Australian captain Steve Smith plays a stroke on the first day of the third Test against India at the MCG in Melbourne. Photograph:  Australia, 26 December 2014. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP/EPA

Cricket round-up: Young captain Steven Smith compiled a watchful half-century to guide Australia to 259 for five at stumps and leave the third Test ag(...)

Josh Hazelwood’s five wicket haul on debut dragged Australia back into contention on day two of the second test match against India athe Gabba

Josh Hazlewood’s five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into contention in the second Test against India on Thursday but the contest remain(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia  injured his hamstring  during day five of the First Test match between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval. Photograph:  Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Michael Clarke fears his career could be over after he sustained yet another hamstring injury in Australia’s first-Test victory against India on Satu(...)

 Australia’s David Warner celebrates scoring his second century of the first Test against India in Adelaide. Photograph:   Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Red-hot opening batsman David Warner punished a wasteful India with his second century of the first Test in Adelaide as Australia seized control of th(...)

Australia skipper Michael Clarke made a suprise return to the crease on day two of the opening test match against India at Adelaide after suffering a back injury and went on to make 128 as his side dominated the tourists closing the day on 517-7

Injured captain Michael Clarke made a surprise return to the crease and struck an inspiring century to put Australia in command after a rain-interrupt(...)

Australia’s David Warner looks to the sky after reaching his century during day one of the opening test match against India at Adelaide

David Warner scored a brilliant 145 and dedicated it to close friend Phillip Hughes as Australia returned to Test action for the first time since thei(...)

Brian McGee: ’Debris rained down on Bantry.’ Photograph:  Tony McElhinney

“I had no choice but to write the book because Whiddy would never leave me alone. It’s always been with me, but hopefully now with the book I can clos(...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

 David Warner of Australia bats during day four of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George’s Cricket Stadium.  Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

Australia batsman David Warner has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after questioning how South Africa worked on the ball(...)

Australia’s David Warner celebrates his  century during the third day of the first Test against  South Africa in Centurion Park. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

David Warner took over from Mitchell Johnson as South Africa’s tormentor-in-chief as the Australian opener blitzed a quickfire century to exten(...)