The first ever D/N Test match was won by Australia Australia defeated New Zealand in the first ever day-night Test match by 3 wickets in Adelaide and won the Trans-Tasman series 2-0. The match finished on the third day with a total of 12 wickets falling on the final day of the match. New Zealand started the day at 116 for the loss of five wickets with Santner and Watling on the crease after the end of the second day. Things did not start we
Shaun Marsh is yet to make a Test ton in Australia Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has complete confidence that Shaun Marsh, who has been picked for the third Test against New Zealand, will come good, reports cricket.com.au. Marsh, who was dropped from the Australian squad following their Ashes loss, makes a comeback to the side due to Usman Khawaja’s hamstring injury in the second Test at the WACA. While there have been questi
Australia had to settle for a draw at the WACA Australia have added three players to their current Test squad, for the third and final Test of the Trans-Tasman trophy, scheduled to played on 27th November. The additions include batsman Shaun Marsh, pacer James Pattinson and young spinner Steven O’Keefe, according to Cricket Australia. Shaun Marsh was brought in the squad in place of batsman Usman Khawaja, who injured himself du
Marsh was reprimanded for using a helmet which did not meet CA regulations Shaun Marsh became the first player to be admonished by Cricket Australia (CA) for not wearing a helmet which was compliant with CA’s new State Equipment and Apparel Regulations. He was reprimanded yesterday following the match he played on Monday, October 5. In the Matador Cup match that took place on Monday, Marsh had scored a century in Western Australia&rsq
Watson announced his Test retirement recently A true all-rounder is someone who is equally adept with both the bat and ball and has the ability to make it into the team purely as a bowler or a batsman. They give a team the much-needed balance and give the team management the flexibility of playing an extra bowler or a batsman depending on the pitch conditions. Very few in the history of cricket have been genuine world class all-rounders
There are good cricketers and there are bad cricketers. Amongst good cricketers, there are those who perform often and those who frustrate often. But, some always frustrate a lot more than others, because as delightful as they are to the audience, their potential always seems to have been under-utilised. Cricket isn’t an easy game, considering one mistake can cost you a lot. But, some often end up paying more for their mistakes, some never
Chris Rogers retired from international cricket at the end of the 2015 Ashes series. When the cricketing globe’s entire spotlight was on the retirement of the big shots – Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke, there was this silent guardian, Chris Rogers, who made a calm exit. After resurrecting a career, which at one point looked like ending with just one international match, the 37-year-old piled up 2015 runs till the l
Rodney Marsh speaks to Michael Clarke and Shane Warne ahead of the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test Australia’s head of selectors Rodney Marsh has vehemently denied claims that the presence of WAGs (Wives and Girlfriends) had a role to play in their disastrous Ashes series defeat, NDTV reports. The former wicketkeeper added that imposing any sort of ban on players’ family will only worsen things and believes the team’s
Darren Lehmann looks on the field of play during Day 1 of the 4th Ashes Test Australian coach Darren Lehmann has come under fire – not for Australia’s loss to England, but for turning to Twitter in search of tickets to a weekend English Premier League game between Stoke City and Liverpool, around 80 kilometres west from Nottingham where the Aussies were humiliated. The Australian dressing room is a dark and gloomy pla
The Ashes rarely ends as numbers. It ends as mental scars. Sometimes, the English bear those scars and sometimes the Aussies do. It always ends the way it starts, like a battle. Sometimes, the English find heroes, sometimes the Aussies do. It ends with many tales from the arena. Sometimes the English have more gladiators, sometimes the Aussies do. Now, England lead the Ashes 2-1. They are perched on a pendulum swing of wins and losses.
Michael Clarke looks on during Day 3 of the 3rd Ashes Test Australia captain Michael Clarke addressed concerns over his own form in characteristic brutal terms, with clamours for his head getting increasing momentum in the Australian press. "I think it's always going to be hard to beat any opposition when they've got 11 and we've only 10,” Clarke said, according to CricketAustralia. "At the moment that'
Much like other sports, cricket has witnessed its fair share of dynasties – the Hearnes, the Headleys, the Mohammads, the Hadlees, Khans and Bracewells - all of whom boast of at least 3 players who have donned the national cap in Test cricket. Recent sensations include the sons of Geoff Marsh and that of Roger Binny. While Mitchell has already sealed his spot in the national team and Shaun has been in the reckoning for quite some time
Mitchell Starc struck twice in the very first over of the run chase Kingston (Jamaica), June 14 (IANS) West Indies are staring in the face of a series defeat as Australia established a commanding hold on the third day of the second Test at Sabina Park here. Australia have made a confident gamble by giving West Indies a massive assignment with a winning target of nearly 400 to make in more than two days after declaring their second innings o
Ever since the beginning of international cricket, Australia have been fortunate to have had a plethora of players of top-notch ability across all formats. Whether it is a Don Bradman, a Dennis Lillee or a Shane Warne, they have never had a shortage of cricketers who have played a defining role in helping their team achieve success. Like every other country, though, they have also had a fair share of players who were unable to fulfill thei
Chris Rogers suffered a concussion during training session before first Test Kingston (Jamaica) June 10 (IANS) Australia opener Chris Rogers has not fully recovered from a concussion and has been ruled out of the second Test against the West Indies, starting here on Thursday. Rogers was struck on the helmet during training in Dominica nine days ago and he experienced dizzy spells and a headache later that evening. Shaun Marsh is set to repl