Malcolm Knox 7:45 PM The Bradman-like numbers of Steve Smith's 2014 suggest a certain ruthlessness, and the office of Australian captain asks for dignity. But the sense of fun he has brought to his dismantling of India is that of the child let loose while the parents are away.
Rob Forsaith 3:51 PM CRICKET Mitch Marsh's hopes of playing the fourth Test against India have suffered a setback, with the all-rounder sent for another scan on his injured leg.
Daniel Gilhooly 1:04 AM Sri Lanka knuckled down and threatened to dig their way out of a giant hole on a fluctuating second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Christchurch.
Latest cricket news
Chris Barrett 10:37 AM The standoff between cricket authorities, police and a British "pitchsider" continues, with the 30-year-old man arrested at Sunday night's Big Bash League derby in Sydney after being ejected from two other games in the city in the previous week.
Andrew Wu 10:57 PM India admit they have run out of ideas to dismiss Steve Smith after the stand-in captain tore them apart for a third successive Test on Saturday.
Daniel Lane, Andrew Wu 8:23 PM Last year Joe Burns shared a wonderful anecdote about his great-uncle Harold, who represented Queensland as a wicketkeeper in cricket and on the rugby league field in the 1930s, and among his most enduring achievements was he caught Don Bradman out.
6:52 PM A bumper crowd is expected for the Sydney derby as the Thunder battle the Sixers at the ANZ Stadium.
Jesse Hogan 6:00 PM Rob Quiney is not one for sugarcoating. He knows the only reason he is getting a game for Melbourne Stars on Sunday night in Brisbane is because Kevin Pietersen is having a white Christmas back in England.
Daniel Lane 6:00 PM Glenn McGrath, who holds the world record for most Test wickets by a fast bowler, said it was time Brett Lee was acknowledged as the benchmark for pace bowling as he strove to hit the 150km/h mark for the 21st consecutive season - and suggested he could probably still fire his trademark lightning bolts at 40 if he could maintain the rage.
Daniel Gilhooly New Zealand hope another of their prolific performers from 2014 can step up, this time with the ball on day two of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka in Christchurch.
Colin Bryden Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished the West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Greg Baum In the first over of the Boxing Day Test, Chris Rogers was struck an eye-watering blow. In the second over, so was Australia as David Warner was snapped up slips for a duck. Twenty minutes passed until Australia scored a run off the bat, 40 until they hit a four.
Rob Forsaith The debutant admitted to pre-match nerves, but delivered a classy performance on one of Australian sport’s grandest stages. It wasn’t Joe Burns batting at No.6, rather hamstrung captain Michael Clarke, who the Nine Network engaged to call the third Test at the MCG.
Brad Elborough A Michael Klinger century put the Perth Scorchers T20 Big Bash title defence back on track at the WACA Ground on Friday.
Malcolm Knox So at 3.40pm on a teasing Melbourne day, hot in the sunshine but chilly in the shade, the moment arrived for Australian Test cricketer number 441, Joseph Anthony Burns.