Aussies get bushfire support from India
Australia’s cricketers have been touched by the support of Indian fans, who have held up placards to “pray for Australia” during the bushfire season.
Steve Smith says the talk around his supposed short-ball struggles this summer were a “beat-up”, pointing to his long stints at the crease against New Zealand.
Sydney Sixers host Melbourne Stars in a top-of-the-table BBL clash at the SCG, with the two clubs’ recent form being significantly different.
Rohit Sharma has the best average of any batsman against Australia in ODI matches and India will be desperate for him to play the series decider in Bangalore.
Sydney Thunder have won a rain-affected BBL derby by four runs after rolling the Sydney Sixers for 76 in 15.5 overs at Olympic Park.
The high-flying Melbourne Stars have racked up their 10th win of the BBL season, defending a small total against the Perth Scorchers at the MCG.
Perth have pulled off a massive coup to finish off the BBL season after signing former champion South African fast bowler Morne Morkel.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma has joined concussed wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant being as in doubt for Sunday’s decider with Australia, after hurting his shoulder.
South Africa quick Kagiso Rabada’s controversial one-match ban over his celebration of Joe Root’s dismissal is a concern for coach Mark Boucher.
Aaron Finch told Steve Smith he believed he was out of his crease before the third umpire controversially gave him out stumped in Australia’s loss to India.
South African fans face the mouth-watering prospect of AB de Villiers returning to international duties on the T20 format’s biggest stage.
A heart-to-heart with AB de Villiers and a resolve to back in his aggressive style spurred Phil Salt to his blistering knock against the Heat.
England’s Dom Bess has claimed 5-51 to reduce hosts South Africa to 6-208 and chasing 291 at stumps on three of the third Test.
Australia must beat India in Bangalore on Sunday to seal the one-day series after being beaten by 36 runs in Rajkot on Friday night.
Firefighters have been celebrated in their efforts to contain a bushfire in Euroa, which burnt about 350 ha and threatened the township.
Hundreds of people are currently without power in Mooroopna, Ardmona, Tatura and surrounds.
Christmas has well and truly come to Shepparton, with homes across the region lighting up. They’re bright, and cheery, and very, very Christmassy. Don’t miss any Christmas lights with our map!
More than 20 vehicles are responding to a bushfire at Rushworth Rd, Murchison. The bushfire is on the western edge of Murchison and is a result of a structure fire at that location. Firefighters are on scene and there are a number of fire trucks...