Australia's young quicks wilted in the oppressive Brisbane heat, another bowler was lost to injury and India's batsmen were well on top at the Gabba fortress. Welcome to the Australian captaincy, Steve Smith.
Ian Chappell believes stand-in Test captain Steve Smith should have the job for keeps, even if Michael Clarke makes a successful recovery from hamstring surgery.
After day one of the Gabba Test the Australian team, ravaged by the Brisbane heat and a number of player injuries, have taken fire both on and off the field with Shane Warne labeling Aussie spearhead Mitchell Starc as "soft".
Pakistan cricket officials disappointed Black Caps ODI went ahead in the wake of the Peshawar school horror.
What does an injured Australian Test captain do while he recovers from surgery? Live tweet on the cricket from bed to his almost 1 million followers. And Michael Clarke's not bad at it, either.
Top seeds Luke Saville and John-Patrick Smith, No. 4 Ben Mitchell and defending champion Jordan Thompson have advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open wildcard playoff, with the coveted main draw entry to January's grand slam to be decided on Sunday.
In 137 years of Test cricket only five pairs of Australian brothers have played together in the same match.
New ACT Brumbies chairman Robert Kennedy wants to invest in local talent, declaring the club will make Canberra players a priority in future recruitment and suggested a cap be put in place for marquee Super Rugby players from interstate.
TVN has brokered an interim agreement to screen NSW and Victorian racing in pubs and clubs throughout Australia after balking at Sky Channel's latest offer for vision rights, which will see the broadcaster cease to show the country's premium thoroughbred meetings from Thursday.
Want a way to make a splash with first two-year-old runner? Spend $600,000 on a well-bred colt, roll it out just in time for a fling at the $2 million Magic Millions on the Gold Coast and hope like hell the horse can stand up to it.