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.

David Warner magic has South Africans feeling more heat

Jesse Hogan Cape Town The world's best team was made to look feeble as David Warner again demonstrated a level of consistency many assumed was beyond him, especially in Tests.

Warner blasts 145 before bowlers take over to put South Africa in peril

David Warner

Jesse Hogan Any discontent about Australia waiting until the second half of day four to declare was promptly hushed by three new-ball wickets.

Cricket

South Africa's Test cricket leadership dilemma

AB de Villiers.

Jesse Hogan Nothing can prepare a cricket team for losing a total of 281 Tests' experience in the space of nine and a half weeks.

Cricket

Dour du Plessis says Proteas can save Test

South Africa's Faf du Plessis.

Jesse Hogan Faf du Plessis believes Australia will be wary of batting on for too long on day four of the third Test before declaring.

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Ball-tampering back in spotlight as Australia's bowlers strike

Chris Rogers of Australia hands the ball to his teammate Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis expresses his surprise at Australia's ability to move a not-so-old ball.

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Harris repays selectors with brace of top-order wickets

Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan The Australian selectors' faith in Ryan Harris for the series-deciding Test was vindicatedin emphatic style as the veteran paceman claimed two crucial scalps in the first session of day three.

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Cricket

Australia takes command of third Test against South Africa

Mitch Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Australia hold a 234-run lead over South Africa at stumps on day three of the Test series decider and are well placed to record their greatest achievement under the captaincy of Michael Clarke.

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Steve Smith cementing his place in Australian side

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith is on track to become a permanent fixture of the Australian team.

Cricket

Battered Michael Clarke patched together by doctors

Australia's captain Michael Clarke gestures after reaching his 100 run mark.

Jesse Hogan Michael Clarke admits he needed a hefty dose of medical treatment to reach his 27th Test century.

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Rain halts Australia's reign in Cape Town

Clarke

Jesse Hogan Unrelenting rain has halted Australia's bid to become the first touring team in five years to score 500 runs in South Africa.

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Cricket

Peter Siddle will bounce back, says Shane Warne

Peter Siddle.

Jesse Hogan Shane Warne has downplayed the implications of Siddle's omission from the third Test.

Cricket

A captain's knock to win over doubters

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan When it comes to Michael Clarke he always seems to need to do more to appease the (diminishing) number of people who merely tolerate him as captain..

Australia captain Clarke praised for surviving brutal pace assault from Morkel

Michael Clarke.

Jesse Hogan Former champion fast-bowler Allan Donald has praised Michael Clarke for his "gutsy performance" to lead Australia to a dominant position after the first day of the series-ending Test against South...

Cricket

A.B. De Villiers has no head for figures

AB de Villiers of South Africa

Jesse Hogan De Villiers is not just modest about his achievements - he is downright dismissive of them.

Cricket

Australia dominate South Africa on day one of final Test, thanks to Warner and Clarke

David Warner

Jesse Hogan David Warner overcame self-inflicted controversy and Michael Clarke gallantly withstood a battering to lead Australia to a mighty day-one performance in the series-ending Test against South Africa.

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AB de Villiers unsure whether he wants the Test captaincy of South Africa

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Jesse Hogan The world's best batsman, A.B. de Villiers, is unsure whether he wants to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain, declaring his bigger priority is to help the Proteas end their trophy...

Cricket

South Africa's A.B. de Villiers the ultimate all-rounder

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 21: AB de Villiers of South Africa leaves the field after getting out to Nathan Lyon of Australia during day two of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George's Cricket Stadium on February 21, 2014 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan A.B.de Villiers excelled at, among other sports, golf, tennis and rugby before deciding to grace cricket with his presence. But the world's No.

Cricket

Australia hopes to reverse series swing

Brad Haddin has his middle stump uprooted by Dale Steyn.

Jesse Hogan, Cape Town A series-deciding match away to the world's best team on a surface expected to help its key batting and bowling nemesis, reverse swing - if Michael Clarke is daunted by such a prospect in Cape Town...

Cricket

Smith lashes 'rent-a-quote' Warner

Fine balance: David Warner will respect the Proteas bowlers, but will still punish anything loose and in his zone.

Jesse Hogan Australian opening batsman David Warner's $2880 fine from the ICC for his ball-tampering claims was complemented by an undisclosed punishment from his teammates.

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Ryan Harris eyes 100th Test wicket

Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan Question had not even been completed when it was met by an interjection from Ryan Harris.