Cricket

Sun 15 Sep 2019

‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

premium_icon ‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

Frustrations surfaced at the Oval with some tense exchanges but both teams were adamant nobody crossed the line.

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

In his final ever Test commentating for Sky Sports, an England legend made the cardinal sin of not realising his microphone was still on.

Paine explains shock Ashes decision slammed by Warnie

Paine explains shock Ashes decision slammed by Warnie

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne shredded Tim Paine over one decision in the final Test that handed the Poms a big advantage.

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Warner photo sparks Ashes conspiracy

Warner photo sparks Ashes conspiracy

Controversy erupted on day two of the final Ashes Test with fans and pundits split over a crucial moment involving Aussie opener David Warner.

Fri 13 Sep 2019

‘Most of Australia hate me, hopefully I win them over’

premium_icon ‘Most of Australia hate me, hopefully I win them over’

Mitchell Marsh is not every Aussie fan’s first pick for the side. And he knows it. But a stunning display of swing bowling proved the wisdom of his selection.

Ironman Cummins outlasts and outclasses the field

premium_icon Ironman Cummins outlasts and outclasses the field

In six injury-blighted years after his 2011 debut fears were raised about Pat Cummins' endurance. Now he’s not just our best bowler, but also our most durable.

Paine’s big gamble pays off in the end

premium_icon Paine’s big gamble pays off in the end

With England at 3-170 after Tim Paine elected to field, the knives were out for the Australian skipper. Then it all changed.

Marsh, Cummins strike down Poms after false start

premium_icon Marsh, Cummins strike down Poms after false start

England briefly threatened but things swung in Australia's favour thanks to the familiar excellence of Pat Cummins and Mitch Marsh justifying his recall.

‘Lack of respect’: Aussies’ shock move

‘Lack of respect’: Aussies’ shock move

The cricket world was taken aback by Tim Paine’s decision in the final Ashes Test and one legend suggested it was because he didn’t think much of England.

Thu 12 Sep 2019

Poms want to win at least one Smith battle

premium_icon Poms want to win at least one Smith battle

He hasn’t been able to do anything about it as yet but that won’t stop Joe Root from seeking a solution to his Steve Smith problem in the fifth Ashes Test.

‘Gutted’ Pom reacts to Ashes axeing

‘Gutted’ Pom reacts to Ashes axeing

England has tinkered with its XI for the fifth and final Ashes Test — perhaps proving that their experiment with one batsman is done.

How arch rival got Marsh back on Test track

premium_icon How arch rival got Marsh back on Test track

Having turned around his work ethic, modelling it on England’s heroic all-rounder Ben Stokes, Mitchell Marsh is back in the Aussie Test team

Pattinson snubbed again but ‘exciting’ summer plans in place

Pattinson snubbed again but ‘exciting’ summer plans in place

James Pattinson missed out on a recall for the final Ashes Test but Australia is keen to unleash the fit-again beast in home conditions.

Head ‘big part of future’ despite dumping

premium_icon Head ‘big part of future’ despite dumping

David Warner survives as Travis Head makes way to accommodate Australia’s need to bulk up their bowling options in final Ashes Test at The Oval after an intense...

‘Take his Rolex off him’: Legend blows up

‘Take his Rolex off him’: Legend blows up

SAM Burgess’ controversial hair-pull has landed him in some serious hot water — and this Origin legend isn’t having a bar of it.

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Siddle slams England’s Smith claims

Siddle slams England’s Smith claims

Peter Siddle has hit back at former England fast bowler Steve Harmison over his attack on Steve Smith, with a reminder of Harmison’s past misdeeds.

Hunger game: We want to finish in style

premium_icon Hunger game: We want to finish in style

The Ashes have been retained, but the Australians are determined not to let up against England in the final Test of the series, writes skipper Tim Paine.

Why Steve Smith is not a cheat

premium_icon Why Steve Smith is not a cheat

The pantomime booing of Steve Smith is so passe. It’s time for England fans to admit the only reason he continues to be singled out is because he’s too good.

Warner under review, but has key backing

premium_icon Warner under review, but has key backing

David Warner has endured a horror Ashes campaign and could be dropped for the fifth Test. But he’s being backed by Australia’s captain and coach.

Langer reveals real victim of Smith taunt

Langer reveals real victim of Smith taunt

Justin Langer has scolded his team’s English critics over a case of mistaken identity that saw Steve Smith unfairly hung out to dry.

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