Cricket  /  Published 31.12.21

Selectors face problem of plenty

A sensational six-wicket innings haul on debut may not be enough to keep paceman Scott Boland in the Australian team, with regular seamer Josh Hazlewood set to return from a side strain for the fourth...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Cricket  /  Published 30.12.21

David Warner’s target: Triumph in India

An Ashes series win in England in 2023 and defeating India in their own backyard are the two important milestones Australia opener David Warner is eyeing before calling it quits from Test cricket. Af...
By Agencies in Melbourne

Cricket  /  Published 29.12.21

Warner's synthetic wicket prod to England

  The Ashes already retained, star Australia opener David Warner has advised a sorry-looking England side to prepare on synthetic wickets to be able to adjust to the extra bounce in the pitches ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Brisbane

Cricket  /  Published 29.12.21

Boland soaks up the adulation

Test debutant Scott Boland became an instant cult hero in Australian cricket with an astonishing six-wicket haul that wrapped up the Ashes on Day III of the third Test in Melbourne on Tuesday. Plucke...
By Reuters in Melbourne

Cricket  /  Published 29.12.21

Despair to delight, Australia’s yearbook

A year ago to the day at the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia had been put on the ropes by a youthful Indian team led from the front by Ajinkya Rahane. At the end of Day III — Decem...
By Devdan Mitra


Cricket  /  Published 28.12.21

Australia retain Ashes, 3-0 up in series

It was quite a Test debut for Australia fast bowler Scott Boland. Player-of-the-match Boland claimed the remarkable bowling figures of six wickets for seven runs as Australia beat England by an innin...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Melbourne

Cricket  /  Published 27.12.21

Bairstow’s excuse: Loss of toss

England feel the loss of toss hurt them badly on the opening day of the third Ashes Test in Melbourne. Recalled England batter Jonny Bairstow said that they too would have liked to bowl first on ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Melbourne

Cricket  /  Published 27.12.21

Australia bullish, England brittle

Joe Root wanted his team to do “better” and not commit “basic mistakes” in the third Ashes Test, which began in Melbourne on Sunday. But none of those wishes came true as Austr...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 26.12.21

Ashes-winning captain no more

Ray Illingworth, a former England cricket captain, has died. He was 89.  Illingworth, who led England to a Test series victory in Australia in 1970-71, had been undergoing radiotherapy for esoph...
By Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 26.12.21

Boland set for surprise debut

“Jhye and Nes were a little bit sore after Adelaide so we’ve decided to go with Scotty,” said captain Pat Cummins, who missed the second Test after being adjudged a close contact of ...
By Reuters


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