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Tag: Australia

Cricket Australia announce 1st transgender policy

Melbourne: In a first, Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday announced a transgender policy for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in top-level and community cricket. In a media release, CA announced that it has developed an Elite Cricket Policy and Guidelines for Community Cricket to support players electing to participate in cricket in […]

WC 2019 semi-finals line-up: India to play New Zealand

Leeds, July 7: After 45 games of the 2019 World Cup in the group stage got over, the final four now know who will play who in the semi-finals.Australia, India, England and New Zealand knew prior to Saturday’s final group matches that they would be in the top four and all that was to be […]

Carey, Starc lead Australia to 86-run win over New Zealand

London: Australia beat New Zealand by 86 runs at Lord’s on Saturday. Defending a target of 245, Australia dismissed New Zealand for 157 runs and thus recorded their seventh win of the tournament. Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey put up a 107-run stand for the sixth wicket to take Australia out of a precarious situation […]

Sri Lanka complain to ICC about 'unfair' pitches in World Cup

Sri Lanka manager Ashantha de Mel on Friday complained to the International Cricket Council (ICC) about the “unfair” pitches provided for the island nation’s matches in the ongoing World Cup so far. He also highlighted the poor condition of training facilities and accommodation. “What we have found out is that for the four matches we […]

High calorie diet causes brain health to decline faster: Study

Sydney: The unhealthy habits of modern-day living with a diet high in calories may cause brain health to deteriorate faster, according to an Australian study published on Thursday. Compared to 50 years ago, people currently consume an average of around 650 extra kilocalories each day, which is equivalent to a fast-food meal of a burger, […]

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World Cup 2019: Shikhar Dhawan to play against West Indies?

After facing a major jolt in the World Cup campaign with the injury of Shikhar Dhawan, there is still some hope left for the Indian team as the opening batsman may play against West Indies. A final decision on Dhawan’s availability at the ongoing World Cup will be taken only after 10 to 12 days […]

World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant frontrunner as replacement of Dhawan?

Indian team’s World Cup campaign received a major jolt on Tuesday as opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the remaining part of the series due to a fractured thumb. Despite a poor start in the tournament, Dhawan had roared into form against Australia by hitting a brilliant ton at The Oval on Sunday. He […]

In-form India outclass Australia in World Cup

London: Shikhar Dhawan smashed a century as India produced a masterful batting display to beat a spirited Australia by 36 runs in a marquee World Cup clash at the Kennington Oval here on Sunday. Playing in front a large number of Indian spectators, Dhawan starred in the run-fest with a strokeful 117 while skipper Virat […]

Barty routs Vondrousova to win French Open

Paris: Australia’s Ashleigh Barty won the French Open, winning her maiden Grand Slam singles title, with a lopsided victory over Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. The 23-year-old Barty, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the rankings after resuming her tennis career following a hiatus to play professional cricket, earned a 6-1, 6-3 win […]

David Warner's drive hits Indian net bowler, training called off

London: A net bowler of Indian origin was hit on the head and stretchered off the ground during Australia’s practice session ahead of their World Cup clash against India on Sunday. It was a David Warner drive that flew straight back at the bowler, accidentally hitting him on the head, according to reports. The bowler […]

Najibullah, Rahmat steer Afghanistan to 207 vs Austraia

Bristol: Afghanistan rode on Najibullah Zadran’s half-century and Rahmat Shah’s 43 to set a 208-run target for defending champions Australia in their World Cup opener as Pat Cummins (3/40) and Adam Zampa (3/60) rattled the Afghan batting line-up at the County Ground here on Saturday. The war-torn nation got off to a worst possible start […]

Hockey: India draw 1-1 against Australia 'A'

Perth: A late goal by drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh in the 56th minute helped India overcome a 0-1 deficit to draw 1-1 against Australia ‘A’ in a well-contested match here on Monday. Earlier in the friendly tourney, India had registered a 2-0 win over Western Australia Thundersticks before beating Australia ‘A’ 3-0. India made two good […]

