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  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League July 22, 2014

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...
  • Garbine Muguruza wins 1st WTA singles tournament January 11, 2014

    Melbourne: Qualifier Garbine Muguruza of Spain defeated Klara Zakapalova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-0 to win the Hobart International on Saturday, her first WTA singles title. The 20-year-old Muguzura, who did not drop a set from the qualifiers to the final, joins 2012 champion Mona Barthel as the only qualifiers...
  • Stosur, del Potro warm up for Australian open with tough wins January 8, 2014

    Sydney: Former US Open champions Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina and Samantha Stosur of Australia rallied to win their second-round matches against tough French opponents Wednesday at Australian Open warm-up tournaments. Del Potro beat Nicolas Mahut 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 at the Sydney International, while Stosur saved two match points and...
  • Venus, Stephens pull out of Aussie Open warm-ups January 5, 2014

    Brisbane: With the Australian Open just over a week away, Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens withdrew from warm-up tournaments on Sunday and another American, John Isner, could soon join them. Williams, who lost the final of the Auckland WTA tournament on Saturday, pulled out of the Hobart International, informing officials on...
  • Venus Williams withdraws from Hobart International January 5, 2014

    Hobart: Venus Williams withdrew from the Hobart International on Sunday less than 24 hours after losing the Auckland WTA final. "I don't believe she has an injury," tournament director Mark Handley said. "I just think that she's played a lot of tough, close matches over in Auckland and in the lead-up...
  • Can Aspirin help stop Dementia too? December 2, 2013

    London: Aspirin is generally known to be useful in preventing heart attacks and strokes, but now researchers believe the humble aspirin could also hold the key to warding off dementia and cancer. The claim has been made at the launch of the largest ever study into the health benefits of the...
  • Venus Williams to play at Hobart WTA November 13, 2013

    Sydney: Venus Williams is set to play in the Hobart WTA International in January, organisers said on Wednesday. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne, reported Xinhua. "The tournament is played on the...
  • Clarke a serious doubt for final ODI vs SL January 22, 2013

    Hobart: Australian captain Michael Clarke is a serious doubt for Wednesday's final one-day international against Sri Lanka after twisting his ankle. He was undergoing treatment and an assessment of his fitness would be made later Tuesday, Cricket Australia said. Sri Lanka lead the five-match series 2-1 after the fourth leg was...
  • Ponting in reckoning for Big Bash Player of the Tournament January 14, 2013

    Melbourne: The Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) on Monday announced the finalists for the Player of the Tournament award. The shortlisted players represent each of the four BBL semi-finalists, as well as Ricky Ponting from the Hobart Hurricanes. The following are the finalists: Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat),...
  • Elena Vesnina wins Hobart International January 12, 2013

    Hobart: Russia's Elena Vesnina captured her first WTA title by beating defending champion Mona Barthel 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the final of the Hobart International. The 68th-ranked, unseeded Vesnina ended Barthel's winning run of 12-straight matches in Hobart, and finally clinched her first title after five previous losses in finals. The...
  • No evidence of ball tampering in Hobart Test: ICC December 18, 2012

    Hobart: The ICC match referee, Chris Broad issued a statement and clarified after the media reported incidents of ball tampering during the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka which concluded here on Tuesday. "The umpires frequently inspect the ball during play, and did so again after they had reviewed the...
  • Hobart Hurricanes fined for slow over rate December 18, 2012

    Melbourne: Hobart Hurricanes of Australia's domestic Twenty20 cricket tournament, the Big Bash League (BBL), have been penalised for maintaining a slow over rate in their match against the Melbourne Stars Saturday night. After time allowances were taken into consideration on Tuesday, the Hurricanes were assessed to be one over behind the...
  • Sri Lanka suspect Siddle for ball tampering December 18, 2012

    Hobart: The ICC match referee Chris Broad said he had received no official complaint from Sri Lanka despite reports about alleged ball tampering by Australia in the ongoing first Test in Hobart. Sri Lanka's team management has expressed concerns over footage it believes shows paceman Peter Siddle tampering with the...
  • 1st Test: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 137 runs at Hobart December 18, 2012

    Hobart: Mitchell Starc claimed five wickets as Sri Lanka were dismissed for 255 runs Tuesday, giving Australia a 137-run win over Sri Lanka in the final session of the first Test. A dogged Sri Lanka had 36 overs to survive after going to tea at 186-4, but lost its remaining six...
  • 1st Test, Aus vs SL: SL end day 4 at 65 for 2 chasing 393 to win December 17, 2012

