SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

  • 5th Test: Australia thrash England by 281 runs to win the Ashes series 50 January 5, 2014

    Sydney: Australia completed a 50 Ashes series whitewash with a 281run victory inside three days of the fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground as England capitulated to be all out for 166 chasing 448. Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson, whose 37 wickets earned him player of the series, again decimated...
  • Graham Gooch rues England batting failure in Ashes series January 4, 2014

    Sydney: England batting coach Graham Gooch gave a grim assessment of England's performance this Ashes series after yet another top order collapse on the second day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground brought the tourists to the brink of a 50 series whitewash. England slumped to 23 for...
  • 5th Ashes Test, Day 2: Australia 140/4 at stumps, lead by 311 runs against England January 4, 2014

    Sydney: Australia skittled England for 155 in their first innings and then built a lead of 311 runs on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground to edge closer to a 50 series whitewash. Chris Rogers (73 not out) scored his fourth halfcentury of the...
  • Steve Smith, Brad Haddin give Australia control on Day 1 at SCG January 3, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Smith's third Test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's halfcentury sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday. Smith's nearflawless 115 and a 128run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326...
  • Australia team to wear 'Baggy Pink' caps in final Ashes Test at SCG December 31, 2013

    Sydney: The Australian team will wear 'Baggy Pink' caps, specially designed by Albion, and unique ASICS playing shirts to be worn throughout the Ashes Pink Test against England starting Jan 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). "Thanks to ongoing support from the international cricket community, supporters and friends of the...
  • Kevin Pietersen fit, Michael Carberry set for Ashes debut November 13, 2013

    England opener Michael Carberry looks set to make his Ashes debut next week after being included in the team to face an Invitational XI in a warmup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. As expected, batsman Kevin Pietersen was also included in the team for the fourday match despite...
  • Kevin Pietersen to play final Ashes warmup after knee jab November 12, 2013

    Sydney: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen is poised to play in England's final Ashes warmup match on Wednesday after having treatment following the recurrence of a knee injury. The 33yearold underwent a scan on his troublesome right knee this week and had a cortisone injection, but team director Andy Flower was...
  • Wax figure of Sachin Tendulkar unveiled at SCG April 20, 2013

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar has made an unscheduled appearance at the Sydney Cricket Ground as a lifesized wax figure of the Indian batsman was unveiled in front of a throng of cricket fans. Local Indian fans, known as the Swami Army, cheered and sang Indian chants as the "Little Master" was unveiled...
  • Tendulkar's wax statue to be unveiled at SCG on Saturday April 19, 2013

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's wax statue will be unveiled at his favourite Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday before being displayed at a museum in the city ahead of his 40th birthday on April 24. Tendulkar's waxwork will be first unveiled at the SCG, where he had played some memorable innings, courtesy Madame...
  • Rain forces abandonment of 4th AusSL ODI January 20, 2013

    Sydney: Rain forced the abandonment of the fourth oneday cricket international between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, gifting Sri Lanka an unbeatable 21 lead in the series with a match to play. Sri Lanka were 14 without loss in the fourth over of their innings,...
  • Australia, Sri Lanka remember Tony Greig January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australian and Sri Lankan players paid their respects to Tony Greig in a moving farewell to the former England captain before start of play in the third Test on Thursday. A minute's silence was observed by players and fans in honour of Greig, who died at the weekend aged...
  • SCG flags at halfmast in memory of Tony Greig December 30, 2012

    Sydney: Flags flew at halfmast on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground while officials made plans to honor former England captain and Australian television commentator Tony Greig during the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka. The South Africanborn Greig was also honored with a moment's silence at an Australian domestic...
  • Australia A blunt South Africa quicks on Day 1 November 2, 2012

    Sydney: Two century partnerships helped stymie South Africa's pace attack as Australia A reached 325 for 7 on Friday's opening day of a threeday tour match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Led by the world's No.1 fast bowler, Dale Steyn, the Proteas started strongly, reducing the home side to 44...
  • India a 'rabble', lack respect: Aus media February 27, 2012

