Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik Australia maintained their hold on the second Test against New Zealand at the WACA on Saturday, although the Black Caps made the hosts work hard in the final session.
Jesse Hogan and Jon Pierik New Zealand is satisfied about security officers' response to gibes being directed at fast-bowler Tim Southee from some patrons at the WACA Ground on Friday.
Jon Pierik On a day where records were broken, there could be another monumental one on Saturday, as David Warner takes aim at Brian Lara's record for the highest score in Test history.
Jon Pierik While it remains to be seen how the pink ball fares in this month's historic day-night Test against New Zealand in Adelaide, plans are already progressing for a repeat fixture next season.
Jon Pierik Brendon McCullum has had his skills as New Zealand captain questioned after his unorthodox field placings helped free-wheeling David Warner and Australia take control of the second Test in Perth.
Jon Pierik Having won the toss, Australia has again flourished with the bat, this time dominating day one of the second Test against New Zealand in Perth . Here are five things we learnt.
Jon Pierik Fighting to remain alive in the series, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insists the Black Caps have "a lot of steel and a lot of resolve" and has urged his men to show how they good they can be...
Jon Pierik Here's a look at a few of the burning questions heading into the second Test between Australia and New Zealand in Perth.
Jon Pierik The cricketing focus turns to the WACA from Friday - and it's not just on the pitch where eyeballs will be analysing performance.
Jon Pierik Australia have declared New Zealand's batsmen might have to overcome a WACA fear factor as the home side strives for a quick series kill.
Jon Pierik Dousing suggestions this new-look Australian side lacks selling power, Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has declared there is an "air of excitement" around Steve Smith's side as authorities...
Jon Pierik Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum claimed he had no issue with the decision review system despite being a victim of an umpiring "howler" on Monday.
Jon Pierik Australia's unbeaten record at the Gabba since 1988-89 has continued care of a 208-run crunching of New Zealand. Here are 10 things we learnt.
Jon Pierik New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insists the gap between the Black Caps and the Australia is not as great as their heavy loss in Brisbane would suggest, as the tourists prepare to handle an...
Jon Pierik Some would consider a recall to the Test side in the new role as an opening batsman would be one of the toughest challenges in world cricket.
Jon Pierik It's time for the Black Caps to get angry. It's all very well being nice and making a beeline to shake the hand of another Australian century maker as part of their spirit-of-cricket pact, but if it...
Jon Pierik Australia's new opening pair believe there will be more good days to come after they helped their side bat New Zealand out of the first Test at the Gabba.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Michael Clarke will only have a minor role in the Nine commentary box in his first summer since retiring as a player.
Jon Pierik Forget the nervous 90s. Joe Burns discovered the best way to avoid the wobbles by blasting hapless off-spinner Mark Craig for a pair of sixes as the Queenslander became the second Australian to notch...
Australia v New Zealand First Test: Kane Williamson, the Black Caps' batsman who could save the summer
Jon Pierik Sir Richard Hadlee had little hesitation in declaring Kane Williamson could finish as New Zealand's "best-ever batsman" when asked about the talented strokemaker on the eve of the Test series.