Aug 10, 2015

Clarke hits back at claims of disharmony

Australia captain Michael Clarke angrily denied claims that the disastrous England tour has been plagued by off-field dramas, saying it was “absolute garbage.” Clarke, 34, announced he was retiring after England completed a crushing innings and 78-run victory in the fourth Test at Trent ...

England regains Ashes from Australia

Aug 9, 2015

England regains Ashes from Australia

England completed its 18-month transformation from national embarrassment to Ashes winners on Saturday, taking 40 minutes to wrap up a series-clinching victory over Australia in the fourth test that ushered in the international retirement of Michael Clarke. When Nathan Lyon chopped a delivery from ...

Aug 7, 2015

Ashes debacle fuels Australian media

Australia’s stunning dismissal for 60 runs on day one of the fourth Ashes test prompted incredulous headlines in local newspapers on Friday along with calls for the citizenship to be stripped from the entire team. “What a disgrace,” was a front-page headline on Sydney’s ...

Clarke to retire after final

Mar 28, 2015

Clarke to retire after final

Michael Clarke’s retirement decision overshadowed the eve of the Cricket World Cup final, with the Australian captain using a pre-match news conference to reveal Sunday’s tournament decider against New Zealand would be his last one-day international. Clarke, who turns 34 next week, said he ...

Nov 29, 2014

Clarke remembers teammate Hughes

Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke wiped away tears as he spoke Saturday of the effect Phillip Hughes’ death has had on the team, as speculation continued as to whether next week’s first test against India will be called off. Clarke had to stop to ...

Aussies take commanding lead in second test

Dec 7, 2013

Aussies take commanding lead in second test

Mitchell Johnson terrified the England batsmen on Saturday, taking seven wickets with some fearsome fast bowling and helping Australia move to the cusp of back-to-back victories to start the Ashes series. In a hectic third day of the second test, 12 wickets tumbled after ...