Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

Cricket

Nathan Lyon strikes late to give Australia the edge in second Test

Jesse Hogan Nathan Lyon says Australia are proud to have restricted South Africa to 5-214 on an opening day where three of their batsmen reached half-centuries in Port Elizabeth.

Cricket

Dean Elgar spearheads South Africa's second-Test recovery on day one

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan Cakewalk of Centurion is over for Australia's bowlers, with recalled batsman spearheading South Africa's recovery from another poor start.

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Proteas make three changes for second Test and will bat first

South Africa's Quinton de Kock.

Jesse Hogan Quinton de Kock, a 21-year-old wicketkeeper, abruptly given Test debut as South Africa wins toss and elects to bat.

Cricket

Quinton de Kock may debut for South Africa in Second Test against Australia

Jesse Hogan A dashing 21-year-old wicketkeeper rockets into contention to make his Test debut against Australia on Thursday.

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Shane Watson resumes bowling in bid for Third Test berth

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan Shane Watson has begun his bid to be ready for next week's series-ending Test against South Africa in Cape Town by resuming bowling after a three-week hiatus caused by a calf injury.

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Shane Watson must bowl to win back Test place: Michael Clarke

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan The ability of Shane Watson to bowl in Tests has always been a preference for national selectors when picking him. Now, it is a prerequisite.

Cricket

South African skipper Graeme Smith says he's no pitch doctor

Graeme Smith

Jesse Hogan Graeme Smith denies he has dictated the pitch preparation for South Africa's second Test against Australia in Port Elizabeth, despite the curator's comments to Michael Clarke.

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Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

On fire ... a resurgent Mitchell Johnson took 12 South African wickets in the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

Cricket

Unsung Peter Siddle is proving a problem for world cricket's elite batsmen

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Most underrated paceman proving to be a nemesis for some of the world's elite batsmen.

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Wayne Parnell replaces Ryan McLaren for second Test after Mitch Johnson blow

Ryan McLaren is hit by a delivery from Mitchell Johnson on day four of the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Lively left-armer favoured to make his first Test appearance in four years.

Cricket

Australia's batsmen have worked out Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander makes an unsuccessful appeal for lbw against Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan Publicly sledging the world's top-ranked bowler on the eve of an important Test series seems to be a risky tactic.

Cricket

Shane Watson to stay on sidelines for second Test

Shane Watson

Jesse Hogan All-rounder failed to participate fully in squad's training session on Tuesday.

Cricket

Alex Doolan doing just fine despite the nerves

Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan Debutant relieved to have gone within 11 runs of a century at his second opportunity.

Cricket

South Africans just can't handle Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson

Jesse Hogan But for pace alone there was little between Mitchell Johnson and Morne Morkel.

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Phil Hughes continues his first-class cricket limbo

Phillip Hughes takes part in a fielding drill before the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Phillip Hughes' unwanted stint without a first-class match is likely to stretch to three months.

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Cricket

South African captain blames pitch for Mitch Johnson's bowling heroics

Johnson

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke's declaration that Mitchell Johnson is clearly the fastest bowler in the world was correct, but unnecessary.

Cricket

Darren Lehmann delighted as Australia has a field day in first Test

Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan One aspect of Australia's victory that coach Darren Lehmann was particularly happy with was a determined piece of fielding that would ordinarily have gone virtually unnoticed.

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Shane Watson in doubt for Test recall

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan Shane Watson looks unlikely to regain his spot in the Australian team for Thursday's second Test.

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Alex Doolan grabs his debut chance with both hands

Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan Alex Doolan emerges from his first Test for Australia with rave reviews from his captain and coach.

Michael Clarke hails Mitchell Johnson's unbridled hostility

Michael Clarke

Jesse Hogan A beaming Michael Clarke has hailed Mitchell Johnson's 12-wicket haul as key to Australia inflicting a 281-run thrashing on top-ranked South Africa, its first home loss in more than two years.