# Australia Cricket

Last year
# Rained Off
Late breakthroughs lift English spirits as rain disrupts start of fourth Ashes Test
The tourists fought hard for an even position on a day where the real battle was against the elements.
All time
# The Ashes
Joe Root and Dawid Malan dig deep and flourish as England hit back in Brisbane
After two despairing days at The Gabba, the tourists finally landed some blows of their own to reach 220 for two on the third evening.
# On the brink
England will need another final-day miracle to save the Ashes tomorrow
Australia need just eight wickets to retain the Ashes.
# maturing
Ball-tampering ban helped Australian cricketer 'grow as a human being'
David Warner is currently serving a one-year suspension from international and state cricket.
# Controversy
Australia's captain and vice-captain stand down for third Test amid ball-tampering scandal
There had been calls for captain Steve Smith to be sacked as captain after he admitted being the mastermind of a premeditated plan.
# RIP Phil Hughes
Michael Clarke's century was a perfect tribute to friend and team-mate Phillip Hughes
Captain overcomes injury to post Test century against India.
Australia's Daily Telegraph has retired tomorrow's back page in memory of Phil Hughes
Irish cricket “stunned and saddened” by Hughes’ tragic death.
# aussies rule
Aussies complete Ashes whitewash over sorry England
The tourists suffered their sixth batting collapse of the series.
# Ashes
England cricketers in the clear after late-night session makes headlines
“The Poms can’t handle a sledge but they sure can handle a drink,” said the Sydney Daily Telegraph after Monday’s drinks.
# Standing Ovation
Ponting bows out after 17-year Test career
Legendary Australian cricket Ricky Ponting was dismissed for eight in his final Test innings overnight.
# Cricket
Ireland to host Australia "A" in Ashes warm-up
Ireland have confirmed a four-day match against an Australian A team for next June.
# Rained Off
World T20: Boost for Ireland as Australia beat Windies, rain
Australia’s win sets up a straight shoot-out between Ireland and the West Indies for a place in the Super 8 stages on Monday.
# Howzat?
Australian great Hayden quits cricket
The veteran opener, who scored more than 8,500 Test runs, won’t play in Australia’s Big Bash League this season.
Ireland v Australia, World T20 Cricket
We had over-by-over updates as Ireland opened their World T20 campaign against Australia. It wasn’t the easiest morning…
# World T20
Ireland have the depth to trouble Australia, says Porterfield
Phil Simmons’ side open their World Twenty20 campaign against Australia on Wednesday morning (11am).
# World T20
World T20: No divided loyalties, insists 'gun for hire' McDermott
One of Australia’s all-time bowling greats, Craig McDermott is firmly in the Irish camp ahead of Wednesday’s World T20 showdown between the countries.
# Fired Up
Experienced Ireland hitting their peak, says Wilson
Ireland wicket-keeper Gary Wilson talks to ahead of Saturday’s RSA Challenge against Australia in Belfast
# Danger Men
Beware ‘once-in-a-generation’ Aussie talents, warns Hussey
Pat Cummins and James Pattinson have been tipped as two to watch in Saturday’s RSA challenge between Ireland and Australia.
# Are you ready?
Stormont nears sell-out for Australia visit
Only a “few hundred” tickets remain for Saturday’s ODI between Ireland and Australia in Belfast.
# Howzat?
WATCH: 82-year-old former Australian PM delights cricket crowd - by downing a beer
Meet Bob Hawke, man of the people.
# Early Doors
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning – apart from the price of membership down in your local gym.
# The Ashes
First blood to Aussies in The Ashes
The Pommies take a beating in Brisbane.