2nd ODI: 'Fiery' Morne Morkel's fifer helps Proteas to restrict Australia for 154
2nd ODI: 'Fiery' Morne Morkel's fifer helps Proteas to restrict Australia for 154

South African speedster Morne Morkel on Sunday bowled exceedingly well in the second ODI to help his team restrict Australia to 154 runs, after the hosts decided to bat first after winning the toss.

Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of South Africa ODI series, doubtful for India Test series
Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of South Africa ODI series, doubtful for India Test series

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of all five matches in Australia`s one-day series against South Africa, putting him in further doubt for next month`s Tests against India, Cricket Australia said Friday.

Australia vs South Africa: Brad Haddin rested from ODI squad
Australia vs South Africa: Brad Haddin rested from ODI squad

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been rested from a near full-length squad to face South Africa in their pre-World Cup series with the world number one ODI spot at stake.

South Africa A beat Australia A by 8 wickets

South Africa A defeated Australia A by eight wickets in their opening four-day match at Tony Ireland Stadium here Sunday.

Australia cut Ed Cowan, Matthew Wade from contracts list

Australia have cut opening batsman Ed Cowan and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from their list of 18 centrally-contracted players, but handed opener Phillip Hughes another chance to establish himself in the national set-up.

Haddin`s Ashes turnaround inspired by daughter`s remission from cancer

Veteran Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who has inspired his team`s Ashes triumph more than any other batsman, was accompanied by his daughter Mia, who has herself made a remarkable recovery from the dreaded cancer neuroblastoma, onto the SCG for the national anthems on Friday.

Clint McKay receives CA breach notice for using audible obscenity

Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has become the 11th player from a domestic side to be pulled into line for breaching Cricket Australia`s (CA) code of conduct after copping a breach notice for using an `audible obscenity` during a Sheffield Shield match.

Johnson agrees to keep moustache for the entire Ashes to raise 50,000 dollars for charity

Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has reportedly agreed to keep his moustache for the duration of the Ashes series if 50,000 dollars are raised by December 3 to support a charity.

Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering in Sheffield Shield game

Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been found guilty of the rare charge of pitch tampering and therefore, been suspended from playing Sheffield Shield cricket.

`MoustAshes` battle gets hairy for Aussies

Australia`s cricketers will be having their own battle of the `moustAshes` when they take on England during the Ashes series starting this month.

Chris Hartley confident of being best wicketkeeper in Australia

Queensland player Chris Hartley has said that he is confident he is the best wicketkeeper in Australia, after being frustrated by the nation`s preference for Brad Haddin, Tim Paine and Matthew Wade.

Wade says omission from India tour could be `blessing in disguise`

Australian batsman Matthew Wade has said that being dropped from the Indian tour will end up being a blessing in disguise for him and the last few months have been hard work because he has not been getting enough game time.

Healy says Wade no longer second choice

Australian wicket-keeping great Ian Healy has said that Matthew Wade might cease to be an wicket-keeping understudy to Brad Haddin following his demotion from the one-day team for the limited-overs tour to India.

Mitchell Johnson gives England timely reminder

15 overs on Wednesday were enough for Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson to remind England of his ability.

Matthew Wade eyeing Test recall but in keeper role

Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has said that he can see himself getting back to the Test squad as a wicketkeeper again.

Wade says `too green` pitches, not BBL, responsible for Oz batting woes

Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has blamed the introduction of too many green pitches, instead of Cricket Australia`s emphasis on promoting the Twenty20 Big Bash League, as responsible for the batting woes of the team in the Ashes.

Lehmann considering Wade as `specialist batsman` for third Test

Australian coach Darren Lehmann is reportedly considering playing reserve wicket-keeper Matthew Wade as a specialist batsman in the third Ashes Test.

Michael Clarke stays put as Phil Hughes and Matthew Wade join A side

Australia said on Tuesday that captain Michael Clarke will stay in London as he recovers from a back problem.

`Dumped` Wade to start improvement with consistent performance for Oz in Champions Trophy

Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said that he will start on his improvement by finding consistency in his one-day game which is down at a time when Australia`s ICC Champions Trophy hopes rely on players like him firing.

Australian selectors eyeing Wade for deputy role

Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has reportedly emerged as a leading candidate for the role of vice-captain for the one-day side for the ICC Champions Trophy.