India captain MS Dhoni trudges off after being run out by Glenn Maxwell during Australia’s World Cup semi final win over India at the SCG. Photograph: Getty

With blissful ease compared to their cousins across the Tasman Australia cruised into Sunday’s World Cup final in Melbourne.A polished century by the (...)

Shane Watson survived a brutal spell from Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz to help Australia into the World Cup semis. Photograph: Getty

Shane Watson scored a half-century after being dropped on four to guide Australia to an emphatic six-wicket victory over Pakistan in Adelaide on Frida(...)

 Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cu(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh for yet another duck as Australia cruised to victory in their World Cup opener. (Photogaph: REUTERS/Hamish Blair)

England suffered a crushing 111-run defeat to Australia to begin their World Cup campaign in Melbourne.England were made to pay for dropping centurion(...)

A small number of fans wait in hope for the rain to stop and play to begin during the One Day International cricket match between Australia and India in Sydney. Photograph: Craig Golding/Getty Images

India’s hopes of reaching the final of the Tri-Series remain alive after their one-day international against Australia was abandoned after just 16 ove(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan rescued his side’s innings with a century but Australia still cruised to a three wicket victory at the SCG. (Photograph: REUTERS/Steve Christo)

Eoin Morgan’s determined century spared England embarrassment but could not prevent defeat as David Warner eased Australia to a three-wicket victory i(...)

Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century on day three of the fourth Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Virat Kohli became the first man ever to make three Test centuries in his first three innings as captain and Lokesh Rahul made the first of his career(...)

Australia’s captain Steven Smith celebrates reaching his century during the second day’s play in the fourth test against India at the SCG (Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray)

Australia’s domination of India at the SCG reached unprecedented levels before the visitors rallied to be 71-1 at stumps on day two of the fourth Test(...)

A century form captain Steve Smith (right) and a half century from Mitchell Johnson helped Australia to a 97-run lead on day three of the third test against India at The Gabba

Steve Smith hit 133 in his first match as Australia’s Test captain as the hosts took what could prove to be a vital 97-run lead in the first Test agai(...)

England’s Chris Woakes bats during day three of the Fifth Investec Ashes Test match at the Oval. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Australia chiselled out four key England wickets to take control of the fifth and final Ashes test on a slow third day at the Oval on Friday.The hosts(...)