Adam Cooper

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South African skipper hails series win

Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith rates his side's breakthrough Test series victory in Australia as his country's finest cricket moment.

Australia names three new faces for SCG

Adam Cooper Australia named three uncapped players in their squad for the third cricket Test against South Africa at the SCG, which starts Saturday.

Injuries sideline Symonds, Lee, Watson

Adam Cooper Australian trio Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee and Shane Watson are all in doubt to make next year's tour of South Africa due to injury.

Steyn rates MCG efforts his greatest

Adam Cooper South African pace ace Dale Steyn capped a brilliant 2008 by producing a performance he says is easily the pinnacle of his Test career.

Duminy rates MCG knock the best

Adam Cooper South African young gun Jean-Paul Duminy rates scoring his maiden Test century at the MCG above hitting the winning runs in the Proteas' epic chase in Perth.

Smith escapes punishment on rules breach

Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith has escaped punishment despite breaching one of Test cricket's laws in taking a contentious catch at the MCG.

Proteas aim to wag tail like Australia

Adam Cooper South Africa will aim to draw inspiration from the frustration they have copped from Australia's tail this series in order to save the second cricket Test .

Smiling Ntini says it's war

Adam Cooper Smiling assassin Makhaya Ntini says it's war between South Africa and Australia after Boxing Day landed him another couple of salvoes.

Proteas' Smith elbows out injury fears

Adam Cooper South African captain Graeme Smith's determination to lead his country to a Test series win over Australia could cost him his place in next year's one-dayers.

Vics spurred on for Twenty20

Adam Cooper Victoria will use the disappointment of losing their place in the inaugural Champions League as a major spur to win a fourth straight domestic Twenty20 title.

Hayden gets backing from Nielsen, Hussey

Adam Cooper Australia insist out-of-sorts opener Matthew Hayden is not ready to retire and wants to take part in their two major tours of 2009.

Smith gets all-clear for Boxing Day Test

Adam Cooper South Africa captain Graeme Smith has been given the all-clear to face Australia in the second Test at the MCG.

Australia unsure on attack for MCG Test

Adam Cooper Australia will consider entering the crucial second cricket Test against South Africa without a specialist spinner, according to coach Tim Nielsen.

Rogers deserves another Test: Shipperd

Adam Cooper Victorian opener Chris Rogers deserves a spot in the Australian side should the selectors drop Matthew Hayden, according to Bushrangers coach Greg Shipperd.

Vics eyeing Sheffield Shield finals spot

Adam Cooper Victoria are eyeing off a place in the Sheffield Shield final after thrashing Western Australia by eight wickets in two-and-a-half days at the MCG.

How Richmond recruited Ben Cousins

Adam Cooper Ben Cousins' hopes of an AFL return flickered back to life the moment young Tasmanian ruckman Bart McCulloch slipped through Richmond's fingers.

AFL keen to boot out rushed behinds

Adam Cooper The AFL have moved to stamp out deliberate rushed behinds, increasingly decried as a blight on the game.

Hislop wants to make amends at Richmond

Adam Cooper Richmond recruit Tom Hislop says enduring a fear of having his AFL career ended was the wake-up call he needed to become a success at a new club.

Women's cricket star gets her call-up

Adam Cooper Meg Lanning has been defying cricket convention for much of her life.

AFL lifts sanctions threat on Eagles

Adam Cooper The AFL has removed the threat of stripping West Coast of premiership points and draft picks after the club's moves to improve off-field behaviour.