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On this day (Australia): In 1979, the first day-night ODI cricket international was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground


On 27 November 1979, the first day-night ODI cricket international was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. A One Day International (ODI) is a form of limited overs cricket, played between two teams with international status, in which each team faces a fixed number of overs, currently 50, with the game lasting up to 9 hours.  The Cricket World Cup, … Continue reading

On this day (Australia): In 1892, The Australian Cricket Council announced an intercolonial cricket competition called the Sheffield Shield


On 5 October 1892, the Australian Cricket Council announced an intercolonial cricket competition to be known as the Sheffield Shield. The Sheffield Shield is one of the oldest cricket competitions in the world. Beginning in 1892-93 as a three-state contest between New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, the Sheffield Shield continues to be the … Continue reading

On This Day In Australia: In 1908, Sir Donald Bradman was born


On 27 August 1908, Australian cricketer Sir Donald George Bradman was born in Cootamundra, NSW. Nicknamed “The Don”, the Australian international cricketer, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. Bradman’s career Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport. The story that the young Bradman practised alone with … Continue reading

November 30, 1928 – Australian cricket icon Donald Bradman makes his Test debut


Donald George Bradman was born on 27 August 1908 in Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia. One of Australia’s most popular sporting heroes, he is often regarded as the greatest batsman of all time. The Bradman Museum and Bradman Oval are located in the New South Wales town of Bowral, where Bradman grew up, spending many … Continue reading

Australia Win First Test Over India


Australia resumed on day four at 8-179 and were dismissed for 240, setting India a target of 292 to win. Man-of-the-match James Pattinson led Australia’s bowling, taking 4-53 in India’s second innings after also scoring 18 not out and 37 not out. His fellow Victorian quick Peter Siddle also played a key role with figures … Continue reading

New Formats of Cricket Worry Andrew Strauss


England test captain Andrew Strauss fears cricket administrators are in danger of sowing the seeds of the sport’s downfall if the five-day format of the game is neglected. Strauss, enjoying a break from the game while England contest a one-day series in India, has led England to the top of the test rankings since being … Continue reading

Australian Twenty20 And ODI Squads For South Africa Announced


Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) today announced the Australia squad that will contest two Twenty20 and five one-day internationals on the VB Tour of South Africa 2009. The squad is: Ricky Ponting (c) TAS Michael Clark (vc) NSW Nathan Bracken NSW Callum Ferguson SA Brett Geeves TAS Brad Haddin NSW Nathan Hauritz NSW James … Continue reading

Women Southern Stars Defeat West Indies


The other main contributors to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ total were Jodie Fields (42) and Ellyse Perry (36). The pair hit 10 boundaries between them as Australia recovered from a potentially dangerous position to launch a counter attack in the final overs. Australia took advantage of its batting powerplay by belting 40 from the … Continue reading

Australia Wins Second Test Against South Africa


Australia claimed the three wickets they needed in the final hour before tea to win the second Test match against South Africa by 175 runs and seal an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The host came into the final day in Durban with hopes of gaining a draw but lost the key wicket … Continue reading

Australian Women Southern Stars Defeat South Africa


Important contributions from captain Karen Rolton and opener Shelley Nitschke have helped get the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ ICC Women’s World Cup campaign back on track in a 61-run win against South Africa in Newcastle today. Rolton (96 not out) and Nitschke’s (87) innings were the highlights of the closer-than-expected result which moves the Commonwealth … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Four


An unbroken 164-run partnership between Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers kept South Africa’s slim hopes of saving the second Test against Australia alive after it reached stumps on day four at 2-244. The home side, which is chasing an improbable 546 to win, lost openers Neil McKenzie and Hashim Amla before tea, with an … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Three


Phillip Hughes described scoring back-to-back centuries in the second Test against South Africa in Durban as a ‘very special moment’ after helping Australia move into a position of total command. The 20-year-old opener became the youngest player to score tons in both innings of a Test match since West Indian George Headley achieved the feat … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day Two


Andrew McDonald claimed three wickets in the final session to ensure Australia maintained a firm grip on the second Test against South Africa in Durban with the host reaching stumps at 7-138. Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis and Morne Morkel were all victims of the all-rounder’s nagging medium pace, which followed Mitchell Johnson’s earlier burst that … Continue reading

