Australia

India claim number one rank after Australia suffer series whitewash

India have claimed the number one rank in Test cricket after Australia's 3-0 series defeat against Sri Lanka saw them slip down to the third position.
17 August 2016

Herath spins Sri Lanka to 3-0 series whitewash

Rangana Herath razed the Australian batting line up with seven wickets in the second innings as Sri Lanka bowled the visitors out for 160 runs and secured a massive 163-run win on the fifth day of the third Test in Colombo, which completed a 3-0 series whitewash.
17 August 2016

Kaushal Silva century puts Sri Lanka in the driver's seat

A patient century from Kaushal Silva pushed Sri Lanka to 312 for eight at stumps on day four of the third Test against Australia in Colombo, extending the team’s lead to 288 runs with two wickets in hand.
16 August 2016

Herath's six-wicket haul limits Australia after Smith, Marsh centuries

After Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith struck fluent centuries, Rangana Herath’s six-wicket haul helped Sri Lanka bowl Australia out for 379 runs in their first innings on day three of the third Test in Colombo.
15 August 2016

Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh lead Australia fightback after Chandimal masterclass

An unbeaten 120-run stand between Steven Smith and Shaun Marsh guided Australia to 141 for one in 43 overs at stumps on the second day of the third Test in Colombo after a masterful century from Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka score 355 runs in the first innings.
14 August 2016

De Silva, Chandimal resist Australian dominance on day one

Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal shared an unbeaten 188-run stand for the sixth wicket helping Sri Lanka reach 214 for five at stumps on day one after an early collapse saw the home side struggle at 26 for five in the third Test against Australia in Colombo.
13 August 2016

Australia have a lot to prove - David Warner

Australian vice-captain David Warner admitted that the team has to prove themselves ahead of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo with a prospect of a 3-0 whitewash on the cards.
12 August 2016

Michael Clarke elected as Honorary Life Member of MCC

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has been elected as the honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.
9 August 2016

Cricket Australia hand fine to Steve O'Keefe

Left-arm spin bowler Steve O'Keefe has been handed a $10,000 fine by Cricket Australia after he was issued a criminal infringement notice for his involvement in an incident at a hotel in Sydney on Saturday.
9 August 2016

The state of betting on cricket in the UK and Australia

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in both the UK and Australia and cricket matches usually attract thousands of people that come to see the matches at the stadiums and millions of viewers who watch them on their big screen TVs at home or in their local pub.
8 August 2016

Australia add Travis Head to ODI squad for Sri Lanka series

Australian selectors have called up left-handed batsman Travis Head to the One-Day International squad for the series against Sri Lanka in their ongoing tour.
8 August 2016

Mathews feels Australia look lost against spinners

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews observed that the Australian batsmen seemed out of place while batting against the spinners in the ongoing Test series.
7 August 2016

Dilruwan Perera bowls Sri Lanka to a historic series win

Dilruwan Perera became the first Sri Lankan cricketer to take a 10-wicket haul and hit a fifty in a Test match as Sri Lanka bowled Australia out for 183 runs in the second innings and secured a massive 229-run victory on the third day of the second match in Galle while also taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead
6 August 2016

Sri Lanka inch closer to series victory on an action packed day two

On a day where 21 wickets fell in Galle, Sri Lanka posted a target of 413 runs and took three Australian wickets in the fourth innings, leaving the visitors at a distant 388 runs away from a victory at the end of day two of the second Test.
5 August 2016

Sri Lanka fight back after Starc five wicket haul

After being bowled out for 281 runs in the first innings following a Mitchell Starc five-wicket haul, Sri Lanka fought back to restrict Australia to 54 for two by the end of the first day’s play of the second Test in Galle.
4 August 2016

Holland replaces O'Keefe for second Test in Galle

Australia have named the uncapped left-arm spinner Jon Holland in the playing XI for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle to take the place of the injured Steve O'Keefe.
3 August 2016

Injury concern for Nuwan Pradeep ahead of Galle Test

Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep has sustained a hamstring strain and is currently a doubtful starter for the second Test match against Australia which will be played in Galle.
2 August 2016

Darren Lehmann to stay on as Australia coach till 2019

Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has signed a contract extension with Cricket Australia which will see him serve in the position until October 2019.
1 August 2016

Australia drop Glenn Maxwell for Sri Lanka ODI series

Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been dropped from the One-Day International squad to face Sri Lanka after a string of poor scores with the bat.
31 July 2016

Herath, Sandakan spin Sri Lanka to massive victory

Lakshan Sandakan and Rangana Herath shared eight wickets between them as Australia were bowled out for 161 runs in their second innings, succumbing to a 106-run defeat on the fifth day of the first Test in Pallekele, giving Sri Lanka a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
30 July 2016