Cricket

Sat 25 Jan 2020

Stokes in foul-mouth fan tirade: ‘You f***ing four-eyed c***’

Stokes in foul-mouth fan tirade: ‘You f***ing four-eyed...

Ben Stokes has apologised after returning serve to an abusive fan when returning to the pavilion following his dismissal in the Test match between Engand and South...

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Finch v Paine in BBL TV captaincy clash

premium_icon Finch v Paine in BBL TV captaincy clash

A Big Bash League battle for television supremacy pits Aaron Finch and Tim Paine against each other.

Tail comes to rescue as Aussies edge out Poms

premium_icon Tail comes to rescue as Aussies edge out Poms

Australia were indebted to a fine all-round display from Connor Sully for beating England and reaching the quarter-finals of the U19 World Cup.

Heat put in another shocker as season falls apart

premium_icon Heat put in another shocker as season falls apart

The Brisbane Heat’s star-studded line-up again failed to fire, this time against the Sixers, and now are only a mathematical chance of making finals.

‘No respect’: Smith burns best mate

‘No respect’: Smith burns best mate

Steve Smith rubbed salt into the wound of close mate Marnus Labuschagne as he won the personal war while the Sixers beat the Heat.

Thu 23 Jan 2020

Sledging cricketer dislocates jaw

Sledging cricketer dislocates jaw

Trash talk is common place in sport, but one local cricketer’s attempts went pear-shaped and ended with him rushing to hospital.

Angry Warne sprays Melbourne Stars mates

Angry Warne sprays Melbourne Stars mates

Shane Warne has fired up at the Melbourne Stars after a lacklustre showing in Adelaide had him fearing for their BBL campaign.

Smith says he wasn’t out of form, just ‘out of runs’

premium_icon Smith says he wasn’t out of form, just ‘out of runs’

Steve Smith prepares for his first Big Bash appearance in six years for Sydney Sixers.

Wed 22 Jan 2020

‘He’s got all the tools’: Smith raves about protege

premium_icon ‘He’s got all the tools’: Smith raves about protege

Steve Smith is looking forward to finally playing on the same team with protegee.

Marn for all series: what Labuschagne wants next

premium_icon Marn for all series: what Labuschagne wants next

Australia’s Test batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne believes he has the skills to be a three-format international. And Steve Smith agrees.

‘That’s more football or rugby’: Sickening BBL collision

premium_icon ‘That’s more football or rugby’: Sickening BBL collision

Renegades batsman Sam Harper was rushed to hospital after a freak collision never before seen on a cricket field, as Hurricanes snuck home in a BBL nailbiter.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

Scorchers thump fumbly Thunder as finals race heats up

Scorchers thump fumbly Thunder as finals race heats up

Perth Scorchers have won the battle of the Englishmen on the way to a thumping eight-wicket triumph over the Sydney Thunder at Optus Stadium.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

'Why I sold my baggy green'

premium_icon 'Why I sold my baggy green'

I knew the best way I could help during the bushfires was with a gesture that meant something, writes Shane Warne.

Heat doesn’t deserve you, Marnus

premium_icon Heat doesn’t deserve you, Marnus

Marnus Labuschagne has been playing like Don Bradman but he risks catching the mystery affliction that has struck down the Brisbane Heat, warns Mike Colman.

Akram puts hand up for bushfire appeal match

Akram puts hand up for bushfire appeal match

Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram has a close connection to Australia through his Melbourne born wife Shaniera.

Brutal India exposes Australia’s huge batting weakness

premium_icon Brutal India exposes Australia’s huge batting weakness

Australia desperately need the injection of some middle order firepower and, despite his hot BBL form, Glenn Maxwell is well down the pecking order.

Root carves up South Africa with the ball

Root carves up South Africa with the ball

Joe Root ripped through South Africa on day four of the third and final Test to have England on the brink of a come-from-behind series victory.

Finch defends Starc's failed promotion

Finch defends Starc's failed promotion

Australian skipper Aaron Finch has defended Mitchell Starc’s failed move up the order to No.5, after he scored a third-ball duck.

Kohli backs Marnus in all three forms

Kohli backs Marnus in all three forms

Virat Kohli believes Australia’s latest batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne can be one of the best batsman in the world in both one day and Test cricket.

Finch and Smith bury the hatchet over a beer

Finch and Smith bury the hatchet over a beer

Aaron Finch said he would talk to Steve Smith over a beer after the pair were involved in a horror mix-up that cost the Australian skipper his wicket.

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