West Indies vs Australia

  • World cricket waits on West Indies revival May 4, 2012

    London: It is a measure of how much things have changed since the West Indies' glory days that the overwhelming feeling amongst home cricket fans ahead of their tour of England is sympathy. From the mid 1970s through the 1980s the West Indies dominated world cricket...
  • We're way off the number one spot: Clarke April 28, 2012

    Roseau: Michael Clarke celebrated a year in charge of Australia with a 75run victory over West Indies in the third and final Test, but insisted his team is far from the finished article. Since succeeding Ricky Ponting as skipper, Clarke has built an impressive record with...
  • 3rd Test: WI struggling at 173/5 chasing 370 April 27, 2012

    Dominica: Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 69 and became the 10th batsman in cricket history to pass 10,000 Test runs but West Indies struggled to 173 for 5 in pursuit of 370 to beat Australia in the third and final Test on Thursday. Captain Michael Clarke took 3 for 34 with his...
  • 3rd Test: Australia lead crosses 300 on Day 3 April 26, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting both hit halfcenturies on Wednesday as Australia built a healthy lead of 310 on the third day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park. Ponting topscored with 57 while Cowan contributed 55 as Australia reached 200 for 6 in their second...
  • Wade not yet first choice keeper for Australia April 25, 2012

    Dominica: Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade hit an impressive maiden Test century in the third and final Test against West Indies on Tuesday but does not expect his achievement to change his stature as fillin to first choice Brad Haddin. Haddin had to give up the gloves for this series for...
  • Patience key to unlocking WI potential April 25, 2012

    Roseau: West Indies were again guilty of letting a strong position slip from their grasp when they ended the second day of the third Test against Australia 163 runs adrift, but their young squad will be given a chance to develop. Australia's tail wagged to punish the hosts, recovering from...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies dominate on Day 1 April 24, 2012

    Dominica: Offspinner Shane Shillingford took 4 for 77 on his home turf on Monday as West Indies restricted Australia to 212 for 7 on a gripping opening day of the third and final Test. The Dominican, in only his seventh Test, claimed the heart of Australia's top order to give the...
  • Ponting victim of own high standards: Clarke April 21, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that his predecessor Ricky Ponting was a victim of the high standards he himself set. The 37yearold Ponting, who retired from ODIs earlier this year, is under scrutiny in every Test he plays despite scoring at an average of 108.80 against Indian...
  • Cowan remains positive despite poor form April 20, 2012

    Port of Spain: When Australian selectors meet to select a team, opener Ed Cowan is most likely to lose his place because of poor form, but he remains positive about his own game. "I feel like my game is in good order. There's a big difference between being out of runs...
  • 2nd Test: Aus lead WI by 127 runs on Day 4 April 19, 2012

    PortofSpain: Fast bowler Kemar Roach claimed 3 for 27 here on Wednesday as the West Indies rebounded from conceding a first innings lead of 54 to reduce Australia to 73 for 3 on a rainruined fourth day of the second Test at the Queen's Park Oval. Australia go into the final...
  • Hussey's toil could prove decisive April 17, 2012

    Port of Spain: A week after he smashed the West Indian bowlers around Barbados to lead Australia to a thrilling victory in fading light, Mike Hussey was back in a completely different role, grinding his way to a crucial halfcentury that could deliver another victory for his team. On a Queen's...
  • West Indies eyeing fightback in second Test April 15, 2012

    Port of Spain: After letting the first Test slip through their fingers in fading light on the last day, West Indies will look to rebound when they take on Australia in the second Test, starting on Sunday. Captain Darren Sammy is convinced that West Indies will learn from Wednesday's threewicket loss...
  • Australia ponder two spinners for second Test April 14, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia coach Mickey Arthur said his team may employ two specialist spinners for the second Test against the West Indies, which starts at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Nathan Lyon, who played in the first Test victory in Barbados, could be partnered by leftarm spinner Michael Beer...
  • Harris, Hilfenhaus achieve careerbest ratings April 13, 2012

    Dubai: After guiding Australia to a thrilling threewicket win over West Indies in the first Test in Barbados, pacers Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris achieved their highestever bowling ratings in the ICC Test rankings. ManoftheMatch Harris, who took 3 for 31 in the West Indies second innings, jumped five places to...
  • 1st Test: Aus beat West Indies in a nailbiter April 12, 2012

    Bridgetown: Shane Watson hit 52 and Michael Hussey supplied a crucial 32 off 26 balls as Australia earned a thrilling threewicket victory over the West Indies in fading light on Wednesday on the fifth and final day of the opening Test at Kensington Oval. Australia were set 192 to win...
  • Gibson optimistic of WI chances on final day April 11, 2012

    Bridgetown: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson remained optimistic about winning the opening Test against Australia after they threw away the advantage with a shocking batting collapse on the fourth day. West Indies lost three wickets for four runs in a 25minute period before tea here on Tuesday and stumbled...
  • Chanderpaul hails West Indies' rookies April 9, 2012

    Bridgetown: Experienced West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has praised the maturity of the side's younger players and said their performance against Australia in the first Test here was testimony of their improvement. "The young fellas are (coming in) to their own. We've been setting the plans and goals for the team...
  • WI aim to break twodecade Aussie grip April 6, 2012

    Bridgetown: Australia aim to extend their 19year grip on the Frank Worrell Trophy against the West Indies from Saturday and pile on the Test match agony for the fallen Caribbean giants. Since they last hosted Australia four years ago, the West Indies have won only three of the 30 Tests...
  • Windies will show fighting spirit: Sammy April 1, 2012

    Bridgetown: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has warned Australia to expect more of his side's fighting spirit when the threeTest series kicks off here next weekend. West Indies produced a sensational effort to beat the Aussies by 14 runs and tie the twomatch Twenty20 series 11. The performance was the latest...