZ as Aus win 1st Test December 4, 2011

    Brisbane: Australia took only 12 minutes to chase the 19 required runs and complete a crushing ninewicket victory over New Zealand on Day Four of the first Test at the Gabba. James Pattinson wrecked the New Zealand top order earlier on Sunday, taking three wickets in his first over and four...
  • 1st Test: Clarke ton eases Australia into lead December 3, 2011

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke posted his first century as Test captain on home soil in a chancefilled 139 on Saturday, guiding Australia to a 132run firstinnings lead on day three against New Zealand. Clarke had three reprieves on 23, 85 and 105 all against unlucky 21yearold paceman Doug Bracewell, before...
  • 1st Test: Ponting restores Aus advantage December 2, 2011

    Brisbane: Ricky Ponting guided Australia to 1543 after Daniel Vettori's disciplined innings lifted New Zealand to 295 on Friday as two excaptains led by example on Day Two of the first test. Ponting was unbeaten on 67 and Michael Clarke, who replaced him as Australia skipper after the World Cup, was...
  • Starc celebrates Test debut with two wickets December 1, 2011

    Brisbane: Mitchell Starc could barely believe his luck 12 months ago when he was seated beside Richie Benaud on a flight back to Sydney, having just taken four wickets in Australia's eightwicket win over Sri Lanka in a oneday match at the Gabba. On Thursday, Starc received his first Test cap...
  • 1st Test: Vettori leads New Zealand fightback December 1, 2011

    Brisbane: Daniel Vettori came to the rescue with a disciplined unbeaten 45 after New Zealand lost five quick wickets to one of the most inexperienced Australian bowling attacks in decades, as honors were shared on the opening day of the twoTest series on Thursday. Mitchell Starc took his second wicket in...
  • New Zealand keen to break Australia jinx November 29, 2011

    Brisbane: New Zealand coach John Wright had no trouble putting Australia's long unbeaten record at the Gabba into perspective for his team, two days out from the start to the seriesopening Test in Brisbane. New Zealand haven't won a Test anywhere in Australia since 1985, when Wright was part of the...
  • Newlook Aussie squad for 1st Test vs NZ November 26, 2011

    Brisbane: Bighitting opener David Warner is set to be among at least three debutants in Australia's team for the first Test against New Zealand, having been named on Saturday in a 12man squad. The 25yearold New South Wales opener replaces allrounder Shane Watson, one of five players ruled out due to...