Australia vs New Zealand: Nathan Lyon stars as hosts close out home Test season with series clean sweep over Kiwis
Australia quickly wrapped up victory on the fourth day at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Monday, first dominating with the bat and then simply sweeping away the tourists’ batsmen in a devastating bowling spell in the afternoon
Australia vs New Zealand: Nathan Lyon restricts Black Caps with five-wicket haul, puts Aussies in command on Day 3 of third Test
Lyon was the standout bowler, making the most of the slow and variable bounce in the pitch to return 5-68, his best figures in nine Tests at his home ground and 17th five-wicket haul of his 96-Test career.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights 3rd Test Day 2 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Marnus Labuschagne's double-ton takes hosts to 454
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Australia vs New Zealand: Marnus Labuschagne unbeaten century puts hosts in strong position on opening day of SCG Test
Labuschagne shared a 156-run partnership with Steve Smith, who made 63, to give first day honors to Australia
Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 3rd Test Day 1 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Marnus Labuschagne's ton steer hosts to 283/3 at stumps
Australia reached 283/3 at stumps on Day 1 of third Test against New Zealand with Marnus Labuschagne unbeaten on 130 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Glenn Phillips called in as batting cover for ailing Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls ahead of SCG Test
Kiwi coach Gary Stead stressed Phillips’ inclusion was precautionary and they were still hopeful both sick players would be fit.
Australia vs New Zealand: Hosts 'likely' to field unchanged XI for Sydney Test, tells captain Tim Paine
Big wins in Perth and Melbourne have given Australia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series going into the Sydney Test, which starts on Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Cricketers turn attention to deadly wildfires ahead of third Test in Sydney
Black armbands will be worn from the first day of the Test on Friday as a mark of respect for those who have lost their lives in the tragic fires, while emergency services personnel will be honored during the pre-match ceremony with a minute of applause.
Peter Siddle retires: A workhorse, fighter but above all a player who gave his everything for the team
Siddle will always be remembered as a fighter, someone who kept plugging away and probably didn’t get the accolades in the media like his fellow peers. But if you ask any of the four captains (Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke, Steve Smith or Tim Paine) he played under — who would run through a brick wall for the team? The unanimous choice would be Peter Siddle.
Australia vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson says Kiwis need to be better in all departments after horrendous display in Boxing Day Test
Former players and pundits, including his predecessor as skipper Brendon McCullum, have lined up to criticise Williamson for his captaincy and decision-making.
Australia vs New Zealand: Nathan Lyon's four-for gives hosts 247-run series clinching win over Kiwis in second Test
Tom Blundell shared defiant half-century partnerships with Henry Nicholls (33) and BJ Watling (22) to steady the New Zealand second innings, as he scored 121 off 210 balls, but could not prevent his side's defeat
Australia vs New Zealand: All Blacks star Jordie Barrett ejected from MCG for 'behaviour' issue, claims report
Barrett, among thousands of travelling fans at the MCG for the Black Caps’ first Boxing Day Test at the ground in 32 years, was led out by security staff with another spectator on day three on Saturday
Australia vs New Zealand: Aussie pacer Peter Siddle announces retirement from international cricket after 67 Tests
Siddle announced his international retirement on Sunday, with Australia in a comfortable position on day four of the Boxing Day Test.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 4 at MCG, Full Cricket Score: Hosts take 2-0 series lead with 247-run win
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Australia vs New Zealand: Tim Paine expresses frustration over Decision Review System after controversial dismissal in second Test
Paine said he was angry that the original decision of not out had been overturned after third umpire Aleem Dar ruled following a video review that the ball had struck the pad in line with the stumps.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3 at MCG, Full Cricket Score: Hosts take 456-run lead at stumps
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Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 2 at MCG, Full Cricket Score: Travis Head's ton puts hosts in commanding position
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Australia vs New Zealand: Steve Smith constructs unbeaten fifty to take hosts to 257/4 on opening day of Boxing Day Test
Under some pressure after a modest home summer, Smith thwarted a largely disciplined New Zealand attack to thrill a festive crowd of nearly 80,000 at a venue where he now averages a stratospheric 148.83 from his seven matches.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 1 at MCG, Full Cricket Score: Hosts reach 257/4 at stumps
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Australia vs New Zealand: Pacer Michael Neser likely to make his Test debut as hosts consider five-bowler attack for Boxing Day Test
Queensland quick Michael Neser looks set to make his Test debut against New Zealand with Australia considering an unconventional five-man attack for the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.