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Shane Watson's century powers Australia to a massive 197 in the first innings
Shane Watson's century powers Australia to a massive 197 in the first innings

Watson scored 10 fours and six sixesShane Watson scored a superb unbeaten century (86-ball 124 not out) to power Australia to 197 for five against India in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday.Watson, making his debut as captain in T20I, milked six sixes -- three off Ravindra Jadeja and two off Ashish Nehra -- and 10 fours during his maiden ton as the Indian bowlers conceded 117 runs in the

Jan 31 2016
David Warner and Steven Smith to miss rest of India T20I series, Glenn Maxwell returns
David Warner and Steven Smith to miss rest of India T20I series, Glenn Maxwell returns

Steven Smith and David Warner among the Australian team singing the national anthem prior the 1st T20IAustralia will be without the services of two of their best batsmen, David Warner and Steven Smith, as they look to come back from a 0-1 series deficit in the ongoing 3-match T20I series against India. Glenn Maxwell, who is expected to return from the sore hamstring which kept him out of the 1st T20I, will be one of two inclusions in th

Jan 28 2016
Glenn Maxwell in doubt for 5th ODI after knee injury
Glenn Maxwell in doubt for 5th ODI after knee injury

Glenn Maxwell got hit by a Ishant Sharma delivery in the 4th ODIAustralia have already taken an unassailable 4-0 lead in the ongoing ODI series against India, but there was some bad news for them on Wednesday. Glenn Maxwell, who got hit with the ball on the knee while trying one of his unconventional shots in the 4th ODI at Canberra, has sustained an injury and will probably not play in the last match.The ball hit Maxwell on an unprotec

Jan 21 2016
Australia name squad for New Zealand tour; 2 uncapped players given maiden call-up
Australia name squad for New Zealand tour; 2 uncapped players given maiden call-up

Jackson Bird is known for swinging the ball.Uncapped fast bowler Chadd Sayers and fellow seamer Jackson Bird were named in Australia's 14-man squad on Wednesday for the two Test cricket matches against New Zealand next month.The pair replaces fast bowler Scott Boland and left-arm orthodox spinner Steve O'Keefe from the washed-out final Test of the Australian summer while Peter Siddle returns after recovering from an ankle injury he s

Jan 20 2016
Top 5 batting performances of BBL 2015
Top 5 batting performances of BBL 2015

The KFC Big Bash League 05 has certainly caught the imagination of the Australian public and also audiences worldwide through attractive star value and humongous attendance levels never seen before. With the league stages of the tournament now over, let us look at the top five performances in BBL 05. With 35 matches played over 39 days this summer, there is a match and time to suit everyone. 

Australia vs India 3rd ODI at MCG: Player Ratings
Australia vs India 3rd ODI at MCG: Player Ratings

If Smith doesn’t get you, Bailey will. And if Bailey doesn’t get you, Maxwell will.A spirited India, propelled by a century by perhaps their most proactive cricketer, and fuelled with new hopes by their resurgent captain, were still not good enough for the world champions, who, by now, it seems, have perfected the art of orchestrating run-chases and finishing games. As Australia beat India by 4 wickets at the MCG and in the process to

Jan 17 2016
5 cricketers who have prolific domestic T20 records but haven't played many T20Is
5 cricketers who have prolific domestic T20 records but haven't played many T20Is

Not all players are as lucky as these three to have played plenty of domestic and international T20s T20 is a format where consistency can be a pipe dream for both batsmen and bowlers at the best of times. The fast-paced, hit-miss nature of the format dictates that one isn't likely to maintain the consistent standards they might have set for themselves in ODIs or Tests. Sometimes, even when those giddy heights are reached and consisten

Jan 17 2016
Stats: Australia v India, 2nd ODI - Rohit Sharma's 2nd consecutive century in vain after Australia's record run-chase
Stats: Australia v India, 2nd ODI - Rohit Sharma's 2nd consecutive century in vain after Australia's record run-chase

