South Africa seal first Test with 107-run win over England

Pretoria: South Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first Test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to take the lead in the four-match series. South African bowler Keshav Maharaj celebrates after claiming the wicket of England’s Ben Stokes on day […]


Second Test ratings: Australia v New Zealand, MCG

Australia ratings by Daniel Cherny David Warner 5 (Series total: 11)Entered the Test under an injury cloud having copped a knock to his thumb in the nets three days out from the match. Made starts in both innings, gritting his teeth for 41 on a challenging first morning. A solid if not spectacular showing from […]


Kiwis not the second-best Test nation: Vaughan

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has declared his team is ready to embrace the "romance" of Boxing Day but the Black Caps' high world ranking has mystified a former Test captain. The tourists will step out for their first Test at the MCG since 1987 when Mike Whitney and Craig McDermott held on for series-winning […]

Horse Racing

Victoria Racing Club to test twilight racing, starting Saturday

Flemington will host the first of four twilight events in an initiative to re-engage the general public and offer a different product to its members. Victoria Racing Club executive general manager of racing Leigh Jordon said Saturday's twilight meeting, which will run from 3pm to 8pm, would be a terrific test for the club. Flemington […]


Second Test player ratings: Australia v Pakistan

Australia David Warner 10 (series total 19) There have only been two other Australian triple-centuries in Tests since 1966 so if anything warrants a perfect score then it is Warner’s majestic 335 not out. The opener batted sublimely for more than nine hours in an innings that vaults him into the top 10 of all-time […]


Pattinson released from Test squad for Shield game

A fresh and fired up James Pattinson can unleash any pent up frustration over another Test snubbing at NSW as Blues stalwart Trent Copeland closes in on a rare milestone in the Sheffield Shield. Pattinson will make his return from suspension against a new look Blues side at the MCG on Friday after being released […]


Australia clinch first Test win despite fighting Babar hundred

Australia have taken a 1-0 lead in the series against Pakistan but not before Babar Azam scored a century and Mohammad Rizwan almost registered one as the tourists showed fighting qualities on Sunday at the Gabba. Tim Paine’s side wrapped up victory by an innings and five runs inside four days but were at least […]


Murray may skip Holland test as Britain launch Davis Cup campaign

Pass the Dutch: Andy Murray may skip Great Britain’s Holland Davis Cup test as he continues injury comeback Murray would probably face world number 200 Botic Van de Zandschulp  But that task might be left to auxiliaries Dan Evans or Kyle Edmund  ‘Playing five days in a row is going to be tough just now,’ admitted the […]