Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu writes on cricket and AFL for The Sydney Morning Herald

Illegal bookmaker's contacts ejected from Australia-Pakistan Test

Andrew Wu Two men were ejected from the second Test between Australia and Pakistan for feeding information over mobile phones to illegal bookmakers based on the subcontinent.

Brad Haddin cleared of a shoulder fracture

On the recovery table: Brad Haddin.

Andrew Wu Brad Haddin is in doubt for Australia's one-day international series against South Africa despite being cleared of a shoulder fracture.

Pakistan loss as bad as India, says Michael Clarke

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 01:  Michael Clarke of Australia cools off during the lunch break during Day Two of the Second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke admitted Australia have not learned the lessons from their failure in India.

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Australia thrashed by Pakistan to lose series 2-0

Off you go: Pakistan celebrate the dismissal of Brad Haddin on day five in Abu Dhabi.

Andrew Wu Australia's nightmare tour of United Arab Emirates is over after Pakistan completed a two-nil series sweep with a 356-run victory in the second Test on Monday.

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Bangladesh confident spinners can claim Australian Test scalp

Troubled: Steve Smith heads to the shed for lunch on day five.

Andrew Wu Australia's travails against spin in the Middle East have given Test minnow Bangladesh confidence it can claim a major scalp when the two sides clash next year.

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Michael Clarke in worst form slump since 2005

Michael Clarke.

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has led from the front in each of the three series defeats he has presided over - until now.

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Misbah-ul-Haq's equal-fastest century humiliates Australia in second Test

Misbah-ul Haq of Pakistan.

Andrew Wu Australia is on the verge of one of its heaviest ever defeats against Pakistan as records tumbled on another day of humiliation for the visitors.

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Changes afoot as Australia limp to series defeat against Pakistan

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hits a boundary en route to the fastest Test half-century in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Andrew Wu Australia is set to field a markedly different side for its next Test series against India to the team which has struggled against Pakistan in the Middle East.

Mitchell Marsh firming as heir apparent to Shane Watson

Mitchell Marsh top scored for Australia.

Andrew Wu Mitchell Marsh reaffirmed his standing as the heir apparent to Shane Watson but Australia's vulnerability against spin bowling in foreign conditions was again cruelly exploited on Saturday.

Heavy defeat looms as Australia's batsmen crumble in the heat

Australian bowler Mitchell Marsh reacts as Pakistani batsman Younis Khan runs between wickets during the second day of the second test cricket match between Pakistan and Australia at Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu  Dhabi  on October 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MARWAN NAAMANI

Andrew Wu When Australia last lost a series to Pakistan, Paul Keating was Prime Minister, Mark Taylor was in his first series as Test captain and Jeune won the Melbourne Cup.

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Selfless Brad Haddin refuses scans in desperate attempt to save second Test

Brad Haddin is tended to by team doctor Peter Brukner on day two of the second Test.

Andrew Wu Brad Haddin put the interests of his team before himself by wicket-keeping for more than two hours with a shoulder injury which has cast doubt over his availability for the start of the Australian...

Brad Haddin injured as Pakistan put Australia to the sword in second Test

Injured: Brad Haddin receives attention during the first session before leaving the field.

Andrew Wu Australia's wretched Middle East campaign lurched further into the mire on Friday after Brad Haddin hurt his shoulder during Pakistan's continued onslaught in the second Test.

Brad Haddin injury more bad news as Australia endure a second horror day

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 31:  Brad Haddin of Australia shows discomfort after he retured to the ground after the lunch break, still nursing his shoulder injury after landing heavily while wicketkeeping during Day Two of the Second Test between Pakistan and Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium at Sheikh Zayed stadium on October 31, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu Australia are fighting to avoid another Test whitewash in Asia, their campaign in the Middle East in tatters.

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Michael Clarke admits he is running out of ideas

Michael Clarke

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke says he tried just about everything to dismiss Pakistan's batsmen by the end of day one. The bad news is he still has to find a way to take another eight first-innings wickets.

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Australia left staring at another big run chase against Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi

Mitchell Johnson.

Andrew Wu It now seems an eternity ago that Australia had Pakistan teetering at 2-7 on the first morning of the series.

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Australian captain Michael Clarke vows to keep attacking against Pakistan in second Test

Michael Clarke:

Andrew Wu Michael Clarke has vowed he will be even more attacking with his captaincy in the second Test despite a call from an Australian great to adopt a more conservative approach.

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Pakistan spinners Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah prepare to turn screws on Australia


Andrew Wu It has not been an easy road to the top for Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah, the Pakistan spin duo threatening to consign Australia to another Test whitewash in Asia.

Ian Chappell says there is no quick fix for Australia's spin woes

Former Test captain Ian Chappell.

Andrew Wu Ian Chappell says there is no overnight solution to Australia's batting woes against spin, casting doubt on whether the visitors can reverse their flagging fortunes in time to avoid a series defeat...

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ICC had reached 'straw that broke camel's back' with chucking

Tougher line: ICC chief Dave Richardson.

Andrew Wu International Cricket Council chief Dave Richardson says the game had reached the "straw that broke the camel's back" with suspect bowling actions, forcing the governing body to launch its...

Dean Jones says Australia's batsmen need to take off pads to conquer spin


Andrew Wu Dean Jones is calling for a radical shift in the way Australian batsman face spin in the wake of yet another humiliating Test defeat in Asia.

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