Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith
Australia eye top ODI spot on back of sizzling Steve Smith

Australia may have already clinched the series against South Africa but they have the incentive of top spot on the world one-day rankings in Sunday`s fifth ODI in Sydney.

Australia down South Africa to clinch ODI series
Australia down South Africa to clinch ODI series

Steve Smith hit a thrilling century to propel Australia to a three-wicket victory over South Africa to clinch the five-game one-day international series in Melbourne on Friday.

4th ODI: Australia vs South Africa – Live Score
4th ODI: Australia vs South Africa – Live Score

Live updates from the 4th ODI match between Australia and South Africa being played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Steve Smith gains momentum to become Oz's youngest Test skipper
Steve Smith gains momentum to become Oz's youngest Test skipper

Australian all-rounder Steve Smith is reportedly gaining momentum to be fast-tracked to be his side`s Test captain against India, as selectors consider the reality that skipper Michael Clarke`s body can no longer be relied upon to play regular international cricket. 

I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith
I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Steve Smith

Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat.

Steve Smith says was 'unsettling' Ali when Clarke 'sprayed' him for being too friendly
Steve Smith says was 'unsettling' Ali when Clarke 'sprayed' him for being too friendly

 Australian all-rounder Steve Smith has protested that he was trying to unsettle Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali when he copped a rocket from his skipper Michael Clarke for being too friendly in the recent Test series.

Watch the straight ball, Darren Lehmann warns Australia
Watch the straight ball, Darren Lehmann warns Australia

 Australia`s batsmen need to concentrate as much on hitting the straight ball as worrying about movement when they face Pakistan`s spinners in the ongoing test series, coach Darren Lehmann has said. 

Pakistan lose Misbah ul Haq, reach 328-5 vs Australia at lunch
Pakistan lose Misbah ul Haq, reach 328-5 vs Australia at lunch

Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq struck half-centuries to help Pakistan dominate the morning session and reach a strong 328 for five at lunch on the second day of the first test against Australia on Thursday.

Australian indoor cricket teams aim to continue World Cup domination
Australian indoor cricket teams aim to continue World Cup domination

Australia’s best indoor cricketers will aim to maintain their unbeaten World Cup record when the 2014 World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup that begins in New Zealand Sunday.

Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir
Controversial catch by Steven Smith creates stir

The tactics Australian batsman Steve Smith's spectacular and highly unusual catch to dismiss Pakistan's batsman Fawad Alam during Sunday's dead-rubber ODI in Abu Dhabi has reportedly caused a lot of controversy.

Mitchell Johnson targets Pakistan sweep for Cricket World Cup boost
Mitchell Johnson targets Pakistan sweep for Cricket World Cup boost

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson wants to complete a cleansweep over Pakistan on Sunday to recapture the world`s top ranking and provide a tonic ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith
Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith

Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over game.

Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI
Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI

Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to action for Sunday`s triangular series match against hosts Zimbabwe after recovering from a hamstring strain, Cricket Australia said.

Steve Smith told to work on his bowling

Australia`s middle-order batsman Steve Smith`s World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling.

IPL 2014: Smith, Faulkner steal thunder from Yuvraj`s superlative show

In an incredible power-hitting show, Steven Smith and James Faulkner rattled up a match-winning 85-run stand from no where as Rajasthan Royals pulled off a stunning five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match, here today.

Our bowlers failed to bowl yorkers in the end: Kohli

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli cut a sorry figure after his team`s five-wicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals, stating that his pacers couldn`t hit the blockhole at the death.

IPL 2014: Royals edge past KKR in thrilling `Super Over` finish

Rajasthan Royals held their nerves in extreme pressure situation to pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a nail-biting Super Over finish in a fifth round encounter of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday.

New South Wales wins Sheffield Shield title

New South Wales won the Sheffield Shield title for the first time since 2007-2008 when skipper Steve Smith and his Western Australian counterpart agreed to end the rain-interrupted domestic first-class final early.

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.

Haddin says `Gen Y ` Oz players have potential to change game

Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin has hailed the ` Generation Y` players of his team and said that they have the potential to change the game.