MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND

  • That little urn makes England-Australia rivalry ultimate January 15, 2015

    There are so many great rivalries in world cricket but it's a tiny thing that makes England and Australia the ultimate; that little urn. It is so simple but it's that tradition of the Ashes and every time we face each other, no matter what format, those emotions and that history...
  • 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...
  • Shikhar Dhawan fit to play in Boxing Day Test December 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play in the third Test against Australia starting December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). An Indian team spokesperson Monday said Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had recovered from the injuries sustained in the Gabba nets before play on the fourth morning...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia November 20, 2014

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • PM Modi clicks selfie with 'friend' Tony Abbott November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for clicking selfies, on Tuesday posted a selfie with his "friend" and Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. The selfie signed by the two leaders was taken at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where Abbott hosted a rare reception for Modi, the first Indian...
  • Modi is like a 'brother', says Australian PM Abbott November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: "Narendra and I." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a summit talks while stressing how the two countries were expanding their cooperation in various areas. The personal warmth Abbott shared with Modi was reflected yet again at...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 18, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • 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...
  • Five things to know about the ICC World Cup 2015 July 30, 2013

    Melbourne: The Cricket World Cup, held every four years to decide the sport's oneday international championship, will be held in Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. Here are five things to know about the tournament that will conclude with a March 29 final at the Melbourne Cricket...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sehwag departs before lunch December 29, 2011

    If India had any chance of chasing 292, it rested largely on the bat of Virender Sehwag. When the cavalier opener threw his bat at the first ball he faced, with no movement of the feet, the indication was that he wasn't going to hold back. That worked just fine for...
  • Defensive Dhoni allows tail to prosper December 29, 2011

    Zaheer Khan had given India the desired breakthrough when he dismissed Michael Hussey for 89, leaving the visitors one wicket away. Instead of going for the jugular, MS Dhoni shockingly took off Umesh Yadav and brought on the offspin of R Ashwin with just one slip and a short leg...
  • 'The IndiaAus Test is wonderfully poised' December 28, 2011

    Cricket Expert, Harsha Bhogle analyses the third day's play between India and Australia at the MCG. ...
  • 'The IndiaAus Test is wonderfully poised' December 28, 2011

    Cricket Expert, Harsha Bhogle analyses the third day's play between India and Australia at the MCG. ...
  • Anything less than 300 is gettable: Sehwag December 28, 2011

    Melbourne: With the match evenly poised, aggressive Indian opener Virender Sehwag on Wednesday said any target less than 300 would be gettable for his team in the first Test against Australia here. At the end of third day's play, Australia are 230 runs ahead of India but with just two wickets...
  • 1st Test: Australia 179/8, lead by 230 December 28, 2011

    Melbourne: On a day when the pitch was supposed to be best for batting, 15 wickets fell for 247 runs to put the opening Test match between Australia and India in the balance with the hosts 179 for 8 at stumps, leading by 230 runs. India, who started day three with...
  • Aus vs Ind, 1st Test, Day 3: as it happened December 28, 2011

    Australia Second Innings 12:30 p.m. An intriguing day where 15 wickets fell of Test match cricket ends here at MCG, with Australia 179 for eight, leading India by 230. Michael Hussey remains unbeaten on 79 while young Pattinson is giving him company with 6. 12:15 p.m. Ashwin finally gets one!...
  • Sehwag has an altercation with Pattinson December 27, 2011

    Melbourne: After the heat generated by the two controversial decisions on the opening day, the first Test got spicier as Indian opener Virender Sehwag was on Tuesday involved in an altercation with Australian pacers James Pattinson and Peter Siddle during the visitors' first innings. The incident happened on the fourth ball...