`Awed` British media, cricket legends `frustrated` at Haddin`s `rescuing` ability

The British media and former cricketers has reacted with a mixture of frustration and awe at veteran Australian Brad Haddin`s remarkable ability to rescue his team, which is evident in the ongoing Ashes.

Smith happy to take back seat to rescue-artist Haddin

If Steve Smith was at all irritated by spending the press conference after hitting his third test century on Friday talking almost exclusively about his Australian team mate Brad Haddin, he hid it very well.

Smith relishes home ton to tilt final Test to Aussies

Steve Smith savoured an Ashes Test century on his home Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday to put Australia in a strong position for a 5-0 series clean sweep over beleaguered England.

Johnson excited by green top SCG pitch

Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson is excited by the well-grassed SCG pitch as the team strives for a 5-0 whitewash by pushing England for another loss.

The Ashes: Johnson warns England not to back away

Destructive paceman Mitchell Johnson has set the scene for a tetchy final Ashes Test by claiming on Wednesday that England`s batsmen are deliberately backing away from fast bowlers as an unsettling tactic.

The Ashes: Cook urges seniors to perform in Sydney Test to avoid whitewash

England captain Alastair Cook has urged his team`s senior players to pull out outstanding scores in the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney to avoid the ignominy of a 5-0 whitewash against Australia.

Wants to `finish off` England instead of resting in Sydney Test: Harris

Veteran Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has revealed that he has asked team coach Darren Lehmann to let him `finish the job` on England instead of being rested in the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney.

Sydney Test: Australia beat Sri Lanka by 5 wkts to complete 3-0 whitewash

Live updates from the Day 4 of the Sydney Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.

Sydney Test, Day 1: Bird picks up 4 as Sri Lanka bowled out for 294

Live score: Australia vs Sri Lanka Sydney Test, Day 1

Sydney Test: Mauled at MCG and now surrendered at SCG

Australia would unleash their pace barrage at the WACA to knockout an already dazed and disillusioned India.

Sydney Test: Mauled at MCG and now surrendered at SCG

Australia would unleash their pace barrage at the WACA to knockout an already dazed and disillusioned India.

Quitting T20 made me a better player: Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke says his decision to retire from T20 cricket at the start of 2011 has made him a better player in the longer formats of the game.

Sydney Test: Oz win battle of contrasting batsmen

India’s loss to Australia in the second Test at SCG put them 0-2 against the hosts in the four-Test rubber.

Sydney Test: Oz win battle of contrasting batsmen

India’s loss to Australia in the second Test at SCG put them 0-2 against the hosts in the four-Test rubber.

Can’t pinpoint exact reason for loss: Dhoni

Indian skipper MS Dhoni on Friday lamented the failure of batsmen to get runs on the board and of the fact that the team was not performing well as a unit during crucial junctures. He was also critical of the bowlers saying that inability to break partnerships was one of the reasons for the loss.

Clarke has grown up in Australian set-up: Hayden

Free-flowing praise continue to splash Michael Clarke for his unselfish declaration against India in the Sydney Test, with Matthew Hayden saying that the Australian skipper is a "grown up" player now after going through a lot of changes in his personality.

Big B supports Virat Kohli

Indian batsman Virat Kohli, who was fined half of his match fee on Thursday for responding to barracking from the crowd by gesturing at them with his middle finger on day two of the second Test, had received support from legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

We need to go out and show some fight: Rahul Dravid

With India heading towards their sixth consecutive overseas Test defeat, veteran batsman Rahul Dravid said his team has quality batsmen but they need some inspiration to fightback and save the second Test.

Finger costs Virat Kohli half of match fee

Indian batsman Virat Kohli was fined half of his match fee on Thursday for responding to barracking from the crowd by gesturing at them with his middle finger on day two of the second Test against Australia.

Taylor praises Clarke for putting team`s interest ahead

Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor heaped praise on current captain Michael Clarke for putting the team`s interest ahead of his personal ambition by deciding not to chase the world record individual score in the second cricket Test against India.