XAVIER DOHERTY

  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI November 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • Australia spinner Xavier Doherty to be called up for third ODI against South Africa November 16, 2014

    Xavier Doherty will be called into Australia's squad for the third one-day match against South Africa in Canberra, the spinner told reporters on Sunday. The 31-year-old Tasmanian played in two ODI matches of Australia's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates but was overlooked for the opening two games...
  • Xavier Doherty replaces injured Marsh in Australia ODI squad October 7, 2014

    Australia have added left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty to their one-day squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh, who will miss the three-match series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. Spin played a big part in Sunday's one-off Twenty20 in Dubai, which Australia won by six wickets,...
  • CLT20: Clinical Hurricanes beat Tridents by 6 wickets to enter semis September 28, 2014

    Hobart Hurricanes produced a professional performance as they beat Barbados Tridents in convincing manner to enter the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 on Sunday. In their final group league encounter against the Caribbean outfit, Hobart bowlers stuck to their task dismissing the opposition for a paltry 113 in 19.4 overs...
  • 6th ODI: India must beat Australia to take series into a decider October 29, 2013

    Pressure is set to pile up on India's underfire bowlers who will have to deliver in the sixth ODI against Australia in Nagpur if the hosts were to stay alive in the seven match series, which Australia lead 21. Washouts in Ranchi and Cuttack have turned the series into a bestoffive...
  • We don't want to wait for final game to clinch series: Doherty October 28, 2013

    Nagpur: Australia are extremely keen to wrap up the sevengame ODI series here on Wednesday itself by winning the penultimate match in Jamtha and take an unassailable lead, leftarm spinner Xavier Doherty said on Monday. "We have come here to win this game and we're not worried too much about Bangalore...
  • 4th ODI: India hope to strike back in MS Dhoni's hometown October 22, 2013

    After three entertaining runfeast, India and Australia head to MS Dhoni's home town Ranchi to play the fourth onedayer of the sevenmatch ODI series on Wednesday. Against the odds, visitors snatched victory in the previous onedayer thanks to poor bowling by the Indians, especially underfire Ishant Sharma who gave 30...
  • Our batsmen should learn from Vijay-Pujara: Doherty March 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty on Monday said the Australian batsmen need to take a cue from the performances of Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay in order to save the side from the ignominy of another crushing defeat in the second Test match, here. "Watching the two Indian batsmen [Vijay and...
  • Neglect at domestic level ruining Australian spinners: Shane Warne March 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Shane Warne feels neglect of Australian spinners at the domestic level is ruining them, which is the reason for the dearth of top-class talent. Pained at the uninspiring performance of the Australian spinners in India, the spin wizard is upset at the lack of backing young spinners get at...
  • 2nd Test, day 3: Australia two down at stumps, trailing India by 192 March 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Two strong sessions either side of a manic afternoon collapse left India firmly in command of the second Test, with a lead of 192 and eight Australian wickets to claim in two days for an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Such was the momentum of a record second-wicket partnership...
  • Our spinners struggled against Gambhir and Rohit Sharma: Doherty February 16, 2013

    Chennai: The pick of the Australian bowlers Xavier Doherty found nothing "surprising" in Gautam Gambhir's century since the lefthander is a class act against slow bowlers. "Gambhir played beautifully. He is a very good batsman and extremely good player of spin bowling. Therefore, it was not surprising in the manner...
  • Hughes confident of handling Indian spin attack February 11, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian opener Phillip Hughes believes that he has the right technique to face the Indian spin attack in trying subcontinent conditions in the upcoming fourTest series, beginning February 22. "They're got all bases covered with their spinners, going in and away from the bat, so it's going to be challenging....
  • Lyon, Doherty seek inspiration from England spinners February 1, 2013

    Sydney: Australian spinners Nathan Lyon and Xavier Doherty are analysing the performance of their English counterparts in India ahead of the fourmatch Test series in the subcontinent later in the month. Lyon and Doherty are the frontline spinners in the 17man squad announced for the tour of India beginning in Chennai...
  • Windies have heart to beat Australia: Narine March 19, 2012

    Kingstown: Rightarm slow bowler Sunil Narine believes West Indies' success in finally ending their Australian jinx could pave the way for victory in the fivematch series. The 23yearold was named Man of the Match for his 4 for 27 off eight overs as the West Indies beat Australia by five wickets...
  • Watson hails gamechanger Doherty March 17, 2012

    Kingstown: Australia skipper Shane Watson saluted leftarm spinner Xavier Doherty as a gamechanging slow bowler after the tourists' 64run win over the West Indies in their opening oneday international. Doherty took four for 49 despite being clobbered for three sixes by Marlon Samuels in his first over at Arnos Vale on...
  • Doherty pilots Australia to 64run win March 16, 2012

    Kingstown, St. Vincent: Australia scored a convincing 64run victory over the West Indies in their opening oneday international on Friday after leftarm spinner Xavier Doherty took an impressive 449 for the tourists. The West Indies, chasing a modest target of 205, were bowled out for 140 off 32.2 overs at Arnos...
  • Bad news for India, SL beat Australia February 24, 2012

    Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene hit an aggressive half century to help set up Sri Lanka's thrilling threewicket win over Australia in a limitedovers triseries match on Friday. Man of the match Jayawardene hit six boundaries and a six to make 85 off 81 balls, and Dinesh Chandimal brought up an assured 80...
  • India seal thriller against Australia February 12, 2012

    Adelaide: India held their nerves to conjure up a fourwicket victory by chasing down a target of 270 with two balls to spare in their triseries encounter against Australia on Sunday. Needing 13 runs off the last over, MS Dhoni hit a massive six on the third Clint McKay delivery...
  • Doherty expecting Indian backlash at Adelaide February 11, 2012

    Adelaide: The Australians have dominated India so far but spinner Xavier Doherty on Saturday said his team would have to be on guard as the resurgent visitors might hit back strongly when the two teams clash for the second time in the ODI cricket triseries here on Sunday. India put up...
  • Australia hold on for narrow win over SL February 10, 2012

    Perth: Australia won their second consecutive triseries match with a tense fiverun win over Sri Lanka at the WACA Ground on Friday. Following their opening win over India last Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia had some anxious moments in the final over. Sri Lanka, chasing 232 for victory, looked out...
  • Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: As it happened February 10, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: Over No. 50: Australia win by 5 runs! Clarke is the Man of the Match and it was his fifty that took Australia to 231 after early strikes by Sri Lanka. The Lankans were on course until Sangakkara's runout, and though Mathew's late heroics nearly saw them through,...