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  • Aus head to Melbourne winners but not grinners

    Australia head to Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan with some festive cheer after winning the series opener in Brisbane but Steve Smith's side will not find many Christmas presents under the tree from local media.

  • Misbah hails Shafiq for fighting ton

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hailed Asad Shafiq's defiant century as among the "classiest" he had ever seen after the knock of 137 all but drove Pakistan to a famous victory over Australia in the first Test in Brisbane on Monday.

  • Aus prevent record chase to pip Pak

    Australia prevented a world-record, 490-run chase by Pakistan on Friday to win a gripping first Test by just 39 runs and preserve their 28-year unbeaten streak at Brisbane's Gabba ground.

  • Younis, Azhar stonewall Aus as storm hits Gabba

    Younis Khan and Azhar Ali batted through the first session as Pakistan stonewalled Australia's push for victory on the fourth day of the day-night first Test at the Gabba on Sunday.

  • CA draws ire over pregnancy clause

    Australia's Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating Cricket Australia's (CA's) controversial pregnancy clause in contracts offered to elite women players.

  • Messi

    Superclassico in Australia

    Brazil and Argentina are set to play a South American "Superclassico" gala match in Australia next year, it was reported Tuesday.

  • Wahab, Yasir deny rift after scuffle

    Things got heated between Pakistan bowlers Yasir Shah and Wahab Riaz on the eve of the first Test against Australia but the pair have put to bed any ideas of a rift.

  • Soumya Sarkar

    Soumya stars in Sydney thrashing

    Bangladesh chased down 84 in 6.4 overs losing three wickets in the rain-curtailed practice match against Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval today.

  • Chandika: The Sydneysider inspiring Tigers

    When Chandika Hathurusingha signed up to be head coach of Bangladesh in 2014, he was joining a side that had only won one Test this decade and had lost nearly two thirds of its one-day internationals.

  • Arthur's Pak aim for Aus history

    The Pakistan team, six years in the making and armed with insider knowledge from coach Mickey Arthur, are poised to make history in Australia, veteran skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said Wednesday.

  • Yasir

    Pak confident Yasir will be fit

    Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident leg spinner Yasir Shah will be fit to face Australia in this week's day-night opening Test of a three-match series at the Gabba in Brisbane.

  • Starc fires at Arthur

    Australia have been a "closer" team since former head coach Mickey Arthur made way for Darren Lehmann, according to pace spearhead Mitchell Starc.

  • Starc fires bouncer at Arthur

    Australia have been a "closer" team since former head coach Mickey Arthur made way for Darren Lehmann, according to pace spearhead Mitchell Starc.

  • Shakib leaves for Aus tonight

    Bangladesh allrounder Shakib Al Hasan will leave for Australia tonight to join the 22-member preliminary squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand scheduled to begin from 26 December, 2016.

  • Warner's back-to-back tons lift Aus

    Opener David Warner smashed his second straight hundred to spearhead Australia's 264 for eight in the third Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-dayer in Melbourne on Friday.

  • Langer to take temporary charge of Aus T20 team

    Former opening batsman Justin Langer is to take control of Australia's Twenty20 team for a second time, on a temporary basis, in February.

  • Aus unchanged for day-night Test against Pak

    Australia named an unchanged squad on Thursday for the first Test against Pakistan next week, which will be the first day-night Test held at Brisbane's Gabba.

  • Aus keen on sweep of NZ: Marsh

    Australia will not be taking their collective foot off the gas in Friday's third one-day international against New Zealand in Melbourne, despite it being a dead rubber, according to all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.

  • Australia's Glenn Maxwell

    Maxwell may miss again

    Controversial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell could still find himself on the outer in Australia's second one-day international against New Zealand on Tuesday.

  • Maxwell may miss again as Aus look to rebuild confidence

    Controversial all-rounder Glenn Maxwell could still find himself on the outer in Australia's second one-day international against New Zealand on Tuesday.

  • ‘Decision not to review Smith lbw was understandable’

    The decision not to review a leg before wicket appeal on Australia's captain Steve Smith was the right one at the time as there was significant doubt from even people off the field, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said.

  • Australia win after Smith special

    Steve Smith hits a record-breaking century and took two superb catches as Australia beat New Zealand by 68 runs in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy one-day series opener

  • Aus coach looks to defuse Maxwell-Wade row

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann is to hold clear-the-air talks ahead of the one-day series against New Zealand after recalled all-rounder Glenn Maxwell criticised wicketkeeper Matt Wade.

  • Day-night Ashes Test under discussion

    Discussions over whether Australia will host England in a first day-night Ashes cricket Test next year are taking place but nothing has been decided yet, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.

  • NZ coach downplays Aus turmoil

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson declined to lay the boot into Australia Thursday after a demoralising Test series defeat to South Africa, insisting their one-day team was a different beast.

  • New-look side excites Smith

    Captain Steve Smith is hoping his triumphant new Gen-Y line-up can build "something really special" for Australian cricket over the next 10 years.

  • Pakistan unchanged for Aus tour

    Pakistan resisted the temptation to change and retained the same 16-man squad which is currently on tour in New Zealand for their upcoming series in Australia, their chief selector said Monday.

  • Smith thrilled by new and energised Aussies

    Skipper Steve Smith said his newly energised Australia side can only get better after a spirited win over South Africa in the day-night third and final Test in Adelaide on Sunday.

  • Aus beat Proteas by 7 wickets

    Australia rebounded to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa to end a run of five Test defeats in the day-night third Test in Adelaide on Sunday.

  • 'Voice of cricket' Benaud gets face on new Aus coin

    The "voice of cricket" Richie Benaud has been honoured with his face on a 50-cent coin in Australia, with a limited mintage inspired by statistics from his storied career.