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Early breakthrough as Australia push for win


Australia declared their first innings at 565 for five before striking early in South Africa's second innings on Tuesday as they seek an unlikely victory in the first Test.

Skipper Michael Clarke cal

Cowan, Clarke defy South Africa


Skipper Michael Clarke and Ed Cowan batted through the morning session to defy South Africa's bowlers and steer Australia out of trouble on the fourth day of the first Test on Monday.

Resuming at the

Rain delays second day's play in Brisbane Test


An early lunch was taken as rain continued to prevent a start to the second day's play in the first cricket Test between Australia and South Africa at the Gabba on Saturday.

The wicket remained cover

SA, Australia in shoot-out for No. 1


Pace-packed South Africa's number one world ranking is on the line in a mouth-watering Test series against an in-form Australia team that starts at Brisbane's Gabba on Friday.

The Proteas, who became

Ponting confident of playing in Gabba Test


Senior batsman Ricky Ponting plans to step up sprint work to prove his fitness from a hamstring injury ahead of Friday's opening Brisbane Test against South Africa.

Ponting withdrew during last week'

Ponting warms up for South Africa with 162


Veteran Australian batsman Ricky Ponting smashed an unbeaten 162 Wednesday in the Sheffield Shield as his fine form continued ahead of the first Test against South Africa.

The 37-year-old, who was du

Mike Tyson backs Australian PM on sexism


Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's scathing speech against sexism won unlikely backing
from controversial former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson today, who said history was on her side.

CLT20 not in interest of Oz Test preparation: Inverarity

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Australia's chief cricket selector John Inverarity feels the Champions League Twenty20 starting tomorrow is adversely affecting the team's Test preparations ahead of the series against South Africa ne

India's rich grab Australian assets, new visas may help

India's wealthy, from old money to nouveaux riches IT entrepreneurs, are quietly snapping up hotels and mines Down Under just as Australia embarks on an immigration campaign to attract long-term inves

Kidnapped British, Aussie tourists rescued in Ecuador

Ecuadoran authorities said on Saturday they had rescued two women tourists, one from Britain and another from Australia, who were kidnapped a day earlier near the Colombian border.

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