    Hobart: Australia lead Sri Lanka by 328 runs heading into the final day of the first Test, setting the tourists a challenging victory target before restricting them to a second-innings 65-2. Australia captain Michael Clarke helped his side to 278-9 and a target of 393 before Shane Watson and Mitchell Starc...
  • 1st Test, Aus vs SL: SL struggle at the end of Day 2 December 15, 2012

    Hobart: Sri Lanka were deep in trouble at close of play on Saturday after Mike Hussey's 19th century put Australia firmly in control on a rain-hit day two of the first Test in Hobart. Hussey's unbeaten 115 laid the platform for an aggressive declaration of 450 for 5 by Australia...
  • 1st Test: Australia 299/4 at stumps on Day 1 December 14, 2012

    Hobart: Phil Hughes top-scored on his return to Australia's Test team, hitting 86 as the hosts finished Friday's opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on 299 for 4. Brought back after a year's absence to replace the retired Ricky Ponting at No. 3, Hughes was even on course...
  • Jayawardene to quit captaincy after Australia tour December 13, 2012

    Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene will step down as captain of the Sri Lanka test and one-day teams after the current tour of Australia and has backed Angelo Mathews to replace him. The 35-year-old Jayawardene told a new conference on the eve of the first test against Australia that he thought next year...
  • Hughes confident to make his Test return count December 11, 2012

    Sydney: Recalled batsman Phil Hughes says he's confident after returning to the Australian team for the series against Sri Lanka and his third stab at a settled Test career. Hughes, who is set to play in the first Test at Hobart from Friday as a replacement for Ricky Ponting, has...
  • Scott Styris to play in Big Bash League August 9, 2012

    Hobart: Former New Zealand Test allrounder Scott Styris has signed to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in Australia's Big Bash Twenty20 cricket league next season. The 37-year-old Styris retired from international cricket last year after playing 29 Tests,188 one-day internationals and 31 Twenty20 matches for New Zealand. He has since played in...
  • Milestone in sight for Ponting ahead of summer July 19, 2012

    Sydney: Ricky Ponting could break Steve Waugh's record as Australia's most-capped Test cricketer in front of his home fans at Hobart after the international summer schedule was announced on Thursday. If the veteran batsman plays all three Tests against South Africa in November, he will be on track to create...
  • Ponting to play T20s, signs with Hobart Hurricanes July 18, 2012

    Hobart: Former Australia Test captain Ricky Ponting has re-signed with the Hobart Hurricanes in the Twenty20 Big Bash League. Ponting was with the Hurricanes last season but international commitments reduced his playing time to one match. The 37-year-old Ponting, who retired from limited-overs cricket after being dropped from the Australian one-day squad...
  • This ton more special than Hobart: Kohli March 19, 2012

    Mirpur: As he struck his third century in the last four innings, India vice-captain Virat Kohli said his 183-run knock against Pakistan was "special" and that he has learned to value his wicket. Kohli had scored an unbeaten 133 against Sri Lanka in Hobart when India chased 321 with 80 balls...
  • Top-order gave the right start: Dhoni February 28, 2012

    Hobart: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday described his side's incredible seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the crucial tri-series match here as one of the best ODI victories he has been part of. "This was one of the best ODI cricket I have been a part of. That was...
  • India win with bonus point, stay alive February 29, 2012

    Hobart: Chasing a stiff target of 321 in 40 overs to take the bonus point, India, powered by an outstanding century from Virat Kohli pulled off an incredible win at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of making the CB Series finals. Where their bowling had been...
  • Bad news for India, SL beat Australia February 24, 2012

    Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene hit an aggressive half century to help set up Sri Lanka's thrilling three-wicket win over Australia in a limited-overs tri-series match on Friday. Man of the match Jayawardene hit six boundaries and a six to make 85 off 81 balls, and Dinesh Chandimal brought up an assured 80...
  • Aus vs SL, 9th ODI: As it happened February 24, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: 50th over SL win with four balls to go. Thisara Perera's six in the previous over made all the difference, it has to be said. It's been one hell of a match. The Lankans chased down 281 thanks to their skipper Mahela Jayawardene who made a quick 85....
  • Luke Wright smashes record T20 ton January 9, 2012

    Hobart: England allrounder Luke Wright has broken the record for the highest individual score in Australian domestic Twenty20 cricket, scoring 117 off just 60 balls for Melbourne Stars against Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing Big Bash League at the Bellerive Oval. Wright's hurricane innings beat the previous record of 111 set...