    Hobart: An Australian newspaper on Monday slammed the Indian cricket team as a "rabble with no redeeming features" and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar's remonstration at being blocked by Brett Lee in his runout in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A writeup in Daily Telegraph said that the...
  • Obstructions the talking point of SCG ODI February 26, 2012

    Sydney: On the day he became the first overseas cricketer to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sachin Tendulkar was in the middle of a controversial dismissal that reignited the spirit of cricket debate. The incident occurred during the seventh over of India's chase,...
  • Tendulkar approaching one year without 100 February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th international century continues after he was run out for 14 in India's innings against Australia in the tenth match of the ongoing triseries on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Tendulkar, run out by David Warner, was blocked during his run by bowler Brett...
  • Sachin gets honorary life membership of SCG February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday. Presenting the award, New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell said, "Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it's only appropriate we honour him with life...
  • The Wall is breached again January 5, 2012

    Rahul Dravid's Australia tour is shaping up ominously. After being bowled thrice during the first Test at the MCG including once off a noball Dravid suffered the same fate on day three in Sydney. On the ball before he was bowled, Dravid had insideedged an incutter just past...
  • Sehwag's senselessness continues January 5, 2012

    In the first innings of the Boxing Day Test, Virender Sehwag got to 67 before a wild drive outside off stump signalled his downfall. Then, as India attempted to chase 292 to win the match, Sehwag slapped a short and wide delivery to gully where an alert Michael Hussey held...
  • Virat Kohli fined for finger gesture January 5, 2012

    Sydney: Indian batsman Virat Kohli was fined 50 percent of his match fee after making a finger gesture to the crowd during the second Test against Australia in Sydney, team officials said on Thursday. Kohli was pictured in Thursday's newspapers showing home fans his middle finger during Wednesday's second day of...
  • The SCG: 100 Tests and counting January 4, 2012

    Sydney: When Australia and India took the field for the second test here Tuesday, the Sydney Cricket Ground joined an exclusive club of only three venues to host 100 test matches. Only the 'home' of cricket, Lords in London, and the Melbourne Cricket Ground have hosted more, but the SCG can...
  • Odds stacked against India at SCG January 2, 2012

    While two of their most important players, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, have great records at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the venue for the second Test hasn't been a happy hunting ground for India as a whole. Here's a look at how India have fared at the SCG down the...
  • 2nd Test: Pitch, India batting the key at SCG January 2, 2012

    Four years on from the controversial second Test between Australia and India, during which tensions reached an alltime high as a result of poor umpiring, debatable catches, excessive appealing and the ugly 'Monkeygate' row, the two teams return to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the second Test of the...
  • India look to stage comeback at SCG January 1, 2012

    India take on Australia in the second Test of the series in Sydney on Tuesday, after having lost the first match at the MCG. ...
  • India look to stage comeback at SCG January 1, 2012

    India take on Australia in the second Test of the series in Sydney on Tuesday, after having lost the first match at the MCG. ...
  • Expect a fast track for Sydney Test: Curator December 30, 2011

    Sydney: Done in by pace and movement during the opening Test against Australia, the Indian cricket team is unlikely to get much respite in the second match as well, with the pitch curator here promising a track which will initially aid fast bowlers. Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) curator Tom Parker said...
  • Harris added to Aus squad for 2nd Test December 30, 2011

    Melbourne: Paceman Ryan Harris has been added to Australia's 12man squad for the second Test against India, joining the 11 that beat the visitors by 122 runs in the first match. Harris, who is working his way back from a hip injury, will give Australia the option of a fourman pace...
  • The nightmare of 'MonkeyGate' December 20, 2011

    In 200708, the SymondsHarbhajan spat blew up into a huge row with ramifications beyond cricket. ...