Melbourne March 27 (IANS) A Perth-based Indian student will spend 14 months in jail for his involvement in a scam to falsify English test scores to get Australian visas.
Gold Coast, March 1 (IANS) Mining baron Clive Palmer Thursday launched Football Australia to replace his rival Frank Lowy-headed Football Federation Australia (FFA), that has been running the game in the country. Palmer said that former A-League chief Archie Fraser would head the organisation.
Hobart (Australia), Feb 24 (IANS) Some Tasmanians may believe former skipper Ricky Ponting deserved a One-Day International farewell at his home ground Bellerive Oval, yet a near-capacity crowd turned up for Australia's tri-series match against Sri Lanka here Friday.
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Ricky Ponting Tuesday conceded that he might have played his last One-day International after being dropped from the Australian side for the remainder of the tri-series and said his focus will now be on Tests besides playing state cricket for Tasmania. Ponting was overlooked by the selectors Monday after making 18 runs in his last five innings
Melbourne, Feb 3 (IANS) The scoreboard of the second Twenty20 International between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here Friday. Australia innings: David Warner c Gambhir b Praveen 8 Aaron Finch run out (Jadeja/Dhoni) 36 Shaun Marsh c Dhoni b Praveen 0 David Hussey c&b Jadeja 24 George Bailey run out (Rahul Sharma/Jadeja) 3 Mathew Wade run out (Rohit) 32 Mitchell Marsh st Dhoni b Rahul Sharma 13 Brett Lee not out 6 Clint McKay c Dhoni b Vinay Kumar 0 Brad Hogg lbw b Rahul Sharma 4 Xavier Doherty run out (Raina/Dhoni) 1 Extras (w 4) 4 Total (all out in 19.4 overs) 131 Fall of wickets 1-19 (Warner, 2.2 overs), 2-20 (S Marsh, 2.5), 3-49 (Finch, 6.6), 4-54 (Bailey, 8.3), 5-93 (Hussey, 13.3), 6-119 (M Marsh, 17.3), 7-121 (Wade, 18.2), 8-121 (McKay, 18.3), 9-130 (Hogg, 19.3) Bowling: Praveen Kumar 3-0-21-2 Vinay Kumar 4-0-25-1 Virat Kohli 1-0-7-0 Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-16-1 Rahul Sharma 3.4-0-29-2 Suresh Raina 1-0-10-0 Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-23-0 India innings: Gautam Gambhir not out 56 Virender Sehwag c Shaun Marsh b Hogg 23 Virat Kohli c Wade b Mitchell Marsh 31 Mahendra Singh Dhoni not out 21 Extras (w 4) 4 Total (for two wickets in 19.4 overs) 135 Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Sehwag, 6.3 overs), 2-97 (Kohli, 13.4) Bowling: Brett Lee 4-0-24-0 Clint McKay 3.4-0-25-0 Xavier Doherty 3-0-29-0 Brad Hogg 3-0-19-1 Mitchell Marsh 4-0-30-1 David Hussey 2-0-8-0 Match details: Toss: Australia, who chose to bat Result: India won by 8 wickets, series drawn 1-1 Man of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja (India) Umpires: Simon Fry and Bruce Oxenford TV umpire: Paul Reiffel Match referee: Andy Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Sydney, Jan 30 (IANS) Australia coach Mickey Arthur warned that India would come hard against the hosts in the two Twenty20 internationals and the forthcoming tri-series, also involving Sri Lanka, starting this week. Arthur said India will not carry their poor form in Tests in the shorter forms of the game.
Melbourne, Jan 30 (IANS) The 2012 Australian Open witnessed a record attendance: 686,006 fans at the Melbourne Park. The figure smashed the previous record attendance of 653,860 of 2010.
Melbourn, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Australian captain Ricky Pontibg is likley to sue a Indian software for using his face in a mobile phone application without permission.
Melbourne, Jan 24 (IANS) Rafael Nadal set up a semifinal clash against arch-rival Roger Federer at the Australian Open after beating Tomas Berdych in a gruelling men's singles last eight match here Tuesday. Second seed Nadal came from behind to get past the seventh seed from Czech Republic in a 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 battle that lasted four hours and 16 minutes. Third seed Federer advanced to the semifinals defeating Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 and ensured a date with long-time rival Nadal, who beat him here in the final of the 2009 edition.
Adelaide, Jan 19 (IANS) India's out of form middle-order batsman V.V.S.Laxman preferred to hit the nets immediately after landing here Thursday while some of his teammates and their wives went shopping ahead of the fourth and the final Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval starting here Tuesday. The India team landed here early Thursday morning and coach Duncan Fletcher personally organised an indoor nets session for Laxman at the Adelaide Oval. Laxman, who has averaged just 17 in the three Tests so far, has quashed reports in Perth Wednesday of his retirement