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  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar July 23, 2014

    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...
  • Dark clouds over WACA, future uncertain December 17, 2013

    Perth: The WACA ground faces an uncertain future and could never again host a Test match with both Cricket Australia (CA) and International Cricket Council (ICC) believing that the venue is not up to international standards. The WACA received its first setback when it was excluded from next summer's fourmatch Test...
  • Adam Gilchrist inducted into ICC Hall of fame December 13, 2013

    Perth: The International Cricket Council on Friday inducted Australia's legendary wicketkeeperbatsman 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bailey warns players against complacency in 3rd Ashes Test December 11, 2013

    Perth: Australia batsman George Bailey played down expectations that an Ashesseries clinching win in the third Test in Perth is a formality. Australia lead the fiveTest series 20 after convincing wins in Brisbane and Adelaide, thanks largely to the express bowling of leftarm paceman Mitchell Johnson. The fast and bouncy WACA...
  • 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 leftarm seamer in the...
  • Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott hit centuries in drawn tour match November 2, 2013

    Perth: Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott hit centuries but the rest of England's middle order didn't fare as well in a drawn threeday tour match against the WACA Chairman's XI on Saturday. In their first match of the Ashes tour, England later lost seven wickets for 61 runs to be all...
  • Michael Beer to lead Western Australia XI against England October 28, 2013

    Michael Beer will captain a secondstring Western Australia Chairman's XI against England in the tourists' opening threeday match at Perth's WACA Ground starting on Thursday. The leftarm spinner may be joined in the team by allrounder Mitch Marsh, the younger brother of Test batsman Shaun, but he will have to pass...
  • Perth's WACA ground misses out on India Test September 12, 2013

    Perth's WACA ground will be without a Test match when India tour Australia during the 2014-15 season, Cricket Australia has announced. The WACA, a regular Australian Test venue since 1974, missed out when CA allocated its schedule of four Tests against third-ranked India. CA said Adelaide, scheduled to complete a Aus$535 million...
  • Warner out of first two ODIs, in doubt for India tour January 30, 2013

    Perth: David Warner, the Australia opener, has been ruled out of at least the first two ODIs against West Indies after fracturing a thumb during practice at the WACA on Wednesday. Cricket Australia (CA) have called up New South Wales batsman Usman Khwaja as Warner's replacement. Warner was hit on...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa thrash Australia by 309 runs for a 1-0 series win December 3, 2012

    Perth: South Africa won the third Test by 309 runs on Monday to clinch back-to-back series in Australia, retain the No. 1 ranking and end Ricky Ponting's career with a big defeat. Robin Peterson dismissed Ponting (8) and skipper Michael Clarke (44) as South Africa finished off the Perth Test...
  • 3rd Test: Aus 33/2 after bowling out SA for 225 November 30, 2012

    Perth: Faf du Plessis defied Australia's attack for the second time this week before running out of batting partners when South Africa was dismissed for 225 late on the first day of the third Test. Du Plessis finished unbeaten on 78 and guided crucial partnerships of 57 with Robin Peterson...
  • I have given cricket my all: Ricky Ponting November 29, 2012

    Ricky Ponting announced his retirement and the third Test against South Africa starting on Friday would be his last match. ...
  • CA lauds Ricky Ponting's illustrious career November 29, 2012

    Perth: Cricket Australia on Thursday paid lavish tribute to retiring former captain Ricky Ponting, describing him as a "leader by example" and one of the "best prepared players in the modern game". Ponting, Australia's 366th Test player and 42nd Test captain, announced that the Perth Test against South Africa starting on...
  • Ricky Ponting to play his last Test at Perth November 29, 2012

    The former Australian captain announced his retirement on Thursday from all forms of cricket. ...
  • Ricky Ponting announces retirement from international cricket November 29, 2012

    The third Test against South Africa starting on Friday at WACA, Perth would be his last match. ...
  • Jitters in Indian batting still evident February 12, 2012