Rohit Sharma's second consecutive century was in vain at the GabbaAustralia took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against India after beating the visitors by seven wickets at the Gabba, Brisbane. After putting on a score of 308/8 in 50 overs, Indian bowlers were not able to restrict the Australian batsmen to record the highest ODI chase at the Gabba with six balls to spare.Rohit Sharma's second consecutive century went in vain as A

Jan 15 2016
Australia v India 2016 2nd ODI: Player Ratings
Australia v India 2016 2nd ODI: Player Ratings

The Australian batsmen again outclassed their Indian counterpartsIndia lost the second ODI against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane after a dominating performance from the batsmen once again. Although the Gabba pitch offered some bounce, more than 600 runs were scored.The Australian top-order dominated the Indian bowlers as three of the top four scored half-centuries to give the hosts a seven-wicket victory. India's persistence with two spi

Jan 15 2016
Clinical Australian batting helps chase a record total, beat India by 7 wickets
Clinical Australian batting helps chase a record total, beat India by 7 wickets

Bailey’s 76 off 58 led Australia to yet another victory thereby taking a 2-0 lead in the 5-match series.A superlative batting performance by Australia helped them achieve the highest second-innings total at the Gabba, thereby comprehensively outplaying India to win the second ODI of the VB Series by 7 wickets.If anything, the first innings after India won the toss and chose to bat, was a carbon copy of India’s effort at Perth with a l

Jan 15 2016
A battle between the Indian batting and the Australian bowling
A battle between the Indian batting and the Australian bowling

 Rohit Sharma raises his bat after reaching 100 at the WACA. The Indians have arrived in Australia to provide the fans some serious contest in limited-overs cricket after a summer of lopsided Tests, with New Zealand and West Indies failing to make a fist of it.The Black Caps may dispute the appraisal, pointing to the goof-up of the third umpire who the ICC felt "followed the correct protocol, but made an incorrect judgment", i

Jan 12 2016
David Warner to miss part of ODI series against India for family duty
David Warner to miss part of ODI series against India for family duty

Australia are set to be without their opener for some part of the ODI series against IndiaDavid Warner’s sensational hitting on the final day of the 3rd Test between Australia and West Indies lit up the final stages of what had been a drab rain-drenched affair, but the opener himself is currently juggling between thoughts of cricket and his own family.Warner and his wife are expecting a second child in the later half of January, and the ope

Jan 7 2016
BBL 15: Perth Scorchers thrash Sydney Thunder to go top
BBL 15: Perth Scorchers thrash Sydney Thunder to go top

Agar and Bancroft laid the foundation for a convincing Scorchers win105-run fourth wicket partnership from Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Agar, coupled with some good bowling by the pacers ensured Perth Scorchers reclaimed top spot in the Big Bash League with a 30-run win over Sydney Thunder.Thunder, who won the toss and elected to field, would have been delighted with their decision after they dismissed captain Michael Klinger and Marcus Harris ins

Jan 7 2016
BBL 2015-16: Wright stars for the Stars, while Scorchers stroll through Sixers
BBL 2015-16: Wright stars for the Stars, while Scorchers stroll through Sixers

Luke Wright stole the show at a packed MCGGame 1: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne RenegadesLuke Wright became the second centurion of the Big Bash League 2015, as his unbeaten 109 off 63 single-handedly guided the Melbourne Stars to victory against their twin opponents, the Melbourne Renegades, by 7 wickets.Becoming a witness to the capacity crowd of 80,883 that turned up at the MCG for the game, Wright provided ample entertainment with 11 four

Jan 2 2016
Two BBL teams pay tribute to Batman v Superman
Two BBL teams pay tribute to Batman v Superman

Nic Maddinson and Andrew Tye   Image: Courtesy News LtdPerth Scorchers made it three wins in a row after comprehensively beating Sydney Sixers by nine wickets and climbed to the top of Big Bash League 2015. But arguably the biggest talking point from the game wasn’t the nature victory but what both sides were wearing.In what can only be described as a unique move by both teams, Scorchers and Sixers both came out sporting jerseys t

Jan 2 2016
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