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  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Don't 'drink and tweet' says contrite Harris December 18, 2013

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke pledged to celebrate first and worry about white-washing England later after winning back the Ashes on Tuesday, and his team did their skipper proud at a party at a Perth casino hosted by Shane Warne. Already well lubricated following their 150-run triumph at the WACA which...
  • Ryan Harris in 'drunken' Twitter rant December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's Ryan Harris has discovered that winning the Ashes does not guarantee access to Perth's casino, with the bowler launching a foul-mouthed tweet after he was reportedly refused entry for being drunk. The team's celebrations after clinching the series against England on Tuesday stretched long into the night with Harris,...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test series...
  • 'Glory days are back', say Aussie media December 18, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's media wallowed in the Ashes humbling of old enemy England on Wednesday, saying "they urn-ed it" and the glory days are back. The triumph was given prominent coverage, with the Sydney Daily Telegraph screaming "No mercy for the dismal Poms" while lavishing praise on Michael Clarke. Cricket writer Malcolm...
  • Clarke defends embattled Cook after Ashes defeat December 18, 2013

    Perth: Australian captain Michael Clarke defended his embattled English counterpart Alastair Cook after winning the third Test to regain the Ashes at the WACA Ground on Tuesday. Clarke, beaten 3-0 in England just months ago, said he had plenty of empathy for Cook, who faced questions in the post-match press conference...
  • Make changes or lose series 5-0, Glenn McGrath warns England December 17, 2013

    Perth: England must make changes for the final two Tests or risk a 5-0 Ashes humiliation, former Australia fast bowler Glenn McGrath said as his country regained the urn on Tuesday. A 150-run defeat, England's third heavy loss in succession, would have been even bigger had it not been for a...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd Test, Day 5 December 17, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 4 round-up: England will hang on to the Ashes for at least one more night after reaching stumps at 251 for 5 on Monday, leaving Australia a day to take five wickets and regain the urn. Ben Stokes (72 not...
  • Ben Stokes extends Ashes battle for England December 16, 2013

    Perth: Born in New Zealand and playing for England, Ben Stokes needs no extra motivation when it comes to facing Australia. The 22-year-old allrounder went to the crease at a critical time on Monday, with the top order back in the pavilion and England needing somebody to dig in and...
  • DRS in the spotlight again after Root dismissal December 14, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council's controversial decision review system was in the spotlight again on the second day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground on Saturday. England were left disappointed when emerging batsmen Joe Root was given out caught behind by umpire Marais Erasmus at a crucial stage...
  • 3rd Ashes Test: Smith's 103 helps Australia recover to 326 for 6 December 13, 2013

    Perth: Steven Smith posted his first hundred on home soil to help Australia recover from another stuttering top-order performance and reach 326 for 6 at stumps Friday on day one of the third Ashes Test. After winning the toss and batting for the third consecutive Test, Australia slumped to 143 for...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame December 13, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist into its Hall of Fame during the tea interval of the ongoing third Ashes Test at the WACA here. Gilchrist received his commemorative cap from Cricket Australia chairman and ICC director Wally Edwards, in front of a large...
  • As it happened: 3rd Ashes Test, Day 1 December 13, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia won the toss and elected to bat. Australia look poised to seal one of the great turnarounds in Ashes history needing to win just one more Test to take a series-winning 3-0 lead. The Aussies went into the Test series...
  • McGrath hails Australia's 'mongrel' approach December 12, 2013

    Perth: Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia's rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past. Australia are 2-0 up in the five-match series against England and could take an unbeatable lead if they win the Perth...
  • Injuries force Australia to delay naming 11 for third Ashes Test December 12, 2013

    Perth: Michael Clarke has delayed naming his starting XI for the third Ashes Test to give paceman Ryan Harris time to prove his fitness while James Faulkner has been ruled out after scans on his right hand revealed a thumb fracture. Australia can regain the Ashes with a win in the...
  • Harris battles sore knee ahead of Ashes Test December 12, 2013

    Perth: Australian paceman Ryan Harris is battling a sore knee but captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he was confident the 34-year-old will play in the third Ashes Test against England. Harris has been a crucial part of the attack that has fired Australia to a 2-0 lead over their arch-rivals, but...
  • Clarke warns raw pace alone will not win Ashes December 12, 2013

