Tuesday December 1, 2015 by Media Release - Cricket
Cricket fans who attended the historic Third Test in Adelaide have overwhelmingly endorsed day-night Test cricket.
A survey taken at the ground during the first two days of the highly anticipated match has shown most fans now prefer their traditional cricket under lights.
The positive response by fans was reflected by record crowds and television ratings, with the national TV audience for the third day peaking at 3.19 million viewers, making it the highest rating day in Nine’s 2015-16 Summer of Cricket. Read more
Summer rain in Perth has ensured the Second Test between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA Ground finished in a draw.
Regarded as the most likely result after day two on Saturday, despite the best intensions from both teams since then to make a game of it, the fifth day forecast of afternoon rain blanketed the ground just before the scheduled tea break.
With a Blackcap victory all but out of reach, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor survived 13.1 overs before play was called off. Read more
Mitchell Johnson has announced the Second Test in Perth will be his international swansong after a glittering career on the main stage of Australian Cricket.
The left-arm paceman, now 34, teased the media last week with speculation his top flight career was possibly going to end midway through the series against New Zealand at the WACA.
“I feel now is the best time to say goodbye,” Johnson said. Read more
Monday November 16, 2015 by Adam McBride
An outright victory for either Australia or New Zealand is still possible after day four of the Second Test at the WACA Ground in Perth.
The Australians finished today on 2 for 258, leading overall by 193 runs with one day to play after New Zealand were earlier bowled out in their first innings for 624.
Steve Smith (131 not out) scored his 12th Test century, first time in the second innings, and shared a valuable and unbeaten third wicket partnership of 212 runs with Adam Voges (101 not out) who also raised his bat for his second Test century just before stumps. Read more
Sunday November 15, 2015 by Adam McBride
Written off on day one New Zealand are on the brink of at least salvaging a draw after day three of the Second Test at the WACA Ground in Perth.
The Blackcaps finished day three on 6 for 510, trailing by just 49 runs with Ross Taylor unbeaten on 235 and Mark Craig on seven.
Earlier, both Taylor and Kane Williamson batted themselves into the record books with a new-record third wicket partnership along with highest individual scores for New Zealanders against Australia in all Test matches played between the two nations so far. Read more
Saturday November 14, 2015 by Adam McBride
Kane Williamson has defied the Australian bowlers as New Zealand fought back on day two of the Second Test in Perth today.
|David Warner raises his bat after reaching 250 early on day two.|
Williamson came to the crease with the Blackcaps under siege at 1 for 6 in only the third over of their innings and needing a hero to keep them in the match.
The Blackcaps finished the day 2 for 140, trailing by 419 runs, after Williamson (70 not out) had linked well with opener Tom Latham (36) and experienced middle order batsman Ross Taylor (26 not out).
Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon share the two wickets to fall so far. Starc claimed Martin Guptill lbw while Smith took the catch to see Latham on his way. Read more
Friday November 13, 2015 by Adam McBride
Australia’s top order batsmen have tamed New Zealand’s bowling attack on the opening day of the Second Test in Perth today.
The Australians went to stumps at 2 for 416 with David Warner and Usman Khawaja breaking several records in a momentous second wicket partnership which yielded 302 runs through the afternoon and evening sessions.
Australian captain Steve Smith won the toss and had no hesitation batting first on the flat track. Just the one change from the previous Test in Brisbane with New Zealand recalling medium pacer Matt Henry in place of Jimmy Neesham. Read more
Tuesday September 1, 2015 by Media Release - Cricket
The WACA Ground will this season be part of history as a Western Australian XI side hosts New Zealand in the Black Caps’ final day-night hit-out before cricket’s first Test Match under lights.
Australia and New Zealand will mark a major milestone when they play cricket’s first day-night Test Match, beginning Thursday 26 November at Adelaide Oval.
The touring side will undergo crucial preparation for the pink ball duel by meeting a WA XI side in a two-day Tour Match from 21-22 November at the WACA Ground. Read more
Saturday August 29, 2015 by Media Release - Cricket
Cricket Australia Chairman Wally Edwards today congratulated the Southern Stars after the team secured the Women’s Ashes against England, defeating the home side by 20 runs at Hove with England all out for 87.
Australia now holds a 10-4 lead in the multi-format series, winning the ODI series 2-1 and claiming the one-off Test. The win marks a first for the Southern Stars since the points system was introduced in 2013.
Mr Edwards said: “We are incredibly proud of the team’s performance and they should be applauded for their efforts throughout the series. Read more
Friday August 14, 2015 by Media Release - Cricket
Cricket Australia (CA) has announced that Steven Smith will be the next captain of the Australian Test team following Michael Clarke’s retirement at the end of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
The appointment was recommended by CA’s National Selection Panel and endorsed today at Cricket Australia’s August board meeting.
Smith, 26, will also take on the captaincy of the national Twenty20 International team in the United Kingdom while Aaron Finch recovers from injury. Read more