Cricket

Sun 18 Aug 2019

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Ashes scare: Steve Smith floored by sickening neck blow

Lord’s went deathly silent and Steve Smith lay on the turf after copping a sickening blow to his neck during the second Ashes Test.

Sat 17 Aug 2019

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Waugh addresses glaring Aussie weakness

Cricket icon Steve Waugh has opened up on the biggest issue staring Australia in the face and threatening to hurt their chances of Ashes success

Fri 16 Aug 2019

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

Fearless Lyon cracks everyone up

An England star outed Nathan Lyon’s sharp tongue as the Poms threatened to give as good as they got during the second Ashes Test

Is Bodyline back? Short stuff gets Lord’s crowd fired up

premium_icon Is Bodyline back? Short stuff gets Lord’s crowd fired up

England have vowed to fight fire with fire after the hosts’ batsmen were peppered with a short-ball barrage at Lord’s, with the crowd voicing their displeasure.

Lord's lit up with stunning day of cricket

premium_icon Lord's lit up with stunning day of cricket

Eleven wickets fell on a seesawing day that saw classic catches, shocking drops, brilliant shots and a Dave Warner flop. Relive the moments that mattered.

Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

premium_icon Warner's flop sours great Aussie bowling effort

Australia’s fast start to the second Ashes test was slowed by Jonny Bairstow’s half-century that pushed England to 258 all out.

Thu 15 Aug 2019

The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

premium_icon The happy accident of Tim Paine’s captaincy

He rose to the office out of a dark period in Australian cricket, but Tim Paine has proved himself much more than a safe pair of hands.

Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

premium_icon Ageless appeal of Nathan Lyon

Nathan Lyon’s journey from apprentice groundskeeper to one of the world’s elite cricketers can be attributed to one key attribute above his natural talent.

Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

premium_icon Why Langer parked Starc for Lord’s Test

Day one of the second Ashes Test has been washed out but when play begins it is Josh Hazlewood and not Mitch Starc who will bowl and this is why.

The Rock heartbroken by cricket tragedy

The Rock heartbroken by cricket tragedy

One of the world’s most famous actors has been left heartbroken but inspired by the personal stories of Test greats Glenn McGrath and Andrew Strauss.

Rain ruins opening day at Lord's

Rain ruins opening day at Lord's

Day one of the second Ashes Test was a complete washout as rain frustrated both camps with its first significant impact on this series.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Smith’s incredible $12m cash windfall

Smith’s incredible $12m cash windfall

Australian cricket hero Steve Smith has shown his exquisite timing is not just reserved for the cricket field after a jaw dropping gamble paid off.

Ashes bunny steps away from game

premium_icon Ashes bunny steps away from game

England all-rounder Moeen Ali will take a “short break” from cricket after being dropped from the squad to face Australia

Smith one-liner embarrasses England

Smith one-liner embarrasses England

Steve Smith humiliated England with his bat in the first Ashes Test and he did the same thing with his tongue, according to a cricket legend.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Eyes have it: Langer says Warner’s Ashes fire is back

premium_icon Eyes have it: Langer says Warner’s Ashes fire is back

Despite a double failure at Edgbaston, Australia coach Justin Langer has looked David Warner in the eye and is convinced the opener is his old self again.

Archer laughs off Langer’s Ashes doubts

premium_icon Archer laughs off Langer’s Ashes doubts

England rookie Jofra Archer has warned Australia coach Justin Langer not to underestimate him ahead of his Test debut at Lord’s.

MCC ignores Punter’s plea for neutral umpires

premium_icon MCC ignores Punter’s plea for neutral umpires

The MCC cricket committee has played down calls for neutral umpires to be replaced in Test cricket despite widespread criticism throughout first Ashes Test.

Aussies ready for anything Poms dish up at Lord’s

premium_icon Aussies ready for anything Poms dish up at Lord’s

Skipper Tim Paine insists the Aussies are the masters of their own Ashes destiny and it doesn’t matter what England throws at them.

Paine: Warner’s extraordinary Barmy Army request

premium_icon Paine: Warner’s extraordinary Barmy Army request

David Warner was never going to shy away from confrontation on his return from a 18-month tamper ban. In his exclusive column, Australia captain TIM PAINE reveals...

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Bancroft battling with Ashes pressure

Bancroft battling with Ashes pressure

The weight of expectation and the barbs of the England fans over his role in the ball-tampering saga have Cameron Bancroft wound up.

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