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Ponting and Cowan put Aussies in control, Aussies lead by 310 with 4 wickets remaining

Ed Cowan

Half-centuries from Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting left Australia in control at the end of the third day of the third and final Test against the West Indies here at Windsor Park on Wednesday. Australia finished the day on 200 for six in their second innings and with a healthy lead of 310 runs in [...]

Brad Haddin is still Australia’s top wicketkeeper: Matthew Wade

Brad Haddin

Matthew Wade said Brad Haddin remained Australia’s number one Test match wicketkeeper despite his own maiden Test century Tuesday shifting the final West Indies Test in favour of the tourists. Wade, 24, was thrust behind the stumps for this series when 34-year-old Haddin stunned his side by announcing he was returning home for personal reasons [...]

Wade and Lyon put Australia in control on second day of 3rd test vs West Indies

Matthew Wade century

A wonderful maiden test century from Matthew Wade and a poor batting display by the West Indies left Australia in total charge at the end of the second day of the third and final Test here on Tuesday. Australia lead by 163 runs, after being dismissed for 328 and having reduced the West Indies to [...]

Watson half-century helps Australia reach 208 for 5 at stumps of Day One

Shane Watson half century

Shane Watson hit a patient half-century as Australia reached 208 for five on the first day of the second Test against West Indies on a slow Queen’s Park Oval pitch. Mike Hussey, on 26, and Matthew Wade, with 11, were unbeaten at the close, putting on a useful 30-run partnership after both men had survived [...]

West Indies take advantage of dropped catches by Aussies, 179-3 on Day 1

Kraigg Brathwaite

A slow Kensington Oval pitch and three dropped catches helped the West Indies make a solid start against Australia on the opening day of the first Test. When rain curtailed the action on Saturday, the home side were 179 for 3 with the backbone of the score being a century second-wicket partnership between Kraigg Brathwaite [...]

West Indies 60 for 1 at lunch against Australia in first test, day one

Adrian Barath

West Indies were 60 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Australia after winning the toss at Kensington Oval on Saturday. The only breakthrough for Australia came in the 18th over with a change of tactics. For his second spell, Ryan Harris had replaced Nathan Lyon at the Malcolm [...]

West Indies beat Australia by 14 runs in 2nd T20, level series 1-1

Johnson Charles T20

West Indies defeated Australia by 14 runs at Kensington Oval on Friday to win the second Twenty20 international and draw the two-game series 1-1. Chasing a modest 161-run target, Australia were well-set at 75-2 at the halfway stage, but their chase slowed with off-break bowler Marlon Samuels taking three crucial wickets to dismiss skipper George [...]

Australia make 281 for nine against Windies in the final ODI

Michael Hussey

Australia made 281 for nine in the fifth and final one-dayer against West Indies here on Sunday, where the home side are seeking a first series win in 17 years over the Aussies. Skipper Shane Watson, with 66 off 89 balls, and fellow opener David Warner, who crashed 69 off 61 balls, with 10 fours [...]

Pollard leads West Indies to 42-run triumph against Australia in 4th ODI

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard smashed a blistering century as West Indies defeated Australia by 42 runs in the fourth one-day international on Friday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. The 24-year-old Pollard hit eight sixes and five fours in his 70-ball 102 as the West Indies made 294 for seven off 50 overs, their [...]

Brad Haddin not returning to West Indies tour, Matthew Wade might debut in tests

Matthew Wade

The Cricket Australia board has confirmed that Brad Haddin, who left for Australia due to personal reasons, would not return back to the tour of West Indies, and the position of Haddin would be replaced by Matthew Wade, who is the most likely to debut in the tests, after being the first choice keeper in [...]

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 16 runs in the third final to lift the CB series

The 5-wicket haul of Clint McKay gave Aussies the victory in the last final © AFP

Commonwealth Series was well placed as both the teams, Australia and Sri Lanka, had won the one final each and it all boiled to the third final which took place at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. After an impressive batting show, Australian bowlers bowled with creditable gusto to defend the total of 231 runs. Sri Lanka [...]

Australia beat Sri Lanka by 15 runs in the first final of the CB Series; Warner shines by hammering a blazing century

David Warner scored his maiden ton in the first final of CB Series © Getty Images

Australia held onto their nerves in the crunch moments to emerge victorious by 15 runs against Sri Lanka in the first final of the Commonwealth bank Series. Australia batted first and David Warner pummelled his first ODI century, 163 runs off 157 balls, to propel Australia to an imposing total of 321 runs in 50 [...]

Wade is the Aussie keeper for ODIs, T20 but Haddin the Test choice for WI tour

Wade and Haddin have to show their potential, for selectors to fix with one wicketkeeper for the WI tour

Brad Haddin’s luck has been against him lately as Matthew Wade has been doing exceptionally well behind the wicket and with the bat, but the Australian cricket team selectors haven’t ignored Haddin totally, considering his form in the test series against India. The national selector John Inverarity said that for the time being, Brad Haddin [...]

Shane Watson feels sorry for Brad Haddin

shane watson

Australia’s all-rounder Shane Watson feels that the national selectors should have communicated properly with Brad Haddin in letting him know whether he was dropped from the side or just rested. The wicket-keeper was again left out for of the squad that will be taking on the Sri Lankan’s  at the SCG on Friday. The fact [...]

Matthew Wade wants to live in the present

Matthew Wade

Despite making an impressive start to his international career, Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade isn’t looking too far ahead and wants to concentrate on the immediate opportunities at hand. In the three appearances that the south-paw has had in Australian colours he has managed to bag two man of the match awards and looks a very [...]

Australia humble India by 65 runs in the first ODI at MCG

Wade in action at the MCG

Australia got back to their winning ways, after losing the second Twenty20, beating India by 65 runs in the first ODI at the MCG. In a rain-curtailed tie India won the toss and put the hosts’ into bat, who made 216/5 in 32 overs riding mainly on the knocks of keeper-batsman Matthew Wade(67) and the [...]

India cruise to their first victory in tour Down Under

Gambhir played a responsible innings of 56 runs in 60 balls to guide India to its first victory in current tour Down Under

Team India, finally, got their act together and delivered the knock out to punch to beat Australia by eight wickets on Friday to level the T20 series 1-1, and register their first victory on the tour Down Under. Australian skipper, George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia made three changes in [...]

Video: Highlights of first T20 between Australia and India at Stadium Australia, Sydney


India’s miseries on the recent tour to Australia remained unabated as Australia trounced India by 31 runs to win the first T20 of the series. Batting first after wining the toss, Australia posted an imposing total of 171-4 in their 20 overs. Matthew Wade was the pick of the batsmen, hammering 72 runs in 43 [...]