India, Australia discuss cross-border terrorism

New Delhi: India and Australia held the 11th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism at Canberra on Thursday where they deliberated upon the terrorist threats worldwide and in their respective regions including the problem of cross-border terrorism. An External Affairs Ministry release issued on Friday said they also discussed contemporary counter-terrorism challenges such […]

Aussie pacer Behrendorff leaves Mumbai Indians

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians’ Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff left for Australia to join the national camp for ICC World Cup in England next month. For skipper Steven Smith and opener David Warner will play one match before leaving while Marcus Stoinis will also be heading home to join the camp starting May 2. Twenty nine-year-old Behrendorff, […]

Australian PM announces date for general elections

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Thursday that the country will hold the coming general elections on May 18, in a vote that could deliver a seventh leader in just over a decade. Morrison, a former Tourism Australia director, and his centre-right Liberal National Coalition government are seeking re-election on a platform of […]

IPL: Dhawan wants Indian batsmen to fire for Delhi

New Delhi: India opener Shikhar Dhawan, who has joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad after the ODI series against Australia, on Monday said he was looking to help younger players get used to the pressure of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). “Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium has been my home ground since my […]

Is Pant perfect for being Dhoni's deputy?

New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting believes that Rishabh Pant is perfect for playing the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s deputy in the upcoming World Cup, slated to begin on May 30 in England and Wales. With the 15-member squad still to be picked for the showpiece event, Ponting has said some good knocks […]

5th ODI: Captain Kohli blames poor bowling for loss

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli blamed poor death overs bowling for the 35-run loss to Australia in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI), here on Wednesday. The Australians rode a century from in-from opener Usman Khawaja and a half-century by Peter Handscomb to post 272/9 before dismissing the hosts for 237 runs to […]

Virat Kohli unhappy with 'inconsistent' DRS after Mohali loss

Mohali: India skipper Virat Kohli has slammed the Decision Review System (DRS) after the caught-behind appeal against Ashton Turner was turned down during the fourth ODI between India and Australia at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. Turner went on to guide Australia to a scintillating victory with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls. […]

Australia beat India in 4th ODI, level series

Mohali: Australia rode a powerful batting effort to defeat India by four wickets in the fourth On-Day International (ODI) and level the five-match series at 2-2, here on Sunday. Chasing a target of 359 runs, Peter Handscomb’s maiden ODI century and half-centuries from Usman Khawaja and Ashton Turner took the visitors past the line with […]

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Dhoni rested for remaining Australia ODIs

Ranchi: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODIs) of the five-match rubber against Australia. Speaking to reporters after the third ODI here, India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said late on Friday: “We will have some changes in the last two games. Dhoni will not be playing […]

1st ODI: Jadhav, Dhoni star in India's six-wicket win over Australia

Hyderabad: Kedar Jadhav sent a strong message to selectors before the World Cup with a street-smart 81 to guide India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the first ODI, here on Saturday. Jadhav, whose unbeaten 87-ball 81 was laced with nine fours and a six, was supported by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (59 not out […]

Australia beat India by 7 wickets to wrap series 2-0

Bengaluru: Glenn Maxwell struck an unbeaten hundred as Australia beat India by seven wickets to win clinch the T20 International series by 2-0 margin here Wednesday. Riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 72 off 38 balls, India scored a competitive 190 for four. However Maxwell hammered the host bowling attack scoring an unbeaten 113 off […]

Google remembers Irwin, the crocodile hunter

New Delhi: Google on Friday dedicated a doodle celebrating wildlife conservationist and television personality Steve Irwin’s life and legacy, whom many grew up watching wrestling giant crocodiles in the Australian wilderness. A zookeeper by profession, Irwin achieved worldwide fame from his television series “The Crocodile Hunter”. A typical “Aussie” mate, who would have been 57 […]

2020 ICC Women's T20 WC tickets to go on sale from Thursday

Dubai: Tickets for next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia will go on sale to the public from Thursday, coinciding with one-year countdown of the tournament. Fans can get their tickets to all 23 women’s matches, including the final, at the official tournament website, t20worldcup.com, the ICC said in a statement. The seventh […]