New Zealand Defeat Australia In Women’s World Cup


New Zealand has made a terrific start to its ICC Women’s World Cup campaign, beating Australia in a rain-marred encounter at North Sydney Oval. The match was abandoned at 5.22pm (AEDT) with Australia 6-132 in the 33rd over chasing New Zealand’s 205. Under the Duckworth-Lewis method, the White Ferns were declared victors. New Zealand pace … Continue reading

Indian Premier League Will Go Ahead


The second edition of the Indian Premier League will go ahead with a few changes to the schedule, IPL commissioner Lalit Modi said on Friday. The tournament was in doubt after India’s home minister Palaniappan Chidambaram requested the tournament be held after the completion of Indian general elections. Chidambaram, while indicating he could provide paramilitary … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day One


Two wickets in the final session helped South Africa fight back after a tough opening day of the second Test in Durban for the hosts, but centuries from openers Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich still kept Australia firmly in command at 4-303 at stumps. The Australian opening pair took the attack to the Proteas from … Continue reading

Australia Second Test Against South Africa Day One


Two wickets in the final session helped South Africa fight back after a tough opening day of the Second Test in Durban for the hosts, but centuries from openers Phillip Hughes and Simon Katich still kept Australia firmly in command at 4-303 at stumps. The Australian opening pair took the attack to the Proteas from … Continue reading

ODI Australia v New Zealand Betting (2009)


It’s been a difficult last few weeks for Australia, but a morale-boosting series win over their transtasman rivals should be just what the doctor ordered. Two days before launching their series against New Zealand, Australia were not only comfortably beaten by South Africa but replaced at the top of the ODI rankings by the Proteas, … Continue reading

Tasmanian Tigers Beat Queensland Bulls (2009)


Tasmania has got its 2008-09 KFC Big Bash campaign back on track with an 18-run victory over Queensland at Bellerive Oval on Thursday. After posting a healthy 8-184 from its allotted 20 overs, Tasmania then restricted Queensland to 4-166 in reply and in the process picked up its first points in the KFC Big Bash … Continue reading

Andrew Symonds One Day International Return Hopes


Injured Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds could be back for the Commonwealth Bank Series against South Africa or New Zealand after an arthroscopy on his right knee revealed no major damage. Symonds was ruled out of third 3 Mobile Test at the SCG after struggling with knee soreness during the Boxing Day Test match at the … Continue reading

Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath Go Pink


Matthew Hayden and Glenn McGrath have called on Sydney cricket fans to pick up a pink bandanna and wear pink as 3 Mobile and Cricket Cares support the McGrath Foundation at the 3 Mobile Test starting 3 January at the SCG. Speaking after facing up in a pink helmet to his old teammate McGrath in … Continue reading

Queensland Bulls Defeat NSW Blues In Sheffield Shield


The incredibly talented and hard to beat Queensland cricket team continued their Sheffield Shield surge, attacking New South Wales’s title defence hopes with a crushing 10-wicket victory at the SCG. The Bulls notched their third outright win in four games and left NSW lying last on the table, 16 points adrift of the vastly superior … Continue reading

New Zealand Appoint Andy Moles As Cricket Coach


Andy Moles has been appointed to replace John Bracewell as New Zealand cricket coach. The former Warwickshire batsman was appointed after the favourite for the job, Matthew Mott, withdrew at the last minute. English-born Moles, 47, will take up the role next week in time for the West Indies series, which begins with the Test … Continue reading

Kiwis Claim Australian Cricket Crowds Abusive


The New Zealand cricket team is the latest to raise the issue of abusive Australian crowds, claiming they were taunted as “faggots” during the first Test at the Gabba. Kiwi fast bowler Iain O’Brien has described the Brisbane crowd as “embarrassing” and claimed the Black Caps were subjected to repeated and systematic abuse. “I don’t … Continue reading

Cricket: New Zealand Run Out Furore (2008)


The exciting win by New Zealand over England, on the final ball, is set to be overshadowed by uproar.  Grant Elliott was run out, after colliding with England quick bowler Ryan Sidebottom, and being knocked down. Ian Bell then threw the ball to Kevin Pietersen at the bowler’s end, and Elliott was dismissed. Although England … Continue reading

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