Cricket

Smith in charge

Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

BRISBANE: AUSTRALIA, under new captain Steve Smith, take a one-nil series lead over India into tomorrow’s second Test in Brisbane where they have not lost a Test in 26 years.

Shehzad, Afridi crush Kiwis

Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

SHARJAH: Pakistan smashed their third highest one-day total of 364 in a crushing 147-run win over New Zealand to move 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday.

Aussies may up pace attack for next Test

Monday, 15 December 2014.

ADELAIDE: Australia, already without injured skipper Michael Clarke, may also freshen up their pace attack with Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc for this week’s second Test in Brisbane, coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday.

Williamson levels series for NZ

Sunday, 14 December 2014.

SHARJAH: Kane Williamson’s assured unbeaten 70 guided New Zealand to a comfortable four-wicket win over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Sharjah on Friday to level the series at 1-1.

An emotional journey

Wednesday, 10 December 2014.

AUSTRALIA’S David Warner dedicated his stirring century to tragic teammate Phillip Hughes yesterday as emotions over the batsman’s death dominated the delayed First Test against India.

Kohli stands in for Dhoni

Tuesday, 9 December 2014.

VIRAT Kohli said yesterday he will lead India in the opening Test against Australia in place of the injured Mahendra Singh Dhoni and urged his players to adopt a positive mindset.

Marsh in as cover for Clarke

Friday, 5 December 2014.

SYDNEY: Selectors called batsman Shaun Marsh into Australia’s Test squad yesterday as cover for recovering captain Michael Clarke ahead of next week’s opening Test with India.

Emotional farewell for Hughes

Thursday, 4 December 2014.

CRICKET fans gathered across Australia yesterday to mourn the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, a show of support described by Michael Clarke as the “spirit of cricket that binds us all together” in a eulogy to his close friend.

Dealing with Hughes death

Wednesday, 3 December 2014.

CRICKETERS and officials from around Australia began converging on the small town of Macksville, New South Wales for the funeral of Phillip Hughes as the impact of his untimely death on the international game unfolded yesterday.

Clarke injured as Aussies win

Saturday, 15 November 2014.

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke (pic) suffered a worrying recurrence of a hamstring injury as his side beat South Africa in the opening one-day international at Perth’s WACA Ground yesterday.