    Chasing a modest 233, India's victory march was shaping up to be a dawdle at 157 for 3 at the WACA – where India had failed to post 200 in a Test just about a month ago. But Suresh Raina's old folly, MS Dhoni's unnecessary hoik and Virat Kohli's suicidal...
  • All-round Ashwin delivers the goods February 8, 2012

    R Ashwin's smile after India won a tense match at the WACA was broader than when he stepped up to receive the first Man-of-the-Match award of his ODI career a short while later. In sport, photographs freeze individuals and allow viewers to distil a sportsperson's mistakes or success into a...
  • Kohli is run out by a direct hit February 8, 2012

    Virat Kohli's well-crafted 77 was shaping up as the defining innings of the match until he attempted a needless single and was caught well short of his crease by a superb pick and throw. The ball before he risked that single, Kohli – who was cramping up in pain –...
  • Wobbly India edge Sri Lanka by 4 wickets February 8, 2012

    Perth: R Ashwin came up with a fine all-round display, picking up 3 for 32 as well as scoring an unbeaten 30 to help India beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the second match of the CB series at the WACA on Wednesday. Virat Kohli was the highest scorer...
  • Aus vs Ind, 3rd Test, Day 3: as it happened January 15, 2012

    India Second Innings 10:57 a.m. Australia win series 3-0 by winning the match by an innings and 37 runs. The end came swiftly as India lost the last four wickets for six runs after Lunch. Ben Hilfenhaus the star again with 4 for 54. V Kohli c Haddin b Siddle 75 (136) 10:52...
  • Albeit briefly, bowlers earn India respect January 14, 2012

    Let's just skip the part where India's top order again subsided. I think we've addressed that enough over the course of three Tests. Let's try and sift through the wreckage and find some positives. With the ball, this was a day of progress for India. In taking ten wickets for...
  • 3rd Test: India on the brink of another loss January 14, 2012

    Perth: India are once again staring down the barrel after another abject display by the batsmen on day two of the third Test. Tottering at 88 for 4 in their second innings at the WACA the visitors are on the verge of a 3-0 deficit in the series. Rahul Dravid...
  • Luck not going India's way, says Kohli January 13, 2012

    Perth: India batsman Virat Kohli said that it was bad luck and not lack of temperament or technique that has been ailing the Indian team in its poor run in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. India were again shot out for 161 runs in the first innings shortly after tea...
  • Future of Indian cricket bleak: Warner January 13, 2012

    Perth: After brutalizing India with the fastest century by an opener in the third Test on Friday, Australia batsman David Warner said that the visiting team's future is bleak as their youngsters are a long way off from learning how to cope with fast and bouncy tracks. Warner harped on the...
  • Abject India are snoozing and losing January 14, 2012

    Which one of us has hasn't overslept and been late to work? You know the drill: the alarm rings, you're woken from a slumber and reach out a fumbling hand in the dark to slap the snooze button. Even in your dreary state you know it's a bad idea, but...
  • Ishant's yakking gets Warner thwacking January 13, 2012

    David Warner launched a stellar attack on India's bowlers after Australia had bowled the opposition out for 161. He began with a series of coruscating drives and cuts and sped to his half-century off just 36 balls. As Warner attacked India's pace bowlers, Ishant Sharma responded by having a go at...
  • Kohli's rashness opens the floodgates January 13, 2012

    From 63 for 4 at lunch, India were given breathing room through a 68-run partnership between Virat Kohli and VVS Laxman. Refreshingly, the pair overcame a jittery start to inspire hopes of a decent total. That is, until, Kohli threw it all away with a silly shot in the 51st...
  • Dravid achieves a dubious distinction January 13, 2012

    Rahul Dravid's struggles on this tour continued at the WACA in Perth, where he was bowled for 9 in the morning session on the first day. On this occasion it was not the movement which did him in, as had been the case previously in Melbourne and Sydney, but the...