    Parth: Skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday warned the Perth Test against England will not be won by raw pace alone, with bowlers needing to be smart in the forecast searing heat as Australia close in on the Ashes. A win for the home side in the match starting on Friday would...
  • Captains Cook, Clarke to reach the 100 Test mark together December 12, 2013

    Perth: In a stat among stats for a sport which places extraordinary value on centuries and numbers, opposing captains Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook will each earn their 100th Test caps in the third Ashes match of the series. Clarke's Australian team leads the five-Test series 2-0 and is hoping to...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann December 11, 2013

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The hosts could wrap up the series 3-0 with victory at the...
  • Cook's 'brain scrambled', Boycott fumes December 11, 2013

    Perth: England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook's "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts during the Ashes tour and laid some of the blame at Cook's feet,...
  • We're not scared of Johnson, insists Andy Flower December 11, 2013

    Perth: Coach Andy Flower insists England are not scared of firebrand paceman Mitchell Johnson and that the team's dismal record in Perth will have no bearing on the outcome of the pivotal third Ashes Test. Johnson terrorised the England batsmen in Brisbane and Adelaide, taking his side to the brink of...
  • England's mantra must be: 'Thou shalt not hook' December 10, 2013

    Adelaide: England captain Alastair Cook has called on his players to search their souls for hidden resolve and dig themselves out of the deepest of Ashes holes, but mining reserves of character may not be enough to counter Mitchell Johnson on Perth's WACA pitch. Bullied by the left-arm seamer in the...
  • Johnson can bowl even faster, says Craig McDermott December 10, 2013

    Adelaide: Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott had a chilling warning for England Tuesday -- Mitchell Johnson can go even faster on his home ground in Perth. The fearsome left-arm paceman grabbed his second consecutive Man-of-the-Match award after a thumping win in Adelaide on Monday as the home side took a...
  • Australia name Bollinger, Coulter-Nile as Perth cover December 4, 2013

    Australia have put fast bowlers Doug Bollinger and Nathan Coulter-Nile on standby for next week's third Ashes Test against England in Perth should any of the current pacemen break down during the second Test in Adelaide, starting on Thursday. The Adelaide Oval's drop-in pitch is expected to favour batsmen and provide...
  • Dwayne Smith signs for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League November 21, 2013

    Perth: West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith has signed as the Perth Scorchers' second international player for new Big Bash League (BBL) season. Smith, 30, is an accomplished short game specialist having represented Sussex, Deccan Chargers, Mumbai Indians and his country at the Twenty20 level. The Barbadian all-rounder will join the Scorchers following...
  • It was good to get Sachin Tendulkar's wicket early: Justin Langer October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was on Wednesday effusive in his praise for "star-studded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of match-winners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match. Riding on Rohit Sharma's blistering 51 not out and Dwayne Smith's 23-ball...
  • Rohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith drive Mumbai Indians into CLT20 semi-finals October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Rohit Sharma and Dwayne Smith played important innings to drive Mumbai Indians into the semi-finals of the Champions League Twenty20, beating Perth Scorchers by six wickets in their last group match at the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday. Mumbai needed to chase Perth's 149 in 14.2 overs in...
  • As it happened: Mumbai Indians vs Perth Scorchers, Match 19 October 2, 2013

    Toss and team news: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opted to bowl at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Glenn Maxwell replaces Mitchell Johnson in the Mumbai team while Brad Hogg gets a game for Perth Scorchers. Teams: Perth Scorchers: Simon Katich(c), Ashton Agar, Sam Whiteman, Marcus North, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner,...
  • How Mumbai Indians can reach the CLT20 semi-finals October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians will have to play out of their skins in their match against Perth Scorchers at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground on Wednesday, the outcome of which will decide whether Mumbai or Otago Volts join Rajasthan Royals as the two semi-finalists from Group A of the Champions...
  • I want my spinners to do a ''Hollies'' on Sachin Tendulkar: Langer October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: It's no secret that Australian cricketers over the years have respected Sachin Tendulkar more than anyone of his peers but when Perth Scorchers take on Mumbai Indians in a Champions League T20 match on Wednesday, coach Justin Langer would like one of his bowlers do an "Eric Hollies"...