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  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish 1 week ago

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • If Virat Kohli wants to play aggressive, let him: David Warner December 29, 2014

    Melbourne: Unfazed by Virat Kohli's aggressive body language on the field and no-holds-barred criticism off it, Australian opener David Warner on Monday said the Indian is free to play the way he wishes and the ICC is there to manage if anybody crosses the line. Australia have the upperhand in the...
  • 3rd Test: Australia set up exciting final day finish December 29, 2014

    Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the team ending the day on top with 261 for 7 on board. Ishant Sharma...
  • Murali Vijay's 55 only face saver for Team India on Day 2 December 27, 2014

    When Australia finished 259 for five at stumps on day one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it felt that the Indian team might have learned their lessons from the first two defeats. Both teams were looking even as the Indian bowlers made the hosts fight for every run on the...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test December 26, 2014

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims December 25, 2014

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Modi raises a toast to Australia, to head to Fiji next November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised a toast to Australia at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground as he rounded up his four-city tour in the island nation- one which resulted in a "new relationship" between the two countries. At the official dinner hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abott at...
  • PM Modi gets flavour of cricket ahead of MCG visit November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: A day ahead of his visit to the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday got a flavour of cricket. The occasion was a breakfast meeting hosted for Modi by Queensland Prime Minister Campbell Newman where the former Aussie pace bowler Michael Kasprowicz was present. Kasprowics, who was...
  • Modi, Abbott to pose with World Cup trophy at MCG November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his trip and pose for shutterbugs alongside his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy. Modi on Friday became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Australia in 28 years since Rajiv Gandhi...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd T20 November 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Faulkner's 3/25 restricted South Africa to a paltry 101, skipper Finch led Australia's reply with 44* for an easy 7-wicket win to level series 1-1. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Cameron White, Aaron Finch (c), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk (wk), N...
  • 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 100,000seat 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 30 lead, but Melbourne's Boxing Day Test offers some intrigue as to whether England will continue to selfdestruct 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 oneday 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 triseries 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 22, 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 50over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the AustraliaSri 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 9, 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 100,000plus 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 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...
  • 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 lineup for letting the team down in the opening Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Chasing a 292run target on Thursday, India failed to cope with Australia's pace attack as they were shot out...