Rain plays spoilsport in India A tour match

Rain played spoilsport as the second and final four-day match between India A and Australia A ended in a draw on the fourth day at the Allan Border Field here Wednesday.

Mishra spins trouble for Australia A on Day 1

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra bagged four wickets to spell trouble for the hosts as India A checked Australia A to 288 for seven on the opening day of the second and final unofficial Test at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday.

Smith fails as South Africa lose three before tea

Graeme Smith was out for three in his last Test innings as South Africa crashed to 15 for three chasing 511 to win on the fourth day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Tuesday.

Warner, Clarke put Australia in control

David Warner hit a century and captain Michael Clarke battled his way back into form as Australia dominated the first day of the series-deciding third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands Saturday.

Watson may be Oz`s solution to reverse swing in 3rd Test

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is reportedly expected to be the solution to his team`s problems with the reverse swing when he returns for the series-deciding third Test against South Africa at Cape Town.

Watson fit for third Test against Proteas

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has reportedly confirmed his fitness for the third Test against South Africa at Newlands as the visitors attempt to bounce back from its first defeat in six Test outings and clinch a series win over the world`s top-ranked Test side.

Watson set to miss out on test if he can`t bowl , says Michael Clarke

Captain Michael Clarke has indicated that Shane Watson will not return to the Australia side as a specialist batsman for the second test against South Africa at St George`s Park on Thursday.

Shane Watson to stay on sidelines for 2nd Test against Proteas

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson will reportedly stay on the sidelines for the second Test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth after failing to participate fully in the squad`s first training session at the venue.

De Villiers says Proteas will target Doolan if selected for second Test

South African batsman AB de Villiers has said that his side would target Australian batter Alex Doolan if the player remains at first drop for the second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth.

Doolan says Proteas batsmen eyes `opened wide with fear` while facing `merciless` Johnson

Australian batsman Alex Doolan has said that he saw the eyes of the South African batsmen open `wide with fear` while they were facing the merciless pace onslaught by the intimidating Mitchell Johnson.

OZ team doubtful about Watson`s inclusion in second Test

Following Australian team`s recent victory over South Africa, Shane Watson`s chances of making a come back looks grim.

Johnson bowls Aussies to crushing win

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson claimed his career-best match figures as he bowled his team to a crushing 281-run win over South Africa on the fourth day of the first Test at SuperSport Park on Saturday.

Smith hails Marsh`s batting after `epic` partnership

Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has hailed the temperament of his teammate Shaun Marsh after the batsman`s stoic unbeaten century in combination with Smith`s own 91 not out, rescued Australia from a poor start to its three-Test series away to South Africa.

Aussie selectors mulling over changes

Unchanged throughout their clinical 5-0 Ashes sweep of England, Australia will have two new faces in their XI on Wednesday when the three-Test series against South Africa starts at the Super Sports Park, Centurion.

Watson may bat at No.6 in first Test against Proteas

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson may reportedly move down the batting order to No 6 with his teammate Alex Doolan set to take his place at first drop in the first Test against South Africa, starting at Centurion on Wednesday.

Ex-players Jones and Border criticise selectors over Hughes rejection

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has criticised national selectors for their continued rejection of batsman Phil Hughes.

Clarke says Hughes has a future in Test arena, needs to continue scoring

Australian captain Michael Clarke has said Phil Hughes has a future in the Test arena and needs to continue scoring runs after missing selection for the upcoming tour of South Africa.

Australia bring in new blood for South Africa tour

After a stunning Ashes triumph, Australia added specialist batsmen to a 15-man squad unveiled on Monday for the upcoming tour against world number one South Africa.

Doolan named as cover for Australia`s fifth Ashes test

Tasmanian batsman Alex Doolan could be in line for a test debut pending the fitness of all-rounder Shane Watson after being named in Australia`s 14-man squad for the fifth and final Ashes test in Sydney.

Hussey endorses Bailey as favourite for vacant Oz middle-order spot

Former Australian Test player Michael Hussey has given a strong endorsement of ODI captain George Bailey as a `hot favourite` to claim the vacant middle order spot in Australia`s squad for the winter Ashes series.