Sydney Test

  • England pacer Rankin hamstrung in Test debut January 3, 2014

    Sydney: England's Boyd Rankin had a horror Test debut with a hamstring injury forcing him from the field twice in the final Ashes Test against Australia on Friday. The giant Irishborn paceman could only send down 8.2 overs before he limped from the Sydney cricket ground late in the opening...
  • Ashes: Australia aim for clean sweep at Sydney January 2, 2014

    Sydney: Battered England are desperate to avoid the ignominy of a 50 series whitewash against Australia as they scramble to salvage some pride in the final Ashes Test in Sydney starting on Friday. Alastair Cook's team coming off a dispiriting eightwicket loss in the fourth Test in Melbourne face...
  • Clarke says SCG wicket pacefriendly for 5th Test January 2, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says he's never seen more grass on a Sydney Cricket Ground pitch and predicts it will suit a pace bowling attack as the home side attempts to complete a 50 Ashes sweep over England. The state of the wicket could see fast bowler James Faulkner included...
  • I hid my retirement plans, says Michael Hussey March 14, 2013

    Melbourne: Retired Australian batsman Michael Hussey has said that he did not reveal his plans to quit international cricket until the week before the Sydney Test in January because he had feared he would have been dropped earlier from the team had he done so. "Partly why I didn't want to...
  • Jayawardene hits first away halfcentury in 3 years January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Captain Mahela Jayawardene hit his first Test halfcentury on tour in over three years to bolster injuryhit Sri Lanka's first innings in the third Test against Australia. In a welcome return to form after fellow 10,000 Test runscorer Kumar Sangakkara's enforced absence with a fractured finger, Jayawardene led from...
  • 3rd Test: Thirimanne misses ton, SL 294 all out January 3, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's fourpronged pace attack overcame spirited resistance from Lahiru Thirimanne and Mahela Jayawardene before dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 to end the opening day of the third Test against Australia on Thursday. Both Thirimanne, who scored a career best 91 just three days after joining the Sri Lanka squad as...
  • Ponting admits to making mistakes in Sydney Test January 14, 2008

    Melbourne: The Australian team made a couple of mistakes on the field in the controversial second test against India, Australia captain Ricky Ponting has admitted. The fallout from the Test, which Australia won by 122 runs, included India captain Anil Kumble accusing the Australians of not playing within the spirit...
  • Clarke regrets standing his ground in second Test January 13, 2008

    Melbourne: Australia's Michael Clarke regretted not walking after he was caught in the second Test against India, the batsman said on Sunday. Clarke was caught by Rahul Dravid off Anil Kumble first ball in the Sydney Test but did not leave the crease until umpire Steve Bucknor raised his finger. Clarke's hesitation...
  • Love him or hate him, Bucknor is one of cricket's greats January 8, 2008

    Stephen Anthony Bucknor OJ or Steve Bucknor, as he is popularly known, may be in the news for all the wrong reasons, but what the controversies eclipse is a smart, if not bright, career as a sports referee spanning over 20 years. Facing his first serious crisis in his career as...
  • The ugly face of the invincible Aussies January 7, 2008

    New Delhi: They are the world champions, the Aussies. The team comprises a group of very talented cricketers and over the years, the team has changed the dynamics of the game. But the flip side of the coin shows a completely different face of this team. They are aggressive, they are...
  • 'Sack Ponting', Oz media back Team India January 8, 2008

    Sydney/New Delhi: One of world’s most noted cricket writer Peter Roebuck has demanded that Ricky Ponting should be sacked as skipper in his scathing article in an Australian newspaper. "Ricky Ponting must be sacked as captain of the Australian cricket team. If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation...
  • Should Bucknor be removed from panel of ICC umpires? January 7, 2008

    The second Test match between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) was marred by many poor umpiring decisions most of which went against the visitors. Stephen Anthony Bucknor, the 61-year-old umpire from the West Indies, was the culprit on most of the occasions giving one shocking decision...
  • Bucknor booted out, not to officiate in third Test January 6, 2008

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has withdrawn Steve Bucknor from umpiring in third Test match between India and Australia. The third Test of the four-match series will be played in Perth from January 16-20. Bucknor has been in the eye of storm following his poor umpiring in the second...
  • Indian fans in Sydney dejected January 6, 2008

    Sydney: Indian fans in Sydney feel dejected after India lost the second Test against Australia by 122 runs. ...
  • Indians accuse Hogg of using abusive language January 6, 2008

    Sydney: The simmering feud between the Indian and Australian teams took another turn on Sunday with the visitors lodging a complaint against left-arm spinner Brad Hogg for using abusive language during the second Test. India lodged a formal complaint against Hogg during the disciplinary hearing into Harbhajan Singh's alleged racial abuse...
  • Indian media complain against Ponting January 7, 2008

    Sydney: The Indian media covering the India-Australia Test series Down Under has lodged an official complaint to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) about the humiliating treatment during the press conference. Australian skipper Ricky Ponting had reacted angrily and asked an Indian reporter if he was questioning his...
  • Tendulkar leaves behind the horror of 2007 at Sydney January 4, 2008

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar provided further evidence of his genius with a superb century against Australia on Friday. The 34-year-old scored an unbeaten 154 to help his team to take a 69-run first innings lead over Australia after tormenting Australia's fearsome bowling attack for almost seven hours. It was the Indian maestro's 38th...
  • India hoping history repeats itself against Australia January 3, 2008

    Sydney: India are hoping that history will repeat itself after staging a brave fightback in the second Test against Australia on Thursday. Vangipurappu Laxman and Rahul Dravid rekindled memories of their past heroics against Australia with an inspiring 175-run partnership on the second day at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Laxman made a...