Australia

Australia name unchanged squad for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

Australia have announced an unchanged 12-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan which kicks-off in Melbourne on 26th December.
19 December 2016

Australia hold nerve to prevent Pakistan from record chase

Australia saw off a spirited fight from Asad Shafiq and Yasir Shah on the final day as they managed to beat Pakistan by 39 runs while defending a total of 490 runs to win the first Test in Brisbane and claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
19 December 2016

Decision to extend play was harsh on bowlers - David Saker

Australia assistant coach David Saker said the decision of the umpires to extend play by an additional 30 minutes in an already extended play has not gone well with the bowlers.
18 December 2016

Lower-order fight from Pakistan keeps Australia waiting

Asad Shafiq scored a valiant unbeaten century while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz provided proper support as Pakistan reached 382 for eight in pursuit of their chase of 490 against Australia at stumps on day four of the first Test in Brisbane.
18 December 2016

Brisbane day-night Test attracts record crowd

Australia's resounding success in hosting day-night Test matches was once again evident in Brisbane as the venue recorded the highest attendance in the first three days of the fifth Test against Pakistan.
17 December 2016

Pakistan lose two wickets in an improbable chase of 490

After a strong batting performance in the second innings helped Australia set a target of 490 runs in the final innings, Pakistan managed to end day three at 70 for two in the first Test in Brisbane.
17 December 2016

Adam Zampa frustrated at New Zealand ODI series snub

Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa expressed his frustration after he was overlooked in the recent home One-Day International series against New Zealand despite being the leading wicket-taker this year in the format.
17 December 2016

Australian pacers leave Pakistan reeling after Handscomb century

After Peter Handscomb's maiden Test century powered Australia to 429 in their first innings, the seamers were all over the Pakistan batsmen restricting them to 97 for eight at stumps on day two of the first Test in Brisbane.
16 December 2016

Australia make steady progress on day one after Smith century

Steven Smith continued his dream run with the bat as he notched another fine unbeaten century to help Australia post 288 for three at stumps on day one of the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.
15 December 2016

Steven Smith wary of Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah threats

Australian captain Steven Smith believes the presence of Mohammad Amir and Yasir Shah makes the Pakistan team a formidable one in the upcoming three-match Test series.
14 December 2016

Australia considering all-pace attack for Brisbane Test - Steven Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith revealed that his team is considering all pace options for the first Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.
14 December 2016

Yasir Shah likely to be fit for Brisbane Test against Australia

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur confirmed that leg-spinner Yasir Shah is on course to play the first Test against Australia in Brisbane despite concerns of back problem.
13 December 2016

Pakistan's tour of Australia is not about me - Mickey Arthur

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur wants the focus to remain on the game ahead of the three-match Test series against Australia which begins in Brisbane on 15th December.
13 December 2016

Day-night Ashes Test match in 2017 confirmed

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland has confirmed a day-night fixture in the upcoming Ashes campaign between England and Australia in 2017/18.
13 December 2016

Unfamiliar conditions will hurt Pakistan - Mitchell Starc

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc believes that unfamiliar conditions will hurt Pakistan ahead of the Brisbane Test which would allow the hosts to take a 1-0 early lead in the three Test series starting December 15th.
11 December 2016

Inzamam calls for 'positive and attacking' cricket from Pakistan ahead of Australia Test series

Pakistan Cricket chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has advised his side to play 'positive and attacking' cricket in the upcoming three Test series against Australia starting on December 15th.
11 December 2016

Pakistan complete dominant 201 runs victory over Cricket Australia XI

After setting a 311 runs target on day three, the Pakistan bowling unit led by Mohammad Nawaz bundled out Cricket Australia XI in 27.3 overs to complete a dominant 201 runs victory at Cairns on Saturday.
10 December 2016

David Warner century powers Australia to 3-0 series victory

David Warner scored his second consecutive century and seventh this year as Australia secured a 117-run victory in the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Melbourne to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.
9 December 2016

Pakistan struggle with bat again against pink ball

After three-wicket hauls from Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz dismissed Cricket Australia XI for 114 in their first innings, Pakistan batsmen struggled in their second innings to combat the pink ball and found themselves at 124 for five at stumps on day two of the tour game in Cairns.
9 December 2016

Justin Langer to coach Australia in T20I series against Sri Lanka

Former Australian batsman Justin Langer has been named in charge of the national team for the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka in February.
9 December 2016