Michael Alvaro

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Stalemate sees New Zealand A’ce Aussies

A DRAW in the second match between New Zealand and Australia has seen the Kiwis take out the ‘A’ series 1-0 on home turf. After the hosts were victorious by three wickets in game one, the second encounter ended in a stalemate as Australia set a target of 374 on the final day. New Zealand […]

Preview | Australia A tour of New Zealand

AUSTRALIA A will begin its first ever tour of New Zealand tomorrow, as the Trans-Tasman rivals lock horns in the first of two four-day first class matches. The series acts as a warm-up for some of Australia’s Ashes hopefuls, with the South Island scene of Lincoln set to replicate English conditions. The heavy seaming and […]

Preview: India vs. Australia ODI series

INDIA and Australia are set to battle it out in a three-match ODI series spanning over six days, starting tonight. Before the 50-over action gets underway, we take you through everything you need to know while watching along. NEED TO KNOW Watch: Fox Cricket, Kayo SportsFollow: CA Live app, cricket.com.au FIXTURE Game One: Mumbai | Friday March […]

Vics in box seat to secure Shield final

ANOTHER dominant day of Sheffield Shield cricket has seen Victoria move into the box seat to secure a spot in this season’s final. The visitors rocketed to a first innings lead at the WACA yesterday before Scott Boland struck late to leave Western Australia at 3-88 come stumps, as many runs in arrears. The key […]

Boland stars as Vics vie for Shield final

SCOTT Boland has made an immediate impact upon his Sheffield Shield return from the Australian Test side, starring as Victoria skittled Western Australia yesterday. The Vics rolled WA for 122 on day one at the WACA, with Boland claiming 4-29 as his side vies for a spot in this season’s decider. Stand-in Victorian skipper Will […]

Score draw sets up World Test Championship rematch

INDIA has taken out the 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series 2-1 against Australia, after the fourth Test played out to an underwhelming draw yesterday. On what can only be described as an absolute highway at Narendra Modi Stadium, 22 wickets were taken in three innings over the five days, in the face of 1226 runs. This […]

Preview | Sheffield Shield standings go down to the wire

WESTERN Australia will host the 2022/23 Sheffield Shield final, but the last round of matches will decide the Warriors’ opponent for the March 23 decider. In a triple-header of matches starting tomorrow, Queensland and Victoria are set to vie for the all important second spot, while the boffins’ calculators get a workout over the next […]

Experience meets emerging stars in Australia A squad

CRICKET Australia yesterday announced the 14-man Australia A squad to tour New Zealand next month. The team will play two four-day matches on the south island in part of the national side’s preparation for what looms as a blockbuster overseas Ashes defence in July-July. >> SCROLL to see the full squad Dukes balls will be […]

Classy Khawaja notches opening day ton

HE left it late, but Usman Khawaja notched up his first ton against India yesterday as Australia worked into a strong position on day one of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad. The left-handed opener carried his bat throughout the day’s play, flicking a gimme from Mohammed Shami off his pads to tick over triple figures […]

Records tumble as Warriors go back-to-back

WESTERN Australia’s dominance of Australian domestic cricket continued yesterday as the Warriors claimed back-to-back Marsh One-Day Cup titles. The hosts broke all sorts of records in their 181-run thumping of South Australia at the WACA, en route to becoming 50-over champions for the 16th time. Promoted to the top of the order upon D’Arcy Short‘s […]

Preview | 2023 Border-Gavaskar Trophy – 4th Test

INDIA has already retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but Australia can still level the series in the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad. In front of what is set to be a bumper crowd at Narendra Modi Stadium, the mettle of either side will be tested. We run you through all you need to know before […]

Preview | 2022/23 Marsh One-Day Cup final

THE 2022/23 Marsh One-Day Cup final is set to go down on Wednesday, with reigning champion Western Australia hosting South Australia at the WACA Ground in Perth. A host of gun 50-over players are set to take the field, and we take you through all you need to know ahead of this season’s decider. NEED […]

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